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

WEMI/Appleton – 1.6
KOPY/Corpus Christi – 0.4
KLTC/Fayetteville – 7.4
WPCK/Green Bay – 1.3
KOKA/Shreveport – 3.9
KVNE/Tyler – 10.5
KGLY/Tyler – 1.4
KHFZ/Tyler – 0.7

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Congrats to KVNE/Tyler on reaching double digits (10.5) in the Nielsen SP 23 ratings. Also, KLRC/Fayetteville ranked #2 with an AQH of 7.4.

WDJC/Birmingham PD Justin Flores checks in with HisAir. He says the WDJC morning team with Russell P (Wall) and Jessica (Borkland) have made such an impact for Jesus in Birmingham that they excitedly accepted an offer to add afternoon drive to their daily schedule. Live a total of 8 hours daily.

Justin tells HisAir, “These two have shown professionalism, truthfulness, and a willingness to try this and they are doing it! Their morning show is called Joyful Noise, where the theme is to wake up with a heart of worship and a mindfulness of God, preparing us to get on with the Lord’s day. Afternoons have been named “The Afternoon Jolt” where they are like that JOLT we need to push through those afternoon projects and wrap up the workday and get home. JOLT is also an acronym for Jesus Others Life Together. It is a running theme in their shows already, but as morning is light and fun, afternoons will deal with heavier areas of life, in addition to the fun factor. One thing that these two are known for is that they always have the Cross in view and redemption is a goal in all they bring on air.  We appreciate your prayers for them, as they may not say it, I know, it’s not easy to bring that Spirit filled, loving fun factor, 10 hours a day!”

Saturday Mornings and Afternoons with “best of” material from the previous week.

Tom Stoessel exits WayFM/Nashville after 2 years with the network. Tom will relocated to Florida for his wife’s job. 

His previous on-air experience includes Afternoon Host at WBVM/Tampa (Spirit 90.5), Night Host at WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3), Middays at Kiss 105.3/WYKS/Gainesville, FL, and Weekends/Swing at 93.3 ‘FLZ/WFLZ/Tampa.

WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) has won best music station in Orlando as voted by readers of Orlando Magazine in the “Best of ORL 2023.”

More than 100 categories are featured in the Best of Orlando feature, which is distributed on newsstands and to subscribers throughout Central Florida.

“To be recognized as the Best Music Radio Station by Orlando Magazine’s readers is such an honor. The fact that we never asked any of our listeners to vote for Z88.3, yet they did so, is such an amazing blessing and reflection of our mission,” Z88.3 President Jim Hoge said.

“For Christian music to make such an impact in our community, where we strive to be a light in a dark, harsh world, can only be done by the grace of God. We give all praise and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for our continued success and outreach.”

StowTown Records  artists Triumphant Quartet announces the addition of vocalist Sean Barber to the group. Sean plans to relocate with his wife to the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. They are looking forward to being a part of the Triumphant Quartet family.

Sean shares, “I cannot put into words how excited I am about this opportunity. I have great respect for Triumphant and the rich legacy they have built over the last 22 years. My wife, Tanessa, and I are truly honored to be a part of the Triumphant family and look forward to what God has in store.” Triumphant Quartet co-founder, Eric Bennett, echoed Sean’s enthusiasm, “To everything there is a season (Ecclesiastes 3:1), and this is a new season for Triumphant as we welcome Sean to the group. He is an incredible talent, and we look forward to how the Lord is going to use him and the exciting things He has in store for our ministry as we move forward.”

The 2024 NRB Special Service and Media Awards application window is open. The window closes Aug 31st. NRB announces Media Award winners on 12/7/24.

Each year, NRB recognizes and celebrates outstanding media, ministries, programs, and producers through the NRB Awards program, which is designed to encourage excellence in production, service to the community, faithfulness to the mission, commitment to the Gospel, and personal integrity.

For more info go HERE.

The finalists of the 2023 Christian Media & Arts Australia (CMAA) Excellence in Media Awards have been decided…

The Excellence in Media Awards acknowledges the vision, passion, skill and effort of people and organisations seeking to share the hope of Jesus through media and the arts.

See complete list HERE.

Taylor Morgan 2 years at KSBJ/Houston
Ken Hammock 13 years at WVFJ/Atlanta
KLTY/Dallas celebrates 35 years on the air
Tim Sinclair 3 years with Chicago Bears
Peter Quinn 6 years at Atlantis Radio/UK
Shadow Stevens 10 years at WPOZ/Orlando

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