GMA welcomes radio programmers from across the country for Dove Week 2022

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GMA WELCOMES RADIO PROGRAMMERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO
DOVE WEEK 2022

Gospel and Christian AC Radio Program Directors Gather for New Music, Networking and Fun

The GMA was privileged to host both Christian AC and Gospel Radio representatives during the 2022 Dove Awards week for a special time of music and relationship building. Nearly 50 stations across the country enjoyed performances and exclusive artist experiences, including the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards and the BMI-hosted Doves After Party.

The Christian AC format saw twenty-eight program/music directors travel to Nashville from across the country to experience the second annual GMA Dove Awards Radio Tour, hosted by industry veteran Chris Hauser. The radio folks attended stellar artist showcases from thirteen different record labels featuring artists like Phil Wickham, Jason Crabb, Evan Craft, Andrew Ripp, Jenn Johnson and Josh Baldwin. The week was sponsored by Compassion International and PAR (Positive Alternative Radio) as the group were treated to great food and entertainment including pinball, bowling, cornhole, CCM Trivia, a hilarious game from Family Feud and a visit to the house in Franklin, Tennessee, where dcTalk recorded “Jesus Freak”.

Likewise, more than twenty Gospel format radio professionals joined in the festivities and celebrated the impact of Gospel radio throughout the year at an exclusive luncheon. The program included performances by artists from 2 Grammy Award and five Dove Award winner Smokie Norful, Maurette Brown Clark and new artist Jabari Johnson, as well as special appearances from labels, media influencers and members. of the GMA Board of Directors. The afternoon included a backstage tour of the Dove Awards as well as tickets to the show.

“After 35 years of working CCM songs on radio, the GMA Radio Tour has quickly become one of the most meaningful and satisfying events I host throughout the year. The labels go out of their way to serve and love our radio friends with fun and meaningful events – and the program/music directors who attend (we almost doubled the number of attendees last year) love being with each other. the others, spending time with so many artists and label reps. of our entire industry. It is a privilege to work closely with GMA and the labels to deliver this unique experience.
-Chris Hauser/Hauser Promotions and GMA Board Member

“Gospel radio is a vital part of the music industry and a platform that has been centered over the years on our faith experience as a community of believers. It was important this year for our guests to experience how much GMA and the Christian community as a whole appreciate and respect Gospel’s contributions to our industry. I was honored to host these Guardians on such an incredible day at Dove, and look forward to an even bigger Gospel Radio presence next year.
– Eboni Funderburk/EFG Promotions and GMA Board Member

“The GMA is extremely grateful to our radio community for the work they do in bringing Christian and gospel music to the world, year-round. Our hope is that this experience inspires and reminds each participant that their work is vital to the reach and growth of the genre.
-Justin Fratt / Executive Vice President, GMA

Station participants included:

Air-1
Family Life/Tucson
Fish
KAXL/Bakersfield
KBNJ/Corpus Christi
KDUV/Visalia
KKFS/Sacramento
K-LOVE
KLTY/Dallas
KSBJ/Houston
KTIS/Minneapolis
KTSY/Boise
Moody Radio
SiriusXM The Message
Way FM
WBGL/Champagne
WBFJ/Winston-Salem
WBDX/Chattanooga
WBVM/Tampa
WCQR/Town of Johnson
WCVK/Bowling Green
WCVO/Columbus
WDJC/Birmingham
WHPZ/south bend
WJIE/Louisville
WJQK/Grand Rapids
WNWC/Madison
WONU/Chicago
WPAR/Roanoke
WNWC/Madison
WONU/Chicago
WPAR/Roanoke

Radio show A taste of tradition
American Urban Radio Networks / Bobby Jones Gospel Countdown
Radio DAF
Eternity Media Group
Gospel Industry Network
iHeartMedia Hallelujah
Inspiration with Carmina
National Guild of Gospel Announcers
Pastor Lenny Praise Night
Rejoice Musical Soulfood
Urban One Atlanta
Urban One Charlotte
Urban One DC
WAJA FM 102.4
WENO 760AM
WEUP AM
WFSK 88.1 FM Radio
WHUR FM
WLLV FM
Cumulus WQQK 92Q
Yes Lord Radio
About Gospel Music Association & Foundation:
Since 1964, the mission of the Gospel Music Association has been to exhibit, promote, and celebrate the gospel through music. As a trade organization, the GMA serves creatives and professionals in the Christian and gospel music industry. It supports this richly diverse community by meeting basic needs through the GMA Foundation, preserving the legacy of the genre’s pioneers through the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and celebrating the work of artists today at through events like the GMA Dove Awards – which touch millions of people around the world every year.

For more information about the Gospel Music Association, visit www.gospelmusic.org. Join the GMA social communities on Facebook, instagram, ICT Tac, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn.

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