Industry News Bits Wed 4-21-21

KEZP/Alexandria, LA (104.3 The Bridge) has hired Jeff Akin as its new program director.

“I am so thankful to be a part of the team at Stephens Media Group. I’ve respected Bob Thornton and his work for a longtime. I’m excited about the future of 104.3 The Bridge and our involvement in the community.”

WDJC/Birmingham morning co-host Roxanne Richardson has been given the MusicMaster Humanitarian Award. For over 9 years, her Special Ops Ministry has made a huge impact in the community.

MusicMaster Scheduling’s “MusicMaster Humanitarian Awards” recognize and celebrate radio’s unique impact in communities.  


Remember stations having fundraisers this week… Family Life Radio, KFNW/Fargo, KLOVE, and others.


Nielsen March PPM Ratings Day 3 including the Columbus, Kansas City, & Las Vegas markets arrive TODAY. HisAir will have all the results for Christian Radio subscribing stations all week.  Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company.


Good News for radio from Nielsen today.

  • The March 2021 PPM survey revealed significant gains in radio listening across the aggregate of markets, to the tune of an 8% increase month-over-month in total AQH audience. This marks the largest single-month increase in average audience since June of last year. 
  • These gains were driven by increases in both weekly reach (adding nearly 4 million consumers in March – a 3% increase versus February) as well as time spent listening (gaining by over 20 minutes – on average – a 5% increase compared with last month).

WNAP/Norristown PA (Gospel Highway 11) has gone off the air and the license has been surrendered. 


SiriusXM/The Message Ch 63 will present an exclusive album reveal special on MercyMe’s highly anticipated new album, inhale (exhale) on April 29 at 6pm ET (the day before official release). 

Immediately following the event via Zoom listeners will get to ask MercyMe questions about the album, hear from special guests, and more during the virtual After-Party in The Message Blue Room event, hosted by Doug Hannah and Tom Carter. 


The FCC (The Media Bureau) announces a filing window for applications for noncommercial educational (NCE) FM new station construction permits. The filing window will open at 12:01 am EDT on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and close at 6:00 pm EST on November 9, 2021. The window is available for FM reserved band (channels 201 – 220) proposals.1

Interested applicants also may monitor the Audio Division Web Page for information and developments: http://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/audio-division/.


Milestones:
Steve Young celebrates 8 years at Northwestern Media


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