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Arbitron Dec 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Austin: KFMK 168,500... KYLR 92,300... KZAR 13,600
Greensboro-Winston Salem: WWLV 161,800... WBFJ 35,000... WKVK 20,600... WTJY 19,800...
Indianapolis: WKLU 172,500... WGNR 78,300... WQRA 16,300...  WHZN 14,000... WQME 13,600...
Jacksonville: WCRJ 118,800... WTRJ 45,600... WZAZ 34,600...
Memphis: WHAL 225,400... WKVF 92,400... WLOK 48,300...
Milwaukee: WLVE 100,800...
Nashville: WFFH 142,900... WAYM 77,800... WFCM 14,000...       
Norfolk: WZLV 99,000... WGH 86,000... 
Providence: WSTL 8,100...
Raleigh: WNNL 154,100... WKVK 40,700... WRTP 28,300...
West Palm Beach: WAYF 91,300... WCNO 23,400... (12/30)


As reported on HisAir.Net Blue Ridge Broadcasting, Inc. (BRB) of Asheville, N.C., has entered an agreement with South Central Communications Corporation of Evansville, Ind., to acquire WRJK/Norris, Tenn.,  (Knoxville maket) pending approval of the Federal Communications Commission. The purchase price is $625,000 cash. This transaction marks BRB’s first radio acquisition in 48 years. BRB was founded in 1962 by Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth. BRB’s flagship station WMIT/Black Mountain, N.C (106.9 The Light) was purchased in 1963 and currently has the 12th largest FM coverage area in the U.S., including parts of eastern Tennessee.

Executive director of BRB Jim Kirkland says “Knoxville is a city for which the Graham association has long carried warm regards.” Both Billy Graham and his son Franklin held well-received events in the city. Mr. Graham led a 1970 crusade at the University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium. In 2008, Franklin Graham hosted a similar event at UT’s Thompson-Boling Arena.          

Seller South Central Communications owns and/or operates four other stations in the Knoxville area: WIMZ, WJXB, WNFZ and WQJK. The corporation also has radio stations in Nashville, Tenn., and Evansville, Ind. WRJK-FM broadcasts on 106.7 MHz with a power of 1.1 kW. Its antenna sits 751 feet above average terrain in northern Knox County.   (12/30)


Arbitron Dec 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Charlotte: WRCM 169,500... WPZS 174,900... WMIT 151,300... WWLV 113,000...  
Cincinnati: WAKW 343,500... WNLT 137,100... WORI 59,000...
Cleveland: WFHM 171,100... WCRF 98,500... WJMO 39,600...
Columbus: WCVO 234,900... WUFM 59,400... WZNP 18,000
Kansas City: KLRX 265,200... KLJC 121,100... KWJC 56,300... KCCV 39,200
Las Vegas: KSOS 123,600... KVKL ... 
Orlando: WPOZ 365,700 (#2 AQH 8.2)... WTLN 33,500 
Pittsburgh: WPKV 170,600... WORD 74,300... 
Portland: KFIS 238,400... KLVP 57,100... KZRI 56,900... KPDQ 35,400... KHPE 32,700...
Sacramento: KKFS 147,700... KLRS 80,700... KLVS 60,400... KARA 38,200... 
Salt Lake City: KKLV 79,200...   
San Antonio: KZLV 200,800... KZAR 166,100... KMLR 23,100...  (12/29)


BITS: Blue Ridge Broadcasting is buying WRJK/Norris, (Knoxville market 106.7) from South Central Communications...  A new Christian station (WHMF/Panama City, FL) at 91.1 hopes to be on the air by fall 2012... (12/29)


Arbitron Dec 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Baltimore: WRBS 289,200... WCAO 102,500... WGTS 98,200... 
Boston: WEZE 32,000... WROL 27,500...
Denver: KLDV 296,700... KXWA 99,000... KRKS 42,200... KXGR 31,400...
Detroit: WPZR 406,700... WMUZ 152,100... WLQV 45,100...
Miami: WAYF 69,500... WRMB 68,600... 
Minneapolis: KTIS 398,100... KNOF 50,300... KTIS-AM 40,800...KKMS 30,700... 
Phoenix: KLVK 162,800... KLVA 134,200... KZAI 118,700... KFLR 109,200...   
San Diego: KLVJ 107,900... KPRZ 43,800
Seattle: KCMS 451,500... KWPZ 38,100... 
St Louis: KLJY 379,700... KSIV 93,600...
Tampa: WCIE 125,900... WBVM 92,900... WKES 68,600... WJIS 28,200...
Wash DC: WPRS 410,000... WGTS 374,800... WAVA 142,500... WRBS 68,600
(12/28)


Arbitron Dec 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Atlanta: WFSH 585,200... WPZE 559,000... WVFJ 232,900... WWEV 51,600
Chicago: WJKL 411,200... WMBI 208,900... WCFL 102,900...WONU 80,700...  
Dallas: KLTY 782,700... KCBI 253,100... KWRD 53,500
Houston: KSBJ 663,700... KHCB 160,800...
Los Angeles: KFSH 691,200... KKLA 176,900... KWVE 159,600...
New York: WAWZ 361,700... WFME 258,400... WKLV 178,800... WMCA 126,8000...
Philadelphia: WPPZ 343,000... WBYO 45,900...WKVP ...   
Riverside: KSGN 229,900... KLRD 134,600... KWVE 86,500
San Francisco: KLVS 124,400... KBKF 87,900...
San Jose: KBKF 43,600... KLVS 37,000  (12/27)


CMB announces three regional Momentum summits in the first half of 2012. Grand Rapids will be the location of the first Momentum summit, Thursday February 9, 2012. The meetings will feature founder & president of Listener Driven RadioDaniel Anstandig, and VP of Marketing for Family Christian Stores Steve Johnson. The second regional Momentum summit will be held in Dallas Thursday April 11, 2012 featuring speakers Chuck Finney of Finney Media and Alan Mason of EMF/K-Love/Air1. And CMB’s third regional Momentum summit in St Lousis is scheduled for Thursday June 21, 2012. Speakers include Kevin Robinson and KTIS/Minneapolis GM Jason Sharp.

The cost to attend any one of the events is $49 (CMB member) and $59 (non-member). Registration will open January 3, 2012. New annual memberships for 2012 will also be available at that time, as will registration for Momentum 2012.

In addition CMB will host monthly teleconferences with industry leaders. The first “working lunch” call, open to everyone, will take place at 12:00n ET on January 18 and feature Greg Stielstra, founder of PyroMarketing. Future dates and speakers will be announced. (12/27)
 


An event sponsored by UK's Premier Christian Radio broke the world record on Christmas Day when over 17,000 people simultaneously sang classic carols. The previous record  over 14,000 people was set in 2009. In the record setting bid five carols were sung including Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, and Away in a Manger. Premier Christian radion CEO Peter Kerridge said they were now waiting for official verification of the record.bKerridge said: “It’s inspiring to see so many people across the whole of the UK get on board for this record breaking attempt.  (12/27)
 


Christian Radio Weekly (CRW) Radio Advisor and its Signature / Global Charts have stopperd effective immediately and will be replaced with a brand new radio airplay chart, chart ranking methodology and weekly publication which launches on January 16, 2012. “The Christian music industry is being well served by Billboard® and other charting services which cater to major record labels and signed artists and groups,” says Westar Media Group founder and president, Dave Koch. “Beginning in 2012, we will increase and focus our mission solely in the area in which our company continues to excel as an industry leader; that is, serving independent Christian artists and bands with national and worldwide radio airplay and chart rankings.”  Westar Media Group will debut its new CRW Adds Chart on January 16, 2012 and will return to a weekly release of its publication Indie Amped™.   (12/21)
 


Numerous Christian artists have united to share the real story of Christmas. TobyMac, Building 429, Sidewalk Prophets, Jamie Grace, Fireflight, Mikeschair, Me In Motion and Sixteen Cities join WAY FM morning personality Wally from The Wally Show to spread the message of Christmas. They collaborated in a dramatic reading of Luke 2 from the New Living Translation of the Bible. For the video, the team shared and signed a Christmas scarf. That autographed scarf is now being auctioned off to benefit Operation Christmas Child to carry the hope of Christmas to children in need around the world. To watch the video click here. (12/20)


Australian Christian broadcasters Vision Radio Network has launched a new station in Sydney on 1611AM. With the new station Vision is now heard in all Australian state capitals and has grown to 514 total locations.  “We know Vision will complement the good work already being undertaken by Hope and others using Christian media in Sydney, resulting in even more people being reached and forever changed through the message of the Gospel,” said Vision’s CEO, Ian Worby. Vision’s 24/7 programming is a mix of contemporary adult Christian music, messages from national and international speakers and practical teaching, all aimed at ‘Connecting Faith to Life’.  (12/20)


After a 27-year run, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) pulled 88.1 CKLN’s broadcast license this past January, citing non-compliance with its regulations. The CRTC is accepting applications until Monday from anyone who wants to replace CKLN and broadcast from the city’s core.  (12/20)



ARB Fall Phase 2 AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid: KBIQ/Colorado Springs 4.0... KGBI/Omaha 2.0... WDJC/Birmingham 2.9... (12/16)


LPAM KFAC/Winthrop, WA, a ministry of the Winthrop Friendship Alliance church, is on the air. Pastor Mike Sanders says "There are a lot of folks who would turn on the radio, where they wouldn't go to church," Sanders said. "It's interesting that a number of folks decided to come after they checked us out for some months. The station operates under the provisions of the FCC part 15 regulations transmitting with FCC type certified LPAM Part 15 transmitters with a specified carrier power of 100mW on 1610kHz & 1700kHz. (12/14)


KLJY/St Louis (99.1 Joy FM) got an exclusive interview with Deidre Pujols the wife of former Cardinal first baseman Albert Pujols. KLJY Morning co-host Sandi Brown, who is a friend of Deidre, conducted the interview. Albert's wife told the KLJY audience, “the city of St. Louis has absolutely been deceived”
“This is the moment of truth for us,” Deidre replied. “Four days have passed and most people are probably sick of hearing our name by now, but I’m ready to let people have our side of what has happened and be able to make better judgments.”  (12/12)


BITS: Family Radio sells WKDN/Philadelphia to Merlin Media for 22.5mil... London's Premier Christian Radio is hoping to break a world record (15,000) this month for the largest number of people singing Christmas carols at the same time... ASCAP, BMI and SESAC have agreed to most aspects of a plan offered them by NRBNMLC.  The settlement reached keeps the broadcast music licensing rate schedule nearly flat 2013 through 2017... (12/9)


WMIT/Asheville (106.9 The Light) listeners have pledged support for 170 families in the station’s listening area, including Western North Carolina and parts of South Carolina and Tennessee. Listeners “adopted” families in need, all of whom were struggling financially, by offering to provide clothing, gifts, food and other items during the Christmas season. “Our station team, watched in awe as listeners called in to help out families they didn’t know, so that this Christmas, the love of Jesus was something they did know,” said Jim Kirkland, executive director of 106.9 The Light. “Our goal with the project was not to raise funds, but to raise up families to help other families. Phones rang off the hook as people jumped at the opportunity to provide for others’ needs.” (12/9)


HisAir.Net reminds you that early registration for Momentum 2012 begins January 3rd. CMB Event Manager Michelle Younkman says , “We are looking towards Momentum 2012 with great enthusiasm and expectations and that means we are pulling out the stops for CMB's annual event. You can expect to hear from trailblazing experts. We will be unveiling more details about Momentum 2012 in the very near future.”  Momentum dates are September 5-8 at Disneyʼs Yacht and Beach club resort in Orlando.  (12/9)


WAY-FM/Denver hosted “Find Your Purpose Night” on Friday December 2nd, with free concerts from Manafest and Sixteen Cities. Hosted by The Wally Show and sponsored by Grand Canyon University, WAY-FM’s audience was encouraged to replenish the food bank at Orchard Road Christian Center. Nearly 800 WAY-FM fans answered the challenge. Food Bank officials estimated that enough food was brought in to feed at least 120 families for a month!  By the way, Denver’s 101.9 WAY-FM recently celebrated their 5th month in a row of PPM cume growth, and looks forward to whatever God has planned for 2012. Pictured left Wally gets the crowd ready for Manafest.  (12/7)

 

 

 


SOS Radio/Las Vegas challenged listeners to call and provide Christmas gifts for children living in poverty overseas. (This was for the unsponsored children in Compassion International’s education programs. ) The SOS Radio listeners gave gifts for over 1175 children who were not going to have a Christmas otherwise! In addition, just a few weeks ago, SOS Radio had the Christmas lists of over 500 needy children in Las Vegas.  SOS listeners stepped up to purchase the gifts and The Salvation Army of Las Vegas provided Christmas dinner for each of these 500 children! At left the brand new shiny SOS Radio logo. (12/7)


KSGN/Riverside PD Bryan O'Neal checks in with HisAir.Net "Just wanted to share some huge news....New Cume High: 262,200. Check this out… Women 25-54 7.5 share #1 in the market… (even with LA stations bleeding into our market)... Mornings #2 8.5 Bryan and Brandi...  Middays #1 7.3 Theresa Ross... Afternoons #1 7.7 Scott and Sam... Nights #1 8.0 Beth Bacall. There is an incredible team of people that made this happen. We are overjoyed. (12/7)


Arbitron Nov 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Austin: KFMK 145,900... KYLR 86,600...
Greensboro-Winston Salem: WWLV 171,500... WBFJ 38,300... WTJY 18,600... WKVK 16,700..
Indianapolis: WKLU 173,900... WGNR 86,800... WQRA 18,100...  WQME 17,800... WHZN 12,300...
Jacksonville: WCRJ 117,600... WTRJ 49,200... WZAZ 43,800...
Memphis: WHAL 246,400... WKVF 95,800... WLOK 65,900...
Milwaukee: WLVE 102,900...
Nashville: WFFH 135,900... WAYM 80,800... WFCM 120,800...       
Norfolk: WZLV 116,300... WGH 82,600... WJLZ 14,000...
Providence: WSTL 11,200...
Raleigh: WNNL 159,900... WKVK 43,400... WRTP 31,700...
West Palm Beach: WAYF 81,900... WCNO 28,300... (12/5)


Arbitron Nov 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Charlotte: WRCM 205,800... WPZS 190,900... WMIT 155,400... WWLV 112,800...  
Cincinnati: WAKW 215,500... WNLT 130,600... WORI 52,300...
Cleveland: WFHM 172,300... WCRF 92,100... WJMO 30,100...
Columbus: WCVO 261,500... WUFM 56,900... WZNP 24,900
Kansas City: KLRX 271,900... KLJC 132,500... KWJC 54,400... KCCV 32,600
Las Vegas: KSOS 131,500... KVKL 12,500... 
Orlando: WPOZ 387,000 (#1 AQH 8.4)... WTLN 27,000 
Pittsburgh: WPKV 162,200... WORD 99,700... 
Portland: KFIS 220,500... KLVP 49,300... KLVU 40,600... KPDQ 39,600... KHPE 37,500... KZRI 26,200...  
Sacramento: KKFS 136,800... KLVS 68,800... KLRS 65,900... KARA 48,300... 
Salt Lake City: KKLV 80,300...   
San Antonio: KZLV 260,100... KMLR 24,700...  (12/2)


WCVO/Columbus (104.9 the River) welcomes Mike Dorsey as the new Community Relations Director. “I am excited for all the new experiences I’ll have here at 104.9 the River. I am honored to have the privilege to work with so many talented people who have such passion and focus toward a common goal.  I look forward to all the great things we can accomplish here together as a team.” Mary O’Brien, co-host of 104.9 the River’s morning show, Mary and Josh in the Morning, was working as Community Relations Director and will now bring her focus full-time to the morning show and any events related to it. Mike was previously with Wilks Broadcasting.  (12/2)


Arbitron Nov 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Baltimore: WRBS 272,800... WGTS 114,800... WCAO 111,800...   
Boston: WEZE 31,400... WROL 26,500...
Denver: KLDV 333,000... KXWA 81,800... KRKS 42,900... KXGR 39,300...
Detroit: WMUZ 191,000... WLQV 56,100...WEXL 45,200... 
Miami: WRMB 87,300...WAYF 76,200...  
Minneapolis: KTIS 390,300... KNOF 40,100... KKMS 31,300... KTIS-AM 30,300...
Phoenix: KLVK 157,100... KFLR 148,200... KLVA 116,400... KZAI 112,900...  
San Diego: KLVJ 95,600... KPRZ 50,500
Seattle: KCMS 393,600... KWPZ 24,500... 
St Louis: KLJY 421,300... KSIV 82,000... WIBI 20,100
Tampa: WBVM 105,600... WCIE 105,200..... WKES 72,700... WJIS 36,700...
Wash DC: WPRS 390,900... WGTS 380,600... WAVA 130,700... WRBS 70,600
(12/1)


Arbitron Nov 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Atlanta: WPZE 606,300... WFSH 560,800... WVFJ 215,200... WWEV 46,300
Chicago: WJKL 368,900... WMBI 241,800... WONU 96,200... WCFL 94,500... 
Dallas: KLTY 864,500... KCBI 281,800... KWRD 58,400
Houston: KSBJ 675,300... KROI 375,900... KHCB 172,100...
Los Angeles: KFSH 648,200... KKLA 223,300... KWVE 160,600...
New York: WAWZ 339,600... WFME 259,800... WKLV 202,000... WMCA 132,700...
Philadelphia: WPPZ 318,500... WBYO 42,500...WKVP 29,600...   
Riverside: KSGN 262,200... KLRD 127,500... KWVE 94,400
San Francisco: KLVS 127,600... KBKF 62,100...
San Jose: KBKF 84,800...  (12/1)


The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Awards Committee has announced the finalists for the 2012 Media Awards. “I’m delighted to see such excellence in the 2012 nominees,” said NRB Awards Committee Chairman Bob Lepine.  “These organizations and individuals have sought to honor the Lord with their talents, and we are pleased to recognize their accomplishments as finalists for these awards.”  The awards recipients will be announced in NRB’s weekly email publication, NRB Today, over the course of January and February, leading up to the NRB Convention.  The NRB 2012 Media Awards will be presented to the recipients at the Awards Reception on Tuesday, February 21, as part of the NRB 2012 Convention & Exposition at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. 

 

Radio Impact Award:
Focus on the Family: Adventures in Odyssey
Hope for the Heart
Life Issues Institute:
Life Issues (Brad Mattes)
Teen Challenge USA

 

Radio Program of the Year:
Compass: MoneyWise
Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson
Focus on the Family (daily broadcast)
Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef

 

Radio Station of the Year:
KCBI-FM 90.9 (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX)
KMOC-FM 89.5 (Wichita Falls, TX)
KSBJ-FM 89.3 (Houston, TX)
WRAF-FM 90.9 & 88.5 (Toccoa Falls, GA)

 

Best Broadcast Website:
Christian Broadcasting Network: The 700 Club
KDOV (The Dove)
KNEO (The Word)
Salem Web Network:
Oneplace.com

(11/30)


Grand Bahama's first gospel radio station, Dove 103.7FM, went on the air yesterday. "We are here 24 hours, seven days a week, whether it will be automated or live in person," said Music Director Yolanda Hanna. When asked why it was necessary to open a Christian radio station now, she pointed out that there is no time like the present as people are looking for hope and something new. "People who I didn't even expect would be listening to DOVE are listening to DOVE," she said. The station has been carrying out on-air testing for the last two weeks and its team consists of Vanessa Clarke, known as Divine Lady, with "The Morning Show" from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; Hanna with "The Midday Show;" and Narada Scott, a.k.a. Mighty Mouth, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. "I'm very excited to be a part of this brand new venture," Hanna said. "I think Dove FM is a station whose time has come and it's been long overdue for the people of Grand Bahama. Station website is here.  (11/30)


Christian FM Network adds Doug Raines as their new Director of Affiliate Sales. Raines was most recently Vice President of Business Development at Global Security Systems. He will be based at Christian FM Network’s headquarters in Vero Beach, FL. Christian FM Network offers a 24/7 satellite delivered CCM format using Dial-Global’s STORQ technology. Each station is equipped with a STORQ automation system allowing for maximum customization. Unlike traditional satellite delivered formats, Christian FM Network’s award winning, major market announcers deliver custom voice tracks for each station every few minutes. Christian FM client stations sound unique and local. Christian FM music is highly researched and daily playlists are compiled each day to provide each station a competitive, great sounding format. Contemporary Christian music is presently experiencing an all-time ratings high according to Arbitron’s “Radio Today 2011.” In markets across the nation, CCM radio is proving to be a major performer, especially with women 25-54. Among music formats, the audience ranks #1 for educational attainment and delivers an affluent audience advertisers love. Christian FM is the first 24/7 Christian format designed for mainstream broadcasters. Christian FM Network President, Jon Hamilton says, “Christian FM makes it easy for broadcasters with little experience in the format to build a strong audience and add significant cume to their clusters. The format really resonates with listeners because the positive faith-filled message, familiar songs and memorable personalities. And with Dial-Global’s STORQ delivery system, each station is unique and customized to reach the local market.” For more information about Christian FM Network, contact Doug Raines at 800-350-5770, extension 125 or email doug@ChristianFM.net   (11/29)



Pictured left: WAY Media Inc. Network Services General Manager Faron Dice reports the all new Melissa and Matt Show launched on Monday, November 14. “We’re very excited about Melissa and Matt joining our network. This is an all-new show for WAY-FM, and available for other stations who are looking for honest, real, and transparent conversation that is easy to integrate into local programming,” says Dice.  WMNS Network Program Director, Jeff Connell, adds, “Melissa and Matt are two people with a desire to impact this generation for Christ.  They both are willing to share what’s going on in their lives and those of their listeners and they do it in a unique way.  We’re very excited to have them on the team.”   (11/29)


Former WDJC/Birmingham PD/morning man Dave Mack, (The Mark&Mack Show) checks in with HisAir.Net. Dave says he has a co-starring role in the new movie "Prodigal" set to premiere nationwide this Sunday night on 217 stations. The movie was written, directed, and stars, 23 year old film maker Andrew McDermott and is based on his life. Mack plays his father.  Currently Mack also is doing a morning news/current events talk show for Clear Channel and has syndication plans. He is also still involved with Christian radio as he is on staff at the Center of Hope in Anniston Alabama developing online and broadcast radio and TV outreach. Watch the "Prodigal" trailer here http://youtu.be/boTkkftIU8c  (11/21)


WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) Kevin & Taylor in the Morning will take part in the Gobble Jog Road Race on Thanksgiving morning.  Kevin will be running the 5-K race dressed as a turkey while Taylor will be participating dressed as a pilgrim.  They've even convinced their morning show producer, Prod-G, to take part and dress as a Native American.  Kevin & Taylor will be on-site prior to the start of the race taking pictures with listeners in the Fish Photo Booth.  The Gobble Jog features a 10-K, 5-K, 1-K, and a Tot Trot and takes place in Historic Downtown Marietta on Thanksgiving morning starting at 7am.  Proceeds from the races go to benefit MUST Ministries and their efforts to help feed and clothe the homeless. (11/21)


BITS: William Best, pastor at Living Waters Worship Center in Selma, AL.joins Moody Radio South as Public Relations Associate based in Tuscaloosa... (11/21)


Extending its outreach in Asia, international Christian media organization TWR has upgraded its powerful shortwave transmission station on the island of Guam. The advancement gives TWR the ability to cover much of the spiritually needy region, including China and southeast Asia, with a robust, quality signal. To celebrate TWR President Lauren Libby and other ministry staff members will present an on-air dedication during a live broadcast Friday, November 18 from 8:30-9:00 a.m. ET. The 30-minute broadcast will begin at 1330 UTC on a shortwave frequency of 15.4 megahertz in the 19 meter band. “This upgrade gives TWR the opportunity to touch even more lives with the good news of Jesus Christ,” says TWR President Lauren Libby. “We thank God for the privilege of increasing our spiritual footprint in Asia.”

Two 250,000-watt, digital-capable Thomson transmitters have been installed to provide increased coverage to the Asia region. These revitalized transmitters join three existing 100,000-watt units. Digital shortwave capability will enable TWR to reach both rural areas and large cities with a strong, FM-like quality signal. TWR is now well-positioned to reach listeners across Asia into the future, and reception is excellent anywhere – from cities to dense forests. Special guests for the dedication broadcast include Dr. Alan Cureton, president of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn.; Collin Lambert, vice president of Moody Radio in Chicago, Ill.; and Mike Tirone, general manager and senior vice president of KCBI-FM in Dallas, Texas. These three organizations, plus thousands of individuals around the globe, helped with the purchase and installation of the transmitters. “As Moody Radio continues to expand its global focus, TWR is one of the leading organizations that we are pleased to partner with,” says Lambert. “Our joint efforts tied to the [upgraded] transmitter in Guam have not only broadened our participation in spreading the gospel throughout the world, but also allowed us to inform and mobilize our listeners in the process. In addition to a live stream over www.twr.org, the dedication broadcast will be carried on KTIS-AM, Moody Radio and KCBI and its sister stations. (11/16)


On January 1, 2012, New Life Radio-­Moscow will join forces with direct to home satellite broadcast provider TRICOLOR Satellite Network, to transmit its 24/7 Christian programming schedule to major population centers nationwide. TRICOLOR will give the radio station a subscriber base of up to an estimated 10 million homes across Russia that tune into the Eutelsat W4 satellite in order to access free satellite TV and radio. Because of changing audience preference and media usage, New Life Radio is positioning itself to be available on media platforms that provide the largest potential audience base, and for satellite radio, TRICOLOR represents the fastest growing service for Russia, adding millions of subscribers each year since its inception in 2006. The good news: NLR will be able to lower its satellite expenses, while increasing the audio quality of its signal with this change to TRICOLOR. (11/6)


BITS: WPTR/Albany has dropped mainstream oldies and is simulcasting Christian AM sister WDCD/Albany... Inpop Records has signed singer/songwriter Karyn Williams with her first full-length album coming next year... (11/14)


The Conclave begins a series of four webinars featuring topics aimed at helping radio industry professionals seek employment after recent downsizing. The first webinar in the WHAT'S NEXT? A JOB SEARCH WEBINAR SERIES FOR RADIO PROFESSIONALS series is this Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00PM Central time. “PREPARE TO BE HIRED” features Media Staffing Network President and Founder Laurie Kahn who will help teach how to review your background, assess your skills, enhance your strengths, and eliminate your weaknesses to prepare you to secure the job you want, whether it be in the industry or out.
 
Topics to be discussed on Wednesday’s webinar include:         

  • Skills You NEED to add to improve your value.
  • The Inside Track on How To Land Your DREAM Job
  • How to BUILD Confidence To Sell Yourself  
  • The RIGHT Way to Network  
  • Questions to Ask THEM Before You Say Yes

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Each Conclave Webinar in this series is FREE of charge, but preregistration is required. Log on to the Conclave’s website to preregister at www.theconclave.com or pre-register directly here.  Don't wait for your next job to come to you. Figure out what job you want, prepare for that job, and then take it. Sponsored by Envision Radio Networks, with coordination assistance for Ms. Kahn’s webinar from Radio Ink Magazine and Media Staffing Network.   (11/14)


ARB Fall Phase1 AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid: KBIQ/Colorado Springs 3.4... WDJC/Birmingham 3.3... KGBI/Omaha 2.2... (11/14)


BITS: WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) has hired Anthony Bartlett from WQXR/New York as full time copywriter/producer in it's Creative Services dept... The building housing Christian radio in Monrovia, Africa, Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) was gutted by fire this week causing severe destruction to the broadcast facilities... TWR has upgraded its shortwave transmission station on the island of Guam giving TWR the ability to cover much of the spiritually needy region, including China and southeast Asia with a strong signal... KYCC/Stockton founder Bishop Kenneth F. Haney has passed away... (11/11)


Online ticketing and promotions company AttendStar has been selected to provide online registration services for the 2012 CMB Momentum Convention. At this years Momentum AttendStar introduced a Radio Station Partner program where Christian radio stations may receive .25 per ticket sold through the AttendStar system by referring local churches and event promoters to AttendStar.  (11/10)


At KSBJ/Houston Afternoon Show Host Liz Jordan announced her departure after seven years with the station.   As a new mother, Jordan is taking a break from her career to dedicate time to her daughter and family. Recently morning co-host Mike Kankelfritz joined KLOVE for mornings. For now Mike's morning partner Coppelia Rivera will share her mornings with KSBJ mid-day host Joey K and a variety of special guests until a new co-host is announced.  KSBJ Program Director, Susan O’Donnell, states, “For a station that rarely has a change of personalities on air, this seems like a lot. However, I’ve been here for nearly 19 years and every time people change, God sends us just the right person to love too!  We’re praying and expecting God to do it again. It’s actually very exciting to see that He is bringing us into a new season!”  (11/10)


BITS: EMF is buying WWJK/Jackson, MS for 2mil... Former KCVO/Camdenton (Spirit FM) air personality Jack Davis lands afternoons at mainstream country  KCLQ/Camdenton (107.9 The Coyote)... This Friday, Veterans Day, more than 200 Christian radio stations will participate in letting their listeners know about Faith Comes By Hearing’s Military BibleStick and the great demand for it by chaplains and troops... KLTY/Dallas morning man Frank Reed celebrates 20 years at the station ... (11/9)


CMB announces  its return to Disney's Yacht Club in Orlando for Momentum 2012!  The annual conference will begin Wednesday night, September 5 and conclude early Saturday afternoon, September 8, 2012. In support of its commitment to equip attendees for greater excellence and influence within Christian music broadcasting, CMB has budgeted significantly more dollars to court nationally recognized industry leaders for the conference. Tentative plans are to announce the first of these speakers before Christmas. Also in the works are plans to better service attendees with more access to performing artists and more opportunities to network with colleagues and friends.  Each registered attendee will also receive admission to Friday night’s Night of Joy.  And, CMB has arranged to ensure that your evening at Night of Joy is complete with the inclusion of a Disney Fast Pass!

Coordination of the event is already underway, with early registration opening on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.  Admission is $249 for members through Friday, February 17, 2012, after which the price will increase to $299 for members.  Non-member attendees will pay $349 between January 3 – February 17, 2012, and $399 beginning February 18, 2012. (11/8)


The big secret is out. KLOVE debuted its new morning show Craig, Amy, & Kankelfritz today (at left). The show includes Craig West coming last from mornings at KXOJ/Tulsa, Amy Baumann, and Mike Kankelfritz who was morning man at KSBJ/Houston the last five years. The new show is somewhat of a reunion since West and Kankelfritz were teamed together in the past at KXOJ. The team will be heard 5a-10a CT and originate at the KLOVE studios in Indianapolis (check out the promotional video here). EMF VP Programming Chuck Pryor tells HisAir.Net "were so excited to welcome Craig, Amy, and Kankelfritz to K-LOVE... the chemistry between the three of them was instantaneous and we're looking forward to building a great Morning Show for many years to come!" (11/7)


On Sunday, November 13, 2011, millions of Christians around the world will join in prayer for their brothers and sisters being persecuted because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Mission Network News will honor this day with an International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church Radio Broadcast, now ready for download. The Mission Network News IDOP Radio Broadcast is designed to coincide with the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church Sunday, which is November 13th.  Already scheduled to air on 450 station outlets around the country, the program will also air in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Jamaica.

The broadcast features the music of 33 Miles, Matthew West and the new Great is Our God World Edition song from Chris Tomlin. It also features a 27 minute message from Carl Moeller, President of Open Doors USA -- a ministry that focuses on the persecuted church around the world. The program, themed "Privilege of Persecution," will feature three Christians from persecuted nations praying for Christians in their nations and other nations who are suffering for Christ.

If you would like to air the broadcast go here:
http://www.MNNonline.org/idop/download and complete the station release information. The MNN IDOP broadcast mp3 is available at that location and it's also available on Amb-OS under file name: MNNX_IDPS_11-13-11_01-01.mp2. If you plan to air the broadcast Sunday, November 13, a promo is waiting for you at the download page. (11/7)


Word FM Network postponed it's Fall Fundraiser by one month due to a record-breaking and devastating snowstorm. Program Director Meg Geissinger said, “In the early hours of Monday’s Prayer & Praise Day, it became apparent our listeners’ immediate needs surpassed those of Word FM.  Switching courses entirely, we moved from encouraging listeners to be generous in their giving to encouraging them to get through this crisis.  As a listener-supported non-comm, we are walking in complete trust of God’s provision for this ministry through His people.  We know He will meet our needs in ways unexpected and we’re excited to tell those stories in December.”  The Fall Fundraiser has been rescheduled for December 6-9.  (11/7)


On Dec 1st WVFJ/Atlanta (J93.3 FM) will become The JOY FM and debut a new afternoon team (3p-7p) with Jerry Williams and Shannon Steele. Steele was formerly with EMI Christian Music Group and earlier, KDUV/Visalia. Coming to The JOY FM is a full-circle move for Steele: "I started my journey in Christian radio in my hometown, Birmingham, Alabama. From there, I worked for stations in Albuquerque and Fresno. After spending 12 years in radio I went to work for a record label in Nashville and had the honor of working with many of the artists heard on The JOY FM. I'll always treasure my time working with those artists but radio is my calling and I'm excited to join The JOY FM in Atlanta!"

Last month it was announced that The Morning Cruise with hosts Dave, Bill and Carmen will air live, simultaneously, on The JOY FM stations in Florida and on WVJF Atlanta, as part of a network expansion of The JOY FM brand. Beginning Dec 1st the station air all Christmas music.

The network hub (WJIS, Florida) will supply music and targeted programming. In Atlanta, the lineup will include two network personalities: In addition to The Morning Cruise (6a-10a), middays will be hosted by Jayar (10a-3p) and evenings will continue to be hosted by Paige Long. (11/4)


BITS: KNWI/Des Moines (Life 107.1) PD Dan Young is an honoree in Edison’s 30 under 30 class of 2011... EMF swaps a translator near Shreveport for WFVL/Fayetteville, NC with Cumulus... Salem Communications released its results for the 2011 third Quarter 2011 Results Net showing total revenue increased 6.8% to $54.9 million from $51.4 million; broadcast revenue increased 3.0% to $44.8 million from $43.5 million... (11/4)


Arbitron Oct 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Austin: KFMK 162,200... KYLR 83,900...
Greensboro-Winston Salem: WWLV 161,500... WBFJ 43,200... WTJY 18,400... WKVK 11,100..
Indianapolis: WKLU 164,700... WGNR 77,400... WHZN 29,300... WQRA 26,900...  WQME 12,600...
Jacksonville: WCRJ 115,500... WTRJ 58,000... WZAZ 43,300...
Memphis: WHAL 284,600... WKVF 88,600... WLOK 73,600...
Milwaukee: WLVE 109,700... WNWC -----...
Nashville: WFFH 138,900... WAYM 73,700... WFCM 19,600...       
Norfolk: WZLV 1119,000... WGH 96,200... WJLZ 12,300...
Providence: WSTL 12,800...
Raleigh: WNNL 160,200... WKVK 52,700... WRTP 28,900...
West Palm Beach: WAYF 87,200... WCNO 26,700... (11/3)


BITS: Congratulations to SAU Radio/Spring Arbor GM Malachi Crane named as an honorees of Edison Research’s 2011 search for “30 Under 30″, thirty up-and-coming broadcasters involved with all aspects of the radio industry... WCVO/Columbus Chief Creative Officer Todd Stach checks in with HisAir.Net, "I wanted to check-in and share what God is doing in Columbus, Ohio. In many ways, the October ratings book was an all-time record setter in many ways.  We ranked Tied for 4th 6+ and Tied for 3rd Women 25-54.  It’s exciting to see how God is working with this amazing team of people who serve at 104.9 the River"... WDVH/Trenton, FL flips from country to CCM as "The Pulse"... (11/2)


Arbitron Oct 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Charlotte: WPZS 199,500... WRCM 194,900... WMIT 153,000... WWLV 103,400...  
Cincinnati: WAKW 196,200... WNLT 121,400... WORI 70,400...
Cleveland: WFHM 162,500... WCRF 92,400... WJMO 24,500...
Columbus: WCVO 252,300... WUFM 50,700... WZNP 27,000
Kansas City: KLRX 253,700... KLJC 122,500... KWJC 79,600... KCCV 33,700
Las Vegas: KSOS 121,300... KVKL ----- 
Orlando: WPOZ 370,100... WTLN 25,900 
Pittsburgh: WPKV 149,600... WORD 86,900... 
Portland: KFIS 237,900... KLVP 43,700... KPDQ 39,100...  KZRI 37,700... KHPE 31,600... KLVU 20,900 
Sacramento: KKFS 121,500... KLRS 66,700... KLVS 63,800... KARA 44,400... 
Salt Lake City: KKLV 78,300...   
San Antonio: KZLV 237,400... KMLR 31,700...  (11/2)


Arbitron Oct 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Baltimore: WRBS 275,400... WGTS 119,000... WCAO 89,100...   
Boston: WEZE 39,500... WROL 31,200...
Denver: KLDV 305,600... KXWA 75,600... KXGR 48,200...KRKS 42,500... 
Detroit: WMUZ 184,800... WLQV 48,000...WEXL 39,400... 
Miami: WRMB 65,500...WAYF 61,800...  
Minneapolis: KTIS 396,300... KNOF 57,800... KTIS-AM 45,100... KKMS 29,300... 
Phoenix: KLVA 179,900... KLVK 147,000... KFLR 130,000...KZAI 127,700...  
San Diego: KLVJ 84,800... KPRZ 51,300
Seattle: KCMS 396,800... KWPZ 27,700... 
St Louis: KLJY 419,400... KSIV 74,200... WIBI 20,800
Tampa: WBVM 109,600... WCIE 103,500..... WKES 84,700... WJIS 28,400...
Wash DC: WPRS 404,500... WGTS 351,800... WAVA 136,100... WRBS 51,900
(11/1)


Christian Music Broadcasters has made some changes regarding it's membership requirements. In a press release the CMB stated "The CMB leadership is appreciative of those radio stations which have been supportive of its first years as an organization, but it is also true that CMB’s strength really comes from the people within those stations – and from those within the industry who may not be employed at a radio station yet share CMB’s passion for its mission and vision.

CMB membership is open (but not exclusive) to the following list of individuals: employees of radio stations and networks, recording labels, broadcast hardware, software and wireless companies, and para-church ministries, as well as individual consultants, promoters, artists and their managers – in short, any person who embraces CMB’s mission and vision to better reach and engage people through Christian music broadcasting with the goal of ensuring that Christian music broadcasting’s excellence and influence is second to none."

Questions regarding membership should be directed to any one of CMB’s directors (listed at www.cmbonline.org or CMB’s Membership Coordinator, Lori Cline, at lori@cmbonline.org (11/1)


Arbitron Oct 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Atlanta: WPZE 645,500... WFSH 561,100... WVFJ 235,800... WWEV 39,600
Chicago: WJKL 374,200... WMBI 201,900... WONU 110,000... WCFL 100,600... 
Dallas: KLTY 835,600... KCBI 255,200... KWRD 55,100
Houston: KSBJ 690,600... KROI 355,200... KHCB 156,200...
Los Angeles: KFSH 608,000... KKLA 234,600... KWVE 165,700...
New York: WAWZ 306,500... WFME 267,600... WKLV 201,000... WMCA 173,400...
Philadelphia: WPPZ 286,700... WBYO 55,900...WKVP 44,500...   
Riverside: KSGN 251,300... KLRD 147,000... KWVE 86,600
San Francisco: KLVS 131,400... KBKF 68,200...
San Jose: KBKF 39,800... KLVS 33,600...   (10/31)


BITS: Michael Grimm exits the PD chair at KLJC/Kansas City to relocate to Illinois... KVLT/Temple & KVLW/Gatesville GM James Auel joins KKMC/Salinas, CA as GM... Power FM/Uganda was ranked among the Top 100 Small and Medium businesses in Uganda... KROI/Houston (Praise 92.1) is now mainstream talk... Family Radio Stations Inc. founder and chairman Harold Camping has repented and apologized for his wrong teachings regarding Christ's return and will no longer lead the radio network... Christian talk WIBG/Atlantic City is now fulltime news talk... (10/31)


BITS: For free and fresh, up to date music research from Hit Music Research click here... Dan Raymond is the new Operations Manager at KDNW/KDNI/Duluth ... Richard Branham joins KTIS/Minneapolis as Director for Media Advancement...  ... Schuyler Townshend is named Web and Collateral Content Coordinator at KTIS/Minneapolis... (10/26)


Salem makes some management changes. Ron Walters is promoted to Senior Vice President, Ministry Relations. The primary focus of Ron's role will be to expand and enhance the relationship Salem stations have with national and local ministry partners as well as with the local church communities in each Teaching and Talk market. After the first of the year Ron will be relocating to an office in the Seattle area.

Chris Gould moves from General Manager of Salem's Tampa and Sarasota cluster to VP, National Program Development and will be based in Salem's corporate office in Camarillo, CA. Chris will replace Ron Walters in the area of national ministry program sales for Salem's Teaching and Talk stations.

Barb Yoder replaces Chris Gould as General Manager of Tampa and Sarasota Florida cluster. Barb has been General Sales Manager for Tampa since 2007. With Barb's promotion, a search is underway for a new GSM in this market. (10/26)


KSGN/Riverside PD Bryan O'Neal checks in with HisAir.Net. Bryan tells us September was a record month for KGSN in the PPM ratings! KSGN now reaches 234,700 listeners age 6+ in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro!  This is a record! 

Bryan says, "KSGN is #2 and has a 5.3 share in Women 25-54.  Fairly remarkable, I’d say, for a 3,000 watt station playing Jesus music! In Women 25-54, the morning show (Bryan & Brandi) ranks 4th (5.7),,,,, middays (Theresa Ross) is 5th (3.8),,, afternoons (Scott and Sam) is 4th (4.6),,,,,  and nights (Beth Bacall) is #1 (5.5)." Congratulations to the staff at KSGN. (10/25)


BITS: Jacob Holloway joins KSBJ/Houston as Promotions Outreach Manager... EMF buys KYSF/Klamath Falls, OR (C3 @ 102.9 licensed to Bonanza) from Basin Mediactive for 125k cash... (10/24)


Dan Holiday Productions announces they will produce a new daily feature for radio called Guideposts Radio Moment. The one-minute program is available on a barter basis to radio stations in all markets. “At a time when Americans are searching for positive stories and a little good news, Guideposts Radio Moment is premiering at a most opportune time,” said Holiday. “Listeners will hear true and inspiring stories from everyday folks.”  For more information stations can call 800-967-0130 or www.danholidayproductions.com   (10/19)


WBFJ/Winston Salem morning co-host Tami Rumfelt (pictured at left) appeared as a contestant on Wheel Of Fortune that aired Tuesday night. About her experience Tami says, "It's a blur and I think that's because I think I was so zoned in on the game that I really don't remember a lot of the whole thing, I don't remember some of the puzzles, I don't remember, um I don't remember necessarily what I did." Tami held a viewing party at her church, Winston-Salem First, so family and friends could gather and watch Tami solve puzzles together. By the way Tami went to the bonus round with the highest score and won the $30,000 envelope prize.  (10/19)


BITS: Family Life Ministries, of Bath, N.Y, has launched WCGM/Wattsburg, PA (FM/102.7)... EMF closes on purchase of four full-power FMs (including WCDR/Cedarville) and 10 translators in Ohio from Cedar University... KJAK/Lubbock GM Woody Van Dyke has passed away after a short stay in the hospital... (10/18)


Ace Books Consulting announces its launch this week. Ace Books Consulting is designed to help your radio station be strategic and your make your air talent creatively relatable to the listener. Founder and Radio Veteran, Ace McKay says “ABC provides the ABC’s of how to sound large in your market, creating a brand that will market your station on the hearts of listeners.” You can contact Ace Books Consulting at 260-415-8525 or Ace directly at acemckay@gmail.com. Weekly blog site is set for http://www.abcconsulting.blogspot.com/ and free session for new clients. (10/17)


Changes at Radio Training Network (RTN) station WVFJ/Atlanta (J93.3 FM). WVFJ will become "The JOY FM" on Thursday, December 1st. Changes in programming will include creating a new, live, local afternoon drive show hosted by Jerry Williams and a yet-unnamed co-host. In addition The JOY FM’s morning show, The Morning Cruise, (Dave Cruse, Carmen Brown, & Bill Martin) will air live in Atlanta. Jayar Reeves will remain in middays and Paige Long will continue in her evening slot. Music on WVFJ has been programmed by The JOY FM since February 2010.  (10/14)


ARB Summer AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid: KXOJ/Tulsa 4.4... WAYI/Louisville 1.2... WJQK/Grand Rapids 2.1... (10/13)


K-LOVE and Air1 network feeds will be available on the Clear Channel streaming service iHeartRadio. On the agreement with Educational Media Foundation CC CEO Bob Pittman says "By adding stations from Educational Media Foundation, one of the leading contemporary Christian broadcasters in the U.S., to the New iHeartRadio platform, we continue to enhance iHeartRadio's offerings for users."  (10/12)


WBFJ/Winston Salem listeners will hear a familiar voice when they tune in to Wheel of Fortune Tuesday night when morning show host Tami Rumfelt appears as a contestant on the October 18th episode. Rumfelt traveled to LA early last month to film the episode which she describes as the “adventure of a lifetime”.  She adds, “I’ve watched Wheel of Fortune since I was a kid! It was such a thrill to be on the set, standing next to Pat Sajack and spinning that wheel!”  The show’s producers have asked her not to reveal the outcome of her episode before it airs. However, Tami does say, “It was a really exciting game, the kind I’d like to watch at home as a viewer. It will definitely be a nail-biter!” For more information about Tami’s Wheel of Fortune adventure, visit her blog:  http://www.wbfj.fm/tamiwithani (10/12)


BITS: Melissa Chavez-Clark joins KSGN/Riverside as morning show producer/production assistant... William Barnett has arrived at WIHS, Middletown, CT. as assistant engineer... Steve Beikmann joins Bott Radio as an account executive.  (10/12)


KSBJ/Houston morning co-host Mike Kankelfritz has announced he is leaving KSBJ. After five years as the Morning Show co-host, Mike's last day will be Wed 10/19 and he will be headed to mornings with KLOVE in Indianapolis. KSBJ has begun a national search for a new Morning Co-Host for Coppelia. More details coming soon. Click here to hear the audio of  Kankelfritz announcement on KSBJ. EMF officials say details regarding the morning show will be released next week. (10/10)


KZTH/Oklahoma City, OK  (The House FM 88.5 FM for the OKC metro) is back on the air at full power after being destroyed by the May 24 El Reno tornado.  Pictured is the construction crew raising the first 80 feet of the 500-foot tower.  The station was able to start transmitting at lower power in July thanks to tower space donated by US Cellular and a transmitter loan from EMF.   The House FM broadcasts on 89.7 FM from Oklahoma City to Wichita, 100.1 in Wichita, 88.5 in the Oklahoma City Metro, 103.1 FM in Downtown Oklahoma City, 100.1 FM in Edmond, 98.5 FM in Norman, 105.7 FM in Bartlesville, 105.9 FM in Stillwater, 89.1 FM in Shawnee, 89.9 in Elk City/Clinton, 89.3 in Altus. (10/11)

 

 

 


Congratulation to WNZR/Mount Vernon, OH GM Marcy Rinehart and staff on the stations 25th anniversary. The celebration included a cake contest for amateur decorators.  The public was invited to pick their favorite cake based on design and creativity. Darcy Hahn from Howard, OH won the contest (left) and will receive a KitchenAid Professional Mixer.  (10-10)


BITS: WHZN/Indianapolis (88.3The Walk) is now 88.3 Shine.FM. Kurt Wallace will host mornings live from Indianapolis for both Indy and Shine.FM's Chicagoland signals. Go here for their website. (10/8)


After almost 30 years in Christian radio, Jay Johnson will resign as Operations Manager of KJRL Abilene, KS to become pastor of Zion Brethren in Christ Church. He will begin working at the church full time on November 1, 2011. Jay also worked for their sister station KJIL/Meade, KS, as well as Moody Radio, Family Life Network (NY), His Radio, Precept Ministries International and Family Life Radio (AZ).  (10/7)


BITS: WJQK/Grand Rapids (JQ99) is "adopting" the ministry of Paradise Bound and Open Doors Orphanage in Guatemala, station GM Brad Lanser will take over as the US Director of Open Doors Orphanage... Bott Radio WECV/Nashville ups power 15 times to 22 kW from 1.4 kW... (10/7)


Arbitron Sept 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Austin: KFMK 145,200... KYLR 80,700...
Greensboro-Winston Salem: WWLV 186,200... WBFJ 60,500... WKVK 22,700... WTJY 21,800
Indianapolis: WKLU 176,900... WGNR 78,500... WQRA 24,000... WHZN 19,800... WQME 17,400...
Jacksonville: WCRJ 122,300... WTRJ 56,600... WZAZ 38,300...
Memphis: WHAL 259,700... WKVF 83,200... WLOK 51,700...
Milwaukee: WLVE 101,800... WNWC 8,500...
Nashville: WFFH 142,300... WAYM 76,600... WFCM 29,900      
Norfolk: WZLV 112,000... WGH 94,100... WJLZ 14,300...
Providence: WSTL 24,100...
Raleigh: WNNL 167,900... WKVK 65,200... WRTP 38,700...
West Palm Beach: WAYF 87,000... WCNO 21,600... (10/6)


HisAir.Net hears that Jack Davis has exited mornings and production at KCVO/Camdenton, MO. (Spirit FM)... (10/6)


Arbitron Sept 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Charlotte: WPZS 185,600... WRCM 184,200... WMIT 169,800... WWLV 115,400...  
Cincinnati: WAKW 185,600... WNLT 131,300... WORI 68,200...
Cleveland: WFHM 215,600... WCRF 107,500... WJMO 32,600...
Columbus: WCVO 224,400... WUFM 48,400... WZNP 27,900
Kansas City: KLRX 304,400... KLJC 138,300... KWJC 81,300... KCCV 34,200
Las Vegas: KSOS 121,300... KVKL ----- 
Orlando: WPOZ 363,700... WTLN 26,800 
Pittsburgh: WPKV 151,000... WORD 86,700... 
Portland: KFIS 240,500... KLVP 65,700... KZRI 54,400... KPDQ 39,600...  KHPE 31,600... KLVU 18,500 
Sacramento: KKFS 110,100... KLRS 64,200... KLVS 49,700... KARA 47,000... 
Salt Lake City: KKLV 117,300...   
San Antonio: KZLV 266,600... KMLR 22,000...  (10/5)


KCRN/San Angelo is back to full strength at 93.9 FM and 1340 AM. The station was operating from a rooftop antenna after its 100,000 watt antenna and related equipment was damaged, first in the Wildcat fire in April, then when hit by lightning June 18.  (10/5


Great news for Christian radio in the latest Arbitron numbers being released:

WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) Founder Jim Hoge tells HisAir.Net, "Z88.3 is #1 now 6 months in a row with an 8.1 6+ AQH share and a record 364,100 weekly audience just in the metro!  That's a share more than #2."

KFSH/Los Angeles (95.9 The Fish) PD Chuck Tyler says, "Hey I wanted to share some exciting news.  The FISH here has hit our first monthly #1 in Adults 25-54 in Orange County."

As well KLTY/Dallas places #2 with a 4.9 6+ AQH and KSBJ/Houston is #5 with a 4.9 AQH 6+.  Fantastic month for the cause of Christ!. More numbers will be released later today.  (10/5)


Arbitron Sept 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Baltimore: WRBS 266,600... WGTS 93,900... WCAO 80,400...   
Boston: WEZE 45,700... WROL 33,100...
Denver: KLDV 309,000... KXWA 69,800... KRKS 45,000...KPOF 24,600..  
Detroit: WMUZ 206,900... WLQV 57,200...WEXL 44,900... 
Miami: WRMB 72,300...WAYF 66,700...  
Minneapolis: KTIS 396,000... KNOF 63,800... KTIS-AM 51,200... KKMS 33,600... 
Phoenix: KLVA 176,100... KFLR 164,100...KLVK 141,100... KZAI 112,600...  
San Diego: KLVJ 103,100... KPRZ 49,100
Seattle: KCMS 369,300... KWPZ 47,100... 
St Louis: KLJY 398,900... KSIV 60,000... WIBI 27,600
Tampa: WCIE 104,400...WBVM 78,200...  WKES 72,900... WJIS 44,300...
Wash DC: WPRS 419,300... WGTS 370,800... WAVA 128,600... WRBS 55,200... WJYJ 31,500  (10/4)


Houston based NGEN radio is excited to announce the official release of its mobile phone app for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms.  “Technology is amazing isn’t it? Now not only can you listen online or in your car, you can actually take your favorite radio station with you anywhere you go! That is the tool we have now with NGEN radio. We can give listeners the ability to listen to the music and the message of NGEN anywhere their travels take them and give them more ways to interact back with us,” said Carlos Aguiar, NGEN radio Program Director.  NGEN radio along with its sister station, KSBJ/Houston, can both be streamed through the new NGEN app.  (10/4)


Arbitron Sept 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Atlanta: WPZE 646,400... WFSH 551,300... WVFJ 256,800... WWEV 31,900
Chicago: WJKL 416,100... WMBI 197,800... WCFL 84,900... WONU 83,700...
Dallas: KLTY 851,000... KCBI 269,400... KWRD 68,300
Houston: KSBJ 690,400... KROI 394,700... KHCB 142,300...
Los Angeles: KFSH 637,600... KKLA 220,200... KWVE 157,700...
New York: WAWZ 282,900... WFME 234,300... WKLV 156,300... WMCA 97,300...
Philadelphia: WPPZ 299,100... WBYO 45,000...WKVP 35,000... WFIL 31,100...  
Riverside: KSGN 234,700... KLRD 164,500... KWVE 80,700
San Francisco: KLVS 145,300... KBKF 62,200...
San Jose: KLVS 37,500... KBKF 34,500  (10/3)


BITS: After only 6 months in the format KLVO/Albuquerque (Shine 97.7) drops CCM for Spanish... Dr. James C. Dobson has been released from a Colorado hospital where he was recovering from injuries received in a horseback-riding accident two weeks ago in Montana... Former WGN/Chicago host Steve Cochran joins Salem's WIND/Chicago for afternoons... (10/3)


KTSY/Boise partnered with Africa New Life Ministries to raise $41,328, enough to provide all of the necessary care for 2667 street children in Rwanda. During the fundraiser, held Sept. 28 and 29, listeners pledged donations online and by phone. They were encouraged to give gifts of at least $15.52, which is enough to provide all of the necessary food, clean water, medical attention, and care for one child for one month. “Partnering with Africa New Life is a great fit for the KTSY family,” said Brian Yeager, KTSY General Manager. “KTSY is all about making new stories in people’s lives, both here in the Treasure Valley and around the world.”  (9/30)


BITS: The group "Arts for the Community, Inc" is starting an all-volunteer Non-Profit Christian radio station WTYG/Sparr, FL (91.5 in central Florida north of Ocala) and hopes to be on the air by the end of November... Reports from the NYC/NJ area say the pirate station interfering with KLOVE has been silent... EMF is purchasing WZCH/Macon, GA from Clear Channel... (9/29)


 A number of readers have asked why the HisAir.Net jobs page hasn't been updated in a quite awhile. Well actually there have been "zero" new positions submitted in the month of September so far. Typically it is a little slower this time as the end of the year approaches but things seem exceptionally slow right now for openings in Christian radio. Be assured as soon as openings are sent to us they are posted ASAP... (9/28)


WGCA/Quincy reached its Sharathon fundraising goal last week when listeners pledged more than $279,000. The goal had been $275,000. Funds raised through Sharathon will account for about 60 percent of WGCA's overall budget. The remaining 40 percent comes from underwriters, the local businesses that contribute each year. WGCA PD Jim Taylor has been with the station since 1997 inception, said "Some tremendous calls came in," Taylor said. "One caller told us they found strength listening to WGCA, and through prayer. It helped them understand that everything is in God's time and no one else's.  (9/26)


St. Louis based Independent record label ROXR Records has entered into a marketing, manufacturing, and distribution agreement with Nashville-based Inpop Records. ROXR focuses on finding and developing new artists in the pop and rock genres. Inpop Records is home to Christian artists Newsboys, Jaci Velasquez, Matt Kearney, and Jimmy Needham. Andrew Patton, Inpop GM/VP said, "I'm excited to have the ROXR family join our Inpop family.  We are in an expanding mode of operation within the label group, and are positioned well to not only continue the long, successful legacy of Inpop Records, but also to start to build a new level of artists and development."  The first releases under the agreement will be new material from Tidewater and Mandolyn Gales. Look for a steady stream of titles and projects from ROXR/Inpop."  (9/26)


Eric Allen is returning to EMF broadcasting. Air1 announced that Eric Allen will replace Sean Copeland and join Mandy Young on the Air1 morning show!
The Eric and Mandy Show will begin on Monday, October 3.  Allen was most recently morning co-host of Air1’s sister network K-LOVE co hosting with Lisa Williams. Paul Goldsmith, Air1 Program Director, said, “Eric is a gifted air talent who also brings a great programming mind. He’s joining the charming and delightful Mandy Young for what I believe is going to be radio magic every morning on Air1.”

Allen said of the move: "I'm really excited to be back with Air1 and looking forward to being a part of the Air1 team! Mandy is awesome and I look forward to working with her on the Air1 Morning Show!”  Air1’s Christian CHR format is now carried on 96 stations in 40 states. Eric was the PD of Air1 before jumping over to K-LOVE for mornings in 2009. Sean Copeland has taken mornings at mainstream AC WYXB/Indianapolis. (9/23)


Family Life has appointed Jeremy Miller news anchor and reporter for its afternoon drive segment. Miller will research, write and produce the afternoon news on Family Life between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., including a 5 p.m. news report. Miller previously served with Barrington Broadcasting in Syracuse, producing and anchoring local TV news shows for CBS affiliate, WTVH-TV 5 and NBC affiliate, WSTM-TV 3. Miller also served as director of operations for Metro Networks in Syracuse, and held management positions in radio broadcasting at Mars Hill Radio Network and Galaxy Communications. “We’re excited to have Jeremy join our staff,” said Rick Snavely, president of Family Life. “It’s impressive how much news experience Jeremy has accumulated in only seven years. We can’t wait to share his talents with our listeners.”  (9/21)


WFCJ/Dayton hires Jeff Jacobsen as the new Program Director. In addition Brian Hamblin joins WFCJ as Promotions Director with on air duties as well.  (9/21)


WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) VP/GM/PD Dean O'Neal checks in with HisAir.Net with more details on their launch of Hot 95.9. Dean says, "In just 7 days the Hot 95.9 Facebook page has exceeded 1,450 "likes" and continues to grow at an amazing rate!  I never though that 99 watts could stir up such passion and excitement so quickly, but isn't that just like God.  Hot 95.9 is forging new ground with a very carefully assembled library of Positive Hip Hop and R & B songs designed to have appeal to the very diverse population that makes up the Orlando area. As part of the station's launch we plan to divert some of Z's billboard inventory to promote Hot 95.9's arrival into O-Town.  With secular Hip Hop and CHR stations in Orlando capturing over 17 shares of listening 6+, we are blessed to be able to offer a positive alternative with the fun and excitement of Hip Hop/CHR radio without having to compromise one's beliefs in the process." Check the FB page here  (www.hot959orlando.com).  (9/20)


College of the Ozarks radio station KCOZ/Point Lookout, MO (91.7 FM) flipped to a CCM format replacing light jazz, PD is Jacob Poole... WNZR/Mt Vernon, OH will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on the air this fall... KROH/Port Townsend, WA (Radio of Hope) is now on the air...  (9/20)


BITS: WPOZ/Orlando President Jim Hoge tells HisAir.Net sister station HOT 95.9" (www.hot959orlando.com) is on the air featuring Christian hip-hop and R&B with a near metro signal from a 500' tower near downtown... New Christian Talk station KGED/Fresno (1680 AM) has gone on the air covering social, political, and economic issues from a Christian perspective... The CRTC said Friday it has approved an application from City Church Halifax for a broadcasting license to operate a specialty FM Christian music channel in Spryfield N.S, the new station is licensed to operate at 94.7 MHz and feature an FM Christian adult contemporary music format... Focus on the Family on Friday announced the layoff of 49 more employees due to decreased donations, bringing down the number of employees to less than half it had in 2002... Rich Buhler, known to his many loyal listeners in Southern California as the “Dean of Christian Talk Radio,” who has been battling pancreatic cancer, has stepped down as host of the long-running “Talk From the Heart” show on KBRT/Oxnard...

And..... Congratulations to SAU Radio/Spring Arbor GM Malachi Crane & wife Sarah who welcomed their first child, Adalyn Renee last week... (9/19)


ARB Summer Trends Phase 2: KBIQ/Colorado Springs 3.4... KGBI/Omaha 2.1... WJQK/Grand Rapids 1.9... WDJC/Birmingham 4.4... WDCX/Buffalo .5  (9/19)


The new 2011 CMB board of directors (l-r) :
Mike Novak, K-LOVE/Air 1
Tim McDermott, KSBJ/Houston
Lloyd Parker, WAY FM
Luke Stephens, WAYR/Brunswick, GA
Joe Paulo, WRCM/Charlotte WMHK/Columbia
Bob Croft, KDUV/Vidalia
Jeff MacFarlane, The Joy FM
Chris Lemke, WCSG/Grand Rapids
Jeff Scott, WBGL/Champaign
 

 

 

 

 


BITS: WBCL/Fort Wayne just finished their two day “FriendRaiser-Above and Beyond” to raise funds to cover unexpected expenses that went above and beyond the normal operating budget, listeners reached the $90,000 goal three hours early on day two... WNJY/Ft Wayne purchased by Bott changes calls to WFCV and is now Christian teaching... Oakwood University is investigating how its Christian campus radio station WJOU/Huntsville, AL was hacked and broadcast profanities over the air Saturday night... Rhodell Lewis exits afternoons at WPZE/Atlanta (Praise 102.5) (9/16)


KNWS/Waterloo (Life 101.9) has hired Therese Romano as new Program Director, and she will be hosting the Afternoon Drive show. Romano replaces former PD Dan Raymond, who transferred to Northwestern College network station KDNW/Duluth as PD.  Therese will be relocating from Nashville, TN to Waterloo within the next week.  Life 101.9 Station Manager Doug Smith said, “Therese has been involved in many aspects of the Christian radio and music industry, and we’re very excited to have a person with her extensive background join our team!”  Romano was formerly with stations including K-LOVE, WRRS/Birmingham, The Word In Music Radio Network, among others. (9/15)


BITS: KCRN/San Angelo raised 20k in a special 4 hour fundraiser to pay for transmitter damages incurred in recent fires... In a partnership between HCJB World Radio and Africa Bible College in Liberia ABCU Radio launches in Yekepa, Liberia... Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, fractured his clavicle, scapula and several ribs on Sept. 10 after a horseback fall in Montana, Dobson was hospitalized in stable condition but was expected to make a full recovery... Salem Communications will present Grammy Award winning artist Rebecca St. James as the headlining force on the "Purity & Worship Tour" being presented this fall in major Salem broadcast markets across the U.S. beginning September 16... Bott Radio Network is upping the power at WNAZ/Nashville to 22kw watts... EMF spins off two KLOVE FM translators in Louisville for $90,000 to Anchor Broadcasting... To check Arbitron’s new market rankings click here (9/13)


WAY Media Network Services GM Faron Dice announces the addition of the new afternoon show "Melissa & Matt" to the lineup starting in November. Melissa & Matt fill the PM drive hole left from Wally moving to mornings. The show will be hosted by Melissa Moore (left) formerly with mainstream stations KOSI/Denver, WWKA/Orlando and most recently at KSTP/Minneapolis. On her move to WAY Media Moore said, “Only God could have orchestrated such an amazing opportunity! This is a chance to meet people where they are and introduce them to the God who loves them unconditionally all while doing a great show with an amazing group of people."

Additionally, WAY Media announces the addition of Matt McNeilly as Co-Host and Executive Producer of Melissa & Matt.  Matt moves from WAY Media’s KYWA Wichita and joins Melissa from Nashville. He has worked across the country for various Christian stations including CSN International and The Horizon Broadcast Network prior to joining WAY Media. Jeff Connell, Network Program Director said, “WAY Media Network just became stronger.  When we moved Wally to mornings, we knew it would take something special to fill the void in afternoons.  We have found something special…Melissa and Matt are going to be an awesome addition to the team.”  (9/12)


At Momentum 2011 in Orlando online ticketing and promotions company AttendStar introduced a Radio Station Partner program where Christian radio stations may receive .25 per ticket sold through the AttendStar system by referring local churches and event promoters to AttendStar. AttendStar owner Gary Bradshaw is no stranger to Christian radio or music. As former station manager at college owned radio station WVSU at Samford University in Birmingham and former national concert promoter for Amy Grant from the early days, Gary has a unique insight to both the radio and the concert promoter issues regarding concerts. Now as owner of AttendStar he takes all that and blends it together to build a unique ticketing organization. AttendStar has plenty of experience in ticketing as one of the largest air show ticketing companies in America.  AttendStar has done air shows up to 50,000 people and has been selected to the most prestigious airshow in the country at San Francisco's US Navy Fleet Week in October.  (9/12)


The CMB Echo Awards were presented Saturday 9/10 during the final luncheon of the CMB Momentum at Disney World. Here are the winners:

Radio Station of the year:
Major Market:: WRBS/Baltimore (at left)
Large Market:: WPOZ/Orlando
Medium Market:: KTSY/Boise
Small Market:: No stations entered in this category.

Radio Manager of the Year:
Jason Sharp | KTIS | St. Paul, MN

Program Director of the year in Markets 1-25
Mike Prendergast | KLTY | Dallas, TX

Program Director of the year in Markets 26-100
Dean O'Neal | WPOZ | Orlando, FL

Program Director of the year in Markets 100+ (tie)
Ryan Springer | WBGL | Champaign, IL
Steve Swanson | WAFJ | Augusta, GA

Music Director of the year in Markets 1-25
Mike Couchman | KXWA I Denver, CO

Music Director of the year in Markets 26-100
Jeff Cruz | WMHK | Columbia, SC

Music Director of the year in Markets 100+
Joe Buchanan | WBGL | Champaign, IL

Air Personality of the Year in Markets 1-25
Brant Hansen | Air 1

Air Personality of the Year in Markets 26-100.
Theresa Ross | Christian FM Network | Vero Beach, FL (pictured at left)

Air Personality of the Year in Markets 101+
Corey Mann | WHPZ | South Bend, IN

Promotions Director of the Year:
Michael Todesco | K-LOVE/Air1 Radio | Network

Record Promoter of the year:
Kai Elmer | Fair Trade Services

Impact of the year:
Tobymac (new artist/genre development)

Scott Campbell Achievement Award:
Ben Birdsong

Rob Gregory Community Service Award:
Jim Hoge l WPOZ l Orlando

(9/10)


Arbitron Aug 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Austin: KFMK 117,500... KYLR 86,100... KMLR 32,400... 
Greensboro-Winston Salem: WWLV 186,000... WBFJ 53,300... WKVK 29,500... WTJY 22,700
Indianapolis: WKLU 171,500... WGNR 66,600... WQRA 30,300... WHZN 15,500... WQME 13,200...
Jacksonville: WTRJ 54,300... WZAZ 22,800...
Memphis: WHAL 256,800... WKVF 85,400... WLOK 56,800...
Milwaukee: WLVE 101,400... WNWC 8,800... WJYI 8,700... 
Nashville: WFFH 172,000... WAYM 97,100... WFCM 28,500      
Norfolk: WZLV 125,600... WGH 78,100... WJLZ 12,300...
Providence: WSTL 10,600...
Raleigh: WNNL 164,400... WKVK 37,200... WRTP 24,500...
West Palm Beach: WAYF 68,300... WCNO 28,800... (9/9)


Arbitron Aug 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Charlotte: WPZS 216,600... WRCM 193,200... WMIT 169,700... WWLV 125,300... WLFJ 37,100...  
Cincinnati: WAKW 200,100... WNLT 143,100... WORI 65,200...
Cleveland: WFHM 185,600... WCRF 96,700... WJMO 33,800...
Columbus: WCVO 207,700... WUFM 59,200... WJYD 50,500... WZNP 29,500
Kansas City: KLRX 333,900... KLJC 145,000... KWJC 93,700... KCCV 32,400
Las Vegas: KSOS 110,100... KVKL 9,900 
Orlando: WPOZ 338,000 (tie#1 AQH 7.7)... WTLN 30,200 
Pittsburgh: WPKV 153,800... WORD 76,400... 
Portland: KFIS 236,400... KLVP 78,200... KZRI 74,000... KPDQ 32,900...  KHPE 27,900... KLVU 19,600 
Sacramento: KKFS 109,500... KLRS 61,100... KLVS 48,600... KARA 48,300... 
Salt Lake City: KKLV 127,000...   
San Antonio: KZLV 223,600... KMLR 23,800...  (9/8)


WAY Media Inc. Network Services General Manager Faron Dice today named "Total Axxess" host Wally as the new morning personality under the new show name, The Wally Show, effective October 3, 2011. “I am very excited about putting Wally on an even larger platform,” Dice states, “And getting away from the old show name of Total Axxess will give Wally the freedom to make the show what he wants it to be.” Network Program Director, Jeff Connell, adds, “Our audience has made it clear...Wally connects with his humor and heart. The Wally Show is going to be a perfect fit for our mornings. I cannot wait to launch this show.” Wally added, “I am excited to do a big morning show with my friends Katie Rose, Producer Zach, and Betty Rock. Our goal is to have fun and while that may seem trivial, I have seen God work to change people through both the silly and the serious. I had a dad tell me he lost his daughter in a car accident and something we did made him laugh and that was something he hadn't done in six months. There is healing in humor and that is why we do this.”  (9/8)


Arbitron Aug 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Baltimore: WRBS 262,100... WGTS 124,200... WCAO 75,200...   
Boston: WEZE 36,600... WROL 22,900...
Denver: KLDV 326,100... KXWA 64,900... KRKS 43,900...KPOF 23,400..  
Detroit: WMUZ 192,700... WEXL 51,800... WLQV 52,900...
Miami: WAYF 102,300...  WRMB 81,200...
Minneapolis: KTIS 377,000... KNOF 65,200... KTIS-AM 46,000... KKMS 37,700... 
Phoenix: KLVA 192,000... KFLR 137,600...KLVK 136,300... KZAI 127,900...  
San Diego: KLVJ 101,700... KPRZ 38,300
Seattle: KCMS 410,100... KWPZ 45,200... 
St Louis: KLJY 368,400... KSIV 73,400... WIBI 27,300
Tampa: WBVM 91,700... WCIE 88,600... WKES 67,100... WJIS 37,700...
Wash DC: WPRS 445,400... WGTS 328,600... WAVA 128,300... WRBS 43,200... WJYJ 31,000  (9/7)


Arbitron Aug 2011 PPM P 6+ Weekly Cume:
Atlanta: WPZE 695,300... WFSH 574,200... WVFJ 237,800... WWEV 42,600
Chicago: WJKL 413,400... WMBI 218,700... WCFL 83,500... WONU 75,100...
Dallas: KLTY 822,800... KCBI 243,000... KWRD 67,400
Houston: KSBJ 632,700... KROI 345,600... KHCB 158,500...
Los Angeles: KFSH 554,100... KKLA 233,400... KWVE 159,700...
New York: WAWZ 294,600... WFME 280,800... WKLV 227,000... WMCA 104,000...
Philadelphia: WPPZ 328,400... WBYO 37,800...WKVP 35,300... WFIL 26,900...  
Riverside: KSGN 195,500... KLRD 134,200... KWVE 100,600
San Francisco: KLVS 169,300... KBKF 56,400...
San Jose: KLVS 49,700... KBKF 26,100  (9/6)


BITS: KFSH/Los Angeles (95.9 The Fish) The Fish’s Family Friendly Morning Show with Bobby Shaw and Lara Scott (left) is doing an event “A day of remembrance, a day of thanks" a live broadcast on Friday the 9/9 to honor our military, police, firefighters...all first responders... they'll also be collecting school supplies for kids in military families...

WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) is teaming up with WinShape Foundation to present Celebrate Freedom Saturday, September 3, 2011.  The concert festival will take place at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta, GA and will feature 12 artists including Switchfoot, Newsboys, Josh Wilson, Echoing Angels, Jason Castro, Victory World Music featuring Montell Jordan, and more.  The festival is free to attend and will have various activities available...

Family Life Communications presents a one-hour radio special, “September 11th: Looking Back and Pressing On.” The program looks back on the history of the events of that horrific day and the days that followed with archival sound from President Bush, Rev. Billy Graham, and others. The special deals with our need to be ready, and encourages us to “Press On” beyond that, as we equip ourselves to help others when they face a crisis. It’s important to remember that we are here to intentionally reach out to others with the only hope that really lasts: the hope found in the Lord Jesus. For more info contact Steve Tanner, News Director, Family Life Radio stanner@flc.org. 520-219-7754... (9/2)


WVFJ/Atlanta (J93.3) morning co-host Sheila Richards lost her battle with cancer and has passed away. HisAir.Net sends condolences to family and friends as well as the WVFJ owners RTN.  (9/1)


BITS: New station WFAZ/Goodwater, Al Vision (90,9) is on the air broadcasting CCM and religious programming from their studio at First Assembly of God in Ashland, the station is 8500 watts reaching into Birmingham, Gadsden and the Georgia line to the east... K-LOVE has kicked off its "Million Lives Campaign" designed to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and to highlight the Nathioanl Day Of Service with a goal to see one million K-LOVE listeners encourage, serve and help others in a single day... EMF closes on the purchase of KOCD/Okemah, OK (Class C1 103.7 KLOVE)... Air1 commits to using "Listener Driven Radio" at 7pm Pacific weeknight for it's program “Mixology Live”... Former EMF staffer Frank Scales is available, reach him at 916-295-4925 or fscales@frankscalescreative.com  (9/1)

 

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