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Industry News Bits TUE 6-13-23

Fundraisers this week .. KZTH/OKC .. Juice 107.3/Queensland, AUS .. UCB/UK ..

Nielsen MAY PPM release is this week with Day 2 today. Markets include Tampa, Baltimore, St Louis and more. Nielsen PPM Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. The latest number are HERE.

In Minneapolis KTIS rises from 8.5 to 9.5 AQH P 6+ and maintains the top spot for the 2nd month in a row.

Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa has recently acquired KRDC/Pasadena, CA (1110AM) and 99.1 K256CX from ABC Radio for a total of $5 million. This transaction marks the final radio license sale for The Walt Disney Company.

Calvary Chapel is the owner KWVE/San Clemente (KWAVE 107.9) as well as  KSDW/Temecula (88.9) and 96.9 K245AI in San Pasqual.

A total of 2,300 children will be released from poverty in Jesus’ name because listeners to Hope Media Group’s radio brands WayFM, KSBJ/Houston, and Vida Unida decided to come alongside them to assure they have what they need.

During a recent sponsorship drive with Compassion International, listeners pledged to support 2,300 children in poverty, giving them access to health care, nutritious food, training and vocational programs, educational opportunities that complement and supplement their schooling, recreational activities to develop self-confidence and social skills, protection from violence and danger, ongoing Christian training, and a chance to see the truth of the gospel in action.

Joe Paulo, President and CEO, Hope Media Group, says, “The audience response blew us away, exceeding our expectations. It’s so powerful to witness thousands of people mobilized by a vision for the world who then turn around and do a world of good. This is justice and generosity at its best.”

Matt Hahn, manager of influencer partnerships at Compassion International, shares, “It’s such a blessing to link arms with Hope Media Group to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name with their amazing listeners around the country on WayFM, KSBJ and Vida Unida. The energy from HMG is contagious, and that passion provides hope to these precious children around the world,” Hahn concludes.

New Job Alert: With Nikki Cantu’s departure from the  RadioU/Columbus morning show, co-hosts Hudson and Isaia remain. Isaia had been brought on originally as a show producer and later evolved into the producer/co-host role he’s had for a little while. RadioU GM Michael Buckingham needs a a well-rounded morning show producer.

The listing is HERE.

WCLQ/Wausau (89Q) Business Development Manager Peter Chagnon checks in with HisAir. Peter says he’s super excited about a brand new product he developed with a local business owner/military combat vet. The product is Herbal Soaps n Salves. Dan Smith is the owner of the company and his soap making helps him deal with his PTSD from the Gulf War. He grows a lot of the herbs and makes his own oils on his hobby farm in North Central Wisconsin

Might be a gift just in time for Father’s Day, for more info go HERE

Richard P. “Dick” Bott, Sr. was inducted into the Missouri Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame at the MBA Annual Convention in Osage Beach, MO. In a surprise move, the award was presented to Mr. Bott by his great-granddaughter, Isabella Fernandez, a communications student at College of the Ozarks.

Richard (Dick) Bott, Sr., is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Bott Radio Network, now celebrating 61 years of service. Bott Radio Network began in 1962 when Dick and Sherley Bott purchased Country KANS in Kansas City and transformed it into KCCV — Kansas City’s Christian Voice. Today, Bott Radio Network owns and operates 120 stations reaching into 16 states with a combined coverage of 63 million people. BRN is available worldwide online at BottRadioNetwork.com, BRN mobile apps, iHeart Radio, TuneIn Radio, Apple Music, Smart Speakers, Roku, and Apple TV.

Bott began his broadcasting career 71 years ago in San Francisco at KSAN in 1952. He serves on the Board of Governors of National Religious Broadcasters and was inducted into the NRB Hall of Fame in 2008. He is the recipient of the Dred Scott Freedom Award (2015) and the Richard M. DeVos Free Enterprise Award for Exceptional Leadership from the Council of National Policy (2016).

Julie Pierce 4 years at WEEC/Dayton

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