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Industry News Bits THU 5-2-24

Fundraisers this week .. Vision Christian Radio/Queensland .. The Family/Appleton .. KWPZ/Seattle .. 

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


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

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid MARCH
WKDD HD2/Akron – 1.1
WSPO/Charleston – 0.7

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings. APRIL PPM arrives 5/13


Over $105,000 from 230 families was raised during the Spring Share-a-Thon at KSWP/Lufkin exceeding the goal – making it the best fundraiser in years. KSWP celebrates 39 years on the air this August serving East Texas and Western Louisiana.

President/General Manger Michelle Ross said, “It’s humbling to see so many people trust this ministry with their financial gifts.”  “This ministry works hard throughout the year to serve our audience and community and it’s so great to know we are connecting with them.  God is good.”

Pictured L to R: KSWP Good Friends Morning Show Co-Host Kevin Langford, Dunham & Company Coach Blanca Vega & KSWP Good Friends Co-Host Tim Swanson.


Moody Radio/Grand Rapids General Manager Jack Haveman has announced he will be retiring soon. Jack has had a 40-year career in Christian media, the last 16 years at Moody Radio.

Jack’s last day on the J O B is June 30th.

 


Anchorage based Christian Broadcasting Inc launched its newest station KCBR/Fairbanks (90.7) earlier today. KCBR is 10kw at 1439ft and joins CBI’s The Hope Radio Network which includes 91.7 in Anchorage, 88.9 in Palmer, and on 90.7 in Fairbanks. With the addition of KCBR The Hope Radio Network reaches 70% of the Alaska population.

CBI operates Anchorage stations KAFC, KATB, & KVNT as well as TV stations.


MC1 Nashville announces it is no longer affiliated with PMG Perry Music Group.  All the previous music releases through PMG will be now redistributed with MC1/DKM Via The Orchard a division of Sony Music Entertainment .


The National Association of Broadcasters has started the nomination phase for the 2024 Marconi Radio Awards, with submissions accepted until May 31st. The winners will be unveiled during the NAB Show in New York this October.

Eligible radio stations and on-air personalities have the opportunity to nominate themselves for recognition across various categories, such as Radio Station of the Year by Market Size, Radio Station of the Year by Format, and College Radio Station of the Year. Individual honors include Personality of the Year by Market Size and Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year. Moreover, accolades will be bestowed upon Legendary Station Manager, Legendary Station, and Best Radio Podcast.

An impartial panel of broadcasters will select finalists for the 2024 Marconi Radio Awards, with the announcement in July. Submissions for nominations must be made through the NAB member portal, where full details and entry requirements are available.


At the upcoming Anderson University (Anderson, SC) Commencement on Friday, May 3, Chris Brown, singer, songwriter, and founding member of Elevation Worship, as well as a Class of 2004 graduate, will be honored with an honorary doctorate. Brown, a recipient of multiple GMA Dove Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, and a Grammy, serves as a worship leader at Elevation Church in Charlotte. 

Reflecting on his time at Anderson University, Brown expressed gratitude, stating, “My years at Anderson were some of the most formative, fun, and unforgettable of my life. I never imagined the path God would put our family on after graduating, but I’m grateful beyond words that He loves exceeding our expectations with how He works in and through us.”


HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – May 2, 2018 –Joel Weldon and Tom Mgrdichian have teamed up to launch new Christian Music label, Firma Music Group. Tom Mgrdichian is a producer, songwriter and composer with a long history of pop music and movie credits. Joel Weldon is a voice actor heard on ad campaigns and network narration. Their debut release is Firma Collective – Songs for Every Soul – a 7-song album.


Milestones:
Troy Page 3 year at Dunham+Company
Kim Underwood 17 years at KLJY/St Louis
Jeff Savag
e 2 years at Hope Media Group

KLJJ-LP/Woodlands/Houston 8 year anniversary

Prayer List:
Richard Smith

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