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Industry News Bits MON 4-24-23

Fundraisers this week .. Faith Radio Network/Minneapolis .. WBGL/Champaign .. KGBI/Omaha .. WPHN/Gaylord .. 


All numbers from the MARCH 2023 Nielsen PPM report have been posted on HisAir. Check the latest from all subscribing stations HERE.

April PPM due May 15th. Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir are sponsored by Dunham+Company.


WJTL/Lancaster, PA Music Director Nik Curtis Beal tells HisAir she will be leaving the station at the end of May. 

Nik hasn’t revealed her future in this new season yet. 

Nik will assist in the new Music Director change over through May 31st.

 

 


The Hibbard Group announce the hiring of broadcasting veteran Mark Daniels. Mark will serve as Director of Client Services. Daniels’ on-air career began in 1980 in his hometown of York, PA. In 1994, he joined WFIL/Philadelphia as Program Director and host of The Mark Daniels Show on both radio and television. His Christian broadcast experience also included morning personality for Family Radio from 2018-2020, Broadcast and Digital Media Director at the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

Jack Hibbard, President of The Hibbard Group said, “I could not be more pleased about Mark joining the staff at The Hibbard Group. His heart for ministry, proven track record, and experience in media will prove to be a tremendous asset in serving our clients and helping to grow our company.” Mark has served as the host of The Bible Study Hour with James Boice and other programs for over 20 years. He’s been married to Susan for more than 30 years, has two adult children and as Mark says, “one spoiled grandchild.” 


On Tuesday (4/25) Salem Radio Network and Salem News Channel host Mike Gallagher (pictured) will anchor a special broadcast of The Mike Gallagher Show from London focusing on the sudden departure of top-rated FOX News Channel host Tucker Carlson…as well as CNN firing controversial host Don Lemon.

Gallagher was on a week-long vacation in Great Britain when Breaking News of the FOX/Tucker Carlson split made global headlines; Mike’s team immediately booked him into TV studios in Central London where he will originate Tuesday’s national talk show for MIKE GALLAGHER Show radio affiliates…which will also be simulcast on the Salem News Channel (www.SalemNewsChannel.com) OTT network.

“Mike Gallagher’s programming instincts are second to none,” stated Tom Tradup, VP/News & Talk Programming for SRN. “Despite being on vacation overseas, he recognized the importance of the Tucker Carlson departure and insisted on parachuting back into his talk show to give listeners the chance to sound off of what likely will be one of the biggest political stories on 2023.”

The Mike Gallagher Show is heard from 9AM to 12 Noon Eastern time on leading radio stations coast to coast, and is also broadcast live on the Salem News Channel daily.

 


NEW JOB Alert: KLJY/St Louis (JOY FM) & KXBS/St Louis (BOOST Radio) Production Director Jake Moore has prayerfully discerned to relocate to Chicago to be closer to his family. He joined the stations in Aug 2021. 

PD Mike Couchman needs a replacement for Jake. Check out the listing HERE


Sean Vaughn has joined Moody Radio/Chicago as Technical Support Engineer. 

Most recently Sean was Chief Engineer at Cox Media Group in Houston and previously served 10 years as PD/mornings at KJIC/Houston, the station his parents founded. 


Hosts of the syndicated program “Gospel Doings” Bruce (74) and Connie Cutler (72) received honors recently from Music City Christian Fellowship and The United States Association of Gospel Entertainers for their work with the show. Both organizations are dedicated to promoting the gospel of Jesus Christ through music. The Cutlers have been doing the radio show since July 5, 1992.

Both Bruce and Connie are legally blind. Connie has been so since birth. Bruce has some sight, but it has been diminishing over many years.

In the past “Gospel Doings” was nominated from more than 1,500 stations worldwide for “Radio Show of the Year” from 1999 to 2006, winning in 2000 and ’01. The show won the Dave Hall award for “Excellence in Radio & Recording” in 2003 and ’04. Both awards came from the Country Gospel Music Guild.


WKJA/Barberton, OH (Heartfelt Radio) Listener Engagement Specialist Chad Spurlock has left the station.


Remembering The LifeFM Network founder Bob McClure who would have been 97 today. McClure founded the Dove Award-winning listener-supported radio ministry The LifeFM Network Foundation which includes 28 radio stations (and counting) from Illinois to Florida. He passed in Nov 2021. HisAir celebrates Bob and his legacy through The LifeFM. 

 


Milestones:
Rodney Miller 12 years at KKLA/Los Angeles


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