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Industry News Bits WED 1-4-23

SOS Radio/Las Vegas PD Scott Herrold will join Hope Media Group (HMG) as its new Chief of Programming, effective Monday, January 9th.  He replaces Ron Harrell, who exits.

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Kim Hudgins is the new Director of Radio Relationships at StowTown Records. She replaces Donna King who remains on the label as an artist and will return to touring and songwriting full-time.

Kim started in radio promotions in 1997 when Chris White (Sonlite Records) and Mickey Gamble (Horizon Records) hired her to take the reins for their Horizon Music Group family of artists. In December 1998, she ventured out on her own and founded Kim Hudgins Promotions. Her company experienced such exponential growth that her husband Tony left his job in April 1999 to join her in radio promotions. They ultimately decided to change the company name to Spin-N-Motion. Kim and Tony left the radio music ministry in 2013 and, at last count, had been contributors to well over 300 Singing News Top 80 songs, 240 Top 40 songs, 175 Top 20 songs and 28 #1 songs.

Kim tells HisAir, “I love to enhancing artists ministries and give the glory to God for any success, knowing He uses me for a higher purpose; to help spread the Gospel in song.”

20 The Countdown’s William Ryan III checks in with HisAir and says “Our year-end countdown, top songs of 2022, is up now for stations and streaming on the website. I had Jon Rivers on the show to help introduce the number-one song of the year. We also got a quick update from him on how he’s doing. Not sure if that’s newsworthy for your weekly update but wanted to let you know since a lot of people ask about him still.

Go to website HERE.


Amanda Carroll has left the KKFS/Sacramento (103.9 The Fish) morning show and syndication.

CMB has announced changes to its Board of Directors for 2023. Joe Paulo, President and CEO of Hope Media Group, has completed his term on the board, and Tim Dukes, COO of Hope Media Group, and Jason Sharp, Senior Vice President of Northwestern Media, will be joining the board for a four-year term.

Sandi Brown, President of Gateway Creative Broadcasting and Chair of the CMB Board, stated, “We are grateful for the wisdom and time that Joe has invested in CMB. We look forward to serving alongside Tim and Jason in what we believe will be an amazing year for Christian radio.”

Vidare Creative is holding an upcoming FREE webinar, “Mastering the Fundraising Game: Tips and Strategies for Success in 2023.” In this webinar, you’ll learn from industry experts about the latest techniques and trends in fundraising and leave with practical tips and strategies you can implement right away. 

You’re by invited to join the Vidare Creative team to review your annual plan to maximize your fundraising in 2023. Join us on Tuesday, January 10th, at 11am CT.

Register HERE. 

The 37th annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards, organized by the National Association of Broadcasters, are now open for entries. These awards recognize radio stations that have made significant contributions to their communities through their service efforts in 2022. Winners will be recognized at the NAB Show in mid-April. To submit an entry, radio stations must use the My NAB member platform by January 31.

For more information on the rules for submitting an entry, go HERE.

the Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA) announce their new President of the organization is former Nashville CWIMA Connect Leader, Sue McGray. McGray was also the Director of the sold-out UNLOCKED Conference, Christian Women in Media’s international event held in Ft. Worth, Texas November 1-2.

McGray will replace interim President, Sharon Hill, who has served as President since Founder Suellen Roberts stepped down in 2021

Paul Virts 4 years at DickersonBakker
Susie Larson at Faith Radio Network/St Paul

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