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Industry News Bits Wed 9-14-22

Fundraisers this week..  Family Life Radio/Tucson .. WKJD/Columbus, IN (Bridge FM) and sister WYGS/Columbus .. KJTM-LP/Lincoln, NE (TiM FM)

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Aug 2022
WXOK/Baton Rouge – 3.0
WLLV/Louisville – 0.5
WSDF HD2/Louisville – 0.4
KKND/New Orleans – 1.8
WYLD/New Orleans – 1.3

Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company

Originally reported on HisAir in April, SiriusXM has added Holy Culture Radio, a new spiritually-inspired talk and music channel on SiriusXM channel 154 and the SXM App. Holy Culture Radio is the home for Christian Hip-Hop and Rhythm & Praise. Its programming focuses on themes of Faith, Art, Vocation, and Education.

The range of shows on the channel features The Christ Revolution Music, hosted by Bryant Tabb, which focuses on Christian Hip-Hop and features interviews with artists, producers, and DJs. Old School Sounds, hosted by DJ D-Lite, takes listeners back to the genre’s beginnings. Holy Culture Radio also includes Straight Ministry Heat Mix, where host DJ I Rock Jesus introduces people to The Gospel of Jesus Christ, and The Underground Gospel Hip-Hop Show, where Jay Williams helps to launch indie faith-based artists, personifying the notion of having a great time while inspiring listeners with meaningful messages. Also featured is The DJ Wade-O Radio Show which marks the return of DJ Wade-O to the radio world. DJ Wade-O is best known for his spinning skills and insightful interviews with artists, pastors, and leaders within the Christian Hip-Hop community.

Music mix shows include The Get-Up Morning Mix of songs and messages to inspire and start mornings, Sunday Morning Mix designed to help get praise and worship on and Prime MT Mix with a wide variety of music combined with empowering conversations, curated and presented by James Rosseau and other tastemakers.

Talk shows include K.I.N.G Talks, with open discussions on life with the intent of creating an environment of effective communication and an atmosphere of compassion and understanding, Da Fixx Radio Show, which features real talk topics referencing everything from theological dialogue to trending topics, and Church on the Block, where Pastor Phil Jackson engages in all-encompassing discussions and theological breakdowns of hip-hop and street culture and how the church can deliver hope.

Holy Culture Radio is owned and operated by The Corelink Solution, a non-profit organization whose mission statement is to deliver a curriculum designed to help people develop their passion and purpose, create an informed plan, use tools to help them succeed, and establish accountability and ownership.

“I am beyond excited about this union between Holy Culture and SiriusXM!” said James Rosseau, founder of The Corelink Solution and on-air personality on Holy Culture Radio. “Introducing the platform’s first Christian Hip-Hop channel with music and talk allows us to extend our ‘head and heart’ community revitalization mission through systems of learning and cultural enrichment, focusing on African-Americans. Having struggled to gain self-confidence in my youth, I understand the need for culturally relevant support systems. As we launch this new channel, we are expanding our programming with a host of shows that deliver a life-changing experience through progressive music and empowering conversations.”

Congrats to WCVK/Bowling Green (Christian Family Radio) who made the Top 5 for the Best of Bowling Green Daily News awards in 2 categories (Best Local Radio Station Best Radio Personality). Voting is open thru Sept. 26th.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Third Day’s self-titled debut album, Provident Label Group/Sony Legacy will re-release the band’s debut album including live tracks that span the early Third Day years captured at various locations. Third Day 25th Anniversary will release on October 21st on all platforms.

“Time flies when you’re having fun,” shares Third Day frontman Mac Powell. “Can’t believe the “bus album” Is over 25 years old now. I still get requests live for so many songs from that album and always love revisiting them!”

Spotify now leads the pack for podcast listening according to Edison Research for Q2. SXM Media was #2 and iHeartRadio #3.

Edison’s list ranking is based on total audience reach from Edison Podcast Metrics.

BMI reported record-setting revenue and royalty distributions for its fiscal year that ended June 30, 2022. The Company announced it has distributed and administered an unprecedented $1.471 billion to its songwriters, composers and publishers, its highest distribution ever, up $136 million or 10% over last year. In addition, BMI once again set revenue records with $1.573 billion, a $212 million or 16% increase compared to last year. For the seventh consecutive year, BMI’s results represent the highest reported public performance revenue and royalty distributions of any music rights organization in the world. Over 100,000 new songwriters, composers and publishers joined BMI this year, bringing the Company’s affiliate membership to more than 1.3 million.

The percentage differential between revenue growth and royalty distribution growth is simply timing due to the way BMI is required to account for revenue under the ASC606 accounting guidance adopted last year.  Revenue is recorded in the period the performance occurs, however, the related distributions are in a subsequent fiscal year.

“We had an exceptionally strong year thanks to the incredible popularity of the BMI repertoire, allowing us to deliver the highest royalty distributions in BMI’s history,” said Mike O’Neill, President & CEO, BMI. “Providing this financial stability to our outstanding creative community is a gratifying culmination of BMI’s efforts every day on behalf of our songwriters, composers and publishers. Moving forward, we will continue to maximize the value of our affiliates’ music and ensure that our company is well positioned to deliver growth for our creators and copyright owners well into the future.”

Janie Wadsworth 2 years at Fair Trade Services
Kristen Chambers 11 years at Shine.FM/Chicago

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