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

 


SmartRadio Suite announces The Brant Hansen Show is going on the air in the Fort Worth, TX market starting in the second week of July. KJRN/Keene, TX (88.3 The Journey) is adding the show to their lineup.

KJRN Station Manager Rich Hooper shared, “Brant and Sherri have a unique way of making us feel special while highlighting our shared experiences. Their humor, openness, and connection are a fantastic addition to our on-air family!”

Hooper adds, 88.3 The Journey is dedicated to creating strong bonds with listeners in the greater Fort Worth area. The Brant Hansen Show, already a hit on over 200 stations nationwide, is set to win hearts here too.

Contact Geoff Moore at SmartRadio Suite – Geoff@smartradiosuite.com to learn more.


Today KSBJ/Houston celebrates its 42nd anniversary, the station first went on the air July 8, 1982. The late Buddy Holiday was at the helm playing Dallas Holm “Rise Again” as the first song.

Joe Paulo, president and CEO of Hope Media Group told Community Impact, “Back then, there was no Spotify or Pandora—music was not as easy to come by as it is today,” “So the dream and the vision was, ‘Can we just have an FM radio station that can provide great, high-quality Christian music to people 24 hours a day?’ And that was really the genesis of KSBJ back in 1982.”

In late 2023, Hope Media Group broke ground on its new global headquarters, which is set to anchor Valley Ranch’s entertainment district upon opening in April 2025. The New Caney facility will house roughly half of Hope Media Group’s approximately 200 employees, Paulo said.

Read more in a feature piece on Community Impact HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


One week from today (7/15) the Salem Radio Network (SRN) and Salem News Channel (SNC) will originate live programming and news updates from the 2024 Republican National Convention. On-site setup and Media Row staging is already under way.

As he has since 2012, Salem/Tampa chief engineer Robert Hailey will oversee technical aspects of SRN’s programming, including live broadcasts of the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher Show which will be simulcast on SNC from Media Row in Panther Arena, adjacent to the RNC venue at Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum. Additionally, Salem’s twin 24/7 news networks—SRN News and Townhall News—will provide top and bottom of the hour newscasts live from broadcast seats inside Fiserv Forum, as well as live feeds of acceptance speeches from Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump (on Thursday, July 18th)and his as-yet unannounced Vice Presidential running mate (on Wednesday, July 17th.)

“As the 2024 Presidential campaign kicks into high gear, SRN and SNC will provide live coverage of the RNC that will be second to none,” sats Tom Tradup, V.P./News & Talk Programming at SRN. “Along with Mike Gallagher, SRN News White House correspondent Greg Clugston and SRN News U.S. Senate correspondent Bob Agnew, we’ll have on-site perspective from our America First host Dr. Sebastian Gorka…himself a former National Security strategist in the first Trump administration.” Others joining Salem’s convention coverage will be newsmakers, delegates, and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, who hosts the weekly Salem news program THIS WEEK ON THE HILL with House Speaker Mike Johnson.

Salem Radio Network, SRN News and the Salem News Channel are units of Salem Media Group.


HisAir Job Alert sponsored by FaithSearch Partners 

WRBS/Baltimore (Bright FM) is looking for the right person to lead the “Department of Fun” as a Promotions Director.

If interested go HERE.


Vision Christian Radio/Queensland launched its latest station in Warialda, New South Wales, June 28th. This is Vision’s 90th radio station out of the 100 stations 2021-2023 project and the 829th station overall.


Tribute Quartet “He Pilots My Ship” holds the #1 spot at Southern Gospel Radio this week.

Here’s the entire Power 50 HERE


Alander Pulliam is an American film producer, author, serial entrepreneur, and 2024 presidential candidate. has rebranded his radio station 98.8FM Gospel Radio.

Pulliam Jr says the station will be a beacon of truth and inspiration for Christian believers. As the founder and CEO of 98 Media company, Pulliam is committed to providing a platform where Christian believers can find inspiration, guidance, and support to stay true to their faith.

The rebranded 98.8FM Gospel Radio is now available on most internet radio platforms and can be accessed at www.98fmradio.org.

The FCC has released its quarterly count of licensed stations.

The number of licensed AM stations continues to decline, with a loss of fourteen this quarter, following a drop of seventeen in the first quarter. Commercial FM stations also saw a decrease, losing 43 licenses this quarter. However, this decline was offset by an increase in non-commercial FM stations, which rose by 36. The changes reflect a combination of license cancellations, new sign-ons, and the reallocation of commercial licenses to non-commercial status.


HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – July 8, 2019 – Capitol Christian Music Group Director National Promotion Kenny Rodgers is upped to VP National Promotion.

 


Milestones:
Mike Harper 35 years at KVNE/Tyler
Tristi Hendrick 7 years at KTSY/Boise
Beth Bacall 13 years at WFSH/Atlanta
Melony McKaye 11 years at KJNW/Kansas City
KSBJ/Houston celebrates its 42nd anniversary

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David Jackson 18 years at Salem Web Network
Kurt Leander 34 years at Focus on the Family

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