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Industry News Bits TUE 1-17-23

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Dec 2022
-Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company

KDUV/Fresno – 0.4

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Fall 2022
-Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company

WCQR/Johnson City – 5.1

WHGG/Johnson City – 1.2
WGRC/Lewisburg – 4.7
KDUV/Visalia – 3.2
WGRC/Williamsport – 1.9

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KZKZ/Ft Smith (Spirit 106.3) is adding Salem syndicated “Scott and Sam” to middays beginning this Monday.

Suzanne Lynn (Cheesman) has joined WGTS/Wash DC as evening host. She replaces Brandi Lanai who exited the station to relocate back to the West Coast. 

“Nightlight with Suzanne airs 7-mid. She previously was with KJNW/Kansas City (Life 88.5) and WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) exiting the station in 2019.

WHIF/Palatka (Hope FM) introduced a new logo for 2023. Also a new website. Check it out HERE.







Curb | Word Entertainment’s Sidewalk Prophets announce their “Songs & Stories Tour,” an intimate acoustic trio experience where fans will hear the group’s hits and stories behind the songs, and well as brand new music. 

“This tour is really going to be something special for the audience,” shares Sidewalk Prophets front man Dave Frey. “We can’t wait to get out there and do what we love most, which is using music as a tool to bring people together for God’s glory.”

The JOY FM/Atlanta is back on the air at reduced power.  WVFJ/Atlanta (The JOY FM) was knocked off the air last week after tornados and strong winds brought down a 1600+ foot antenna. The affected signals are 93.3 and 102.1 Phenix City and Columbus.

The Men of Radio winter retreat 2023 in Idaho is this week. The 5th annual retreat takes place in the mountains at McCall, ID starting this Thursday. This retreat is known to help you find rest, have fun, build friendships with other men, and be spiritually renewed. activities include snowmobiling, tubing, hot springs, and more. 

More on the Men Of Radio retreats HERE

Several radio groups are supporting a proposal to increase the power of FM stations using HD Radio technology. The National Association of Broadcasters and Xperi have asked the FCC to re-evaluate the level of protection required for analog stations. They argue that the current formula overestimates the potential for digital interference and has prevented stations from increasing power, hindering the growth of digital radio.

Glynn Walden, chief engineer at CBS Radio and co-founder of iBiquity (predecessor of Xperi), agrees that the current limits for In-Band On-Channel (IBOC) technology were proposed with caution when it was first rolled out 20 years ago. Walden states that digital coverage was less than expected and adjacent channel interference was not an issue. He believes that the NAB-Xperi proposal would allow more stations to better serve listeners by being less conservative in their approach to digital power.

Dave Koch 28 years at Westar Media

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