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Industry News Bits TUE 1-16-24

Fundraisers this week ..

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


Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company.

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid FALL 23
WHGG/Johnson City – 1.9
WGRC/Lewisburg – 6.8
KDUV/Visalia – 2.7

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

The December Nielsen PPM release is complete… Look for Holiday 2023 PPM’s due 1/23.


WGTS/Wash DC welcomes Brandi Lanai back to the station to cover the early morning hours. Lanai first started voice-tracking for WGTS in 2014. In April 2021, Lanai moved to the Washington, D.C., area to host the evening show live. She held that position until the end of 2021 when she moved back to Southern California to care for her family. Now, she returns to host weekdays from midnight to 5:00 a.m. She replaces the syndicated ‘Scott and Sam’ show.

“Brandi is super-talented and knows how to reach listeners in a very personal way. We were sad to see her leave in 2021, but we’re even more excited to have her back on the team,” said program director Brennan Wimbish.

“I love the WGTS 91.9 family, and I’m so excited to get the opportunity to serve listeners in the Nation’s Capital once again,” said Lanai.


Registration starts TOMOROW for Momentum 2024 happening in Orlando this May 29-31. Don’t wait because the early bird rate is good TOMORROW January 17th only.

For more go HERE.


The #1 Southern Gospel song this week is Ernie Haase & Signature Sound on StowTown Records is “Until We Fly Away” LIVE.

The entire Power 50 chart is HERE.


HisAir FLASHBACK – Jan 16, 2018 – Family Life Radio  weekend air personality Dennis Hutchinson is leaving the network to become Assistant Program Director at WPHN/Gaylord, MI (The Promise FM). Dennis told HisAir.Net “In a way this is like going home for me. I started my radio career in Northern Michigan – My kids & grandkids have settled there, so having a chance to impact the culture they’re living in is a double blessing.”


HisAir.Net will be in Nashville for the NRB 2024 Feb 20-23. We would love to meet our readers so stop by our booth (#735) in the exhibit hall and say hello. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville next month.

At NRB 2024 there will be numerous sessions and workshops designed to advance your skills and knowledge in your specific industry. If you are a radio professional, you will want to add NRB 2024 Talks and Workshops presented by the NRB Radio Committee to your convention schedule. Sit in on key conversations covering topics such as artificial intelligence, navigating the FCC regulatory landscape, music licensing and much more.

More info on workshops HERE.


HisAir is sorry to report Songwriter, producer and co-founder of Red Street Records Don Koch has passed away.  In 2022 Koch was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and a tumor in his brain. 

Songs written by Koch include “In Christ Alone” made famous by Michael English, the Christmas favorite “A Strange Way To Save The World” originally by 4-Him, “Mercy Came Running” from Phillips, Craig and Dean, and more recently he was nominated for a DOVE AWARD for co-writing “Child Of The King” performed by Joseph Habedank.  He is also a co-writer on Jim & Melissa Brady’s current single, “Ever Present, Ever Faithful.” 

Don Koch made a significant impact on the sound of Christian music.  Please be in prayer for the Koch family.


Milestones:
Marci Truckey 7 years at KALS/Kalispell, MT
Matt Elkins celebrates 27 years at Family Life Radio
Jenna Ellis 1 year at American Family Radio
Andrew Adams 14 years at Salem Media
Chris Wallace 15 years at Food For The Poor

Prayer List:
Calvin Grabau

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