Industry News Bits Tue 3-22-22
FEB Nielsen PPM Day 2 releases today including Baltimore, Tampa, St Louis and more. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company. Latest ratings are HERE.
Fundraisers this week at WNZR/Mt Vernon.. KCMS/Seattle.. KNWS/Waterloo
KSOS/Las Vegas (SOS Radio) has cranked up their new HD3 signal covering the market. Listener support funded the project in the summer of 2020, but red tape, COVID, etc… delayed it getting up and on the air until now. Programming on the side channels has not been determined just yet. Strategizing is underway.
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is recognizing WORQ/Green Bay (Q90FM) for assisting law enforcement in making a good influence in the community.
During the holiday season, the station distributed $165,000 in gift cards to 50 Wisconsin law enforcement departments. Officers also loaded 1,000 backpacks with hats, socks, gloves, toiletries, snacks, and free restaurant coupons while at the event. For a total of more than $200,000 in donations, each backpack and its contents were worth around $40 each. The gift cards will be used by officers to assist persons in need who they encounter while on patrol. They can also utilize the backpacks to assist any homeless neighbors they come across with immediate needs.
The initiative was created to counteract the unfavorable media coverage of law enforcement officers and to put a light on them.
KVNE/Tyler celebrated the end of its annual diaper drive with a 30,000-diaper maze filled with diapers, wipes, and other baby essentials.
The Encouragement Media Group, which owns KVNE, Lift Worship 91.3, The Well 94.3 & 95.3, and Spanish Fuzion 102.3 & 103, held the annual event, which helps local pro-life groups and assists local women in need. Local nonprofit groups Living Alternatives, Mercy Manor, Expectant Hearts, and The Fostering Collective will benefit from the diaper drive, which will help with a multitude of needs in the East Texas community.
With the yearly event KVNE vice president of community outreach/marketing Jennifer Bailey, said the media group aims to assist individuals in need.
Southern Gospel trio 11th Hour vocalist Amber Eppinette Saunders has announced that she and husband, Garrett are expecting! The bittersweet experience of having a child after loosing another is sometimes referred to as a “rainbow baby,” and that is the case for Amber and Garrett. Amber says she is at 12 weeks and expecting baby Saunders to arrive in 6 months. Let’s keep this couple uplifted in prayer…so happy for them! Here’s 11th Hour with “Letters To Heaven.”
HisAir is sorry to report LaShun Pace, a well-known gospel singer from Atlanta, died on Monday this week at the age of 60. Pace was elected into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2007, and she and the Anointed Pace Sisters were honored at the 16th Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards in Atlanta in January 2015.
And HisAir sadly reports David Will, a member of the Imperials, has passed away.
Coppelia celebrates 3 years at WPOZ/Orlando
Taylor Hohulin 6 years at KNWI/Des Moines
Craig Thomas 9 years at WWIL/Wilmington
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