Industry News Bits Tue 1-25-22

Nielsen Holiday 2021 PPM ratings arrive starting TODAY. Markets released on Day 1 include NYC, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston & more. Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company. Results for subscribing stations will be posted this afternoon.


New Life Radio/Odessa, Ukraine GM Daniel Johnson checks in with HisAir. Daniel says, “I am writing to see if it might be of interest to your colleagues doing Christian radio across America to do a story about a Christian radio station that is working on the front lines to unite Russian and Ukrainian Christians, and the Slavic world, while facing the threat of relocating due to the possible incursion of Russian forces into Odessa, from where they operate?

The station is the New Life Radio Satellite Network, originally the pioneer Christian FM, satellite, and internet radio station of Russia. Two years ago NLR was forced to relocate to Odessa due to Kremlin controls over the freedom of religion and the press. It is a unique station, composed of both Russian and Ukrainian citizens, that are working together to proclaim the Gospel across the former Soviet Union during these troubling times. Reach out to Daniel here [email protected].


This weekend on The Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown guest artists include Donna King of Zane & Donna King, Mark Bishop, Suzanne Hise of The Taylors, Mike LeFevre of The LeFevre Quartet, The Sound and Matt Fouch of Legacy Five, PLUS classic #1 songs from The Crabb Family and Karen Peck & New River.


Salem Media Group announced today its winner of the 2021 Salem Culture Warrior of the Year award. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was chosen, among the six finalists. DeSantis received 52% of the vote, from the Salem listeners who voted. Originally, Salem listeners were given the chance to nominate anyone who fits the category.

“Governor DeSantis is well deserving of this honor, and it proves how strong he is in Florida, but also across the country,” said Salem Senior Vice President of Spoken Word, Phil Boyce. “Last year this award was given to Candace Owens, so both honorees are well deserving of the respect and admiration of the Salem audience across the country.”

Salem operates 100+ radio stations, in addition to the Salem Radio Network, the Salem News Channel, and the Salem Podcast Network. Listeners and viewers were given a chance to nominate individuals who embodied the spirit of a culture warrior, fighting the good fight to save America.


Moody Radio is offering its Founder’s Week Live for broadcast each night Feb. 1–4. Moody Radio’s production team will present a fully packaged LIVE broadcast from 7 p.m. to 8:59 p.m. CST that will be available for local airing from our Moody-2 channel via your XDS-PROQ/R/S satellite receiver.


Milestones:
Jim McDermott celebrates 37 years at Spirit FM/MO
Jody Robinson 21 years at His Radio/Savanah


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