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Industry News Bits TUE 12-12-23

Fundraisers this week .. WCVO/Columbus .. Positive Life Radio/College Place, WA .. 

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Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company.

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid NOV

WNKN/Dayton – 2.4
WCSG/Grand Rapids – 5.5
WJQK/Grand Rapids – 2.5
KXOJ/Tulsa – 4.6

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings. Dec PPM due 12/27.


Entertainment executive Barry Landis announces Pivot Music, a new label of artists, producers, and composers focused on offering production, scoring/composing, and licensing services to filmmakers and music supervisors. A 20-year veteran with Warner Music Group in Nashville (Warner Alliance, Atlantic Christian Records, and Curb/Word Label Group), Landis has merged his expertise in music with his experience marketing and distributing movies to create a full suite of music solutions for directors and music supervisors.

Landis has appointed Ben Jones as General Manager of Pivot Music’s operations. Jones comes to the label after graduating from Belmont University’s Curb College of Music Business and Entertainment and a robust schedule as both a touring and studio musician and producer. “I’m excited for this new approach to the music industry,” says Jones. “The models for business are constantly changing and being at the frontlines of these shifts is crucial.”

Landis’s thoughtful approach to blending the music business and filmmaking business stands to benefit both industries. “Our goal is to create opportunities between filmmakers and our roster of artists and producers,” says Landis. “That includes everything from providing music supervisor services to crafting custom musical cues that meet individual needs. Another benefit is the added punch of our artists having their own platforms. When it comes time to promote the movie or television series, Pivot artists want to be involved in the campaign’s release strategy using their social platforms and/or PR if the storyteller desires.”


HisAir FLASHBACK – Dec 12, 2022 – KTLF/Colorado Springs (The KTLF Radio Network) is back on the air after a fire at their studios took the station down. Programming for now is “music only” with no announcers. KTLF GM Josh Hopkins says fire investigators believe it was an electrical fire in the sub-ceiling between the first and second floors.


Two Salem Media radio morning shows have been selected in the TOP 20 Major Market Morning Shows by Barrett Media. They are Joe Piscopo on WNYM/New York (AM 970 The Answer) and Jennifer Horn & Grant Stinchfield on KRLA/Los Angeles (Am870 The Answer). Barrett Media is an online destination for sports and news radio and television industry professionals.


Appalachian Christmas is a Christmas season special offered by Daywind Radio to stations free. This is an hour long radio special produced last year with Chosen Road.  Download the program HERE. Please let Greg Goodman know if you plan on airing this special. GGOODMAN@DAYWIND.COM


Don’t miss this weeks Feature Guest Article from retiring WKNZ/Milford (The Bridge) President/GM/mornings Bill Sammons titled “My Exit Interview.”  The Bridge is hosting two events next week for listeners to say say thank you to Bill in person.

Sammons will remain on the board of directors of The Bridge of Hope, Inc., licensee of The Bridge radio stations, and he plans to continue as a volunteer, a listener, and a donor to the non-profit ministry after he officially retires at the end of 2023. 

Read the article HERE.


Hope Media Group’s podcast, SCROOGE: A Christmas Carol, has experienced widespread success and phenomenal reviews since launching on November 16, 2023. To support the message of the podcast, World’s Biggest Small Group (WBSG), Hope Media Group’s digital platform for individual and small group studies, has launched the SCROOGE: A Christmas Carol devotional, a 5-day exploration of the timeless lessons from the podcast’s storyline. WBSG produces bimonthly studies that tackle life’s big questions and bring hope through biblical truths. The SCROOGE devotional serves as a poignant reminder that Christmas is a season of second chances, just as it was for Ebenezer Scrooge 

For interviews, contact: Ashli Bock – 830-739-9145 – ashli@130a.com and for more information on Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, visit ScroogePodcast.com.


Milestones:
Jeremy Louis 9 years at KLJY/St Louis
MaryRose Zeillan-Hamilton 7 years at KLTY/Dallas

Prayer List:
Brooke Taylor
Dave Cruse
(Wife)
Bonnie Curry


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