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Industry News Bits Mon 5-16-22

Nielsen April PPM numbers release starting TODAY. Day 1 results include Dallas, Atlanta, Houston and more. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir.

KCVO/Camdenton (Spirit FM) Pres/GM Jim McDermott tells HisAir their Spring Boost fundraiser last week (5/12) raised over $50,000 in less that 12 hours. The funds are for building two new stations here in Missouri.

Tim Hartlage (Photo: Business Wire)Salem Media announced today that Tim Hartlage will be rejoining Salem as General Sales Manager for Salem’s Nashville Cluster of Radio Stations, WFFH (94 The Fish FM), and local digital ad-agency, Salem Surround.

From 2005 to 2015 Tim served as General Sales Manager and ultimately as General Manager of Salem’s Louisville radio stations.

Tim stated, “Leaving Salem in 2015 to plant a much-needed church and ministry in Louisville’s southwest area, my old neighborhood with my wife Jennifer, was one of the toughest decisions we had ever made. Returning to Salem and joining the Nashville team as General Sales Manager was one of the easiest. Salem Nashville is in an incredibly vibrant market with a great reputation. It’s great to be a part of the Salem Family again. It feels like a homecoming.”

Salem Nashville General Manager Kevin Anderson said, “I have known and respected Tim for years and we have remained in touch. When he reached out to say he was considering a move, I became really excited. I know Tim’s drive and I know his heart. He is a perfect fit for us in Nashville. We welcome this idea and revenue generator with open arms.”

Momentum registration will close this Friday!

If you aren’t yet registered go HERE. HisAir will be there and wants to meet you! Check out the CMB video on “All Things Momentum” HERE Momentum starts Wed June 1st in Orlando.

Jeff Scott / Station Manager WBGL Champaign says, “Momentum is, without a doubt, the best conference available for Christian Music Broadcasters. The amount of learning opportunities and the expansive networking makes Momentum a must if you are in Christian radio.”

Apple Podcasts Delegated Delivery is new technology that allows producers to upload, manage, and distribute their premium audio content through third-party hosting providers.

Creators will be able to allow participating hosting provider to send free and premium episodes to Apple Podcasts on their behalf when Delegated Delivery starts this autumn, according to Apple.  Once approved, authors can use their participating hosting provider’s dashboard to publish new free and premium episodes.  This includes the option to use WAV, FLAC, and MP3 files to plan the distribution of exclusive, early access, bonus, and ad-free material.

The Gaither Podcast Network is adding the Andrew Brunet Show.

The Andrew Brunet Show is a family-friendly talk show that began in early 2015 on Southern Gospel station WZCT/Scottsboro, AL. The show includes guests from Southern Gospel artists to country music artists, actors, actresses.

Hannah Ayers is now VT for WJKN/Spring Arbor, MI (89.3 The Arbor). Hannah is also heard on KHLL/Monroe, LA. and WDBX/Chattanooga (J103). She exited WHGG/Johnson City (97.3 Love FM) last April.

HisAir is sorry to report the passing of Bob Wilkins, the founder and CEO of the Wilkins Radio Network of Spartanburg, SC. Wilkins owns and operates 40 stations nationwide. Bob Wilkins founded Wilkins Radio Network in 1989 with the acquisition of KLNG AM 1560 located in Omaha, Nebraska.

Longtime Christian concerts stage manager Denny Keitzman has passed away after a recent illness.

Matt Wall celebrates 24 years at Carolina Christian Radio
Mike Powers 4 years at Moody Radio
Jennifer Hayden celebrates 35 years in broadcasting

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