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Industry News Bits Wed 8-17-22

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – July 2022
WERC HD2/Birmingham 2.9
WAGG AM/Birmingham 2.4
WGTK HD3/Greenville 1.2
WPZZ/Richmond 4.6

Due to Audacy budget cuts KEZK-HD3/St. Louis (The Spirit 102.5) PD Stel Pontikes has exited the station. 

At WDJC/Birmingham Brady Smith has exited his sales position to pursue a career in the supplemental insurance sector. His replacement is needed, if interested go HERE

Pure Springs Gospel/Fair Trade Services and 15x Grammy winning) artist CeCe Winans announced her first national tour in over a decade. Sponsored by Compassion International, the tour will stop in 21 cities beginning in Indianapolis on September 21st. 

“This tour is going to be amazing,” says Winans. “I can’t wait to share this experience live with everyone across the country who has supported my career for all of these years, and those who will be hearing the new album for the first time.”

May be an image of 1 person, standing and text that says 'YOU ARE SO LOVED'Radio 3,16/Norway afternoon cohost Gunnhild Aksnes Kristiansen has exited the station. She’s been with the station 4 years and is heading over to a teaching position in Journalism and radio broadcasting at NLA University in Kristiansand.

Daywind Music Publishing welcomes Matthew Lawson to roster of songwriters. Lawson signed with the publishing company on August 4, 2022, on the Daywind Music Group campus located in Hendersonville, TN. Lawson is a songwriter, producer, and instrumentalist and has worked with acclaimed artists and songwriters such as Endless Highway, The Hoppers, The Kingsmen, The Kramers, Legacy Five, Michael Booth, Tribute Quartet, Lee Black, Jason Cox, Gerald Crabb, Devin McGlamery, Sue C. Smith, Kenna West, Nathan Woodard and more.

“I am absolutely honored and grateful to have officially joined the writing staff at Daywind, says Lawson. “Thousands of souls hear the Gospel every day because of their efforts, and I consider it a blessing to have become part of the family. If you’re going to make music for the Kingdom, you might as well do it with the best of the best, and here we are.”
Daywind Music Publishing’s VP of Publishing, Rick Shelton, shares, “the Oxford dictionary defines triple threat as a person, especially a performer or an athlete, who is proficient in three important skills within their particular field. Matthew Lawson has proven to be a triple threat as a spectacular songwriter, proficient producer, and incredible instrumentalist. And he is a good man whose walk with God is evident in his words and his life. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Daywind family where he is a natural fit.”

Curb | Word Entertainment artist for King & Country made their Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, Aug. 12. Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone stepped onto the world-renowned stage to perform songs from their second Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 titles “What Are We Waiting For?”

FKC says, “It’s not every day you connect so intimately with a group of people. Many thanks to the marvelous @opry team for extending the invitation, the video crew for capturing all the magic this evening, and to each of you in the room and listening online for welcoming us with open arms (and a standing ovation!). Honored to share our Opry debut with YOU! A night we won’t soon forget.”


Dunham+Company’s Rick Dunham will be hosting a free webinar this Thursday (August 19) at 11am CST to explore findings from the latest Donor Confidence Survey and get practical on what to do about it.

Here’s what you can expect from the webinar:

  • A clear presentation of the latest data and insights
  • An understanding of donor psyche and trends for the future
  • Tangible tools and recommendations for immediate next steps
  • A free download of the full research release
  • A live Q&A

Register for the Dunham+Company webinar I hope you’ll HERE in order to better understand this unique giving climate and what it means for your organization.

Brittany Whatley 9 years at CMB
Chad Kelley 16 years at KWVE/San Clemente, CA

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