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Industry News Bits MON 6-12-23

Fundraisers this week .. Juice 107.3/Queensland, AUS .. UCB/UK ..

The Nielsen MAY PPM release starts today. Markets include Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and more on Day 1. Nielsen PPM Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. The latest number are HERE.

On Tuesday (June 13th) former president Donald J Trump will be formally indicted on alleged “espionage act violations” and other counts leveled by the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice.

Salem Radio Network (SRN) and Salem News Channel (SNC) will provide ongoing, comprehensive coverage of this history-making event starting at 6AM Eastern time on The Hugh Hewitt Show and continuing through President Trump’s address to the nation Tuesday evening. Highlights will include:

  • The Mike Gallagher Show (9AM-12Noon Eastern time) will originate live from Miami, with Mike reporting on Breaking News as it unfolds…as well as interviewing newsmakers who are on-site at the Federal Courthouse at 400 North Miami Avenue. Gallagher will also travel to the courthouse after his SRN/SNC broadcast concludes to conduct audio & video interviews with Trump supporters rallying behind the 45th president.
  • SRN News and Townhall News—our twin 24/7 news networks—will provide live update at the top and bottom of each hour throughout Tuesday…plus live Special Reports as events warrant.
  • At approximately 8:15PM Eastern time on Tuesday, President Trump will deliver remarks reacting to his unprecedented Federal indictment originating from the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminister, New Jersey.  SRN News will provide live, unanchored coverage of these remarks on SNN Right, our longform news channel. Venue: Trump National Golf Club, 900 Lamington Road, Bedminster, N.J.

This live, day-long Special Coverage of the Miami indictment is part of SRN’s commitment to keep our 3,000+ affiliates up-to-the-minute on Breaking News 24/7, 365 days a year.

Father’s Day is this Sunday June 18th. approaches, Daywind has a Father’s Day Radio Special for radio stations offered at no charge and hopes you will consider sharing this weekend with your audience. The show is built with (2) four minute local breaks. If you plan on airing it, please let Greg Goodman know.  ggoodman@daywind.com


New Job Alert: KDUV/Visalia (Spirit 88.9) needs someone to lead the charge in spreading the good news and love of Jesus Christ through music in the Central Valley.

Interested? Go HERE.


NASA Astronaut, Shane Kimbrough, says “…this is ‘One Small Step for Bandkind” as founder, Nik Curtis Beal, celebrates Bandkind as a Registered company with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The Bandkind music forward motto tips its hat to small steps that make history (ref. Armstrong’s Apollo 11 ’69 moonwalk). Nik is the former WJTL/Lancaster air talent/MD.

The Bandkind bootprint on company merchandise serves as a reminder that we step forward together. Bandkind partners in ecommerce with Nashville based/longtime friends SMLXL. Bandkind anchor merch features 1) an astronaut holding a flag for the real “stars” of the live concert (local folks and hard working people), and 2) “YHWH Is My Favorite Singer” (based on Zeph. 3:17).

Bandkind has also been awarded a Registered U.S.A. Trademark for charitable fundraising–to come alongside artists, bands, management and record companies to lift up causes that matter most to our artists and our Industry. The charities tab at Bandkind.com is dedicated to good work.

In a new book written by one of our own, veteran Christian Radio broadcaster Jon Fugler addresses an issue faced by many in Christian radio. Silence Your Inner Pharisee helps long-time believers escape the trap of performance-based Christian living and embrace radical freedom in Christ.

Fugler tells his story of decades of service in Christian ministry which wrongly defined his relationship with Christ. Through a Christian radio colleague, he was introduced to a new way of living, restoring health to his relationship with God. This resulted in a personal renewal.

Sandi Brown, founder of JOY FM St. Louis said, “Passion vs. performance. It is easier to focus on the Kingdom work we do, rather than the passion for the lover of our souls. Silence Your Inner Pharisee shows us how to focus more on a growing our relationship with Christ than doing more to earn his favor. Such a good reminder, especially for those in full time ministry.”

Stories in the book bring biblical principles to life. Besides Fugler’s own story, other longtime believers share their experiences of overcoming barriers to experiencing a rich relationship with Christ. And, at the end of each chapter, Fugler leads the reader through a series of questions to help review and reconsider their story.

In the book’s Foreword, Christian artist Phil Stacey writes, “As you delve into the pages of Silence Your Inner Pharisee, prepare to be captivated by a compelling and heartfelt narrative that serves as a source of inspiration for your spiritual journey.”

Commenting on the relevance of the book, Fugler said, “Pharisees were some of the most learned, obedient religious leaders of the day. They knew the Law and they lived it out. They looked shiny on the outside, but they were spiritually sick on the inside. Many of us in Christian radio are the same way. We know something is wrong but we don’t really know what.”

Fugler says it all comes back to knowing Jesus in the way our Savior intended. “Knowing Jesus is the secret to life,” he says in the closing line of the book. The content inside explains how. Silence Your Inner Pharisee: Ditch Performance and Embrace Radical Freedom in Christ is available in Kindle and paperback formats on Amazon. Fugler has been filling his schedule with on-air and podcast interviews since the book was released June 7. You can contact him at jon@freshfaith247.com.

FNDRSNG will hold a FREE Zoom webinar titled “Leaders of the Roundtable” Discussion on Fundraising and Strategy” on this Thursday June 15th at 1pm.

The round table discussion on community engagement, the donor journey, and fundraising strategy while serving and trusting in the Lord. Discussion panel consists of three leaders in the industry, responsible for their stations ongoing success with listener engagement and financial sustainment of their ministries.

Get registered HERE

The Summer Convention of the Gospel Industry Network (G.I.N.) is set to take place in Norfolk, VA from Sunday, July 23, 2023 to Thursday, July 27, 2023. The event will be held at the Hilton Norfolk The Main, conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from the Water Front and Virginia Beach.

This year’s convention promises to be an engaging and proactive gathering, bringing together professional and aspiring musicians, singers, songwriters, pastors, music executives, media personnel, and ministry administrators. Participants will have the opportunity to attend music listening sessions, showcase their talents in front of record label executives, pitch their music to radio announcers and program directors, and explore the intersection between hip hop and church.

Register today www.thegin.org and get ready for an unforgettable week with a New Collaboration in Gospel.

Tom Moffit 12 years at The Christian Radio Journal
Stan Mak 6 years at Affiliated Media

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