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Industry News Bits WED 1-10-24

Fundraisers this week ..

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

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid DEC 23
WERC HD2/Birmingham – 1.9
WAGG/Birmingham – 1.9
WLFA/Greenville – 4.7
WKVG/Greenville – 1.0
WPZZ/Richmond – 3.8

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid FALL 23
WTSK/Tuscaloosa – 7.2
WLFA/Asheville – 1.2

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

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


Shawn Sheffler has joined KCVO/Camdenton (Spirit FM) Assistant Program Director and evening host.

 

 


Rachael Hession has exited the VP of National Promotion position at TRIBL Records that she’s held since Aug 2023.

 

 


Darren Elrod and James Rueger have been promoted to President and Chief Creative Officer of Fair Trade Services (FTS), respectively. These promotions were announced by Fair Trade Services Founder and CEO Jeff Moseley, to whom both will report.

“Darren and James have consistently exhibited excellence in their respective areas of responsibility for our company,” Moseley explains. “This is public recognition of what our artists and managers have already known. They—along with our amazing team—have continued to deliver for our roster of artists for many years. Their promotions are well-deserved and strengthen Fair Trade Services for the years ahead.”


Former WLJW/Traverse City (Fuel FM) and WLJN/Traverse City Operations Mgr. & Morning Host DC Cavender is launching an internet station – REV RADIO soon. In Sept 2023 DC announced his retirement after 17 years with Goods News Media and a broadcast career spanning 50 years. More info on REV RADIO soon.


HisAir FLASHBACK – Jan 10, 2018 – Peter York has been promoted to Chairman/CEO at Capitol Christian Music Group . York will oversee CCMG’s strategic direction, business development initiatives and key partner relationships while continuing to manage the company’s Label Group, as well as the Capitol Christian Publishing division.


Registration rates for NRB 2024 will increase January 19. Celebrate NRB’s 80th anniversary at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center from February 20-23.

Register HERE


Join Killer Bee Marketing’s Brian Curee and Olivia Yetman will hold a LIVE video stream on this Friday, January 12th at 11 am EST to discuss the world of digital and marketing.

Topics that will be covered include: Reflecting on the Past: Dive into digital marketing and social media evolution.  Embracing the Present: Discuss current trends shaping the digital landscape.  Envisioning the Future: Set goals and strategies for 2024 and beyond.  Plus you can learn how to join the exclusive Killer Bee Community for as low as $1 a month! It’s a community of like-minded professionals and you’ll gain access to premium content, advice, and much more.

The livestream is FREE and open to all:  Digital Marketers • Tech Enthusiasts • Social Media Strategists • Anyone eager to stay ahead in the digital world. Join on Facebook HERE or on Linkedin HERE


WYGS/Columbus Jim Hutson morning host who passed away at age 55 earlier after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer is honored in a special piece in local press.

Read HERE.


Multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist, Bill Gaither will kick off the Moments To Remember Tour this February with The Gaither Vocal Band in 16 cities.

Taking the stage with Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band, are Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles and Reggie Smith, will be popular female vocalist, Ladye Love Smith and male vocalist, Gene McDonald, as well as Gaither’s musical entourage, comprised of Kevin Williams, Matthew Holt and Michael Rowsey.


WKNZ/Milford (The Bridge) Pres/GM morning host Bill Sammons may be retired as of the end of 2023, but his presence is still felt in the market. Check out the billboard a supporter has put up for his favorite morning host.


Milestones:
Alida Blair 17 years at EMF
Bob Butts 29 years at Truth For Life

Prayer List:
Bill Blount (Family)

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