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Industry News Bits WED 6-26-24

Fundraisers this week .. Hope 103.2/NSW, AUS .. 

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Nielsen MAY PPM is complete.  Go HERE for latest PPM ratings. June PPM arrive 7/9

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid MAY
WKDD HD2/Akron – 1.0
WSPO/Charleston – 1.0

The stations of Positive Alternative Radio (PAR) united their efforts, inspiring listeners to contribute a significant sum of $158,340.00, providing 4,524 Blessing Buckets from God’s Pit Crew. Blessing Buckets, a tangible expression of Christ’s love, contain essential cleaning supplies, personal care items, a Bible, and messages of encouragement for disaster victims.

Doug Day, the General Manager of Spirit FM (Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA), coordinated the project for PAR, “All of us at PAR are so blessed to be a part of the work the Lord is doing through God’s Pit Crew.  In times of disaster, Blessing Buckets are a practical way to share the Love of Christ with people just when they need it the most.” 

PAR enjoys a close working relationship with God’s Pit Crew, based in Danville, Virginia. 

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI®) presented its 2024 BMI Christian Awards for the Christian Songwriters, Song, and Publisher of the Year on June 18th Essential Music Publishing (EMP) was named Publisher of the Year during this annual event.

“Thank you to BMI for the opportunity to shine a light on this group of songwriters and the Essential publishing team,” shares Jamie Rodgers, VP of Essential Music Publishing. “It’s always an honor to stand alongside them as these songs and their hard work are recognized. We couldn’t be more proud of this team.”

This year Essential Music Publishing was named Publisher of the Year, as they are responsible for 12 of the 25 most-performed songs of the year including “Cornerstone,” “God Is in This Story,” “Heart of God,” “Holy Forever,” “I Thank God,” “I’m So Blessed,” “Perfectly Loved,” “Same God,” “Thank God I Do,” “Then Christ Came,” “This Is Our God” and “Who I Am.”

Daywind Records announces the re-signing of 2X GRAMMY® nominated, 3X GMA Dove Award-winning, and 6X Singing News Soloist of the Year, Joseph Habedank to its family of artists. With more than two decades in partnership with Daywind Records featuring multiple critically acclaimed albums and songs, the re-signing marks a continuation of a relationship that has significantly contributed to the Southern Gospel songbook and broadened to the  Church at large. Habedank’s career is marked by his captivating performances and powerful testimony of redemption and forgiveness. 

“Daywind is not just a record label to me. They are family. After being on their roster for more than two decades now, it made perfect sense for me to re-sign with them. They signed me to my first record deal as a solo artist when I was only 6 months out of rehab, and I will never forget the chance they took on me. I am so grateful to Ed Leonard, Dottie Leonard, Dusty Wells, and the entire Daywind team for taking a chance on me yet again. The best is yet to come,” says Joseph Habedank. 

Dusty Wells, director of artist & label relations at Daywind Records celebrates the re-signing by stating, “Joseph’s unwavering dedication to his gift, his redeeming testimony, and his remarkable talent have always been a perfect match for Daywind Records. Joseph has been with us since the beginning of his career, and we are absolutely thrilled to be able to walk alongside him and continue supporting him throughout his journey. We look forward to witnessing and helping get his music, story, and message out to not only his present fans and friends but helping and watching him garner a new audience along the way. We are so excited to be a part of this next chapter of his illustrious career.”

Pictured L-R Dayind’s Dusty Wells, Joseph Habedank, and Daywind’s Ed Leonard.

HisAir Job Alert sponsored by FaithSearch Partners –

Carolina Christian Radio is looking to fill the position he has held before being promoted to the top spot. The Director of Development position must have a proven commitment and successful track record in fundraising for nonprofits, a passion for Christian Radio and the ability to plan, execute, oversee, and evaluate a diverse and dynamic fundraising strategy to bring firmly into the future.

If interested go HERE.

Ambassador is offering a FREE tool kit to stations for the 4th of July. Get it HERE.

The NAGR (National Association of Gospel Radio) will hold it’s next GOSPEL RADIO POWER CALL this Thursday, June 27th at 7 PM ET / 6 PM CT / 4 PM PT for all Gospel Radio and Industry Professionals.

More info at their website HERE.

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – June 26, 2023 – Spring Arbor University Radio, home of WSAE/Spring Arbor (106.9 HOME.fm) & WJKN/Spring Arbor, MI (The Arbor FM Network), has launched a new online Positive Hip Hop format station Breakaway Radio. The new station is available on its Free App, & online at www.BreakawayRadio.org.

Chris Kelly 12 years at KFIS/Portland
Zack Boehm 9 years at WAY Media
Michael Agee 3 years at WGTS/Wash DC

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