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Industry News Bits WED 8-2-23

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Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – JUN 23

WHLH/Jackson – 9.5
WOAD/Jackson – 1.3

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Paul Martin has exited Hope Media Group where he served as Chief of Development. His last day was yesterday 8/1/23.

Martin joined HMG in April 2022 as Chief of Development. Previously he served as Senior Partner at DickersonBakker. 

Martin founded Advocace Media (which combined with DickersonBakker in 2019) to help Christian radio grow funding from corporate sponsors and major donors. He also was a leader of founding teams at KLTY, Salem Media Representatives, Salem Radio Network, Popmail (a digital media solution for radio), Separate Account Solutions (a financial services firm for high-net-worth households), and Christian Broadcast Network.

Nik from Bandkind checks in with an update on Audio Adrenaline founder/frontman Mark Stuart who was hit by a semi truck in Nairobi last month.

Nik says, “Got word from Mark that he will be allowed to fly back to the US from Nairobi this week. Thank you for passing along prayers for peace of mind, and as his body is healing, pray for a lack of itching and the sensation of being claustrophobic (both in the planes and in his wound wrappings).”

Stuart suffered multiple broken bones from the accident and has been in a Nairobi hospital recovering.

Nominees for the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be announced LIVE on Wednesday 8/9 at 10am CST / 11am EST on YouTube. Featured artists making the announcements include Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Jason Crabb, and Jordan Feliz.

This months CMB webinar is titled “Why CCM Radio Superfans Listen.”

Consultant Chuck Finney will review the “Why Listen®” survey from Finney Media of almost 15,000 Christian Radio listeners, with a focus on why they listen to their Christian radio station. CMB’s monthly webinar on Wednesday, August 9 at noon CT.

With the August Congressional recess now upon us,Salem Radio Network’s nationally-syndicated talk hosts have voiced—and are distributing to affiliates—Public Service Announcements rallying listeners to reach out to their U.S. Senators and Congressman to support the AM Radio For Every Vehicle Act, Senate Bill 1669…stopping automakers from removing the AM band from new models they are manufacturing. SRN talkers Mike Gallagher, Charlie Kirk, Sebastian Gorka, Hugh Hewitt, Brandon Tatum and Dennis Prager note that the Senate Commerce Committee recently approved the legislation and moved-it-on for a vote in the full Senate. It also faces action in the U.S. House. The PSA’s urge listeners to address the need to protect AM when their Senator or Congressman visits their community during this month’s recess.

“This action is one way the 80-million people who depend on AM radio for news, critical weather updates and vigorous debate on issues can peacefully and patriotically approach their lawmakers directly to share their views,” states Tom Tradup, VP/News & Talk Programming at SRN. “We even have a Spanish-language version of our PSA for stations serving Hispanic listeners nationwide.”

The PSA’s are free of any commercial content, and are tagged with a way listeners can text their support to the NAB.  Any station—whether affiliated with Salem or not—can request free mp3’s by e-mailing jbligh@srnradio.com

Southern Gospel network The LifeFM is purchasing a construction permit for a non-commercial station serving Rockingham, NC.

KLJJ-LP/Houston has hired Jake Sommers for Production and creative duties.

FNDRSNG presents its August Webinar “Drive Prep: Spiritual Bootcamp” on Aug 24th at 2PM ET. Discussion will focus around the actions to make fundraising both an act of doing our part and praying for God to do his, and clearly understanding the difference.

Register for the FREE webinar HERE.

Bill Harrier 21 years at Radio Training Network
Zach Boehm 16 years at WAY FM
Peter Chagnon 2 years at WCLQ/Wausau
Shad Ow 10 years at WPOZ/Orlando
Don Godman 7 years at KTSY/Boise
Dave Arthur 11 years at KTSY/Boise
Matt Hahn 4 years at Compassion International

Prayer List:
Randy Phillips
Brooke Taylor

Sarah Clore
Lauren Kitchens

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