Industry News

Industry News Bits WED 3-1-23

Fundraisers this week .. The House FM/OKC .. Spirit Radio Ireland ..

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Jan 23
WXOK/Baton Rouge – 3.1
WLLV AM/Louisville – 0.4
WSDF HD2/Louisville – 0.4
KKND/New Orleans – 1.3
WYLD AM/New Orleans – 1.3
KZTH/OKC – 0.3
KXTH/OKC – 0.1

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For the 3rd year in a row, WPOS/Holland, OH (Proclaim FM) has won Best Radio Station for The Toledo City Paper’s Best of Toledo Contest. Proclaim FM is celebrating by having a Listener Appreciation Day on Friday, March 10th with an all day long celebration, ending with a free concert with Toledo’s own Sanctus Real and special guest Dia Viola.

KBRN/Boerne, TX (Boerne Radio 103.9) has entered an agreement with local newspaper The Boerne Star. Both media organizations will merge operations under one roof at The Star’s offices located at 941 N. School St.

Boerne Radio’s co-founders Baron and Shan Wiley, along with their team, will relocate to The Star’s office to enhance their collaboration. Jessica Christensen, the Star’s Marketing Consultant, expressed her delight with the partnership and the opportunity it presents for the team to work together, stating that the energy and excitement from Boerne Radio would be fantastic for the office.

While the two outlets have collaborated for some years, this newly formed partnership will expand their offerings to include video, audio, and written content, providing the residents of Boerne with a comprehensive news and entertainment experience.

KFSH/Los Angeles (95.9 The Fish) announces the line-up for Fishfest, Southern California’s largest Christian music festival, is coming to the FivePoint Amphitheatre with an all-star lineup! Join us as we come together and worship with For King + Country, CeCe Winans, Pat Barrett, Andrew Ripp, and Jonathan Traylor! This iconic one-day Christian music festival takes place June 10th, 2023.

Broadcasters General Store has partnered with Benztown, a radio imaging company, to promote its new audio imaging library designed for Contemporary Christian Music format. The audio production library, developed by Christian radio imaging and production experts, is exclusively tailored for Contemporary Christian radio stations. Interested stations can access the Benztown Contemporary Christian Library on a market-exclusive basis for barter or cash, with trial accounts also available. To preview a demo of the Benztown Contemporary Christian Library, go HERE

Benztown’s Vice President of Sales and Operations, Masa Patterson, expressed enthusiasm about partnering with Broadcasters General Store (BGS), stating that the BGS team has unparalleled relationships in the industry. Patterson also noted that the response to the Benztown Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Library has been exceptional and BGS is the ideal partner to help elevate it further.

Shane Finch, Sales Manager at BGS, stated that Christian programmers have long been constrained to using production and imaging libraries designed for other formats, but with Benztown’s CCM Library, they can now take their branding to a whole new level. Finch added that BGS is excited to share this news with its existing and future clients.

The LifeFM Birthday Celebration is set for Friday, March 10, 7PM at Rock Springs Baptist Church with Triumphant Quartet, The Sound, and the Troy Burns Family.

Southern Gospel’s The Ball Brothers bid farewell to touring after 18 years.

The brothers said in a statement, “It is with bittersweet hearts that we announce our retirement from touring at the end of July 2023. When we set out to sing Christian music full-time back in 2005, we had no idea how much God would bless our journey or how long it would last. But now, after 18 unforgettable years, we know it’s time to bid farewell to the road and to say thank you to all the amazing friends we’ve met along the way.”

Michele Ross celebrates 26 years at KSWP/Lufkin
Tom Rusk 2 years at The LifeFM/Greenville
HisAir celebrates 21 years

Prayer List:
Kevin Anderson

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