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Industry News Bits THU 12-8-22

Fundraisers this week .. Family Radio/Nashville ..  His Radio/Greenville .. Life 107.3/Duluth .. KGBI/Omaha .. Life 90.5/Wilmington .. WGTS/Wash DC .. Worship 24/7/Portland

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Nov 2022

WXOK/Baton Rouge – 3.2
KRVE HD3/Baton Rouge – 0.1
WLLV/Louisville – 0.5
WSDF HD2/Louisville – 0.5
KKND/New Orleans – 2.4
WYLD AM/New Orleans – 1.0

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The Wisconsin based VCY America is purchasing WFAS/Bronxville, NY (NYC Metro) from Cumulus for for $7.25 million. WFAS is a Class A 103.9 980 watts @532ft. The signal covers the northern parts of New York City with its coverage best in the Bronx, Northern Manhattan, parts of Queens, Westchester County, Bergen and Hudson County NJ, and extreme western Long Island. WFAS AM was not included in the deal.

In March this year VCY signed on KVDT/Dallas (103.3).

VCY broadcasts Biblical teaching, Sacred Music, Informative News, as well as Radio drama for the young and young at heart.


WMIT/Asheville (The Light FM) listeners donated enough money in a single day to provide 108,040 meals to those in need through the 2022 “Hope to the Hungry” campaign. This was the third year The Light FM partnered with seven rescue ministries to raise money to feed their community during this Christmas season. This year, the effort raised $229,046 in total. These meals will be distributed throughout the South Central and Southern Appalachia regions to children in need, to people who are experiencing homelessness, and to people who are recovering from drug addiction.

Donors had the choice to “give where they live,” by choosing a specific center to support. Every dollar donated was given directly to one of these centers:

  • Cleveland County Rescue Mission in Shelby, North Carolina
  • Haywood Pathways Center in Waynesville, North Carolina
  • Hendersonville Rescue Mission in Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • Knoxville Dream Center in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Salvation Army of Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Strong Life Rescue Mission in Conover, North Carolina
  • Western Carolina Rescue Ministries in Asheville, North Carolina

“There’s no better time than Christmas to invite The Light FM listeners to offer tangible comfort to those who are desperately hungry to get something more out of life,” said John Owens, general manager of Blue Ridge Broadcasting. “We reminded our listeners that for just $2.12, they could provide not just a warm meal, but also provide someone hope.”

Donald Chapman 13 years at KSBJ/Houston

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