The Gospel Music has announced the recipients of awards in the 2008
GMA/Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) Radio Station of the Year
contest. The radio station awards are presented to those Christian
radio stations that meet the highest standards of quality and have the
strongest impact on their listening areas. Awards are given to major,
large, medium and small market stations.
KLRC – Fayetteville, AR – Sean Sawatzky, Station Manager
KTSY – Boise, ID – Michael Agee, Station Manager
WPOZ - Orlando, FL – Dean O’Neal, Station Manager
KSBJ - Houston, TX - Tim McDermott, Station Manager
recipient in each market category was determined by a panel of judges
who reviewed the following areas - community involvement, ratings, air
check and industry leadership.
The radio stations will be acknowledged during the Dove Awards, to
be held April 23, 2008 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN.
The Doves are the culminating event for GMA Week 2008, which includes
radio specific programming through the CMB. The awards are scheduled
for live broadcast on the Gospel Music Channel, and tickets are on sale
to the public at TicketMaster.com or at DoveAwards.com.
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves
as the face and voice for the gospel/Christian music community and is
dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the gospel through
music of all styles including pop, rock, praise & worship, black
gospel, R&B, hip hop, southern gospel, country, and more. The GMA
community consists of 4,000 members including agents, artists, church
leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company
executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The
GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards, GMA Music Week, GMA Music in the
Rockies, and the GMA Academy. For more information, please visit www.gospelmusic.org.