Billboard Christian Shuffles The Deck for 2013
January 2, 2013 at 1:59 PM (PT)
The BILLBOARD CHRISTIAN CHARTS are rearranging and re-branding the radio station reporting panels, effective for the charts processed on 01/07.
New for 2013 will be the HOT AC/CHR chart, replacing what was formerly known as CHR. Stations that will now be reporting to this new chart are: PILLAR OF FIRE Christian WAKW (93.3)/CINCINNATI, GOFORTH MEDIA Christian WBHY (Power 88)/MOBILE, CREATIVE MINISTRIES Christian WJTL (90.3 /LANCASTER PA, TAMA BROADCASTING Christian WPUL (1590)/DAYTONA BEACH, REACH COMMUNICATIONS Christian WREH (90.5) FT. PIERCE FL, BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING Christian KTPT (97.9 THE POINT)/RAPID CITY SD, FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS Christian KZKZ (SPIRIT FM 106.3)/FT. SMITH AR, POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO Christian WPER (VIRGINIA'S POSITIVE HITS)/FREDERICKSBURG VA, and REACH RADIO NETWORK.
Two stations who formerly reported to the CHR panel and will now become AC MONITORED reporters are WAY MEDIA Christian WAY/NASHVILLE and OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY Christan WONU (SHINE FM) / CHICAGO.
New reporters to the BILLBOARD AC INDICATOR panel are CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNICATIONS Christian WCLQ (89Q)/WAUSAU, WI and former Soft AC reporter AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION Christian AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO NETWORK.
Moving to the BILLBOARD CHRISTIAN ROCK panel are former CHR reporter KOXJ INC. Christian KCXR (100.3)/TULSA and SIERRA NEVADA CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSOCIATION Christian KRNG (RENEGADE RADIO)/RENO.
The following stations have been removed from their respective reporting panels, and will no longer be referenced for chart tabulation: BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION Christian WMIT (THE LIGHT)/ASHEVILLE NC, CALVARY CHAPEL Christian KLYT (STATIC RADIO)/ALBUQUERQUE, CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING Christian KAFC (93.7)/ANCHORAGE and NAVAJO MINISTRIES Christian KNMI (VERTICAL RADIO)/FARMINGTON NM.
Other adjustments and tweaks could be forthcoming, but these are the only panel changes happening at this time.