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Industry News Bits MON 4-1-24

Fundraisers this week .. KNWC/Sioux Falls .. KCVO/Camdenton .. WAYR/Jacksonville .. KJRN/Keene, TX .. KWFC/Springfield ..WYGS/WKJD/Columbus, IN .. Family Life Radio/Tucson .. The Sound of Life Radio Network/Lake Katrine, NY ..

Let us know when your Station Fundraiser takes place… news@hisair.net

Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company.

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – FEB
KGBI/Omaha – 2.8

KXOJ/Tulsa – 4.7

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

Feb 2024 PPM numbers have all been released. March PPM release starts 4/15.

River Radio Ministries (WCVO/Columbus (104.9 the River) new station WQKT/Wooster, OH (104.5 FM) will make the switch to CCM May 1st. WQKT will simulcast programming from WCVO. The daily Farm Hour will remain at its regular 5am time slot.

President and CEO Bill Montgomery says, “The WQKT format is changing, but the heart for serving the community will not! We’re excited to continue serving our local farmers and the agriculture community with the important information that drives the ag economy.”

In November 2023 River Radio Ministries entered into an agreement to purchase WQKT-FM and WKVX (960 AM) from WWST Corporation, owned by parent company Dix 1898, Inc.

Montgomery added, “We are excited to serve Wooster and the surrounding community the way we have served central Ohio for the last 50 years! We desire to continue building on a community focused foundation that the listeners and advertisers can embrace.”

Rick McConnell with Monumental Studios Denver announces the launch of a new monthly service free for stations called the monthly Super Spot.

“The Monthly Super Spot is designed to be the most powerful feature that runs on a Christian Radio station. We customize it to each station that requests it and makes it free to all stations,” McConnell says.

“We’ve done this for years for the stations that run our Airshow Imaging packages. This opens it up for all other stations. And we customize it for stations that request it, if they are not in a market that already airs our features. “

Most recently the Super Spots included a spot that ran before the Super Bowl that had a tie in with the Super Bowl and families (without mentioning the word “Super Bowl” of course. In October, Monumental Studios sent out the spots (now known as the Super Spot) to stations that addressed the Israeli invasion by Hamas.

The Superspots are customized for each station that requests it. Demo can be heard HERE.

WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) celebrated the Resurrection of Christ at this year’s Easter Sunrise Service at SeaWorld, this past Sunday. Thousands enjoyed the free service at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bayside Stadium. 

BEC Artist Tasha Layton lead in worship and Artist KB delivered a powerful message. 

HisAir NEW JOB ALERT – Family Life Radio based in Tucson is looking for someone to oversee programming, music, and announcers’ performance. Possibly host a network on-air personality driven show.

Go HERE to see the listing.

KFSW/Ft Smith, AR (1650) is being sold by Darren Girdner’s G2 Media Group

On Earth Media, represented by David Kaufmann and Andrew Frecka, has submitted a deal worth $800,001 to acquire religious station KELP/El Paso (1590) from McClatchey Broadcasting. The includes El Paso licensed translator K240ER at 95.9 FM. Additionally, On Earth Media will obtain sister station KELP-FM in Mesquite, NM (89.3).

First Dallas Media has completed a $27,500 acquisition of KTFB/Riesel, TX (90.3) from East Texas Community Broadcasting. KTFB also holds a construction permit for a Class C2 FM. First Dallas Media owns KCBI/Dallas.

Holy Family Communications has concluded a $1,000 deal to purchase WNEB/Worcester, MA (1230) and WESO/Southbridge, MA (970) from Emmanuel Communications.

HAHA – POSTED In The Men Of Radio Facebook group – Ted Semper, founder and president of HisAir has officially sold the publication to EMF (Klove and AIR1) effective today. The amount of the purchase is not available to share but at press time, Ted was quoted as saying, “I’m not able to give financial details on the purchase of HisAir, however, you’ll be able to reach me on my private island in the Caribbean.” Sources close to Ted and insider information from within KLOVE known as Scott Smith are quoted as, “Ted has purchased Haiti and will do a renovation of the island with his wonderful wife Hazel.” It’s unknown exactly why Ted decided to sell HisAir to EMF but many close to his family think it was strictly for the money. Rumors have it that the Men of Radio Winter Retreat will be moving from McCall Idaho to Haiti for the next event according to Bill Scott, founder of Men of Radio.

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – April 1 2019 – At KCBI/Dallas effective  Monday April 8 midday personality Lauree Austin will move to afternoons from 3p-7p. KCBI PD Joel Burke says, “In 18 months Lauree has connected with our listeners in an authentic and powerful way both on-air and through social media!  I’m confident that will continue to happen in the months to come!  Now, the search is on for a new full-time personality for mid-days!”

Jay Turner 3 years at WRBS/Baltimore
Doug Hamilton 11 years at WRGN/Sweet Valley, PA
KKSP/Little Rock celebrates 9 years

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