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Quick News: Christon Gray, RAB, KRNB, CBS radio


New Album Slated for Release in Fall 2015 – Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA, a joint venture between gospel music icon Kirk Franklin and RCA Records, is proud to announce the signing of celebrated writer, singer, rapper, and producer Christon Gray.  The Columbus, Ohio-based artist moves between both singing and rapping while also playing keys and writing most of his own music.

As a member of WLAK (We Live As Kings), Christon topped the Billboard Gospel charts with their self-titled debut in 2013.  “King In Me,” a single from that album, was used as the theme song for American Idol’s Superbowl commercials in 2014.  His last solo album, School Of Roses, debuted in the top 5 on Billboard’s R&B albums chart upon its release in March 2014. “Christon is one of the most exciting, young voices in urban music today,” says Kirk Franklin.  “We are thrilled to be able to partner with him to cultivate his influence in the flourishing Christian Hip Hop market and to expand his platform into the mainstream.”  Christon is already hard at work on his debut Fo Yo Soul Recordings album, which is slated for release this Fall.

Radio is Officially America’s Number One Mass Reach Medium

rabLogoSmallNielsen’s Q1 2015 Total Audience Report Finds Radio’s Reach Consistent Versus Other Media
New York, NY – June 24, 2015 – Recently released findings from the Nielsen Q1 2015 Total Audience Report prove Radio’s position as the number one mass reach medium versus other media options – reaching 93% of Adults 18+ every week. While other media are finding themselves in a position of eroding their reach, Radio remains strong.

Insights from the Nielsen Q1 2015 Total Audience Report show that: Radio is the top reach vehicle among Adults 18+, A18-34 and A35-49.
Among Adults 18+, Radio’s weekly reach (93%), surpasses TV (87%), Smartphones (70%), Social Networks on Smartphones (61%), PC (54%) and Smartphone video (37%).
Radio has a significant weekly reach advantage over television (93% to 76%) against Adults 18-34.

Among this same age group, Radio’s number of days of weekly usage (5.0) is second to Smartphones (5.9) outpacing Television (4.7), Tablet (4.6) and PC (3.6).
They are also more frequent weekly users of radio versus television. When it comes to use, Radio has the most consistent number of minutes used weekly across all demos versus TV, PCs, Smartphones and Tablets. In addition, when it comes to Adults 18+, Black and Hispanic listeners spend more time with Radio versus the general market.

“Without any doubt this report proves Radio is America’s number one reach medium,” noted Erica Farber, president and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau. “And despite the upward growth of smartphones, Radio remains the platform with the greatest reach,” stated Farber. ”The data contained within the report reinforces our message to the advertising community that Radio is alive and well reaching consumers – regardless of age, gender or ethnicity.”

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