Industry News Bits Wednesday 3-24-21
February Nielsen PPM numbers from Nielsen are rolling out this week. On Day 2 WCIE/Tampa (The JOY FM) had big news as the station scored its second ever #1 ranking trending 5.9 to 7.0 AQH P6+. The Radio Training Network station tied mainstream AC WDUV/Tampa (7.7-7.0) to claim the top spot.
The JOY FM GM/morning-co-host Carmen Brown told HisAir today, “It’s really great to once again be at the top of the Tampa Bay market, especially when folks are looking for hope, purpose and a view beyond what culture deems most important. Our in-house mantra is ‘Strength is for service.’ This will never change. We’re committed to the gospel. And to serving our audience better than ever. And of course, we are happy to be helping more people find JOY!”
On Day1 KSBJ/Houston grew its Cume to 735,100 and was steady at #3 overall with 6.1 AQH.
Feb PPM Day 3 arrives today including Kansas City, Las Vegas, and more. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company. Latest ratings are HERE.
American University is selling WRAU/Ocean City, MD (88.5) to Atlantic Gateway Communications, owners of WGTS/Wash DC. Selling price is reported to be $650K.
WRAU is a 50kW Class B covering much of the Salisbury/Ocean City market. It will join an already crowded dial of CCM stations including WNKZ Pocomoke City MD (The Bridge from WKNZ/Harrington, DE) and KLOVE on 92.1 WLBW Fenwick Island DEand 105.5 WLSW Salisbury.
WGTS is currently running a fundraiser on the air today to raise the finances.
At KHRT/Minot (106.9 K-Heart) Andrew Hinkel is leaving his position this week so he and his wife can move closer to her family.
Andrew handled Production Director duties as well as airshifts from 10 am to 1 pm weekdays on 106.9 K-Heart and 1 – 6 pm weekdays on 1320 KHRT.
PD Jonas Nelson is looking so if interested go HERE.
KNWI/Des Moines (Life 107.1) mornings show Mornings with Taylor & Jen celebrates 5 Years on the air. Taylor Hohulin and Jen Green are the hosts.
Station Manager, Bruce Barrows says, “God blessed Taylor & Jen with great chemistry right away, and they’ve developed and deepened relationships with our listeners. People expect their friends to talk about what’s important to them, so whether it’s the funny things of everyday life or pointing people to Christ, Taylor & Jen have the ears…and hearts of Des Moines and central Iowa. I’m grateful Taylor & Jen are members of the Life 107.1 family.”
Life 107.1 is a part of the Northwestern Media network of University of Northwestern – St. Paul. Northwestern Media operates 21 stations in 13 markets across 10 states. Their radio signals reach more than 1.25 million listeners each week.,
Dordt University is selling KDCR/Sioux Center, IA (88.5) to Educational Media Foundation. Dordt has operated KDCR with Christian programming since 1968 and will flip to KLOVE on May 15th. The university will continue to stream home basketball, football and women’s volleyball games through their Dordt Media Network.
Dordt University will cease operation of its radio station at the end of the academic year. This decision to cease operation is the result of ongoing costs and limited listener financial support for the station.
Solo Parent Society Founder and President Robert Beeson told HisAir, “We are so grateful for the support of Christian Radio in spreading the word about Super Hero Sunday on Single Parent Day, 2021! Together we celebrated these un-sung heroes for the tremendous burdened they carry in parenting their kids on their own. We are approaching 90K views, so on behalf of Solo Parent Society and single parents around the country, thank you for making this special event and day possible, we couldn’t have done it with out you! Let’s do it again next year!
The LIVE Facebook event with Super Hero Sunday aired Sunday with performances from For King & Country, We The Kingdom, Matthew West, Mac Powell, Tenth Avenue North, Rebecca St James, & more.
Remember stations having spring fundraisers this week: WGTS/Wash DC, WMIT/Charlotte, WBGL/Champaign, Family Radio, and others.
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