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Industry News Bits WED 3-22-23

Fundraisers this week .. KWFC/Springfield .. WCSG/Grand Rapids .. Christian Family Radio/Bowling Green .. WNWC/Madison .. KNWS/Waterloo .. CHRI/Ottawa .. CJLF/Barrie ..

Nielsen February PPM releases continue with Day 3 TODAY. Kansas City, Las Vegas, Orlando and more. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. Latest PPM numbers are HERE.

PureFlix founder/CEO Michael Scott (pictured below on right) dropped by the Salem Radio Network in Dallas on Tuesday to meet with SRN VP/News & Talk Programming Tom Tradup and to participate in an SRN News week-long series on Christian films titled: “Faith-based Films: Hollywood’s Brass Ring.”

The SRN News special series will focus on the evolution of Christian movies from early, not-well-acted films to 2023’s smash hit JESUS REVOLUTION, which—at over $45-million in boxoffice receipts so far—has become LIONSGATE Studios biggest-grossing film since 2019. Other topics being covered will include in-theater films vs. streaming content, and how theology and corporate culture melded when SONY acquired PureFlix in 2020.












The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) has announced that U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will deliver the keynote address at the 2023 Media Leadership Dinner on Wednesday, May 24, at the NRB International Media Convention in Orlando.

“The Media Leadership dinner brings together the decision-makers in the community of Christian broadcasters, and we are honored to have Sen. Hawley, a longtime friend of NRB, headline our 2023 event,” said NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller.


Abraham Productions, Inc. is thrilled to announce that the Museum of the Bible has become the platinum sponsor of the “40 Days & 40 Nights of Christian Music,” the world’s largest Christian music festival, held at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in northern Kentucky from August 1 to September 9, 2023.

As the flagship sponsor, the Museum of the Bible will be prominently featured at all stages, including the vast Answers Center and outdoor Noah’s Village at the Ark Encounter and the newly renovated Legacy Hall at the Creation Museum.

Moreover, Abraham Productions and Sea Walker Media are excited to announce a new multi-day Christian music event that will take place at the World Stage Theater and Gathering Room at the Museum of the Bible in early fall 2024. This event will showcase renowned artists and national speakers who will present the gospel in the heart of Washington, D.C. Details about this event will be released later this year.

The Ark Encounter, which was recently voted the #1 Best Religious Museum in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards, and the Creation Museum, which came in a close second, are the top family-friendly destinations for people from across the United States and around the world.

The Summer Convention of the Gospel Industry Network (G.I.N.) is set to take place in Norfolk, VA from Sunday, July 23, 2023 to Thursday, July 27, 2023. The event will be held at the Hilton Norfolk The Main, conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from the Water Front and Virginia Beach.

This year’s convention promises to be an engaging and proactive gathering, bringing together professional and aspiring musicians, singers, songwriters, pastors, music executives, media personnel, and ministry administrators. Participants will have the opportunity to attend music listening sessions, showcase their talents in front of record label executives, pitch their music to radio announcers and program directors, and explore the intersection between hip hop and church.

Register today www.thegin.org and get ready for an unforgettable week with a New Collaboration in Gospel.

Tamela Mann, the Grammy® Award Winner, Stellar® Award Winner, and 2022 American Music® Award Winner for Favorite Gospel Artist, has set an industry record this week. She has become the first artist ever to achieve ten No. 1 hits at the gospel radio format. Her latest single, “Finished,” which she co-wrote with Singer/Songwriter Travis Greene, has become the fourth song from her Tillymann Entertainment CD, “Overcomer,” to reach the No. 1 spot. This week, “Finished” has broken an industry record by claiming the No. 1 position on the Billboard Gospel Radio Airplay chart, marking her 10th No. 1 hit at the format. Furthermore, the song has also claimed the top spot on the Mediabase Gospel chart this week.

“Thank you to everybody who listened, streamed, and made this possible,” said Tamela.  “An extra special thank you from the bottom of my heart to Gospel radio for making me a part of your music family and always believing in me. With your love and support we did it – ten #1’s!! To God be the glory!”

Taylor Hohulin 7 years at KNWI/Des Moines
Craig Thomas 10 years at WWIL/Wilmington
RadioU/Columbus celebrates 27 years this week

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