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Industry News Bits THU 1-11-24

Fundraisers this week ..

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Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company.

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid DEC 23
WSYR HD3/Syracuse – 0.2

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

The December Nielsen PPM release is complete… Look for Holiday 2023 PPM’s due 1/23.

Pillar Media announced the promotion of three team members. Courtney Dee and Diana Gibbs are both elevated to Local Sales Manager positions, with Dee in New Jersey and Gibbs in Cincinnati. Additionally, Cindy Alexander has been promoted to Pillar Media Sales Administrator where she will work with all of the Pillar Media sales teams.

Dee has been thriving in radio sales for over 30 years, the last 15 years being with WAWZ as a Senior Marketing Specialist. Along with her new duties, she will also serve as Pillar Media National Sales Manager.

Gibbs has a long tenure of nearly 25 years helping local businesses grow, serving the past 7 years as a Senior Marketing Specialist with WAKW. Alexander, with more than 30 years of experience in advertising support, joined the organization in 2022 as Sales Administrator for WAKW.

Pillar Media Senior Director of Sales Eric Case says “Courtney, Diana, and Cindy continually motivate me to be better and anyone who has had the pleasure of working with these ladies is better off for it. This is a great opportunity for them to have an even bigger impact moving
forward.” All three will start their new roles immediately.

Pillar Media is parent organization for WAWZ/NYC-NJ (STAR 99.1), WAKW/Cincinnati (STAR 93.3), and KPOF/Denver.

The Heart Share Group gathered in Myrtle Beach for the 3ed annual Small Market Beach Summit starting today. The sold out event is designed to help leaders in a smaller market better tell their story to donors, partners, and supporters so as to steward the resources that have been given to them.

Pictured WNFR/Sanduskey (Hope FM) Station Director/Morning Host Brian Smith addresses a session.

For more info go HERE.

Daywind Radio Show Prep has a New Music Promo for new songs from Southern Gospel groups The Guardians, The Down East Boys and Scotty Inman

Download HERE

Emmanuel Communications is selling WNEB/Worcester, MA (1230) and WESO/Southbridge, MA (970) to Holy Family Communications. Also is the translator W266DK/Southbridge, MA (101.1 FM).

KELT/Encinal, TX “Christian Radio 102.5” is being sold to Saint Cristobal in a one dollar deal.

HisAir FLASHBACK – Jan 11, 2021 – With the retirement of Steve Swanson, John Bryant has stepped into the Station Manager role at WAFJ/Augusta.  John started his radio career in 1999 through a college internship in promotions at Reality 101.1 in Birmingham, AL. In 2001 he moved to Tupelo, MS to work for American Family Radio in their production department and as air talent then in 2004 he joined WAFJ as morning host.

Join Killer Bee Marketing’s Brian Curee and Olivia Yetman will hold a LIVE video stream on this Friday, January 12th at 11 am EST to discuss the world of digital and marketing.

Topics that will be covered include: Reflecting on the Past: Dive into digital marketing and social media evolution.  Embracing the Present: Discuss current trends shaping the digital landscape.  Envisioning the Future: Set goals and strategies for 2024 and beyond.  Plus you can learn how to join the exclusive Killer Bee Community for as low as $1 a month! It’s a community of like-minded professionals and you’ll gain access to premium content, advice, and much more.

The livestream is FREE and open to all:  Digital Marketers • Tech Enthusiasts • Social Media Strategists • Anyone eager to stay ahead in the digital world. Join on Facebook HERE or on Linkedin HERE

Mike Kankelfritz 6 years at Family Life Radio/Tucson
Robin Robinson 23 years at WHIF/Palatka
Dave Conour celebrates 28 years in Christian Radio
Bryan Mayhood 2 years at GSF Media

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