Industry News

Industry News Bits MON 6-3-24

Fundraisers this week .. 

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APRIL PPM release is complete. Go HERE for latest PPM ratings. May PPM release starts 6/10.

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – APRIL
KVUU HD2/Colorado Springs – 0.8
WMXC HD2/Mobile – 4.0
WGOK/Mobile – 1.8

At the CMB Awards in Orlando Friday night Lisa Barry was given the Industry Achievement Award, for outstanding and long-term contributions to the growth of Christian music radio.

Lisa told HisAir today, “I’m still in shock, honestly! It’s an honor I do not have adequate words for. Having said that, I do believe the year ahead will be one of the most challenging Christian Radio has faced. We’ll need to be braver, more compassionate and wiser than we’ve ever been, making the most of every opportunity. We’ve never needed each other more. I’m praying God gives us unparalleled favor in the season ahead.”

Check out the 2020 HisAir interview with Lisa HERE

Full list of 2024 CMB Award winners HERE.

Northwestern Media stations won big at Momentum 2024 this year.

KJNW/Kansas City (Life 88.5) was named Large Market Station of the Year by CMB. 

“While being named Large Market Station of the Year by CMB is a tremendous honor for the Life 88.5 team, our goal is to accomplish a mission.”, said Dave Gordon, Life 88.5 station manager. “Given all that has occurred this past season in Kansas City, we know God has placed Life 88.5 here for this moment. Everyone on the Life 88.5 team love getting to serve our city and our listeners in this way.”

KJNW also was the recipient of Christian Music Broadcasters’ (CMB) Community Service Award presented to a Christian broadcaster, radio station, or associated professional who has shown outstanding effort in community service in the past year.

“Being in every community is a part of the DNA of Life 88.5.” says T.J. Jackson, Life 88.5’s listener engagement director. “We have an incredible group of volunteers and listeners that pour into and help make that mission a reality. God has worked in remarkable ways through every single one of them to help make our communities better every day!

WNWC/Madison (Life 102.5) won the Medium Market Station of the Year award.

“We are honored to be recognized as the CMB Medium Market Station of the Year.”, said Steve Young, Life 102.5 station manager. “We have a passionate and dedicated team that works hard every day to serve our listeners, love our community, and share the hope we have in Jesus. It is my joy and privilege to serve alongside each of them daily. I could not be prouder of our team.”

Great to see Vance Dillard at Momentum last week. Vance who recently left his programming position at Family Stations is doing some talent coaching. 

Vance has a ton to offer from his long career in Christian Radio. Dillard joined Family Radio in March 2019, after being Interim Program Director at Strong Tower Media WEEC/WFCJ/Dayton-Columbus-Cincinnati.  He was PD slot at Salem’s WFFH/Nashville (94.1 The Fish) until November 2017.  His career started in 1967 at WNCO/Mansfield, OH and his first role as Programming Director was with WGLX/Galion, Ohio.

Reach out to Vance at 615-691-0622. 

Salem announced Christian Kligora as the new West Region Digital Sales Director on its digital marketing firm, Salem Surround.

Jon Latzer, Vice President, General Manager of Salem Surround, said, “Christian Kligora is a generational find and will help Salem Surround achieve both revenue growth and help with operational efficiencies. We are excited to have him join our expanding team while leading our Western Region to new heights of success.”

“I’m excited to join the fantastic team at Salem Media,” said Christian Kligora. “Joining Salem represents a unique opportunity to contribute to a media landscape that values integrity, innovation, and impact. I am eager to partner with our linear/digital sales teams to explore innovative ways to connect with our audience.”

Moody Radio announces The WORLD Radio News that has been distributed via Moody-1 will end after June 14. In a restructuring move designed to stabilize operations, WORLD Radio News will go from six daily newscasts down to three daily newscasts. WRN is also moving access to these newscasts in-house at WORLD beginning the week of June 17.

WRN Executive Producer Paul Butler explains, “We are finalizing our own delivery system for our three newscasts a day starting the week of June 17th for stations who are interested in continuing with us.” 

Butler explained further, “Once we get those specifics nailed down … we’ll (arrange to) send out a follow-up email to affiliates about that.”

Butler added, “I am grateful for the nearly two-year partnership with Moody Radio that allowed WORLD to reach radio audiences across the country with its mission of Biblically objective journalism.” 

WORLD Radio News first began distributing four, daily 3-minute newscasts in July 2022 and expanded to six newscasts per weekday in September of that year.

Phil Wickham and Brandon Lake announce the “Summer Worship Nights Cruise, Presented by Air1,” a one-of-a-kind worship experience set to sail in the summer of 2025. Phil & Brandon have partnered with Premier Vacation & Events and Air1 to fully charter the Carnival Freedom which will set sail June 21 – 26, 2025. Visiting Nassau, Princess Cays, and Grand Turk, this cruise will offer fans an unforgettable combination of worship and relaxation.

“I’m excited for people and their families to get away, rest, and encounter God’s presence together,” said Phil Wickham. “This cruise is going to be such a blast! The heart behind this cruise isn’t just a vacation, it’s an opportunity to remove distractions of the everyday and focus on Jesus.”

Number One this week at Southern Gospel Radio is “There is a Name” by LeFevre Quartet on New Day Records. Go HERE for the full Power 50 Chart.

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – June 3, 2019 – The Christian Radio & Record Industry is still buzzing from the new KLOVE stations that went on the air last Friday. WPLJ/New York, WRQX/Wash DC, WYAY/Atlanta; KFFG/San Jose, WZAT/Savannah, Ga; and WXTL/Syracuse from Cumulus for $103.5 million. Theses additions make EMF the 2nd second-largest licensee of in the U.S.

Dan Schaffe
r 25 years KAXL/Bakersfield

Paulette Kutzler 3 years at Minnesota Christian Broadcasters
Trish Regan 3 years at the Salem Podcast Network
Mike Harper celebrates 35 years at KVNE/Tyler

Ryan Springer 20 years at WBGL/Champaign

Prayer List:
Andy Youso
Jayar Reeves

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