THE GOSPEL GREATS Program
P. O. Box 1372
Lancaster PA 17608-1372
Phone (717) 898-9100
Fax (717) 898-6600
Southern Gospel Music Guild
Southern Gospel Music Assn.
Gospel Music Association
features America's best and most popular Southern Gospel music, personally
selected by the program's host, Paul Heil. The greatest current songs from
all of the major labels and artists are featured. Included are...
Current chart-toppers according to the Singing News magazine
Ten Back Then" selectionsone each weekfeaturing a
quality song that was in the Singing News Top 10 sometime during the
past 30 years.
releasesnew, exceptional songs recorded by major artists.
Album extrasexceptional current non-single album cuts by
National song premiers! Major record companies often choose
to premiere their major new releases on THE GOSPEL GREATS program
before otherwise releasing the song because of the program's outstanding
reputation and national coverage.
|On the last program each month,
THE GOSPEL GREATS program features the official Singing
News Top 20 countdown for the following month. This is always an exciting
program as listeners find out how their Southern Gospel favorites rank on
the new month's popularity chart. The Singing News chart, compiled
monthly by surveying radio stations which play Southern Gospel music, reflects
the airplay and popularity of Southern Gospel songs
GREATS program's approach to using artist interviews
in a tightly-edited, fast-paced manner is one more thing that keeps listeners
tuning in week after week for more fascinating information about their favorite
artists in their own words! Paul Heil knows the artists
and they know him, resulting in unequaled "up-close-and-personal"
interviews. Interviews are done in-person (not on the phone) and are recorded
digitally. People remember that they heard the information about their favorite
artists on THE GOSPEL GREATS!
|| Each week, THE GOSPEL GREATS
program selects a Southern Gospel music artist (individual or group)
as the week's Featured Artist. This usually
is an artist with a song currently on the charts, or someone otherwise well
known in Southern Gospel music. A selection by the Featured Artist is included
each half hour, and, each time, is accompanied by brief, interesting in-person
comments by that artist. These comments bring to life the artists' convictions
and add interest and depth to their music whenever it is heard. All interviews
are exclusive, fast-paced, tightly-edited and interesting presented
||Occasionally on non-countdown editions,
THE GOSPEL GREATS program will devote an entire 12-minute segment
of the program to an artist group or individual worthy of special
attention. This Artist Spotlight Segment
may be a quality new artist just emerging on the national scene
with great promise, an established artist with an interesting story to tell,
or a songwriter with several current top songs.
|| An exclusive feature of THE
GOSPEL GREATS program each week is The
Gospel Greats Headline Update, a fast-paced report
of the latest news from the world of Southern Gospel music. Anchored by Paul
Heil and usually including actuality and occasional correspondent reports,
this is one of THE GOSPEL GREATS program's most popular weekly
features keeping you in touch with what's new! And Paul presents
the information with a perspective and in a manner that's fresh, authoritative
and unavailable elsewhere, satisfying those who've already heard the "hard
news" as well as those who haven't.
|| Keeping listeners interested and
involved is a key to THE GOSPEL GREATS program's proven long-term
success. That's why various giveaways are regular features on the program.
We've given away concerts (groups appearing at the winner's home church),
"Singing At Sea" Bahamas cruises (each year), cash, trips to the National
Quartet Convention, and tens of thousands of recordings over the years.
Listeners love tuning in, getting involved, and telling their friends
about THE GOSPEL GREATS program.
|| Periodically we invite listeners
to call our special "Listener Favorites" recording
lines to record an introduction to their favorite current Southern Gospel
song. From among the hundreds of callers, we select and use introductions
on an "all-Listener-Favorites edition" and several more each week until our
next call-in. Each caller whose song introduction we use on the air wins
are more new and interesting features each