Industry News

Industry News Bits TUE 1-30-24

Fundraisers this week .. none reported.

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
KNWS/Cedar Rapids – 3.9
KDNW/Duluth – 4.5
KDNI/Duluth – 0.6
KFNW/Fargo – 4.1
WBZF/Florence – 7.5
WPDT/Florence – 4.3
KNWS/Waterloo – 6.2

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

The Holiday 23 Nielsen PPM release is complete. January PPM due 2/20. 

iHeartMedia has added programming duties for WCAO/Baltimore (Heaven 600) to Sonya Blakey. Blakely will continue as PD and morning host at WGRB/Chicago (Inspiration 1390) and will be based in Chicago. She succeeds Lee Michaels who retired in dec 2023.

“We are fortunate to have Sonya take the lead as Program Director for Heaven 600,” Region Senior VP of Programming Jeff Kapugi said in a release. “She is a proven leader and will guide the station to new heights!” “I’m honored to carry on the rich legacy of Heaven 600 in bringing the good news and gospel music with a new vision and proven media innovation,” Blakey added. “Also looking forward to connecting and building strong relationships with the local faith and gospel artist community!”

The 2024 NRB International Christian Media Convention has released the official app for this years conference. To download the app, simply search for “NRB Convention” on the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Attendees can sign into their My Show Planner account to unlock additional features. Browse the list of people using the Planner, mark your favorite sessions and exhibitors, engage in exhibitor chats, create a personalized convention schedule, and upload your schedule to your calendar.

NRB 2024 takes place in Nashville, February 20-23.

New Job Alert – Pillar Media is looking for some good people at their new properties in the Denver market. There’s two new openings – On air and programming assistant go HERE. And Pillar Media also needs a Community Engagement Director, check that listing HERE.

Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) has unveiled a fresh initiative, urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to take action against car manufacturers that omit AM radio functionality. He proposes the implementation of a mandate, necessitating vehicles without AM capability to display a safety warning on the car window, stating, “Warning: No AM Radio. Vehicle Unsafe in Certain Emergencies.” Gottheimer views this as a temporary measure until a pending congressional law is enacted.

“When customers walk into a dealership, we must ensure that potential car and truck buyers know which cars and trucks have AM radio and those that don’t – and know the inherent dangers that come with purchasing a vehicle without it,” Gottheimer said. He envisions it as part of the required information alongside the sticker price that is on the window of every vehicle. “Buying a car without AM radio is like buying a car without an emergency parking brake. You may not use it every day, but you’ll be glad you have it if your brakes ever go out,” he told reporters.

HisAir FLASHBACK – Jan 30, 2023 – James Mott has been promoted to Operations Director at WayFM/Huntsville (Hope Media Group.) James has been with the station 5 (6) years. 

Monika Kelly 13 years at KLOVE
Jeff Crabtree 5 years at Dickerson, Bakker & Associates
Adam McCain 3 years at PAR
Joel Dearing 14 years at Virtual News Center
James Mott 6 years at WayFM/Huntsville

Prayer List:
Rick Francis
Dave Margalotti
Steve Woodham

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