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Industry News Bits THU 11-16-23

Fundraisers this week .. Vision Christian Radio/Queensland .. WTGN/Lima .. WCLQ/Wausau .. Worship 24/7 .. 

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

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

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid

WDEK/Columbia, SC – 0.5
KPZK/Little Rock – 2.0
KEEH/Spokane – 7.1

November PPM’s arrive on 11/26.  Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

Starting today Nov 16th Hope Media Group and Compassion International in partnership with KSBJ/Houston & WayFM are presenting the much-loved story SCROOGE: A Christmas Carol. This 4-part, fully dramatized and all-new adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens will get the entire family in the Christmas spirit. While being true to the original story, screenwriter P.G. Cuschieri and creator/producer Mark Ramsey imagined fresh story elements with beloved actors Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) & John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones). This new adaptation will highlight inspirational family themes that will encourage listeners for many Christmases yet-to-come.

“On behalf of Hope Media Group, I am incredibly proud to announce Scrooge: A Christmas Carol. This podcast experience features a star-studded cast that delivers a Hollywood quality experience to listeners of any age. Scrooge is a testament to our passion for spreading Hope through engaging content for the entire family. We are eager to present this production in cooperation with our friends at Compassion international who share our desire to see lives transformed.”

SCROOGE: A Christmas Carol will be available wherever you find podcasts. Watch the trailer HERE.

On Tuesday, November 14th, the entire WGTS/Wash DC team spread out across the greater Washington, D.C. region to help the 2023 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Staffers donned their holiday headbands and other Christmas decorations to ring the bells for the army. All the money raised goes to the Salvation Army’s programs that feed the hungry, house the homeless, help the drug-addicted, provide heat to those who need it, and other community outreach programs.

“Getting out from behind the mic and into the community energizes every last one of us,” says WGTS Morning Show Host Summer Shepherd. “Being able to give back, hug and pray with listeners, and allow people an opportunity to do good is one thing that sets WGTS apart. It was such an honor to link arms with the Salvation Army. Can’t wait for next year.”

Major Todd Mason is the area commander for the National Capital Area Command of the Salvation Army. He says, “Working with WGTS 91.9 is very special to the Salvation Army, as we can share our Christian values with so many people across the DMV. We are so thankful to have the opportunity to share our Iconic Red Kettle Campaign to an audience who aligns perfectly with our mission; thank you, WGTS 91.9, and to all your listeners for making our Day of ringing a huge success.”

Pictured WGTS Morning Show Hosts Jerry Woods and Summer Shepherd with Major Todd Mason

Christmas music programming – HisAir has a playlist of all the new Christmas Songs being released this year. You can access the list on Spotify HERE.

HisAir Flashback – Nov 16, 2020 – The Bridge of Hope, Inc., owner/operators of WKNZ/Harrington/Dover, DE (The Bridge) and WNKZ-FM/Salisbury/Pocomoke City, MD) has signed an agreement to purchase WAIV-FM, licensed to Cape May Courthouse, NJ from Equity Communications, LP.

CMB University welcomed upcoming broadcasters in Nashville on November 11 and 12. Gratitude is expressed to the numerous industry leaders who contributed by providing mentorship and empowerment to the aspiring media leaders and trailblazers of the future. Students from across the country connected with their peers to build relationships with industry experts to jumpstart their careers in broadcasting.

Brian Dishon, President of Prime Dialogue, graciously shared his insights on how students can strategically position themselves for success with prospective employers, adding an honor to the occasion. Mandy Young, VP of Radio at K-LOVE/Air1, engaged in a conversation about the art of interviewing alongside Grammy award-winning artist Natalie Grant. Michelle Younkman, Executive Director at CMB, skillfully moderated a panel of General Managers, delving into their expectations for future team members. The event offered attendees valuable learning experiences through in-depth breakout sessions led by industry leaders, providing insights into various aspects of the radio field and opportunities to hone their skills in real-world scenarios. Furthermore, participants actively contributed to a service project, packing over 200 gifts for women in crisis as part of CUPS Mission. The event was expertly hosted by Chad Bradley from The River Radio, and attendees enjoyed the uplifting worship led by Integrity Music artist Sarah Kroger.

New Job Alert: Moody Radio has new openings in Chicago and Zeeland, MI. 

All the details HERE

Congratulations to Kinship Radio/Mankato Executive Director Jennifer Hayden on her recent marriage.

Scott Thunder 8 years at WFCM/Nashville
Kenny Rodgers 7 years Capitol CMG
KSWD/Los Angeles (KKLQ) 6 years ago flips to K-LOVE

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