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Industry News Bits Wed 12-1-21

Nielsen Nov PPM Ratings are due to release starting TODAY (12/1). On day 1 the results from Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and more subscribing stations in the biggest markets will be available. Numbers will be posted after 5pm CT on HisAir. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company.

WYQQ/Worcester, MA (The Q90.1) went past their Fall Fundraising goal hitting 101% on Giving Tuesday!

WYQQ President/Station Manager Ryan Gagne told HisAir, “We are truly grateful for those who stepped up to get behind the mission of The Q90.1.  We will celebrate together as we’ve blessed every giver during the fundraiser with tickets to come see Austin French in a Christmas concert this Friday night in Uxbridge, MA!”

The Daywind Music Group is offering a Christmas radio special of the 2021 Lifeway Worship/ Daywind Choir production of Run To The Hope, A Christmas Musical.  The special is available for free download. Go HERE to get the program.

Christian radio veteran Jon Fugler new podcast “FRESH FAITH in Real Life” premiered today. In this fast-paced weekly show, Fugler interviews believers who are experiencing fresh faith. They open up about how they overcome staleness and obstacles to maintain intimacy with Christ. “FRESH FAITH in Real Life” can be heard on major podcast apps and on the ministry website at www.freshfaith247.com.

In a world of performance, Fugler drives home the theme of relationship by anchoring listeners on the words of Paul, “What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing
worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.” (Philippians 3:8 NIV)

Other features of the podcast include a short devotional thought, free resource offers and a chance to win a complete devotional collection for the New Year. Fugler is the founder and director of FRESH FAITH 24/7. He is the Chief Content Officer for TWR, has served in Christian radio since 1978 and has authored nine books. He and his wife, Noonie, started several Christian music stations in California, pioneering the Christian hit format. Fugler is also the chairman of the Alliance for the Unreached, a ministry spearheading the “A Third of Us” effort to reach a third of humanity that has no access to the gospel.

One of the hottest newsmakers of 2021—recently acquitted KYLE RITTENHOUSE—will be featured in an exclusive interview with Salem Radio Network’s CHARLIE KIRK on today’s (Wednesday, December 1st) edition of The CHARLIE KIRK Show.

Rittenhouse—found Not Guilty on all five charges arising from his self-defense during a BLM riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2020—sat down with Charlie Kirk for a no-holds-barred interview…sharing his candid views on the trial itself,  his opinions that his initial legal counsel may have misused funds raised for his defense, and what the future holds for him as a student at Arizona State University.

The CHARLIE KIRK Show is produced and nationally syndicated by Dallas-based Salem Radio Network, a division of Salem Media Group.

The Men of Radio Winter Retreat is coming January 20-23 in McCall, ID. Host Bill Scott says if you are in radio, you are invited. Musical guests are Unspoken and Dan Bremnes. There are still a couple of spots left. Check out TheMenOfRadio.com for all the details.

The Awakening Foundation announced today a new tour concept called the STAND TOGETHER TOUR. The 22-city trek beginning in Kentucky on February 3rd and finishing up in Oklahoma on May 13th will include 3 of the biggest names in CCM. Industry veterans, NEWSBOYS will be joined by Danny Gokey and Mac Powell for a night of music with a shared purpose. Along the way, the tour will make stops in Ohio, Texas, Florida, West Virginia and more.

“We are so excited to get back out on the road in 2022 with some of our best friends – Danny Gokey, Mac Powell, and Adam Agee,” said Michael Tait, lead singer of Newsboys. “The last couple of years have been tough for everyone and we have really missed coming together with our fans to worship and celebrate with one another every night. We’re looking ahead to the new year, excited for what’s to come, and we can’t wait to continue to reunite with our fans across the country and stand together in unity!”

“We are excited about this all-star lineup and to have tour sponsors ChildFund, Altrua HealthShare and KLOVE & Air1 Radio be part of this movement,” said Curtis Pinkerton, Director of Marketing for Awakening Events. “This tour is going to be an opportunity to stand together, united by music all worshiping with a shared purpose.” Tickets for the tour will go on sale THIS FRIDAY December 3rd at Noon ET. Fans and AE Insiders can take advantage of a 20% discount on tickets when they purchase by December 25th and use the code INSIDER. For details and tickets, please visit www.awakeningevents.com. The Stand Together Tour is an Awakening Foundation Event. Interview and Media Requests: Lindsay Crane 317-286-8319 lindsay@awakeningevents.com.

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2 thoughts on “Industry News Bits Wed 12-1-21

  • Is the promotional Salem/ Charlie Kirk press release really newsworthy here? Do you edit anything or do you simply publish whatever is submitted as “news”? That could have used some toning down at the very least.


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