24-Hour 'Christian FM' Radio Format Launched
April 16, 2009 at 2:33 PM (PT)
DIAL GLOBAL and CHRISTIAN FM NETWORKS announced an agreement TODAY that will launch CHRISTIAN FM. CHRISTIAN FM will be the first fully-customizable, 24-hour Contemporary Christian music for network radio. Initial affiliates of the CHRISTIAN FM format include KKSP/LITTLE ROCK and WSCF/VERO BEACH, FL. The CHRISTIAN FM NETWORKS will utilize DIAL GLOBAL’s proprietary STORQ technology to provide services to Christian formatted stations.
“We are delighted to work with the industry leader DIAL GLOBAL on this new format, which will allow local Christian stations to maintain a strong local identity while providing a top quality sound. This agreement will bring important new technology to Christian broadcasting and allow the CCM format to continue its explosive growth,” said CHRISTIAN FM NETWORKS Pres. JON HAMILTON.
“JON and his team at CHRISTIAN FM are uniquely qualified to bring this format to life nationally, and our STORQ platform is ideal for this application," said DIAL GLOBAL PROGRAMMING Pres. KIRK STIRLAND.
The FLORIDA-based CHRISTIAN FM NETWORKS has operated Contemporary Christian formatted stations for 20 years. CHRISTIAN FM NETWORKS will make barter advertising available to commercial and non-commercial stations for fees, barter or both.
CHRISTIAN FM NETWORKS will handle all programming and affiliate management with technical support and distribution by DIAL GLOBAL. JOHN FROST and CHURCK PRYOR of GOODRATINGS SERVICES are consulting. For more information, contact JON HAMILTON at (772) 569-0919 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.