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Industry News Bits THU 11-9-23

Fundraisers this week .. KCVO/Camdenton, MO .. Kinship Radio/Mankato, MN .. KWFC/Springfield .. KPAR/Dickinson, ND .. Lighthouse FM Network/Newfoundland .. WAFT/Valdosta .. REAL Southern Gospel Radio .. UCB/UK

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


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

WSIV/Syracuse – 0.4
WSYR HD3/Syracuse – 0.4

November PPM’s arrive on 11/26. 

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.


KKEQ/Grand Forks (Your Q FM) is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary.

KKEQ PD Josh Jones tells HisAir, “We went on the air for the first time on November 1st 1993. We were recently voted Favorite Radio Station in the Best Of Bemidji vote in our local newspaper to go along with Best Radio Station in Grand Forks, along with Best Morning Show! God has blessed us with a great mission field!”

The station first signed on in 1972 as KEHG-FM 107.1, a 3,000 watt Class A. The station would become KKCQ-FM in 1990. In the early 1992, Pine To Prairie Broadcasting was formed with several investors with the intent of bringing Christian radio to northwest Minnesota, and purchase. On July 7, 2008, KKEQ rebranded itself as “Your Q FM”.


Christian Radio host Brant Hansen’s newest book has already hit #1 bestseller in multiple key Amazon categories, rising to #252 in Amazon overall sales rank, even though the book doesn’t come out until mid-January. The book is about anxiety and peace, and it’s titled Life is Hard, God is Good, Let’s Dance: Experiencing Real Joy in a World Gone Mad.

“People are very anxious, and I’m trying to remind people why we don’t need to be, even though the world is so profoundly messed-up,” Brant says. “I tried to make it funny, too… though that’s in the eye of the beholder.”

Publisher’s Weekly chose to review the book, saying it has “a light touch and a lasting impact.” If you’re interested in interviewing Brant about it on your station, contact Courtney Thomas at courtney@jonesliterary.com. And sample questions and press kit are HERE.


KGGN/Hemet, CA (102.5 The Vine) successfully concluded their second annual “Warm Hearts Coat Drive” – the most successful in the history of The Vine.

KGGN GM Chris Thompson says, “We didn’t know if listeners would respond to a coat drive in this heat. We also moved the collection to October, earlier than the holiday season, when we had promoted our coat drive last year. Getting out in front of the chill really resonated with listeners.”

Over five weeks, The Vine’s underwriting and promotions team held five 2-hour Coat Collection Checkpoints at various underwriter locations every Friday afternoon. The Vine collected over 68 men’s coats, 112 for women, and 120 coats for children, gave away 250 Crumbl Cookies, onboarded three new passionate volunteers, partnered with three new underwriters, and handed out more than 250 station window stickers.


CMB’s 2 day Momentum Summit on revenue & Leadership in Nashville is tacking place today & tomorrow. The sessions will explore the role revenue plays in the ongoing success of a radio station and help develop your leadership skills. Pictured KCMS/Seattle (Spirit 105.3) PD Ty McFarland addresses crowd.


Christmas is the time of year when hearts are more open to receive the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.  That’s why the Turning Point digital team from David Jeremiah Ministries is making Why the Nativity? available for your radio station or network to use all season long. In its first year, the film had more than 21 million views online, and more than 8 million views on television.

The digital team has made it easy to embed Why the Nativity? on your digital platforms this Christmas season. Go HERE.  Also provided is the movie trailer and other promotional materials.

To sign up and start streaming – or to learn more go HERE.


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 9, 2021 – Former Christian broadcaster Chris Lash has passed away in Nashville after a lengthy bout with sepsis that came from a recent infection. Lash started in Christian radio in Erie, PA in 1978 at WCTL, on air and programming in Erie, PA, Pittsburgh, Dayton, Daytona Beach, Nashville, He owned and started his first Christian Stations in 2003 Christian Hit Radio 103.7 The Switch in Indiana, PA, and 96.7 The Switch in Zephyrhills, Florida. General Manager of several stations. In 2018 he launched WERF LP/Gainesville, FL (Next FM). 


Milestones:
David Darling celebrates 26 years at Salem Media
Amy Byrd 3 years at KZTH/OKC

Prayer List:
Dylan Dupree (Father)


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