Industry News

Industry News Bits MON 5-6-24

Fundraisers this week .. 

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Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company.

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid MARCH
KVUU HD2/Colorado Springs – 1.2
WMXC HD2/Mobile – 3.3
WGOK/Mobile – 1.9
KEEH/Spokane – 4.6

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

WBFJ/Winston Salem reports it made it to 85% of the overall goal in the Spring Fundraiser.

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) and the American Family Association (AFA) announced they are suing the FCC over the reinstatement of a workforce data collection order that would mandate employer reporting of staff race and gender. The NRB and AFA on Friday filed in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals a petition for review of FCC 24-18, which reinstates Form 395-B after 20 years of disuse.

The two organizations are seeking a review of the order on the grounds that it goes beyond the FCC’s “statutory authority, violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment and the Free Speech Clause of the Fifth Amendment, and is an abuse of the FCC’s discretion.”

Lighthouse VOAR-FM/Newfoundland has named Fred Nkayivu as it’s new manager.

Fred will officially assume the role of Station Manager and Engineer beginning May 11th, while Sherry Griffin now serves as the Music Director/Broadcaster and for engineer Brian Matthews retiring in June.

Lighthouse VOAR-FM is now part of the media umbrella of Hope Channel Canada, which is a part of Hope Channel International. Hope Channel began broadcasting in North America in 2003. Today, Hope Channel is a global network with more than 80 channels broadcasting in over 100 languages.

VCY America has gone on the air at KVPW/Palm Springs, CA (97.7) in the Coachella Valley reaching Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Mecca, and more cities.

American Idol has invited former contestants Colton Dixon, Melinda Doolittle, and Danny Gokey back on the show to perform “Shackles (Praise You)” as a special tribute to Mandisa. This was a song Mandisa performed as a contestant on the show, and she also included it on her debut album, True Beauty, in 2007.

Maverick City Music announced  on its social media that Brandon Reynolds passed away on Friday. Reynolds was an executive with Maverick City Music and Tribl Records and an integral part of the worship music collective. While Maverick City Music called Brandon a “secret hero,” Tribl Records on the other hand called Brandon’s demise as something that would change the group forever.

Maverick City Music writes, “His legacy and memory will forever resonate within the core of our heart. As we mourn our profound loss, we extend our deepest condolences to the Reynolds’ family. Please keep both the family and our team in your prayers during this difficult time.

Brandon was only 33 and the cause of death is unknown at this time.

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – May 6, 2022 – Christian Rock KORB/Santa Rosa, CA (Broken FM) announced it will go off the air permanently June 1st 2022. The station will be converting to an all talk format called KFAITH.


Rodney Skyles 8 years at KVNE/Tyler
Jonathan Sell 8 years at CCMG
Steve Hodgson 4 years at TWR
Leevi BetanCourt 1 year at WGLY/Burlington, VT
George Economos celebrates 12 years at Moody Radio
Bob Price 
celebrates 28 years with Family Life/Bath NY
Jason Miller 
celebrates 9 years at the Dave Ramsey Show
Dave Wonders 12 years at WZFJ/Pequot Lakes
Andy Kahn
2 years at KNLR/Bend, OR
Singing News celebrating 55 years this month

Prayer List:
Jessica Arrendell
Rosalie Hovencamp
Brian Sumner
George Economos
Josh Jones

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