Industry News Bits Tue 9-14-21
All numbers for the Aug Nielsen PPM have been reported and are posted HERE. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company.
Congratulations to WCIE/Tampa (The JOY FM) who repeated its #1 ranking AQH P6+ in the Aug Nielsen PPM. WCIE jumped 6.6-7.8 to own the top spot. This is The JOY FM’s 4th #1 rating in Tampa, with previous #1’s in July 2021, Feb 2021, and April 2020.
The JOY FM GM Carmen Brown told HisAir, “Our being on top in the Tampa Bay market is a good sign for Christian radio nationwide. With the right connection to your audience, consistent programming, and a LOT of grace, this format has proven we can be relevant to a wide audience without compromising the gospel. Our whole team believes in what we do, both The JOY FM and the industry.”
Elsewhere, in St Louis KLJY (JOY FM) placed a solid #3 with a 7.3 AQH. And in Minneapolis KTIS also landed at #3 at 7.2 AQH in a tie with KNOW-FM, KSOS (#1 last month) strong at #3 overall.
On Day 1 AQH P6+ results included, WPZE #10.. WFSH jumps to #4.. KLTY rebounds 2.8-3.4 at #13.. KSBJ just 1/10th off the top at #2 with 6.2.. KSGN #5.
Go HERE for the Christian Radio Ratings from HisAir. Sep PPM results arrive starting on Oct 4th.
After 8 years with KTIS/Minneapolis Director of Audience Engagement Marianne Milano exits the station. She has accepted a position at Christian Family Solutions.
Bob Medran is leaving his Business Development Director position, his last day with WayFM/Colorado Springs is Friday, September 24th… If interested in this job go HERE.
At WBCL/Ft Wayne Graphic Designer Minda Heindel announces she will be leaving at the end of the month. WBCL is searching for a replacement, that listing is HERE.
Nielsen has released its Spring 2021 “Nationwide” report. See the report HERE.
Vidare Creative is having a FREE Webinar on Fall and Year-end Fundraising refresher. Sign up HERE.
HisAir is sorry to report the passing of KDUV/Visalia (Spirit 88.9) co-founder Judy Peart McPhee.
In 1992, Judy and her late husband Bob Peart felt called to bring Christian music radio to the Central Valley, and the two followed that calling to found KDUV. She faithfully served the radio ministry since its inception, and continued to serve as a board member in her final days. The countless lives that have been positively impacted by the music and message are a testament to Judy’s legacy and faithfulness that will echo through eternity.
HisAir is deeply saddened by the passing of longtime Gospel pianist Jeff Stice at approximately 2:50 (eastern) today (9/14) at the age of 61. Mr. Stice had been hospitalized in Nashville, Tennessee, following an August 28 fall in his home that resulted in serious neck and spinal injuries.
Kristen Chambers 10 years at Shine.FM/Chicago
Ramon Martinez 15 years at Lighthouse Radio Network/San Antonio
Josh Hooper 11 years at WCVO/Columbus
Carlton Capps 2 years at NRB
Jim Kirkland 20 years at Blue Ridge Broadcasting
CJ Lusk (mother)