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Industry News Bits TUE 1-23-24

Fundraisers this week .. WAWZ/NYC .. WAKW/Cincinnati (Compassion)  

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 FALL 23
WHLH/Jackson – 8.6
KAMB/Modesto – 0.2
WVSB/South Bend – 3.5

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

The Holiday 23 Nielsen PPM release starts today.  Markets released include NYC, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston & more.

TOP 5 Cume
WPLJ – 718,100
KSBJ – 626,900
KLTY -626,100
WFSH – 556,500
KAWA – 350,100

WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) scored another #1 overall trending 5.7-8.0-10.5 (AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid)

WFSH PD Mike Blakemore told HisAir today, “What you don’t see in the headlines is that for the first time, we hit #1 in several other key demos including W25-54, M25-54, P25-54, teens and more! I’m incredibly proud of our team!”

This is not the 1st time WFSH ranked #1 in the Holiday PPM monthly. In the 2021 Nielsen Holiday PPM the station was #1 at 8.8 and in 2018 & 2015 Holiday PPM’s WFSH hit #1 overall. In addition the station was #1 in 2019 PPM 6+ in April, May, June and July of 2019.

WZFJ/Pequot Lakes, MN (104.3 The Pulse) welcomes a new co-host as “Mornings with Joe” (Joe Ledford) is joined by his wife Amanda “Da” Ledford. Amanda is no stranger to listeners of The Pulse as she would frequently join Joe on air and volunteer at station events during the past six years. In addition to being on air, Amanda will serve as the social media coordinator for the Pulse and sister station KTIG (The Word).

“This is exciting for our team because Amanda not only brings her effervescent personality to the Pulse airwaves, but is also bringing experience and creativity to our social media listener engagement efforts,” said General Manager Paulette “PK” Kutzler. “Amanda’s love and smile comes through the airwaves and her posts, and I’m looking forward to our listeners hearing the fun, encouragement, and a heart for ministry that Joe and Amanda will be sharing on the morning show!”

Amanda said she loves the unique opportunity to spend time with her husband and talk about Jesus on air every morning.

“In a world where families and marriage are under constant attack, it’s wonderful to show our listeners how growing together in our relationships with Christ helps to bond our relationship with each other. And it’s also fun to be silly and laugh together all morning long.” 

Joe said he totally agrees… because it’s his wife and he doesn’t want to get in trouble.

Pictured Joe and Amanda Ledford of 104.3 The Pulse ,

Former WLJW/Traverse City (Fuel FM) and WLJN/Traverse City Operations Mgr. & Morning Host DC Cavender has launched an internet station – REV RADIO.

DC tells HisAir, “After spending over 17 years in Christian radio, we felt that God was pushing us to continue to use the talents given to us, so we launched Rev Radio officially on Monday, Jan. 15th. Rev Radio is a Hot AC/CHR 24 hour internet music station….playing a blend of Christian Pop, Rock & Hip Hop. Jane (wife) and I are doing the morning show together from 6-10am EST. I have an afternoon drive talent that will be joining us soon. The station can currently be listened to on our website at revradio1.com. Our free Apple app is available in their store under Rev Radio. The Google app is currently being tested and should be available soon. We will soon also be available through Alexa.”

In Sept 2023 DC announced his retirement after 17 years with Goods News Media and a broadcast career spanning 50 years. 

Southern Gospel’s Jim & Melissa Brady are featured in the February issue of Singing News Magazine.  The story is “A Love That Lasts.”  The couple talks openly about the ups and downs of their lives, tell their love story and even their differences.  One thing that Jim & Melissa say has helped them over their 30 year marriage….being intentional and choosing positivity.  The feature is written by Kenna Turner West.  Look for it in the February issue of Singing News Magazine.  More information about subscriptions to Singing News are available at SingingNews.com

HisAir FLASHBACK – Jan 23, 2018 – Faith Radio/St Paul announces Carmen LaBerge will join the team as host of Connecting Faith effective March 5th, 2018. Connecting Faith airs weekday afternoons (12 – 1pm CDT) and includes meaningful discussions on topics that matter to followers of Christ.

Joe Rinehart 19 years at Mt Vernon Nazarene University
Tracey Tiernan 21 years at WRBS/Baltimore
Allen Power 24 years at Salem Media
Christopher Papendick 11 years at Moody Radio
Jonathan Obien 4 years at Moody Radio
Lorenzo Caldera 6 years at Salem Media

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