Industry News

Industry News Bits MON 5-1-23

Fundraisers this week .. WLGT/Washington, NC .. WRNP/Ft Wayne .. WBNH/Pekin, IL .. The Family/Appleton .. KWPZ/Seattle

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – MAR 23

KXOJ/Tulsa – 6.6
KCRO/Omaha – 0.3
KGOR HD3/Omaha – 0.2

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Fundraising Updates:

-WWIL/Wilmington (Life 90.5) is celebrating a massive victory in their Spring Fundraiser, raising more than 130% of their goal.

“With so many of our families dealing with higher food and fuel prices, it was hard to anticipate what to expect for our Life 90.5 spring fundraiser,” said Matt Wall President and CEO of Life 90.5.  “Listeners were more joyful than ever to give generously.  We finished close to an ALL TIME record-breaking fundraiser!  I’m thankful for this team and the expertise of the Vidare Creative team providing great training and strategic direction.”

-KCBI/Dallas fundraiser ended Friday at 105%

-KVNE/Tyler reached its goal in its Spring “Praise Share” last week

-KCMH/Mountain Home, AR reached 30k of it’s 40k needed. Chuck Knapp tells HisAir the station will raise ab additional 30k in the Fall.

Congratulations to KXOJ/Tulsa scoring a #1 Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – MAR 23 today with a 6.6 overall.

KXOJ PD Bob Thornton tells HisAir, “We’re excited and humbled at what’s happening in Tulsa. God is clearly up to something and we’re thankful to be a part of it.”

KXOJ was #1 in all Women demos and #1 Adults 18-49.

WCSG/Grand Rapids is #1 again in the quarterly ratings (Jan Feb March) released last week. WCSG now at a 9.5 share for persons 12+, Mon-Fri, 6a-12M.. Their next closest competitor is a Country station that has a 8.4 share. WCSG is also #1 Women 12+, Women 35-44 and Women 25-54.

WCSG Consultant Brian Wright told HisAir today, “The team at WCSG works tirelessly to connect with its audience, providing them hope and friendship by showcasing their listeners themselves!

Shine.FM/Chicago welcomed WSHW/Frankfort IN (99.7) in North Central Indiana this morning at 5am CT. Shine.FM will reach new listeners in Indiana cities including Lafayette, Kokomo, Frankfort, Logansport, Peru, Marion and more!

Watch to WHSW transition HERE.

The Sound of Life Radio Network/Lake Katrine, NY welcomes Jack Robertson as its new Mid-day Cafe host starting today. Jack who continues as Station Manager at WSMP-LP/Magee, MS will VT 10a-3p weekdays. 

Jack’s on air experience includes WAY-FM, KCVO/Camdenton (Spirit FM), Bott Radio Network, KBMQ/Monroe (88.7 The Cross) and others.

KAXL/Bakersfield (88.3 Life FM) Afternoon Joy Ride show hosts Matt Pelishek and Aaron Perlman have been voted by the community to be the best radio personalities for the fifth year in a row. In fact, Kern County residents have voted for them every year since the category first opened. The Afternoon Joy Ride can be heard from 2:00 – 7:00pm weekdays on 88.3 Life FM.

“This is always so humbling” says host and program director Matt Pelishek. When asked about 5 years winning, Pelishek says “We are not the biggest station, and we don’t have the highest ratings. We just strive to be ourselves on air, flaws, and all, and I think people connect to that. Our goal has never been ratings, it’s been authentic connections, and sharing hope.”

“Humbled is an understatement” says co-host Aaron Perlman, “you will never find a more genuine and generous listening audience.”

Gospel music icons Bill and Gloria Gaither are back with two new Homecoming Series recordings, Power In The Blood and Hallelujah Homecoming (Gaither Music Group), out now. The Gaithers and their Homecoming Friends gathered in Tulsa, OK, at the Mabee Center, for a weekend of sweet fellowship, inspiring messages and LIVE performances resulting in the creation of these two new audio and DVD recordings.

“We had a wonderful time at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, OK, recording new videos,” stated the event’s founder and three-time Gospel Music Association Hall of Famer Bill Gaither, who was honored by the Mabee Center during the weekend’s events for holding the record for the most performances of all time at the arena with a total of 40. “It is always a joy to fellowship with so many lifelong friends. We revisited some Gospel classics and were honored to have veteran artists on stage who have been recording with us for many decades. In addition, we enjoyed performances from some newer faces to the Homecoming stage, and it is thrilling to see these what these young folks are doing. The spirit in the room was a special one, and we think you are going to enjoy getting to experience all of this right where you are.”

Melissa Montana 34 years at WLAB/Ft Wayne 
Randy Rich 13 years at EMF
Paul Ladd 18 years at World Christian Broadcasting
David Dein 2 years at KNWS/Waterloo

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