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Industry News Bits Mon 7-12-21

Rhythm & Praise/Ft Wayne (WBCL 90.3 HD2) welcomes Jamal Bates as its new midday host. “Middays with Jamal Bates” is heard Monday-Saturday from 10AM-2PM.

Jamal Bates is a Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, TV Personality, MC, Voiceover Talent & Pastor. Previously Jamal was the host of the Sunday morning gospel show, “Rejoice” at WLXC/Columbia (KISS 103.1), “Saturday Night Inspirations” on the Glory Radio Network, Columbia, SC, “The Jamal Bates Show” on WFMV/Columbia, SC, and WTUA/Charleston/SC. In 2021, Jamal answered his call to pastor and was installed as the pastor of Greater Carolina Baptist Church. Jamal can currently be heard on the “Jamal Bates Show” in several cities across the US. 

WGTS/Wash DC has put in place a new live & local evening show, NightLight with Brandi airing from 7 p.m. to midnight. Brandi Lanai, joined WGTS after a long run as morning co-host at KSGN/Riverside. Brandi will be joined by Producer Tom Miner. 

Lanai shares, “I’m so honored and excited to launch NightLight with Brandi at WGTS 91.9. I’ve voicetracked for WGTS for many years, but can’t wait to serve the Nation’s Capital with this amazing group of people, live and full-time.”

Miner says, “NightLight will be an opportunity for our listening family to feel refreshed and take a deep breath each evening. I’m excited to work with Brandi Lanai and our incredible WGTS team as we create something new.”

With the mission to bring the WGTS 91.9 listener one step closer to Christ, the station continues to expand our live contact with those listeners to make that happen. By hosting NightLight with Brandi, Lanai is joining the WGTS 91.9 onsite, on-air team of Jerry Woods, Blanca Vega, Becky Alignay and Johnny and Stacey Stone, who are all live and local to the Washington, D.C., area. Pictured below Brandi Lanai and Producer Tom Miner host NightLight.
















Last chance to register for the FREE webinar tomorrow from Finney Media. The results from the 2021 Finney Media Why Listen® Survey… will be revealed Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET.

During this 30-minute webinar, we’ll reveal:

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Mary Nikkel checks in with HisAir and says The Protest will be releasing their next powerhouse rock anthem “Show Up to the Showdown” through Rockfest Records on July 23. The single will be accompanied by a music video. “Show Up to the Showdown” is The Protest’s first track since last year’s “Greater,” a chart climber that was a radio staple throughout 2020. The arena rock track’s release is perfectly timed to coincide with The Protest’s summer tour, a collection of dates including festival appearances such as Lifest and Move The Hills as well as headlining dates. 


To win a battle, you have to show up,” the band says of the track’s meaning. “When we are faced with daunting obstacles, we have two options: run in fear, or stand our ground and ‘show up’ to take them head on. Life can be terrifying, especially lately. But when we rely on His strength, all things are possible. If we have the courage to show up, He will stand with us, and victory ensues.”

The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) is a resolution supported by the NAB, in opposition of any new performance royalties on radio for music airplay. The American Music Freedom Act is legislation that would require radio’s biggest companies to pay royalties for playing music on their stations., while smaller market stations would pay a flat fee.

The NAB stresses It’s important for managers to explain to their Reps in Congress what the LRFA is all about. 

The NAB published an article explaining its position HERE.

NRB 2022 returns to Nashville next year at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center on March 8-11, 2022. If you didn’t attend this years coferebce in Dallas, here’s what you missed, go HERE.

Numbers from the June Nielsen PPM roll out starting tomorrow Tuesday 7/13 for Christian Radio. All subscribing stations results will be posted Tuesday afternoon and throughout the week. Christian Radio PPM Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. Latest PPM numbers are HERE.

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