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Industry News Bits Thursday 2-25-21

WCIE/Tampa (The JOY FM) GM/The Morning Cruise co-host Carmen Brown tells HisAir, “As always, strong numbers mean more people are listening. We’re thankful to have their ears as we walk through a season of uncertainty, looking for hope. And if there’s ever been a time that more people need HOPE (and we like to think JOY too!), it is now!”

In the Nielsen January PPM WCIE jumped 4.9-5.9 AQH to place second overall in market #17. Also, in Minneapolis KTIS grows 4.9-5.2, and KLJY/St Louis rises 4.9-5.0. Day 3 market arrive today. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company. Latest ratings ae HERE

Did Rush Limbaugh reshape Christian Radio? That’s the question addressed in a podcast from Christianity Today. The article says “the late conservative media personality drew attention and listeners amid a major shift in religious broadcasting.”  USA Today wrote “Christian talk programs in particular wouldn’t even exist today were it not for Limbaugh’s success.”

Check out the podcast HERE.

Dunham+Company has teamed up with Engiven, a platform that enables nonprofits to securely accept and exchange cryptocurrency donations. Your station, ministry or nonprofit can set up a simple system to receive gifts from donors who want to give in digital currency. Read more HERE

Special thanks to all that joined us today the first ever HisAir Webinar “Forecasting Revenue for Purchasing a New Radio Station – Five Methods” with speaker Frank Kavenik, and special guest former KLOVE CEO Dick Jenkins. Look for Frank’s new article on Growing Station Revenue next week. HisAir will host a webinar on that topic March 25th. 

The NAB Radio Show, co-produced by NAB and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), will be held October 13–14, 2021 in Las Vegas.

Radio Show is the premiere industry event for the audio community, offering executive thought-leadership, creative business strategies and innovative solutions along with educational sessions and networking for radio professionals.

HisAir is sorry to report the passing of David Daniell, a missionary who used his love of Christian Radio to advance evangelism to Spanish-speaking people groups throughout Mexico and Central America, who died Jan. 26 of COVID-related pneumonia. He was 83. A native of Texas, Daniell made public his call to missions as a teenager and showed his early passion for radio as a child, when he would use a broomstick as a microphone. In 2003, Daniell formed “Missionary Broadcasting, Inc.,” a  nonprofit based in Mobile, which allowed him to continue to help struggling Christian stations in Mexico, Central and South America and Texas. He worked with 23 radio stations to provide them with programming materials and enlisted and accompanied volunteer engineers to go repair or replace equipment, repair and strengthen towers and teach computer skills.

Johanna Antes celebrates 19 years at Radio Training Network
Jake Townsend 7 years at WayFM

Prayer List:
Heather Sheppard
Lizz Ryals

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