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Industry News Bits THU 11-17-22

Fundraisers this week .. Passion Radio/Farmington, NM .. WCLQ/Wausau .. KYTT/Coos Bay .. 89.9 The Light/Melbourne

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Oct 2022
(Subscribing Stations)

WLTY HD3/Columbia, SC – 0.3
KKDM HD3/Des Moines – 0.1
KPZK/Little Rock – 1.5
KAAY/Little Rock – 0.2
KJYR/Spokane – 0.2

Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company

Suzanne Newman (Photo: Business Wire)Salem announced today the launch of the podcast show Answers for Elders on Salem-owned SeniorResource.com. Answers for Elders features Seattle-based radio host, Suzanne Newman, an advertising executive turned family caregiver, whose mission is to provide education, help, and support to those who are experiencing their own unique journeys within the complicated world of Eldercare. Each week, Suzanne is joined by vetted professionals in over 65 categories including health and wellness, life changes, living options, money, law, and more.

“I made deeply personal decisions on behalf of my mother and I know how confusing this journey can be. Now, the passion that drives me every day is to empower families and seniors who are navigating similar circumstances,” says Newman. “We are truly grateful for Answers for Elders’ partnership with the Senior Resource Podcast Network and Salem Media. It’s a relationship that we hope will serve as a powerful catalyst in bringing inspiration, education, and applicable solutions to millions of families.”



NRB expresses grave disappointment in the decision of twelve Senate Republicans to vote to advance the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act,” which breaks with the traditional definition of marriage that has sustained the American family for generations and undermines religious groups, including our members, who dissent in speech or in practice.

Regretfully, this group of twelve even includes current and former members of the Senate Values Action Team (VAT), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). Sen. Blunt has asserted that this legislation “enhances the religious freedom for all Americans by protecting religious organizations from retaliation by federal agencies due to their views on marriage,” but the bill does no such thing. A bipartisan amendment that purported to remedy the bill’s lack of religious liberty protections failed to address the critical issues, merely pledging that the bill would not do things no one claimed it would do and providing a measure of political cover for fair-weather conservatives.

“In America today, the ability to obtain a same-sex marriage is not in jeopardy. The ability to do business or speak to the culture while holding to traditional values about life, marriage, and family is very much under threat,” said NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller. “These are part and parcel of the First Amendment freedoms that NRB exists to defend.”

Guest artists featured on The Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown with Greg Goodman this week include Phil Collingsworth, Sr. of The Collingsworth Family, Libbi Stuffle of The Perrys, Daniel Ashmore of The Old Paths, Joseph Habedank, Grant Gibson of Karen Peck & New River and John Darin Rowsey of The Guardians



Next week on Brian Crowe’s Gospel Radio Favorites, featured group on Artist Song & Spotlight will be Isaiah 61. Their current single just released to radio is “Thank You For the Change.”

Sean “Ross On Radio” Ttakes a First Listen to holiday music on WAKW/Cincinnati (Star 93.3) and a very different approach on KDUV/Vidalia (Spirit 88.9). Both stations traditionally launch into All Christmas earlier than most.

Read the article HERE.

Multi-Grammy® Award winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist FOR KING + COUNTRY received a 2023 nomination for the upcoming 65th Grammy® with Hillary Scott of Lady A for their recently released song, “For God Is With Us”. The single is up for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” for the award show that will take place on February 5 and marks the seventh Grammy® nomination of their career (with four wins).

FOR KING + COUNTRY is also nominated for “Favorite Inspirational Artist” for this year’s American Music Awards which takes place next Sunday, November 20; and received a Billboard Award nomination for “Top Christian Artist,” in addition to three Dove Awards wins this year for their latest album, “WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?”  The album debuted earlier this year in the Top 10 (#7) on the Billboard 200.

FOR KING + COUNTRY will embark on their 14-city “A DRUMMER BOY CHRISTMAS | THE 2022 TOUR EXPERIENCE” on November 26, which kicks off in Kansas City, MO at T-Mobile Center and continues through December 19, when they will perform at the Opry House in Nashville.

Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) grabbed 21 GRAMMY Awards nominations this time around. Nominations include across all CCMG divisions .

“Big congratulations to our artists, writers and partners on their GRAMMY nominations.” says CCMG Co-President Brad O’Donnell. “We are so proud and honored to work with each of you and celebrate this well-deserved recognition.”

“We are so privileged to partner with the artists and writers we represent at Capitol CMG,” adds CCMG Co-President Hudson Plachy.  “We join with the Recording Academy in celebrating the nominations and continue to be grateful for the opportunity to create with, support and stand beside such incredible talent.”

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