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Industry News Bits THU 1-4-24

Fundraisers this week ..

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


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CRISTA Media stations KCMS/Seattle (SPIRIT 105.3) and KWPZ/Bellingham (PRAISE 106.5) both held one-day end of year fundraising events the final week of 2023. And the listeners responded in a huge way. SPIRIT ended the day at 116% of the fundraising goal, while PRAISE finished up at a whopping 141%.

Director of Programming Ty McFarland says, “We’re so grateful to the Lord for providing through our listeners– again! Has He ever failed us? No. And He never will! Big thanks to Vidare Creative and the Marketing and Fundraising teams at CRISTA led by Mike Meyers, Jeremy Reis, and Kelli Tolf. And I’m so grateful for the amazing team of on-air and off-air people who jumped in to make our year-end fundraiser successful.”


Join Killer Bee Marketing’s Brian Curee and Olivia Yetman will hold a LIVE video stream on 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


Kenneth Hill’s Information Communications is buying WBEJ/Elizabethtown, TN (AM 1240 and translator W300CC at 107.9 FM) for $370,000 from CB Radio. Hill currently owns CCM WHGG/Kingsport (Love 97.3).

Houston Christian Broadcasters has filed to purchase KBAN/De Ridder, LA (91.5) from American Family Association.

The Moody Bible Institute is buying WHRD/Freeport, IL (106.9) for $64,000 from the Northwestern Illinois Radio Fellowship.

iHeartMedia and EMF are swapping (no cash) translators in Gulfport, FL (Tampa) W233AV at 94.5 FM and the Albuquerque K251AU at 98.1 FM going to EMF. In the deal iHeartMedia gets W279AQ at 103.7 FM/Mascoutah, IL (St Louis) and W266CJ at 101.1 FM/Beachwood, OH (Akron).


New Job Alert – KNWS/Waterloo is seeking a Station Manager to fill the spot left vacant by Adam Hannan.

If interested check HERE.


The National Association of Gospel Radio (NAGR) will hold a Western Regional Summit in Los Angeles. This will take place Feb 2-3 during Grammys week.

And The NGAR plans a Gospel Radio Power Call on Thursday, January 11th at 6 PM PT for all Gospel Radio and Industry Professionals who want to get the details. 

More info at their website HERE.


Curb Word artists for King & Country will provide music at the NRB 2024 Opening Session in Nashville next month. The Opening Session will also include remarks from Christian voices Jonathan Falwell and Rev. James E. Ward Jr.

The countdown to the 2024 NRB International Christian Media Convention has begun with NRB 2024 taking place February 20-23, 2024, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.


KSBJ/Houston “Traffic Master” Uncle Bill Ingram is featured in a special piece in Bluebonnet News. Read the story HERE.


HisAir FLASHBACK – Jan 4, 2023 – SOS Radio/Las Vegas PD Scott Herrold will join Hope Media Group (HMG) as its new Chief of Programming, effective Monday, January 9th.  He replaces Ron Harrell, who exits.


Strong Tower Media WEEC/Dayton (Hope 100.7) PD Daryl Pierce checks in with HisAir.

Daryl says, ” We had a Christmas HOPE campaign and our listeners granted about 95% of the needs submitted from our listeners. Two TV stations covered the event!”


Milestones:
Ross McCampbell celebrates 34 years at WBCL/Ft Wayne
Paul Virts 5 years at DickersonBakker


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