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April 21, 2009

GMA NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 13, 2009 – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced the recipients of awards in the 2009 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.

Major Market
WPOZ – Orlando, Fla.
Dean O’Neal, Station Manager

Large Market
WMHK – Columbia, S.C.
John Owens, Operations Manager

Medium Market
WRCM – Charlotte, Gastonia, Rock Hill, N.C./S.C.
Joe Paulo, Director of Broadcasting

Small Market
WLAB - Fort Wayne, Ind.
Melissa Montana, Station Manager

The 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, 2009 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. The Doves are the culminating event for GMA Music Week 2009, 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 or at

About GMA:
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 more than 3,000 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 and the GMA Academy. For more information, please visit

Founded in 2002, Christian Music Broadcasters membership represents a combined audience of over 30 million listeners. CMB brings Christian media together with the Christian Music Industry for the purpose of reaching more listeners with the Gospel message by developing and producing relevant programming. This is done though idea sharing, professional development, and education.



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