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Industry News Bits THU 6-15-23

Fundraisers this week .. KZTH/OKC .. Juice 107.3/Queensland, AUS .. UCB/UK ..

Nielsen MAY PPM release concludes today with Day 4 numbers from Nashville, Jacksonville, and more. Nielsen PPM Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. The latest number are HERE.

GRAMMY® Award-winner Brandon Lake’s single “Praise You Anywhere” broke streaming records on Amazon Music. The single’s first-day streams exceeded any other Christian artist ever on Amazon Music globally. It was also featured on the cover of the Amazon Worship Now playlist and had the #1 track in that list. “Praise You Anywhere” marks the first release from his upcoming album due out this Fall.

“We are so proud of Brandon for this amazing achievement, and grateful for the overwhelming support from Amazon Music on “Praise You Anywhere,” shares Holly Zabka, President, Provident Entertainment. “This song is just the beginning of new music coming from the partnership between Brandon and Provident Entertainment. We’re thankful for partners like Amazon Music who help our artists make an impact in people’s lives.”

Designed to encourage dads through real conversations about the value of Christian fatherhood, Hope Media Group hosts a new five-episode feature series on the World’s Biggest Small Group (WBSG) Podcast.

Chad Mondragon,(a.k.a. Pastor Chad), HMG’s Senior Director of Ministry Innovation,  sits down with four dads   for some honest talk about feeling  undervalued, misunderstood and worried that what they have to offer as fathers will never be enough. The Facing Fatherhood WBSG Podcast explores five topics in five episodes covering: Daddy Issues, Father of Young Kids, Divorced Father, Empty-Nester Dad, and Grieving Father. The conversations are authentic and full of hope.

“The Bible speaks about and equips for the role of effective fathering,” states Pastor Chad. “We have also been left with the gift of the church (Christian community) to build each other up.”

Pastor Chad moderates each discussion which includes highlighted passages from the Bible to encourage and equip dads in every season.

WCVK/Bowling Green, KY (Christian Family Radio) Program Director and Morning Show co-host Derek Gregory had the opportunity to conduct voice-over workshops for The Public Theatre of Kentucky’s summer camps. The experience was a lot of fun, as campers explored the world of voice overs, delving into its intricacies, various types, and the essence of captivating performances. The highlight of the workshop was witnessing each camper embracing their unique voice, creating, and recording their own commercials.

Gregory shared, “the campers embraced their moment in the spotlight, infusing their recordings with enthusiasm. Witnessing their confidence and satisfaction as they listened back to their own performances was a rewarding experience.”

Father’s Day is this Sunday June 18th. approaches, Daywind has a Father’s Day Radio Special for radio stations offered at no charge and hopes you will consider sharing this weekend with your audience. The show is built with (2) four minute local breaks. If you plan on airing it, please let Greg Goodman know.  ggoodman@daywind.com


New Job Alert: KLJY/St Louis and KXBS/St Louis (BOOST RAdio PD Mike Couchman has a few choice openings.
– Production & Imaging Director: you’ll oversee imaging & spots for both stations.
– BOOST live Night Show host & Syndication coordinator:

Go HERE for the full listing.

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) announces details today behind the 2023 BMI Christian Awards taking place at the organization’s Nashville location on June 20th. Hosted by BMI’s AVP of Creative, Nashville, Leslie Roberts, BMI’s President & CEO, Mike O’Neill, and BMI’s VP of Creative, Nashville, Clay Bradley, the night will celebrate the top songs and music publishers behind this past year’s most-performed songs in Christian music.

BMI will crown the “Christian Songwriter of the Year,” “Christian Song of the Year” and “Christian Publisher of the Year” as the invitation-only event will pay special tribute to this year’s BMI “Spotlight Award” recipient, Dorothy Leonard Miller, for her unparalleled dedication to the genre and illustrious career. As CEO/Founder of one of the first female-owned and operated music businesses, Daywind Music Group and New Day Christian Distributors, she led the companies to become the most predominant source for original content and distribution services for the Christian market. Since 1986, many top artists and songwriters in Southern Gospel music have found a home at Daywind Music, impacting millions of people annually through live performances, music sales, streams, radio, and television including Greater Vison, Dianne Wilkinson, Karen Peck & New River, Jason Cox and more. In receiving the BMI “Spotlight Award,” Miller joins an exclusive group of honorees including Randy Edelman, Frank Gari and Mike Post.

“Dottie’s dedication and passion for Christian music is something to marvel at,” BMI’s AVP of Creative, Nashville, Leslie Roberts said. “She started this idea in her garage decades ago and her faith, hard work and determination has led her to become one of the most successful people in this business. It’s truly an honor to have the chance to highlight her impactful contributions at the BMI Christian Awards along with so many other meaningful creators in our community.”

You’ve uploaded the perfect image, written the catchy caption, selected the key hashtags and hit ‘go’ on your Instagram post.  You can cross this task off your to-do-list for the day. Ambassador’s Lee Ann Jackson offers “3 Ways to Boost” your Instagram posts.  Read more HERE.

Bruce Everhart 10 years at Moody Bible Institute
Sally Barton 6 years at Family Life Radio

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