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Industry News Bits WED 11-29-23

Fundraisers this week .. WPOS/Holland, OH .. Family Life Radio/Tucson .. KQLF/Ottumwa, IA

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


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

November PPM’s arrive this week. Day two brings Minneapolis, St Louis, Baltimore markets & more. 

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.


KTIS/Minneapolis ranks #1 again in the NOV PPM overall for the 8th month in a row with a 10.3 AQH.


ChristianFM Media/SmartRadio Suite, announces the establishment of a new affiliate in Hagerstown and Frederick, MD, under the ownership of Manning Broadcasting Inc. This addition marks a significant milestone in the companies’ commitment to delivering unparalleled Christian Contemporary Music content.

WWEG/Myersville, MD transformed its HD2 station on 102.1 into a CCM format as Hope FM. This innovative venture aims to provide a positive, encouraging and uplifting listening experience for the community, reinforcing the values of hope, faith, and inspiration. HopeFM includes seasoned radio personalities Geoff & Danielle for Mornings, as well as Doug Hannah, Lisa Barry, Andy Youso, Dave Moore, Theresa Ross, and more. 

Fred Manning, President/CEO of Manning Media, Inc. sums it up: “At HOPE FM, our mission is simple yet powerful: to uplift and inspire with messages of hope, reminding our listeners of the things that truly matter in life. We believe that together, we can create a platform that not only entertains but also informs and inspires.”

The official HopeFM website is HopeFmMd.com. For media inquiries, please contact Paul Tipton at Paul@smartradiosuite.com.


Former K-LOVE personality Jeff Detrow has joined Moody Radio/Chicago.

Jeff joined KLOVE in Jan 2018 when “Jeff & Randi” debuted and exited KLOVE in Aug 2020.

Jeff Detrow was part of the longtime “Jeff & Jer Showgram” airing on mainstream AC radio on KFMB/San Diego. Jerry “Jer” Cesak, retired as Showgram co-host in 2015 just before the show was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.


Pictured L-R WFSH PD VP of Salem CCM Format Mike Blakemore, show producer Rich Faulkner, host Penny, & KeepTheFaith CEO David Sams.

The debut of “KeepTheFaith with Penny” celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary this week.

The show premiered in 2013 on WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) and went to #1 in its evening daypart. KTF with Penney later became the evening show on the Salem Music Network. Today the show is heard in nearly 150 markets including KLTY/Dallas; KFSH/LA, and many others.


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.


HisAir FLASHBACK – Nov 29, 2022 – WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) midday talent Denise Pagano announces she will exit the station this week, with Friday her last day. Denise’s husband has been transferred to Houston so they will relocate back to Texas. 


Bravo Broadcasting Company’s Spanish Christian KIRT/Mission TX (1580) has had its license revoked by the FCC due to non-payment of outstanding regulatory fees. KIRT was issued an Order to Pay or to Show Cause in March this year.


American preacher Carlton Pearson died the night of November 19, 2023, at the age of 70, after a brief battle with cancer that had returned after 20 years.

A national television program launched in the mid-1980s, “Everything’s Gonna Be All Right,” expanded Carlton’s outreach to a national and international audience, becoming at that time one of only two African American preachers with a nationwide television ministry.


Milestones:
Dan Ratcliffe celebrates 23 years at Salem Media/Atlanta 
Tom Fridley 8 years at Seven Bridges Radio
Vox Radio/Liberia 6 years on the air

Prayer List:
Rick Zeisig


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