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Industry News Bits THU 5-16-24

Fundraisers this week .. New Life Radio/Griffin, GA .. WGTS/Wash DC .. WAKW/Cincinnati .. 

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

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APRIL PPM is all here. Day 4 markets include Nashville, W Palm Beach and more. Go HERE for latest PPM ratings. 

May PPM release starts 6/10.

KJHM/Denver (Star 101.5) has added a new morning show hosted by Skip Mahaffey and Kristen James. The show airs 6-10am with Mahaffey in Cincinnati and James in New York. Skip will continue to host 9-11am on WAKW/Cincinnati (Star 93.3) where he is Director of Programming Operations.

Mahaffey joined Pillar Media as Director of Programming Operations in Oct 2023 after co-hosting mornings at K-LOVE for 7 years.

James has been with Pillar since 2012 serving in various roles including Music Director, Promotions, Production, and On-Air.

Adam McNutt has been hired by Family Life Radio/Tucson as the new morning show producer for Mike Kankelfritz. Adam’s former Christian Radio experience includes  WJQK/Grand Rapids (Joy99) and for the last 6 years has worked in youth ministry at his church in Michigan. His first day at FLR is June 3rd.

Gary Eaton has rejoined WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) as Senior Media Strategist. Gary was with WFSH in the same capacity from for over 5 years and left 2 years ago.

Just before Mother’s Day Weekend, May 9-10, WMIT/Asheville (The Light FM) hosted its annual “Heart of Hope” campaign raising enough funds to provide 2,196 mothers-to-be with ultrasounds and faith-based support for their pregnancies. The station partnered with 28 area pregnancy centers across North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee to raise awareness about their services, including pregnancy tests, counseling, ultrasounds and post-abortion programs.

“We are humbled by the generosity of The Light FM donors,” said Jim Kirkland, executive director of Blue Ridge Broadcasting. “Every dollar is going to the lifesaving work that these pregnancy centers are providing through ultrasounds. We praise God for the impact that this campaign is having right here in our own backyard!”

This was the seventh year for “Heartbeat of Hope,” which has funded a total of 13,986 ultrasounds for women across the Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont region.

KW Ministries has submitted a $250,000 agreement to acquire WIRO/Ironton, OH (107.1) from Educational Media Foundation (EMF). WIR is currently Air1. EMF will retain ownership of its K-LOVE station WHKU/Huntington (91.9) serving the same market.

Calvary Christian Fellowship of Cumberland is donating station WLIC/Frostburg, MD (97.1)  to Solid Foundation Broadcasting. Solid Foundation Broadcasting currently operates stations in Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia.

American Christian Radio has a one-dollar deal to acquire CP KNHO/Roswell, NM (88.1) from New Hope Baptist Church-Roswell. KNHO will be a Class A signal.

HisAir has heard from our good friend Brad Fisk. Brad tells us some medical issues have forced him into an early retirement. For many years Brad has operated his own media company Fisk Media Services based in Colorado Springs. In the past he was also with Focus on the Family, GSF Media, and ShareMedia Services.

HisAir is saddened to report former KFIS/Portland morning host Andy Waits has passed away after a battle with cancer.

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – May 16, 2022 -HisAir is sorry to report the passing of Bob Wilkins, the founder and CEO of the Wilkins Radio Network of Spartanburg, SC. Wilkins owns and operates 40 stations nationwide. Bob Wilkins founded Wilkins Radio Network in 1989 with the acquisition of KLNG AM 1560 located in Omaha, Nebraska.

Jennifer Hayden celebrates 37 years in broadcasting

Prayer List:
Brad Fisk
Andy Youso

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