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HisAir’s Most Popular Stories from 2022

Here’s the top TEN stories in the Christian Radio & Records Industry for 2022


1- Educational Media Foundation (EMF), the parent ministry and programmer of the world’s two largest Christian music radio networks, is expanding its on-air lineup with the addition of Carlos Aguiar on K-LOVE and Mary O’Brien on Air1, beginning August 15.  Story HERE


2- Houston based Hope Media Group and WAY Media announced today their intention to merge into one media organization. The formal merger is expected to close by mid-2022, following FCC approval. The Christian media organization will be headquartered in Houston and will operate under the name Hope Media Group. Story HERE


3- KCBI/Dallas-Ft. Worth completes its talent realignment with the addition of a new morning show to be hosted by Christian radio veterans and married duo Jeremy Sweat and Caryn Cruise. “Caryn & Jeremy in the Morning” will begin on the air February 1. Story HERE


4- KSBJ/Houston APD/MD Drew Wilson has exited his position at the station. His last full-time day was Monday but he will stay on temporarily part-time to assist with the music. Story HERE


5- WCVO/Columbus (104.9 the River) River Radio Ministries announces the launch of the All-New River Morning Show. The show will consist of Chief Content Officer, Program Director and current River morning host, Josh Hooper, along with River Midday host, Chad Bradley and transitioning from the River Development Department, Overnight host, Hannah Pfau. The show begins Monday, February 7th. Story HERE


6- WayFM announces a new lineup including two new shows beginning TODAY, Monday, September 26. Midday Show host, Bekah Eaker will make the shift to afternoons to team up with her Holy Mess Podcast co-host and current Afternoons host, Joy Summers. In addition to the familiar voices, WayFM welcomes Carder Price as new host of the Midday Show. Story HERE.


7- The nationally known on-air team of Eric Calhoun and Heather Shelley will soon be doing afternoons at Positive Alternative Radio’s WPER/Fredericksburg, serving the Fredericksburg-Richmond area of Virginia, General Manager Frankie Morea has announced. Story HERE


8- Hope Media Group announced today its selection of Randy Fox as the new KSBJ/Houston Program Director. Fox comes with over 20 years of industry experience working for companies like CBS Radio, iHeart Media and American General Media. Fox succeeds Troy West who exited for the APD position at EMF in Nov 2021. Story HERE


9- Hope Media Group announced many promotions of several leaders within its organization today. Story HERE


10-  Educational Media Foundation (EMF), the parent ministry and programmer of the world’s two largest Christian music radio networks, announces the internal advancement of Mandy Young and Troy West. Story HERE

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