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Former Attorney General John Ashcroft To Appear Wednesday & Thursday At National Quartet Convention

Written by SGN Scoops on September 13, 2011 – 6:11 pm -

Louisville, KY – Attendees of Wednesday night’s concert in Freedom Hall during the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY, will have the opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of Attorney General John Ashcroft (pictured in attached jpg). General Ashcroft is scheduled to serve as a keynote speaker on Thursday morning at 10:30am in East Hall; however, he will also be a part of Wednesday night’s program, which will also include more than a dozen popular Southern Gospel recording artists, including Grammy winner Jason Crabb, who will host the evening program.

Individuals unable to attend the National Quartet Convention in person have the opportunity to watch  performances taking place in Freedom Hall live, as it happens, or on demand through the NQC’s popular webcast, www.nqconlinec.com. For the past four years the NQC has offered the webcasting option to Southern Gospel Music fans unable to attend the event in person. Since partnering with 316 Networks, the NQC Webcast has become one of the Networks’ most successful subscriber webcast. All events taking place in Freedom Hall throughout NQC Week are available through the webcast.

The 3rd Annual NQC Cancer Walk, hosted by Janet Paschal, which will begin at 8:00am, starts the busy day of events on Thursday morning. The Walk proceeds benefit the Amercian Cancer Society.

Another Thursday highlight will be the Reunion of the multi-Grammy Award winning Gaither Vocal Band. Former and current members of the popular group will unite on stage in Freedom Hall for a 1:15pm concert.

Seats are available for all afternoon showcases and evening concerts and may be purchased in the North Wing lobby of the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. Visit www.nqconline.com for a complete schedule of events.

Louisville, KY – Attendees of Wednesday night’s concert in Freedom Hall during the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY, will have the opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of Attorney General John Ashcroft (pictured in attached jpg). General Ashcroft is scheduled to serve as a keynote speaker on Thursday morning at 10:30am in East Hall; however, he will also be a part of Wednesday night’s program, which will also include more than a dozen popular Southern Gospel recording artists, including Grammy winner Jason Crabb, who will host the evening program.

Individuals unable to attend the National Quartet Convention in person have the opportunity to watch  performances taking place in Freedom Hall live, as it happens, or on demand through the NQC’s popular webcast, www.nqconlinec.com. For the past four years the NQC has offered the webcasting option to Southern Gospel Music fans unable to attend the event in person. Since partnering with 316 Networks, the NQC Webcast has become one of the Networks’ most successful subscriber webcast. All events taking place in Freedom Hall throughout NQC Week are available through the webcast.

The 3rd Annual NQC Cancer Walk, hosted by Janet Paschal, which will begin at 8:00am, starts the busy day of events on Thursday morning. The Walk proceeds benefit the Amercian Cancer Society.

Another Thursday highlight will be the Reunion of the multi-Grammy Award winning Gaither Vocal Band. Former and current members of the popular group will unite on stage in Freedom Hall for a 1:15pm concert.

Seats are available for all afternoon showcases and evening concerts and may be purchased in the North Wing lobby of the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. Visit www.nqconline.com for a complete schedule of events.


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NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION TEAMS WITH JANET PASCHAL TO HOST 3rd ANNUAL CANCER WALK

Written by SGN Scoops on August 24, 2011 – 9:38 am -

Louisville, KY – The National Quartet Convention will again team with popular singer, songwriter, author and talk show host, Janet Paschal (pictured in attached jpg) to present the 3rd Annual NQC Cancer Walk. For the past two years, the event has been held on Saturday; however, this year, the event will move to Thursday, September 15.  “We have been overwhelmed by the tremendous response we have enjoyed over the past two years;” Paschal explains, “however, many Convention attendees, who have to depart the Convention early, haven’t had the opportunity to participate. For this reason, we felt Thursday would be a great option.”

Paschal, a long-time favorite among Southern Gospel audiences nationwide, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. The North Carolina native took a year hiatus from touring, while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Since resuming her travels, she has toured nationally and internationally, sharing her message of hope and triumph. In 2008, she released the literary work, Treasures of the Snow, which chronicles her battle with cancer. In 2009, she launched a weekly radio program, which continues to air on JOY FM’s network of radio stations, and in 2010 she began producing the daily Walking The Good Road radio program, which currently airs on 32 stations covering 17 states, as well as Canada.

The 2011 NQC Cancer Walk, which is being sponsored in part by Chick-fil-A and Sparpie Pens, will begin at the main entrance to Freedom Hall at 8:00am on Thursday, September 15. Various Southern Gospel artists, who have been impacted by the disease, will join Paschal for the event to greet participants and share special words of encouragement prior to the start of the Walk. “We are thrilled that Janet Paschal will once again be leading the Cancer Walk at NQC,” states NQC Executive Vice President, Clarke Beasley. “This is the third year for the event, and it is quickly turning into an NQC tradition.”

A $10.00 registration fee is required for Walk participants. The first 300 registrants will recieve a free 2011 NQC Walk t-shirt. Also, participants who register for the Walk on Tuesday, which is Christmas In September Day at the NQC, will receive Janet’s Dove Award nominated Christmas recording. Participants may pre-register throughout NQC Week in the North Wing Lobby of the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. On-site registration on Thursday morning at the Walk will begin at 7:00am at the entrance to Freedom Hall. The event is open to NQC attendees, as well as the general public. All proceeds from the Walk will benefit the American Cancer Society.

A complete schedule of events scheduled to take place during the 2011 National Quartet Convention may be obtained online at www.nqconline.com.


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JANET PASCHAL RECEIVES DIAMOND AWARD

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 9, 2011 – 11:23 am -

Branson, MO – The 2011 SGN Scoops Diamond Awards were presented on Thursday, June 30 in Branson, MO, during the 3rd Annual Branson Gospel Music Revival. As the winners were announced, the SGN Scoops Diamond Award recipient for Favorite Female Vocalist was popular singer, songwriter, author and talk show host, Janet Paschal.
The Award marks the latest of several honors bestowed upon Paschal in recent months, including a  Dove Award nomination by the Gospel Music Association for Favorite Female Vocalist and Singing News Magazine Fan Award nominations for Favorite Female Vocalist and Favorite Soloist. With more than a dozen recordings to her credit, including her latest release, Treasure, Paschal has been recognized with numerous Grammy and Dove Award nominations, and she is consistently named among Gospel Music’s favorite vocalists.
Paschal’s travels in 2011 have taken her throughout the US and Canada. Additionally, she hosts her own radio program, Walking The Good Road, which airs on more than 30 media outlets, covering 15 states across the US, as well as Canada and Europe. The program focuses on cancer awareness. Just a few of Paschal’s guests have included prominent authors and speakers Ann Graham Lotz, Dr David Jeremiah, Joni Erickson Tada and Dodie Osteen, as well as a Oympic Gold Medalist, Shannon Miller. For the past two years, she has hosted the Cancer Walk at the National Quartet Convention, Southern Gospel Music’s premier week-long festival. Proceeds from the event are presented to the American Cancer Society. The third annual event will take place in September in Lousiville, KY.
Additional information regarding Paschal is available online at www.janetpaschal.com. A complete list of Diamond Award winners is available online at www.sgnscoops.com.

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Janet Paschal Launches Daily Radio Program

Written by Rhonda on September 23, 2010 – 2:05 pm -

Burlington, NC – Noted singer, songwriter, author and talk show host, Janet Paschal has announced plans to launch a new, daily, two-minute program that will be made available to radio stations throughout the US and Canada. Five years ago, the news that the beloved singer had been diagnosed with breast cancer stunned the Christian music world. Following a year of treatments, Paschal resumed her touring schedule with renewed fervor and passion.

In November, 2008, the gifted writer released her latest literary work, Treasures of the Snow, which chroncles her triumphant battle with cancer. The book is now among the best seller’s list and has brought encouragement to many.

In an effort to provide even more cancer awareness, Paschal teamed with JOY FM’s network of radio stations in the Spring of 2009 to produce a weekly radio program. Walking The Good Road, which airs each Wednesday during the popular Morning Joy Ride, has become a huge success. “When I was journeying through the process of cancer,” Paschal shares, “I found comfort in communicating with others who had faced like challenges. I gleaned from their experiences, and, hopefully, they from mine. With the ever-increasing occurences of cancer among people with whom I worked and met daily, we began to brainstorm for a way to share a message of hope and faith to those who needed it most. In an effort to reach as many ladies and gentlemen as possible, we naturally gravitated toward radio – that wonderfully ubiquitous medium which has been exceedingly gracious to me for more than 30 years.”

On October 4, Paschal takes an even bolder step toward educating, informing and inspiring others with her story and the story of many who have walked through similar struggles, as she launches a daily, two-minute inspirational program for radio. “We will be sharing, daily two-minute segments of interviews with people who know, firsthand, what it means to have ‘cancer’ in their everyday conversation,” Paschal explains. “We will speak with Christian artists, pastors and housewives. We will interview caregivers, sons, daughters and parents of patients. We will meet oncology physicians, nurses, radiologists, exploring the entire gamut of the treatment process. Listeners will hear it first person, from those who are on the journey and who have graciously allowed us to walk alongside them for a short while.”

According to Paschal, five episodes of the daily format of Walking The Good Road will be offered to stations each week; however, those stations have the opportunity to air each episode as frequently as they like. “It is my hope,” Paschal shares, “through this program and the wonderful medium of radio, that we will be privileged to hold up the hands of those who are battling this disease. It is my hope that listeners will be encouraged, inspired and informed, and they will be victorious as they walk their own good road.”

While the concept was originally inspired by Paschal’s battle with cancer, individuals who have served as consultants for the program admit that the messages conveyed by Paschal and her guests offer encouragement and words of wisdom for individuals dealing with  any type of struggle. This possibility thrills Paschal. “We all take different roads home. Each of us is heading for the same destination, but we face our own variety of twists and turns and narrow places, as well as a few stretches that are all downhill. My prayer is that each listener will be able to identify in some way with some of the curves and crosswalks during these conversations.”

Complete information regarding the brand new daily Walking The Good Road program may be obtained on-line at www.janetpaschal.com. Stations wishing to air the program may visit the site and click on the the Radio Broadcasters icon at the top of the home page.


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FINAL DAY OF 2010 NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION

Written by Rhonda on September 20, 2010 – 3:57 am -

Louisville, KY – The 2010 National Quartet Convention will conclude on Saturday in Louisville, completing one of the most thrilling and exciting weeks in Convention history. Over 40,000 Southern Gospel Music fans, representing at least 40 states and more than a half dozen foreign countries converged upon the city of Louisville, KY, celebrating the 53nd Annual National Quartet Convention and the 100th Anniversary of Southern Gospel Music. This year’s event has featured nearly 50 of the most popular names in Southern Gospel Music, as well as some of the most prominent keynote speakers in the country, including Dr David Jeremiah, Governor Sarah Palin and Dr Charles Stanley, who will be featured on Saturday.

The final day of NQC 2010 kicked off at 8:00am with the 2nd Annual Cancer Walk, hosted by popular singer, songwriter, talk show host and cancer survivor, Janet Paschal. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society. The event is open to all NQC attendees, as well as Louisville residents who would like to participate in the event.

Another exciting highlight of the final day’s festivities is the afternoon showcase commemorating the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Southern Gospel Music. The event pays tribute to many of the artists that shaped the genre of Southern Gospel Music throughout the past 10 decades.

The final night of music begins at 6pm in Freedom Hall. Seats are still available for Saturday’s showcases, as well as the evening concert, and may be purchased at the Expo Center.

The 2011 National Quartet Convention is set to be held September 11 – 17. Seats are already on sale for all events and may be obtained by calling 1-800-846-8499 or visiting to www.natqc.com.


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Popular Female Vocalist, Janet Paschal To Host 2nd Annual NQC Cancer Walk

Written by Rhonda on September 8, 2010 – 8:38 am -

Louisville, KY – The National Quartet Convention will once again team with popular singer, songwriter, author and radio host, Janet Paschal will host the 2nd Annual NQC Cancer Walk on Saturday morning, September 18 at 8:00am on the grounds of the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. “Last year’s event was a tremendous success and we are excited to team with Janet Paschal once again to afford our attendees to give back to such a worthy cause as the American Cancer Society,” stated NQC Executive Vice President, Clarke Beasley. The National Quartet Convention kicks of Sunday, September 12 and will feature dozens of Southern Gospel Music’s most talented recording artists, as well as nationally noted speakers during afternoon showcase spectaculars and evening concerts throughout the seven-day event. The NQC Cancer Walk, hosted by Janet Paschal, is just one of the many attractions scheduled for the 40,000 fans who are expected to attend the event.

Paschal, a long-time favorite among Southern Gospel audiences nationwide, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. The North Carolina native took a year hiatus from her speaking and concert touring, while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Since resuming her travels, she has toured nationally and internationally, sharing her message of hope and triumph. In November, 2008, she released her latest literary work, Treasures of the Snow, which chonicles her battle with cancer and recently became a best seller. In 2009, Paschal began a weekly radio series, Walking The Good Road, to better promote cancer awareness. The series airs on JOY FM’s network of radio stations, covering seven states. This week, Paschal announced plans to launch a brand new daily 2-minute radio program, which will be available to radio stations throughout the United States and Canada beginning in October. The daily program features special interview segments with Christian music artists, medical professionals, pastors, authors and individuals from all walks of life who have been impacted by cancer. Paschal views the NQC Cancer Walk as yet another way to promote cancer awareness. “I’m so thrilled the NQC shares this vision,” Paschal stated, “and I’m honored to host this event, which I believe will have a tremendous impact on many individuals, just as it did last year. Last year’s event provided us the opportunity to donate over $2000.00 to the American Cancer Society, and we’re hoping for even greater success at this year’s event.”

The 2010 NQC Cancer Walk will begin at the main entrance of Freedom Hall at 8:00am. A $10.00 registration fee is required for Walk participants. The first 300 registrants will receive a free 2010 NQC Walk t-shirt. Participants may pre-register throughout NQC Week in the North Wing Lobby of the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. On-site registration the morning of the event will begin at 7:00am at the entrance to Freedom Hall. The event is open to NQC attendees, as well as the general public. All proceeds from the 2010 NQC Cancer Walk will benefit the American Cancer Society.
 
A complete list of the events scheduled throughout the National Quartet Convention may be obtained online at www.natqc.com. Tickets are still available for all events and may be ordered online or during NQC Week at the Expo Center’s North Wing.


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Janet Paschal Launches Daily Radio Program

Written by Rhonda on September 7, 2010 – 12:38 pm -

Burlington, NC – Noted singer, songwriter, author and talk show host, Janet Paschal has announced plans to launch a new, daily, two-minute program that will be made available to radio stations throughout the US and Canada. Five years ago, the news that the beloved singer had been diagnosed with breast cancer stunned the Christian music world. Following a year of treatments, Paschal resumed her touring schedule with renewed fervor and passion.

In November, 2008, the gifted writer released her latest literary work, Treasures of the Snow, which chroncles her triumphant battle with cancer. The book is now among the best seller’s list and has brought encouragement to many.

In an effort to provide even more cancer awareness, Paschal teamed with JOY FM’s network of radio stations in the Spring of 2009 to produce a weekly radio program. Walking The Good Road, which airs each Wednesday during the popular Morning Joy Ride, has become a huge success. “When I was journeying through the process of cancer,” Paschal shares, “I found comfort in communicating with others who had faced like challenges. I gleaned from their experiences, and, hopefully, they from mine. With the ever-increasing occurences of cancer among people with whom I worked and met daily, we began to brainstorm for a way to share a message of hope and faith to those who needed it most. In an effort to reach as many ladies and gentlemen as possible, we naturally gravitated toward radio – that wonderfully ubiquitous medium which has been exceedingly gracious to me for more than 30 years.”

On October 4, Paschal takes an even bolder step toward educating, informing and inspiring others with her story and the story of many who have walked through similar struggles, as she launches a daily, two-minute inspirational program for radio. “We will be sharing, daily two-minute segments of interviews with people who know, firsthand, what it means to have ‘cancer’ in their everyday conversation,” Paschal explains. “We will speak with Christian artists, pastors and housewives. We will interview caregivers, sons, daughters and parents of patients. We will meet oncology physicians, nurses, radiologists, exploring the entire gamut of the treatment process. Listeners will hear it first person, from those who are on the journey and who have graciously allowed us to walk alongside them for a short while.”

According to Paschal, five episodes of the daily format of Walking The Good Road will be offered to stations each week; however, those stations have the opportunity to air each episode as frequently as they like. “It is my hope,” Paschal shares, “through this program and the wonderful medium of radio, that we will be privileged to hold up the hands of those who are battling this disease. It is my hope that listeners will be encouraged, inspired and informed, and they will be victorious as they walk their own good road.”

While the concept was originally inspired by Paschal’s battle with cancer, individuals who have served as consultants for the program admit that the messages conveyed by Paschal and her guests offer encouragement and words of wisdom for individuals dealing with  any type of struggle. This possibility thrills Paschal. “We all take different roads home. Each of us is heading for the same destination, but we face our own variety of twists and turns and narrow places, as well as a few stretches that are all downhill. My prayer is that each listener will be able to identify in some way with some of the curves and crosswalks during these conversations.”

Complete information regarding the brand new daily Walking The Good Road program may be obtained on-line at www.janetpaschal.com. Stations wishing to air the program may visit the site and click on the the Radio Broadcasters icon at the top of the home page.


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