Industry News Bits Friday 3-12-21

Rodney Baucom has been announced as the new host for the long-running “The Gospel Greats” syndicated radio show. “The Gospel Greats” is the most popular syndicated weekly radio show in Southern Gospel Music and is carried on well over 100 radio stations across America. Baucom replaces program founder Paul Heil who passed away in December. 

Paul’s wife, Shelia Heil said, “We are excited for the future and happy to welcome Rodney Baucom as the new host of ‘The Gospel Greats’ radio program. We’ve worked with Rodney over the years and know his abilities in broadcasting and his dedication to presenting the Gospel through the medium of Gospel music and radio.”

Rodney’s resume includes starting The Joy FM radio network in 1997 and assisting with the start of The Life FM in 2012.  Rodney is a five-time winner of Singing News Fan Award Large Market, two-time winner of the SGMA Station of the Year, SGMA DJ of the Year 1998, 2018 Radio Impact Dove Award with The Life FM, as well as hosting the Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown and celebrating 30 years in Gospel music radio in 2020. “The Gospel Greats” with Rodney Baucom will have its first new program beginning in April after the final Legacy program of Paul Heil airs on Easter weekend.

Plans are for Shelia to continue to provide her weekly “Shelia Shares” and the classic “Paul’s Epistles” and remain as a consultant for the program for the next several years. Shelia said, “It’s not easy to follow in the footsteps of Paul Heil, but we invite artists and friends of The Gospel Greats to welcome Rodney and show him the same love and support that you have graciously offered to Paul and our family.”


Moody Radio plans to honor the life and ministry of Luis Palau on Monday, March 15 at 2 p.m. CDT on a special edition of Chris Fabry Live. Stations who do not ordinarily air Chris Fabry Live via XDS or FTP may “sign-up” to air this daily 55-minute program on our Program Clearance Form: https://moodyradio.wufoo.com/forms/pzie5811345we6/


Curb | Word Entertainment’s Sidewalk Prophets announces “The Songs That Got Us Here, A Live Stream Anthology” tour, a concert event in which the band’s entire catalog will be played over the course of five nights. Each show is one-night only, with a different album being played from beginning to end each night. The livestream tour kicks off Apr. 2, 2021. 


It’s 100 days from NRB 2021 taking place June 21-24 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

Today is the final day to save $200 off final rates. NRB 2021 is the premier conference for Christian communicator in radio, TV, film, church media, or digital marketing.

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Milestones:
Sarah Taylor celebrates 18 years at KCMS/Seattle


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