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Fundraisers this week .. WHIF/Palatka .. The House FM/OKC .. Spirit Radio Ireland ..


Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Jan 23

WERC HD2/Birmingham – 3.0
WAGG/Birmingham – 1.7
WBHJ HD3/Birmingham – 0.3
WOLZ HD2/Naples – 0.3
WLFJ/Greenville – 4.2
WGTK HD3/Greenville – 0.5
WSHP/Greenville – 0.5
WBTJ HD3/Richmond – 0.2

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Inside Radio’s Format Counts report for February, shows the Contemporary Christian format has gained 20 new stations from last year, representing a 1.5% increase and ranking fourth among formats with the most stations. 

CCM 
Feb 22 – 1,323
Jan 23 – 1,343
Feb 23 – 1,#43

Religion  (Teaching, Variety)
Feb 22 – 2,006
Jan 23 – 2,005
Feb 23 – 2,004


Following the passing of beloved band member Jay Weaver, Curb Word artists Big Daddy Weave returns with poignant single “Heaven Changes Everything,” releasing March 10.

The hopeful anthem, dedicated to their brother and friend, examines the grief of this earthly life in light of eternity. With heaven in plain view, pain is no longer in vein. A tearful song of gratitude, “Heaven Changes Everything” previews the award-winning group’s forthcoming tenth studio album and looks forward to the day when we will all, finally, be home.

“Heaven Changes Everything” was written by Mike Weaver, Matthew West, and Jeff Pardo; and produced by Jeremy Redmon and Jeff Pardo


VCY America launched its newest station KVPC/Rapid City, SD (97.9 FM) on February 28th, 2023, making it the 60th station in the VCY America Radio Network. The network started its journey in 1961 with a 30-minute daily radio program, and now it offers Christian Information Radio, covering over 30 million individuals from Phoenix to New York City. The programming includes Biblical teachings, sacred music, informative news, and radio dramas for people of all ages.


Todays Southern Gospel Top 30 Countdown is now broadcasting on 5 stations. Syndication Networks began promoting the new program in mid-January with stations coming on board shortly after. 

Todays Southern Gospel Top Thirty Countdown can be heard each week on 105.5FM KBKK/Alexandria, LA., 93.9FM KGGM/Rayville/Monroe, LA ,105.1FM WLFN/Waverly-Nashville 98.1FM & 1230AM, WANO/Pineville KY-Knoxville TN. 


New Job Alert:
The Bridge/Delaware is looking for a South Jersey Community Engagement Coordinator to work with their Delaware-based community engagement team to increase the visibility and awareness of The Bridge in southern New Jersey.  Check out the listing HERE.


FOR KING + COUNTRY’s “What Are We Waiting For?  The Tour Part II” starts on March 23.  The U.S. and Canadian circuit will kick off in Honolulu, Hawaii and will continue through May 31 in Vancouver, BC; followed by additional festival/fair performances. 

Joel and Luke Smallbone just scored their latest #1 Billboard Christian Airplay Chart with “Love Me Like I Am” feat. Jordin Sparks, marking their 13th #1 hit single (and 8th consecutive #1 hit single) on the chart. 


The 2023 NAB Show, where you’ll get a mix of free education on the show floor, exclusive programs with prominent industry leaders and a dedicated lineup of sessions for TV and radio broadcasters in the all-new Broadcast District. Get insights to keep your career trending upwards among the more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and solutions. 2023 NAB show is April15-19 in Las Vegas.


No leader sets out to be average. But somewhere along the way, we get stuck, hit a cap, and simply run out of courage.

So what does a courageous leader look like? Read more from Dunham+Company HERE.

 


Milestones:
Scott Curtis 32 years at Moody Radio/Grand Rapids
Tony Lopez 21 years at KLTY/Dallas

Prayer List:
Paul Loggins


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