Industry News Bits Thu 10-28-21
Remember these stations having fall fundraisers this week.. NGEN/Houston.. SOS Radio.. WAFT/Valdosta.. The LifeFM Network/Greenville.. WRGN/Hunlock Creek, PA.. WBGL/Champaign.. WayFM
WHCF/Bangor completed its successful Fall Sharathon. WHCF OM Tim Collins tells HisAir, “It was an amazing conclusion to our 40th Birthday celebration! Not only did the WHCF listeners help us purchase a new transmitter in August, but they helped us hit 100% in our Sharathon early. God and His people are amazing! We are tremendously blessed.”
Family Life/Bath, NY finished its Fall Sharathon just shy of the $2,000,000 mark!
CEO Rick Snavely says, “We know that prayer works as we have seen the results with another record-setting Sharathon! Thank you to everyone who helped make this important event happen. It is not just the staff behind the mics and phones, or the IT guys who keep everything running, or the kitchen crew that supplies meals from dusk to dawn that makes an event like this successful, but rather the entire Family Life team working together. It’s an incredible process to behold and play a part in.”
CJLF/Barrie, ON (LIFE 100.3) held their Sharathon fundraiser, “Sharathon Yes He Can to raise the station’s revenue for the year.
Sharathon was October 27 and 28 with a goal of raising $125,000 over the two days. “We were blessed to receive so many donations, from kids who gave $2 from their allowance to businesses giving a $5,000 match and many generous gifts in between,” says General Manager Steve Jones.
LIFE 100.3 reached 102% of their goal, raising $127,620 and ending the fundraiser more than five hours early! Some of the funds raised will go toward new database and finance software and a new vehicle for the LIFE Street Team. Pictured the LIFE 100.3 team.
KWFC/Springfield GM Dave Taylor hosted the Diamond Awards held Tuesday Night in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Diamond Awards honor the achievements of Southern Gospel, Christian Country, and Bluegrass Artists, Radio Personalities and Songwriters. Among the night’s winners were Michael Combs, Karen Peck and New River, Triumphant, Tonja Rose, Eagle’s Wings, and Living Legend Jeanette Cooke.
More on the Diamond Awards HERE.
Nielsen OCT PPM numbers arrive starting Monday 11/1. All results for subscribing Christian stations will be posted on HisAir.Net. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by ShareMedia Services. Latest numbers HERE.
Jim Barto 21 years at Salem Media
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