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Industry News Bits THU 8-10-23

The Nielsen JULY PPM release wraps up today with Nashville, W Palm Beach & more. Nielsen PPM Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. The latest number are HERE.

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

KCKJ/Joplin – 0.8

Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company. Go HERE for latest.

KJIL/Meade, KS PD Patrick Green tells HisAir his station was well represented in the Small Market categories for the Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards for 2023 and even swept a few categories. Hard News Feature/Enterprise Story 1st Post Roe Kansas – Delvin Kinser 2nd Ukraine to Kansas – Delvin Kinser HM Value Them Both Vote – Delvin Kinser PSA 2nd Zion Community Bible VBS – Craig McDonald Station Promo 1st KJIL Listener Choice Ballot – Craig McDonald 2ndKJIL Family Coloring Contest- Craig McDonald HM KJIL Fall Fundraiser- Craig McDonald Special Program HM KJIL Listener Choice Awards- Craig McDonald DJ Personality Aircheck 1st KJIL At Work with Linda Emig 2nd KJIL at Night with Craig McDonald Editorial 1st The Trust Is Always Quiet – Linda Emig HM I Want to be an 8 year old again – Craig McDonald Excellence in Multimedia/Digital promotion 1st KJIL Wedding Photo Contest Craig, LInda, Patrick, Blake 2nd KJIL Go Scholarship – Patrick, Blake, LInda, Craig Morning Show 2nd KJIL Get Up and Go Morning Show Station Excellence 2nd KJIL Meade,

The Gospel Music Association announced nominees for the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top male nominees include Brandon Lake with eleven (11) nominations, songwriter Jeff Pardo with eight (8) nominations, and Jason Ingram and Kirk Franklin receiving six (6) nominations each. Top female nominees include Katy Nichole, who picked up four (4) nominations with Lauren Daigle, Naomi Raine, and Tasha Cobbs Leonard each receiving three (3) nominations. Country stars Dylan Scott, Tyler Childers and Walker Hayes each earned a first-time nomination. Voted on by the GMA Professional Membership, this year’s nominees were chosen from over 2,046 submitted entries. The GMA Dove Awards Nashville event will be held October 17th, 2023, and will air exclusively on TBN Friday, October 20th, 2023 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET.

CMB Charlotte Summit registration closes this Friday. The 2 day Charlotte Summit takes place Aug 24-25 and will focus on Music & Programming Day 1 and Digital Day 2.

Go HERE for more info.

Convoy of Hope is bringing support to the people of Maui after deadly wildfires ravaged the Hawaiian island and killed at least 36 people. 

One person writes, “Sadly, the photos of my honeymoon are all that remain of Lahaina, Hawaii. As the death toll approaches 40, with expectations of many more, over 11,000 residents have fled. Many will return to nothing.”

As you pray for the people of Maui, would you kindly consider sharing Convoy of Hope on air as a “trusted place to support”, as well as linking convoy.org/radio.

Follow Convoy of Hope’s Response: HERE Support Wildfire Relief: convoy.org/radio  Convoy PSA’s: HERE (Password: momentum) Please feel welcome to voice track these PSA’s to reflect Hawaii Wildfire. LIVE On-Air Interviews: Contact Ethan Forhetz @ (417) 848-8123 or eforhetz@convoyofhope.org

WBHY/Mobile (Power 88.5) was featured on local TV (Fox 10) talking about the station and about the greater number of adults that experience Christian faith through Christian media, such as radio, television or books, than attend Christian churches.  Watch HERE.

NEW JOB ALERT: The House FM has a position open for a Mid Level & Major Donor Representative working full-time at the non-profit organization studios in Edmond, OK.

Check the listing HERE.

HisAir is sorry to report KBBW/Waco President and General Manager Steve Williams has passed and was promoted to glory on Monday, August 7th from his home in Waco, TX. Steve leaves behind a beautiful family and a remarkable legacy of achievements in advancing Christian radio in Central Texas. Steve was a quiet person never seeking the spotlight or fame but he cast a big shadow in his work for the Kingdom. He will be missed by his wife, Tammy, his family and staff, and will go down in history as a man of God who made a difference in the lives many. Thanks to Bill Thrasher providing the info.

Steve Jones 20 years at CJLF/Barrie
Dick Whitworth 3 years at WAKW/Cincinnati
Brian McIntyre
21 years at World Mission Broadcast

Laura Kruszewski 7 years at Family Life Radio/Tucson
celebrates 28 years on the air

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2 thoughts on “Industry News Bits THU 8-10-23

  • Did KBBW Radio in Waco leave the airways? After 12 a.m. Monday 8/28, it was dead air. The last thing we heard was their usual recorded station identification at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Then, nothing. We were listening to their Waco FM frequency. It appears they’ve quit business. Does this have something to do with its owner/general manager’s death? Will anyone be taking over the station?

  • The GM Steve Williams passed away earlier this month. It his son Ryan tells HisAir KBBW has not missed a beat and continues to broadcast around the clock serving listeners with Christian programming just as it has since 1982.


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