Industry News Bits Thu 10-13-22
Fundraisers this week .. KTSY/Boise .. KLRC/Siloam Springs .. WNFR/Port Huron .. KGLY/Tyler .. WAKW/Cincinnati .. KSLT/Rapid City .. WRNP/Ft Wayne .. KFNW/Fargo .. KKJM/St Cloud .. American Family Radio
Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Sep 2022
WXOK/Baton Rouge – 3.0
KRVE HD3/Baton Rouge – 0.1
WLLV/Louisville – 0.5
WSDF HD2/Louisville – 0.4
KKND/New Orleans – 2.1
WYLD AM/New Orleans – 1.1
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WSMP/Magee, MS (Renew 96.9) moved into its new facility in the downtown area in Aug this year. Today the city held a ribbon cutting ceremony.
WSMP station manager/mornings Jack Robertson tells HisAir, “Words can not express how grateful we are to have grown & moved to downtown Magee. Wow! The support of the Magee Chamber & the amount of people who showed up blew my mind. To be honest, I’m in awe & pretty much speechless about the goodness of God & the outpouring of support from our community in Magee. Way too many people to thank for being here but THANK YOU!!! The ribbon has been cut & we are now officially a part of the fabric of Downtown Magee!!!”
The station went on the air in 2015 and is locally owned and started in the office of Church Alive in Magee.
Congrats to KBNJ/Corpus Christi voted as Best Radio Station by readers of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. The poll also named Station manager morning host Juan Carlos Reyes a finalist for Best of the Best Radio Personality.
WIHS/Middletown, CT (104.9) celebrates 53 Years on the ai this week.
WIHS serves the Hartford area. The station is owned by Connecticut Radio Fellowship, Inc. and features programming from Salem Communications.
WIHS is a ministry of the Connecticut Radio Fellowship, broadcasting music, local and national Christian programs. WIHS is non-commercial, 100% listener supported, and has been broadcasting Christian programs since 1969.
UPDATE: The Morning Cruise with Dave, Bill, and Carmen on The JOY FM/Tampa raised almost $400,000 dollars to help survivors of Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida. Dubbed Hope After the Hurricane, the live, video simulcast event provided essential relief supplies through listener donations to Convoy of Hope and featured personalized messages and songs from Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin, For King & Country, Zach Williams, Danny Gokey, Cain, Hope Darst and several other artists.
“It was fantastic to have so many of our artists willing to be part of the event,” said Dave Cruse (Program Director). Each hour during The Morning Cruise, listeners and viewers got a message of hope, information about Convoy’s operations centered in Ft. Myers, and ways to respond. Carmen Brown (VP Network Programming) noted how “We had gifts from all over our listening areas in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. But especially meaningful were donations that came in from areas affected by the hurricane! Once again, the generosity of The JOY FM listening family was overwhelming.”
Watch the replay HERE.
Two LPFM broadcasters have been notified by the FCC for a potential forfeiture in the amount of $1,500 each.
Corning Christian Radio Corp received a “Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture” after the Media Bureau discovered that the licensee had failed to file its license renewal application for station WLRG(LP) in Corning, N.Y.
And, Erie Christian Broadcasting Inc. was notified by the FCC that the application to renew for WBIT(LP) in Erie, Pa., had not been submitted on time.
Radio Training Network Compliance Manager Bill Harrier checks in with HisAir as a couple items in the “20th Anniversary Flashbacks” bring back some memories.
Bill says, “7 Years ago Warren Bolthouse passing … Warren led a Youth Ministry in Jackson County, Michigan when I was in high school and held monthly Saturday night rallies. He hired me in 1972 to be assistant manager at WUFN in my hometown of Albion, MI, and then transferred to WUGN, Midland, MI before it went on the air to help Randy Carlson get everything ready to go on the air in December, 1973 … and then when Randy went to the corporate office, I became manager of WUGN.”
“THANKS for the stirring the memories … and a continued Happy 20th Anniversary.”
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