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Industry News Bits THU 9-21-23

Fundraisers this week .. KGBI/Omaha .. WNWC/Madison .. KTIS/Minneapolis .. Vida Unida/Houston .. WCTS/Maplewood, MN .. Sound of Life Radio Network/Lake Katrine NY .. Family Life Network/Tucson .. KSBJ/Houston .. WPOZ/Orlando .. Family Radio/Franklin .. KJIL/Meade .. The JOY FM/Florida

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 AUG

WCFJ/Columbia – 1.4
KPZK/Little Rock – 1.4

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Fair Trade artists MercyMe, is on top of Christian music charts for the 19th time. The band is on its 29th year.

Billboard reports, “MercyMe extends its records for the most No. 1s on Billboard’s Christian Airplay and Christian AC Airplay charts, as ‘To Not Worship You’ ascends to the top of both tallies dated Sept. 16.”

Eighteen of MercyMe’s other songs have previously reached the top of the charts which gives the band the “Most Number 1s” title. Curb Word artists For King & Country comes in second at 13 hits. 

The Spark Media Ignite Conference is just one week away.

The 2023 Spark Media Ignite Conference is September 28-30, 2023, in Houston, TX, This year’s event promises a star-studded lineup of industry experts, exclusive networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops to elevate your podcast. Also added is an award category for the best radio show podcast.

Organizer Misti Phillips says, “The journey as a content creator often involves overcoming a variety of challenges. At times, these obstacles can lead to discouragement and even make you question the worth of your efforts. To reignite your passion and offer you tangible strategies for success, we would like to invite you to attend the Spark Media Ignite Conference.”

HisAir will be in attendance so let us know if you’re going.

How To Generate Content That Connects is the topic for the next FREE Finney Media Webinar on Tuesday 9/26 at 11am CT.

The webinar will be presented by Talent Coach Beth Bacall. You’ll learn to boost your on-air content to go beyond “something to talk about” or “what we usually talk about.”

Register HERE.

Five Tips To Elevate Your Social Media Presence is addressed in the latest Dunham+Company blog. Just when you had a firm grasp on the latest social media trends, the landscape shifted. And for any organization looking to reach new followers and increase engagement, staying up to speed on recent updates and trends is imperative.

Just in the last six months, Twitter has become X and is showing some significant changes but without much engagement. The platform seems to be prioritizing video, which could potentially compete with YouTube down the road, but for now, we’ll ‘wait and see.’

Then there’s Meta and the new Twitter (now X) copycat called Threads. Threads is a text-only platform but without as many features as X. Although Threads caught much attention and curiosity at first, engagement soon fizzled.

Read the latest HERE

Australia’s family focused radio alternative Sonshine is back on the air in Katanning. With COVID restrictions in place in Katanning, the transmitter equipment was failing and unreliable. 

Sonshine CEO Bevan Jones says, “We were finally able to get the old equipment replaced and refitted with the help of our tech team and qualified volunteers, partnering with Katanning Baptist Pastor Jesse Dixon and his team.” On Aug 11th the new equipment and transmission was turned on, and Sonshine returned to Katanning, bringing the town and surrounding areas of Katanning family-friendly Christian radio once again.

CMAA’s annual Connect Conference 2023 brought more than 250 together to energize and inspire. This year’s conference had a slightly different format to previous years, with shorter, sharper presentations and a wider variety of guest speakers, panel sessions covering topics such as fundraising, innovation, handling criticism, and how to navigate the present cultural moment. Riley Clemmons and Bella Taylor Smith provided the music. 

Highlights of Connect 23 included David and Helen Smallbone speaking about their journey through the Christian music industry, the exclusive screening of their biographical film Unsung Hero, and the Excellence in Media awards, which highlighted outstanding talent across not only media and the arts but also in leadership and innovation.

For a list of Excellence in Media Awards winners go HERE. Look for Connect 24 details to be announced soon.

Carter Kenyon 2 years at The JOY FM/Tampa
Lisa Williams 3 years at Northwestern Media

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