The National Christian Radio Alliance, a division
of the Gospel Music Association, has announced Southern Gospel’s Super
Tuesday, to be held April 24, 2001, at the Nashville Convention Center in
Nashville, Tenn., during the annual Gospel Music Week. The event, which will
take place from 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., will include radio personnel, key
industry leaders and some of Southern Gospel music’s most respected artists.
Attendees will discover creative ways to increase advertising
revenues, have the opportunity to talk with other radio professionals, learn
new ways to obtain income for their stations, visit with numerous Southern
Gospel artists and enjoy artist performances. Keynote speakers and panelists
will include Dennis Jolly, of WRAC in West Union, Ohio; Jim Foster, of WPNX
in Columbus, GA; Dennis Smith, of WCGW in Lexington, Ky.; Kevin
Anderson, of WVRY/WBOZ in Nashville, TN and Jim Cumbee, President of
Non-Broadcast Media for Salem Communications.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Southern
Gospel Late Night Showcase, which will be held on Monday evening at
Nashville’s Caffe Milano. This annual event is attended by numerous industry
personnel and features showcases by several of the most requested Southern
Gospel artists. This year’s showcase will feature The Steeles, Karen Peck &
New River, newcomer Jessica King and others.
“This is a great opportunity for our industry,” stated Jim Black,
Chairman of Southern Gospel’s Super Tuesday Committee and Director of
Affiliate Relations for the Solid Gospel Radio Network at Salem Music
Network. “The chance to have DJs and radio professionals from across the
country, artists, label representatives and experienced, award-winning
industry leaders meet in one room to discuss the growth and possibilities of
Gospel music should be of tremendous value to all involved. We hope DJs
everywhere will catch this vision, participate and help us grow in our
efforts to unite as Southern Gospel radio professionals to spread the
While the NCRA has organized a radio track during Gospel Music Week
for years, this marks a first-time focus on the Southern Gospel music radio
industry. Attendees who register before December 31st will receive a
special rate–$99.00. After Jan 1st, registration will be $125. The
registration fee will include breakfast and lunch on Tuesday.
For further information or to register, contact the Gospel Music
615-242-0303, ext. 223.