Industry News

Industry News Bits Wed 7-13-22

Nielsen June PPM numbers release starting TODAY. Day 2 markets include Tampa, Baltimore, Wash DC & more. Latest numbers will be posted HERE.

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KSBJ/Houston afternoon host Carlos Aguiar announced today he is leaving the station and tomorrow will be his last day on the air. Carlos joined KSBJ in Nov 2017 and previously hosted the afternoon show on WayFM “Carlos & Joy” in Nashville. Prior to his move to Nashville, he worked as Morning Show Host and Program Director at NGEN Radio/Houston. 

Carlos told HisAir today, “I love KSBJ. This ministry has meant so much to me over the years. I turned 30 in this building, left and came back and then turned 40 in this building. I met my wife working for KSBJ and we had our second son while living in Houston. God used KSBJ in my life in so many ways and I am forever grateful for my time with this amazing ministry. God has called me and my family to a new adventure and I am excited for what is to come.”

An announcement on where Carlos is headed is coming soon….   so stay tuned!

New Life Radio/Russia (NLR) is under more pressure after a law signed by Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky at the beginning of July bans Russian language music in television and radio. This is a new obstacle to the NLR ministry that airs programs is based around Bible teaching in Russian language, serving audiences both in Russia and Ukraine. The NLR team includes members of both nations and says it as an “error in judgement” to ban music in Russian language in Ukraine. 

New Life Radio left Moscow in 2019 and is currently based in the warzone city of Odessa (south of Ukraine) because of the restrictions implemented by the Russian government.

“Now the station is threated more critically by the Ukrainian government that has taken actions against freedom of the press and religion”, NLR says, adding that the recently approved law is “revealing a general error in judgment by the government of Ukraine”.

Salem announced today that the Salem Podcast Network has signed twenty-five year-old Morgan Zegers to its roster of podcasts. Zegers’ podcast “The Morgan Zegers Show” will officially join the line-up beginning on July 18th. The podcast, which was launched in 2021, focuses on current events, politics, and culture. Three episodes will be released each week.

WayFM’s The Wally Show featured an interview with Dave Coulier and the new Live+Local sitcom on Pure Flix. Coulier is best known for his role on Full House plays a cranky, old, morning DJ on a Christian radio station. Wally was curious (among other topics) if anyone told Dave to listen to him for inspiration or tips on how to be cranky and old.

Watch HERE.

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This week on The Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown guest artists include Chris Allman of Greater Vision, Jacob Ellison of The Kingdom Heirs, Ben Isaacs of The Isaacs and Karen Peck Gooch of Karen Peck & New River.

The Canadian Radio-television and Communications Commission (CRTC) is currently accepting public feedback on the takeover of the assets of new Christian radio stations in Kelowna (88.1 FM) and Kamloops (99.1 FM).  International Harvesters first won approval in 2018. United Christian Broadcasters told the CRTC they would launch the station under an identical format at the same frequency if the takeover is approved.  

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