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Industry News Bits MON 9-11-23

Fundraisers this week .. KDNW/Duluth .. Psalm FM/International Falls, MN .. KBNJ/Corpus Christi .. 

Let us know when your Station Fundraiser takes place… news@hisair.net

The Nielsen AUGUST PPM release is complete. Nielsen PPM Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. The latest numbers are HERE.

Sept release starts 10/3.

Salem Media has finalized an agreement to sell WTWD/Tampa (910) and its FM translator in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater market to Solmart Media for $700,000. As part of this transaction, Solmart Media has placed a $70,000 deposit into an escrow account. This sale will result in the dissolution of the “Faith Talk 570-910” simulcast on WTBN/Tampa and WTWD.

KAXL/Bakersfield (Life FM) PD Matt Pelishek checks in with HisAir. Matt says on their podcast “Consider It Joy” they addressed stereotypes that Christian Radio & music are accused of (too repetitive, same 10 songs, cheesy & unoriginal) and invited KLJY/St Louis (99.1 Joy FM) PD Mike Couchman as guest to talk about it.

Episode description: Does Christian radio really just play the same 10 songs?  Does Christian music lack depth? Which artist gave the worst interview to Mike Couchman?  We take on myths and stereotypes of Christian radio and Christian music, busting some, and confirming others. Matt and Aaron invite their friend and industry leader Mike Couchman for a fun and surprising conversation. Check out the brand new episode of Consider It Joy on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

Listen  HERE.

Staring today WayFM is qualifying listeners to chance to win a trip to the 2023 Dove Awards. This prize includes 2 floor tickets to the live performance on October 17th in Nashville, TN, Gift cards for travel and hotel, food expenses. The contest will runs thru Oct 17th 2023 and the winner will be selected September 18th 2023.

Why do your listeners leave your station? And, what motivates them to give? Finney Media will uncover answers from the 2023 Finney Media Why Listen® Survey.

The FREE webinar takes place Tuesday 9/12 at 11am CT. Register HERE.

CMB announced the speaker lineup for the November Momentum Summit in Nashville. The “Revenue & Leadership” summit takes place Nov 9-10.

Get more info HERE.

Salem Media announced today the launch of the podcast show Hearing Jesus for Kids on Salem-owned LifeAudio Podcast Network. The Hearing Jesus for Kids podcast is a daily audio program designed to help kids explore the fascinating stories of the Bible and apply the lessons they learn to their everyday lives. Following the success of the Hearing Jesus podcast, which consistently ranks in the top 200 charts on Apple Podcasts for Religion & Spirituality, host Rachael Groll has expanded her creativity and knowledge to reach the next generation of Christians with this new companion show.

HisAir FLASHBACK – SEP 10, 2021 WCIE/Tampa (The JOY FM) repeated its #1 ranking AQH P6+ in the Aug 21 Nielsen PPM released today. WCIE jumped 6.6-7.8 to grab the top spot.

Rachel Hammons 2 years at 55 Promotion
Theresa Mills celebrates 22 years at WPER/Fredericksburg
Bruce Barrows 7 years at KNWI/Des Moines (Life 107.1)
Courtney Starr 3 year at His Radio/Greenville

Prayer List:
Weez Stockton
Erica Parkerson

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