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Industry News Bits MON 2-12-24

Fundraisers this week .. WayFM .. 

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AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid FALL 23

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

The Holiday 23 Nielsen PPM release is complete. January PPM due 2/20.


KHCB/Houston has named its new President – full story HERE.


WAKW/Cincinnati (Star 93.3) PD Skip Mahaffey adds a daily air shift to his duties. Skip will host M-F 9-11am on the air on WAKW and sister station WAWZ/NY NJ (Star 99.1)

Skip joined Pillar Media in Oct last year as the new Director of Programming Operations, replacing Jeff Evans who is now WayFM PD. Previously Skip host mornings at K-LOVE for 7 years.

 


Killer Bee Marketing has a launched a new podcast Mindful Bytes. Maggi Thorne will join Killer Bee President Brian Curee as a Co-Host every quarter to add that extra punch of tech-savvy and innovation. “Mindful Bytes” is a podcast dedicated to the thoughtful exploration of digital resources, tech, and platforms that shape our connections with people worldwide. Created for business leaders, organizations, educators, digital marketers, and social media managers, this podcast is your gateway to using digital tools more purposefully and effectively.

Curee says, “We’re already creating some buzz by dropping Digital Buzz sample segments, recorded live during meetups on our Discord server, giving listeners a taste of what’s to come before we officially launch the first week of April. Go ahead, search “Mindful Bytes” on your favorite podcast provider to check it out. Stay tuned for engaging conversations, transformative insights, and that special Tech Warrior energy from Maggi coming in April!  I’m excited to explore the digital landscape together, making every click, post, and tech interaction more impactful! Catch the buzz and join us on this exciting journey and let’s make our digital connections more thoughtful and purposeful.”


The podcast “GPS: God. People. Stories.” from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) is set to be honored with the “Best Original Podcast” award at the 2024 National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention in Nashville. Since its launch in 2015, the podcast has garnered over 500,000 downloads, and in 2024 alone, it has reached 116,622 downloads.

“We are grateful for the more than 280 people who have shared their powerful stories on GPS: God. People. Stories.,” said Jim Kirkland, executive director of audio ministries at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “All credit goes to our faithful Lord who has worked so dynamically in and through these people to encourage and reach thousands with the Good News of the Gospel.”


Former KCBI/Dallas PD Joel Burke has joined Southwest Media as Market Manager overseeing day-to-day operations of the company’s signals in the Texas markets of Pampa, Borger, and Dumas.


NEW JOB ALERT– Pillar Media is looking for a strategic thinking, digital savvy, highly motivated sales professional Marketing Specialist. If interested go HERE.


The 2024 NRB International Christian Media Convention kicks off in just 2 weeks Feb 20-23 in Nashville.  There’s more than a wealth of learning and relationship-building opportunities—including 100+ speakers, 200+ vendor exhibitions, and numerous networking forums.

Before and during the NRB Convention, there will also be special events, receptions, and conferences hosted and coordinated by friends and partners of NRB.

Find out more about events HERE


FLASHBACK – Feb 11, 2022 – After 21 years at WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) midday personality Parks Stamper announced today she is hanging up her headphones and moving into a new season of her life.

Stamper said, “When my husband, Greg, and I prayed about accepting the position at The Fish, God made it clear that it was for a season. I had no idea that the season would last 21 years! I am so thankful to the listeners, coworkers, and sponsors for inviting me into their work and homes to see Jesus Christ transforming and literally saving lives.”


Milestones:
2/11
Margie Shafer
celebrates 28 years at KVNE/Tyler
Chuck Finney
15 years at Finney Media
Patrick Green
10 years at KJIL/Meade, KS
Steve Marston
10 years at KKSP/Little Rock

2/12
Cindy Rojas 16 years at Moody Radio
CJ Lusk
3 years at Air1
Larry Usner
20 years at Radio Forecast Network
Josh Svendsen
11 years at KKJM/St Cloud
Michael Tedesco 1 year at Hope Media Group
Stacie Vining 16 years at Vining Media Relations

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