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Industry News Bits MON 6-5-23

Fundraisers this week .. Salt 106.5/Australia ..

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – APR 23

KKDM HD3/Des Moines – 0.5
KPSZ/Des Moines – 0.2
KEEH/Spokane – 6.0
WDEK/Columbia, SC – 0.4
WLTY HD3/Columbia, SC – 0.2
KPZL/Little Rock – 2.3
KVUU HD2/Colorado Springs – 1.4
WMXC HD2/Mobile – 2.4
WGOK/Mobile – 1.7

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WKNZ/Milford (The Bridge) has announced the hiring of Nessa Fee as its new Community Engagement Specialist based in South Jersey. Nessa was born and raised in southern California. There she worked in the emergency room for fifteen years, pursuing voice-over acting in her free time. After losing everything -but her faith- in a house fire, she loaded up her car, and six pets, and drove cross-country. She and her husband now call Millville, New Jersey home. Their family motto is: “We are on tour for the Lord, and go wherever He calls.”

Nessa has served her community working for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, connecting residents with resources. Now, as a Community Engagement Specialist, she connects listeners in South Jersey with their favorite Christian Radio station – The Bridge. In addition to broadcasts and podcasts, The Bridge also serves Delmarva, South Jersey and beyond with a variety of projects. Fee joins Ben Sorrells, Director of Community Engagement and Mandy Wallace, Community Engagement Specialist. The two are excited to have a dedicated member of The Bridge team to serve listeners at events in South Jersey.

Family Life Ministries, Inc. (NY/PA) just wrapped up a 3-week radio campaign with Bible League International to send Bibles to parts of Asia for new believers in Christ who because of economic conditions, oppression, or both do not have access to God’s word. The goal was to raise enough funds to ship 2,000 Bibles overseas. Thanks to the Lord speaking to the hearts of listeners more than 6,100 Bibles have now been contributed toward this important outreach effort. More than triple the stations goal.

Family Life’s Director of Radio Operations, Dave Margalotti said, “our on-air team did an amazing job and the team at Bible League is incredible to work with. Our listeners are clearly passionate about delivering the truth of God’s word to our Asian brothers and sister in Jesus. But we all know the One who deserves all the credit and all the praise. To God Be the Glory”!

The Awakening Foundation, powered by Awakening Events, announces the first-ever Air1 Worship Now Live at Red Rocks concert on Monday, October 23, 2023. Headlined by Phil Wickham and Brandon Lake, the one-night-only event at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre located in Morrison, Colorado will also include performances by Brian & Jenn Johnson, Shane & Shane, and Jon Reddick.

“Air1 is excited to bring an epic night of worship to an iconic venue with some of our favorite worship leaders who have helped Air1 listeners worship through their days over the last four years,” shares Mandy Young, VP of Radio. “This is one concert that is NOT to be missed.”

Christian radio host Dave Ramsey is currently facing a massive lawsuit of $150 million filed by 17 listeners. These individuals allege that Ramsey played a significant role in their fraudulent treatment by promoting a timeshare exit company. The lawsuit, filed in April against Ramsey and marketing firm Happy Hour Media Group in the Western Washington District Court, claims that the radio host prioritized the financial gains of promoting Timeshare Exit over the well-being of his listeners.

According to the lawsuit, Ramsey allegedly received millions in compensation for advertising the timeshare exit company, specifically operated by Red Hine & Associates based in Kirkland, Washington. Lawyers involved in the case assert that Ramsey received a monthly payment of $450,000 from Red Hine for his services, ultimately totaling $30 million.

Greg Goodman at Daywind reports Southern Gospel group 8th Street was on the way home from Branson, MO Sunday night when one of their tires on their trailer lost its tread while they were traveling down the highway at 75 MPH. Fortunately no one was injured. They got the tire changed and made it safely home. The group says they are thankful for God’s hand of protection.

Singer/Songwriter Rachael Lampa was awarded her first K-LOVE Fan Award for her song “Perfectly Loved” ft. TobyMac for the “Breakout Single” category. The fan-voted awards were taped at the iconic OPRY house on May 28th and aired on TBN on June 2nd. Lampa also performed her award-winning song at the awards and was nominated for three total categories. “Perfectly Loved” was co-written with Andrew Ripp and Ethan Hulse and released on Holly Street Records. It was promoted by Boxer Poet / Chris Hauser.

“This has been such a sweet and healing season in so many ways,” shares Rachael Lampa after winning. “Being able to share who God is to me and for it to resonate with others is so redeeming of the past 10+ years of not doing music. And being able to do this all while spending sweet time with my babies and family and community, what a gift.”

Wright Media Group has developed a new 60 second feature called “Parent Minute” hosted by Greg Yoder. Brian Wright says this feature is designed to be compelling content for your station that is very unique, encouraging and brings hope and confidence to parents everywhere.

Listen to sample HERE

Update on WGRC/Lewisburg General Manager Rob Kime. Rob has made it home. He will be working on strength training while he continues to recover. He appreciates your ongoing prayers. WGRC PD Dave Jones tells HisAir notes and cards can continue to be sent to the station at 101 Armory Blvd. Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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Annika Keating 4 years at EMF
Kevin Anderson 28 years at Salem Media/Nashville
Rylie Karges 2 years at Northwestern Media

Cleve Walker is celebrating 22 years at WAFJ/Augusta

Ryan Springer 19 years at WBGL/Champaign
Mike Harper 34 years at KVNE/Tyler

Paulette Kutzler 2 years at Minnesota Christian Broadcasters

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