KZTH/Oklahoma City (The House FM) & KLVV/Ponca City (My Praise FM) 13th annual Kid DJ Day at their studios had a record of 1200 Kid DJs and over 700 adults registered. The House FM and My Praise FM offered free Cherry Berry Frozen Yogurt, bounce houses, face painting, an exotic petting zoo, Freddy's Frozen Custard, comedy illusionist acts, skydivers from Skydive Oklahoma dropping in, a special gospel presentation by storm chaser, Val Castor and more. All children were given the opportunity to take their turn on the radio and received a recording of their radio debut. (6/30)

 

 


WONU/Chicago/Indianapolis (Shine.FM) welcomes Johnette Cruz to Mid-days. Prior to becoming the Mid-Day Host on Shine.FM and Communications Director at Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Johnette was the Traffic Anchor for local ABC affiliate RTV6 on Good Morning Indiana. She also served as Promotions Director for WTTS/Indianapolis and worked at Clear Channel Radio as a Promotions Assistant and On-Air Personality for the Indianapolis market. Johnette replaces Bekah Eaker who is now in full-time ministry in Nashville, TN. (6/30)

 


BITS:  Former KNWS/Waterloo (Life 101.9) morning personality Brent Manion has been named Station Manager of WMBW/Chattanooga (moody Radio)...  Longtime WORD/Pittsburgh & WPIT/Pittsburgh General Manager Chuck Gratner announces his retirement July 1st...  Due to intense interest among Salem NewsTalk and Christian Talk audience members in the Hobby Lobby case, SRN will provide Special Reports live from the US Supreme Court Monday 6/30...Grammy-winning  artist Jason Crabb is signing with Reunion Records, part of Provident Label Group, a division of Sony Music...  (6/27)


KSBJ/Houston is purchasing KROY/Palacios, Texas, located about 100 miles southwest of Houston, for 350k. KROY is a Class C2 at 99.7. KSBJ Educational Foundation already owns full-power signals licensed to Brenham (KUBJ), Navasota (KWUP), El Campo (KXBJ), Lake Jackson (KYBJ) and Bay City (KZBJ).


Curb Records and HisAir.Net are awarding a CMB Scholarship to Momentum taking place in September in Orlando... To enter write a short essay on why you should be awarded the scholarship, or tell us about someone else who should win. Send the entry to ted@hisair.net

... The winner receives Momentum registration and hotel accommodations. Transportation is not provided. All US Christian radio station employees are eligible. Decision of the judges is final. Momentum takes place Sept 3-6, 2014 at Disney Yacht and Beach Club in Walt Disney World Orlando. Deadline to enter is July 31, 2014.  (6/25)


BITS: Brandon Woods joins WMUZ/Detroit as fulltime board op... Salem announces recipients of the 2013 "CEO Circle" award are Natalia Formen of Columbus, Erik Johnson from Denver and Jeff Arnette from Wash, DC, representing the best from Salem's radio efforts in medium, large and major markets, respectively... Capitol Christian Music Group announces the signing of artist and songwriter Dan Bremnes... May Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here, sponsored by Curb Records...  (6/25)


KGCB/Prescott has named Fred Young (left) as it's new Program Director. Fred replaces Dan Young who exited last month for Director of Creative Services at SOS radio/Las Vegas. Most recently Young was with KCVO/Camdenton (Spirit FM) serving as the Afternoon Show Host/Assistant in Programming/Music. “With proficiencies in radio production, programming and promotions, Fred Young will be a vital addition to our team,” said KGCB Station manager Sally Barton. “Every step of the way God has provided as we are steadfast in glorifying Him through Christ-centered programming; we look forward to utilizing Young’s extensive expertise.” In addition to his duties as

“I am thrilled to see what God has in store for us, as we step into this new season with Arizona Shine,” said Young. “I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to join such a talented and dedicated staff, all motivated and pulling in the same direction to bring the Arizona Shine community into a deeper knowledge and relationship with Christ!”  (6/24)


Family Life Radio announces the hiring of Julia Taylor for midday duties. “I am insanely excited about getting back into radio full time, especially with the wonderful people at Family Life Radio," exclaims Julie, who currently voice tracks for KBMQ/Monroe (88.7 The Cross). In the past she was the morning show co-host at KNWS/Cedar rapids (Life 101.9). Family Life Radio’s Director of Programming Adam Nash Biddell concurs, “It is always satisfying when the right person comes along for an organization at the right time. For Family Life Radio, that person is Julia Taylor and I can’t wait to see what God is going to do with this addition and the great on air team we already have on board.” (6/24)


HisAir.Net hears former K-LOVE and KSBJ/Houston PD Chuck Pryor is exiting EMF to become Executive Director of Joel Osteen Radio launching on Sirius/XM soon. Chucks last day at at EMF July 11, 2014. Chuck says "On July 12th I begin a new venture as the Executive Director of Joel Osteen Radio. A full time radio channel coming exclusively to SiriusXM this September. It’s really a once in a lifetime opportunity and about the only job I can think of that would take me out of my beloved California… I’ll mourn the weather and flat roads later. I’m truly amazed at God’s timing and how He works everything out in His time and in His way… He is faithful."  (6/23)


BITS: At KFSH/Los Angeles (95.9 The Fish) morning co-host Lara Scott is moving to middays... John Balyo exits mornings at WCSG/Grand Rapids... There's quite a few choice openings in Christian radio, check out all the listings on the HisAir.Net jobs page... (6/20)


BITS: WFHM/Cleveland (95.5 The Fish) adds Night Light with Andrea to the line-up... WCVO/Columbus (104.9 the River) kicks off its "Vacation Bible School Tour", as the station visits Central Ohio churches and thousands of kids who attend Vacation Bible School...  Gotee Records celebrates its 20 year anniversary with the release of special compilation album that is available this week at all digital outlets, for the complete 20-song track-listing check out www.gotee.com/20... (6/18)


CMB announced finalists for the 2014 CMB Special Awards. Winners, which will be voted on by 2014 CMB Gold Members, will be announced at Momentum 2014.

2014 Rob Gregory Community Service Award presented to a Christian Broadcaster, Radio Station or associated professional who, during the past year, has shown outstanding effort in community service. The nominees are...

WEMI/Appleton/Oshkosh/Green Bay
KCBI/Dallas/Fort Worth
KGCB/Flagstaff/Prescott
KTIS/Minneapolis/St. Paul
WBGL/Champaign

2014 Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award presented to a Christian Broadcaster or associated professional for outstanding and long-term contributions to the growth of Christian Music Radio. The nominees are...

Chuck Finney (Finney Media)
Chris Hauser (Hauser Promotions)
Andrea Kleid (Word Entertainment)
Frank Reed (KLTY/Dallas)
Dr. Paul Virts (Northwestern Media)
(6/18)


Deadly attacks by militants near the Kenyan town of Mpeketoni destroyed an office of Trans World Radio's national partner, Sifa FM, no staff members were harmed. Sifa FM is located on Lamu Island, about 30 kilometers away from the incident, but it has a small office in Mpeketoni. This office was destroyed in the assault. “Our station is on the island, but we have a small office in Mpeketoni donated by one of our listeners,” said Bernice Gatere, director of TWR Kenya. “It is this office which was burnt down along with the entire building. The staff in Lamu are all safe but very shaken. The station manager visited the Mpeketoni area to assess the damage to the small office there.”

Al-Shabab militants from northeastern neighbor Somalia claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed more than 60 people, while reports say that Kenya’s president believes “local political networks” are the culprits. Last year, al-Shabab attacked a mall in the capital, Nairobi, killing 67. TWR Kenya’s main office, which was not affected by either attack, is in Nairobi. With the nation undergoing a surge in violence, TWR Kenya has produced a number of broadcasts that have called for peace and reconciliation and that have included messages about healing and coping amid traumatic circumstances. More of these will be developed as resources are available, Gatere said. (6/18)


HisAir.Net has learned that KNWS/Waterloo (Life 101.9) PD Rick Hall has been hired as the new Content/Programming manager at WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1)  Star 99.1 GM Scott Taylor says, “With a career that includes mainstream and Christian radio for companies like Salem, CBS, SOS and Northwestern Media, I’m excited to see what God has in store for NY metro area radio listeners.”

"I am thrilled to call New York’s Star 99.1 home,” says Rick. “Star 99.1 has long been known as the destination where Christian radio best grows and thrives. That's why I consider it an honor to be a part of such a talented and illustrious team."  Hall replaces
Therese Romano who joined WAYR/Brunswick and WAYR-AM/Jacksonville as Assistant Station Manager. (6/17)


BITS: Dustin Mills will be exiting WHMX/Bangor (Solution FM) this summer and relocating to the midwest, so OM Tim Collins has begun his search for a replacement, check the listing on the HisAir.Net jobs page... Lauren Libby’s :60 sec program Get Hope and TWR’s new 2-min daily program called Footsteps is now joining the Amb-OS team, stations with Amb-OS are able to download either PSA into their systems for free... Around 100 Christian media and ministry leaders from across the nation gathered in the Washington, DC last week for the spring 2014 Advisory Council Meetings, to plan for the NRB 2015 which will be held February 23-26, 2015, in Nashville, TN... Air1 affiliate KKXX/Chico, CA went off the air last week due to a contract dispute with its property management company, a resolution to the problem is expected... May Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here, sponsored by Curb Records. (6/15)


Curb Records and HisAir.Net are awarding a CMB Scholarship to Momentum taking place in September in Orlando... To enter write a short essay on why you should be awarded the scholarship, or tell us about someone else who should win. Send the entry to ted@hisair.net

... The winner receives Momentum registration and hotel accommodations. Transportation is not provided. All US Christian radio station employees are eligible. Decision of the judges is final. Momentum takes place Sept 3-6, 2014 at Disney Yacht and Beach Club in Walt Disney World Orlando. Deadline to enter is July 31, 2014.  (6/13)


MAY PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more... KFMK 5.3 t#3... WAYF 3.1 t#8... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (6/12)


BITS: Curb Records and HisAir.Net are giving away a CMB Scholarship to Momentum taking place in September in Orlando, we'll have more details soon... In Monroe, LA Media Ministries is purchasing the dark KBYO/Monroe (92.7 FM) from Union Broadcasting for 250k, Media Ministries also owns KBMQ/Monroe (88.7 The Cross)... WCVO/Columbus (104.9 the River) has teamed up with the Columbus Running Company and created its very River Runners who’ll participate in several area 5K’s and enjoy discounts on race registrations and shoes, hang out at race VIP areas, and have the opportunity to train with morning show host Mary O’Brien... Integrity Music has re-signed worship leader Lincoln Brewster... Get the latest Christian radio PPM numbers at HisAir.Net every month here, (the LA numbers have been delayed by Nielson)... (6/12)


MAY PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... WPOZ 7/9 #1... WCVO 4.1 #8... KSOS 5.9 #3...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (6/11)


MAY PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  AQH 6+ WGTS 3.1 #13... KTIS 5.3 #6... KCMS 4.9 #5... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (6/10)


MAY PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  AQH 6+ KLTY 4.2 t#4... KSBJ 4.59 t#8... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (6/9)


May PPM numbers due out later today... and will be posted on HisAir.Net, sponsored by Curb Records. (6/9)
 

BITS: Pentecostal Life FM is a new Christian radio station on the air in the Malawi capital city Lilongwe, manager, Kelvin Shema, says the station was established in order to bridge existing gaps in the broadcasting industry... Airing weekdays is a new two minute radio program called Bringing Every Thought Captive featuring Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) in Charlotte, NC... Provident artist Brandon Heath was married in Nashville May 25th...  (6/6)


Former KLJY/St Louis (Joy FM) PD Greg Cassidy has joined WPLL/Ocala/Gainesville (The Pulse) for PD and morning show duties. The recruitment of Cassidy shows a significant investment in the projected growth of the area local radio market, said Camellia Pflum, MARC Radio’s General Manager. “To attract a talent and management mind of this caliber speaks well to the potential of the growing audience. We expect listeners to throng to 106.9 FM, and with Greg’s quick wit and on-air presence, we expect them to stay.” WPLL is both locally owned and locally programmed. (6/4)

 


HisAir.Net and Hit Music research provide free sample music research, click here for the new report... Victory Radio Network/Lynchburg afternoon personality Mark Lamb recently interviewed Phil Keaggy for his Saturday overnight show "Sound Living" to help promote an event coming up this Saturday June 7th in Orlando, listen to the interview here... WCVO/Columbus (104.9 the River) kicks off its 104 Days of Summer Tour visiting the communities each week throughout the summer with prizes etc...  (6/4)


2014 CMB award categories including "Station Of The Year" will close this Friday June 6. The CMB Awards also include 2014 CMB Special Awards for Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award, Rob Gregory Community Service Award and the Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award. To enter 2014 CMB Station Of The Year competition submit the entry online HERE. Eligibility requirements and what is needed for each entry can be found HERE.  (6/2)


Trunews (www.trunews.com) has released a new mobile app for its programming, making program and news content available in Google Play, Amazon, and iTunes stores. In the first 48 hours, it had received an amazing 3000 downloads. The new service was also featured as a ‘trending’ app in Google Play on Thursday.  “Smartphones are now our #1 radio affiliate,”  Said Rick Wiles, host of Trunews,  “In today’s world, there is no need for a ministry to spend tens of thousands of dollars each month purchasing airtime on hundreds of radio stations.  The best radio receiver is the phone in your hand!  Our new app will make it easy for tens of thousands of people to become new Trunews listeners.”  To check out the app visit their website. (6/2)


BITS: Curb Records and HisAir.Net are giving away a CMB Scholarship to Momentum taking place in September in Orlando, we'll have more details soon... HisAir.Net is sorry to report the passing of radio voiceover pioneer and entrepreneur Bill Young over the weekend, he never worked in Christian radio but had an influence on so many careers...  KDIS/Little Rock (FaithTalk 99.5 FM) has moved to new studios and celebrates with an open house next week, KDIS is the newest Christian Teaching and Talk station in Salem's station line-up of 41 stations in its foundational format.  (6/2)


WFIL/Philadelphia is celebrating 20 years in Christian Radio this year. Also WFIL PD Mark Daniels has been with the station 20 years as of 4/7/14, and is marking 34 total years in broadcasting. Pictured at left Morning host Kevin Manna (left) and I onstage at our 20th Anniversary listener event, which featured Dr. Michael Youssef of Leading the Way and worship leader Charles Billingsley.  (5/30)


BITS: Curb Records and HisAir.Net are giving away a CMB Scholarship to Momentum taking place in September in Orlando, we'll have more details soon... Congratulations to KSBJ/Houston GM Tim McDermott is celebrating 23 years at the station...  2014 CMB AWARDS categories are open for entries and nominations, to enter the 2014 CMB Station Of The Year competition submit your entries online HERE, with full entries completed by June 6, 2014.  (5/29)


The 2nd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards has announced the final batch of award winning performers and presenters to participate in the K-LOVE Fan Awards Show taking place this Sunday, June 1 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Performers include Jeremy Camp, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Kutless, Colton Dixon, for KING & COUNTRY, Rend Collective and Plumb. In addition, Michael W. Smith, Britt Nicole, Scott Stapp, Sidewalk Prophets, The Afters, Newsong, Anthem Lights, Best-Selling author Max Lucado, K-LOVE NASCAR Driver Michael McDowell, Carolina Panthers Linebacker Thomas Davis, Charlotte Bobcats Center Cody Zeller and Louie Giglio will join the list of presenters for the K-LOVE Fan Awards Show. (5/28)


A Christian broadcaster in Serbia is calling for believers around the world to concentrate prayer on the region, where flooding has devastated villages, driven people out of homes and claimed lives.

The destruction in the area formerly known as Yugoslavia has been described as terrifyingly similar to the effects of the Bosnian War, which consumed much of the region in the 1990s. Drasko Djenovic, director of TWR national partner IKONOS in Belgrade, Serbia, reported Monday (May 19, 2014) that whole cities have been left without drinking water and electricity and that concerns have been raised about the possibility of landmines left over from the war being unearthed and swept along by the waters.

Hastening to respond, IKONOS will begin on today (May 21) replacing its regular 9:45 p.m. broadcasts with special programming aimed at those who are struggling amid the disaster and need to hear encouragement and the message that all true security lies in Christ, Djenovic said. “These programs are crisis-oriented but with a spiritual emphasis included,” he said. Djenovic added that the special Serbian-language programming likely will continue next week and that longer-range plans will be adjusted as the situation develops.  HisAir.Net received word this morning that Galcom is planning to build 500 radios to give to flood survivors in the affected areas. (5/21)


BITS: WSRM/Rome, GA (Life 93.5) drops CCM for mainstream country... KFSH/Los Angeles (95.9 the Fish) PD Chuck Tyler is looking to expand the stations live/local footprint, if you can tell stories with the best of them....he wants to hear you doing so send your best to chuck.tyler@salemla.com... EMF is purchasing WTCF/Wardensville, West Virginia (The Cross FM)... Looking for a job in Christian radio? check the HisAir.Net jobs page for the latest listings... (5/21)


BITSWAY FM/Ft Myers Operations Director Cobi Knight is moving on to take a new role with an International Not for Profit Organization, the station is looking for a replacement if interested check the HisAir.Net jobs page... K-LOVE and Amazon Music announce the Amazon Christian Store is now called Amazon's K-LOVE Christian Music Store and now offers K-LOVE content, top songs and album lists, items from featured artists, as well as links to the K-LOVE Facebook and Twitter social media feeds, blog feeds and more... April PPM Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here, sponsored by Curb Records. (5/20)


BITSWCVO/Columbus (104.9 The River) afternoon personality Craig McDonald has left to join WPHN/Gaylord, MI (The Promise FM) as program director... Jeff Foster exits WBFJ/Winston Salem to join the ESPN-Radio affiliate in Charlotte... At  WMBI/Chicago (Moody Radio) June Felix will join Karl Clauson as co-host of its new morning show, she has been co-hosting Circle of Friends on Moody Radio in Michigan since 2011...  (5/16)


APRIL PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more... KFMK 5.3 T#4... WAYF 2.8 #9... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (5/15)


WMBI/Chicago (Moody Radio) welcomes new morning host Karl Clauson. He replaces Mark Elfstrand who departed last November and has joined WYLL/Chicago. Sine Elfstrand left WMBI the station has has been relying on interim personalities, including Cisco Cotto, Steve Hiller, Brian Dahlen, Jon Gauger and Roy Patterson. Elfstrand reportedly had been in talks with WYLL since the start of the year.

Clauson, whose last day on WYLL after more than three years will be this Friday, is expected to join WMBI in July with co-host June Felix, who produces and hosts “Circle of Friends Radio” for Moody Radio WGNB/Zeeland, MI... (5/15)


APRIL PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... WPOZ 8.1 #1... WCVO 4.8 #5...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (5/14)


BITS: KADI/Springfield (99HitFM) became a refuge during a shooting that took place next to their studios yesterday, watch the local TV report here... Former WMBI/Chicago (Moody Radio) personality Mark Elfstrand will join WYLL/Chicago as the host of "Let's Talk with Mark Elfstrand," heard weekday afternoons from 4-6pm.... WHIF/Palatka (91.3 Hope FM) gave away a "Moms' Night Out" prize package to a very deserving winner who is the mother of 6 children, pictured at left Mid-Day DJ, Shayna, presents Lory Denney with her Moms' Night Out prize package, sharing in the celebration are two of her six children... April PPM day 3 numbers will be posted later today on HisAir.Net... (5/14)



 

APRIL PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  AQH 6+ WGTS 3.3 #15... KCMS 4.5 #5... KTIS 5.4 #8... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (5/13)


WPER/Fredericksburg/Richmond (Positive Hits) GM Frankie Morea checks in with results from their Spring Sharathon last week: "After meeting a goal that was already 12% higher than last spring, Positive Hits WPER met and exceeded that goal and continued raising more.  The additional funds are for our brand new location in Fredericksburg, VA where PER listeners provided a additional $55,000 to furnish the new space. Grateful to God and to our friends at ShareMedia. After working for years in an inadequate location, we'll be able to move to our new studio this year."  (5/13)


SOS Radio/Las Vegas has hired KGCB/Prescott (Arizona Shine) PD Dan Young as Director of Creative Services starting in late June. Dan says: "SOS Radio Network is an innovative team of talented broadcasters with a heart for reaching people for Jesus, and I'm thrilled to join them! God is using Brad, Chris and Scott to build and lead a 'dream team' in Las Vegas, and it's exciting (and humbling) to serve and learn. I'm also excited at the possibility of running into Wayne Newton at the grocery store!" Dan replaces Gary Thompson who left in March to join KXOJ/Tulsa.

Also at SOS Radio Music Director Mike Couchman is moving to St Louis to program Boost 101-9. SOS Radio PD Scott Herrold is looking to fill this primie MD position ASAP, check the HisAir.Net jobs page for the full listing.  (5/12)


APRIL PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  AQH 6+ KLTY 4.6 #3... KSBJ 4.9 #7... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (5/12)

BITS: Get ready for the April Christian radio PPM numbers from Nielson as they start to roll out later today... KALS/Kalispell, MT is being sold to Hi-Line Radio Fellowship... EMF is picking up KURK/Reno... A group of independent filmmakers appealing to talk radio listeners to provide funding for a film about controversial Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell hit their goal of $2.1-million during Salem Radio Network's The MIKE GALLAGHER SHOW.  (5/12)


A leader in the Southern Baptist Convention is in hot water with Christian talk radio broadcasters after he made disparaging comments about the radio format at a recent leadership summit in Nashville. Some are demanding an apology from Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, following comments he made during a lecture at the 2014 ERLC Leadership Summit April 22 in Nashville. Moore said he had tuned into a Christian talk radio program while driving to the summit and regretted his decision. Read the rest of the story here.  (5/12)


BITS: KGCB/Prescott (Arizona Shine) PD Dan Young tells HisAir.Net he's accepted a position at another ministry, with details coming soon... Don Rupp has been with Northwestern Media since 1970 in various roles including public affairs programming, director of operations, KTIS/Minneapolis manager and executive director of the network news operation, and has announced his retirement May 16th...  USA TODAY reports the about-to-be-greenlighted HGTV show on flipping houses for profit (Flip It Forward) has now not been optioned because a “background check” uncovered that host David Benham had revealed “anti-choice” views in a 2012 interview on The JANET MEFFERD Show on the Salem Radio Network... (5/9)


KJIL/Meade had its roof taken off the building during a storm Wednesday. PD Patrick Green said. “Everything shook and then we kind of heard a loud bang. The whole building kind of vibrated, and the building is cement so you don’t think of the wind being able to shake a cement building, but it definitely did,”  The station was was featured in a local TV news story, watch here...  (5/9)


The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association welcomes Bill Maier, morning co-host on KSBJ/Houston and host of a Saturday talk program for the Faith Radio Network, as the host of the “Peace with God” radio program. Syndicated on more than 1,200 radio stations across the U.S. as well as Sirius/XM, “Peace with God” is a weekly 26-minute program featuring a Gospel message from Billy Graham, Franklin Graham or Will Graham. It launched May 4. 

"It's truly an honor to host the new ‘Peace with God’ broadcast. In a day in which so many people are lonely, hurting and searching for answers, there is nothing more important than sharing the hope that can only be found in a relationship with Jesus Christ," said Maier. "I still recall how exciting it was to attend my first Billy Graham Crusade as an 18-year-old college student in San Diego, and I'm humbled that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association would ask me to play a part in this program."  (5/8)


WAY Media VP of Content and Network Services Faron Dice announces that Zach Boehm (left) has been promoted to Director of Digital Content, overseeing all digital and social media properties. “Zach has played a vital role in the growth of The Wally Show and the website, ALLWALLY.COM, as well as the re-design underway for a new WAYFM.COM.  He is a strategic thinker and a research fanatic, and the perfect person to lead WAY’s digital and social media efforts in the coming years.  I’m excited that he has accepted this position.”

According to Boehm, "At WAY-FM, I've seen that our job isn't to just make great radio, but rather to connect people to God and one another. I'm excited to work at a ministry committed to using digital platforms to serve people in deeper and wider ways never before possible." Boehm will continue is role as Executive Producer for The Wally Show.  (5/7)


BITS:  Salem Communications announces increase in first quarter 2014 total revenue of 12.1% to $62.3 million... Paul Scianna joins Bott Radio Network, in the newly-created position of Director of Communications and Marketing... Radio Training Network is buying 3 stations from Spirit Broadcasting including WFBK/Ft. Mill. WKRI/Cokesbury, and WKBR/Summerville... (5/7)


 BITS: WNYM/New York (AM 970 The Answer) adds Aaron Klein's Tel Aviv-based “Investigative Radio” to its weekend line-up... EMF and AFA do an even swap for stations, EMF getting WTLG/Starke, FL and KNDW/Williston, ND and AFA grabbing WVDA/Valdosta... April Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are all online here, April is due to release starting May 12, sponsored by Curb Records... (5/6)


BITS:  Community Connections Coordinator Jarratt Calvert exits KVNE/Tyler to relocate to Dallas, if interested in this opening see the listing on HisAir.Net jobs page...  On the faith based movie scene “Heaven Is for Real” continued to impress in its third frame, overtaking “Captain America” with $2.4 million, Sony’s Christian drama will likely earn $8 million-plus by Sunday, lifting its cume to $65 million... Congratulations to WJQK/Grand Rapids (JQ99) morning man Ace McKay on his marriage today... (5/3)


Right now the hardest things for New Life Radio (NLR) staff, besides limited financial support, is staying above the political fray in the current tensions between Ukraine and Russia, and always "waiting for the other shoe to drop." Whether it is applying for a broadcast license or wondering what state agency will be the next to walk through the door asking for information or performing an inspection, there is always this sense of insecurity that hangs like a cloud over the staff. Yet, these committed brothers and sister in Christ smile, laugh, and know the importance of the work they do. Each of them had to hear the gospel message to come to Christ, and growing up in families where their parents were not believers, they know intellect-ually and personally the necessity of their ministry.

From its inception as Russia’s 1st FM Christian radio station, and later, as an international broad-caster to the former Soviet republics, New Life Radio has been a partnership between Christians in Russia, Ukraine, the USA, and other nations. Since 1996, the radio network has been a faith venture, with Moscow missionaries overseeing the broadcasts, and Americans providing the funding to cover the telecom and studio costs, as well as missionary support for the radio staff. NLR provides the Slavic Church and its many evangelical denominations with a free mass media service to reach their own people in evangelism and discipleship over telecom systems that can reach over 100 million targeted homes. Pictured at left are NLR station manager Dima and Christian Radio For Russia (CRFR) chair Pastor Ken Wagner. (5/3)

 


2014 CMB AWARDS categories are NOW open for entries and nominations.  The CMB Awards include: 2014 CMB Station Of The Year and the 2014 CMB Special Awards for Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award, Rob Gregory Community Service Award and the Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award. To enter the 2014 CMB Station Of The Year competition submit your entries online HERE, full entry must be completed by June 6, 2014.  Eligibility requirements and what is needed for each entry can be found HERE. Only current 2014 CMB Members are eligible to nominate individuals for the 2014 CMB Special Awards beginning today.  Nominations will close June 2nd with finalists announced on June 16th.  CLICK HERE for nomination instructions, link and more info on the individual awards and past recipients.  (5/2)


Just in: WAY FM network PD Jeff Connell is leaving at the end of May. Interested in this HOT opening check the jobs page for the listing. (5/1)


Family Life Radio announces some changes. Joel Davis Hime has been promoted to Assistant Program Director. Director of Programming Adam Biddell says, “Joel is instrumental in the day to day operation of FLR, and it gives me great pleasure to provide him with this additional area of responsibility; it is well deserved.” 

In addition, Family Life Radio announces the hiring of Rob Regal as a Sr. Production Editor. Rob who worked for FLR previously departed in 2005 to work with New Life Media in Illinois and will begin back with FLR on Monday 5/12.  Check the HisAir.Net jobs page if interested in the current midday opening at Family Life Radio.  (5/1)


BITS: KSBJ/Houston has a new afternoon personality, its Rachelle Carrillo former morning co-host at  Family Life/Bath, NY... Salem Chicago Director of Promotions and Marketing Paul Goldsmith will exit the station tomorrow, May 2, and will join   CURE International as Vice President of Marketing...  May 1, WLAB/Ft Wayne (STAR 88.3) President and General Manager Melissa Montana celebrates 25 years with the station, WLAB PD Don Buettner says, "She’s been an incredible influence to so many people in our industry from broadcasters to artists"... EMF is purchasing 2 Class A non coms in Colorado, KTEI/Placerville and KTDU/Durango... (5/1)