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Industry News Bits Thu 8-5-21

SmartRadio Suite announces that The Brant Hansen Show has expanded into another Florida market on WBCG/Ft Myers, FL (Up 98.9) in morning drive.

WBCG is an iHeart Media station serving Ft. Myers, Naples and Punta Gorda, Florida (WOLZ-WBTT-WCKT-WZJZ-WCCF-WIKX-WBCG-WKII-WCVU)

“I’m so excited about our partnership with Christian FM & The Brant Hansen Show. The transition was seamless, their attention to detail was spot on, they were extremely easy to work with, and most importantly, the station sounds great!” says iHeart’s Senior Vice President of Programming (South Florida), Louis Kaplan.

The Brant Hansen Show is currently heard on more than 200 stations nationwide. Contact Paul Goldsmith at paul@smartradiosuite.com


After 5 years at KZTH/OKC (The House FM) Promotions Director Dusti Fansler announces she will be leaving the ministry next week.

The House FM is looking for a new Promotions Director ASAP. Check HERE if interested.


UK based internet station Konnect Radio has brought in former Greatest Hits Radio, Wave 105 and Heart London personality John Clayton to host a mid-morning magazine program. John, who was also Managing Director of UKRD’s Star Radio in Darlington, starts his new show at the online Christian station on Monday 8/16.

Konnect Radio launched in March 2021 with breakfast show presenter and CEO Gareth Cottrell hosting the only daily live show.

“We are a Christian radio station but our mix of music and shows is unique. We aim to entertain and inform our core listeners aged 25 to 45, but are finding this is equally appealing to listeners outside that range who want to be part of a radio community.


WOW, WBCL/Ft Wayne is #1 persons 12+ in the Sp21 Nielsen trending 5.6-6.4.

And congrats to KWND/Springfield (The Wind) placing 5th in latest Nielsen report (Sp 21) with 5.2 AQH P12+


Salem Media total revenue for is up 20.6% to $63.8 million, same station broadcast revenue increased 18.7% to $46.5 from second quarter of 2020. When compared to 2019 Salem’s broadcast revenue only declined 4.7%.


Greg Davis has returned to host his show “Priority Talk” on Crawford stations WXJC/Birmingham (101.1 FM & AM 850). The show, which was on the air for more than seven years, recently returned after a 2 year break.

The show airs 3–5 p.m. each weekday  and focuses on positive news with a Christian perspective.


KJIC/Houston is a nominee for “Radio Station of the Year” Inspirational Country Music awards from the ICMA. The 25th & 26th Annual Inspirational Country Music Convention & Awards Show will be held August 23rd – 26th, 2021 in Tennessee.  In addition Carla Jones is a “Radio Personality of the Year” nominee.


Milestones:
Juan Carlos Reyes 7 years at KBNJ/Corpus Christi

Prayer List:
Rob Croft (Grandmother)
Richard Lee Frasier


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