Industry News

Industry News Bits TUE 5-16-23

Fundraisers this week .. Spirit FM/Lynchburg .. KCVO/Camdenton .. KTSY/Boise .. Family Life Radio/Tucson .. KZTH/OKC  .. Harbor Radio/Milan, MI ..

The Nielsen APRIL PPM numbers roll out this week. Day 2 today includes Tampa, Minneapolis, Baltimore, and more marketse. Nielsen PPM Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. The latest number are HERE.

Fundraising Updates:

Positive Life Radio/Walla Walla, WA is celebrating a major victory in their ongoing partnership with Compassion International, surpassing their event goal and getting over 180 children in Haiti sponsored. That’s more than double the number from last year.

“At a time when the challenges facing kids in Haiti are at an all-time high, we’re so grateful for the heart of the PLR listeners. Their partnership with Compassion has changed thousands of lives over the years. We’re so grateful and give God the glory,” said Dave Kirby of Vidare Creative.

If you’d like to rescue children in Haiti with Compassion, contact paul@vidarecreative.com

-KWPZ/Bellingham, WA (Praise 106,5) watched as God took over in their recent Spring Fundraiser and listeners in Northwest Washington and Southern BC responded to the tune of over 200% of the event goal.

“We’re thrilled to see the outpouring of love and support from Praise listeners. Their generosity and God’s faithfulness are so crucial to allow us to embrace the lost, encourage Christians, and empower our communities,” said Jeremy Reis, VP of Marketing for CRISTA Ministries, the station’s parent organization. “Our partnership with Vidare has been an essential part of our growth. From the fundraising consulting to the on-air coaching, Vidare is a critical part of our success.”

Theresa Lynn Connor announces she will be leaving WMUV/Jacksonville (The Promise) after about 17 years with the station. Theresa has been doing middays most recently and this Friday May 19th will be her last day on the air.

Darren Mulligan of We Are Messengers celebrates “Maybe It’s Okay” being RIAA Certified GOLD along with members of Curb | Word Entertainment and Proper Management. 














From L to R: Curb | Word’s Chris Collins; Curb | Word’s Giovanna Randolph; Curb | Word’s Trevor Mathiesen; Curb | Word’s Samantha Shelby; Curb | Word’s Bryan Stewart; Curb | Word’s Jen Allen; Proper Management’s Kelcey Wixtrom; Proper Management’s Eryn West; Heidi Mulligan; Curb | Word’s Jeri Cooper; Darren Mulligan; Curb | Word’s Joseph Prielozny; Proper Management’s Mike Jay; Proper Management’s Katie Mohre; Curb | Word’s Blair McDermott; Curb | Word’s Jeff Tuerff; Curb | Word’s John Clore; Curb Word’s Doris Bratcher; Curb Word’s Brian Thiele; Curb | Word’s Jonathan Mason

May 11-12, WMIT/Asheville (The Light FM) listeners donated enough money to provide 2,242 women with ultrasounds and faith-based support. The station partnered with 18 area pregnancy centers to raise awareness about their services, including pregnancy tests, counseling, ultrasounds and post-abortion programs.

The Light FM’s campaign reminded listeners that they could provide women with an ultrasound and faith-based support for $175. The station shared the compelling message that 90% of women who are wrestling with a decision about their pregnancy will choose life when they see their child’s beating heart at a crisis pregnancy center. The flood of responses in such a short amount of time showed how much The Light FM’s listening community supports the shared mission of these centers.

This was the sixth year for “Heartbeat of Hope,” and gifts exceeded $390,000 and more commitments are still arriving. “We give God all the glory for the results we’ve seen from this year’s ‘Heartbeat of Hope’ fundraiser,” said Jim Kirkland, executive director of Blue Ridge Broadcasting. “Every dollar is going to the lifesaving work that these pregnancy centers are doing. That’s tangible, profound, life-impact given in Christ’s name!”

Matt Wall celebrates 25 years at Carolina Christian Radio

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