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Nielsen MAY PPM is complete.  Go HERE for latest PPM ratings. June PPM arrive 7/9.

Nielsen ranks Boise as market 84, but with the recent release of “Unsung Hero”, KTSY/Boise helped move the city into one of the top 25 markets for the movie.

“The outstanding response from the KTSY listeners to Unsung Hero is because of a long-standing partnership with “for King & Country”, said Brian Yeager, President of Barefoot Media Ministries.

About seven years ago, “for King & Country” came out, on their own dime, for a benefit concert for KTSY’s former program director, Travis Culver as he battled cancer. Since then, KTSY has experienced the authenticity of the Smallbone Family.

Before last year’s Christmas concert, “for King & Country” once again came for a special presentation and Q&A for major donors. Ken Corder, Barefoot Media Ministries’ new development director commented afterwards that it’s obvious that these guys are the real deal. This relationship with the donors has impacted the financial partnership of these donors. The Smallbone family has become a treasured part of Barefoot Media Ministries that is greater and bigger than putting on concerts, or movies. It is a partnership.

Melissa Enger joins WBHY/Mobile (Power 88) as Donor Relations Director and will be engaging business partners (underwriting) for the station. Previously Melissa was in similar roles at KTIS/Minneapolis, and WNGL/Mobile.

The next FNDRSNG FREE webinar will be Wednesday June 19th at 1pm ET. FNDRSNG’s Todd Janssen and guest Organizational Identity Consultant Sam Rockwell will focus on cultivating authentic relationships with your donors through your organizational identity. This webinar will delve into the essential elements of organizational identity and how they serve as a cornerstone for fostering meaningful relationships with your listeners and donors.

Register HERE.

Vision Christian Radio’s newest station is in Ceduna, South Australia. It went on the June 11, 2024. This is Vision’s 88th radio station out of the 100 stations 2021-2023 project and the 827th station overall. This station is in addition to Ceduna 87.6 service. 

Ceduna has a population of 1,955 and is located 776 km north-west of Adelaide via Port Augusta and 1200 km to the east of Norseman in Western Australia.  

On June 11, seven-time GRAMMY-winning artist TobyMac was honored with a series of career accolades by Pandora and his record label, Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG). TobyMac received a Billionaires Plaque from SiriusXM Pandora’s Al Skop, Senior Director of Music Programming, in recognition of his music surpassing one billion streams on the Pandora platform. This prestigious milestone places TobyMac among a select group of artists from diverse genres who have achieved similar success on Pandora, including Drake, DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Metallica, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and fellow Christian music artists Chris Tomlin, Hillsong United, MercyMe, and Skillet.

The celebration, hosted by CCMG at their new office in Nashville, also marked the success of TobyMac’s album Life After Death, which has yielded five No. 1 radio singles. Additionally, TobyMac received plaques for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold certification for his single “Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)” and the RIAA Platinum certifications for his singles “Speak Life” and “City On Our Knees.” TobyMac kustrecently released his new single, “Nothin’ Sweeter,” accompanied by a lyric video. This track is the first glimpse of his upcoming studio project, with a release date yet to be announced. I

Brad O’Donnell, Co-President of CCMG, said: “We are thrilled to honor TobyMac and his unprecedented success. From being awarded Pandora’s Billionaires Plaque to numerous awards for his catalog and current album, Life After Death, there is much to celebrate. We are extremely grateful to be involved with such a special artist like Toby.”

Hudson Plachy, also Co-President of CCMG, added: “It’s a privilege to recognize the impact that TobyMac’s music and creativity have on the world. We are so proud to work alongside Toby and celebrate these well-deserved accomplishments.”












Longtime Detroit-area Christian Radio personality Al Kresta died June 15th, six weeks following a liver cancer diagnosis. He was 72.

Kresta, who was host of “Kresta in the Afternoon” on Ave Maria Radio, was formerly a Christian talk radio host and evangelical Protestant pastor in the 1980s and 1990s who returned to Catholicism, the faith in which he was raised. In 1997, Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan recruited Kresta to launch Ave Maria Communications, where Kresta served as president and CEO in addition to his duties as a host, broadcaster, speaker and author.

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – Your Network of Praise (YNOP) has announced a partnership with the founders of Vox Radio 97.5FM in Liberia to work together to operate and expand the ministry of the station. YNOP President & General Manager, Roger Lonnquist, said “the founders of Vox Radio have accomplished much already, and as YNOP partners with them the additional resources the station now has will enable its staff to significantly increase their ministry to the people of Liberia.”

Stacy Vining celebrating 13 years at Merge PR
Ken Mayfield 2 years at The Billy Graham Channel
Chris Chicago 3 years at WayFM
Alana Chambers 22 years at WPOZ/Orlando

Bill Maier 4 years at the program “Core Christianity”

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