Industry News

Industry News Bits MON 7-31-23

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

KVUU HD2/Colorado Springs – 1.5
WMXC HD2/Mobile – 2.9
WGOK/Mobile – 1.2

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

KTSY/Boise – 3.0
WPOZ/Daytona Beach – 4.9
WCRF/Vero Beach – 2.3
WPOZ/Melbourne, FL – 7.5

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After 7 years Tami Rumfelt exits WCVK/Bowling Green (Christian Family Radio) where she VT’s middays.

KKSP/Little Rock (93.3 The Fish) has added 20 The Countdown Magazine to the line-up. The show will air Sundays at 10am.

Picture Amy Dillard with “20 The Countdown Magazine” stopped by a new affiliate station 93.3 The Fish for a tour and visit with Operations Manager, Steve Marston.

WBGL/Champaign has been hitting the road this summer for its inaugural “Small Town Tour”. Morning show team Johnathon Eltrevoog and Courtney Canfield dug into their small-town roots by visiting 4 communities in their listener area, leaving a trail of memories.   The tour made stops in Ottawa, Benton, and Monticello, IL, as well as Clinton, IN. Listeners shared their stories while WBGL showcased the people and businesses that give each town its unique character. 

 “From yard games to dance-offs, we aimed to bring the essence of summer fun to our listeners.” shared Eltrevoog. “But more than the fun, we were deeply moved by meeting our listeners and hearing about the impact WBGL has had on their lives. We are hopeful and excited about continuing this tour next year.” 

This Saturday, August 5, 2023 the music hours 3p-11p CT on Moody Radio will transition to the name and format clock of The Praise & Worship Channel. Donna Leland will host from 3pm – 7pm and and Effie Rolfe from 7pm-11pm.

The Gospel Industry Network (G.I.N.) concluded its second annual national conference last week in Norfolk, VA. The conference draws from across the country to participate in the event held from July 23-26. G.I.N. founder Kenneth Wells expressed his excitement about the significant growth achieved in just a year. The primary aim of the network is to provide opportunities, support individuals on their journey towards their aspirations, and give recognition and a platform to the hardworking laborers often overlooked in the Gospel industry. 

This year’s conference featured an interactive lineup with attendees enjoying panel sessions covering a wide array of topics, such as Careers in the Music Industry, Radio Impact, Prioritizing Relationships, Balancing Love & Career, Live Recordings, and Navigating Quartets in a Gen X World. The conference also provided Independent Artists with opportunities to showcase their talents before record labels, producers, and radio announcers. 

It’s been two weeks since the launch of Meta’s newest  text-based social platform, Threads and the response has been huge. Threads is the fastest app to reach 100 million members ever.

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Christian Media Congress 2023 will be held later this year in Rwanda. It is organized by Sion Communications.

Director of Sion Communications Nicodeme Nzahoyankuye says, “We are a ministry that advances the gospel through media.”

This conference will bring together Christiaan media professionals from broadcast radio, TVs, Print, and internet influencers who want to be engaged, trained, and network for the advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Opportunities for those interested include speaking, networking, and exhibiting. The dates are November 24-26, 2023 in Rwanda capital Kigali.

More info is available HERE.

Transparent Productions will present the Fall 2023 Danny Gokey “Stay Strong Tour” with Austin French and introducing Natalie Layne. Following up on the successful “Jesus People” tour this year, Gokey is revamping his tour this fall with a fresh approach. The 20+ city nationwide tour will feature a unique opportunity to hear new arrangements of old favorites, as well as some of the stories behind the songs that will inspire, refresh and challenge you to ‘stay strong’ in the midst of whatever life might bring. 

“This tour is gonna be a little different from my normal tours, so if you’ve seen me in the past, come expecting something new,” shares Danny Gokey. “In addition to all of the fan favorites you know, there may be a sneak peek of some new music I’ve been working on, too. Not only that, but I can’t wait for you to hear Austin French (he’s such an encourager), and introduce you to an awesome new talent, Natalie Layne. I’m really looking forward to joining with them in bringing these special nights and uplifting messages of hope through music. And, if you know me, there will be plenty of fun moments thrown in too!”

Dan Parker 22 years at Atlantic Coast Communications

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