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Industry News Bits TUE 4-2-24

Fundraisers this week .. KNWC/Sioux Falls .. KCVO/Camdenton .. WAYR/Jacksonville .. KJRN/Keene, TX .. KWFC/Springfield ..WYGS/WKJD/Columbus, IN .. Family Life Radio/Tucson .. The Sound of Life Radio Network/Lake Katrine, NY .. WYQQ/Worcester .. WCTL/Erie .. 

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

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

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

Feb 2024 PPM numbers have all been released. March PPM release starts 4/15.

The Inside Radio monthly format counts show CCM (4th overall) with a steady growth (from 1,358 to 1,372) for a net 14-station and 1.0% gain and  year-over-year even stronger, with 24 new stations since March 2023 for a 1.7% lift, and in 2024 six more stations have joined the format since January.

At second-place is religion (which includes teaching, hymns, etc) has lost a couple of stations year-to-date, it’s still added 23 outlets year-over-year for a 1.1% gain.

Chris Tomlin’s ‘Good Friday Nashville’ became the largest ticketed Christian concert at Bridgestone Arena for the third time with a sold-out attendance of 15,889 on Friday night. Earlier this month to accommodate demand, production modifications were made to add more seats for the record setting event. The annual event began in 2017 and has continued each year, including virtually through a worldwide stream during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

“All over the earth this past weekend the church gathered to remember the cross and to celebrate the hope of the resurrection… life over death” said Chris. “Thank you to everyone who joined us for Good Friday Nashville locally and to those who joined us digitally worldwide. Thank you to the large team who made this record breaking night happen. To Anne Wilson, Kari Jobe, Lainey Wilson, Cody Carnes, and Willie Robertson thank YOU for giving your time and talents to make Good Friday Nashville an impactful night of worship and remembering. God was truly present.”

Good Friday Nashville’ is promoted & produced by Awakening Events.

Just back from Israel, Moody Radio is releasing Inside Israel—The War and What’s Next. In this 54-minute special, Moody Radio microphones take you inside homes shot at and burned by Hamas. Listeners will engage with harrowing stories of survivors, along with accounts from IDF soldiers just back from Gaza. You’ll meet families of hostages and hear perspectives from Jewish—and Arab—pastors. Plus, you’ll encounter stories of help and hope as the body of Christ witnesses to a shaken nation more open to the gospel than ever before.

On Moody Radio Saturday April 6 at 3pm CT and Sunday April 7 at 3pm CT.

The Faith in the Media interview series on Christian Media Leadership continues with FaithSearch Partners Elaine Welcome talking to WBGL/Champaign GM Jeff Scott.

Jeff Scott has been in radio for nearly 40 years.  He began at KGOL 1180 AM, worked for 10 years at KSBJ, and recently celebrated 21 years as Station Manager at WBGL.  Jeff is an avid duck hunter and motorcycle rider, has been married for 35 years to his wonderful wife, Shari, and has 3 adult children.  Hannah, Zachary, and Micah.  Jeff also loves to play the drums.  One of his many life verses is 2nd Corinthians 4-5.

Read the interview HERE.

HisAir NEW JOB ALERT – Heartfelt Radio in  Barberton, Ohio needs an Afternoon Drive Host/Production Asst. ASAP.

Interested? Check HERE.

The FCC decision today marks a significant victory for technology firm GeoBroadcast Solutions, poised to introduce its ZoneCasting system to radio stations. Despite facing considerable resistance from various entities, including the National Association of Broadcasters, GeoBroadcast Solutions prevailed.

Key details include the establishment of an hourly geotargeting limit and the FCC’s proposed service rules.

Multiple religious freedom advocates and religious broadcasters filed friend-of-the-court briefs Thursday in support of NRB’s Noncommercial Music License Committee in its case against government officials for discriminating against religious broadcasters’ speech by charging them exponentially higher rates to stream music online than secular National Public Radio broadcasters. In February, attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom and Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case.

Religious broadcasters should have the freedom to exercise their faith and free speech without discrimination, but government officials are forcing them to pay exorbitant fees or have their constitutionally protected speech suppressed,” said ADF Senior Counsel John Bursch, vice president of appellate advocacy. “The government punishes noncommercial religious broadcasters above a modest listener threshold by making them pay a license fee more than 18 times higher than NPR stations. This unlawful discrimination forces some noncommercial religious stations to stay small and restrict their listener reach so they can afford to stream online. The Copyright Royalty Board is violating federal law and the U.S. Constitution, and we, along with other religious freedom advocates, are urging the Supreme Court to side with religious liberty and free speech.”

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – April 2 2018 – Syndicated radio personality, Liz Black, has earned her first Stellar Award as Radio Personality of the Year during the recent 33rd annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards’ Radio Awards ceremony at The Orleans Ballroom in Las Vegas. Liz has been nominated four times.

HisAir is deeply saddened to report the passing of Kay Peters. She worked in radio for over 35 years and retired as the Director of Business Development at KTIS/Minneapolis.

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