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Industry News Bits TUE 11-8-22

Fundraisers this week .. UCB/UK .. Hope 103.2/Sydney, AUS .. Lighthouse FM/Newfoundland .. Spirit FM/Camdenton, MO .. WTGN/Lima .. REAL Southern Gospel Radio .. WAWZ/NYC

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Oct 2022

WXOK/Baton Rouge – 3.0
KRVE HD3/Baton Rouge – 0.2
WLLV/Louisville – 0.6
WSDF HD3/Louisville – 0.4
KKND/New Orleans – 2.7
WYLD Am/New Orleans – 1.0

Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company

Thousands of families in the Tri-Cities area will have a much brighter holiday season thanks to the WCQR/Johnson City Project Thanksgiving.  Listener donations will help Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee provide holiday boxes with a hot, nutritious Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. So far, more than 4,300 families have been helped with a goal of serving 6,200.

Pictured L-R Amanda Hollifield, WCQR Listener Engagement Director; Rhonda Chafin, Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee; Edward Breese, Community Relations Manager of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, Adam McCain, WCQR General Manager; and Christian Studer, WCQR Afternoon Host.

The Gospel Industry Network (GIN) has decided on Norfolk, VA for its 2023 National Conference.  The convention will take place from Sunday, July 23, 2023 until Wednesday night, July 26, 2023. The four day annual conference will include luncheons, networking opportunities, Master Classes, Business Workshops, Panel Discussions, Influential speakers, Influencers, evening concerts.

The TWR “Women of Hope” radio program has started airing in Japan. 11 of the 34 Japanese FM stations that carry TWR programming began broadcasting Women of Hope last month. Long known as stony ground for missions, ultramodern Japan is home to the second-largest people group still unreached by the gospel.

In addition, TWR Women of Hope is developing a new program, called Precious & Beloved, that reaches out to women from Muslim and other faith backgrounds. In deep yet simple and unintimidating fashion, it tells them of a loving father who sees them as precious and beloved and can transform their lives.

“Almost everywhere in the world I travel, I see God blessing the ministry of TWR Women of Hope!” TWR President Lauren Libby said. “For the past 25 years, Women of Hope has brought deep, transformational ministry to women. I saw huge evidence this week as I have attended our Asia ministry partner conference. Dr. Peggy Banks and the global network of WOH leaders are planting and growing spiritual seeds of hope in women and families. Those seeds are yielding lasting fruit!” 

Inside Radio’s format report card shows CCM stations Nielsen PPM average quarter-hour share data for M-S 6am-midnight, steady. 

Jan-Oct 2021 2.5%
Jan-Oct 2022 3.0%
Jan-Oct 2022 2.9%

Kris Erwin of The Erwins was injured Saturday night when he was loading product in their bus and the bay door slammed shut on his left hand, wedging it between an equipment box and the door.  Kris suffered four broken bones in his hand.  He is scheduled to undergo surgery this Thursday at 11:30 AM CT.  

Please keep Kris in prayer for a full recovery.  This injury is especially tough as he plays piano, and that is currently in jeopardy. 

Frank Reed celebrates 31 years at KLTY/Dallas
Phil Fleischman 13 years at BGEA
Steven Kay 8 years at KSBJ/Houston
Mandy Young 13 years at EMF
Phil Fleischman 13 years at BGEA
David Darling 25 years at Salem Media
Way of Truth Ministries/Altoona, IL (The Living Truth) celebrates 33 years

Prayer List:
Al Ross
Jennie Baker
Kris Erwin

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