NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 12, 2008 -- The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced the finalists for the 2008 GMA/Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) Radio Station of the Year contest.
The radio station awards are designed to publicly acknowledge 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. The winners in each market category will be determined by a panel of judges who review the following areas - community involvement, ratings, air-check and industry leadership.
KSBJ Houston, Texas Tim McDermott, station manager
KCMS Seattle, Wash. Rick Carter, station manager
KLTY Dallas, Texas John Peroyea, station manager
KXOJ Tulsa, Okla. David Stephens, station manager
WPOZ Orlando, Fla. Dean ONeal, station manager
KDUV Fresno, Calif. Bob Croft, station manager
KTSY Boise, Idaho Michael Agee, station manager*
*Only one station entered in the Medium Market category.
KSWP Lufkin, Texas Dwyan Calvert, station manager
KJIL Meade, Kan. Mike Luskey, station manager
KLRC Fayetteville, Ark. Sean Sawatzky, station manager
GMA will notify the winners before the 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards on April 23, 2008. The winners will be acknowledged during the GMA Dove Awards broadcast. The GMA Dove Awards are the culminating event for GMA Music Week 2008, which will be held at various locations in downtown Nashville from April 19-23, 2008 and include radio specific programming through the Christian Music Broadcasters Seminar (CMB).
The Radio Station of the Year winners from 2007 were KSBJ/Houston, Texas; WPOZ/Orlando, Fla.; WMHK/Columbia, S.C.; and KSWP/Lufkin, Texas.
ABOUT THE GMA
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves the Christian/gospel 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. On behalf of its 4,000 members which include agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers and songwriters, the GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards, which recognizes achievement in all genres of Gospel music and is the premiere television awards show for Christian/gospel music. Other programs presented by the GMA are GMA Music Week, GMA Music in the Rockies and the GMA Academy. GMA is also actively engaged in advocacy efforts with members of Congress and other governmental agencies on issues like copyright protections, digital rights and music piracy. For more information, visit www.gospelmusic.org and www.doveawards.com.
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