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Industry News Bits THU 1-26-23

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Fall 22
WJYZ/Albany, GA – 1.5
WBGA/Brunswick, GA – 3.6
WIZB/Dothan – 4.3
WHLW/Dothan – 3.4
WHLW/Montgomery – 7.9
WKNZ/Salisbury – 4.7
WSOK/Savannah – 5.8
KWND/Springfield, MO – 5.3
KWFC/Springfield, MO – 1.5


Nielsen Holiday 2022 PPM ratings release this week. Markets released on Day 3 today Las Vegas, Orlando, more. Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company. Go HERE for latest.


WHIF/Palatka (91.3 Hope FM) adds Jessica Daughtry to the weekend air staff.


Gotee Records’ Cochren & Co. released their debut album, Don’t Lose Hope, two years ago to much acclaim and radio airplay. Helmed by singer/songwriter and worship leader Michael Cochren joined by his wife Leah, Cochren & Co. is back with a strong sophomore offering, Running Home, which will release on February 3rd. The 10-song project features hope-filled lyrics and timeless melodies as Cochren & Co. blurs the line between American pop/rock and soul/blues to create a classic sound all their own.

“This album is all about running into the arms of God,” shares Michael Cochren, frontman for Cochren & Co. “It’s my story, but I also believe it’s the story of anyone who has found themselves far from home spiritually. We’ve all heard the saying there’s no place like home. When I think of what ‘home’ means, I think of comfort, rest, safety, and love. When we go off looking for these things in the broken world, we will never find them. Ultimately, we only find what we need when we return to our loving God.”


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NRB Pres/CEO Troy A. Miller issued the following statement in response to the removal of Newsmax from the DirecTV satellite platform:

“NRB was disappointed to learn of the cancellation of NRB member Newsmax from DirecTV’s satellite platform. While DirecTV has maintained that the reasons for the cancellation were financial, not ideological, the question of why low-rated, left-leaning networks like MSNBC and CNN receive retransmission fees and remain on the platform needs to be answered. Newsmax is the second cancellation of a high-profile, conservative, faith-friendly news network after OAN’s cancellation last year. DirecTV serves a sizeable subscriber base that skews conservative and religious. This viewership deserves access to diverse programming, including options aligned with their points of view. This move will only excel DirecTV’s subscriber erosion, which obviously fails to serve DirecTV’s business interests.”


Registration is open for the 2023 NAB Show, the preeminent event driving innovation and collaboration across the broadcast, media and entertainment industry. Click HERE to learn more and register for the event’s 100th anniversary, held April 15-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


The Gospel Industry Network (G.I.N) 2023 Summit will hold its Winter Summit Board Meeting from February 2-4, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA. The Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX will be the host hotel. This year’s meeting will be interactive and focused on celebrating the accomplishments of the executive board, affiliate leaders, music industry professionals, influencers, and media changemakers. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, grow their ministry, and have their voices heard.


Ellie Holcomb has achieved the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Bronze Award for selling more than 100,000 copies of her debut children’s book, Who Sang The First Song, a lyrical tale that shows young readers that God our Maker sang the first song and created us all with a song to sing.


Jerry Kirksey, Editor Emeritus of Singing News Magazine, passed away this week at the age of 82. Mr. Kirksey had been in declining health for several years.

In addition to his work with Singing News, Jerry served on the board of directors of the original Gospel Music Association, and the board of the original Southern Gospel Music Association of Georgia. He was involved in organizing the Southern Gospel Music Guild and the modern-day Southern Gospel Music Association. He was actively involved in the building and development of the original SGMA Hall of Fame and Museum at Dollywood. Jerry was inducted into the SGMA Hall of Fame in 2011.


Milestones:
Ed Guzman 2 years at WNWC/Madison
Segar Kannan 16 years at Salem Media
Hope Media & WayFM announce merger 1 year ago

Prayer List:
Coppelia (Mother)


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