The Family Radio Network/Appleton, WI had a record-breaking year of community generosity through their 23rd annual ‘Help for the Homeless’ hygiene drive. More than $343,000 worth of new hygiene and cleaning products have been rounded up, sorted, and delivered to 79 local Wisconsin crisis programs.  “A mother and son moved into an apartment after being homeless for three weeks. All of their finances were needed for rent. With nothing except a bit of clothing, they were very grateful to receive the hygiene supplies.  Mom said ‘Now my bathroom looks like a bathroom; I didn’t know how I was going to get everything we needed. This helps so much!’ She was stunned, that the community had donated just what she needed, and she can’t wait to be in a position to donate supplies for others in need.”  –Heather Kangas, Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate, CAP Services.  (4/30)


BITS: WGTS/Wash DC will be going Live & Local in afternoons (previously aired (Scott & Sam) as soon as they find the right personality, if you think that's you check the listing on the JOBS page... WDDZ/Pittsburgh will flip to Christian Talk format as "1250 The Answer" when Salem takes over the station next month... Salem announces The Bryan Crabtree Show will air on WAFS-AM/Atlanta (biz1190) 4-6pm and from 9-11 pm on WGKA/Atlanta (AM 920 The Answer) starting next month... WPHN/Gaylord, MI (The Promise) celebrates 30 years of radio ministry this month, WPHN went on the air Easter Sunday 1985... (4/25)

KGBI/Omaha (100.7 The Fish) Programming Coordinator/PM drive Jeremiah Kuhns has been named Operations Director/Community Impact Director at WAY-FM Nashville. Kuhns has been with KGBI for 12 years and will start at WAY FM June 1st...  About joining the staff at WAY FM Jeremiah says, "I'm really excited about the opportunity to work at WAY-FM. I've really been impressed by the organization, the on-air product, and the people. I truly feel blessed and my family and I are excited to make this move! God has prepared the right place at the right time"... KGBI PD Dave Clark has started a search for a new afternoon host, check the listing on the JOBS page... (4/27)

BITS: Mark Hunter joins WSTS/Fairmont, NC (The Cross 100.9) for production duties... Keith Richards joins 25 Artist Agency as Director of Touring & Live Events/Agent... Check out new guest articles from Brian Sanders and Jack Eason this week... (4/23)

Christian radio personality Brant Hansen was interviewed yesterday by Susie Larson host of "Live The Promise" on KTIS-AM/Minneapolis (Faith Radio). Brant who works full-time for CURE International, a network of hospitals serving the poor around the world, has written a book titled "Unoffendable".  The book offers a unique viewpoint, challenging the idea that Christians can ever harbor “righteous anger” or that there even is such a thing for believers. You can hear the interview at  (4/22)

BITS: WAY FM/Louisville/Evansville has hired Glenn Goodwin as Operations Coordinator/Community Impact Director, starting May 18... Students in North Greenville University (NGU) Missionary Media Ministries class partnered with TWR landed at the Johannesburg airport on 7 March and travelled by road over 1000 km to conduct six interviews with missionary families serving in South Africa and Swaziland.. KFM/Ontario has moved into new studios at a local mall... (4/20)

There are some changes happening on the Word Entertainment Promotion Team:  Ruthanne White exits to take a position outside of the music industry in Nashville; her last day will be April 24th Ali Tigh, Director of National Promotion, moves to the Southeast Region and Sarah Anderson is promoted to Manager of National Promotion and will be working in the Northeast Region.  Word will be hiring a new Coordinator of National Promotion.  If you are interested, please reach out to (4/21)

The HopeLine with Dawson McAllister has been added to the lineup at WRVL/Lynchburg (The Journey) and its network of consisting of 29 radio stations on the East Coast.  “I am thrilled The Journey Network is able to bring my former ministry partner and friend, Dawson McAllister, back to Christian Radio with TheHopeline.” said Barry Armstrong, General Manager of The Journey Network, “Teens and young adults will now have a place to listen and engage in conversation about the really tough issues facing this generation. Dawson is fearless - I expect no holds barred.” Recent additional affiliates include: WGEN-FM and the MyGen Radio Network in Chicago, WTRJ/Jacksonville, WCLN/Fayetteville, NC. The HopeLine with Dawson McAllister launching back on Christian radio in February of this year, and can be heard on nearly 100 stations.  (4/21)

KWND/Springfield (88.3 The Wind) GM Chalmer Harper tells HisAir.Net the station will be heading in a different direction regarding personnel and internal structure. The KWND format will remain unchanged. Current PD Mike Russell will exit the station May 15th. Chalmer is starting a search for a PD. Check the listing on the JOBS page... (4/20)

BITS:  WMVV/Griffin, GA (New Life FM) celebrates 20 years of radio ministry this June... KLOVE/NYC (96.7) presents Arise New York with a concert May 3rd in Central Park...  If you are a Christian radio broadcaster that has been able to successfully stop others from coming into your market The LIFT FM's Joe Burke would like to talk to you,  at 856- 497-4200...  Music Biz 2015 will take place at the newly renovated Sheraton Downtown Nashville from May 12-14..  (4/20)

HisAir.Net hears that a group of investors is planning to relaunch WVRS/Winchester, VA as a CCM in the next few months. WVRS has been off the air since last March. When the station returns to the air it will be called "The Cross FM" and will be a CHR-formatted station with a little extra edge, including some rock and hip-hop in the evening hours. The station is currently looking for staff so if you're interested jump to the HisAir.Net JOBS page for details... (4/17)

MARCH PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more...Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (4/16)

BITS: Salem Radio Network has hired Chris Himes (left) as producer of The Eric Metaxas Show on SRN, Himes served as Supervising Digital Producer at NBC, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon... WHRD/Freeport, IL (106.9) gets a power increase to add coverage of NW Illinois... The TWR AM transmitter facility on the Caribbean island of Bonaire is gettin an upgrade in wattage by nearly five times, the Power Up project is aimed at covering all of Cuba with a stronger signal while also expanding the ministry’s programming reach to Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, the Yucatán Peninsula and other parts of Latin America... KPUL/Des Moines (99.5 The Pulse) moves its frequency to 101.7... Sparrow Records founder Billy Ray Hearn has passed away at the age of 85...  (4/16)

MARCH PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (4/15)

BITS: KCMS/Seattle (it 105.3) PD Matt Stockman checks in with HisAir.Net to share some great news, "March W25-54, KCMS ends the month with an 8.4 share, which is .4 higher than our previous highest monthly share (8.0- Holiday 2012). Praise GOD"... will hold a group brainstorm on the phone with a bunch of CCM radio personalities to share show ideas Tuesday, April 21 at 10:30 Pacific/1:30 ET, call in number is: 712-775-7031 and the meeting id is: 624771597... March PPM day 3 numbers will be posted later today on the RATINGS page... (4/15)

The Shine.FM Network announces staff changes including Gary Dearth who has been appointed director of broadcast systems. He has been an Olivet staff member for 12 years, supporting Shine.FM through the information technology office.  Rob Rodewald is now the assistant program director graduate assistant of the Shine.FM network. A graduate of Olivet’s radio broadcasting program, he has worked in several capacities for Shine.FM over a 10-year period and currently serves as the morning news anchor.  And Charles Sheldon is now the traffic director graduate assistant.  (4/14)

WRVL/Lynchburg (The Journey) has named Mike Weston Program Director.  Weston served as APD and Midday host at WMHK/Columbia for 14 years, exiting the station when it was purchased by EMF last fall. Previous to WMHK, Mike served as PD, and hosted Afternoons at mainstream AC stations in Charleston, SC and as APD/Afternoon host in Norfolk, VA. Mike stated “I’m very grateful for this opportunity to help execute a truly fresh and innovative ministry vision.” The Journey Network GM Barry Armstrong says, “Mike Weston brings the hands on experience and passion we need to drive the Journey to it’s extraordinary potential.” (4/14)

MARCH PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (4/14)

"KeepTheFaith with Penny," the local version of KeepTheFaith that airs evenings on WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) is going national. The show will be fed from midnight to 5 a.m. on SMN. Stations can time shift the program and air it in another daypart. The show will also be offered via ftp for those stations who want to control their playlist. Straight barter/no license fee. The show, hosted by WFSH personality Penny, is a co-production of Salem Media's TheFishAtlanta and KeepTheFaith Radio, a service of CharityOne.

KeepTheFaith executive producer David Sams told HisAir.Net: "We have been beta testing this evening version of KeepTheFaith with our great production partners at WFSH, theFishAtlanta for the past 16 months. Mike Moran (GM) and Mike Blakemore (PD) have been "all in" since day #1. Best of all, they found a needle in haystack with Penny. She is an amazing talent. She has a heart for telling and sharing stories. She is amazing as both a producer and on-air talent. We are excited to see our first KeepTheFaith HyperDriveLocal beta station go national! We are also excited to team up with Salem for this daily effort."  (4/14)

MARCH PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (4/13)

Starting tomorrow (4/14) Eric & Heather are back on the air doing mornings at Air1. Eric Calhoun and Heather Shelley, who did mornings on WRCM/Charlotte (New Life 91.9) before the station was sold to EMF late last year. Eric spent nearly a decade at WRCM. Heather says "We hit the air Tuesday morning 6 to 11am eastern. We're SO very grateful for this opportunity, and excited to see where this next leg of the adventure takes us." Eric & Heather will originate from Indianapolis. Current Air! morning personality Mandy moves to middays.  “We are excited for the Air1 listeners to be introduced to the on-air experience that Eric and Heather create that is fun, compelling, encouraging and relevant to the audience,” shares Air1's Chief Creative Officer, David Pierce. “Both Eric and Heather are just wonderful and will bring something special to the Air1 Morning Show every day!” (4/13)

BITS: iHeart flips KZFS/Spokane to CCM, (Up 93.3) airing on 1280AM & FM translator... Mike Gallaher, host of The MIKE GALLAGHER Show on the Salem Radio Network, will appear onstage in Los Angeles April 26-29  in the cast of FERGUSON (at left), a new play based on the controversial 2014 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. TRUNEWS launced their mobile app less than a year ago, and this week, passed the 100,000 download mark... Former Salem President/COO Dr Frank Wright has joined President of D. James Kennedy Ministries...  (4/13)

HisAir.Net is very sorry to report former WORQ/Green Bay (Q90) PD Jim "Kid" Raider has passed away. Jim served at Q90 FM for more than 20 years as Program Director and co-host of the Q Breakfast Club. According to the WORQ website, "He will be remembered for his passion for God and this ministry and his great love of his wife Amy and his son John. He brought a youthful enthusiasm to the music and mission of Q90 FM. His imprint will be felt by all of us for many years to come." HisAir.Net sends deep condolences to family and friends. (4/8)

BITS: KLYT/Albuquerque has dropped "Static Radio" and relaunched on Easter day as "Star 88" with a new website... Since Jenn Pooler is exiting Production Director at KJIL/Abilene for KNWS/Waterloo, KJIL is looking for a replacement, if interested check the listing on the jobs page... At KAMB/Merced Tim Cardascia drops morning host from his duties to concentrate on Director of Development responsibilities, PD Dave Benton is filling in on AM drive while a new host is found... Former KLOVE personality Lisa Williams is launching a daily podcast May 1st called "Life With Lisa Williams"... Personality Brant Hansen's first book "Unoffendable" is being released by Thomas Nelson publishers next week (April 14)...  (4/8)

Personalities Aaron and Deneé (at right) have joined Christian FM. Formerly KWND/Springfield (88.3 The Wind) morning show hosts and currently heard mornings at KPVR/St. Louis (Boost 101.9), Aaron and Deneé have been described as authentic, fun and quirky with a unique take on faith and life. Christian FM VP of Operations Paul Tipton said, “We are very proud to add Aaron and Denee' to our family. They are solid communicators and they bring a perspective that relates well to millennials.” 

Aaron Dicer said, "Christian FM truly understands the importance of how great content is the key to connecting with an audience in a real and powerful way. Through them we are so thrilled to be able to provide more people with a fun Christian show that highlights all of our uniqueness and unity in Christ.” He added, “Also, Paul Tipton has this incredible beard, seriously, how do you say no to that?"  Aaron and Deneé will be available immediately for any daypart via FTP. (4/8)

KZTH/OKC (The House FM) has expanded coverage with a new signal at 93.9 FM on the air in Ada, Oklahoma as of April 2 covering southeastern Oklahoma. This new addition brings The House FM network to 12 frequencies heard across much of Oklahoma all the way to Wichita, Kansas. Pastor Zac Christian of H20 Church in Ada was on hand for the dedication prayer. Pictured at left L-R David Land, Chief Engineer of The House FM and Pastor Christian. (4/6)

BITS:  Bob Biermann joins Tru News for production duties... A radio station catering specifically to northern Iraq's large displaced population began broadcasting on Sunday near the Kurdish capital Arbil, Radio Al-Salam broadcast several hours of programming daily on 95.5 FM... (4/5)

HisAir.Net has learned that the new CCM KKSP/Little Rock (93.3 The Fish) went on the air around 8a today. PD is Steve Marston. (4/2)

WKNZ/Harrington (88.7 The Bridge) is being sold by owner Eagle's Nest Fellowship Church to a new non-profit ministry established to operate and grow the ministry and keep it local and community-oriented. No on air or staff changes are expected. The application to assign the license to The Bridge of Hope, Inc. was filed with the FCC on March 18, 2015. Station Manager Bill Sammons, who has been with The Bridge since before it signed on, is excited about the future. “Eagle's Nest always believed the radio station belonged to the community, not to just one church. We are grateful they are allowing the station to grow and develop new ministry opportunities in the broadcast and online media world.” The FCC is expected to make its decision on the transfer within 90 days. (4/2)

KNWS/Waterloo (LIFE 101.9) names Jennifer Pooler (at right) as new Morning Show Co-Host and Listener Engagement Director. Pooler has previously served at KJIL/Abilene and KJCK and KQLA/Manhattan-Junction City. KNWS PD/Bryon Mengle, with whom Jenn will team-up, says, "Jenn has an contagious passion for Christian radio and connecting with her listeners. We look forward to her joining the team.” (4/2)

Salem is set to launch a new CCM on KKSP/Little Rock. Local owner Larry Crain is expected to sell the station, along with KHTE/Little Rock, to Salem after the stations were placed under receivership in result of the owners civil dispute with his partner. Salem has already launched a website at and social media for the station. In addition, the rebranding of KHTE as Salem’s “Answer” Conservative Talk has begun with the launch of KHTE went on the air Wednesday evening. KKSP is currently all sports. On air launch date for KKSP is unknown at this time. (4/1)

BITS: Laura Ahumada is exiting her promotions director at Salem Media Group/Portland, KFIS PD Chris Kelly is looking for a replacement, check here for the listing... Centricity Music announced the promotion of GM Caren Seidle to CEO of the company that encompasses Centricity Music, Centricity Publishing, and the artist management division, Eaglemont Entertainment, and VP Marketing Steve Ford will now serve as General Manager of all divisions of the firm beginning immediately... The NRB 2015 Leadership Meetings will be held June 11-12 at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott near Washington, DC.... (3/31)

BITS: Co-founders Doug White and Mike Schlote celebrate the 5th anniversary of on March 31st, Doug says, "We’re seeing first hand that a professionally programmed pure play station can draw a significant audience, plays hits and rock from Christian artists from the late 70s through the 90s... UK communications authority Ofcom has awarded the second national digital radio multiplex license to Sound Digital, channels will include Premier Christian Radio, and UCB Inspirational, set to launch by March 2016... Lindsay DeBach has exited her news anchor position at Family Life/Bath, NY... (3/27)

BITS: After 12 years with the station Ken Bishop has exited WCLQ/Wausau (89Q), Ken remains on evenings at Christian FM Network, but is on the look out for additional non-conflicting tracking work, 866 582 4046... WRVL/Lynchburg (The Journey) completed their very first fund-raiser since transitioning to an all new A/C format just 90 days ago, and ended up eaching 106% of the goal... Pictured at left, last month KNWC/Sioux Falls (Life 96.5) brought hope to individuals and families experiencing hospice care through Cards of Compassion by making new greeting cards for caregivers to use on various occasions with their patients, the station shared over 1400 cards with Hospice patients... (3/26)

BITS: After 5 years with the station KNLR/Bend (New Life Radio) MD Andy Kahn will exit to join mainstream AC KITI/Centralia, WA, his last day is April 11th... The staff at WREH/Ft Lauderdale (Reach FM) has produced a video to show the power of Christian radio, check it out here... Check out some of the guest articles on a wide range of topics, go here to read... (3/26)

BITS: KLOVE is on the air on KXMG/New Orleans (107.5)... Lindsay DeBach has exited her news anchor position at Family Life/Bath, NY... Check out all the Feb PPM Christian radio ratings from Nielsen here... (3/25)

WMIT/Asheville (106.9 the Light) and (106.7 the Light/Knoxville) General Manager Alice Knighten has resigned. Her last day is April 2... (3/24) 

BITS:  Lisa Michaels joins the Bott Radio Network as account executive... BBC News reports on a Christian radio station in Bagdad, Iraq that has been on the air for 10 years, in the midst of persecution from extremist groups like ISIS, click here to read the story... Jeremy Robinson exits KLTY/Dallas... (3/23)

The Shine.FM radio network and Olivet Nazarene University have hired Jeff Cruz as the new network program director and station manager of WHZN/Indianapolis, effective April 1, 2015. He will be based in Indianapolis. “Shine.FM is excited to welcome Jeff to our team” said Brian McIntyre Utter, network general manager. “As a recognized leader in the broadcast industry, he is an asset to our ministry. He brings skills, talents and programming savvy that will help Shine.FM continue to impact lives and build stronger families in our markets.”  Prior to joining Shine.FM, he was with PD WMHK/Columbia and APD at WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3).  (3/19)

The Heart Share Group announces two new additions to the team in 2015. Isaac Fineman, Director of Strategic Partnerships, will oversee events like HONOR, a strategic luncheon honoring ministry leaders which partners churches with Christian radio. Bryce DeHart joins the team as Creative Director, handling graphics, web design, and digital media for Heart Share partners. The Heart Share Group is still committed to empowering organizations through Partnership and Brand Development as well as Fundraising. For more info, check out (3/19)

FEBRUARY PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more...Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (3/19)

FEBRUARY PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (3/18)

Tom Taylors "NOW" newsletter reports EMF is about to purchase Spanish contemporary KXMG/Jean Lafitte (Mega 107.5), from seller Sunburst Media-Louisiana. Currently the signal is a Class C2 but set to improve with a construction permit to upgrade to Class C1, running 100,000 watts at 981 feet. EMF already airs K LOVE on WNKV/Norco, a Class A at 91.1 and KMRL/Buras.  (3/18)

FEBRUARY PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (3/17)

KSBJ/Houston scored some monster numbers in the Feb PPM released yesterday. KSBJ had two weeks with P6+ Cume over 900k and one week where it was over 1 Million!  KSBJ PD Ty McFarland told HisAir.Net today, "This is a HUGE blessing for KSBJ. I remember 20 years ago, these types of ratings were just unheard of in our format, so we’re thrilled. God gets all of the credit and glory. We are thankful to Him that we get to serve, and that more and more people are listening. The staff, leadership, board, supporters, and listeners in Houston are amazing! Thank you, God!"... (3/17)

The NRB Radio Advisory Council held its post convention meeting in Nashville at the conclusion of NRB15. Radio Committee Chairman John Hayden reports members found many positives at this years convention including: New schedule – liked the Monday start... Allowed to attend church with no buying (expo) on Sunday...Liked that the expo was free... Appreciated the effort that went in to obtain quality speakers with great content... Content was heavy but needed...Pleased that controversial issues were addressed with examples on how broadcasters can approach the issues... and Dramatic improvement in the sessions.  Sessions were well attended. Among the challenges the committee found: New schedule took away from office time... Missed having the Sunday worship service... Communication issues regarding day passes / expo only etc... Tight schedules... Need transition time from different sessions... and Need to work on transition from the luncheon to speaker – allow for people to leave and enter.

The following were elected for the Class of 2018 (a three-year term):  Jennifer Hayden Epperson, Dave Gordon, John Hayden, and John Summerville. (3/17)

FEBRUARY PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (3/16)

As reported first on HisAir.Net Wednesday 3/11, KZTH/OKC (The House FM)  welcomes Tom Scott, (left) the new Host of "Mornings with Tom and Jenn", joining current Co-Host, Jenn Derrick.  Tom says, "I'm thrilled to be joining The House FM as the new Morning Show Host. This return to radio is very exciting for me and for my family! I'm looking forward to some special moments on-air with our listening audience each day, on The House FM and online at (3/16)

BITS: Last fall, The JOY FM/Tampa reached their Sharathon goals in 4 days, due in part to the popularity of the "Do It All in 4" video featuring Dave Cruse, Jayar, and Kris P. Kreme, this time, the trio is back trying to "Raise It All" for Friendraiser 2015, check out the latest videos, and An event sponsored by KKEQ/Grand Forks (Q FM) featuring Christian speaker Usama Dakdok, to instruct people about Islam, is drawing attention from organizations who say they are planning to protest outside the Empire Arts Center Tuesday night... Johnnie Johnson , a 35 year radio vet and the only blind TV producer/host in Colorado, joins the staff of KUHS/Denver to do a Sunday show offering a mix of Christian music... (3/16)

BITS: Tom Scott has been hired for mornings at KJTH/OKC (The House FM) he was previously Afternoons/Production Dir. at KDUV/Visalia (Spirit 88.9)... Salem CEO Ed Atsinger says the layoffs across the company, in radio, publishing and digital, and together with cuts taken in late 2014, should save the company $2.5 million a year. Tom Taylors "Now" newsletter has more... Rick Welke's enters the music awards scene as it debuts “My Christian Hits Awards” via the website that will be decided solely on fan-based voting over the next three weeks, ending March 18, 2015... (3/11)

Christian AC and Christian CHR radio formats were the big winners in 2014 according to a Radio Insights and Harker Research report. The report tracks the performance of all stations in a format, not just large markets. The winners are the formats where a majority of stations are growing, losers are where stations are losing share. More than two thirds (69%) of Christian AC and CHR stations ended 2014 ahead of where they ended 2013.  Click here to read more.  (3/10)

BITS: Reach Beyond is sending 4,000 new SonSet® radios (solar-powered and fixed-tuned to a local Christian radio station) with FM, AM, satellite and shortwave to the Asia Pacific Region for distribution, the Asia Pacific Region has the highest concentration of those who have not heard the Gospel... WOKE/Wheelersburg (98.3 The Bridge) launched yesterday with a modern gospel format... be sure to check out all the guest articles currently available on HisAir.Net, click here... (3/10)

BITS: At The Light Radio Network. Essex Junction PD Bob Pierce will come off the air once a new morning person is hired... As reported on HisAir.Net in January The Promise in Jacksonville has officially re-launched with new call letters to WMUV and dial position to 100.7... Sorry to report the passing of Billboard Christian and Gospel Chart Manager Wade Jessen yesterday of a heart attack... (3/6)

This morning (Thursday, March 5), The JOY FM/Tampa/Atlanta The Morning Cruise shared a conversation with Mark Hall, (pictured at right) in which he shared the difficult news that he has been diagnosed with cancer. The entire conversation including Mark's thoughts on his diagnosis, Melanie Hall's (Mark's wife) reaction to the news and a discussion about Casting Crowns' new album, Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith, available at Cracker Barrel.  To hear the audio and watch a video featuring a portion of the interview, visit   Video is also available on youtube at (3/5)

Rick McConnell and Brad Fisk announce the creation and launch of the Christian Radio Mall. Rick and Brad have created the Christian Radio Mall in order to “Super Serve” the Christian radio market with one stop “shopping”.  A few select businesses to become “tenants” in our Mall (including HisAir.Net) that have a proven track record of serving their clients with excellence. More tenants we will be invited to “join” the Mall in the near future. Brad commented, “The primary focus of the Mall will be on the small to medium market Christian formatted radio stations offering a pricing structure that makes our services very affordable.”

“Brad and I are excited to be able to offer this professional group of service providers to radio stations throughout the United States”, cites Rick. For questions about the Mall you can contact Brad or Rick. Go to to review our inaugural service offerings. (3/4)

The ChistianNetcast booth at NRB 2015 held last week in Nashville was once again one of the most popular places on the exhibit floor. ChistianNetcast  had record numbers of conventioneers stopping by for a chance to win prized including Beats by Dre headphones, A GoPro, and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. ChistianNetcast consistently draws the largest crowds every year for the drawings. Pictured is ChistianNetcast's David Palmer (right) with some of the lucky winners. (3/3)

The NRB reports that attendance at NRB15 held in Nashville last week was up 15 percent over last years convention. More than 4,300 communicators from radio, television, publications and websites representing millions of listeners, viewers and readers gathered this year at NRB15.

Participants heard from key religious leaders and potential presidential candidates, focused on militant Islam and current cultural topics and gained insights into emerging facets of communications.  Pictured at left NRB President Jerry A. Johnson addresses the final session, Feb. 26 at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.    (3/2)

BITS: Urgent prayer requested for KGLY/Tyler morning personality Gary Lesniewski who became disoriented and sick on the air this morning and was rushed to the hospital where he is being observed... Lake Area Educational Broadcasting adds Megan Albers to mornings on KCVO/Camdenton (Spirit FM) and as Operations Director for their new CHR/Rock station - The Pulse Channel, she was previously with the CSN Network, Twin Falls... GSF Media EVP Mike Murray was elected to the NRB board last week in Nashville... EMF is set to purchase WNBR/Greenville, NC for 700k... Condolences to KVNE/Tyler President/CEOTroy Kriechbaum who lost his mother.... (3/2)

BITS: Bill “Taylor” Grimmeisen joins WAY FM/Huntsville as its new Operations Director, he was previously with WYPH-LP/Manchester (Y102.5)... Expression Production Group takes over WZAG/Louisa, KY (Ignite FM) Monday 3/2, new manager is Kevin West... Check out the latest Nielsen PPM ratings from HisAir.Net click here... (3/1)

WAY-FM has promoted afternoon personality Carlos Aguiar, (the Carlos & Joy show), to Music Director. Carlos will be working under Network Program Director Rob Wagman0 and Network APD Steve Shore.  Carlos takes over for Katie RoseE, who is soon to announce her newest venture.  Carlos was previously with NGEN/Houston and joined WAY FM one year ago this week. Concurrently with his new MD stripes, Carlos also takes over as Program Director to WAY-FM’s new music stream WAY-NEW, playing new Christian titles in rock, hip hop and other genres; found at and on iHeartRadio.  (2/27)

EMF is entering the Seattle market with the purchase of KMCQ/Seattle. Tom Taylors Now Newsletter says "This station was the center of a multi-station, multi-market, multi-national, multi-act melodrama that ran through much of the last decade. The move in process (Dalles/Hood River, Oregon to Seattle) took far longer than anticipated and the station missed a window in terms of finding a buyer. Now it’s going to not-for-profit Christian broadcaster K-Love, transferred by current license-holder Chuck Dreifus of Queen Cities Broadcasting. That’s good for iHeart’s classic hits “95.7 the Jet” KJR-FM, not so good for Crista Ministries’ highly-rated commercial contemporary Christian “Spirit 105.3” KCMS. EMF has no Seattle-market outlet for K-Love, but has a South Sound O&O for Christian rock/CHR “Air1”, KWAO Ocean Park (88.1) K-Love parent EMF."  (2/27)

BITS: The Power Foundation headed by longtime Christian broadcaster Bob McClure will put his newest station 103.1 WHQA (The Life FM Network) on the air this Sunday... The Donnie McClurkin Show scores #1 ratings for affiliates WBLS/New York and in the Jan15 Nielsen ratings... Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Kirk Cameron have signed on to host the 2015 KLOVE Fan Awards May 31st at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville...  (2/26)

At NRB15 in Nashville the annual Affiliate Event "Name That Tune" was held last night. The event is hosted by Family Life Today host Bob Lepine. Name That Tune is attended by mainly radio folks (surprise) that attend NRB. The winning team this year was KSBJ/Houston GM Tim McDermott and Steve Green from WBDX/Chattanooga (J 103) pictured at right (Lapine, Green & McDermott)... (2/26)

Salem has signed author, columnist, speaker and TV personality Eric Metaxas (at left) to do a new afternoon talk show on SRN starting Monday, April 20th. The two-hour program will air live weekday afternoons 2pm to 4pm ET. "We are extremely enthusiastic to have Eric join the Salem platform," said Phil Boyce, Senior Vice President of Salem Radio Network.  "I have tried to get Eric to join us for two years, and this opportunity seemed to be a perfect match.  He'll do a great show every day that will inspire listeners and help stations grow their audience."

Eric Metaxas is a #1 New York Times bestselling author known for mobilizing people to ask bigger questions and live more meaningful lives. His smash best-seller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet Spy is ranked #21 by Amazon in "most highlighted books of all time," and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Eric created a national stir in 2012 when his keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast created a tidal wave of support and his recent Wall Street Journal article "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God" is the most popular article ever published at the WSJ online. Eric lives in Manhattan with his wife and family and will broadcast the daily program from Salem Radio Network studios in the Empire State Building.

"I've waited for the right opportunity, and this is it," said Eric. "Stu Epperson, Ed Atsinger, Phil Boyce, Hugh Hewitt, and Dennis Prager and all the rest are people I've revered for years. To be a part of what they are doing is an honor and a privilege. What's more, it will be fun and I'm champing at the bit to get started."

"In our continuing efforts to add value to all of our platforms, we are delighted to have Eric Metaxas join us to create a new and exciting daily radio program that will be entertaining, enlightening, and will truly make a difference," said Salem Media Group CEO, Ed Atsinger.

“Our goal is to create a great talk program that Christian stations will feel proud to carry, but could also be a true cross-over to the News Talk arena," said Dave Santrella, Salem President of Broadcast Media... Click here to watch the announcement and signing... (2/26)

BITS: LifeWay/NRB study examines whether Christian media is used for discipleship or evangelism, click here to read more... KJTH/OKC (The House FM) was recognized by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters as a Community Service Award recipient, this is the thirteenth year in a row that the radio network has been a recipient of the award... Positive Alternative Radio is launching  “PAR Impact," a new division of its ministry that will empower local listeners to impact their communities and the world for Christ, Coordinator of PAR Impact will be Derek Withrow...  FCC has granted construction permits to the Worship Radio Network to change frequencies and increase power on two of their FM properties in Augusta, Maine and also in Gloucester, Massachusetts...  (2/25)

After a successful return to Christian radio earlier this month on WAY-FM, The HopeLine with Dawson McAllister is now offering clearance to the general Christian market focusing on CCM radio stations.  “When WAY FM asked the question, ‘What would it take for you to return to Christian radio?’, it did not take long to realize that this was a divine appointment.” said Tim Altman, CEO of the Dawson McAllister Association. “I could not be more excited about the high quality of the production, the opportunity to take the show to new stations, and most especially, the teens and young adults we will be able to serve.”  For 17 years Dawson McAllister was heard Sunday Nights on over 300 Christian radio stations with Dawson McAllister Live before transitioning exclusively to Top 40/Mainstream stations in 2007 in a syndication agreement with Premiere Radio Network. After years of requests from Christian stations and former listeners for Dawson to return along with the recent opportunity presented by WAY-FM, he made the decision to launch this new Saturday Night show. 

“The unique thing about this show is that I have the opportunity to challenge my audience to make a difference in their world by having an impact in the lives of their friends – I love of idea of partnering with teenagers and young adults to change the world one life at a time.” said McAllister. The HopeLine with Dawson McAllister is a three-hour interactive call-in show, airing Saturday nights from 9pm to 12 midnight Eastern Time, where 13-29 year olds can call and talk to Dawson about all the issues of their lives. In return, Dawson and his co-host Sarah Lee offer trustworthy Biblically-based common sense advice and encouragement that is truly life-changing. Sarah Lee will also bring a unique and valuable female perspective. The critical backend to the show is TheHopeLine, Dawson’s off-air coaching center with Hope Coaches available via phone or live chat 24 hours a day. The HopeLine with Dawson McAllister will be distributed on the Ambassador AMB-OS platform with the first official general Christian market broadcast on March 28th, 2015.  (2/25)

Bill Thrasher, Network Manager for the Worship Radio Network based in Augusta, ME reports that the ministry has formed a new prayer partnership with the Branch FM team in the UK.  According to Thrasher, “The two partnering stations will exchange prayer requests, announcer shout-outs,  testimonials and creative promotional ideas periodically.” Thrasher said, “He and the Worship Radio Network team are hopeful of developing other partnerships with other Christian media outlets in all seven continents forming a prayer circle around the world.”   He further stated that he would like to encourage other Christian stations to form their own prayer partnerships, or contact him, if they wish to join the Worship FM – Branch FM prayer circle.  (2/25)

KGCB/Prescott (Arizona Shine) has been named the National Religious Broadcasters 2015 Station Of The Year. KGCB Station Manager Sally Barton told HisAir.Net, "This award represents the pinnacle of Christian media and is a result of the 20 years of prayerful support of our listening family. To receive the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Station Of The Year Award is to be recognized as effective in encouraging believers in their faith and introducing people to Jesus, this is God's gift to His Arizona Shine team."   Pictured at left: Dr. Paul Hertz, Sally Barton, Roger Barton, John Hayden, NRB Radio Committee Chairman.   (2/24)

SRN News is originating network casts from the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville all this week. Rich Thomason’s lead SRN News story at 6AM live today from NRB 15 it was announced that it Salem Media Group will team up with CNN as the exclusive radio outlet to broadcast three televised GOP presidential primary debates, sanctioned by the Republican National Committee. Salem will air the debates live with special pre- and post-debate coverage on the Salem Radio Network. "We are pleased to be working with CNN," said David Santrella, President of Broadcast Media at Salem. “I am confident that both the access to our audiences and the incorporation of Salem talent will make the debates more accessible for the American electorate.”

The first of the three televised debates will take place September 16th at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. Salem’s nationally syndicated radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt (pictured) will join in the Q&A of this debate. Hewitt will also broadcast special editions of his program pre- and post-debate. At the conclusion of the debate, candidates will be invited to join Hewitt to talk candidly about the event and the pressing issues facing the nation. "I am delighted to be included with journalists posing questions as part of one of America's finest political traditions -the presidential debate," said Hewitt. "These televised debates come at a critical time, and good questions will allow Republican primary voters the opportunity to see and hear their would-be nominees provide answers to issues that genuinely concern them. Any reporter who is also a political junkie welcomes the chance to be on such a panel, which of course I do."  (2/24)

96.9 KEPT-LP FM/Hayward CA signed on Saturday night February 14th 2015 at 9:26pm. KEPT FM GM Matt Tuter says the first song broadcast was Amazing Grace done by Tramain Hawkins. The station airs a combination of Contemporary Christian music of the last 40 years aimed at an adult demographic plus gospel and contemporary recordings of Hymns and Praise music.  Teaching and talk programming air mid day and and some evening hours. KEPT FM serves the cities surrounding the southern end of the San Francisco bay with a potential audience over 2 million and is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Hayward. (2/24)

BITS: AT NRB 2015 in Nashville former Moody on air host at WMBI/Chicago Mike Kellogg was inducted into the NRB Fall Of Fame... Truth For Life, the Bible-teaching ministry of Alistair Begg, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its daily radio broadcast... Jay Schield has been hired as the Director of Content Acquisitions at New Day ... Joshua Pauley was hired as Marketing Manager for Essential Worship - PLG ... Kayla Spelling was named Web Developer for Provident Label Group ... (2/24)

Salem Media Group and CharityOne, producer of the syndicated radio program "KeepTheFaith," have announced a joint advertising sales and syndication agreement that will give the program 80% U.S. population coverage. Beginning April 1, Salem will handle all national advertising sales for the show, as well as the early pre-morning drive show, which currently reaches more than 1.7 million listeners. Salem will add the show to many of Salem's top-25-market Christian teach/talk radio stations, plus the majority of its music stations. Salem President, Broadcast Media, David Santrella says, "Salem and Salem Media Reps are enthusiastic about the opportunity to represent KeepTheFaith. The program gets high praise from affiliates and from Salem's own veteran, contemporary Christian music program directors. This is a quality program that advertisers are eager to be a part of and we are thrilled to provide the access."

Executive Producers of the KeepTheFaith brand include Christian Radio veterans, Joe Battaglia and John Frost, and CharityOne executive director David Sams. Sams comments on the arrangement saying, "We are very humbled that Salem recognizes the hard work that has gone into building the KeepTheFaith franchise. We are even more humbled that the audience appreciates the mix of great stories, music, and unprecedented production. Content matters. The execution of that content for today's very demanding audience is vitally important. Face it, with the likes of Twitter, we live in a 140 character universe. Attention spans are short. So, you have to make every word you put out over the air really matter. Our mission is simple, to make encouragement contagious through positive, life-affirming stories and songs."  (2/23)

Salem Communications Corporation announced today that it has changed its name to Salem Media Group, Inc. to reflect the dynamic growth of Salem’s multi-media business, including radio, digital, print and mobile. Salem owns 106 radio stations across the country, and produces several of the largest nationally-syndicated radio shows on-air today. In addition, Salem owns several of the most influential brands in the Christian and conservative media space, including,,,,,,, Human, the Conservative Book Club, and Regnery Publishing.

“Salem’s mission has always been to serve our two core audiences – Christian and conservative – with engaging and meaningful content” explained Edward Atsinger, Salem’s Chief Executive Officer. “That mission brought us into radio, and it has guided our growth ever since. As more and more of our audience seeks new ways to get information and inspiration, we have added new media platforms to our traditional radio offerings. Now nearly one-third of our total revenue comes from non-broadcast sources. This rebranding of Salem acknowledges our evolution and confirms our commitment to serve our market.”  (2/23)

WBFJ/Winston-Salem/Greensboro announces some on air line up changes effective today. Tonia Cornett joins Verne Hill on the Morning Show as co-host.  Tonia previously worked in the market with mainstream stations WTQR, WVBZ and others… Tami Rumfelt moves from the Morning Show to Afternoon Drive. John Hill moves from Afternoon Drive to Evenings. (2/23)

JANUARY PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more...Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (2/20)

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to speak the evening of Monday, February 23, at the opening session of the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN. “Governor Walker is a man of faith and action,” noted Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). “He is a voice for freedom and has shown that he is not afraid to put principles into practice. We are honored that he will be with us for the opening of NRB15.”  (2/20)

Positive Alternative Radio announces the addition of Taylor Morgan to the WCQR/Gary morning show. She will join Breakfast Radio with Adam McCain Longtime WCQR morning show co-host Hannah Ayers resigned to pursue other opportunities. WCQR GM, Mike Perry stated, “This is huge for us. Absolutely huge! And it is truly a God story. Taylor has been the co-host of one of the top rated morning shows in our market for a number of years. Through a series of events, the Lord began dealing with her heart. Even though she was on another station, she began listening to WCQR and because of that – Jesus changed her life. Through a crazy series of events in her life, she joins our morning team on Monday, February 23rd.”

Morning Show co-host Adam McCain said, “We originally hired Taylor for mid-days. But when Hannah left we had this huge need. Taylor and I did some breaks and it was like instant on-air chemistry. The Lord has taken care of us and we’re excited to welcome Taylor Morgan!”  When asked about the move to WCQR, Taylor said, “I’m thrilled. It’s a dream come true. I now get the opportunity to encourage people through the station that has encouraged me!”  (2/19)

JANUARY PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (2/19)

BITS: As SRN talk host Michael Medved continues his medical leave recovering from Stage Three throat cancer, his regular audio commentaries are now being voiced by his son, Danny, click here to listen... WONU/Chicago (Shine.FM) is conducting interviews for its Network PD position, is an announcement coming soon... Alistair Begg is scheduled to preach at the open-to-the-public Worship Service Wednesday, February 25, at NRB 2015 in Nashville... Condolences to ShareMedia President Todd Isberner on the passing of his father Edgar this week... (2/18)

JANUARY PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (2/18)

KFMK/Austin has named Kevin Peterson as its new PD. (2/17)

JANUARY PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...   AQH 6+ WFSH #4 5.5... KLTY #2 5.6... KSBJ #5 5.6... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (2/17)

BITS: WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) presented Valentine’s cards to the patients of Sibley Heart Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, over 75,000 Valentine’s cards were dropped off or mailed to the station and Beth Bacall (at left) broadcast live from the hospital... KAGA/San Angelo (98.1 The Word) GM Andrew Justis has filed for candidacy in the May city elections running for the Single-Member District 4 seat... The GMA has published the report: The Next Evolution of In-Car Radio and What It Means for Christian Music, click here to read...  (2/17)

Positive Alternative Radio has added Angela Stevens to co-host the morning show WPER/Fredericksburg (Positive Hits) joining PD Don Burns. Longtime WPER morning show co-host Happy Anderson is leaving the morning show to focus more time on his construction business. But he isn’t leaving the station. WPER GM/VP of Programming for PAR, Frankie Morea stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Angela to WPER’s morning show. This is a new day for Positive Hits, PER. I’m also pleased to announce that longtime morning show co-host Happy Anderson will be joining me for a Saturday Morning Show.”

Angela was previously on air at WGTS/DC and Christian FM. When asked about the move to WPER, Angela replied, “Excited is one word that comes to mind! I’m thrilled to be interacting with listeners on a local level once again and WPER, and its’ parent company Positive Alternative Radio are committed to that. PAR’s mission statement is to create and deliver experiences that inspire people to passionately follow Jesus and I can’t wait to get started crafting those experiences!” (2/17)

KSGN/Riverside PD Bryan O'Neal checks in with HisAir.Net.  Bryan says, "I had a Transient Ischemic Attack. also known as a TIA, or mini stroke. A tiny clot gets to the brain and disrupts something. You brain actually can dissolve it. I this case it affected my speech and then went away. They are untraceable at that point. We did ALL the test to see if it came from a bigger clot, there are none. Neurologist checked me thoroughly and sent me home. I'm also preparing for a vocal chord injection and radiation of the thyroid on the 27th. I'm doing light duty for now. I felt good enough to help with the last morning of our Compassion fundraiser. Thanks for checking in on me." Continue praying for Bryan! (2/16)

Renaissance Communications founder and president of  Joe Battaglia has released his new book, "The Politically Incorrect Jesus". Battaglia who has more than four decades in journalism and broadcasting is a seasoned communicator and politically incorrect thinker who gives believers short, readable chapters long on common sense.  A press release says "As fresh as today’s news aggregate, as timeless as Truth, if there’s an edge, Joe’s there: where religion turns deadly and arrogant, where Christian views get suppressed, and where society turns schizophrenic, Jesus speaks into those issues." check out the website here. (2/13)

In an agreement with EMF KTIS/Minneapolis (Faith Radio AM 900) is now available on FM at 90.7. The 99-watt translator is located on the Wells Fargo building in downtown Minneapolis. Prior to the switch, EMF relayed their primary station, K-LOVE, over 90.7 FM.  Faith Radio’s Senior Vice President for Media, Dr. Paul Virts, stated, “We at Faith Radio deeply appreciate the kindness of the EMF board and trustees!” Virts went on to say, “This 99-watt translator will have a potential audience of 1.5 million people and give Faith Radio listeners an opportunity to listen to a FM quality signal in the Twin Cities, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”  Currently, AM 900 KTIS is licensed by the FCC for 50,000 watts during daylight hours, but only 500 watts at night. The night-time pattern of AM 900 KTIS, with towers located in Oakdale, MN, covers only a small portion of eastern St. Paul, Oakdale, and Woodbury. (2/13)

BITS: Thomas Kenney has joined TruNews... Rick Welke's FreQ Media, has launched it's seventh music channel called "Heartland, " a Country station with an inspirational slant... WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) is collecting Valentine’s cards for the patients at Sibley Heart Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Beth Bacall is broadcasting live each day this week from various locations to allow listeners to drop off their cards in advance... Urgent prayers requested for KSGN/Riverside PD Bryan O'Neal who suffered a stroke while on the air Wed morning, he's currently being observed in the hospital.... (2/12)


WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) welcomes Shadow Stevens (on far right in picture at left) to the Z family as part of Z88.3 mornings with Ellis and Tyler. Shadow who has been filling in for Ellis while he has been on vacation, also did nights previously at WPOZ and will officially join the show Monday morning, February 16. (2/10)

HisAir.Net hears Eric Allen has exited Air1. On his departure Eric says, " I'm very happy and at peace with my decision. Looking forward to whatever is next!" Eric previously was with WONU/Chicago (Shine.FM) (2/9)

Provident Music Group President/CEO Terry Hemmings announces they have hired Andrew Patton as the Vice President of National Promotions. LAst month Patton announced he was retiring from artist management.  Andrew’s first day in the office will be Tuesday, February 17th.  (2/9)

HisAir.Net is sorry to report former WAKW/Cincinnati (Star 93.3) PD Randy James passed away Tuesday. Our condolences to his family. (2-5)

BITS: Trent Misak and Jamie Olivas have joined the staff at KJTH/OKC (The House FM) and KLVV/Ponca City (My Praise FM) as Assistant Promotions Directors... Cara Bosco joins WMUZ/Detroit as Sales Assistant/Producer for Defending the Truth... Check out the guest articles this week from John Frost.. Brian Wright.. and Bill Scott... (2/4)

WAY Media, Inc. and Dawson McAllister Network announce their partnership for a new Saturday night Christian radio show, “The Hopeline with Dawson McAllister (at left),” launching Saturday, February 7, 2015. “We are excited to be the flagship for Dawson McAllister’s return to Christian radio,” says WAY-FM Network PD Rob Wagman. “It was God who opened the doors for Dawson to take his radio program to the secular airwaves thirteen years ago, and we are thankful that God is utilizing WAY-FM for Dawson’s return.” 

The Hopeline with Dawson McAllister will be a three-hour interactive call-in show, airing Saturdays 8-11p CT. Teenagers and young adults will share their struggles. In return, Dawson offers thinking based on Biblical values. Joining him in the studio will be Sarah Lee, listeners’ online connection to the show via social media.  There are plans to offer syndication for this show to other stations around the country in the future.

“I can’t tell you how excited Sarah and I are to help people face life God’s way. I think it’s going to be big, because God is big” said Dawson McAllister.

“At WAY-FM, our mission is to influence this generation to love and follow Jesus, and we believe this new show fits that mission perfectly,” added Faron Dice, VP of Content.  (2/4)

BITS: EMF has asked the FCC to let it move the KLVS/San Francisco (107.3) antenna in toward the Bay Area, but remain licensed to Livermore, KLVS has grandfathered Class B status, which helps it out with second- and third-adjacent short-spacing situations... Barry and Linda Armstrong are back on the air at WRVL/Lynchburg (The Journey), The Armstrongs retired on the air at Sprit FM/Roanoke in July 2013... Sorry to hear that CJYE/Toronto (Joy 1250) morning personality Jim Leek passed away Jan 29th... (2/4)

During January, KGCB/Prescott (Arizona Shine 90.9) organized Arizona Biggest Baby Shower, collecting thousands of baby items for Community Pregnancy Centers across Arizona. In celebration of Sanctity of Life Month, listeners were encouraged to get involved in caring for their community; to fill the needs of new parents by providing diapers, baby clothes, formula, bottles, baby furniture and car seats.  The Arizona Shine on-air team broadcasted the need, and listeners responded by abundantly providing for these treasured lives. Station Manager Sally Barton praised the generosity of listeners who recognized the critical need and responded.  “New parents need someone to help them know how to care for their little one.  The heart behind everything we do at Arizona Shine is to use this microphone to make a difference in our community. What a privilege to know that moms and dads and babies in need will have some of their physical needs met through the generosity of our listeners.”  (2/3)

Garrett Michaels (at right) has been hired as the Network Program Director for The Family network of stations in Wisconsin (WEMI/Appleton/Oshkosh, WEMY/Green Bay and WGNV Wausau/Stevens Point).  He will also develop and host a new morning show for WGNV.  Michaels previously was PD/Morning Host at PAR's WPER/DC) (Positive Hits PER). Garrett tells us, “I am SUPER excited to be part of what God has been building at The Family, and help to grow the network!  Being a Wisconsin native I’ve watched the ministry grow over the years and we know that God is calling our family to be part of THE FAMILY!”  Garrett’s first day on the air will be Monday, February 9.  (2/3) 

WAY-FM adds the talent of female VO Renamarie Villano as the voice of the network, in conjunction with male VO talent Dave Meffert. WAY-FM Network PD Rob Wagman is still in search of an air talent to handle the overnight shift, and is open to both live and VT options for the shift.  The new night talent for WAY-FM has been acquired and will be announced as the ink dries on the paperwork.  Meanwhile, send your demos to WAY-FM is a network of Christian stations in numerous markets, including Portland, Denver, Wichita, Nashville, Charleston, Huntsville, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Tallahassee and many more. (1/30)

BITS: After three years on the show, today was Katie Rose’s last day on the WAY FM's Wally Show, click here to listen to the farewell... Chip Bailey has exited his Regional Promotion position at EMF based in Baton Rouge... Michael Medved, host of the nationally-syndicated Michael Medved Show on the Salem Radio Network, today announced he has been battling stage three throat cancer since December 2014, and effective today, he will be taking a medical leave of absence until his recovery is more advanced.... (1/30)

Kenya's Christian radio station Hope FM was hijacked by suspected terrorists late Tuesday night.  A message on the Hope FM Facebook page said that its signal was "interfered with, by a foreign signal", and verses from the Quran were played over the air. The Christian post reports that the radio station cut its broadcast, resuming three hours later in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The station's website says it is "based on a firm Christian foundation," with a vision to see "Kenya and the rest of the world impacted with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit." Hope FM is run by the Nairobi Pentecostal Church, and was the site of a petrol bomb attack in 2006, in which a security guard was shot dead and two others suffered gunshot wounds. The incident occurred soon after a program discussing Christianity and Islam had been aired.  (1/29)

BITS: KWND/Springfield (88.3 The Wind) has once again been named "BEST RADIO STATION" by the readers of local newspaper, the Springfield News-Leader... The Word Network (TV) has purchased WFDF/Detroit (910 AM) from Disney... KLOVE picks up a translator in Harwood, ND... (1/28)

BITS: New Christian station WONS/Cannonsburg, KY (1080 AM) goes on the air today with a Ministry/Teaching format... Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John R. Bolton, is scheduled to speak on Monday, February 23, 2015, at a special event during the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville... Swaziland’s government monopoly on broadcast media will merge its radio and television operations by the end of the year, according to King Mswati’s Minister of Information, Communications and Technology, Dumisani Ndlangamandla...  (1/26)

Internationally-known psychiatrist, author, and radio personality Dr. Frank Minirth, (left) 68 of Richardson, TX passed away on January 24, 2015.  A pioneer in Christian-based mental healthcare, his medical practice was distinguished by integrating Christian principles into treatment through the Minirth Clinic in suburban Dallas.  Dr. Minirth co-hosted weekday radio and television programs for many years. The live nationwide call-in radio programs were especially popular because of the practical applications to individual lives. Dr. Minirth was a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Forensic Medicine. One of only 122 North American physicians certified by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, he was a member of American Mensa and the American Association of Christian Counselors. He authored or co-authored over 100 books including best-sellers Happiness Is a Choice, How to Beat Burnout and Love is a Choice, plus 50 self-help workbooks and three medical reference dictionaries. Over five million of his books are in print.  (1/24)

BITS: Branch FM/Dewsbury, UK has a new website address is and new email is you can also find them on Tim Dukes has exited Halftime Institute has joined Gateway Church in Southlake, TX as Pastor/Marketplace Ministry for its new Gateway Business Leaders initiative... Ken Mayfield is back home after having another surgery to remove a blood clot from his lung, Ken has been recovering since last month when he fell 4 stories onto a concrete floor while doing work in the attic of his church Suffering broken ribs and a bruised lung.  (1/23)

HOLIDAY PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more...Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (1/23)

HOLIDAY PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (1/22)

Kid Raider has exited the PD position at WORQ/Green Bay (Q90 FM).  (1/22)

K-LOVE has named former WRCM/Charlotte Director of Broadcasting Joe Paulo (at left) as Director of Pledge Drives and Donor Communications. Paulo exited WRCM last month after the purchase of WCRM by EMF. "I'm thrilled that Joe will be joining our K-LOVE family in a role that can impact millions of lives," shares K-LOVE and Air1 Chief Creative Officer, David Pierce. "As K-LOVE is supported by generous listeners who step out in faith and support our ministry, Joe's role will help facilitate these efforts by using his knowledge and years of experience to continue to expand the reach of our pledge drives and donations."  (1/21)

HOLIDAY PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (1/21)

WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) tied for first place in the Nielsen Holiday 2014 PPM Atlanta book yesterday. WFSH scored a 7.6 AQH p6+. WFSH PD Mike Blakemore told HisAir.Net, “God really blessed us this holiday season.  It was a record breaking month for us!  In addition to #1 6+, we were also #1 W25-54 and Women 18+.  I am so very proud of our team!”  This was WFSH's highest monthly in history. Prior to that it was a 6.4 share last year during the holiday book.  The Fish has never been #1 6+ before in a monthly.  (1/21)

HOLIDAY PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...   WFSH #1 AQH 6+ 7.6... KLTY #3 5.5... KSBJ #6 4.6... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (1/20)

Advocace has released "The Listener-Supported Radio Development Outlook", a study into the best practices for Christian-formatted, listener-supported radio stations from coast to coast. Listener-supported, Christian radio stations spend a great deal of time, effort and resources to raise money. The Outlook shows insight from high-performing radio station managers and the position of current and future fundraising performance.
Just a few benefits from this resource include:
• The Power of a Vision
• How Donor Relationships Affect Your Bottom Line
• That Setting Goals Drives Success
• Pledge Drive Days—How Many?
• The Importance of Board Member Fundraising
• The Importance of a Leader’s Time Spent Fundraising

To receive your free copy of The Listener-Supported Radio Development Outlook (LSRDO) click here.  (1/20)

BITS: Changes at WCVO/Columbus (104.9 the River) as morning co-host Mary O’Brien moves to mid-days as O’Brien recently became the mother of a baby boy and the move allows her more family time, mid-day host Eric Faulds will now move to mornings permanently, also departing the morning show is Olivia Lomeli who will continue her role as the station’s Social Media Director... At WLCQ/Springfield (The Q 99.7) welcomes Heidi West to evenings, she has been working with partner station WYQQ/Worcester and at WLCQ Leslie Prieto (from Middays) has joined the morning show  (Leslie & Nate) and will track her midday show... Slaem rebrands two of it Teaching/Talk stations with WMCA/New York “The Mission AM 570/Help Us Change the World.” and KKMS/Minneapolis “The Mission 980 AM, Twin Cities Christian Voice.”  (1/20)

BITS: SRN talk host Janet Mefferd has tweeted she will end her show on April 17th, saying it was completely her decision... Regarding his surgery last week for thyroid cancer KSGN/Riverside PD Bryan O'Neal says, "All went well and I feel great today. It didn't set back my recovery at all. I am now awaiting another pathology report to see if there was more cancer. I'll have several follow up appointments before we can say the words "cancer free" but I'm trusting in God for my future."... Don't miss the guest  article this week from John Frost as he remembers his former boss Bud Paxson he passed last week, click here for the article... Neilsen Hoilday PPM's are scheduled to start release tomorrow, all the Christian radio numbers will be posted on HisAir.Net...  (1/19)

WTRJ/Jacksonville (The Promise) PD Calvin Grabeau checks in with HisAir.Net and has some new information on all the frequency swapping going on. Calvin says, "91.7 The Promise is switching to commercial with 100.7 and 94.1 - this will give The Promise the biggest footprint for Christian radio in Northeast Florida and South Georgia. 91.7 will change formats in February to The Truth, an all teaching/talk format which will also simulcast on 91.9 in St Augustine and on WATY FM in Folkston, GA. (1/16)

Veteran Dallas-Ft Worth newsman Ron DeRoxtra (left) has joined the Salem Radio Network as an anchor/reporter in the SRN News Dallas Bureau. DeRoxtra has been a news anchor, editor and producer at a number of broadcast operations including KVIL-FM/Dallas, KLIV/San Jose and KLIF/Dallas-Fort Worth. He is a five-time winner of the “Katy” Award presented by the Dallas Press Club. The move to SRN News reunites DeRoxtra with Salem Radio Network V.P./News & Talk Programming Tom Tradup, who was DeRoxtra’s boss when both worked at KRLD/Dallas in the 1980’s. “Ron is a stellar on-air talent and a solid, award-winning journalist,” Tradup says. “We are pumped to have him as part of our Dallas Bureau and having Ron cover Southwestern stories for SRN News in Washington, as well.”  (1/16)

During its annual Vision Week, Positive Alternative Radio announces a new wing of its ministry called: PAR Impact. Eddie Baker, president of PAR, said, “This new wing of PAR allows us to have a concentrated effort on partnering with other national and local non-profits. This is critical to our long term success for it allows us to grow our local ecosystem.” As a result, PAR announces a partnership with global ministry, World Help.

“We couldn’t be happier with this partnership. World Help has the ‘entire package’ as an impact ministry. They’ve planted more than 68,000 churches around the world, provided impoverished villages with clean water through their water-well projects, helped children out of poverty through their Child Sponsorship Program, and they’ve been able to print and distribute over 9.7 million Bibles—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” said Eddie Baker, president of Positive Alternative Radio.

Brian Sanders, Executive VP of PAR, commented, “We’re working hard to adopt a Gospel-centered business and ministry model. This is a huge piece of that effort. World Help has an amazing legacy and a very bright future. PAR looks forward to engaging our listeners and raving fans by inspiring them to change the world through World Help. We’re also amazed that the Lord led us to a global ministry that is based right here in our own backyard. Our corporate offices are within 90 minutes of each other!”  (1/16)

At CMB Leigh Anderson is named Communications & Member Services Manager. She replaces Lori Cline who resigned yesterday. Previously she was Director of Marketing for WRCM/Charlotte. Also CMB has hired Jessica Arrendell in the newly created position of Multimedia Manager. Jessica was the Digital Media Specialist at KSBJ/Houston.  (1/15)

Katie Green is leaving Provident. Her last day will be Friday, Jan 16. Katie says she will be launching her own promotions company, Green House Promotions, on Monday, Jan 16. You can reach Katie at starting Monday.  (1/14)

Lori Cline (left) has left her position at CMB effective today. Lori told HisAir.Net, "My love and connection with CMB began back in 2002 as an organization and it has truly been an honor and with great joy that I’ve been able to serve and love the staff, board and members over the past few years as Member Services/Communications Mgr.  I count this time as a cherished season in my personal and professional career and after much prayer and seeking over the past couple months am saying ‘YES’ to stepping out into a new season of life with my family and future career and calling. Reach out to Lori here   (1/14)


JUST IN: Kurt Wallace will exit WONU/Chicago (Shine.FM) effective today. The station has added Scott, Sam, & Rob to mornings. (1/14)

BITS:  Dave Masters has exited the PD slot at KSLT/Rapid City... Salems WMCA/New York has begun on air stunting saying Monday WMCA will be no more"... Salem Radio Network host Dennis Prager, will join author Eric Metaxas, Archdiocese of New York’s Father Jonathan Morris and author Anne Graham Lotz on a panel discussion in 650 theatres across the United States this coming Monday, January, 19th following the theatrical premiere of the documentary PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: The Exodus, FOX News Channel’s Gretchen Carlson will moderate the debate... If you are attending NRB 2015 in Nashville next month please visit HisAir.Net at our booth 221... (!/14)

Changes announced today at WAY FM/Nashville. At the Wally Show co host Katie Rose will exit Feb 6th. Bekah Eaker, who handles content distribution for Wally Show affiliates, will be promoted to Co-Host/AM Show Producer. Betty Rock, who is presently handling the local Nashville Operations Coordinator role, is promoted to the Network, taking Bekah Eaker¹s role. This leaves the position of Operations Coordinator open. Betty will also be more present, as a personality on the WALLY SHOW, which she has been a part of in the past.

WAY FM Network PD Rob Wagman, who is on a trip for Compassion in Honduras, tells HisAir.Net, "When I return from Honduras, I will make an official job opening for two on-air positions; a night position and an overnight position.  Because of our flexibility, these positions will be looked at both for live options and voice tracking.  The candidate may also, fill a role in programming as an assistant Music Director.  Look for an official job listing for that position, but until then, please have qualified and interested candidates send me their demos and resumes at". Also the Brant Hansen show is moving from nights to midday. If interested in the WAY FM  Operations Coordinator opening click here to jump to the HisAir.Net jobs page for the listing. (1/13)

Positive Alternative Radio has struck a 5-year partnership with Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) as the Night of Joy sponsor during CMB’s annual Momentum convention. “We believe in local Christian radio,” Brian Sanders, Executive Vice President of PAR said. “CMB and Momentum are dedicated to helping Christian radio get stronger, and so are we. That’s why this long term partnership makes so much sense.” “In a day and time when Christian radio stations are struggling with leadership, vision, and adapting to ever changing platforms, PAR is motivated to share how God has blessed our stations in not just surviving, but thriving,” Sanders added. “Providing this sponsorship is our way of saying how much we appreciate and value Christian radio. We also want to extend an offer to help any way we can,” he said.

Eddie Baker, PAR’s President, stated, “This is a huge day for PAR and we’re honored to partner with CMB. We’re making the investment to be a sponsor, have 6 leaders as gold members, 8 others as silver and we’ll have 10-12 PAR team members attending Momentum in September. We look forward to sharing our story and blessing the attendees to Momentum.”

Regarding the 5-year partnership, executive director of CMB, Michelle Younkman said, “"It is an honor to partner with our friends at PAR in offering the Momentum 2015 attendees tickets to the highly anticipated Night of Joy event. We are blown away by PAR's commitment to CMB and Momentum. We appreciate their desire to serve Christian music broadcasters in such a significant way."  (1/13)

Moody Radio has flipped the switch on three of its AM stations, from English to Spanish, the stations include WDLM/East Moline, Ill. WFCM/Smyrna, TN; and KMBI/Spokane. Radio Moody’s Spanish network now includes six owned and operated stations and two affiliates. “Moody Radio is committed to reaching across the globe, cultures and generations to equip people with the truth of God’s Word and we are thrilled that our Spanish-speaking listeners in these markets will now have quality biblical programming in their own language,” said Collin Lambert, vice president of Moody Radio. The FM counterparts of these stations will continue in English.  (1/13)

BITS: EMF is purchasing WMSJ/Freeport, ME (Positive 89.3) from Bethesda Christian Broadcasting for 925k...  The Andraé Crouch Facebook page has posted information regarding the funeral, which will include a viewing and tribute concert on January 20, with a “Celebration Service” on January 21, both at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ... Condolences today to KLJY/St Louis (JOY FM) MD Kelly Corday who lost her husband today to cancer... (1/12)

Salem Radio Network VP/News and Programming, Tom Tradup, (at left) recently raised concerns over what he characterized as a “double standard” by the AP when it chose to not distribute any Charlie Hebdo cartoons following the terrorist attacks in Paris, citing prior editorial policy. But while refusing to distribute any cartoons which might be considered “deliberately provocative”, the AP was SELLING online images of Andres Serrano’s highly offensive Piss Christ ‘artwork’ depicting a crucifix submerged in a vial of his own urine. When the Washington Examiner newspaper discovered this, AP quickly pulled the images from their online store. Tradup sent a letter to AP management asking why an apparent double standard applies when it comes to images that offend one religion but not to those that offend others. AP issued a reply via its blog saying, “AP Images has an archive of 22 million photos, including AP pictures that predate our current editorial standards and pictures from many other photo partners. Sometimes photos that don’t meet our current editorial standards are found among those millions of pictures. Thus, on Wednesday (1/7) we removed some Charlie Hebdo cartoons that had come from a non-AP source. We also became aware that a 25-year-old image of the controversial Piss Christ photo was among the photos there, and removed it. Of course, every removal is a judgment call, and we took some flak over the decision on Piss Christ.”

Tradup is  member of the Associated Press’ Stylebook Review Committee. (1/12)

UPDATE: As reported here on HisAir.Net yesterday WSOS/Jacksonville has been purchased by Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting and flipped to a Christian AC format from Classic Rock. WTRJ/Jacksonville (91.7 The Promise) is owned by Delmarva Educational, who's board of directors own Chesapeake Portsmouth Broadcasting, is planning to will move from a non-com to a commercial format. As for now PD Calvin Grabeau, who has joined Theresa Ross in mornings, says The Promise is currently simulcasting on 91.7, 919, 100.7 and 94.1. The Promise will most likely migrate to 100.7 while 91.7 is likely to adopt a teaching/Talk format. (1/9)

KSGN/Riverside PD Bryan O'Neal (left) checks in with HisAir.Net, "My thyroid, tumor/mass removal went very well. Voice was not affected by surgery, the Dr. didn't have to cut anything near the vocal chords or their nerves. However, this is phase One... after I do our Compassion fundraiser, I will need an injection on my vocal chords (that initially screws up your voice for about a week), then it gets better, Also, allergist will weigh in on what I need to do also." Continued prayers for Bryan are appreciated.  (1/9)

BITS: WSOS/Jacksonville (94.1) has flipped from mainstream classic rock to CCM... Family Life's Dennis Rainey is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, February 25, at the Media Excellence Dinner of the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville... As mourners gathered in New York City to pay final respects to former Gov. Mario Cuomo who died last week, Salem Radio Network host Bill Bennett was interviewed live on CNN from the MORNING IN AMERICA studios in Arlington, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Bill to recall his many face-to-face debates with Cuomo and other memories, click here to watch interview.  (1/8)

KLFF/San Luis Obispo (KLIFE-FM) has rebranded the station to LIFE 89.3.  KLFF GM Larry Walters told Paso Robles Daily News “After 20 years of being an the air, we realized that reevaluating who we are and who we are trying to reach was a necessity. “Our goal is to be locally unique from other Christian stations. While our music will remain contemporary, we will also be bringing back some of our listeners favorite music from the past.” (1/7)

WMIT/Asheville (106.9 The Light) Director of Programming and Promotions Carol Davis checks in with HisAir.Net with an update on Ken Mayfield. Last month Ken fell 4 stories onto a concrete floor while doing work in the attic of his church Suffering broken ribs and a bruised lung. The update was actually written by Ken's son Kellan.

“We are so overwhelmed at God's goodness. Yesterday was full of milestones for Dad, as the Lord continues to work miracles in the process of his healing. We were initially given a scare in the morning after the doctors said that the fluid in Dad's chest had returned and that he would need an ultrasound to see just how much was there. If it was a substantial amount, he would more than likely have to undergo surgery. We started to pray that God would reverse this and that an operation would not be necessary. We asked the Lord for good news... and He began to provide in ways that we could not imagine. The results of the ultrasound showed that the fluid was nearly gone. Dad would not need surgery! Not only that, but after a walk all the way down the hall (which he was able to do without any assistance) his heart monitors showed that he was now getting enough oxygen on his own without the need for a breathing aid, and was able to have his nasal cannula removed.

But the good news didn't stop there... his condition has improved so dramatically that the doctors said he didn't need the IV to deliver his body fluids any longer. In 2 days, Dad lost 3 tubes, and is now free of every single medical apparatus that his body has had to rely on these past couple of weeks.  This morning he took his first walk down the hall without a single tube or wire, and to watch it happen was nothing short of incredible, because we know how far he has come and how many miracles the Lord has worked in his body. And we have felt your prayers. We’ve been made aware that his story has been told to hundreds of churches across the nation (and even in Africa), whose people have been lifting him up in agreement with us in prayer. We could not feel more blessed by our friends and family right now. To see Dad's strength return, to see him smile, to watch him break down in tears because he is so overwhelmed at the love of God and His people, is truly an experience that is humbling and unforgettable. Today, Dad is stronger than ever, and another prayer request was answered when we were told he would be able to go home this week where he can continue to rest and heal. God hasn't stopped answering our prayers yet, and we don't anticipate that He will anytime soon. To Him be all the glory.”  (1/6)

Salem has converted 7 more of its News Talk stations to "The Answer" bringing the number to 20 Answer branded stations owned by Salem around the country. The following stations made the brand change: KCBQ/San Diego, now AM 1170 The Answer, KLFE/Seattle, now AM 1590 The Answer,  KZNT/Colorado Springs, now AM 1460 The Answer, WGKA/Atlanta, now AM 920 The Answer, WGUL/Tampa, now AM 860 The Answer, WGTK/Louisville, now 970 AM The Answer, WLSS/Sarasota, now AM 930 The Answer.

Salem began using the Answer branding for AM 970 WNYM, its News Talker in New York City in April of 2012. The name caught on, and soon Salem stations in LA, Dallas, and Chicago had joined the crowd. "We discovered that our listeners are information seekers, always craving the answer to every possible question, from why am I stuck in Traffic to who won the November election," said Salem Senior VP of Spoken Word Formats Phil Boyce. "This branding allows our stations to cut through in markets where they are competing with more established stations that only need their call letters as a brand. We needed something more, and this works," said Boyce.  (1/16)

BITS: The Reclaiming America for Christ Radio network has launched and is airing programs nightly on Salem's WROL/Boston... CCM Classic Radio announces a new partnership with Salem Music Network, doubling their natonal reach to over 200 stations, the program  will air on SMN's 90 stations, right after CCM Radio Magazine...  KEWR/Cedar Rapids (Enduring Word Radio) has gone on the air as a LPFM at 97.5 FM & 105.1 FM... WDVW/Jackson, TN (The Dove) has flipped to mainstream classic hits...  (1/5)

WJQK/Grand Rapids (JQ 99.3) announced their new on-air line up today (1/5). The new morning team is Ceci LeBarge & Adam McNutt (at left) followed by Sabrina Fairchild who moves from mornings to the workday. Afternoons has a new team as PD Ace McKay moves from mornings and joins up with sidekick Jeff Veley for the drive home. As for nights "The Wally Show" remains in place. Program director Ace McKay says, "its a new year and we are excited about the changes about what God's gonna do as we move into the next chapter." (1/5)


BITS: After just one year on the job, Dr. Frank Wright has left the President/COO position at Salem no replacement has been named... WAY FM/Huntsville Operations Director Claire De Cleene, will be leaving at the end of the month, to relocate to Jacksonville where  her husband has accepted a youth pastor position... After 10 years at the station, KSDW /Temecula/San Diego Operations Manager/Afternoon Host Steve Bessette has left the building, he can be reached at (1/5)