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By: The Gospel Greats  09-12-2011
Keywords: Radio, Radio Stations, Southern Gospel

A major impact "The Gospel Greats" program has had over the years has been helping to expose Southern Gospel music fans to the artists—their music, their testimonies and their lives. So it is with great pleasure that we are now able to offer some additional services to artiststo help expand their growing music ministries.  We'd like to help..

SONG RIDE-ALONG SERVICE Are you just out of the studio with a song you just can’t wait to get to radio? Have a song you’d like to “test” on a number of stations before making it an “official” radio single? Here’s a solution.. Each week, The Gospel Greats program is distributed on quality CDs to more than 200 radio stations across the United States and Canada. Now, if you have a song you would like to get to these stations quickly for their own use, we can include the song as an extra cut on our weekly program CD. The station can then use the song immediately upon receipt, often as little as two or three days after we get the song and mail it. And, of course, it’s uncompressed CD quality. With such a shipment, we alert the station with a special notice and include a full page of information about any such songs included. Stations love it because they get such songs “first!”  Many of our affiliates have asked for more such “ride-alongs.” (We call it that because, of course, your new song “rides along” on our program CD.) Steve Easter is one who has used the service with excellent results: “I had a lot of DJs call and tell me how good the single was even before my disc went out [because it had gone out] on your disc. Everybody listens to The Gospel Greats, so any artist that wants to get their new single out there, to me that is the best way to do it.” (Note: This service is NOT meant to compete with regular radio compilation and promotion services, but rather is an extra “advance” service to get songs out quickly to our affiliates. There is no tracking or other promotion involved, other than as described above. Only “The Gospel Greats” affiliates, of course, receive this service. Naturally, stations apply their normal standards of evaluation to music received from this as well as any other source.) Call 717-898-9100 for rates or write .

Paul & Shelia,
Just a quick note to let you know that your ride-along program is a real blessing.  So glad we did it.  I think it helped a lot.. We feel like the ride-along got attention and helped us a lot with the song doing so well so quickly.  Thank you; we will be using the ride-along program again!
 — Big MO
AUDIO PRODUCTION Paul Heil is the best-known radio voice in Southern Gospel music and his production style is thoroughly professional. All audio production work is recorded and edited digitally for top quality, just as is the case with The Gospel Greats radio program itself. Although the amount of additional production time available is very limited, Paul provides the following production services to the industry:

CONCERT SPOTS. If you would like a high-quality radio spot for your upcoming concert, Paul can do it for you and provide the spot on as many CDs as you need to go to radio stations. Other non-concert spot production is also available.                  
CONCERT INTROS. Pre-recorded introductions and announcements to be used at your concerts. (Heard on the “Spark A Flame” tour and others.) — RADIO SPECIALS. If you need a program-length radio special about your artist, Paul Heil can produce and voice it for you. He has provided this service to many top record labels for more than two decades, including Word/Canaan, Daywind, Homeland and others.
(Requires an interview with the artist if sufficient interview material is not already on file.)
(Accepting only a limited number of such productions due to time constraints.) Call 717-898-9100 for rates or write . Note:These services are subject to schedule limitations and studio production time availability. Such additional work is not usually accepted during November and December each year due to heavy existing production schedules involving The Gospel Greats program.

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Keywords: Radio, Radio Stations, Southern Gospel, Southern Gospel Music