Industry News Bits Mon 5-17-21

Nielsen April PPM numbers arrive starting today. Dallas, Atlanta, Houston & more markets are expected on day one. Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir are sponsored by Dunham+Company.


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There’s a new Gospel station in Houston as Radio One has changed KROI/Houston to Praise 92.1 today. The station had been mainstream CHR since 2017 but previously was Gospel from 2006-2011. Since then the Gospel format has been aired on 102.1 KMJQ-HD2. The new Praise 92.1 will carry “Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell”, Willie Moore Jr. in afternoons, and “The Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy,” These shows are Radio One syndicated daily programs.


Online station Power Of Worship Radio (powerofworship.net) has launched an FM station (88.1) on the island country of Granada in the West Indies.  


TroyResearch has named Fletcher Keyes as Director of Development. Keyes re-unites with TroyResearch president Jonathan Little, having worked together
previously at Z104 (WZEE), Triple M (WMMM), and WOLX.

Keyes says, “I’m a radio person ready to help radio with tools that make a difference. I was a Troy customer for many years. I liked it so much, I joined the company!”

Little remarked, “It’s great to have another person who knows and loves radio joining my team. Fletch has been a ratings winner as a morning jock and program director and he knows research. He shares my commitment to helping radio be the best it can be.” Keyes has programmed Triple-A (WMMM), Oldies/Classic Hits (WOLX), and Country (WWQM, WHIT) and been a longtime morning show personality.


Capitol CMG and multi-platinum Newsboys have reunited their partnership.

“We are honored to partner with Newsboys and our entire team is excited to support their vision and music in this next season,” share Capitol CMG Co-Presidents Hudson Plachy and Brad O’Donnell. “We have an incredible history of success with Newsboys and couldn’t be more excited to welcome them back to Capitol CMG.”

Over the past three decades Newsboys have released 20 projects through various iterations of CMG labels. Newsboys debut single “Magnetic,” from the forthcoming full-length project slated for September 2021, is available across all digital platforms now.


Old Church Basement, the collaborative album from GRAMMY®-nominated and Billboard No. 1 worship groups Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music has made history, setting a new worldwide record for the most first-day streams for a Christian and Gospel album on Apple Music. Additionally, on Spotify, the 13-song project broke the U.S. record for the most streams in a day for an album by a Christian group and was No. 4 out of all U.S. albums its first weekend of release. It also tops both Billboard’s Christian and Gospel Album charts and ranks at No. 31 on its Top 200 Overall chart.


Milestones:
Gary Thompson celebrates 7 years at KXOJ/Tulsa

Prayer List:
Denise Harper
Rebecca Verdugo
Kayla Sanders


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