Industry News

Industry News Bits Monday 3-29-21

Nielsen Feb PPM numbers have all been released. Look for March PPM’s starting 4/19.

Big news from Florida where WCIE/Tampa (The JOY FM) was #1 AQH P6+ trending 5.9 to 7.0 tieing mainstream AC WDUV/Tampa (7.7-7.0) to claim the top spot.

The JOY FM GM/morning-co-host Carmen Brown told HisAir, “It’s really great to once again be at the top of the Tampa Bay market, especially when folks are looking for hope, purpose and a view beyond what culture deems most important.  Our in-house mantra is ‘Strength is for service.’  This will never change. We’re committed to the gospel. And to serving our audience better than ever. And of course, we are happy to be helping more people find JOY!”

KSBJ/Houston saw its Cume grow to 735,100 and was #3 overall with 6.1 AQH. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company. Latest ratings are HERE.

Daywind Records is offering a FREE Easter radio special, featuring the 2021 Easter musical, Love Lifted Up from Daywind Choir.  The musical was created by top southern gospel songwriter, Jason Cox, along with current GMA DOVE AWARDS “Southern Gospel Artist of the Year,” Joseph Habedank.  HERE is a link to the free 30 minute presentation.

If you plan on airing the special, please notify Daywind at ggoodman@daywind.com.

KJIC/Houston (Houston’s Christian Country Radio) welcomes Chris Cooksey to the morning show. Chris joins the 90.5 KJIC team with some history in radio from working at WYYW/Marion State, MS, WOFE/Byrdstown, TN, WOKK/Meridian, MS. He also worked in Production at WMDM/Lexington Park, Maryland.  Chris currently serves as a Pastor at Old River Terrance Methodist Church in Channelview, Tx,

KJIC PD Sean Vaughn tells HisAir, “Were all excited to grow the Rise & Shine morning with fun and encouragement and we believe Chris will be used by God to bring people closer to Jesus.”

 WKOX/Everett/Boston (1430 The Light) changes to  Spanish Christian. 

KGBI/Omaha will present the power and wonder of Jesus’ resurrection with songs of worship on Easter Sunday. From 7-10am, 12-3pm & 7-10pm CT KGBI will feature music focused on the living hope.

Salem Media announced today that the Todd Starnes Podcast has been added to the Salem Podcast Network (“SPN”).

“SPN is delighted to join in this partnership with Todd Starnes, one of the leading voices in conservative America,” said Phil Boyce, Senior Vice President of Spoken Word for the Salem Media Group. “His courage in saying what needs to be said is unmatched. His knowledge and ability to explain what is really going on is his forte.”

“Salem is known for its cutting-edge platforms and excellence-driven programming,” said Todd Starnes. “I’m honored to join such a well-respected industry leader like the Salem Podcast Network.”

The Salem Podcast Network will begin distribution, marketing, and sales representation for the Todd Starnes Podcast beginning on April 5, 2021.

WAY Media Brand and Content manager Ron Harrell is featured on the latest the “Amazing Greats” podcast hosted by Ric Hansen. Harrell is the son of a pastor, who spent his career in secular radio, shares his decision to spearhead the programming on one of the countries great Christian music networks, WAY FM. 

Check it out HERE. 

Remember stations having fundraisers this week including KJNW/Kansas City.

Prayer List:
William Moore

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