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NOVEMBER PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. Sponsored By ShareMedia Services...(11/25)

BITS: Chris Chicago and have announced a new partnership. branded as " Live with Chris Chicago", this new show will officially be introduced next month to's 300,000 monthly unique visitors and 75,000 SoundCloud followers, enabling the program to reach more than half a million listeners around the world.... Bott Radio announces the selling of 11 translators this week... Michelle Johnson has joined WWIB/Chippewa Falls, WI as Traffic Manager... (11/25)

NOVEMBER PPM RATINGS DAY 2 Minneapolis, St Louis & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. Sponsored By ShareMedia Services...(11/24)

KSBJ/Houston is bringing back some former air personalities this week for Thanksgiving. KSBJ PD Ty McFarland says, "The holidays are about family coming together, reuniting, and spending time together. We’re calling it “KSBJ’s Big Family Celebration".

"Susan O’Donnell co-hosted with Coppelia, Liz Jordan did our Midday Show, Jon Hull and Amanda Carroll did PM Drive with Rachelle Renee today, and JP Spees has Dave Cruse on his night show. We pre-promoted it and gave out hints. It’s been fun to see reaction from long-time listeners, and the type of content they’ve been doing has been good for the newer listeners too." Pictured at right BMG artist Danny Gokey with Coppelia and Susan Monday morning.  (11/24)

Sherri Lynn, (at left) the producer of The Brant Hansen Show, has released a comedy DVD about race and the church. Brant says,"I was blown away at how great it is." "Sherri's crazy-talented, but so are her friends. This is Saturday Night Live-level stuff, and it's hilarious and profound at the same time." The DVD is called "The Very Funny Church Comedy Show", and is recorded live in front of a packed house in Pittsburgh. (More at

"The idea actually came to mind after the Trayvon Martin case. It's clear we're divided, but the church shouldn't be. Not at the deepest level. We're family," Sherri says. "Unity is top priority for Jesus, and I love that we can use humor to talk about this stuff, whether on stage or on our radio show or podcast." (11/24)

Lanser Broadcasting has closed on the purchase of WBNK/New Bern, NC. The station is expected to flip to CCM as 92.7 The Beacon. The station will feature local shows in morning and afternoon drive, plus Wally in evenings. Exact launch date is not known at this time. (11/23)

NOVEMBER PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  Sponsored by ShareMedia Services... (11/23)

KKSP/Little Rock (93.3 The Fish) has hired Jeff Akin for mornings. KKSP PD Steve Marston told HisAir.Net, "We are excited to have this final piece in place for 93-3 FM The Fish! Jeff's a great fit for what we are wanting to do...exciting days are ahead"... (11/18)

BITS: Salem has reached agreement on an extension of The Michael Medved syndication deal through the end of 2018, the show airs from 3 to 6pm ET on more than 300 stations nationwide...   Moody Radio presents  "December Live! Featuring Mark Schultz", recorded before a live audience in Torrey-Gray Auditorium on the campus of Moody Bible Institute on Dec 11,12, &14... Family Life/Bath, NY has earned Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for the third consecutive year, signifying Family Life’s commitment to good financial stewardship, sound governance, and transparency...  (11/18)

This Christmas, CURE International is partnering with radio stations to send “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” to children in CURE Hospitals.  It’s an opportunity for stations to invite their listeners to send electronic “get well” wishes and Christmas greetings to children with disabilities in one of CURE’s hospitals. Your greeting can even include a picture of you and your family.  It is a simple, yet powerful way to make a difference in the life of child this Christmas!  CURE will provide stations with a link and web graphic to invite their listeners to send “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” this Christmas!  For information and to participate, contact Eric Allen at  (11/17)

Dick Whitworth, Assistant VP for Media at the University of Northwestern tells HisAir.Net, “We are sad to report that Austin Hill, (at left) host of Austin Hill in the Morning and Austin Hill’s Big World of Small Business on Faith Radio passed away unexpectedly Friday evening, November 13th.” In a statement from the Hill Family, “It is with great shock and sorrow that we announce Austin Hill unexpectedly died on Friday night, November 13th. At this time, doctors suspect the cause of death was cardiac related. As a follower of Jesus, Austin’s faith permeated and influenced all aspects of his life. He was committed to speaking the truth and engaging people in thoughtful conversation. In addition to writing and public speaking, Austin had a national radio presence with dedicated listeners across the country. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, and as his son describes him, an avid father.  We ask for your prayers for the Hill Family as we mourn his loss during this time.

Whitworth said, “Words cannot express the loss that we feel for our friend and co-worker but most importantly our hearts are broken for Austin’s wife and son” (11/16)

Bible League International Vice President of Broadcast Media Scott Thunder has accepted the position of Station Manager at WFCM/Nashville, the Moody Radio affiliate there. He will start at WFCM 12/1/2015. The Bible League is looking to fill Thunders position ASAP. If interested check the listing on the HisAir.Net jobs page... (11/16)

BITS: TWR global fund development strategist Barbara Shantz was named senior associate for resource mobilization and Rudolf Kabutz TWR project coordinator based in South Africa.was named senior associate for media engagement for the Lausanne Movement, which grew from Billy Graham’s passion to unite evangelicals in reaching the world for Christ... Chris MacCourtney, General Manager of Salem's Detroit radio cluster has been promoted to Operational Vice President for Salem's Radio Division effective January 1, 2016... Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA) will host five regional connection events across the country in Dallas, New York City, Nashville, Hollywood, and Minneapolis, each event will feature a keynote speaker as well as a media seminar... Shine.FM has set up a special memorial page for Operations Director Carl Fletcher, who unexpectedly passed away last weekend, click here....  (11/13)

Equipped with Chris Brooks, Moody Radio's newest national program will launch on Jan. 4. This live, 54-minute program from Moody Radio encourages listeners to grow spiritually, think critically, and live compassionately in their community. Equipped with Chris Brooks will aim to reach a multicultural male and female target audience, 18 to 49 years of age, with a fast-paced mix of special guests, caller interaction, and social media engagement. Chris Brooks is the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries of Detroit. He also serves as campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, MI  and author of the books Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics.  (11/11)

Mike Russell (left) joins WAY-FM/Louisville as Operations Director.  Mike was previously with KWND/Springfield (88.3 The Wind). He will fill the vacant slot left by Bryan Johns who joined WAY-FM/Dallas for the launch of the new station. WAY FM Regional Manager Matt Hahn says, " I’m excited Mike will be joining the WAY-FM family and bring his strategic experience to the Louisville market."  Russell starts Monday, November 30th. (11/10)

John Dale has joined KTLF/Colorado Springs ( Light Praise) as Program Director.  Dale previously held positions with the Bott Radio Network as the Director of Marketing and Focus on the Family as Manager of Broadcast Production. (11/10)

BITS: Megan Berry is now Marketing Manager at KSBJ/Houston... Salem Q3 revenue performance at radio is up nearly 2%, total broadcast revenue this time is up 1.9% to $49.2 million... KLOVE's San Diego station (102.1) has changed calls to KLVJ... Houston Chronicle has named KSBJ/Houston as on of the cities "2015 Top Workplaces"...  (11/10)

Eric Allen is returning to the Christian radio airways weekends on Christian FM affiliated stations. The former K-LOVE and AIR1 Radio Networks personality departed AIR1 in January, and currently serves as the Radio Marketing Manager for CURE International. Christian FM’s Jon Hamilton said, “Following the success of The Brant Hansen Show, we are delighted to continue working with CURE International to help distribute the talents of the amazing broadcasters who now work with CURE. Eric Allen is exactly the kind of leading personality we seek for our clients at Christian FM.”

Eric said, "Radio has been a huge part of my life the last twenty-plus years, so I’m excited to join the Christian FM team to do something that I genuinely love to do. Plus, as a bonus, being able to help spread the word about the work God is doing through CURE, makes it that much more exciting! For CURE’s Paul Goldsmith, it’s a continued expansion of the ministry’s radio presence. "We are thrilled to add Eric Allen, yet another experienced and passionate host, to CURE's roster of on-air talent." Eric Allen will launch weekends on more than 100 stations beginning this month. For information contact Paul Tipton   (11/9)

Moody Radio took part in a media convention sponsored by AbR Media in South Africa recently, to help radio station leaders get up to speed on where radio fits into the new media landscape, which is part of the Global Partners Project launched in 2010, by Moody Radio creating international relationships with media ministries and training broadcasters to advance the gospel through radio. AbR Media is a network of Christian media organizations across sub-Saharan Africa. They are committed to “seeing that every man, woman and child in Africa is provided the opportunity to turn on a radio and hear the gospel of Jesus Christ in a way and language they can understand, so they can become responsible members of His Church.” The next Global Partners Training conference will take place Nov. 10–13, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Twenty-one facilitators, including 13 Moody staff, alumni and students, will lead sessions on radio production, on-air work, digital media, video and leadership.(11/9)

HisAir.Net is sorry to report Shine.FM Operations Director Carl Fletcher (left) passed away unexpectedly this afternoon. Please pray for his wife, Camille and for their four daughters: Caitlin, Camryn, Carly, Cara, the Shine.FM family and the Olivet.  Shine.FM Network GM Brian Utter says," I've called Carl my friend for more than 25 years. He was passionate about training future Christian broadcasters. The outpouring of tributes by colleagues in CMB and his students past and present shows what a huge impact Carl had on us all. My thoughts are on Camille and his girls."   (11/7)

BITS: It's ALL Christmas music at WFHM/Cleveland (95.5 The Fish) as the station turned the switch on Wednesday this week... Salem Radio is bringing nearly 500 of its listeners on a historic "Stand with Israel" trip to the Holy Land, listeners will be joined by network hosts Dennis Prager and Mike Gallagher, who will both broadcast their shows on two days in front of hundreds of those listeners... Alex and Stephen Kendrick will speak at the NRB Church Media Summit February 24, 2016, during Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville... (11/6)

OCTOBER Tampa Nielsen PPM released today... WCIE (The JOY FM) scores a 2.6 AQH... Nielsen Audio PPM numbers for ALL Christian radio are online here, sponsored By ShareMedia Services... (11/2)

Jennifer Lambert (at left) has been hired as the new Network Director of Listener Engagement at Olivet Nazarene University’s Contemporary Christian SHINE.FM Radio Network (Chicago, Indianapolis, NW Indiana, and Lansing). She will start November 9th and will be based in Indianapolis. Lambert spent the last seven years as Promotions Manager with KLOVE/AIR1. Network PD Jeff Cruz says, "Jennifer is a very exciting addition to the SHINE.FM family. She not only brings an incredible amount of experience to the job, but an amazing energy too! I cannot wait to see the ways that Jennifer is able to make this job her own and find new, fun ways to connect more deeply with the SHINE.FM listeners across Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.”
Lambert said that the change was "bittersweet and full of emotion”.  She will of course miss all of her KLOVE/AIR1 coworkers, but adds, “My sadness at leaving is tempered by my excitement for what is to come. I am looking forward to creating relationships with my new co-workers and seeing what the Lord has for me. ‘For I know the plans I have for you...’" (11/2)

BITS: Salem VP News Talk Tom Tradup remembers the late Fred Thompson as a fellow talk host from his stint on Westwood One, and his many guest appearances on the Salem Radio Network, Tom last saw Fred on the set of “God’s Not Dead 2,” the sequel to the Christian film hit which will  be released soon, pictured at left is SRN host Mike Gallagher, Fred Thompson, and Tom Tradup at a Dallas appearance in 2013... WBDX/Chattanooga (J103) has moved into an expanded 6,800-square-foot facility, the new space includes a theater, which the station is planning to open to the community for use... EMF station KLDV/Denver (KLOVE) scores a 5.3 AQH in the just released OCT PPM's, that's good for #2 overall... Nielsen Audio PPM numbers for Christian radio are online here, sponsored By ShareMedia Services... (11/2)

Arizona Shine is back on the air. Former KGCB/Prescott GM Sally Barton says KNOT/Prescott (AM1450 & 103.9) has gained the trademark allowing "Arizona Shine" and will fill the local Christian radio void. The new Arizona Shine includes much of the former KGCB staff.  In mornings it's Dave Schreiber, mid-days with Amy Campos and afternoons with Fred Young.  Daniel White serves as General Manager and Sally Barton as Station Manager.  KGCB was purchased by EMF and flipped to KLOVE on Oct 16th ending KGCB's 20 year run as a local Christian radio station.  Barton says Arizona Shine will launch outreach efforts that enlighten and engage listeners, including hands-on involvement with Community Pregnancy Centers, HopeFest Arizona, Yavapai Food Bank, Greater Prescott Area Prayer Breakfast and Habitat for Humanity. (11/2)

WAKW/Cincinnati (Star 93.3) goes all-Christmas on Monday (11/2). Along with the flip to Christmas music, Star will also debut a newly designed station website that will feature a holiday theme. Program Director, Jeff Evans, tells HisAir.Net "This is an exciting time of the year for us. It's an opportunity for us to open up the radio station with music that is familiar to everyone. We love hearing from listeners like Christine who wrote to us last year and commented that she 'found the radio station, then church, then Christ after finding Star 93.3 before Thanksgiving during Christmas music.' We don't believe it's ever too early to celebrate and tell people about the birth of our Savior!" (10/30)

BITS: WAY Media Chief Content Officer, Faron Dice, has announced an extended partnership agreement with Blood:Water, that utilizes the Wally Show on WAY-FM, to provide water and lasting change in Africa, Dice says, “We believe we have created a partnership that is very unique to Christian radio that truly benefits the station, the ministry partner, and most-of-all, the people it is designed to help.  We are thrilled to continue working with Blood:Water," pictured at left L-R  Faron Dice WAY-FM, Jena Lee Nardella, Dan Haseltine, and Jake Smith of Blood:Water, Lloyd Parker WAY-FM... Joy FM/Winston Salem enters its last day of Sharathon today... Calvary Chapel Church has launched its new station WXMB-LP/Myrtle Beach (101.5), with 80% teaching/20% music... (10/30)

OCTOBER PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Jacksonville, Austin & more...Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online hereSponsored By ShareMedia Services... (10/29)

OCTOBER PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. Sponsored By ShareMedia Services...(10/28)

University of Northwestern - St. Paul, KTIS/Minneapolis Senior Vice President for Media, Dr. Paul Virts was honored for his 13-years of service. Dr Virts will retire from on Nov 13th. KTIS APD Dave Clutter says, "It has been an amazing journey with this leader and servant that loves broadcasting, and first & foremost loves the Lord. While his office is housed at 98.5 KTIS, he oversees all of our broadcast properties. We love you Dr. Paul & Viola and you will be sorely missed." Dr.Virts' retirement party was held last night at the Mel Johnson Media Center in St. Paul. Pictured L-R KTIS PD Keith Stevens, Viola Virts (Paul's wife), Dr. Paul Virts, Asst PD Dave Clutter. (10/28)

OCTOBER PPM RATINGS DAY 2 Minneapolis, St Louis & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. Sponsored By ShareMedia Services...(10/27)

Salem Media announced today that Salem Radio Network will syndicate the Steve Deace Show beginning Monday, November 2nd, in the 9pm to midnight ET time slot.  The show will air on many of the Salem owned NewsTalk stations around the country and will be available to other markets. "We couldn't be more excited to be partnering with Salem, which is a leader in conservative multi-media," said Deace.  "It's the perfect fit for our message, which unashamedly proclaims the pillars of American exceptionalism -- faith, family, and freedom. We are finally getting our shot at the 'big leagues' and look forward to reaching a new and bigger audience."

"I have been following Steve's radio career for several years now and felt he would be the perfect addition to the Salem line up at 9pm ET, following Hugh Hewitt," said Salem Radio Network Senior VP Phil Boyce.  "I can't think of a better time to do this, just as we are one year away from one of the biggest political elections in our country's history, and Steve is all over this."  (10/27)

OCTOBER PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  Sponsored by ShareMedia Services... (10/26)

BITS: Anne Graham Lotz, Founder and President of AnGeL Ministries, will speak at the Closing Gala Dinner on Feb 26, 2016, at Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville...  In partnership with Air1, World Concern will provide 40 doses of deworming medicine for every EZ $40 gift given during the Air1 fall pledge drive taking place from October 20-29, 2015...  Nielsen Audio PPM numbers for Christian radio are online here, sponsored By ShareMedia Services... (10/26)

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has debuted a new podcast titled GPS: God. People. Stories. The free offering will feature in-depth stories showing how God is at work in individuals who, in turn, impact others and the world. The podcasts will also feature select audio from Billy Graham and Franklin Graham. A new episode of GPS will be released every week. The first episodes – which are available now – highlight people who have recently figured prominently in the news: Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife Amber; and Naghmeh Abedini, whose husband Saeed is imprisoned in an Iranian jail for his beliefs.

“Radio has been foundational in the development and reach of this organization,” said Jim Kirkland, the BGEA’s Director of Audio Media Services. “Today, content is expected to be available on digital platforms. At the receiving end are an untold number of people who are seeking the hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ.”  Kirkland continued, “GPS is an extension of the BGEA’s mission to use every technological means available to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel.”

The podcast joins a stable of audio offerings from the BGEA, including Hour of Decision Online and Decision Minute, and an archive of over 1,600 sermons, messages, and comments spanning seven decades.  GPS is available for download through both iTunes and Stitcher, and can also be streamed directly from the BGEA’s website at Listeners can also follow for regular updates and programs.  (10/23)

BITS: KAXL/Bakersfield (Lite FM) presented an exclusive premiere of the new movie Woodlawn in Bakersfield, staff and listeners lined up outside the theatre to see the movie (pictured at left)... American Family Radio Network (AFR) President Tim Wildmon was asked about the future of Christian Talk radio, read the interview from World Magazine here... Nielsen Audio PPM numbers for Christian radio are online here, sponsored By ShareMedia... (10/21)

BITS: WAFJ/Augusta kicks of their 4 day fall Sharathon tomorrow, please keep the station in prayer... WMVV/Griffin, GA (New Life FM) celebrates 20 years of radio ministry this year, the Atlanta-based radio ministry’s first FM station began broadcasting in 1995, the stations are affiliates of the Moody Broadcasting Network... HisAir.Net sends condolences to the family of Dr. Rochunga Pudaite, founder and longtime CEO of Bibles For The World, who passed away Oct 10th, this is the ministry sponsoring the Power of the Word project and the feature “40 Days of the Bible” in observance of the International Day of the Bible on November 23, 2015...  (10/19)

After 20 years of local Christian radio KGCB/Prescott (Arizona Shine) signed off late Friday afternoon one last time as the station was officially taken of by EMF and KLOVE hit the air on 90.9. Listen to GM Sally Barton's sign off here. But HisAir.Net has learned of a new station that will attempt to fill the local Christian radio void. KNOT/Prescott (1450AM/103.9FM) will flip from mainstream oldies to CCM Monday morning. The new station reportedly will carry much of the same programming, music and announcers from KGCB. More details on this coming soon. (1018)

Family Life Radio Founder Warren Bolthouse passed away at his home in Tucson earlier this week. Family Life Radio was born in the basement studio of the Bolthouse home, with a 30-minute radio program. That program expanded, airtime was given and soon – Family Life Radio’s first station was on the air in Mason, Michigan in 1966. Over the course of 30 years under Warren’s leadership, Family Life Radio grew into a nationwide radio network with radio stations, translators, educational ministries and the flagship program now known as Intentional Living with Dr. Randy Carlson. Now, nearly 50 years later, Family Life Radio covers over 16 million people in 40 cities and countless others online and through mobile streaming. Warren was 88 and was preceded in death by his wife, Char, in 2007.  (10/16)

BITS: Salem Radio Network Talk host Hugh Hewitt has been named as a panelist in the GOP debates on 12/10 in Las Vegas and 3/10 in Florida... TWR is mobilizing its media resources to address the needs of Middle East migrants by complementing the work of refugee-relief ministries by providing them with gospel-based media content in their own languages, multilingual content from TWR360 and other TWR sources is being made available for outreach... Nielsen Audio PPM numbers for Christian radio are online here, sponsored By ShareMedia... (10/14)

The 46th annual Dove Awards held last night in Nashville. 20 The Countdown Magazine host Jon Rivers was honored with a "Lifetime Achievement" award. Radio Impact Awards were given to The JOY FM/Tampa for CCM and WPRS/Wash DC for Gospel. For complete list of winners click here. Pictured at left Radio Promoter Chris Hauser (who presented the award to Rivers), Sherry Rivers, Jon Rivers and their daughter Lexi at the Dove Awards. (10/14)

The Brant Hansen Show continues to grow in number of partner stations. New stations recently adding Brant to their lineup include WLAB/Fort Wayne, KTSY/Boise, and WCSG/Grand Rapids.  Jon Hamilton, President of Christian FM said, “In less than a year, Brant has made an amazing impact on stations. The spike in numbers reported by stations during Brant’s show is simply about the connection Brant and Sherri make with listeners. It’s unique.”

The Brant Hansen Show is presented by CURE International and is produced and syndicated by Christian FM Media. The show originates from the CURE headquarters near Harrisburg, PA. Brant’s first book, Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better, is published by Thomas Nelson and was recently distributed to all attendees at CMB’s MOMENTUM conference, where Brant was a featured speaker. For information about carrying the Brant Hansen Show, contact Paul Tipton

BITS: WMIT/Black Mountain (106.9 the Light) Impact Days (10/6-7) included a re-dedication to Christ, a suicide adverted, a single mother with one of the more significant financial gifts of the day, said what God had done through the music and teaching was priceless, and many more testimonies, plus raising $616,921, 10% of all the gifts will go to Arabic-language sister station serving North Africa and the Middle East, through a long partnership with Reach Beyond... EMF is searching for a PD for Air1 to serve under Director of Programming Randy Chase, the new Air1 PD will be hands on Air1, if interested check the listing on the HisAir.Net jobs page... Jay Daniels will exit the Community Impact Manager at Spirit FM/Lynchburg to pursue his music education and career...  (10/12)

BITS: Christian radio stations and networks are invited to air “40 Days of the Bible” in observance of the International Day of the Bible on November 23, 2015, visit to listen to program samples and to sign up, contact Brad Fisk for details at or call 719-649-8505...  New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff will speak at the NRB Digital Media Summit on February 22, 2016 – one day prior to the opening of Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville... Yours truly pictured at right at the WBSN/New Orleans (Lifesongs) Sharathon with PD Libby Carver (left) and promotion director Julie Headrick (right)... (10/9)

WAY-FM/Dallas Update:  The new station KAWA 89.7 is on the air as of October 1. Formerly Christian rocker KVRK/Dallas (PowerFM), the new format began with a stunt of broadcasting the Newsboys’ song “God’s Not Dead” 24/7 for 2 days before the official switch to WAY-FM. According to GM Tim Dukes, “It’s been a whirlwind of activity. The station has been giving away tickets to the State Fair of Texas and the new CD release from DFW’s own Gateway Worship, with the promise to hand deliver the prizes within 89.7 minutes of a listener winning. All 4 counties of the metro have been well represented with a good mix of geographically diverse cities, basically it overlays with our signal strength... not to anyone's surprise.”

Dukes continued, “We are getting so many compliments on the air staff, especially Wally. It seems that the former PowerFM Christian rockers who've hung around for WAY-FM are intrigued by our authenticity & entertainment value. And they LOVE the fact that they are getting their prizes delivered to their home or office the same day they win them! It's not easy to execute, but worth it!

WAY-FM was founded in 1987 by Bob and Felice Augsburg as a single station in Ft Myers, FL. WAY-FM and WAY Media Network Services airs on over 100 radio stations in 26 states. Markets served include: Dallas/Ft Worth, Denver, Portland, Nashville, and West Palm Beach. For more info, visit  (10/8)

A number of stations are conducting Fall Sharathons this week and next week including WBSN/New Orleans, KLRC/Fayetteville, KCMR/Mason City, KSWP/Lufkin, His Radio/Greenville, and KLOVE. Please lift up all the stations and ask the Lord to bless them during this time. (10/8)

TAMPA SEPTEMBER PPM RATINGS RELEASED TODAY: WCIE jumps to a 3.0 AQH.... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. Sponsored By ShareMedia...(10/5)

BITS: Last week we mistakenly reported news on Jake Sommers, while he has returned to Vero Beach, he is actually production director for Flowing Streams Media, and continues imaging for KTIS/Minneapolis... The Book, a new feature program from Museum of the Bible launched this week on more than 300 outlets reaching more than 1 million listeners in 42 states... K-LOVE will send 40 MannaPack™ rice meals for every EZ $40 gift given during K-LOVE’s Fall pledge drive from October 6-16... Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini, will speak at the Closing Gala Dinner at the NRB's Proclaim 16 in Nashville... Family Life Radio Regional Promotions Coordinator in Albuquerque Chad Smitch has exited... (10/5)

WPRS/WASH DC was named Religious Station of the Year last night at the NAB Marconi Awards in Atlanta. Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio. Marconi finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and the winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy. The votes were tabulated by an independent firm. KLTY/Dallas was a finalist for the general Major Market Station of the year. NAB reports 2,170 broadcasters attended this years Radio Show in Atlanta, up slightly from last year.  (10/2)

The Heart Share Group just finished producing the first of 12 HONOR Events (pictured at left) for Pastors and Ministry Leaders with  WNFR/Port Huron, MI (90.7 Hope FM). The remaining 11 events will also partner with Christian radio in Virginia, Kentucky, and North and South Carolina. Heart Share does all the work behind the scenes and the local Christian radio station promotes the event and makes it their own as a gift to local pastors and ministry leaders. Not only do the pastors receive a free lunch, but walk out with hundreds of dollars of free resources, plus will be blessed by the music of John Waller, whose song "Crazy Faith" is featured in the #1 movie in America, WAR ROOM. Station are already contacting Heart Share about bringing the HONOR EVENT to their city in 2016. If your station is interested in finding out more, contact (10/1)

The stunting on KAWA/Dallas (89-7 WAY FM) ended at midnight last night with the unveiling of WAY-FM, launching with live jocks and local content; including local partnerships with LeCrae and MercyMe concerts at the State Fair of Texas; and a contest with one of the largest church congregations in the country, Gateway Worship in Dallas promising the delivery of concert tickets within 89 minutes of winning; anywhere in the metroplex.  WAY-FM’s AM Show, The Wally Show spent the morning talking with new listeners from DFW.  To listen, click here  (10/1)

BITS:  KAXL/Bakersfield (88.3 Life FM) has hired Becky Pelishek for middays beginning October 5th... With Bryan Johns headed to Dallas, Matt Hahn needs a replacement in Louisville asap, check the listing on the HisAir.Net jobs page... Get all the Christian Radio September Nielsen PPM numbers here, sponsored by ShareMedia... (10/1)

SEPTEMBER PPM RATINGS DAY 3&4 Columbus, Austin, Las Vegas, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. Sponsored By ShareMedia...(9/30)

Personnel changes at Moody Radio: Brad Law has joined as station manager to oversee stations in Alabama on WRNF 89.5 FM (Selma), WMBV 91.9 FM (Dixon Mills), and WMFT 88.9 FM (Tuscaloosa and Birmingham), and in Mississippi on WMBU 89.1 FM (Forest)... Moody's Urban Praise adds Cassandra Blakely, Bionce’ Foxx to evenings 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Central), Pastor DeAndre Patterson will host Saturday and Sunday afternoon, Paul Porterfield will host Sunday mornings from 6 a.m. to noon, Ashanti Pettaway will host weekdays from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Central), and Calvin Robinson returns to host the weekday afternoon shift from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Central), he also serves as director of underwriting at Moody Radio... (9/30)

SEPTEMBER PPM RATINGS DAY 1&2 Baltimore, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, St Louis & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. Sponsored By ShareMedia...(9/29)

BITS: KLOVE goes on the air in San Diego with the EMF purchase of KPRI/Encinitas, CA (30k @ 102.1)... Flowing Streams Media announces that two of its productions, TRUNEWS Headlines and TRUNEWS with Rick Wiles is now available on Amb-OS... Dave Cobb has been named GM at WPLL/Gainesville (106.9 The Pulse)... Spirit Radio/Dublin extends its reach to Northern Ireland by launching on 549MW...  This month Nielsen will double its PPM releases starting today, in other words day1 and day 2 will be posted today, with the remainder coming on Wednesday, sponsored by ShareMedia... (9/29)

If you're attending the NAB Radio Show in Atlanta this week, let us know. We'd like to meet you there., or 225-773-5676.  (9/28)

BITS: WAY FM/Dallas will go live on Oct 1st... KNOF/St Paul has been sold by Praise Broadcasting, HisAir.Net hears that PraiseFM will definitely live on, and is using the sale to ramp up its syndication efforts... Focus on the Family’s “Plugged In” feature, anchored by culture analyst  Bob Waliszewski will move to a daily 1 minute format, Monday-Friday, across the country, expanding from two days to every weekday beginning October 5... Dave Hunter is now in the PD chair at KSLT/Rapid City... (9/25)

Bibles For The World is inviting all Christian radio stations and networks of any format to carry the feature “40 Days of the Bible” in observance of the International Day of the Bible on November 23, 2015. The 2:00 program features stories of the power of God’s Word to change lives. The feature will air for the 40 days leading up to the International Day of the Bible. Listeners will be encouraged to visit to learn more about how they can participate in this special celebration day. On Monday, Nov. 23 at noon local time―in public or online―people of all ages and faith backgrounds are being invited to participate in International Day of the Bible by taking pause for a few minutes to read or even sing Scripture or otherwise creatively express their love of The Word of God. The event is being sponsored by a collation of Bible ministries: The National Bible Association. The American Bible Society, Bibles For The World, YouVersion, and Bible Gateway.

John Pudaite, President of Bibles For The World said, “I am very excited to see this event grow. God’s Word is foundational, not only to our culture in the United States, but also to cultures across the globe. Not only that the message of the Bible is transformational – it profoundly changes people’s lives. I can’t think of a better way to acknowledge the power of God’s Word than to simply read it aloud in public.”

Visit the web site to listen to program samples and to sign up to air the features. Questions can be directed to Brad Fisk who is coordinating on behalf of Bibles For The World all the details of this radio project. Contact Brad at or call 719-649-8505. Or contact Brad through the web site (9/23)

BITS: Tom Dupree has joined WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) for on air duties... Hudson Thorpe is now doing afternoons at RadioU/Columbus... Aaron Mitchell has joined KNLR/KNLX/Bend, OR (New Life Radio) for afternoons...  Michaela Hines lands the Assistant Station Manager position at KGCR/Brewster, KS (The Praise Network)... Emily Lamb is now  handling afternoons and Community Impact Director duties at WCLQ/Wausau (89Q)... (9/22)

KSOS/Las Vegas (SOS Radio) rallied the community to say thank you to hard working police officers. The SOS team encouraged listeners heading into the Newsboys concert to write a quick thank you on a sticky note for local Las Vegas police officers. The car was COVERED with thousands of colorful thank you notes by the end of the concert! SOS Radio morning show host Scott Herrold (at right) says: "Our local officers truly serve AND protect. We just wanted to share a little encouragement with them! Thousands of SOS Radio listeners wrote thank you notes and stuck them to a Las Vegas Metro Police car that was parked right by the entrance of the Newsboys concert this weekend! You should have seen the look of joy on the officers faces when they came back to pick up the car!" There have been 4 local police shootings in Las Vegas recently. (9/22)

WRDR/Freehold Township (The Bridge Christian Radio) will take part in a prayer vigil for Saeed Abedini, (at left) the imprisoned American citizen in Iran. On Monday, September 28th, at 6:30pm, Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Saeed Abedini, will be the in-studio guest on The Bridge. During this exclusive interview, Naghmeh will share updates about her imprisoned husband Saeed. “We are asking our listeners to join us in prayer for the release of Saeed,” said The Bridge Radio’s General Manger Robert Taylor, “Please pray during the radio interview with Naghmeh and during the pray vigil to follow later on Monday night, and keep praying until he is released, and is back home with his family. His story needs to be told and prayed for, please help get Pastor Saeed released. ” At 7:00pm, Christians will gather at Calvary Chapel, 123 White Oak Lane in Old Bridge, N.J., to join Saeed’s wife Naghmeh in prayer for his release.

Monday, September 28th, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will address the United Nations, even as his government unlawfully holds and tortures Americans.  Pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned for the past 3 years for his faith in Christ.  (9/21) 

BITS: KBMQ/Monroe (88.7 The Cross) hit their Fall Fundraiser goal 24 hours early, and went PD Jack Robertson says the staff will take Friday off to sleep in & rest... WJLY/Ramsey, IL celebrates 25 years of radio ministry next week... Get the latest Christian Radio ratings for PPM markets here, next release due Sep 29, Sponsored by ShareMedia... (9/17)

WAY Media has named Tim Dukes (at left) as the general manager and Bryan Johns as the operations director of the new WAY-FM station in Dallas/Fort Worth. Dukes comes to WAY-FM after operations and marketing positions at NextMedia Group and Tribune Interactive, both in Chicago. He also was PD WLUP/Chicago, and Clear Channel (no iHeart Media) regional programming stops in Atlanta, San Diego and Cincinnati from 1994-2004.  Most recently Tim was Chief Operating Officer at Halftime Institute and Pastor of Gateway Business Leaders at Gateway Church in Dallas/Ft. Worth. WAY Media Chief Operating Officer Lloyd Parker  stated, “I couldn’t be more excited about Tim joining the WAY-FM team. He brings passion along with a wealth of knowledge and experience to our new station in Dallas/Ft Worth.”

Dukes added, “I’m thrilled to join the talented team at WAY-FM and combine my 24 years in media with my last 4 years in non-profit. Bryan and I have already bonded over barbeque and are ready to bring this ministry to the Metroplex.”

Bryan Johns returns home to Dallas after 8 years as operations director at WAY-FM/Louisville where he oversaw the local programming, operations and promotions, as well as the recent addition of a full power station in Evansville, IN. (9/15)

BITS: American Family Radio listeners raised enough funds in a one-day campaign last week to supply approximately 200 bikes for Pastors in Uganda... Dove Award-winning Newsboys have signed an exclusive recording agreement with FairTrade Services, their debut release on the label is due in March... The first nationwide audience figures put together by Audiomonitor show that 1.3 million people listen every week to the UK's Premier Christian Radio, across all platforms - on air and online... The Salem Radio Network has partnered with CNN to provide the exclusive national radio broadcast of the GOP presidential debates this Wednesday night, raising SRN’s national profile to a higher level than at any point in the network’s history...  (9/14)

KSBJ/Houston production director Sterling Tarrant is offering his site, FREE to Christian radio. Sterling told HisAir.Net, "the site I’ve done for the past four years as a show prep site, is now a place to quickly grab a song’s lyrics, videos, and applicable scriptures. With the revamping, I’ve now made the site free.  No subscription, and no login required." also includes short devotional thoughts to go along with the songs.

Also, the KSBJ "Station of the Year" 5 minute production entry that the station submitted is posted for you to listen to. Check it out here.  KSBJ was named 2015 Station of the Year at Momentum in Orlando this week. (9/11)

The 2015 CMB Awards were presented Wednesday at Momentum in Orlando. Winners are:
Major Market Station: KSBJ/Houston
Large Market: WPOZ/Orlando
Medium Market: WCQR/Johnson City
Small Market: KVNE/Tyler

Rob Gregory Community Service Award: KCBI/Dallas
Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award: Chuck Finney
Rich Mullis Artist Impact Award: TobyMac
CMB Board Of Directors Award: Billy Ray Hearn

BITS: Brad Law has been named new Station Manager in Tuscaloosa, overseeing the Moody Radio South group... KSBJ/Houston has hired Vaughn Walwyn to be Sr. Manager, NGEN Marketing.  (9/9)

BITS: Salem Radio Network (SRN) is the exclusive national radio distribution source for the CNN Republican Presidential debate, which features Hugh Hewitt on the panel alongside moderator Jake Tapper and co-panelist Dana Bash, also SRN host Mike Gallagher will moderate an exclusive Focus Group during the CNN debate... Brian Russell, the Director of YouVersion, is scheduled to speak at the NRB Digital Media Summit that will take place in Nashville, starting February 22, 2016... Just in time for Momentum going on this week in Orlando, PAR's Brian Sanders writes "We Do Life On A Dial", check it out here... (9/8)

Liberty University’s WRVL/Lynchburg  (The Journey) has received the donation of an existing full power station, WBOP/Buffalo Gap, VA to add to its network.
The new station will add The Journey coverage to the Virginia towns of Waynesboro, Staunton and Harrisonburg. Journey General Manager Barry Armstrong said, “It usually takes years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to develop a new full power station – this happened so quickly my head is still spinning! We are grateful to God for this amazing gift” WBOP at 95.5 will simulcast the Journey Network, which originates from studios in Lynchburg. The Journey Network has several upgrades still in the works that will result in a huge increase of coverage before year-end.  (9/8)

BITS: Steve Moore from TheBlaze and Jason Wert from USA Radio join Flowing Streams as correspondents... The Morning DNA  with hosts Aaron Dicer and Deneé Hughes is now available as a live morning show for all formats, meet them at the ChristianFM booth during Momentum to answer questions or contact Paul Tipton at ChristianFM... James Harrington has been named GM at Salem/Colorado Springs... “TRUNEWS with Rick Wiles” will start a new daily one hour service on FamilyTalk on SiriusXM airing at midnight ET September 14... Bott Radio expands in Indiana with their new station WMCV/Terre Haute at 96.3 FM... (9/5)

AUGUST PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Jacksonville, Austin & more...Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online hereSponsored By ShareMedia... (9/3)

AUGUST PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. Sponsored By ShareMedia...(9/2)

WBGL/Champaign has named Randy and Monica Zachary (pictured at left)  as the new afternoon show team. Most recently the team was the KAMB /Fresno (Celebration Radio. WBGL Program Director, Ryan Springer says, “After a lengthy journey of prayer and searching for our next afternoon team, we couldn't be more thrilled to have the husband and wife team of Randy and Monica Zachary join our team at WBGL. There's a real genuineness about them and natural likability I believe our listeners will fall in love with, and I feel they will connect easily and deeply with Randy and Monica.”

 As a couple, they also have a focus on building healthy marriages and a speaking ministry called, Better Marriage Today. Randy and Monica will begin on air at WBGL in mid-September. (9/2)

AUGUST PPM RATINGS DAY 2 Tampa, Minneapolis, St Louis & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. Sponsored By ShareMedia...(9/1)

BITS: At KTLF/Colorado Springs (Light Praise) Kim Tisor will now Host the “Sonrise Morning Show” with co-host Bill Arbuckle, Rick McConnell will step into a new role as talent manager and consultant, while Therese Romano continues as the Mid-day show host and now adds Music Director to her role... Josh Wilson recently stopped by to chat with The JOY FM "The Morning Cruise" they asked him to help surprise some folks and in turn surprised Josh, watch the video here... (9/1)

The GMA announces initial list of performers and presenters set to appear at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Acts include Casting Crowns, Kirk Franklin, Lauren Daigle and Danny Gokey. Bill Gaither, Blanca, Michael W. Smith and Michelle Williams will present top honors as they join recently announced co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson. The GMA Dove Awards take place at Allen Arena at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 13, 2015  (9/1)

ShareMedia Services announces the hiring of Lori Cline (left) to its staff. Starting today, Lori will be developing new relationships and deepening existing ones in her new role as a ShareMedia Engagement and Communications Strategist. She will be advising ShareMedia clients as they continue to create meaningful and sustainable connections with listeners and donors to achieve their ministry goals.

“We’re incredibly pumped about Lori joining the growing ShareMedia team. She is such a wonderful fit for ShareMedia and the amazing clients we partner with here in the U.S. and around the world. Lori is truly passionate about connecting listeners with the stations, networks, and causes we’re called to serve. And in these rapidly changing times, having her expertise will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our clients’ fundraising and donor engagement efforts,” Jason Parker, ShareMedia VP and GM. Lori's 20+ year career in Christian radio includes both on-air and in programming and promotions for five years at KSBJ/Houston, four years at Word Records as Manager of National Promotions and most with Christian Music Broadcasters as Communications and Member Services Manager.  (9/1)

AUGUST PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (8/31)

AFR Director of Radio and National Underwriting Jim Stanley tells HisAir.Net, "AFR is not seeking a co-host for the morning show. JJ Jasper, who was the first voice heard on the first day of broadcasting on AFR, will be the solo host for the morning show, as he was for many years. AFR is seeking a director for its social media platform. In addition to the social media duties the candidate will also need skills as a board operator and some production skill with Adobe or Pro-tools.  Automation skills with Wide Orbit will be a plus. Please contact Durick Hayden at (8/31)

CURE International announced today the hire of Eric Allen (left) as Radio Marketing Manager. Allen spent the past 14 years in multiple programming and on-air roles with Educational Media Foundation’s K-LOVE and Air1 Radio Networks. He most recently served as Air1 Morning Show Host until his departure in January. "I'm honored and humbled to be a part of CURE. I'm thankful to use my experience and skills in radio to play a role in the healing of kids - it does not get any better than that!” stated Allen.

In 2014, CURE launched the nationally syndicated Brant Hansen Show on Christian over 200 radio stations. With the addition of Eric Allen, CURE is looking to grow its relationships with radio stations and their listeners by offering even more compelling content, creative promotions, and fundraising incentives. CURE’s VP of Marketing Paul Goldsmith stated, “Eric is one of the smartest radio programmers I know and for him to bring his talents to CURE is a huge win for the kids we serve.” CURE International is a network of charitable hospitals and surgical programs that delivers life-changing medical care and the good news of God's love to children and families with treatable conditions. CURE is the largest provider of specialty surgical care in the developing world, with a focus on treating orthopedic, reconstructive, and neurological conditions such as clubfoot, bowed legs, knock knees, cleft lips / palates, burn contractures, hydrocephalus, and spina bifida.  (8/31)

BITS: 13 year veteran KCVO/Camdenton (Spirit FM) on-air personality, Michele O'Dell, steps down to spend more time helping her husband, Jerry, pastor their church... The GMA announces Erica Campbell & Sadie Robertson as the co-hosts for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards...  The Charleston Post & Courier featured a story on the His Radio morning team, click here to read it... Salem SRN News has landed the affiliation of the SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 beginning on Monday, August 31st... 68 year old Christian station WAVL/Apollo, PA has gone dark... (8/31)


Finney Media President Chuck Finney announced today that Jan Shober has transitioned to a new role as Vice President Strategy at Finney Media. Jan joined Finney Media over a year ago after working almost two decades with Focus on the Family bringing experience in the Christian Teaching-Talk format. Finney says, “We very much want to broaden our service for our clients, whom we care about deeply; we are expanding our research capability, are working increasingly in digital, and in storytelling Jesus’ way. Jan has been instrumental in vision-casting, mission-setting and providing new and exciting ideas for our client partners.” (8/24)

Moody Radio Cleveland announced today that Brian Dahlen will host the new morning show beginning Monday, Aug. 31. Joining Dahlen on air will be coordinating producer, Kathleen Ferrini. Brian and Kathleen Mornings will air weekdays in Ohio from 6–9 a.m., on WCRF/Cleveland (103.3 FM) as well as 89.5 FM (Sandusky), 91.7 FM (Ashtabula), and 90.5 FM (Millersburg). and in Pennsylvania on on 90.1 FM (New Castle) and 91.9 FM (Meadville).

"I'm very excited to introduce Brian and Kathleen to the Cleveland audience and our five other stations in Ohio and Pennsylvania,” said Scott Krus, station manager. “They will address the stories that everyone is talking about, engage the community on the air, allow us to hear from expert guests and use multiple media platforms to keep the conversation going.” Dahlen was an adjunct professor in the Communications Department at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  Joining Dahlen and Ferrini as news anchor will be 30-year Christian radio veteran Ron Eastwood who has been with Moody Radio in Cleveland since 2003.  (8/24)

BITS: With the departure of Ron Shank AFR Director of Radio and National Underwriting Jim Stanley says they've started a search for a new morning co-host to be teamed with JJ JAsper, send your best to to Durick Hayden at Faith Radio Network/St Paul announces morning show host, Austin Hill, has joined the roster of presenters at the upcoming "Truth for a New Generation" apologetics conference, slated for September 18-19, 2015... (8/24)

A new program named "Truth Itself" has been launched targeting Christian radio. Continuing and expanding upon the legacy left by ‘CitizenLink Radio’, the 2:00 minute daily program Truth Itself delivers critical news that impacts faith, family, and country. The new program is hosted by journalist and broadcast veteran, Bob Ditmer. who is currently the Director of Media at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and hosts the ministry’s radio and television programs. Ditmer spent 14 years hosting and directing Family News in Focus, the public policy broadcast of Focus on the Family.  Available via Amb-OS and Focus on the Family’s Satellite Network.
Stations airing CitizenLink already have program clearance. (8/20)

Ron Shank has resigned his from all duties (including morning co-host) at American Family Radio. He has accepted the position of  Broadcasting Instructor for Hardin County High School in Savannah, TN and General Manager of WQTR-FM the schools radio station. Shank was with AFR for 5 years, most of that as program director. (8/20)

i58:10 Media announces the hiring of Lauree Austin as an on-air fundraising host and radio strategist. Based in Portland, Oregon Lauree will travel around the country hosting fundraising events and raising awareness for i58:10 Media’s ministry clients. Lauree, is an Oregon native, has most recently been in leadership development at Fortune 500 companies as an executive coach and consultant. She has worked in radio domestically and abroad as an on-air radio personality and served as a creative communications director in the non-profit sector.

“My life has been a constant reminder that man can plan his steps but God establishes them. And this next step to join the team and vision of i58:10 Media gives me a confidence in the way God aligns my talents and passions for His purposes. I am excited to strategically partner with the missions and ministries to better equip those on the front lines that work hard to serve those in need.” said Austin.  (8/18)

BITS: WOLC/Salisbury (Joy 102.5) went dark this morning after one last show hosted by GM Deborah Byrd, this follows the sale of the station announced last week... Pastor Maher, who pastors Iraq's only Christian radio station survived a bomb blast in Baghdad last week, the station broadcasts to 8 million people in and was founded by Maher a decade ago... Air1 is in the process of "shifting" its on air line-up and has afternoons available, see the entire listing on the HisAir.Net jobs page... (8/18)

The afternoon team at WCIC/Peoria will be exiting the station at the end of August. After seven years on-air together, Scott Wheeler & Catherine Cambra both feel their season at WCIC was coming to a close. Catherine Cambra said, “One of the greatest privileges of my time in Peoria, IL has been sharing my life on the mic at WCIC. But after much prayer, my husband and I felt a stirring that God was moving us in a different direction. He’ll be returning to school in the fall and we’ll be relocating our family to accommodate pursuing different career paths. So it’s with a heavy heart yet with great hope for things to come that I’ll be hanging up my headphones at WCIC.”

Scott Wheeler shares, “It’s hard to believe I’ve been at WCIC for over 9 years following 28 years in commercial radio in Peoria. Please know that I am not retiring, but simply taking some time to enjoy a few things my wife Susie and I have always wanted to do, including some travel. Beyond that, we’ll see what God has in store for us next.  I’d like to thank WCIC for allowing me to use what few gifts and talents I have for His glory over the last 9-plus years and to thank our listening audience for inviting us into their lives.”

Station Manager Dave Brooks said, “Although the news did not come as a complete surprise, it's still difficult to picture the station without Scott and Cat anchoring afternoons. They have contributed toward accomplishing our mission on so many levels, always bringing broadcast excellence in their craft. We love and appreciate these guys.”  The final “Scott & Cat in the Afternoon” show will be August 28, 2015.  (8/17)

WOLC/Salisbury (Joy 102.5) is being sold to Draper Holdings, a local group that also owns WBOC TV n Salisbury. Gordon Marsh, president of Maranatha, Inc., said the decision to sell WOLC was made after a "long season of prayer and discussion." "We are very pleased to be able to work with WBOC, an organization which is both trusted and respected here," Marsh said.  According to Marsh, Maranatha, Inc. will continue to operate as the Christian Leadership and Community Foundation, which was established to provide and build leadership and support within the Christian community. The sale is pending FCC approval, and is expected to close later this year. A format change seems imminent.  (8/13)

The GMA announced today the nominees for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards.  Note these upcoming important dates regarding the Dove Awards.

Friday, Aug. 14: Membership Deadline: In order to be eligible to vote on the final ballot, you must be an active member in the GMA database by this date. To join, please click here to submit an application online.

Thursday, Aug. 20: Final Ballot Opens: The second and final Dove Awards ballot is emailed to current GMA members. All votes must be cast by 5:00 PM CST on Thursday, Sep. 3. (8/12)

BITS: WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, with a new 100k signal... TWR adds Babbie Mason Radio to its TWR360 site... KGCB/Prescott (Radio Shine GM Sally Barton tells HisAir.Net the sale to EMF FCC approval should happen by late August or early September, and the closing in October... Congratulations to WBGL/Champaign staffers Johnathon Eltrevoog and wife Natalie who adopted 2 kids (4 years &1 year old), and Lindsey Capperrune and her husband on the birth of a baby girl August 9... (8/12)

WCIC/Peoria Morning host Jeremy Tracey (left) will make an official Guinness World Record attempt at the radio station off of War Memorial Drive this tomorrow and Wednesday. Tracey will play the popular video game Minecraft on the PlayStation 3 as a fundraiser for the listener-supported Christian music ministry. “Everybody loves Minecraft. My daughter and I play together all the time,” said Tracey. “Why not match my passion for video games with my passion for the hope WCIC brings to Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield, and other parts of Illinois?” Tracey explained that the summer months for the non-profit and non-commercial station can be lean financially. General Manager Dave Brooks sent a letter last month to the listening family detailing a need of $65,000. Tracey would like to take care of a large part of that need by raising $1,000 for every hour he will play Minecraft. The current record, held by a resident of Austria, stands at 24 hours and ten minutes. If Tracey plays 25 hours, he hopes to raise at least $25,000. So far, more than $12,000 has come in from people excited to see the current record broken. All donations go to the operations budget for WCIC.  (8/10)

BITS: At KVNE/Tyler production man Kevin Harris exits and is now using his talents through his production company... On August 17th, KXOJ/Tulsa will launch KXOJ2, a CHR sister station on 94.5FM (and HD2)... The GMA 46th annual Dove Awards nominee press conference will take place Wednesday, Aug live on CCM Magazine...  Curb artist Marie Miller has received an invitation to perform for Pope Francis during the Festival of Families, taking place on September 26th in Philadelphia, over 700,000 are expected...  (8/9)

Brian Meza has been hired as NGEN/Houston Station Manager. (8/7)

JULY PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Jacksonville, Austin & more...Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (8/6)

WRVL/Lynchburg (The Journey) welcomes Kenny Robinson (left) as host of The Morning Journey. Kenny was most recently PD and morning host at WMSJ/Freeport (Positive FM), where he served for the past 8 years. Prior to that, he hosted morning drive at Spirit FM in Miami.  Journey PD Mike Weston said, “It took some time, but we found the perfect fit with Kenny. We can’t wait to see our listeners fall in love with him like we have already. The Journey Network has main studios in Lynchburg, feeding 8 full power stations and 19 translators in Virginia and North Carolina. (8/6)

BITS:  The final batch of July Nielsen Audio PPM ratings will be posted later today... NRB announces Rick Warren will preach, Michael W. Smith will lead worship, and Steve Green will give a special presentation at the open-to-the-public Worship Service Wednesday, February 24, 2016, during Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville... The GSF Media video team was chosen to shoot a video for the 3rd fastest growing city in TN, Mt. Juliet, check out the video here   (8/6)

JULY PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (8/5)

Due to intense interest in this week’s first G-O-P presidential candidates’ debates on the FOX News Channel,  SRN’s HUGH HEWITT will host a 2-hour “SRN Presidential Debate Special” starting at 11:06PM (Eastern) and continuing until 1AM. Hugh will provide analysis of (and reaction to) both the “undercard” debate on FOX News Channel—featuring candidates who polled outside of the “Top 10”—as well as the “main event” debate featuring the “Top 10” contenders as determined by public opinion polls. Guests slated to participate include—but are not limited to—GOP presidential contenders Carly Fiorina (R-CA) and Dr. Ben Carson (R-MD)…Dan Balz of The Washington Post…Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard…Guy Benson, news editor of…Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post…Eliana Johnson of National Review… editor-at-large Mary Katherine Ham and others, plus calls from listeners coast-to-coast.

Tom Tradup, VP/News & Talk programming for the Salem Radio Network, states: “With Hugh slated to be a panelist on next month’s CNN presidential debate, he offers a unique perspective on this first encounter by the G-O-P candidates for their party’s 2016 nomination. It promises to be a wild evening and—the best part—great live radio.”   (8/5)


BITS: WZFJ/Pequot Lakes (The Pulse) and sister station KTIG (The Word)  partnered with a group of car dealerships last month to provide funding for recovery efforts following a major storm, for each donation made to the stations, the car dealer agreed to match up to 5,000 dollars, proceeds were given to a storm relief fund set up by a local ministry, at left is Pulse PD Adam Hannan, standing by one of thousands of fallen trees while handing out bottled water to residents without power...  Shine FM/Banbridge, UK has informed listeners the station will cease broadcasting as a local community radio station on 102.4 FM on August 28 saying "Unfortunately, due mainly to a sharp decline in funding opportunities within the voluntary sector and increasing costs, it has become difficult for Shine FM to raise the finances required to maintain a live broadcasting FM radio station... Check out the latest guest article from consultant John Frost "My Dad is the Pilot" and from ShareMedia's Bill Scott "Saying Thank You"... (8/4)

JULY PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (8/4)

JULY PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (8/3)

Positive Alternative Radio (PAR)  has agreed to donate WJYW/Union City, IN (Joy FM) to STAR Educational Media Network. Included in the donation are two translators in the Richmond, Indiana area. The agreement will take effect August 15th, pursuant to transferring ownership of the stations, pending approval of the FCC. “This donation is an expression of how much PAR values local Christian radio,” said Edward Baker, President of PAR.  “We wanted to strengthen a local broadcaster and help their ministry to become even more effective.”

PAR operates stations and networks including those based in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky.  WJYW was the furthest from its home office in Blacksburg, VA.   To further its mission, the decision was made to donate WJYW to a local broadcaster versus making it part of a network, according to Brian Sanders, PAR’s Executive Vice President. “We could have easily cut costs by eliminating our local presence and feeding this Indiana station from Virginia or Tennessee,” Sanders explained.  “But we believe in local Christian radio and wanted to put WJYW in the hands of someone in the region who can continue making a difference in listener’s lives.”

STAR Educational Media Network operates WLAB/Ft Wayne (STAR 88.3) which feeds other full power stations and translators to cover most of Northeast Indiana, Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan.  According to STAR’s President and CEO Melissa Montana, “WJYW is a good fit for our operation.”  “We are so excited by this generous donation,” she added.  “This helps us extend our reach further south, empowering our ministry to encourage more believers and share the Gospel with more people.”   (8/3)

Now Newsletter reports the Florida A-G may investigate the $21.7 million sale of three FMs to EMF. They include WKCP/Miami (now WMLV), WPBI/West Palm Beach (now WFLV) and WNPS/Ft. Myers (now WDLV). KLOVE programming is already on the air in an LMA. The sale from Minnesota-based American Public Media to EMF bypassed the local Florida board. (8/3)

NRB is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Annual Media Awards and will be doing so until August 14, 2015. A long-standing hallmark of NRB, the awards program remains one of their most valued traditions. Over the next three weeks, all NRB members are invited to nominate the individuals and organizations that they believe best meet the awards criteria. Self-nominations are encouraged from NRB members and will not be viewed negatively as a form of self-promotion, but rather as a request for recognition that will further motivate their pursuit of excellence. Official presentation of the awards will be made at Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville, TN, next February. To begin the submission process, click here. (Award recipients must be current NRB full members, unless otherwise noted.) (8/2)

BITS: KVNE/Tyler weekend air talent Lynda Stringer has exited the station... On the job opening front, the current network listener engagement director at WONU/Chicago (Shine.FM)  is moving to a different position with Olivet Nazarene University, so network PD Jeff Cruz is looking for a "fantastic, new, exciting person who is passionate about fun new ways to engage listeners both on and off the air"... and KXOJ/Tulsa PD Bob Thornton is still searching for a new morning co-host to add to their very successful morning show, for ALL the job openings in Christian Radio jump here... (8/2)

Family Life (Family Life Network) today announced the hiring of Kim Synder (left) as its new production director and mid-day announcer. Along with producing and hosting Family Life’s mid-day program from 10a-3p, Snyder will serve as the network’s production director as she creates, produces and oversees imaging, promos and underwriting messages for Family Life. Synder comes to Family Life with over 15 years of radio experience including K-LOVE/AIR1 Radio Networks as creative services producer and lead network copywriter. “It’s a pleasure to announce Kim joining the radio team,” says Dave Margalotti, program director at Family Life. “She’s had many diverse roles in the radio industry, which is a big advantage. I’m also pleased to say that Kim’s a genuine servant of the Lord with an energetic and bright spirit. God’s going to use her creativity to touch many lives on and off the air.

Snyder says “she loves bringing creative concepts to life for Family Life, ideas that can touch any human heart, drawing them closer to the source of true life in Christ.” (7/30)

BITS: After nearly 20 years of service Greg Yoder will exit Mission Network News on Aug 7th, to join Keys For Kids... KCVW/Wichita (Bott Radio Network) has increased its power to 100,000 watts on a new 1,000 foot tower... Stephens Media (KXOJ/Tulsa) is buying Christian Teaching KCFO/Tulsa... We've got new updated music research online from Hit Music Research, check it out here...  (7/30)

Refuge Radio/Duluth Director Of Technical Operations Brett Gibson tells HisAir.Net he will exit the network July 31st to take a Network Administrator's / I.T. position outside of Christian radio in Sioux Falls, SD.  Brett has been with The Refuge since 2013, as well spent 15 years before exiting in 2008.  (7/28)

Now Newsletter reports EMF is picking up 2 FM's and 4 translators from the late Harold Campings group Family Radio. The stations are Class C0 (C-zero) KEAF/Ft. Smith, AR at 90.7, and Class C3 KIFR/Ft. Dodge, IA at 89.5. The translators are located in  Ames, IA and CA.  Selling price is $553,750 in cash. (7/27)

Beginning Monday, September 14, Janet Mefferd brings her new, one-hour daily talk show, “Janet Mefferd Today,” to Christian radio stations nationwide. Janet will cover the important issues and news that matter to Christians today, tackling the issues that are on all our minds and putting them unequivocally into a biblical context. Janet will speak openly with men and women making news headlines worldwide, and with leading Christian thinkers, to inform and challenge listeners. In expressing her enthusiasm for the new show she said, “I am so excited to return to Christian talk radio with ‘Janet Mefferd Today.’ More than ever before, I believe it’s
critical for Christians to be informed and encouraged from a solid biblical perspective on the news and important moral and spiritual issues of our day. That’s why I am absolutely delighted to be able to partner with Ambassador to reconnect with listeners across the country and to once more be their daily source for a Christ-centered look at life.”  Janet Mefferd Today” is represented by Ambassador Advertising Agency.  (7/23)

BITS: KNLB/Lake Havasu City, AZ celebrates 32 years on the air this week... KSGN/Riverside Chief Engineer/IT Mgr Bruce Potterton is retiring after 41 years of service. Jon Foreman is returning to KSGN Aug 3 to fill the position... Check out the feature guest articles this week from John Frost, Brian Wright, and Brian Sanders...  (7/22)

BITS: Steve Ford, General Manager of Centricity Music, has named Chad Segura as Vice-President of Centricity Publishing... Tom Carrano joins WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) as Acct Executive... WAY-FM Network has signed with for online music testing... MEDIAlliance President Dr. Ron Harris, is currently in Haiti to train Christian broadcasters. tiny solar-powered radios airing Christian programming. are being given away as an effective way of proclaiming the gospel... This year the WLAB/Ft Wayne (STAR 88.3) STAR Music Stage (pictured at left) at the Three Rivers Festival featured Building 429, Moriah Peters, About a Mile, and KJ-52, they also hosted a Prayer Tent where 36 people came for prayer... (7/21)

BITS: K-LOVE has donated a wide range of studio and broadcast equipment that will be used by TWR’s national partner in Lithuania, known as Good News Center, as it expands to reach more listeners in the former Soviet republic... Kingdom Impact Christian Cultural Church has cleared the FCC and hopes to launch its new station,WKIL/Elkhart, IN (93.5) in the next few months... JIOS Radio (Jesus Is Our Savior) has launched online with a format “focusing on youth, young adults, and the young at heart,” according to founder Dennis Hubbell... Maxx Recordings and Publishing announces industry veteran Cyril E. Vetter as new Manager of Business Affairs...  (7/16)

Therese Romano tells HisAir.Net she has resigned as Assistant Station Manager of WAYR/Brunswick (WAY Radio) effective Aug. 7th. Romano will be relocating to Nashville in mid August. She will continue her work with, ShareMedia Services (as an event host), voice-tracking for radio stations and Program consulting.  She is currently looking for new opportunities. Therese’s email address is:  (7/16)


Here is the current KGCB/Prescott (Arizona Shine) staff who will be soon looking for new opportunities. It was announced today EMF is purchasing the station and its translators. It is not yet known when EMF will officially take over. Pictured L-R, Virginia Rayner, Donor Development Marti DeLaO, ;  Donor Development Director; Kelly Blackwell,  On-Air Host & Receptionist; Micah White, Business Support Director; Sally Barton, Station Manager & Host of “Portraits – Snapshots of life, hope & faith”; Fred Young, Program Director and Afternoon Host;  Amy Campos, Mid-Day Host; Dave Schreiber, Morning Host & Production Director; Marcia Montgomery, Financial Director; LouAnn Thomas, Financial Assistant;  Nancy Smerdell, Promotions & Event Coordinator; Georgia Johnson, Receptionist.  Please feel free to reach out the staff at KGCB: Sally Barton, Station Manager and Host of “Portraits – Snapshots of life, hope & faith” Fred Young, Program Director and Afternoon Host Dave Schreiber, Production Director and Morning Host Amy Campos, Mid-Day Host Amymaincampos@gmail.comKelly Blackwell, Weekend Host & Receptionist Virginia Rayner, Donor Development – no forwarding email addressNancy Smerdell, Promotions & Event Coordinator and Program Producer Marti DeLaO, Donor Development Director martimdelao@gmail.comDaniel White, IT & Operations Director daniel@amellus.comMicahWhite, Business Partner Support Director micahwhite7@gmail.comLouAnn Thomas, Financial Assistant MarciaMontgomery, Financial Director – no forwarding email address ... (7/14)

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the finalists for the 2015 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced October 1 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by HD Radio and held during the 2015 Radio Show in Atlanta. Religious Station of the year nominees are: KKLA-FM Los Angeles, CA, WMCA-AM New York, NY, WNNL-FM Raleigh, NC, WPRS-FM Washington, DC, WPZS-FM Charlotte, NC. Also KLTY/Dallas is nominated for Major Market Station of the year.   (7/14)

EMF is purchasing KGCB/Prescott (Arizona Shine) from Grand Canyon Broadcasters for $1mil cash. EMF is also getting a translator in Flagstaff (K214DT at 90.7) and Wickenberg (K270BA at 101.9). The deal also includes one million dollars worth of advertising for Phoenix-based Arizona Christian University that will be spread out over the next ten years. KGCB Sally Barton issued this statement “The Arizona Shine family ushers in a season of transition confident in God’s ever-present love and grace.  Educational Media Foundation (EMF) will purchase KGCB’s broadcast signals and we rest peacefully in God’s care.  We reach out in love to the EMF family who share with us dedication to touching lives through a deeper understanding of each other and Christ.  We thank God for our listening and supporting family who have included Arizona Shine/KGCB in their days and nights.  For 21 years, grounded on 2 Corinthians 4: 5 & 6, we have lived life together all for the glory of God alone.  We believe that, as God has provided through us, we leave Arizona better since we first opened the microphone in 1994; believers are encouraged in their faith and people have been introduced to Jesus through this media ministry.

As we pass the radio signal to EMF, my Arizona Shine family joins me in grateful appreciation that this mighty broadcast signal will continue to proclaim the Good News of Jesus throughout Arizona.” 

WHPZ/South Bend (Pulse FM) held its 29th annual World Pulse Festival at the Compton Family Ice Arena (pictured at right) on the campus of Notre Dame this past Friday and Saturday. The 2 night event included artists Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Vertical Church Band on Friday night. Saturday night was Tenth Avenue North, Building 429, Sidewalk Prophets, & Blanca. The free event saw close to 10,000+ fans thru the door.  (7/13

BITS:  Salem Radio Network talk host Eric Metaxas gave new meaning to the phrase “larger than life” when he appeared on the JumboTron in New York’s Times Square (left) on Friday evening, Metaxas’ remarks on Friday night served as the “warmup act” for Luis Palau, who Saturday evening (7/11) drew a crowd of over 60,000 to Central Park for the final event in the week-long crusade... Reach Beyond is partnering with Far East Broadcasting Company, as well as local believers in the country tp put a new radio station in each of province of the country of Mongolia, there are 21 provinces total... In the Summer 2015, K-LOVE is offering eligible listeners a chance to win a scholarship at Colorado Christian University, it can be used with any degree or certificate program available from CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies... (7/13)

WGTS/Wash DC started "Words of Hope" as a monthly, short devotion-type project…seeking to truly become a “media ministry” and content provider for listeners. Click here to watch the latest installment from morning show co-host, Blanca Vega... (7/10)

JUNE PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Jacksonville, Austin & more...Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (7/10)

JUNE PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (7/9)

EMF is purchasing 3 Florida stations including WKCP/Miami (89.7), WPBI/West Palm (90.7) and WNPS/Fort Myers (88.7). Tom Taylors Now Newsletter reports EMF has a $21.7 million all cash deal with with Minnesota-based “American Public Media Group, the parent company of Classical South Florida. (7/9)

Centricity Music has launch a new label, Residence Music. Residence Music will be a general market label that is geared towards mainstream genres of music, with their first artist signing to be announced early August and the first project to be released October 2015. The record company has named industry veteran, Andrew Lambeth, as Director of Artist Development, as he will oversee the A&R and marketing for the label’s artists. (7/8)

JUNE PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (7/8)

John Brock, Todd Isberner, Jason Parker and Bill Scott from ShareMedia Services just returned from Australia wrapping up Sharathons at 96FIVE in Brisbane, LIGHT FM in Melbourne and HOPE 103.2 in Sydney.  All the stations had record setting fundraisers.  Joel Nicholls, Relationships and Development Director from LIGHT FM said, "Bill and Jason from Sharemedia were instrumental in Light FM Melbourne achieving it’s most successful on-air fundraising event ever.”  Christian radio is alive and well in Australia.  ShareMedia Services Bill Scott said, “It was amazing to be at all three radio stations.  I made new friends and was privileged to be a part of a team of professional broadcasters.  I was blown away be the level of ministry these stations are having on a daily basis.”  ShareMedia Services will be returning to Australia later this fall. (7/8)

Prayers are needed for WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) morning co-host Ellis B Feaster who suffered a seizure while on the air Monday morning. Ellis is currently in an Orlando hospital as doctors are conducting tests to determine the cause. Orlando TV station fox 35 included a story on its local newscast. watch the report here... (7/7)

JUNE PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (7/7)

Pictured at left BEC artists 7eventh Time Down and All Things New's Garrett Hornbuckle played in the KLOVE artist basketball game recently. The artists were  able to visit with KLOVE fans and 7eventh Time Down performed at the Fan Zone. All Things New's single "Can't Hold Me Down" and 7eventh Time Down's "Promises" are impacting radio now. (7/7)

After serving for 16 years at PAR’s WJYW/Greenville, OH/Union City, IN station manager Dan Franks announced today he will exit July 31st. Dan will join the Advancement department of the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio in Wooster. Eddie Baker, president of PAR said, “This is a huge loss for PAR but a massive gain for the Christian Children’s Home.  Dan’s passion for what he does is unmatched.  He’s been an amazing example of what a servant leader is.  Even though I’m sure he often felt that he served in the shadows he helped bring the gospel to thousands and lives were changed.  PAR is better because Dan Franks was a part of us.   Dan will always be a part of us.  Once a PARtner always a PARtner.”

Dan Franks commented, “This station has never been about me. It’s about the ministry and helping people to live passionately for Jesus. I hope people will continue to support and pray for Joy FM.” He continued with, “I want to thank Eddie Baker and the Baker family for believing in me.  I’ve been with PAR for 18 years and WJYW for 16.  I have nothing but the deepest respect for Eddie and his family.  I’ll miss him, and all the PAR family.  I have to admit that this isn’t an easy transition but it is one that God is calling me to.”  (7/1)

BITS: VCY America has purchased KRNF/Montezuma, IA (89.7) from American Radio Missions Foundation... WBOJ/Lumpkin, GA, jumps from 88.5 to 107.7 to become "107.7 The Truth" covering Columbus, GA... Former PLG promo man Charles Van Dyke has joined The Dave Ramsey Show in marketing... (7/1)

Family Life Radio’s Peter and Shannyn in the Morning (at left) are attempting to break a Guinness World record. “The current record for the most people Christmas caroling is 1,822 people. We are confident that our amazing listeners can blow past that and make HISTORY!” said Morning Show Co-Host Peter Brooks. “We are hoping to gather about 2,500 carolers.”  The station has approval from Guinness to make the attempt on Saturday July 25th starting at St. Lorenz Church in Frankenmuth, MI The group must move from the church and carol at 10 separate homes with fewer than 5 minutes between doors. “This is going to be a great family event for absolutely everyone! We can’t WAIT!” said Shannyn Caldwell. “We need every body we can get, to make this happen. If you can read, walk and sing a Christmas carol…we need YOU and all of your friends, too!”  (7/1)

BITS: Beginning Monday, August 3rd WBSN/New Orleans (Lifesongs) will debut its new morning show with Josh & JoJo, (at left),  former co-host Julie Headrick  will focus on off air duties including station operations, events and promotions... An article in The Tennessean this past weekend stated 68% of Americans listened to Christian music in past month, click here to read... EMF acquires WKJL/Clarksburg, WV and WRIJ/Masontown, PA in a swap deal with Broadcast Educational Communications... KEPT-LPFM/Hayward, CA (whose signal stretches from Oakland to San Jose is streaming its signal here... WDCX/Buffalo has launched its “Props to Cops” campaign where businesses offer discounts to police and other law enforcement officials in the US and Canada thanking them for their work... Congratulations to Reach Beyond CEO/President Wayne Pederson who was married over the past weekend... (6/29)

When KSBJ/Houston Production Director Sterling Tarrant first heard Jeremy Camp’s “Same Power” he had an idea. There have been a lot of things happening lately that can cause Christians to worry, however, the same power that has been there whenever believers have been threatened or felt marginalized is still there. So he put audio together on Friday about focusing on our God when we encounter difficulties.  KSBJ aired a slightly different version with a specific tag about praying for the country, and it aired every other hour this weekend.  However, Sterling has also produced a generic version that he desires to share with all. Click here for the audio.  (6/29)

BITS:  KSBJ/Houston faced many challenges including the arrival of Tropical Storm Bill to the Gulf Coast, but wrapped up its recent Sharathon earlier this week , but did meet their goal, and to top off the week, they had a visit from KSBJ’s first DJ, Buddy Holiday, click here to watch the video...  Laura Chase formerly of the JoyFM in Sarasota had joined WCVO/Columbus (104.9 The River) as morning show co-host...   Karen Sadlo joins Bott Radio as Marketing & Social Media Coordinator starting July 6...   At AFR Ron Shank says he's still getting a lot of industry related  questions regarding programming since he's stepped down from PD, all American Family Radio correspondence should be directed to Jim Stanley, Director of Radio.  (6/25)

The NRB announced today that its 2016 annual event will be called Proclaim 16, which will be held February 23-26, 2016, in Nashville, will be a number of industry and field-specific summits, including Digital Media (pre-convention event on February 22), Radio, TV, Church Media, International, Film & Entertainment, and Donor Development. In addition, the Convention will feature a Presidential Candidate Forum and a Pastor’s Track. Click here to visit website.

“We have chosen an identity that reflects our evangelistic, media, and cultural engagement in line with the three-fold mission of NRB,” explained NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “And with Proclaim, we are solidifying our commitment to help extend and protect the reach of Christian communicators.” (6/25)

According to Nielsen – Radio has “93% reach, the largest reach of any platform.” Tom Taylor's Now Newsletter reports on Nielsen Audio's new “Total Audience Report” of radio, TV, Internet use, smartphones and more finds that “radio and traditional television still have the largest reach of any of the platforms analyzed. Specifically, radio reaches nearly 223 million adult listeners weekly, and television reaches over 209 million adult viewers.” “Radio beats TV in reach among 18+, 18-34 and 35-49 and “radio’s reach advantage over television (93% to 76%) making radio Americas #1 reach medium.”  (6/24)

CMB Special Awards 2015 finalists have been announced. Winners are named at Momentum in September...
The nominees for the Scott Campbell Award (Christian broadcaster or associated professional for outstanding and long-term contributions to the growth of Christian music radio) are:
Sandi Browm KLJY/St Louis (Joy FM)
Chuck Finney Finney Media
JIM Leightenheimer Prof. of Broadcast & Digital Media Cedarville University
Paul Martin Advocace
David Pierce EMF

The nominees for the Rob Gregory are (Christian broadcaster, radio station or associated professional who, during the past year,
has shown outstanding effort in community service) are:
Family Radio Network
WCSG/Grand Rapids

The nominees for the Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award (artist or group to recognize their long-time contributions to the music and ministry of
Christian music radio) are.
Big Daddy Weave
Casting Crowns
Toby MAC


KWFC/Springfield PD Kyle Dowden (at right) has been named PD at sister station KWND/Springfield (88.3 The Wind). Dowden replaces Mike Russell who exited in May... Starting June 29th Dowden will be teamed with Stephanie Jenkins on the morning show and will retain KWFC PD duties. GM Chalmer Harper shifts back to PM drive on KWND... Harper tells HisAir.Net, "Stephanie comes to RTN from Assemblies of God Credit Union where she has been their Marketing Director for over 5 years. She brings a lot to the table. Amazing talent just walking our streets. Both Kyle and Stephanie will bring an infusion of talent, fun, energy, and excitement to what God is doing at 88.3 The Wind."  (6/23)

BITS:  (at left) The HIS Radio/Greenville Morning Crew did their show live from Charleston, SC on Friday morning, Friends of HIS Radio stopped by to sign a banner which was later taken to the Emanuel AME Church as Pastors, listeners and artist Jamie Grace joined morning hosts Rob Dempsey and Alison Storm on the air to offer words of hope and healing.... KSBJ/Houston met its Sharathon goal of $265,000 at 1:01pm (actually passed goal at $266,178)... Lindsey Kirkendall and Sarah Lowe the National Promotions team at Provident Music Group...  (6/20)

BITS: Tom Taylor's Now Newsletter reports EMF is one of the bidders for all 131 FM construction permits up on the FCC auction block starting July 23, and is one of 87 parties who submitted what the Commission calls “complete applications” for Auction 98... Tara Stepp joins Sony Music (Provident Label Group) as Marketing Promotions Manager... (Pictured at right) KTIS/Minneapolis listeners packed 4,700 Bags of Hope last weekend at KTIS' annual Joyful Noise Family Fest, an outreach project enabling listeners to have something in hand when they happen upon a homeless person in the community, each Bag of Hope includes essential items like toothpaste, socks, hat, blanket, as well as a meal pass and directions to the Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul... (6/19)

·         After delaying a day because of Tropical Storm Bill, the KSBJ/Houston Sharathon is now full speed ahead on day 2. Pictured at left in the KSBJ Sharathon Phone Zone is Jon Hull kicking it all off in prayer yesterday. (6/18)

After 22 years at WAY Media Senior Vice President Dusty Rhodes has announced he is leaving the organization. Bob Augsburg, Founder/President of WAY Media says “Dusty and I have worked together for well over two decades.  I brought him on to launch our West Palm Beach, Florida WAY-FM in 1993 and manage it, which today is our largest station. He moved with me to Colorado Springs in 2001 to become our first Chief Operating Officer. Now as Senior Vice President, Dusty has led well and has done much to advance WAY Media’s Mission and Vision.  He has been gracious in offering to remain with the ministry until August to help with the transition.  Augsburg continues “I believe God has great things in store for Dusty. It will be exciting to watch His plans unfold”.

"Not many get the rare opportunity to launch a brand new radio station (88.1 WAYF-FM) and then to also serve in leadership in the same ministry for over 20 years," Rhodes recounted.  "I've loved working with our teams and have learned so much from them on this journey.  Being one of those who came to Jesus years ago through early Christian rock music, it has been fulfilling both professionally and personally to be part of God doing that same work in the lives of others!  I'm grateful for Bob and Felice's friendship all these many years, and how we've never drifted from being a Mission and Vision-driven ministry.  In fact, I plan to be at the finish line celebrating with them when we reach our Vision goals in 2020!"  Rhodes added, "After my wife and I take time off to rest and refocus, we want to be refreshed and totally open to whatever God's next assignment might be!"  Dusty can be reached on LinkedIn, Facebook, at and at 719-963-7293... (6/17)

BITS: Anna Djavaheri joins WMUZ/Detroit as receptionist... Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG). has also promoted Hudson Plachy to SVP of Marketing and Chris Koon to SVP of Finance. CCMG’s SVP of Information Technology Bonnie Campbell will exit the company at the end of this year after more than 25 years of service. During this transitional period, AJ Rhodes will serve as acting Director of IT… Integrity Music names Greg Stielstra, Vice President of Marketing; Dave Taylor, Senior Manager of National (Radio) Promotions; Wisdom Moon, Song Marketing Manager; Morgan Shirey, Song Publishing Coordinator…Integrity Music also announces the transition of Rick Thompson from Senior Marketing Manager to Senior Sales Manager… (6/17)

WQME/Anderson  has named Kurt Wallace (left) content manager and morning show host replacing 16 year station veteran Matt Rust. Matt announced his departure last month to become executive director of the Anderson/Madison County Visitors Bureau.  “Matt Rust has been such an integral part of our operations at WQME,” said Rebecca Fuller Beeler, Anderson University chair, department of communication and design arts. “For 16 years, he's been the voice of mornings and has been out in the community representing our station. We're going to miss having him around the station fulltime, but I'm so glad he'll still be in the community and a friend to WQME and Anderson University.”

"I'm honored to take the baton from Matt Rust, who's been a community leader and so influential in the lives of the students who have been a part of WQME during his 16 years here,” said Wallace. Wallace Christian radio experience includes radio ministries in St. Louis, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. He's also host of the Weekend Top 20 Countdown.  (6/16)

BITS: Salem has named Randy Bush GM for it's Little Rock cluster of stations including KDIS-FM, KHTE-FM, and KKSP-FM... Former Word and EMI CMG promo rep Josh Lauritich officially launches his independent promotion company 55 Promotion, reach out to him at  ABS Communications sells 3 of it's Christian stations in the Tulsa, OK area including KTFR/Chelsea, KEMX/Locust Grove, and KTFR/Taft to  Keyplus Broadcasting for 800k...  (6/16)

MAY PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more...Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (6/11)

The Gospel Music Association is offering a FREE one year of membership to all Christian Radio Music Directors, Program Directors and Station Managers. This membership will include all Professional member benefits including Dove Awards voting, networking, industry data, eNewsletters and more.  Your second year will be offered at a special radio-only renewal rate of just $25/yr. CLICK HERE to redeem. Select Professional - Join Now. Log in as Existing User with username and password: gmaradio. At checkout, enter promo code “GMARADIO”.) 

If you didn't receive the letter from the GMA directly you'll need to sign-up a little bit differently. Here are the details on that. 

CLICK HERE to redeem. Select Professional - Join Now. Log in as NEW User  At checkout, enter promo code “GMARADIO”

The GMA will also be adding a new special award category presented during the GMA Dove Awards each year called the Radio Impact Award.   Radio stations or individuals using music to make a significant ministry impact in their community will be eligible.  A board appointed committee made up of radio experts will be responsible for selecting three finalists, which will go to the membership for a vote.  More information will be made available in the coming weeks. (6/11)

BITS:  UK Christian broadcaster Premier Christian Radio celebrates it's 20th anniversary this month... Peter York has been promoted to President at CCMG, He's been with the group for 30 years... New FREE music research is available from HisAir.Net courtesy of Hit Music Research, go here for the latest numbers, research will be updated approximately every 6 weeks... (6/11)

MAY PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (6/10)

BITS: Salem Radio Network talk host Mike Gallagher and Salem-owned KSKY/Dallas (660AM The Answer) morning drive host Mark Davis,  will co-anchor an SRN National Town Meeting on minority/police relations in America from pa-noon ET this Thursday, June 11th... The WBGL/Champaign Morning Show with Johnathon & Lindsey will be on the road this summer broadcasting live for The 8th annual Backyard Bounce... Steve Tuzeneu will join the Bible Broadcasting Network as a network staff engineer and relocate to Charlotte sometime next month...  (6/9)

MAY PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (6/9)

BITS: WMBW/Chattanooga (88.9 Moody Radio) welcomes Meredith Sexton, she joins Jason McKay on the morning show and takes over listener engagement duties... holds it's next FREE Brainstorm, Thursday, June 11th at 10:30am Pacific/1:30pm ET, Lisa Williams, Scott Herrold, Jayar Reeves and some other special guests will lead the discussion on listener phone calls, to join the meeting call 712-775-7031 and the meeting id is: 624771597#... Todd Winking has joined Moody Radio/Chicago as Promotions Director/Web Content Manager... (6/8)

 MAY PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (6/8)

John Owens (at left) has been named the new General Manager of Blue Ridge Broadcasting’s WMIT/Asheville (106.9 the Light) and WFGW/Knoxville (106.7 the Light.). He most recently led the team at WMHK/Columbia, prior to its December sale to EMF. 

Jim Kirkland, Director of Radio for BRB’s parent organization, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, remarked: “John has the right recipe of leadership, talent, and heart for Christ we’ve prayerfully sought. That’s noteworthy given the quality of leaders with whom we chatted. Thanks to the men and women who had interest in this opportunity. It was humbling.  And thanks to the small apartment complex-worth of prayer warriors who’ve been lifting up this search. I am grateful for each of you.”   John will start at WMIT June 23rd.   (6/5)

BITS: After almost 40 years as the morning host & PD for the Alive Radio based in Cohoes, NY.  Rex Gregory has retired... Salem is purchasing KMKI/Dallas (640AM) from Disney for $3mil... The NRB Advisory Council & Standing Committee Meetings will be held in Dulles, VA, June 11-12...  (6/5)

BITS: Yesterday Salem Radio Network host Michael Medved announced on his talk show that his doctors have now declared he is cancer-free!... EMF has closed on its purchase of KMCQ/Covington (Seattle) and has changed calls to KLSW as it goes on the air with KLOVE... Salem Media Networks new 30-minute financial show, Chris Brown's True Stewardship, debuts this week in 20 markets, including Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, and Atlanta... For KING & COUNTRY grabbed the the evening's biggest honor of Artist of the Year at the third annual K-LOVE Fan Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville this past weekend.... (6/3)

Marty Daniels has joined the Salem Music Network team as an Affiliate Representative for Today's Christian Music Network, The Word in Praise Network, Nightlight™ with Andrea and Keep the Faith™ w/Penny.  Marty has worked in radio for the past 30 years both on-air and in sales with commercial and non-commercial stations in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Gainesville, Ocala, Tampa and most recently in Nashville. “Marty has a wealth of radio sales and programming experience that will make him a valuable resource for our local station partners.” Jeremy Sweat, Salem music Network Affiliate Relations Manager. Marty can be reached at 615-708-7882 and by email at   (6/1)

BITS: NGEN/Houston Station Manager Tammy Johnson has accepted a new position as Day-to-Day Manager of Switchfoot, working in partnership with Red Light Management, and will be relocating to San Diego in July 2015,  Tammy tells HisAir.Net "KSBJ has been the most incredible experience of my life, and a blessing to serve the Houston community for the past 10 years, with one of the most remarkable teams ever... KCWN/Pella, IA has added "Life With Lisa Williams" to its weekend lineup... The K-Love Fan Awards have added Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael Tait as performers and presenters at year's show with co-hosts Kirk Cameron and Elizabeth Hasselbeck on Sunday 5/31... (5/31)

BITS: Aaron Dicer  has launched "Your Movie Friend", a free weekly 60 second movie review for all formats available immediately and just in time for the summer movie season, Aaron says the reviews will be quick, entertaining, and cover both the quality of the film, and which members of the family it might be appropriate for, contact him at if you have any questions or for samples... Courtney Arbitell joins WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) as promotions assistant... The NRB is backing Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal and his Executive Order to protect religious freedom, read the story here... (5/26)

WRVL/Lynchburg (The Journey) Music Director/morning co-host &  producer Mark Lamb, (at left) has exited the station.  Lamb has taken a position with Proven Men Ministries in Lynchburg, VA. Journey GM Barry Armstrong said "Our hearts are bittersweet as Mark departs. He was a huge force behind WRVL's recent transition the The Journey.  We now look forward to supporting Mark's new cause with Proven Men; bringing hope and healing to those entangled in sexual struggles and addictions.  (5/25)

WQME/Anderson PD/mornings Matt Rust tells HisAir.Net he will exit the station at the end of June. Matt has spent 16 years as the PD/morning show host and during that time, he has contributed to the success of the WQME, but perhaps more importantly, he has mentored, coached and help develop countless students pursuing a career in audio and video communication at Anderson University.  In addition to his responsibilities at WQME, Matt has been an adjunct instructor in the communication arts department at Anderson University.

Matt will join the Anderson/Madison County Visitors Bureau as their new executive director.  WQME is actively looking for a general manager, and now will also be seeking a program director and morning show host. For the listings on these positions jump to the JOBS page. (5/22)

KGBI/Omaha (100.7 The Fish) PD Dave Clark has named his new afternoon personality.  Starting today Jack Swanda (pictured at left) will be hosting the afternoon show weekdays on The Fish. Jack has worked in radio broadcasting for 28 years.  In his previous experience he helped get Omaha “Outta Bed” on 96.1 KEFM/Omaha for 15 years.  And most recently got Omaha up in the AM on  KLTQ (Lite 101.9).  Jack is a member of the Nebraska Radio Hall of Fame. Clark tells HisAir.Net,  "We couldn't be more excited to have Jack on our staff." Swanda replaces Jeremiah Kuhns who exited last month for Operations Director/Community Impact Director at WAY-FM Nashville. (5/19)

WHMX/Bangor (Solution FM) has officially relaunched as "The All New Solution FM". Operations Manager Tim Collins says, "think of Solution FM as a clean Top 40 channel, specialized for students or anyone who has a young-vibe in life. On "The All New Solution FM" you’ll hear the latest and greatest in Christian Pop, Rock and Hip Hop and whatever else is hot right now."  There has not been any staff changes. (5/18)

HisAir.Net is sorry to report WBGL/Champaign Market Manager GW Van Alstine passed away this morning (Thursday)... G.W. is survived by his wife, Carrie Van Alstine of Carlinville; and 5 children, Jayden, Gavin, Devin, Lauren and Lincoln Van Alstine. Please join us prayer for the family and friends in  the time. (5/14)

 APRIL PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more...Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (5/14)

WAY FM will enter the Dallas market with the purchase of KVRK/Dallas (89.7) from Educational Foundation, Inc. The station signed on the air in 1999. Dallas will be the largest market for Colorado Springs-based WAY-FM, which was founded in the late 1980's by Bob and Felice Augsburg. Stan Thomas, President of KVRK, said about the transfer to WAY-FM, “KVRK 89.7 FM is pleased to announce that we will be selling the station to WAY-FM.  When our board decided to make a change at the station, we knew that because WAY-FM had long been a leader in Christian music broadcasting, their format would make an excellent addition to the Dallas/Fort Worth market. We welcome Bob Augsburg and his team to Dallas!”

Bob Augsburg stated, “Our 2020 Vision compels us to reach more people and impact more lives for Jesus through our various channels of ministry including FM signals.  We are thrilled and honored that the board of KVRK-FM chose WAY-FM to carry on the legacy of ministry which Power FM began in the Metroplex nearly two decades ago. We look forward to introducing the WALLY Show, the Brant Hansen show, Carlos and Joy, Justin Lairsey, and the WAY-FM brand of Uplifting, Upbeat, and Real  to the Dallas - Fort Worth area. We also remain committed to continuing our legacy of strong local community involvement with the new station.”  (5/14)

APRIL PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (5/13)

KPCL/Farmington NM (Passion Radio Network) is launching the first Christian radio station in the Egypt.  The Station Manager is Fareed Ayoub and he will be joined by ShareMedia's Bill Scott and Jeremiah Beck on a trip to Egypt in January to help train the staff and to build a studio for the new station.  If your station would like to help by donating equipment for the project, please contact Bill Scott at or call 615-525-5570.  The Passion Radio Network is also hoping that a Christian station would help by providing their engineer for a week and send them to Egypt with Fareed, Jeremiah and Bill to build the studio while the others train the staff. The radio station will be online with an app that will run on mobile devices and computers.   (5/13)

APRIL PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (5/12)

KNWS/Waterloo (Life 101.9) hosted its 1st Annual Mom Awards on Saturday night. Pictured at left are the 50 nominated moms in attendance including Life 101.9 airstaff Bryon Mengle, Jenn Pooler and Mike Lanser. 50 additional moms were not able to attend. (5/12)

APRIL PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (5/11)

WLFJ/Greenville-Spartanburg (His Radio) has added the Amanda Carroll show. Christian FM VP of Operations Paul Tipton describes The Amanda Carroll Show as a delightful look at life through the windshield of a single mom's messy minivan. The Amanda Carroll Show takes issues that are happening in the busy lives of soccer moms and finds an angle where faith creeps into the overscheduled life. The Amanda Carroll Show is available through Christian FM Media.  (5/11)

Jason Beasley has been named National Programming assistant at Moody Radio based in Chicago. According to Moody National Program Director Denny Nugent Jason will serve as Moody Radio's music director and jack-of-all-trades.  To contact Jason contact info: Jason replaces Denise Pagano who departed last year. Contact Jason at (312) 329-2261  (5/7)

BITS: EMF adds another signal to Richmond, VA with the purchase of WAUQ/Charles City, for 1.25mil from AFA... Tom Taylor's Now Newsletter reports Salem radio stations are down just 0.5% in topline revenue ($46.5 million), versus the average 3.6% drop across the Miller Kaplan-measured markets where Salem operates... Cara Bosco joins WMUZ/Detroit as sales assistant, while Ben Baker & Bob Guinea have joined the station as Sales Executives... (5/7)

WAY Media Vice President of Content, Faron Dice, has announced that Justin Lairsey (left) has been hired as Network Night Show Host.  Lairsey has been with WAY-FM for the past 4 years, most recently as Operations Director for WAY-FM Nashville.  Prior to that, he spent 8 years at Hook FM in Valdosta, Georgia. “Justin has excelled in every job he has been given,” says Network PD, Rob Wagman.  “In his Nashville OD role, he exhibited an amazing work ethic and a heart for this ministry, along with amazing promotions and marketing savvy.  Now, I am excited to see how Justin’s abilities will aid in growing the network audience in the weeks, months, and years to come.”

According to Justin, “I am thankful for the opportunity to join the amazing network on-air team at WAY-FM. I have admired the authenticity of WAY-FM personalities since my start in radio and hope to continue making a daily connection with listeners as they have done."  (5/6)

In addition to the changes at WBSN/New Orleans (Lifesongs) yesterday, the station announces Libby  Krimsier has been promoted to PD. Former PD Tom Krimsier is still with WBSN and shifts his focus to donor relations development, marketing, research and consulting. (5/5)

BITS: KSBJ/Houston GM Tim McDermott celebrates 24 years with the station this month... Submissions are open for CMB Awards "Station Of The Year", click here for details... Also NAB has opened the window for Marconi Awards as well, click here to find out more... Mocha Club announced former Wally Show co-host Katie Rose will join the team as marketing coordinator....  KVNE/KGLY Tyler/Longview just completed their spring "PraiseShare" pledge drive, raising $1,629,633 for their operations budget, theme was  "Get  Caught Making A Difference,"  President/CEO Troy Kriechbaum said, "Thanks be to God for His many blessings, for our fantastic listeners and for the best team anywhere,  pictured at left are morning personalities Carrie Parsons & Mike Harper with a young listener who brought her donation to the station...  (5/5)

 WBSN/New Orleans (Lifesongs) follows their successful spring Shareathon with some on air changes. Former WBSN personality Josh Millwood returns to the station to team with Julie Headrick on the LifeSongs Morning Show. Josh had most recently been with WOLC/Princess Anne, MD (Joy 102.5). Former morning co-host Libby moves to afternoons 2-6pm.   Pictured L-R: Josh Millwood & Julie Headrick.  (5/2)

BITS: At Worship FM/Augusta, ME Hannah King has been hired as Production and Creative Director and Deb Leavitt has moved from Marketing to become the new Music Director, Worship FM GM Bill Thrasher also says the network will soon open a new station in northern Maine and will also start construction at the end of May to replace the WMDR/Augusta tower that collapsed this past December in an ice storm... Shawn Tkach has been hired as morning personality at The Light Radio Network/Essex Junction, ... Matt Novacek joins the WWIB/WOGO/Eau Claire-Chippewa Falls, WI sales team... KEDU/Ruidoso drops Christian for mainstream oldies... (5/1)

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)

DEC PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more... KFMK 3.9... WTLC 1.6... WGNR 0.9... WHZN 0.2... WNNL 7.1... WRTP 0.9... WGH 1.4... WAYM 2.0... WAYQ 0.5... WXRI 0.5... WEAL 0.1... WTJY 0.1... WAYF 4.1... WRMB 0.7... WHAL 9.7... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (12/29)

Liberty University WRVL/Lynchburg and its stations around VA and parts of NC drop all teaching programs and is now all CCM; adopting the moniker "The Journey".  The station website says, "Teaching and preaching programs made up the bulk of the programming for nearly all of the station’s history. On December 26, 2014, after over a year of prayer and planning, Liberty University leadership and the radio team launched a fresh vision for radio. The station has adopted a new name, The Journey, and a new format that features testimonies of transformed lives, stories of hope along with music that glorifies God and encourages us on our “journey.”  Liberty is directing listeners of the Christian teaching shows to Salem's 

Journey Radio Network GM Barry Armstrong told HisAir.Net, "Our small, passionate team caught the vision early and literally transformed the radio station during the month of December. Comfort zones were left behind months ago! That is how we were able to roll out the all new Journey the day after Christmas. I am profoundly humbled, and grateful to God for the team, the opportunity and relationships that made this total transformation possible. You never know what lies ahead on this heavenward journey!” (12/29)

BITS: Bott Radio Network (BRN) expanded its nationwide Christian Talk Radio network with the launch of a new FM signal at 97.1 FM in Jefferson City on Dec. 10 and a new FM signal at 95.9 FM in Pittsburg, Kan.... Moody's KMBI/Spokane will switch to all Spanish, the format will remain the same and the affiliation with Moody will remain, but the language will switch to Spanish Jan 5th... Tom Baker joins WMUZ/Detroit as writer/producer... Richard Trejo is retiring from Salem Communications at the end of December, Trejo managed KDAR/Oxnard during his 14 years with the company...  (12/26)

Prayers are needed for WMIT/Ashville (106.9 The Light) air personality Ken Mayfield. Last week he fell 4 stories onto a concrete floor while doing work in the attic of his church. The nurses and doctors are calling him their Christmas Miracle since he fell that far, back first, and has no real spinal injury. He does, however, have several broken ribs and a bruised lung and is having trouble breathing, therefore his oxygen levels are very low. He's also been in a lot of pain. Today his wife Debbie and son Kellan posted a facebook update saying "this morning during his physical therapy session, he was able to stand nearly by himself and use a walker to cross the room and sit in a chair for his meal."... (12/26)

DEC PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... KFIS 3.1... WMIT 0.6... WLFJ 0.2... KZAR 1.1... WCRF 0.9... KSOS 3.2...  WPOZ 5.7... WPOZ HD3 3.1...KJNW 1.9...  WCVO 4.1... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (12/26)

DEC PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  AQH 6+... WGTS 3.0...... WAYF 1.2... WRMB 0.9... WPZR 2.1...  KCMS 4.6... KFLR 2.1... KTIS 4.9... WCIE 2.4... WBVM 0.9... KLDV 4.1... WRBS 2.6... KLJY 5.6... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (12/23)

DEC PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  AQH 6+ KFSH 1.2... WMBI 0.6... WGRB 0.7... WONU 0.1... KLTY 4.4... KCBI 1.9... KSBJ 4.4... WBYO 0.1... WFSH 5.4... WPZE 3.0... WVFJ 1.0... KSGN 2.4... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (12/22)

BITS: After a slight delay on Thursday, EMF closed on the purchase of WMHK/Columbia and WRCM/Charlotte Friday afternoon, watch local TV coverage in Columbia on WIST here, to hear the WMHK sign off click here... 3 radio stations have been donated to The Power Foundation in Greenville by an attorney, the stations are WRIX 103.1 FM, WANS 1280 AM and WRIX 1020 AM, The Power Foundation currently operates 17 Christian stations scattered throughout several states...  SRN News White House correspondent Greg Clugston has written the 16th annual "White House Christmas Poem," click here to read the story... (12/22)

The Brant Hansen Show is asking listeners to put paper crosses on their Christmas trees, to remember - and encourage - the Abedini family. Saeed was forced to take his lone Christmas decoration down, in his cell in Iran. Brant tells HisAir.Net, "We'd love to have believers take photos of their cross, in his honor, and allow his wife, Naghmeh, to see just how many people are remembering him during the holiday. People are posting photos on my Facebook page ( but it's something other stations could do, as well, on their own pages or Twitter (tagging Naghmeh Abedini). Saeed does get news about us from his occasional family visits, and I can't imagine how much it would mean to him to know how many people continue to pray for him."  

This Christmas marks the third year Idaho pastor Saeed Abedini has been separated from his family. Abedini, an American citizen, is currently serving an eight-year sentence after an Iranian court found him guilty of trying to establish a network of churches in private homes.  (12/19)

WRCM/Charlotte ends local programming today as EMF takes over the station. The change to KLOVE is expected sometime this afternoon. To listen to WRCM's last day as a local Christian radio station go here... All WRCM staff will be laid off today. EMF purchased WRCM and sister station WMHK/Columbia in Oct for $10.5mil... (12/18)

BITS: WMHK/Columbia is expected to flip to KLOVE programming today around 5pm,  ending an era of local Christian personalities and programming that extends back nearly 40 years. To listen online to WMHK's last day go here... WBYO/Sellersville (Word FM) has partnered with Univest Foundation to establish the Stone & Flick Children Fund to assist in raising funds for the Stone daughters and for Anthony Flick, surviving children who lost their parents and sibling after the devastating tragedy in Montgomery County, PA on Monday, December 15... Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media is scheduled to speak at the by-invitation-only Media Leadership Dinner on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, during the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville... (12/18)

The Brant Hansen Show is returning to Houston. The show will air 3-8pm starting tomorrow on (KSBJ/Houston) sister station NGEN ...  Brant told HisAir.Net today,  "We love what NGEN is doing, and we love Houston. VERY excited to be part of the family there!" (12/16)

BITS: PAR (Positive Alternative Radio) unveiled new innovative benefits for its employees today, all aimed at job satisfaction, improved performance and long term retention, according to Brian Sanders, Executive VP of PAR, watch the video press release here... Salem is purchasing WDYZ/Orlando (AM 990) from Disney for 1.3mil... Don't miss the guest article from John Frost "The Power Of Christmas (programming)" and all the other great guest articles this week... (12/16)

London's Premier Christian Radio is in danger of losing its Digital One license and could be replaced by a pop music station. Terms of a new contract have not been reached, the current contract runs out on Dec 20. Premier Christian Radio celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015. Premier chief Peter Kerridge said: “Despite months of negotiations with Arqiva, we have been unable to secure the renewal of our Digital One licence. But we still hope and pray for a last minute reprieve from eviction from the national network.” Media regulator Ofcom is expected to judge if Arqiva is entitled to change the content of the Digital One network in consideration with the interests and tastes of the public, while ensuring fair and effective competition in the process. (12/16)

WJQK/Grand Rapids (JQ 99.3) has promoted Ace McKay to Program Director effective immediately. McKay succeeds Troy West who after 21 years with the station exited to join KSBJ/Houston.  Ace will continue as WJQK music director and morning host. In the past he programmed stations with WAY FM in Tallahassee & Huntsville.  On the promotion Ace says, "This is an exciting time in the history of JQ. We want to build on where we've been and where we're going to bring relevant content and Radiate Christ into the listeners lives. That is the staff's passion for this next chapter."   (12/12)

WMDR/Oakland, ME (God’s Country 88.9) 200 foot tower collapsed yesterday in a windstorm. Scott Fybush of Northeast Radio Watch reports the antenna had been put into service just last year. For now the station is off the air while a plan is worked out to get it back in service, at least at reduced power. The tower collapsed within a tight 50-foot radius, as it was designed to do, and the transmitter shack appears relatively undamaged, but the big challenge now for the station is a basic one: clearing the road so that there’s any kind of vehicle access to the site at all. Owner Light of Life Ministries is hoping to find a replacement tower for the Christian country and southern gospel music station which is part of the Worship Radio Network, other signals in the regional network are mostly fed via Internet. Bill Thrasher, General Manager of the Worship Radio Network will be meeting with staff and the network’s Board of Directors to access the damage and plan a course of action in restoring the full operations of WMDR. Presently, Thrasher moved the primary station for God’s Country from WMDR-FM to WMDR-AM 1340 for the greater Augusta area while repairs are being made to the station’s FM tower.  He also advised that listeners can continue listening online from the Worship Radio Network website and also several of the sister stations that form the God’s Country group.  (12/11)

BITS: Salem Morning Radio personality, Jaci Velasquez, appeared on TV last weekend on the DIY Network program "Renovation Realities", Jaci and Nic Velasquez (at left) had a hazardous front porch that needs to be renovated... an arrest was made by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers in regards to vandalizing the transmitter site for WCIS/Morganton... check out the latest FREE music research from Hit Music research and HisAir.Net, click here... (12/10)

BITS: KJTH/Oklahoma City (The House FM) has hired Dave Hunter as new morning host... WCIS/Morganton (760 the Cross) was knocked off the air after being the target of copper thieves who cut through the barbed wire fence at the transmitter site and did as much as $50,000 in damage... Television and film star Chuck Norris will speak on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the closing session of the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville... Nov PPM numbers for Christian radio are posted here, Dec due out on 12/22... (12/5)

WBGL/Champaign Morning Show team of Tim Sinclair & Pam Peoples are exiting the station. A station news release said "Life is composed of seasons, and Tim & Pam feel their season at WBGL is coming to a close. After 6 years on air together, Tim, who also served as Digital Strategy Director and Pam, who served as producer for the show, sense God is calling them to new and unknown places. They have served WBGL and its listeners with great love, thriving passion, and unending creativity, and they will be greatly missed." Their last day on air will be Friday, January 2, 2015.  WBGL has started a search for a new air talent, listing is on the HisAir.Net jobs page. (12/5)

WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) afternoon personality George Flores has exited the station. (12/2)

NOV PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more... KFMK 4.9... WTLC 2.0... WGNR 0.9... WHZN 0.3... WNNL 5.8... WRTP 1.1... WGH 1.9... WAYM 2.3... WAYQ 0.4... WXRI 0.6... WEAL 0.1... WTJY 0.1... WAYF 3.5... WRMB 0.8... WHAL 8.6... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (12/1)

BITS: Governor Mike Huckabee is scheduled to speak on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the closing session of the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville... At midnight on Thanksgiving WCVO/Columbus (104.9 the River) fired up their 2014 All Christmas Music campaign along with their Christmas Gifts promotion, this year marks the thirteenth consecutive year for the holiday season switch... Our condolences to Positive Alternative Radio Executive Vice-President Brian Sanders whose father in law passed away Sunday morning... (11/30)

NOV PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... KFIS 3.2... WMIT 0.8... WLFJ 0.2... KZAR 1.0... WCRF 0.9... KSOS 3.7...  KJNW 4.0... WPOZ 6.2... WPOZ HD3 2.4... WCVO 4.7... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (11/26)

WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) flipped the Christmas music switch, marking the beginning of the Christmas season in the tri-state area.  The station will play all-Christmas music through Christmas Day. “In Merry Christmas Charlie Brown, Linus shared, "that's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown;" a baby born in a manger.  That's why we're excited about playing all Christmas music, because we know who the Star of the season is!” said morning man Scott Valentine of “Star 99.1’s Scott and Sam Morning Show.” “Our listeners love Christmas music and have been asking for it for weeks.  We’re thrilled to go on-the-air with our unique mix of hope filled Christmas music,” said Rick Hall, Star 99.1’s Program Director.  (11/26)

NOV PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  AQH 6+... WGTS 3.4...... WAYF 1.1... WRMB 1.3... WPZR 2.5...  KCMS 4.5... KFLR 2.0... KTIS 5.0... WCIE 2.5... WBVM 0.8... KLDV 4.2... WRBS 3.1... KLJY 5.2... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here.  (11/25)

NOV PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  AQH 6+ KFSH 1.4... WMBI 0.8... WGRB 0.8... WONU 0.1... KLTY 5.0... KCBI 2.0... KSBJ 4.8... WBYO 0.2... WFSH 5.0... WPZE 4.0... WVFJ 0.9... KSGN 2.1... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. (11/24)

BITS: Christian radio's longest-running one-hour weekly program Soul2Soul, is celebrating its 20th anniversary launched in 1994, the nationally syndicated show is heard on 781 stations in 41 countries... Thursday (11/20) WAKW/Cincinnati (STAR 93.3) held it's one day fundraiser to benefit the City Gospel Mission as listeners helped provide over 14,000 meals for the homeless living on the streets of Cincinnati this Holiday season... The NRB will debut the Film & Entertainment Summit at the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention, the Summit is an all-day event on Monday, February 23, 2015... Branch FM/Yorkshire, UK, launched in 2007, is celebrating its seventh anniversary... (11/24)

KJTH/Oklahoma City (The House FM) morning personality Carder Price has signed on with NGEN/Houston to be the new Production Director . He'll start at KSBJ's sister station on Dec 1... KJTH has begun their search for a new morning host. Click here to jump to the jobs page for the listing... (11/20)

As of 12:35 Friday 11/4/14, WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) is fully funded for 2015! Pictured at left is Station Manager Dean O'Neal Deano and the rest of the Z Crew are so very excited! To God be All the Glory! (11/19)

At KNWS/Waterloo (Life 101.9) Listener & Community Engagement Director and Afternoon Show host Bryon Mengle is being promoted to Content Director, effective Dec. 1st.  He will also become the Morning Show host effective Jan. 1st.   Life 101.9 Station Manager Doug Smith says, “Bryon is a high-energy, high-capacity person, and he’s done phenomenal work as our LCD.  I know he is the right person to move into this position.”  Mengle succeeds former CD Rick Hall, who moved to WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) this past June.  Also, Life 101.9 announces that after several months of treatment for a very rare form of cancer, Kim Bindel has returned.  Shortly after she joined Life 101.9 in March she had surgery, radiation, and chemo.  In October, her doctors declared her to be “cancer-free”, and she has been back to work in a part-time capacity as she rebuilds her strength.  Beginning November 24th, Kim will be hosting the Midday Show on Life 101.9, and when she is healthy enough to resume working full-time, she will also take on the title of Music Director for the station.  (11/19)

WJQK/Grand Rapids (JQ99) MD Jeremy Henry has been hired to fill the morning co-host slot left by John Balyo. Henry will team up with Amanda Hildabrand in morning drive. "We're thrilled to have Jeremy on board with the team here at WCSG.  We were looking for character, competency and chemistry.  WCSG Executive Director Chris Lemke says, "There's no doubt we've landed on the right person/the right mix to best serve our listeners." Henry is the second key employee to depart WJQK this month as PD Troy West announced he was heading to KSBJ/Houston starting Dec 1st... (11/19)

 Effective January 1, 2015 Salem is consolidating its radio and network divisions into one. Dave Santrella will move from President of the Radio Division to President of Broadcast Media, adding to his radio division responsibilities the oversight of the Salem Radio Network, SMR/VMR Rep Firm, and a variety of digital assets. Also at Salem Allen Power and Linnae Young take on new roles as Senior Vice Presidents dividing up the oversight of other operational vice presidents, as well as departmental managers in ministry relations, digital and business formatted radio properties. And Terry Fahy is promoted to an Operational Vice President role overseeing most of the company's stations west of Phoenix. Other Operational Vice Presidents including Brian Taylor, John Peroyea, David Ruleman and Mike Moran, all pick up additional station responsibilities.

Meanwhile on the network side Phil Boyce, Programmer and current VP, Director Spoken Word formats for Salem is promoted to Senior Vice President, Salem Radio Network and Spoken Word Formats. In his new role Phil will oversee all program and revenue aspects of Salem's News and News Talk Networks including its five Network Talk hosts, the Janet Mefford Show, and SRN News. Boyce will continue to work with other aspects of Salem's spoken word formats, most notably as a program consultant for national ministries. Boyce will continue to oversee Salem's New York operations. Mike Reed and Mike Miller are promoted to Senior Vice Presidents as well, with Reed taking on additional responsibilities in the Dallas office's network operations and Miller expanding his role in the Network's Music space.

Santrella commented on the overall restructure, "So many times companies seem to think the smartest people in the business are at other companies. It's inspiring to see that Salem recognizes the talent we already have on board as evidenced through these promotions."  (11/17)

The producers of "Keep The Faith" are offering a KeepTheFaith Christmas Marathon for Christian radio. The marathon will provide station 12 Hours of Christmas music, inspirational holiday stories, listener calls & contagious encouragement (24 Hour Double Run Available). Stations can run the marathon anytime between 12 Noon on Christmas Eve to 11:59 P.M. Christmas Night. Hosting the Marathon will be Keith Stevens and Donna Cruz along with guest co-hosts Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. And special appearances from Mandisa, Louie Giglio, Matthew West, Plumb, MercyMe and others.

Both commercial and non com versions are available on a straight barter basis. For market availability contact Joe Battaglia (201) 960-3039 or David Sams (818) 939-1008.  (11/14)

The Heart Share Group partnered with 9 Christian radio stations across the country to bring the HONOR event to them. At the WBFJ/Winston Salem event Centricity artist Aaron Shust lead in worship with Pastors and Ministry Leaders at the HONOR event as well as Jack Eason, President of Heart Share Group (at left) shared a brief message from God's Word.

If you are interested in bringing the HONOR event to your city in 2015, please email or visit Tentatively, they are already slated to be in 20 cities next Fall.  (11/13)

BITS: Former WAY FM Media Group and Salem Communications engineer Steve Tuzeneu joins Townsquare Media as market director of engineering in Grand Junction, CO... Julia Taylor has joined Family Life Radio in Tucson as midday personality... Salem Communications announces 3rd quarter net revenue increased 19.0%, Internet and e-commerce revenue increased 54.5%, Publishing revenue increased 164.7%... (11/11)

KLJY/St Louis (JOY FM) has hired KLRC/Fayetteville APD Jeremy Louis as Imaging/Production Director.  JOY FM GM Sandi Brown says, "We had some very qualified candidates apply.  We are so thankful that God led Jeremy to bring his skills and passion for ministry here to St. Louis."    Jeremy says, ""It's not often you leave one amazing job for another, but I am looking forward to this next adventure. Having admired the work at JOY FM and now Boost for a long time, I'm excited to work alongside a such a talented and fun team that is passionate about reaching the St. Louis metro area for Christ."  (11/10)

Fall Sharathon updates last week from Jim at ShareMedia...
KLJY/St Louis (Joy FM) reached their fundraising goal early last week. Sandi Brown and her team did an amazing job. KSBJ's Jon Hull provided onsite coaching for their team. WEMI/Appleton/Green Bay met their goal to finish their annual funding need. Garrett Michaels hosting from ShareMedia. WPER/Richmond/Fredericksburg met their goal earlier than expected and set a high water mark for funds raised in one event. ShareMedia Team consisted of Bill Scott, Jeremiah Beck and Larry Walters. (11/10)

BITS: KSGN/Riverside PD Bryan O'Neal has asked HisAir.Net to share something he wrote (Cancer Is Not My Thing) regarding his current medical challenges, click here to read the article, and please pray for Bryan during this trying time... Meghan Adkins joins WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) as Promotions coordinator... Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago, has been scheduled to speak on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN. (11/5)

WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) welcomes Mysti Jordan (left) to middays. STAR 99.1 PD Rick Hall says, “Mysti’s passion for using radio to bring hope makes her the perfect fit for our team at Star.  I am excited to introduce her fresh and upbeat personality to middays!” Most recently, Jordan hosted afternoons for KDUV/Bakersfield. Mysti’s first day with Star is November 10th.

"I cannot WAIT to join the Star team in New Jersey!” says Mysti.  “This is an amazing opportunity. Plus, we love the East Coast. Everyone knows that EST is the superior time zone! I also haven't seen snow in a few years, so heads up, Star co-workers: I will make snow angels on my lunch break!" continued Mysti. (11/4)

BITS: WYQQ-FM (The Q90.1 FM) welcomes Heidi West (left) to their on air team, she was previously with WSRS/Worcester and WAQY/Springfield, station manager/PD, Ryan Gagne says "We are so thrilled to have Heidi join our team and family here at THE Q90.1, she brings so much passion for life, our community, radio and faith, plus her experience will only help us to fulfill our mission even greater"... Family Life/Bath, NY is adding APD Terese Mains to their morning show starting Dec 1st... Joe Polek, formerly of WMHK/Columbia has accepted the job of "Digital / Internet Editor" with Fox TV WACH/Columbia, he will be in charge of their website and their social media platforms... Dr. Robert Jeffress, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, will speak Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville... The Missouri Baptist Convention's Christian Life Commission presented Bott Radio Network (BRN) Founder and Chairman Dick Bott its Outstanding Christian Service Award at the MBC's annual state convention... (11/3)

WAKW/Cincinnati (STAR 93.3) is adding the Brant Hansen show to morning drive starting this Monday. Also WAKW officially went all-Christmas music today at 12noon. Click here to listen to their launch.  (10/31)

Movement at Salem Communications as Dale Hendry becomes the General Manager of the San Diego team and Mark Durkin will step into the GM position in Sacramento. Dale has been in radio for 32 years in several capacities, including station ownership. He joined Salem seven years ago as General Manager of Sacramento. One of Dale's strengths is building strong succession teams. Due to Dale's focus on team building, Salem is also pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Durkin, Director of Sales, to General Manager of Sacramento. Mark has been in radio for 31 years. He is on his second tour with Salem. Mark's first tour was with Salem Portland. He joined Salem Sacramento three years ago as Director of Sales. In addition Scott Hamilton will step into the General Sales Manager role in Sacramento.

Linnae Young, Senior Vice President for Salem's Radio Division stated, "We are delighted to have a seasoned pro like Dale Hendry take the helm in San Diego. His 32 years of radio experience will help take this market to the next level. We are equally excited to promote Mark Durkin to the GM role in Sacramento. He has over 31 years in the broadcast business and has demonstrated tremendous leadership in Sacramento as Director of Sales."  (10/31)

OCT PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more... KFMK 4.9... WTLC 2.8... WGNR 1.3... WHZN 0.3... WNNL 6.0... WRTP 1.3... WGH 2.0... WAYM 2.0... WAYQ 0.2... WXRI 0.6... WEAL 0.1... WTJY 0.1... WAYF 3.2... WRMB 1.3... WHAL 8.2... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (10/30)

UPDATE: KSBJ/Houston has hired WJQK/Grand Rapids PD Troy West (left) as the station's APD/MD. "Troy is such an outstanding addition to our team. He's passionate about great radio, and knows how to engage with listeners. He has an abundance of talent in areas across the board, and we're blessed to have him joining us here in Houston" says KSBJ Program Director, Ty McFarland. West who spent 21 years at WJQK replaces Jim Beeler who relocated to Colorado Springs last week. West will start at KSBJ December 1st.  (10/29)

OCT PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... KFIS 3.2... WMIT 0.8... WLFJ 0.2... KZAR 1.4... WCRF 1.0... KSOS 3.9...  KJNW 3.0... WPOZ 6.7 (#1)... WPOZ HD3 2.5... WCVO 3.9... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (10/29)

After 21 years at the station WJQK/Grand Rapids (JQ99) PD Troy West is exiting the station. We can't share where he is headed just yet. Troy has started a search for his replacement, jump to the HisAir.Net jobs page for the full listing... (10/29)

OCT PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  AQH 6+... WGTS 3.1...... WAYF 1.3... WRMB 1.2... WPZR 2.3...  KCMS 4.3... KFLR 2.1... KTIS 5.1... WCIE 2.5... WBVM 1.0... KLDV 4.0... WRBS 4.1... KLJY 5.3... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (10/28)

OCT PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  AQH 6+ KFSH 1.4... WMBI 0.9... WGRB 0.8... WONU 0.1... KLTY 4.7... KCBI 2.2... KSBJ 4.3... WBYO 0.2... WFSH 5.6... WPZE 4.1... WVFJ 1.0... KSGN 3.0... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (10/2/7)

BITS: K-LOVE Pittsburgh Lead Manager Johnny V. Clements exits to become Operations Manager for WVRC/Clarksburg. West Virginia Radio Corporation... WMHK/Columbia's Joe Polek is now VoiceTracking weekends  at WCLQ/Wausau (89Q)... Be sure to check out some of the latest guest articles this week including What If Your Station Is The Tiara? from Family Life Radio's Stacey Stone, click here to go to the article... (10/27)

Day 1 Nielsen Audio Christian Radio Oct PPM's start to roll out later today. We'll post the the first numbers on HisAir.Net as they are released later today. (10/27)

WONU/Chicagoland, Indianapolis and Northwest Indiana (Shine.FM) adds Brant Hansen to its for afternoons. Hansen will start on Mon 3rd. (10/24)

BITS: Trans World Radio has people on its airwaves and on the ground in the Ebola hot zone to calm panic about the fatal disease, click here to watch local TV report on Raleigh ABC 11... Baptist Bible College is selling KWFC/Springfield, MO, for $1.3 million to Radio Training Network owner of KWND/Springfield (88.3 The Wind)... WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) PD Rick Hall and his wife Sarah welcome their new son born yesterday as well as WAY FM Network PD Rob Wagman and his wife Sarah who welcomed a new baby boy on 10/16... (10/23)


BITS: KZTH/Oklahoma City (The House FM) celebrates 10 years on the air this month, since going on the air in 2004, The House FM has expanded to 11 total frequencies, to celebrate their anniversary, the station hosted concerts in Wichita, Oklahoma City and Ponca City with Tenth Avenue North and Matt Maher (pictured at left)... Students at Africentric School received a special visit from Mission Vision & Eyes of Faith through a partnership with WCVO/Columbus (104.9 the River), students identified as being in need were given free eye exams and a new pair of glasses... KFSH/Los Angeles (95.9 The Fish) hosts its semi-annual FREE Women’s Night Out on Nov. 7th featuring music by Jonny Diaz and David Dunn... Family Radio is purchasing 50,000-watt WQEWNew York (1560) from Radio Disney...  Radio Voice Talent Terry Silverthorne is available, check out the demo here contact him at 480-238-0800... (10/21)

Christian Radio for Russia (New LIfe Radio) GM Dan Johnson checks in with HisAir.Net. Dan tells us Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law reducing the possible share of foreign stockholders in the Russian media to 20 percent. In effect, this will force New Life Radio to liquidate its current legal organization (a non-commercial partnership company, co-founded by Daniel Johnson).  Russian law makes no provision for founders of a non-profit, to turn the ownership over to another individual (in this case, other Russians who would allow NLR to comply with the new law), so the radio station will lose all of its licenses and privileges at the end of two years. They are currently investigating a solution to keep New Life Radio on the air in Russia.  (10/21)


WBYO/Sellersville, PA (Word FM Network) has added Brant Hansen's daily radio show through a partnership with Christian FM and CURE International. The Brant Hansen Show will begin on Monday, October 20, airing weekdays from 3 PM to 7 PM. Word FM first carried Brant Hansen’s Morning Show from 2009-2011; and since 2012, he’s continued on weekends. Word FM Program Director Meg Geissinger says, "Brant Hansen's ability to talk about the Kingdom of God and our role in it causes listeners to consider what it means to be Jesus followers. His vulnerability and silliness woven throughout the show disarms the audience and invites conversation.” 


“Word FM has been so generous to CURE over the years in donating airtime to help heal kids. We are excited to now extend the partnership to include a daily radio show presented by CURE,” stated Paul Goldsmith, VP of Marketing for CURE International.  “CURE’s global headquarters is located in the Word FM listening area so we are thrilled to not just be partners but daily listeners!"  (10/17)

After 13 years with the station longtime KSBJ/Houston music director Jim Beeler announces he will exit KSBJ on 10/24.  He and his wife will move to Colorado Springs in early November.  Employment options are still open, so you can contact Jim at (10/16)

KZTH/Oklahoma City (The House FM) has expanded their coverage with a new station in Shawnee, OK. at 94.3 FM. This new addition brings The House FM network to 11 frequencies heard across much of Oklahoma plus Wichita, KS.  (10/15)

BITS: The Light Radio Network/Essex Junction, VT names Sean Troland as its new General Manager, replacing Richard McClary who exited for Minnesota Christian Broadcasters last month... Salem has appointed Felix Perez as VP/GM of its Miami cluster... WMBI/Chicago (Moody Radio) hires Jason Beasley as morning show phone screener... (10/15)

WJQK/Grand Rapids (JQ 99.3) has named Morning Show Co host Ace McKay (left) Music Director. McKay who in the past served as MD with WAY-FM/Nashville among others says he looks forward to his new role back in the music chair. He will still be apart of the "Ace & Sabrina" Morning show and will have tracking call times of Tuesday & Thursday 10:30-12:30.  (10/14)

BITS: Misty "Jordan" Jording's position (afternoons/production/MD) at KDUV/Visalia (Spirit 88.9) has been eliminated, she's seeking a new opportunity and is available to move immediately, contact her at 559-731-6878 or Bill Arbuckle is now Marketing Project Manager at Outreach, Inc... Congratulations to Salem Affiliate Relations Manager WFFH/Nashville APD Jeremy Sweat and Karen Kingsbury show Co-host and producer Caryn Cruise who were married Sunday near Nashville...  (1013)

KFMK/Austin (Spirit 105.9) PD/Morning Show host Steve Sunshine is stepping away from the PD position to focus on the Steve & Amy Morning show which airs in Austin and at sister station KCMS/Seattle (Spirit 105.3). The show is also newly available for syndication.  His new position will still have him involved with big picture, strategic level programming decisions at KFMK.  There is an immediate opening for the Program Director position.  Click here to find out more about the KFMK PD opening. (10/10)

PRAISE REPORT: Kim Bindel (left) had only been working for KNWS/Waterloo (Life 101.9) for a month and a half when she found out in mid March that she had pleomorphic sarcoma a rare cancer that was a very aggressive. The mass was in her upper left thigh and it went from being the size of a marble to the size of a peach in a matter of a month. Kim continues, "Thankfully I was only 90 minutes away from Mayo Clinic one of the top cancer hospitals in the world. God knew this was coming and he set me up to be close to this wonderful hospital and to get the most amazing care. Before they wanted to remove the mass from my leg they wanted me to have several rounds of radiation and chemotherapy. In June I had surgery to remove the 6 center meter mass and because this kind of cancer is like a dandelion cancer meaning you have to go aggressive and get it at the root to wipe it out, I was required to go through four rounds of very heavy chemotherapy post surgery. I was told there was only one more formula for chemotherapy higher than what I was taking. Rough days and I would be lying if I told you I wasn't looking forward to 2015, but God has stretched me so much and helped me love people more and encourage people who are dealing with their own personal battles. Thankful to celebrate this day of being cancer free. Also thankful for the entirety staff of life 101. 9 and all the other Life stations. Their support through all of this has been amazing. My teammate for over 8 years and my brother for life, Doug Griffin has been amazing in rallying the troops and informing them how to pray for me. So much to be thankful for and so many people to thank. My cup runneth over and over." Kimberly Bindel  Also my mother was a rock. Such a beautiful support to me through it all. All glory to God!!! He is so Awesome!!   (10/10)

All staff members at WRCM/Charlotte and WMHK/Columbia are facing a lay off when their stations are taken over by EMF. Below is a list of names and contacts of those involved. HisAir.Net is asking for you to pray for these Christian radio professionals and to reach out to them at this time. And of course if you can help them find new employment that would be great!

John Owens - Operations Manager -
Jeff Cruz - Program Director -

Mike Weston - Assistant Program Dir / On Air -
Michelle Renew - Afternoons/Donor Relations -

Joe Polek - Promotions / On Air -
Joe Paulo - Director of Broadcasting -
Gary Moreland - Operations Manager / Afternoons -
Dwayne Harrison - Program Director / On Air -
Eric Calhoun - Mornings -
Heather Shelley - Mornings - 
Josh Uecker - Production / Copywriting - (available for freelance production/copy writing work!) 
Leigh Anderson - Promotions/Marketing/Events -
Lindsey Bradley - Graphic Design -  (available for freelance graphic design work!) 


BITS: Salem Radio Network  President Greg Anderson announces his retirement and will step down effective December 31, 2014...  Jeremy Dotts joins WMUZ/Detroit as Account Executive... Share your Christian Radio & Record Industry promotional pictures, send them to, please include full caption... (10/9)

A new blog has been launched intended to nurture local Christian Radio by the team at Positive Alternative Radio, Inc. According to the press release local Christian radio stations are facing challenges on numerous fronts. As national Christian radio networks expand by purchasing and thereby eliminating local voices, stations have stiff competition from apps and websites, not to mention one another in some markets. The blog can be found at, and it will offer a host of information on leadership, station programming, marketing and fundraising, all designed to help local stations.

“Like never before, communities need local Christian radio,” Brian Sanders, Executive Vice President of Positive Alternative Radio, PAR, said. “But like never before, it’s a tough environment that demands creative, passionate leadership.”

PAR President and co-founder, Edward Baker, said “This is an exciting time for local Christian radio. We have an opportunity to step up to the plate and deliver a product with excellence and innovation.”

PAR, which owns six local station groups, has undergone a metamorphosis in the past three years. Each of its stations has dramatically improved audience share, increased donations from listeners and stepped up efforts to serve their respective communities. With the new blog, Sanders says he hopes to share what his team has learned about leadership, focusing on listeners and committing to real ministry with listeners. The blog will also feature ideas and input from qualified sources working in or with local, Christian radio stations.

“Our vision is to become the standard by which Christian media is measured,” Sanders said. “We’ve set the bar very high for ourselves, but we are all very passionate about reaching it. Part of ‘being the standard,’ we believe, is sharing what we have learned in our journey along the way.” The blog will cover include tips and ideas on Programming, Social Media, Culture Integration, HR, Accounting, Development, Office Management, Promotions, FCC, Leadership, Underwriting, Fundraising, Websites, Production, and Engineering, Sanders said.

“It’s time for local Christian radio stations to work a little harder to help one another grow,” he added. “We invite everyone who cares about serving a local market like we do to join us at Individually, we may not have the deep pockets some of these networks buying up stations have, but collectively, we have a voice that needs to continue to be heard.”  (10/9)

EMF is purchasing WKTZ-FM and WJAX-AM in Jacksonville, Florida from Jones College for the purchase price of $3,375,000.. (10/9)

Christian music promoter extraordinaire Chris Hauser Left) was a presenter of a special award in the afternoon pre-show event at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards happening today in Nashville... The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced its partnership with the Trinity Broadcasting Network in airing the prestigious music awards show. For all the results go here...  (10/7)

BITS: We're discussing the EMF purchase of WRCM & WMHK on the HisAir.Net facebook page, join the discussion here Mark Oss, formerly an audio producer with Focus on the Family, has joined the AFR Creative Services... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records... (10/7)

In a press release from WRCM/WMHK Director of Broadcasting, Joe Paulo today: Columbia International University (CIU) has reached an agreement to sell its three Christian radio stations, WMHK/Columbia, WRCM/Charlotte (New Life 91.9) and WRZM/Boiling Springs, North Carolina to Educational Media Foundation (EMF), Price of the transaction is reported to be $10.5 million. CIU President Dr. Bill Jones says the sale assists CIU and K-LOVE in fulfilling their missions. "CIU will be in a stronger position to focus on its core purpose of educating students from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ.” Jones said. “Meanwhile, the radio stations will become part of an expanded outreach in the Carolinas with an owner who can continue their growth in the rapidly changing broadcast environment."

EMF President and CEO Mike Novak has expressed appreciation of the opportunity to continue the heritage of Christian music over the CIU stations saying, "K-LOVE has partnered with and been supportive of WMHK, WRCM, and WRZM for years and has seen their impact in the communities they serve. We look forward to working hard to continue the tradition, while bringing what we have to offer to listeners throughout the Carolinas."

At press time it wasn't clear exactly when KLOVE programming would be heard on the stations. All staff members at WRCM (9) and WMHK (7) are being layed off. (10/6)

WYSZ/Toledo (Yes FM) President & CEO Jamey Schmitz announced today that PD Jeff Howe has been promoted to be the new Station Manager & Chief Operating Officer of the YES-FM Radio Network effective immediately. Schmitz stated, “Jeff Howe started his career in radio 30 years ago, the last 21 of those at YES-FM, and of those 19 as the Program Director.  Jeff’s personal relationship with the Lord, his experience in nearly every facet of broadcast radio, and his clear calling to minister to families and youth through local broadcast radio has made this internal promotion the best possible choice for growing the ministry impact of the YES-FM Radio Network in the days ahead!”

Also at the YES-FM Radio Network April O’Brien has been promoted to Program Director replacing Howe. Jeff Howe stated, “April O’Brien, a 1996 graduate of Spring Arbor University, has been in radio for 22 years, 14 of those years have been at YES-FM, the last 8 as Production Director. April’s broadcasting experience, her music industry knowledge and her love for the Lord and ministry to youth and young families make her a hands down choice to fill this influential leadership role at YES-FM and in the community!”

And Kayla Minniear has been promoted to Production Director. Regarding the appointment Howe stated, “Kayla Minniear will be graduating in December with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Ohio University. During her education she held two internship positions at radio stations, including the last six months at YES-FM. During her time at YES-FM Kayla displayed impressive characteristics and talents that made her a must have addition to the YES-FM staff to help take this ministry to youth and families to the next level.”  (10/6)

BITS: Ace McKay is now voice tracking news and personality, mornings on teaching/talk WAYR-AM/Jacksonville (WAY Radio AM)... Russ Jones Cross Platform Media Group as its Senior VP of News Operations, at the newly-acquired IRN/USA Radio Network... Get all the Christian radio Nielsen Audio Sep PPM numbers here, sponsored by Curb Records... (10/3)

SEP PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more... KFMK 5.0... WTLC 1.8... WGNR 1.1... WHZN 0.4... WNNL 5.8... WRTP 1.2... WGH 2.7... WAYM 1.7... WAYQ 0.2... WXRI 0.5... WEAL 0.1... WTJY 0.1... WAYF 3.9... WRMB 2.2... WHAL 8.1... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (10/2)

SEP PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... KFIS 3.3... WRCM 2.5... WMIT 0.9... WLFJ 0.2... KZAR 1.5... WCRF 1.0... KSOS 4.3...  KJNW 3.4... WPOZ 7.0 (#1)... WPOZ HD3 1.9... WCVO 3.8... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (10/1)

TRUNEWS is now offering daily one-minute and three-minute news features for distribution. Stations interested need to contact Doc Burkhart at to get set up to receive the updates. In addition TRUNEWS welcomes new affiliates The FreedomFM Network and The American Christian Network, and shortwave broadcaster WWCR. (10/1)

WPAR/Lynchburg (Spirit FM) personality Izzy Knight has released a new service for fellow on air personalities called GOJOCK. Izzy says, "GOJOCK is all about creating tools to create great radio. Right now there’s a collaborative show prep section that ranks stories based on user votes. Currently the algorithm is “learning” and will eventually go out and find content based on a radio format in addition to content submitted by content creators from around the country. GOJOCK already has 24 stations signed up for the prep service."

Upcoming releases will include a feature to keep personalities and voice trackers connected with promos, including (optional) receiving text messages on updates, and a feature to share produced content. GOJOCK’s “prep” and “bin” features are free until the end of the year. Go here to sign up. (10/1)

SEP PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  AQH 6+... WGTS 3.4...WRMB 1.5... WAYF 1.2... WPZR 2.0... KCMS 4.5... KFLR 2.5... KTIS 5.5... WCIE 2.4... WBVM 0.8... KLDV 4.2... WRBS 4.3... KLJY 5.6... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (9/30)

HisAir.Net has learned that a construction permit for a new FM station that will serve the cities surrounding the southern end of the San Francisco bay has been granted to Calvary Chapel Hayward. The station which will be called "KEPT FM" is shooting for a launch of January 2015. The station now in the construction stage will serve an area including over 2 million people in communities surrounding the southern half of San Francisco Bay. Calvary Chapel Hayward Pastor Paul Stockenger describes this as a "Gideon's Army kind of effort". This is a big project for a small church that has about 50 adults and children who attend regularly.

According to Matt Tuter who is overseeing the project, "The format will include a mix of Adult Contemporary Music with an emphasis on local news, weather, traffic, sports and public affairs particularly in drive times. Teaching programs and live talk will be heard mid morning, early afternoon and evening. We are striving to not be Calvary Chapel centric and are seeking the participation of various local churches and ministries. Our hope is to develop local teaching programs with a minimum of national broadcasters. Salem Communications KFAX, K-LOVE, and Family Radio over lap the coverage area of KEPT, "Calvary Hayward" hopes to offer something different for Christian and non-Christians to listen to."  (9/30)

SEP PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  AQH 6+ KFSH 1.2... WMBI 0.9... WGRB 0.7... WONU 0.1... KLTY 4.7... KCBI 1.9... KSBJ 4.5... WBYO 0.2... WFSH 5.3... WPZE 3.5... WVFJ 0.8... KSGN 3.0... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (9/29)

BITS: Mars Hill Network/Syracuse OM/mornings Mark Hard will exit on Oct 3rd, he has taken a counseling position with Syracuse Behavioral Health... Spirit FM Radio/Lake of the Ozarks, MO President & GM Jim McDermott tells HisAir.Net "Lake Area Educ. Broadcasting announces that it's new Christian CHR/Rock station is on the air, KCKP/Laurie, MO, and KCKV/Kirksville, MO are both broadcasting The Pulse Channel format... The high school football player, Apollos Hester, that took the internet by storm over his motivational TV interview was on the His Radio morning show with Rob Dempsey, check out the inspiring video here (9/25)

For up to the minute Christian Radio & Record industry news follow us on twitter...    (9/23)

After 12 years on the job Richard McClary has resigned his position as General Manager for The Light Radio Network based in Essex Junction, Vermont . Richard told HisAir.Net today, "We (my wife and I ) are excited to be "going home". We left Minnesota 32 years ago".  He will be starting his new job as General manager of Minnesota Christian Broadcasters on November 1st.  MCB owns KTIG, KCFB, and WZFJ (FM) in Pequot Lakes, MN. Current MCB GM Mike Heuberger is retiring... (9/23)

KFSH/Los Angeles (95.9 The Fish) has selected John Nolan (left) as the stations new afternoon personality. Nolan replaces Rob Wagman who left to join WAY FM as network PD in July. KFSH PD Chuck Tyler launched the ‘Fish Talent Search’ to replace Wagman.

Chuck says he received over 100 submissions, either though Facebook, or ‘traditional’ methods and narrowed it down to 7 finalists.  (9/23)


BITS: Ken Kettering is now in the afternoon driver’s seat on WFCJ/Dayton (The Source 93.7 FM) from 4-6 p.m. weekdays, he'll also handle news and listener engagement for both Strong Tower Christian Media WEEC/Dayton and WFCJ... Raleigh-based media company PRNewswire/ Cross Platform Media has acquired IRN/USA Radio Network (Information Radio Network), Christian and conservative broadcast pioneer Marlin Maddoux launched the USA Radio Network in 1985...  Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA) announces their opening season of Regional Connection events in 5 cities, Dallas-Nashville-New York-Minneapolis and Hollywood,  for more info go to  (9/22)

BITS: WCVO/Columbus (104.9 The River) has hired hired Daniel Kandel Director of Digital Content... Starting today Therese Romano will host the Mid-day Praise Show on KTLF/Colorado Springs Light Praise Radio... Tom Taylor's Now Newsletter reports Salem’s President of New Media David Evans has a new three-year deal... His Radio add Allison Storm to co-host mornings with Rob Dempsey... (9/22)

BITS: WORQ/Green Bay (Q90) has dropped its longtime support of the youth-centered Power of One conference in October, due to artist Gungor being on the ticket, Gungor has since pulled out from performing... The Sound of Life radio network is restoring WPGL/Albany, NY (94.9FM) with a dedication ceremony next week... Fair Trade artist Laura Story and her husband Martin have welcomed fraternal twin boys to their family, Benjamin Cary and Griffin James were born within three minutes of each other, weighing 6.5 lbs and 6.3 lbs respectively... (9/19)

Family Life/Bath, NY has hired Dave Margalotti as its new program director. Most recently Dave was the Operations Manager at WVNJ/Oakland, NJ in the New York City market and this is his first stop in Christian radio. He replaces Sammy Carillo who relocated to Houston earlier this year.  Dave wil start at his new position with Family Life Oct 20th.  (9/18)

WAY-FM Western Regional Manager Zach Cochran has announced that Dallas Hageman has been named Operations Director of WAY-FM in Denver and Wichita.  Hageman had previously been Regional Operations Manager for Appaloosa Broadcasting’s station clusters throughout Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota and Utah.

Commenting on the appointment, Cochran noted, “I’m excited to have Dallas join the WAY-FM team.  His experience overseeing multiple station operations and his passion for Christian radio will help us reach even more lives for Jesus Christ.”

"WAY-FM has a proven record of not only reaching people for the Gospel but also creating in itself a stalwart and engaging company. I look forward to digging in and aiding this worthy cause, with so many invaluable people”, commented Hageman. (9/17)

BITS: Paige Sandberg is the new Promotions director at KFSH/Los Angeles (95.9 The Fish). Paige replaces Katie Gladding who exits to have a baby and become a full-time mom...  KKEQ/Grand Forks (Your QFM) PD Josh Jones checks in with exciting news from NW Minnesota as the station has gone up nearly 200 feet in tower height and doubled from 50 to 100k, tower climbers shot the picture at left from the top... As first reported on HisAir.Net XM/Sirius will launch a new channel, Joel Osteen Radio, Monday 9/29, featuring Osteen messages, and weekly call in programs... (9/16)



WAY-FM Southeast Regional Manager Jim Marshall has announced that Bryan Fowler (at right) has been named Station Manager of WAY-FM in Charleston, SC, effective September 22. Fowler had previously been General Manager of WEMM/Huntington, WV. Before joining WEMM, he was General Regional Manager of Positive Alternative Radio based in Blacksburg, VA.

Commenting on the appointment, Marshall noted, “I’m glad to have Bryan join the WAY-FM family.  His enthusiasm for impacting the local community makes him a great fit for this ministry.  He brings a wealth of experience to this opportunity, and I’m excited to see how God uses him in this role.”

“WAY-FM has established a reputation as a leader and innovator in Christian Music Radio. I'm excited to roll up my sleeves in Charleston and be a part of reaching lives and providing encouragement through the ministry of WAY-FM", commented Fowler.  (9/15)

BITS: Radio Vera, an Orthodox Christian radio station, has gone on the air in Moscow, the station will offer programs about history, raising children, family problems, church calendar, the Holy Bible... KBYO/Monroe (Power 927.FM) has hone on the air with  "Positive Hip Hop and R&B"... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers for August are online here, ratings sponsored by Curb Records. (9/15)

On 9/11/14 the KLTY/Dallas Family Friendly Morning Show surprised local Irving, TX Fire Department station #6 with some goodies! Frank Reed, Starlene Stringer and Cowboy Chris just wanted to thank them for their work for the neighborhood. Watch the video here... (9/12)

KLTY/Dallas was named Religious Station of the Year at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards. The awards were announced Thursday night at the 25th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held during the Radio Show in Indianapolis. Congratulations to KLTY GM John Peroyea and PD Mike Prendergast.

Peroyea told HisAir.Net “Salem Communications and KLTY Radio, Dallas are truly honored by receiving the Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters. Our performance at KLTY is based on the strong commitment and performance of our staff and management team, and I am blessed with a group of professionals that are all committed and focused on our greatest mission of all: Growing the Kingdom ”

The Religious Station nominated stations included:
KKJM/St Cloud (SPIRIT 92.9)
KKLA/Los Angeles
KNOM/Nome, AK 
WMHK/Columbia, SC

The prestigious awards recognize radio's outstanding personalities and stations. Marconi finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and the winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy. The votes were tabulated by an independent firm.  (9/12)

The JOY FM (Florida and Atlanta) is gearing up for the Fall Sharathon campaign and they've added to the challenge by going from the usual six days to raising the funds in just four days! This morning they shared a parody video featuring air personalities Dave Cruse, and Kris P. Kreme (Kris Byerly) in a FROZEN parody of the song, "Love Is An Open Door" with Dave and Kris in a duet now known as "We'll Do It All In Four!".  Check out the video here.   (9/10)

KBMQ/Monroe (88.7 The Cross) GM Jeremiah Beck checks in with HisAir.Net with info about their new station. Jeremiah says., "KBMQ owner Media Ministries, Inc -- a non-profit based in Monroe, LA -- has purchased 92.7 KBYO-FM and we plan to launch "Power 927.FM "Positive Hip Hop and R&B" in the very near future.  24/7 -- Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Thi'sl, Tedashii, Flame, NF, Swoope and more ... with a few Old School artists (Grits, KJ-52, LA Symphony) mixed in from time to time, and a Morning Show hosted by Hip Hop recording artist Big Al Cherry. The station will also feature new talent Kanada, Larresse Rollins ... and Wally from WAY-FM doing the Afternoon Show. We're excited about the potential in reaching a new, multicultural generation of Christian radio listeners, with one of the strongest, growing genres of music being produced today: Christian Rap and Hip Hop."  (9/9) 

AN update on New Life Radio Moscow: NLR station director Dima Vatoulya (at left) and radio missionaries are working under extremely difficult circumstances to keep the network broadcasting, even as the Russian government embarks on a total nationwide information control strategy that might result in the station being shut down for a variety of reasons. Writing to CRFR, Dima noted: “It's getting harder and will be getting harder to do our job, but we will go on as long as the Lord wills. This nation needs a voice of the Holy Spirit, a voice of peace, solid Biblical teaching, ethics and reason.”

Sadly, the Church in Russia and Ukraine is becoming split apart as nationalism and heated passions, even among evangelical leaders and pastors, are creating tremendous division that bodes ill for the witness of believers who are called to be ambassadors of Christ to this world. NEW LIFE RADIO has become a target in
many ways, not only from threats by the government, in the form of restrictive press and religious-extremism laws that could be interpreted and applied in ways to prevent NLR from carrying out their sole function as a Christian witness, but by those across the Church listening community in Russia and Ukraine that are demanding the station takes sides in the political crisis. The majority do not understand that NLR is a Christian radio station that is operating on the territory of the Russian Federation, and not a “Russian” radio station, despite its location in Moscow.  (9/9)

AUG PPM RATINGS DAY 4: Nashville, Austin & more... KFMK 4.8... WTLC 1.8... WGNR 1.1... WHZN 0.4... WNNL 4.2... WRTP 1.0... WGH 3.2... WAYM 1.4... WAYQ 0.2... WXRI 0.3... WEAL 0.1... WTJY 0.1... WAYF 3.7... WRMB 1.7... WHAL 8.2... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (9/8)

Correction: Our Monday Morning Update Newsletter today stated that WCVO/Columbus was the Medium market CMB station of the year, when it was actually named the Large Market station of the year.  (9/8)

BITS: Jeff Matzka has been named Chief Engineer of the Salem Radio Network’s Washington, D.C. operation which includes the D.C. Bureau of SRN News and the nationally syndicated Bill Bennett’s MORNING IN AMERICA program, Matzka replaces Dave Terry who departed SRN in July... Beginning Sept 9th TWR (Trans World Radio) will kick off a 22-day adventure in the Great Commission with a new online game, TWR Global Quest, daily questions will unfold the story of how God has used people to reach every corner of the world with His Word over the past 60 years... Radio Tamazuj, a Christian radio station in the South Sudanese national capital, was still off the air on Sunday, despite a report of a guarantee given by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir to the church leadership that the station would reopen before Sunday...  (9/8)

BITS: KeepTheFaith (with Keith Stevens and Donna Cruz) adds WRVL/Lynchburg (Victory Network) for morning drive Monday-Friday 6 -8a... WGTS/Wash DC MD Ben Milton exits the station... Ave Maria University is selling WDEO/Naples/Ft Myers (18,5kw @ 98.5) to the Educational Media Foundation (EMF)... WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) midday personality Dawn Wheeler has left the building... Fred Young has joined KGCB/Prescott (Radio Shine) as its new PD... (9/5)

Pictures from Momentum 2014 in Orlando.....

Keep The Faith Executive Director David Sams (left) with KTIS/Minneapolis PD Keep The Faith host Keith Stevens WAKW/Cincinnati (Star 93.3) PD Jeff Evans with BMG artist Danny Gokey The JOY FM personality Jayar Reed with Curb artist Natalie Grant (left) at Curb promo Manager Sean Hannon (right)

AUG PPM RATINGS DAY 3: Las Vegas, Orlando & more... KFIS 2.5... WRCM 2.8... WMIT 1.0... WLFJ 0.3... KZAR 1.6... WCRF 0.7... KSOS 3.8...  KJNW 3.2... WPOZ 6.8... WCVO 3.5... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (8/6)

2014 CMB Station Of The Year Awards, and the winners are:

Major Market / Network

Large Market

Medium Market

Small Market
WKNZ/Salisbury-Ocean City

Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award Winner: Frank Reed - KLTY/Dallas

Rob Gregory Community Service Award Winner: WBGL Network/Champaign.

AUG PPM RATINGS DAY 2: DC, Seattle, Tampa, & more...  AQH 6+ WGTS 3.4... WAYF 1.1... WRMB 1.0... KCMS 4.5... KFLR 1.8... KTIS 4.9... WCIE 3.1... WBVM 0.7... KLDV 4.1... WRBS 5.7... KLJY 4.9... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (9/3)

The Brant Hansen Show will join the WAY-FM Network, effective October 20, 2014.  according to WAY Media Vice President of Content, Faron Dice. Hansen exited AIr1 in July and previously was heard in mornings on WAY FM. Earlier today a new national radio show presented by CURE International was announced.  “Brant Hansen is exactly the type of real and authentic communicator that we want on WAY-FM,” says Dice.  “He will fit nicely into our evenings.   And, alongside our other talented line-up, which includes The Wally Show and Carlos and Joy, will create a dream team of WAY-FM DJs.” 

According to Hansen, “Being on WAY-FM stations means a lot to me, personally. They already have a stellar team, and they value their air staff's connections with listeners. I'm honored to be back." Paul Goldsmith, CURE’s Vice President of Marketing added, "Brant first introduced me and thousands of his listeners to the amazing work of CURE when he previously hosted mornings on WAY-FM. We are now thrilled to have the WAY network as a flagship broadcast partner for The Brant Hansen Show."  (9/2)   

AUG PPM RATINGS DAY 1: Dallas, Houston, & more...  AQH 6+ KLTY 4.4... KCBI 1.8... KSBJ 4.4... WFSH 4.7... KSGN 2.7... Nielsen Audio PPM Christian radio cume numbers are online here. The latest ratings on HisAir.Net is sponsored by Curb Records. (9/2)

BITS: KMOQ/Joplin, MO adds Night Light™ with Andrea starting September 2nd... Joel Osteen Radio will launch on September 29th on Sirius/XM channel 128...  (9/2)

Christian FM has signed former Air1 personality Brant Hansen. A partnership was announced between Cure International and Christian FM to nationally syndicate The Brant Hansen Show. After his departure from Air1 Hansen was hired by CURE as the organization’s Storyteller. The Brant Hansen Show will debut on stations across America on October 20, 2014 and will be sponsored by CURE International. Paul Goldsmith, CURE’s VP of Marketing, said,

"Brant Hansen is such a unique and engaging personality. I’m excited to bring his show back to radio and, best of all, have it result in healing children through CURE.” Hansen will be joined by his producer, Sherri Johnson. “Brant and Sherri have an amazing on air chemistry. It’s funny and profound all in the same breath. We know the future of radio is all about compelling content, and Brant is the definition of that. The fact that this show will debut on close to 200 radio stations coast to coast is proof of Brant’s reputation for drawing listeners like no else in our industry,” stated Christian FM President Jon Hamilton.

"Sherri and I form one of the top radio shows in the country that teams a white Midwestern nerd who has a form of autism with a very patient African American lady from Pittsburgh… we're at least one of the top five in that category," Hansen said. Hansen exited Air1 radio network in July, and previously his morning show was heard on WAY FM stations.  The Brant Hansen show on Christian FM will be a 4-hour show airing in the afternoons or evenings.... (9/2)

BITS:  Day 1 Nielson PPM numbers for August are released later today and will be posted on the HisAir.Net rating page sponsored by Curb Records... Attending Momentum?, don't miss the quick read "CMB Hand Shake" from Bill Scott... send pics from Momentum to (9/2)

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