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Industry News Bits MON 4-29-24

Fundraisers this week .. Vision Christian Radio/Queensland .. The Family/Appleton .. 

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 MARCH
WEEC/Dayton – 1.6
WCSG/Grand Rapids – 8.8
WJQK/Grand Rapids – 2.7

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings. APRIL PPM arrives 5/13.

Congrats to WCSG/Grand Rapids for scoring another #1 in the Nielsen ratings.

KAXL/Bakersfield (88.3 Life FM) has been voted as the best media outlet in Kern County, CA. It was the first year for this category which included all TV and radio stations. This marks the 6th year in a row Life FM has been voted by the community for a ‘best of’ award, following 5 years of the popular afternoon show, the ‘Afternoon Joy Ride’ being voted as Best Radio Personalities. They won this category for the entire time that it was available.

“We have a small staff, but we work really hard,” says Matt Pelishek, Program Director. “Our goal has never been to receive an award, it’s been to pour hope into the community. There is so much worry and division and loneliness all around us, so our goal is to directly connect with the community as much as possible to bring hope to those places.”

Pelishek added, “It was an honor to even be nominated alongside the biggest media outlets in our community who are also doing incredible work. We are SO thankful to all our listeners and the community for being willing to vote for us. We don’t see our listeners as an audience, but as part of the family.”

Jeremy Cho has transitioned to the new role of Digital Media Asset Coordinator (DMAC) at EMF. His new responsibilities include mastering the creation of folder structures, naming conventions, establishing workflows, and organizing video and audio footage.

Jeremy joined EMF in 2014 as Motion Designer. Get to know more about Jeremy in an exclusive HisAir interview HERE.

Tonight the ABC TV show American Idol will be airing a live tribute to Mandisa, The show airs at 8pm EST/5pm PST and will feature past American Idol finalists Colton Dixon, Danny Gokey and Melinda Doolittle who will perform “Shackles (Praise You),” a song Mandisa performed as a contestant on the show’s 5th season and recorded on her debut album, True Beauty, in 2007.

WFFH/Nashville (94 FM The Fish) afternoon host Doug Griffin will be saying goodbye on the air tomorrow.  Doug along with PD co-host Jayme Summers, will say their final words on the last show from 3-7pm. Due to security concerns, the station will not be open to the public, but will be set up in the outside plaza with Fish shirts, Books, Chick Fil A, and more while they last.

Doug who has been with WFFH during it’s entire existence says, “We will all be there and give listeners an opportunity to perhaps say a few words, we’ll thank previous advertisers, and hear from the community. I am looking forward to a celebration and honoring and thanking God for all that he has done in the 21 1/2 years we have been on the air.”

After tomorrow Doug can be reached at Doug@DJDougGriffin.com.

WFFH PD afternoon co-hostJayme Summers tells HisAir she will remain with Salem, and continue to work with The Today’s Christian Music network and Today’s Worship Music network after the station transitions to EMF ownership.

Last month Salem agreed to sell WFFH to EMF along with Nashville area stations WBOZ/Woodbury, TN (104.9) and WFFI/Kingston Springs, TN (93.7). On May 1 WFFH (94.1 & 93.7) will become Air1 & 104.9 will switch to K-LOVE.  The sale also incudes KAIM/Honolulu (95.5 The Fish).  The deal is expected to close by June this year.

As of May 1st, 2024 the Fish will continue online kicking off with 40 days and 40 nights commercial free with the same music and many of the same personalities at TheFish.com.

Unsung Hero took the second spot at the box office this past weekend.

Unsung Hero grossed over $7.7 million on its opening weekend at the theatres. The movie beat out Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. A movie featuring Zendaya called Challengers took the number one spot.

The #1 Southern Gospel song this week is “Heaven is Happening” by The Guardians on Daywind. Check the entire Power 50 Chart HERE.

Daywind Radio sow prep reports Ernie Haase & Signature Sound that long time bass vocalist Paul Harkey will be departing the group at the end of May. Christopher Taylor has been named as the replacement.

The GMA Professional Member Submission Round for the 55th Annual GMA Dove Awards will CLOSE TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 30th at 8:00pm CT. All submissions must be received by that time.

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – April 28, 2022 – Educational Media Foundation (EMF) announces the promotion of Ed Lenane to vice president of programming operations, effective immediately. Having served EMF in multiple roles throughout the past 25 years, Ed now oversees the news, regional public affairs, audio production, board operations and traffic teams for the K-LOVE and Air1 radio networks, reaching 18 million listeners weekly.

Paul Ladd 19 years at World Christian Broadcasting

Rob Carolan 23 years at Hometown Forecast Services
Susan O’Donnell 1 year at KJIC/Houston

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