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Industry News Bits THU 2-29-24

Fundraisers this week .. KZTH/OKC .. UCB/UK

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

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid JAN 2024
WERC HD2/Birmingham – 2.1
WAGG/Birmingham – 2.0
WLFJ/Greenville – 5.1
WPZZ/Richmond – 3.8

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

January PPM release is complete.  Feb 2024 PPM is due starting 3/18.

The WPHN/Gaylord (Promise FM) main transmitter and tower suffered a catastrophic fire on Wednesday. The fire knocked the station off the air limiting the coverage area to 80%. Cause of fire has not been determined.

CMB announced finalists for 2024 CMB Special Awards which will be given out at Momentum Friday, May 31.

Industry Achievement Award Nominees:
Lisa Barry – Owner, Lisa Barry Media
Mike Harper – KVNE/Tyler
Jim Leightenheimer – Cedarville University
Matt Stockman – Pillar Media
Johnny & Stacey Stone – WGTS/Wash DC

Community Impact Award Nominees:
KCBI (Dallas)

KJNW/Kansas City

Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award Nominees:
Ed Cash

Mac Powell
Natalie Grant
Point of Grace

KGGN/Hemet, CA (The Vine) held the first stop on The Vine FM’s 2024 Worship World Tour on Sunday, February 25, 2024, to a sold-out crowd. The concert featuring Sanctus Real packed West Coast Life Church in Murrieta, just outside Temecula, CA. The “world” for The Vine FM listener is Southwest Riverside County, where 102.5 The Vine FM plans Worship World Tour stops in different venues and cities throughout their listener area.

General Manager of 102.5 The Vine FM, Chris Thompson, says, “The goal of The Vine FM’s Worship World Tour is to bring an affordable night of worship to Southwest Riverside County with artists our listeners know from the radio. These aren’t stadium shows but rather more intimate evenings built to draw deeper connections between our listeners and artists, ultimately leading to deeper relationships with Jesus.” 

The second stop of The Vine FM’s 2024 Worship World Tour is already set for Sunday, April 28, 2024, featuring the voice of Tenth Avenue North, Mike Donehey, at Cornerstone Church in Hemet, California, the ownership church of The Vine FM.

Pictured L-R Kevin Yurastis – The Vine FM Volunteer, Jason Ferris – Live Performance Producer, Christine Marsh – Underwriting Representative The Vine FM, Mark Graalman – Drummer Sanctus Real,  Dustin Lolli – Lead Singer Sanctus Real, Kristine Turner – The Vine FM Traffic Director, Jennifer Perez – The Vine FM Sales/Underwriting Director

HisAir New Job Alert: UCB Canada needs a Content Production Coordinator who will collaborate closely with cross-functional departments, including Website Development, Radio Programming, Marketing & Sales, Donor Engagement, and others, to deliver effective and integrated campaigns.

If interested go HERE.

Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) nominations have been announced.


Radio Personalities of the year:
Carla Jones
Hunter Logan
Lee Lancaster
Steve Roberson
Marty Smith
Tommy Smith
Patsy Dickerson
Sonshine Road
Bobby Lynn
Glen Campbell
Laura West

Station of the Year:
HLE Radio
New Journey Radio
Pure Gospel
Today’s Christian Country

The ICMA Convention takes [lace May 29th in Nashville.

HisAir introduces a new monthly feature in partnership with Killer Bee Marketing. Every month “Digital Buzz.” will dive into things happening in the digital world.

This month, we’ll peel back the layers on something buzzing in everyone’s ears – the Threads algorithm. Plus, some fresh, actionable tips for ramping up your organic social media strategy.

Check the very first installment of “Digital Buzz” HERE.

WSMP/Magee, MS (Renew 96.9) is launching a new Sunday morning worship show called, ‘Sunday Morning Worship with Kayla Berry.’ Kayla is a worship leader & an independent recording artist with a huge heart for ministry. She is a gifted communicator & we are excited to see how she’ll connect on a deeper level.

WSMP GM Jack Robertson says, “In fact, we have aspirations of syndicating her show sooner rather than later. A few stations have already expressed interest when we are ready.”

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – Feb 29, 2016 – Adam McCain is the new General Manager of WCQR/Gray, TN. Brian Sanders, Executive VP of PAR, said, “We are excited about the future of WCQR under Adam’s leadership.  He’s been a part of PAR for 7 years. He eats, breathes and sleeps the mission and vision. He’s a natural leader. We are thankful to have Adam as the GM of WCQR.”

Liz Latchford 10 years at UCB/Canada

Prayer List:
David Webb

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