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Industry News Bits WED 11-15-23

Fundraisers this week .. Vision Christian Radio/Queensland .. WTGN/Lima .. WCLQ/Wausau .. Worship 24/7 .. 

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

WKDD HD2/Akron – 0.2
WJNI/Charleston – 2.0
WSPO/Charleston – 0.7
WHKF HD2/Harrisburg – 0.3

November PPM’s arrive on 11/26.  Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

Christmas music programming – HisAir has a playlist of all the new Christmas Songs being released this year. You can access the list on Spotify HERE.

Congratulations to KYTT/Coos Bay, OR GM Rick Stevens who is celebrating 40 years with the station. Rick started as PD and afternoon announcer in 1983, took over as GM in 1993 and began doing mornings shortly after.

Also, KYTT will celebrate 45 years on the air Nov 18th.

Christian radio broadcasting continues across Russia and Ukraine by New Life Radio, despite daily bombing attacks on the city of Odessa where NLR is located. Hundreds of churches have been bombed throughout the country and communities are without pastors. There is a great void in Christian teaching available to these war-weary people who are asking the big questions about life and death, which only the Gospel can answer.  98% of communities in the country have no local evangelical Christian radio station.

As Ukraine has taken steps to end the influence of Russian language, media, and culture, NEW LIFE RADIO in Odessa Ukraine has now begun broadcasting in the Ukrainian language–called Radio Nove Zhitya, in order to provide a 24/7 Christian witness and bible teaching to thosands of cities and villages in Ukraine. 

CRFR Director Dan Johnson says, “We are asking Christian radio stations in America and just 20 church congregations to consider giving Ukraine a wonderful Christmas gift by supporting this new radio service that costs $3500 per month. That’s just $150 a month for a nationwide Christian radio that can penetrate nearly any community for Christ. This amount will support three full time radio missions plus Internet broadcasting. With extra funding for a satellite radio channel ($1800/month), Nove Zhittya will be positioned to develop local FM radio affiliates across Ukraine once the war ends.”

For more information, contact Christian Radio for Russia & Ukraine at their website: www.CRFR.org  or email: CRFRoffice@gmail.com

HisAir Flashback – Nov 15, 2021 – WGTS/Wash DC evening host Brandi Lanai is exiting the station to relocate back to the West Coast. Brandi joined WGTS in July to host a new live & local evening show, NightLight with Brandi airing from 7 p.m. to midnight and produced by Tom Miner. She joined WGTS after a long run as morning co-host at KSGN/Riverside.

SoundStack has hired Michael Fischer newly created position as VP of business development. Most recently he was EVP/business development at mobile app provider AirKast. He also has had roles at Triton Digital and RAIN.

“The appointment bolsters the company’s growing publisher discipline, which also includes customer enablement, support and podcast business teams, with a further focus on broadcast audio enterprises, including National Public  Radio member stations,” SoundStack said in the announcement.

Positive Media station 89.9 TheLight/Melbourne has launched new podcast ‘Well, Hello Anxiety’. The show is hosted by anxiety and well-being speaker, educator and author Dr Jodi Richardson. The debut episode of this new partnership features a chat with 89.9 TheLight Breakfast host Lucy Holmes, about her own personal journey through anxiety.

Early bird pricing ends November 17 for the lowest rates offered for NRB 2024 Feb 20-24 in Nashville. Register HERE.

New Job Alert: Kinship Radio in Minnesota has a new position open for a Digital-Operations Director

Details HERE

Dunham+Company is hosting a series of one-day seminars in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney designed to help fundraisers make the most of AI innovations.

The morning sessions, The Future Fundraising Landscape: From Donor Confidence to AI, will be tailored for CEOs, managers, and thought leaders. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the current fundraising ecosystem, take a look at the future and explore how to think about AI and its influence on the non-profit sector.

In the afternoons, delegates will be able to apply the research and innovation in practical workshop sessions. You’ll get to discuss the potential of AI, discover opportunities to streamline your operations and increase your impact.

For details and to register go HERE.

Nielsen announced it will close the companies network radio ratings service RADAR at the end of the year. The closure is due in part to the fact that the vast majority of national network radio is transacted on its Radio Nationwide service.

Paul Gibson 8 years at Salem Media
Michael Tedesco 4 years WayFM
Laci Caviness 3 years at KVNE/Tyler
Sean Vaughn 1 year at Moody Radio/Chicago

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