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Industry News Bits Mon 4-18-22

March Nielsen PPM numbers are due starting tomorrow and thru the remainder of this week. All results of subscribing stations will be posted daily. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir.

CRISTA Media announced appointments for three different current leaders at KCMS/Seattle (SPIRIT 105.3), KCIS/Seattle (AM 630) and KWPZ/Bellingham (PRAISE 106.5). today. Full Story HERE.

KBMQ/Monroe (88.7 The Cross) has hired WFHM/Cleveland (95.5 The Fish) morning show producer/programming assistant Phil Hannon to be its new Operations Director. Phil has been with WFHM for almost 10 years at will start at KBMQ April 28th. 

Nielsen announces the rollout of the new PPM Wearable starting with the May 2022 monthly reporting period. This measurement milestone is the culmination of years of research and development and rigorous testing.

The PPM Wearable is designed to improve the panelist experience, drive broader adoption among existing and new panelists, increase engagement in demographics with lower compliance and enable more precise passive measurement.

KeepTheFaith, America’s #1 syndicated music show hosted by Keith Stevens and Donna Cruz, presented Easter Across America over the past two weeks featuring some of the biggest names in CCM radio as co-hosts, including:

Palm Sunday (4/10)
1 – Bret & Hannah (KBIQ/Colorado Springs)
2-  Paco & Sabrina (KAIM/Hawaii)
3 – Tommy & Brooke (WJQK/Grand Rapids)
4-  Len & Sara (WFHM/Cleveland)
5 – Melissa Montana (WLAB/Ft Wayne)
6 – Amanda Carroll (KKFS/Sacramento)

Easter Sunday (4/17)
1 – Frank Reed (KLTY/Dallas)  –
2-  Kevin & Taylor (WFSH/Atlanta)
3 – Scott & Sam (KFSH/Los Angeles)
4-  Steve & Erica (KCMS/Seattle)
5 – Chris & Crystal (KFIS/Portland)
6 – Doug Griffin (WFFH/Nashville)

KeepTheFaith is now heard on nearly 300 stations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. The show occupies 150,000 hours a year of airtime on CCM stations with a monthly cume of nearly 7 million listeners.

Pictured: KeepTheFaith Radio co-founder and CEO, David Sams (left), and KLTY’s Frank Reed during a recent production session for KeepTheFaith’s Easter Across America special.

Former EMF CEO Mike Novak is back on the radio. Mike is hosting the weekdays 9a-noon shift on mainstream oldies KYNO/Fresno (940 AM) starting today. Mike worked many markets prior tp joining KLOVE in 1998 including San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Novak was as an on-air personality, Program Director, Senior Vice President, and ultimately became President and CEO of K-LOVE and Air1 networks in 2007. He left EMF in 2019. Check out one of his last interview before retiring from EMF HERE.

The Gospel Industry Network (G.I.N.) will hold its first annual Gospel Industry Network Conference in Miami July 17th – July 21st, 2022.

FREE time has been included into the daily agenda, providing everyone opportunity to view the sites and enjoy the beaches. It includes daily seminars and panel discussions with over 35 renowned speakers, artist showcases, and a list of exciting activities to pick from.

Attendees will be able to immerse themselves in the ins and outs of the industry alongside some of the biggest names in music at this first conference. The panelists and artists who will be participating will be announced soon.

Prayer List:
Al Ross

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