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Industry News Bits TUE 9-5-23

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The Nielsen AUGUST PPM release starts today and runs this week. Day1 markets include NYC, Houston, Dallas and more. Nielsen PPM Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. The latest numbers are HERE.

Brooke, of the WJQK/Grand Rapids (Joy 99) Tommy and Brooke Morning Show, returned to the show 7 weeks after suffering a stroke. 

Brooke shared, “I cannot thank West Michigan enough for the cards, notes, letters and most of all, prayers.  It’s a humbling thing to not be the daily voice of encouragement and to be the recipient of SO MUCH LOVE and cheering up!”



Family Life Radio (FLR) listeners called in from all over the country with their nominations for teachers who have made a difference not only in the lives of their children, but also in their families. This was all part of FLR’s Love Your Teacher, Love Your Schools contest that ran during the month of August.

Listeners shared how the teachers they knew use their own money to purchase clothing, sporting equipment, classroom supplies and more for their students. Tamera was nominated for paying for and putting together sack lunches for the kids at her school who wouldn’t otherwise receive lunch. She made such an impact, word caught on and the community now donates for her to purchase the items needed.

“We heard from so many listeners who have been forever impacted by the educators at their schools. These teachers are going above and beyond to help students and their families,” said Mike Kankelfritz, Chief Broadcast Engagement Officer for Family Life Radio. Christine was nominated because she was there for a listener’s family after the death of their son, whom she had previously taught, “She was there when we lost our son and continues to stay in touch and pray for our family.”

Christian Music Spotlight adds Thunder Radio London to its list of stations carrying the show. 

Curb Word artist Natalie Grant will sing the National Anthem on NBC Thursday night before the KC / Detroit game that will officially kicks off the 2023 NFL season.

Tabitha Kennemer joins WHIF/Palatka (Hope FM) as the stations new office manager.

NEW JOB ALERT: With Lauren Banik stepping down from the PD/morning show to take the Regional Advancement Officer at KNWC/Sioux Falls (Life 96.5), the station has started its search for a new Program Director. 

Check the listing HERE

On the next edition of The Gospel Greats with Rodney Baucom featured artist will be The Kramers with songs from their latest album “Sing Me There”. Plus, listeners will enjoy a spotlight visit with Westward Road.

Congratulations to PLG artist Leanna Crawford who married NBA player Cody Zeller August 26 in Nashville. Zeller recently signed to play center for the New Orleans Pelicans for the upcoming NBA season. 

Also, Congratulations are in order for The Brave Podcast Network founder and frequent HisAir contributor Amanda Carroll who got engaged to Sean Pedone over the weekend.


Christian Family Radio announce Addiction Recovery Week, a week-long initiative dedicated to sharing stories of hope, transformation, and recovery through the power of Jesus Christ. This on-air event is September 5-10, 2023, and focuses on various aspects of addiction recovery and support including. CFR will broadcast stories of triumph over addiction and the incredible impact of faith on the recovery process. 

CMB invites all to the September monthly webinar with Edison Research Vice President, Megan Lazovick on Wednesday, 9/13 at noon CT. Megan will be discussing the latest updates on radio listening, streaming, podcasting, subscribing, in-car usage, and how these trends are expected to continue to affect the audio space in the future.

HisAir is saddened to report former TWR president Thomas J. Lowell passed away yesterday. Lowell was the first president to succeed TWR founder Paul Freed and later served as chairman of the board of directors. He was 88 years old at his passing and had only recently stepped down from his position as vice chairman of the board.

“We are deeply appreciative of Tom’s leadership and mentorship over the years,” said TWR President Lauren Libby when he announced Lowell’s passing. “Tom was one of the wisest men I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Just a tremendous Christian leader. It’s a great personal loss to all of us in the TWR family.”

Meredith Lane 4 years at PLG
Denise Pennington 4 years at WKJA/Barberton, OH
Jill Tracey celebrates 28 years in CCM Radio

Prayer List:
Tisha Lehfeldt
Laura Kruszewski

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