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Written by Staff on March 26, 2020 – 4:37 pm -


Randall Hamm. Photo by Marcie Gray – SN Fan Awards 2015: “Randall on the Red Carpet”

French Lick, Indiana – Randall Hamm, a charting DJ from WFLQ in French Lick, Indiana, is in the hospital recovering after colon surgery on Tuesday morning.

In May of 2020, Randall Hamm will celebrate his 25th anniversary promoting Southern Gospel music! His work through WFLQ-100, French Lick, Indiana, as a radio Deejay has helped literally thousands of artists put their music on the charts. As a Singing News charting deejay, Randall has gotten to know the artists and considers them family. He has been nominated for numerous awards for favorite deejay and works tirelessly to make sure the artists who make great music are heard throughout Indiana.

Randall Hamm

Randall was uncertain even up until the last minute that he would be able to make the trip to National Quartet Convention 2019. He had not been well, but despite how poorly he felt, he loaded up and made the drive from Indiana to Tennessee, interviewing artists the entire time he was there. Few people knew how sick he was.


The day after he arrived back home, he was admitted to Bloomington Hospital with a perforated colon and chest pains. Testing revealed that he had suffered a heart attack and had four blockages, so doctors were unable to resolve his heart condition with stents. After five days in the hospital, Randall was sent home to rest and let antibiotics resolve the infection that could have taken his life. As soon as he has recovered and regained strength from this colon surgery, he will undergo surgery to repair his heart.

Randall isn’t someone who calls in sick, so missing work is the most difficult part of this health crisis. Unfortunately, in order to recover from surgery, he will be hospitalized again for a couple of weeks, then sent home to recover for up to six more weeks before he is able to drive and resume somewhat normal activities.


Randall’s family shared that he had a rough night last night and is on a nitro drip to keep his heart rate from becoming dangerously high. He was sick all night and isn’t able to rest well. Please remember the family in your prayers, as no one is able to visit Randall due to the current social distancing restrictions. They know he’s in God’s hands, but it’s difficult not to be able to visit him and see first-hand how he’s doing. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Randall through these challenging times. You can read updates on how Randall is doing and make a donation, if you wish to: You can also let him know you’re praying for him on his Facebook page:

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Doyle Lawson Heralded as Legend on Woodsongs

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 1, 2013 – 10:07 am -

LEXINGTON, KY (March 1, 2013) – Doyle Lawson was heralded as a legend in his appearance on Woodsongs Old-Time DQSRadio Hour at the historic Lyric Street Theatre on Monday night in downtown Lexington.

With words of praise and appreciation for Lawson and his music throughout the show, host Michael Johnathon began the show talking with Doyle about his inspirations in music, both Bill Monroe and Doyle’s dad. Doyle recalled listening to Bill Monroe on the Grand Ole Opry and admiring how Bill commanded the music he played. “I also grew up in a gospel quartet environment, as my dad sang in an a cappella gospel quartet,” Doyle continued, “so the gospel side has been as much a part of me in developing my music as bluegrass.”

While Lawson is known for his vocals and his band’s signature harmony, with Doyle fresh off the heels of being awarded SPBGMA’s Mandolin Player of the Year earlier this month, Michael Johnathon relayed that Doyle has been as important to the genre of Bluegrass as a musician as he has been as a singer.

New songs from DLQ’s upcoming album were previewed on Woodsongs, such as “Hard to Be Forgotten,” “One Small Miracle,” and the toe-tapping “Fiddlin’ Will” which gave six-time Florida State Fiddle Champion Jason Barie a chance to flex some musical muscle. In response to feedback Johnathon received about DLQ in prior performances on Woodsongs, Michael asked Doyle to give a sample of an a cappella song Johnathon especially liked with a calypso feel. DLQ obliged, and the audience raised the roof with applause for Doyle, Corey, Mike and Josh singing “Greatest Creator of Them All.”

Michael observed that Doyle at 5 years old had listened to his heroes like Bill Monroe on the Grand Ole Opry, and Johnathon said he could imagine 5 year old kids tuning in at home listening to Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s music and wanting to sound like them. Johnathon encouraged kids who were listening to put their hearts and spirits into music, and to be happy in the music they created. He then gave three children from the audience an opportunity to be on stage and introduce the last songs by each of the show’s featured groups, DLQ and alternative grass band Lake Street Dive. Prior to DLQ closing the show with a revved up version of their perennial favorite, “Blue Train,” Doyle was introduced as “one of the most important and best looking bluegrass musicians in History!”

Heralded by Power Source Magazine recently as being much more than sequins, stones and glitz, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver sparkled in performance and appearance on that historic stage in Lexington, and may well have inspired a new generation of listening kids to pick up a mandolin or dobro and put their hearts into music … the way Doyle has spent a lifetime doing, leaving a legacy of priceless music along the way.

With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year Award. Every other album release for Doyle Lawson is Gospel, and he must be doing something right, as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Association Vocal Group of the Year, crowned in October at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, while Lawson was still gratefully basking in the glow of his induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the Ryman Auditorium in September.

Michael Johnathon’s Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour is heard by over 1 million listeners on over 500 radio stations in the U.S. and internationally, plus The Village on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, in addition to the American Forces Radio Network which broadcasts into over 175 countries and every U.S. Naval ship at sea. The show is also seen in millions of homes in America on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television stations. Woodsongs also holds acclaim as the world’s first multi-camera, weekly series broadcast on the Internet.

The Woodsongs show featuring Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will be available for viewing in the show’s archives on-line in the days to come as Show # 704 at the following link:

Photo by Kim Hornsby,

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Sirius XM to Eliminate ENLIGHTEN/Southern Gospel Radio From Its Regular Lineup

Written by Scoops Staff on April 26, 2011 – 12:05 pm -

Per programming announcements made this week, satellite radio provider Sirius XM will be relegating their southern gospel station, known as Enlighten, to an internet-only line-up.

For most subscribers to Sirius/XM, this eliminates the ability to listen to Enlighten while driving and causes a rate increase if in fact one wants to access Enlighten via the internet programming or SmartPhone application offered.

According to information on the Sirius XM website:

“enLighten” is moving to channel 805 on SiriusXM Internet Radio, where you can continue to hear great Southern Gospel music from artists like Gaither Vocal Band, Gold City and Inspirations.

If SiriusXM Internet radio is not currently part of your subscription, you can continue to enjoy Christian music on “The Message” (Channel 63) featuring Christian hits, and on “Praise” (Channel 64) where you’ll find Gospel music along with a new weekly show called “The enLighten Hour.”

You can also try SiriusXM Internet Radio FREE* for 30 days or add it to your current plan at any time for a small, additional monthly fee. Go to for complete information.

Southern gospel music fans have already begun to mobilize in protest of this change. To voice your opinion, please visit the”Save Enlighten” Facebook page, where contact information for Sirius XM is also available. It is imperative that protests be made directly to Sirius XM and not just on the FB page in order to be heard.

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Beyond the Ashes Signs with Lolo Entertainment Group

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 14, 2011 – 2:06 pm -

Members of the group Beyond the Ashes has signed a promotions agreement with LoLo Entertainment Group.  The company will handle all media and concert promotions contacts for this exciting group.  “We are proud to add a group with such diversity and talent.  These guys are bringing a younger audience to their concerts which is a big plus for this industry” says Mickey Bell of LoLo Entertainment.  The promotions agreement will include social media and website maintenance as well as customize concert promotions for each concert date as well as a variety of other promotion endeavors.

LoLo Entertainment is currently accepting requests from radio stations for customized radio liners for the members of Beyond the Ashes.  The group will be in the studio the week of January 31st recording liners for participating stations. If you are interested in receiving these liners for your show or station simply send your request by email to Mickey Bell at  Three liners per station please.

You can find out more about these and other promotions at

.  This company represents other artists such as, The Nelons, The LeFevre Quartet, New Ground and Steve Ladd.

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Written by Scoops Staff on April 26, 2010 – 9:26 am -

** Weekly 30-Minute Drama airing on over 900 Stations Worldwide **

COLORADO SPRINGS , CO – When A Peep Behind the Scenes was released in 1878, it quickly sold over 2-1/2 million copies. Now in 2010, it has been transformed into a powerful 7-part audio drama that will help reach the hurting and the lost. Masterfully written, produced, and sound engineered with original music scores by the world’s leading creatives, Lamplighter Theatre is building Christ-like character one story at a time.

In order to help listeners, churches and pastors fulfill the Great Commission, Lamplighter Theatre will give the full 7-part audio drama of A Peep Behind the Scenes away FREE from May 28 to June 30, 2010 – a $35 value. This is after the series has concluded its initial airing on May 22.

Click to Hear 2-1/2 Minute Outreach Promo from
Lamplighter Theatre host, John Rhys-Davies

“More than any audio drama we have produced to date, A Peep Behind the Scenes represents a powerful, non-threatening opportunity for Christians to reach the hurting, hopeless, and the lost,” says Lamplighter president and founder, Mark Hamby. “We want to do everything possible to make sure this message reaches people who need it. A Peep will touch hurting hearts that don’t yet know Christ, and help struggling believers find their way back to Him.”

Immediate need! Radio stations are encouraged to let their listeners know about this special, limited-time offer. Please direct listeners to where they can click on the web banner for A Peep Behind the Scenes to sign up for the free download. Web banners are also available (links below). For stations that are not already affiliated with Lamplighter Theatre, the entire 7-part series A Peep Behind the Scenes will be made available in May to be aired as a 3-½ hour block, or one episode per night for a week.

Chad Shoppa
(719) 536-9000 x127

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His Choice Music Recording Artists, One Voice, Receive National Radio Attention

Written by Scoops Staff on April 15, 2010 – 2:12 pm -

{Nashville, TN –FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE} “After years of ministering in song to crowds across the country, Marion, IL based Southern Gospel Trio “One Voice” has released their first Radio Single and is receiving rave reviews from people across the nation,” says Johnathan Bond, representative of HIS Choice Music. Bond goes on to say, “Their debut single, “Everybody Needs Jesus” is from their latest album “For All the World”, released with HIS Choice Music, earlier this year.” Matt Throgmorton, vocalist with the group states, “It has been such a blessing to see and hear how the message this song has to offer has touched so many people’s lives.” Matt Throgmorton, Bryan Cowling and Deon Baker make up the trio. They celebrated the release of their current album by performing in their home state of Illinois. They were joined by a live band and hosted a room full of fans, friends and media personnel.

With over 40 years of combined southern gospel experience, the members of “One Voice” have shared the stage with some of the industry’s most talented artists such as the Kingsmen, the Perry’s, Naomi and the Segos and the Lesters to name a few. Since the formation of “One Voice” in 2003, they have been ministering on the road and travel thousands of miles each year spreading the Gospel in music. Over the course of their ministry, they have had the opportunity to share God’s message to congregations from California to Florida and all across the Midwest. They are scheduled as a featured artist on the “Tune of the Sea” Gospel Music Cruise to the Caribbean departing in January, 2011.

For radio release information for “Everybody Needs Jesus”, please visit For more information on “One Voice” or to find out how you can join them on the “Tune of the Sea” Gospel Music Cruise, visit their website at Contact: Matt Throgmorton, manager of the group, at P.O. Box 384, Marion, IL 62959 or by calling 618.922.9922

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Mansion Radio Hits Volume 1 To Hit Southern Gospel Airwaves.

Written by Scoops Staff on April 15, 2010 – 2:09 pm -

Brentwood, TN (Mansion Entertainment) – Mansion Radio Hits Volume 1 is hitting Southern Gospel airwaves this month!

Mansion Entertainment, headquartered in Branson, MO with offices in Brentwood, TN, offers a wide array of contributions to family entertainment in America with some of the grandest theater stages in Branson, MO, the highest quality audio and video production facilities, full service marketing and distribution to the Christian and General  market and family oriented television programs. Now with its inaugural radio disc, Mansion Radio Hits Volume 1, Southern Gospel radio and its listeners will be introduced to some of Southern Gospel’s premier artists as well as  up and coming new talent from the Mansion Entertainment family.

Mansion Radio Hits Vol 1 is currently arriving at radio stations in April 2010 with new music from The Hoppers (Oh It Thrills Me), The Wilhites (I’m Going Home),  The Shireys (Unconditional Love), Marty Haggard (Walk The Row), Bonnie Deushle and the Celebration Choir (I’m Giving You Praise) and Gene Bicknell (The Glory of God). Mansion Radio Hits Vol 1 also features bonus tracks from Ben Speer and The Homeland Quartet, John Starnes, Hovie Lister and The Statesmen, Walt Mills and N’Harmony, with some of these songs being made available to the airwaves for the first time.

Mansion will also be making these songs available to radio personnel via the Mansion website for digital download. As a bonus, special previews of select artist projects will also be available for review.

For more information regarding this new music or digital download access for radio stations please contact John Mathis Jr. via email at For more information regarding artist product visit the Mansion Entertainment website,

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Written by Scoops Staff on April 15, 2010 – 1:20 pm -


Nashville, TN – The Brian Mason Show will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Sunday, May 2nd 2010.  A fixture on Sunday mornings across Nashville airwaves, the show broadcasts on Mix 92.9 (WJXA).

This popular Contemporary Christian radio program has aired on general market stations in Nashville since 1980.  The 4-hour weekly airing features long-form in-studio interviews and a programming mix blending songs of faith from the 1970’s through today.

“Over the years, the show has enjoyed a great deal of success,” says Brian Mason, program host. “When the show began, Contemporary Christian Music was still in its infancy. We’ve had the privilege of premiering many record projects and introducing hundreds of new artists and groups to our Nashville audience.”

The show’s in-studio guests have included an eclectic mix of musical notables including Pat Boone, Charlie Daniels, Michael W. Smith and Noel Paul Stookey, as well as visits from Christian music veterans like Rich Mullins, Phil Keaggy, Bob Bennett and Bonnie Keen. Gospel music luminary, Amy Grant, was one of the show’s first guests when she was just 19 years old.   The show is likely best known for its ability to embrace the roots of Christian music while introducing young artists to listeners.

The Brian Mason Show first aired on WSM-FM (SM-95) on May 4, 1980. The station’s format change in February 1983 moved the show to WLAC-FM (105.9) where it spent the next 15 years. With yet another station format change in February 1998, Mix 92.9 became the program’s new home. “The radio industry and the music industry have changed dramatically since those early days. I’ve been extremely fortunate to continue to be a part of both after all these years.”

Mason has also hosted multiple televised Christian music video programs, participated in many Dove Awards programs, emceed myriad live concert performances and charity benefits, and has served on committees for the Gospel Music Association.

Additional show history, archived audio, and guest photos are available at Registration is available on the website to win a special prize package that includes rare collectibles from Mason’s thirty-plus years of gathering gospel music memorabilia.

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Ranchland Cowboy Radio Accepting Christian COuntry CDs

Written by Scoops Staff on March 31, 2010 – 7:04 am -

From Gene & Mickey Farrington- RANCHLAND COWBOY RADIO  is one of the newest “Christian Country Gospel” radio stations on the internet.

Danny Allen & Susan Crinklaw have been Pastoring and on the evangelistic trail for many years.There new internet station is now – in need of  your CDs.

They are playing the very best Positive Country – Christian Country – Country Gospel and Bluegrass Gospel Music.
If you are interested in getting your music heard around the world. Then send your music to:

Ranchland Cowboy Radio
6086 Sir George Ln
Bozeman, MT 59718

If you would like more information about there radio station you can either call them at:970-597-9565 or go to:

E-Mail us at:

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