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Industry News Bits Tue 10-5-21

Day 1 Sep Nielsen PPM Ratings arrived yesterday. All Day 1 results are HERE.

In Dallas KLTY climbs back into the top 10. KSBJ/Houston holds on to solid #2 overall. WFSH/Atlanta #6. Sep Day 2 later today including Baltimore, Minneapolis, and more.

Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company.… Go HERE for the Christian Radio Ratings from HisAir.

Rebecca Carrell announces she is exiting KCBI/Dallas to pursue your PHD. Her last day on the air will be October 15. Rebecca joined KCBI in 2013 and has co-hosted the morning show with Jeff Taylor, Don Burns, and most recently Doug Hannah.

Rebecca tells HisAir, “I have taken a position at Dallas Seminary in their Media Arts and Worship Department where I will be podcasting, mentoring students in all things digital media, and executing/producing their Arts Week Conference every year. I will stay on with KCBI for the HeartStrong Faith Women’s Bible Conference and continue podcasting with Liz Rodriguez. Our rebranded podcast is called “Honestly, though: Real talk. Real life. Real faith.” I’m also hoping to pick up a voice track shift somewhere so I can keep a foot in the door in the industry that I’ll be teaching in.”

HisAir interviewed Rebecca in 2019.

Starting November 1st, 2021 online station Clear Hits Radio will be expanding to partner with iHeartRadio & Live365 to make the station more accessible in your car, phone and smart speaker.

“We are beyond excited for what God is doing through the genre of Christian Hip Hop and excited to share this amazing music to those who may not have heard it or heard of a Christian station dedicated solely to serving those in the hip hop community” Clear Hits founder Caleb Williams told HisAir. .

Caleb says as the station continues to grow beyond the Green Bay area, you will begin seeing them throughout the country at events in Grand Rapids, Buffalo, Orlando, LA, Nashville, and Houston starting in late 2021 to summer 2022. Clear Hits Radio is a volunteer run station of people sacrificing their time to minister to those in the hip hop community. For more information, you can visit them online at Clearhitsradio.com, and on all social media platforms at Clear Hits Radio.

Remember these stations having fall fundraisers this week.. Christian FM/Vero Beach.. KCMS/Seattle.. WCIC/Peoria.. KSLT/Rapid City.. WPOZ/Orlando.. Shine.FM/Chicago

Former WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) underwriting coordinator Jim Davis has joined The Joy FM/Florida in production on a contract basis.

Andrew Leuthold is now the Station Manager at Moody Radio/Florida. Andrew replaces Pierre Chestang who retired at the end of last month to become the full-time pastor at The Bridge Worship Community in Valrico, Florida. Andrew Leuthold served as Moody Radio/Florida Operations Director, and co-host of Music for Sunday for the past 9 years.

On his retirement Pierre told HisAir, “I got a transistor radio at age 10. Since then it’s been in my blood. Can’t believe it’s over. My 25 plus years with Moody Radio were the best of my career. What an honor to serve at a place that desires above all to proclaim the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

Jeff Howe 28 years at WYSZ/Toledo

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