“Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Radio” launches on Sunday, July 9
Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame inductee Bill Gaither, whose name is synonymous with southern gospel and contemporary Christian music, will host a new weekly music program exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Radio will feature classic as well as new southern gospel music, and will debut on Sunday, July 9 on channel 62, The Roadhouse. The three-hour program will be broadcast at 9 am ET and again at 9 pm ET every Sunday.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to team up with SIRIUS to take encouraging, positive music to their many listeners on a weekly basis. It is always rewarding when our programming finds its way into new places, but in this case it is particularly thrilling to be a part of the rapidly-expanding world of satellite radio,” said Gaither, who is both a songwriter and a performer.
Gaither and his wife Gloria have written more than 600 songs, many of which have become popular standards of Christian music, for which they were named ASCAP’s Christian Songwriters of the Century. In 1991, Gaither started the “Homecoming” tours of Christian music artists, which have become among the most successful tours in the concert industry. The Gaither Music Company, located near Bill’s birthplace and home of Alexandria, Indiana, encompasses a recording studio and record label, concert and television productions, and retail and marketing operations.
Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Radio expands SIRIUS’ commercial-free Christian music offerings, which includes channel 66, Spirit (Christian hits), channel 67, Revolution (Christian rock) and channel 68, Praise (gospel).
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