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Industry News Bits TUE 10-10-23

Fundraisers this week .. KKEQ/Grand Forks .. WCTL/Erie .. KJRN/Keene, TX .. KSLT/Rapid City .. KTSY/Boise .. AFR/Tupelo

Let us know when your Station Fundraiser takes place… news@hisair.net


September PPM Nielsen numbers are all in and available HERE Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir.Net. October arrives starting 10/30.


Longtime Minnesota Christian Broadcasters, Inc PD/morning host at KTIG/Brainerd (The Word) Phil Kvamme announces he will be retiring soon. MCBI has started a search for Phil’s replacement. Go HERE for the listing.


Suzanne Boase Honeycutt has relocated from Houston to North Carolina and joined the Donor ministries team at WMIT/Asheville (The Light FM).

Previously Suzanne was Director of public & media relations at God’s Pit Crew and exited in May this year.


Rick McConnell’s Monumental Studios has released a :60 feature for stations that deal with the Israeli War. Stations can listen to and download the station HERE.

Please email Rick McConnell clearance before airing: rickmcconnell777@gmail.com His website: https://www.monumentalstudiosdenver.com/


NEW JOB ALERT: WCIF/Melbourne, FL needs a General Manager to lead the station.

If interested check HERE.


Soon to be retiring WKNZ/Milford, DE (The Bridge) President/GM Bill Sammons was featured on local TV WBOC yesterday to talk about his long radio career. Last month Sammons announced his plans to retire from broadcasting and his full-time role effective January 1, 2024. Watch the video HERE.


On Monday, October 2nd, at the National Quartet Convention, Tribute Quartet re-signed with Daywind Records, extending their highly successful long-term relationship. Tribute’s Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Gus Gaches, and Ian Owens were on hand with Daywind representatives to celebrate the past achievements and dream about the future. At the signing, the group was presented a plaque recognizing their eight #1’s with Daywind Records. 

Gary Casto, Tribute Quartet founder stated, “It is truly an honor for Tribute Quartet to continue our relationship with Daywind Records! Being a part of this great team allows us to share our music with the world. We look forward to many more years with our family at Daywind Records.”

Dusty Wells, director of artists and repertoire for Daywind Music Group, commented, “Daywind Records has enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Tribute Quartet since 2013, and we are thrilled and honored to renew our partnership with them. Gary, Josh, Ian and Gus are absolutely incredible to work with. They are truly one of the finest quartets ministering today, and this re-signing will ensure that their amazing music will continue to inspire and uplift their audience of fans and friends all across the land. We are so excited to be on the journey with the Tribute Quartet.”


WLAB/Ft Wayne (Star 88.3) introduces two brand new podcasts. Moving Mountains with GM Melissa Montana explores inspirational stories, meaningful conversations, and dives deeper into the issues that matter most. F.R.E.S.H. Stories with air talent Joshua Raines will be sharing fresh, relatable stories, and insights that will resonate on a personal level.


This week its a very special edition of The Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown with Greg Goodman. Listeners will hear from the winners of the 2023 Singing News Fan Awards, plus the top 20 songs of the week. The Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown is heard on nearly 150 stations.

 


HisAir FLASHBACK – 10-10-2019 – Grammy Award winning Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle officially broke the record for the longest No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart this week.

“You Say” has now spent a record 63 weeks at the top of that chart. The previous record was held by Hillsong United’s “Oceans” which was No. 1 for 61 weeks, according to Billboard.


Milestones:
Andy “Crash” Connell 10 years at WORQ/Green Bay
Shawn Troland 9 years at WGLY Essex Junction, VT
Jeremy Henry 9 years at WCSG/Grand Rapids
Carla Jones 5 years at KSBJ/Houston
KPWJ/Bryan-College Station, TX (Peace 107) celebrates 11 years on the air

Prayer List:
Greg Goodman


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