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Industry News Bits WED 12-21-22


Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Nov 2022
-Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company

WHLH/Jackson, MS – 9.6
WOAD/Jackson, MS – 0.7

WPER/Fredericksburg listeners filled a 16-foot trailer with gloves, hats, coats, and blankets destined for impoverished parts of Appalachia in Eastern Kentucky.  In all, more than 3,500 pieces of warm winter gear were collected, said Frankie Morea, General Manager.

“We are delighted that our listeners are so generous and so glad these much needed items will be put to good use,” Morea added. 

The items were collected at a variety of locations throughout the WPER listening area, which stretches from Richmond to the outskirts of Washington, DC.  Hope For Appalachia will be distributing the donations through schools in a nine-county area where many families are in need this winter, said Pastor Mike Dodson, coordinator of the organization.

“We are so thankful for WPER,” Dodson added. “They are an amazing partner and these donations are going to really help people this winter.”

NQC – the National Quartet Convention – has released evening talent lineups for 2023. The annual event will be held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN, from September 24- September 30, 2023. 

Nightly concerts will feature beloved artists such as the Whisnants, Mark Trammell Quartet, Greater Vision, Hoppers, Jim & Melissa Brady, Triumphant Quartet, Joseph Habedank, Littles, Jonathan Wilburn, Guardians, Tribute, Legacy Five, Lynda Randle, Inspirations, Kramers, and so many more!

More information on Showcase Spectacular lineups, Chapel Services and guest speakers will be announced at a later date. 

“We are excited about the talent lineup for NQC 2023,” state NQC Executive Vice President, Clarke Beasley. “We believe we are again delivering one stop access to Gospel Music’s premier talent.”

Moody Radio’s Production team produced the new radio special, MBI Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. airs on Moody-1 Saturday, December 24 | 3-3:55 p.m. CT / 4-4:55 p.m. ET

This 54-minute special consists of a variety of selections from the Messiah, an oratorio by George Frideric Handel, which had been an annual presentation and performance by the Sacred Music Department of the Moody Bible Institute through 2017. Messiah celebrates the awesome power of God and the gift of his Son, encompassing both the lyrical art of music and God’s word. This special 2022 release of MBI Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah was produced from past Moody Bible Institute Music Department performances. Many favorite excerpts from The Messiah are included.

The 2022 Daywind Worship Christmas Musical, Glorious Impossible: The Miracle of Christmas is available to stations to air for FREE. Stations can share the special with their audience as they see fit between now and Christmas.  If you’re planning on airing it, Daywind requests call letters, city of license, and air dates and times. Let Greg Goodman know at ggoodman@daywind.com.

Download the Daywind Christmas special  HERE.

Daywind is making Christmas liners available to stations at no charge. Download liners from the Daywind Family of artists HERE.

Congratulations to SOS Radio/Las Vegas VP Chris Staley who celebrates her 48th year with SOS Radio this week! 

She started as a weekend air talent in the 1970’s, but climbed the ranks through practically every daypart on the SOS Radio Network and has served as music director & program director through the years too. 

SOS Radio celebrated it’s 50th anniversary as a station this past summer of 2022. 

Chris Staley 48 years at SOS/Radio/Las Vegas
Bill Ingram KSBJ/Houston celebrates 47 years in radio
WHMK/Columbia last broadcast 8 years ago (before sale to EMF) 

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