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Gospel Blues Hour Family. Wanted to let you all know that 'somehow' I was recently accepted into a Facebook group intended solely for Christian Film Makers. I've made a few posts letting folks know that there are other great Christian artists, and the Gospel Blues genre, that could be used in their films. I'd love to see a film and hear our artists at the same time!!! Yes, I know, stepping outside the box again. LOL We, as a family, may want to learn more about sync publishing.
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We’ve been airing ‘The Gospel Blues Hour’ for over two years!! Its humble beginning, even before that, was a simple little podcast and we have watched it expand to 7 internet radio networks and 1 TV station and reaching people around the world!!
The Gospel Blues Hour, and its home station, Cross104, is packed to the brim with great Christian artists from around the world. The Gospel Blues Hour truly is our ‘Ministry’ show; its mission to bring the Good News t...o people around the world through Blues. I Believe God is calling on us to expand. ClassX Radio is a classic rock network of 6 stations that reach, per their statistics, 1.8 million residents. They are interested in carrying the Gospel Blues Hour, as they want to increase their Sunday offerings to their listeners. Being non-profit, the expectation is for us to pay for the airtime. They have offered to carry the Gospel Blues Hour for one year, at a cost of $5400 for the airtime. Although this is an EXTREMELY generous offer from ClassX, and presents a huge opportunity to the Ministry for bringing Christian/Gospel Blues to over a million classic rock listeners weekly, a recent heart procedure, and currently being unemployed, prevent me from taking advantage of it. The frustration, obviously, is that we are called to spread the Good News, yet here I sit with this opportunity, having to decide which bills to pay each month from Miss Katrina’s salary, unable to reach for $5400. It may as well be $50,000 which another network had quoted me.
I have been told many times in the last few days that God put this opportunity in front of us, and he will provide. I am hoping that our GBH Band Family, listeners, or churches you would share this with, would deem this a cause worthy of supporting. If so, they can go to http://www.billandkatradio.com/the-gospel-blues-hour and click on the ‘Donate’ button. If setting aside my pride to ask for help in obtaining the $5400 to spread God’s word, and believing that it will lead folks to God who probably never listen to Christian music, then all is well with my soul.

Humbly,
Brother Bill Kenton

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PLEASE READ!!! Greetings!! Brother Bill, host of 'The Gospel Blues Hour' show here. Many of you here follow my personal page (Bill Kenton) so I wanted to clarify a comment made by Steve Morgan on one of my posts last night where he mentioned 5400. We have several stations, and shows as part of the Bill and Kat Radio network. As per our mission statement we work primarily with Indie bands to get them airplay for their great music being ignored by standard radio. However, The ...

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Good afternoon Gospel Blues Lovers!!!! We have another great show this week including another Gospel Blues Hour music debut!! This week we're going to debut a new song from Brick Fields!! This week on the Gospel Blues Hour we will spin God's Word, in Blues, by The Righteous Blues Band(intro), Brick Fields, Larry Griffith, Asylum Street Spankers, Iris Trevisan, Agape Blues Company, Kl Williams, Terry Fellers, Darrell Mansfield, Ann M. Wolf, Gypsy Carns, John Called Mark, Sam B...utler, and Ben Miller !!
Get Ready to be Bluesified and Sanctified!!!! The Legal Stuff: "If you've come here looking for any of that come lay your head on the shoulder of perfect hair Jesus music, you're in the wrong place!! If you want wailing Strats, screaming Les Pauls, and down-home acoustics, we can help you with that!!"
Sunday 8am Eastern on www.cross104.com and www.Roots102.com
This one hour show plays 12 times throughout the week on Cross104.com(initial airing Sunday 8am eastern), 4 times on Roots102.com, twice in the UK on @BLUES @ RRUK, and twice on TV via local W15CG TV and its cable station just outside of Tupelo, MS, and once a week each on Branson Gospel Radio, WORB RADIO, Bayou Gospel radio, and KBAF RADIO!!!
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All!!! I am considering doing something, and hoping I can get some advice, opinions, etc. Let me start by saying, I'm only posting this in two groups because of the audience within those groups as it doesn't affect any of my 'stations'. I am considering taking 'The Gospel Blues Hour' and turning it into a 'music ministry' non-profit. There are a couple reasons for doing this, but the main reason being that any donations would then be a tax deduction for those giving to the mi...nistry. I believe this could draw donations from churches allowing us funds to increase the spreading of the Word through Blues. An example: there remains an opportunity to spread the Word through another non-profit station, here in Cincinnati, that reaches 1.8 million listeners, according to their stats, but requires the show to pay for the airtime. I believe it was $450/month. It's primarily a rock station, and with the people I met during my 'rock years', would reach a lot of non-believers. I also believe that being a 'music ministry', more stations may consider picking up the show if I have the paperwork proving that it's a non-profit ministry.
I am looking for any advice that people may have that 1) may currently have a non-profit radio show, and 2) have went through the the requirements of creating a music ministry.
I am also looking for any opinions from folks on the idea, as a whole, of turning the Gospel Blues Hour into an 'actual' music ministry. I say 'actual' because I have always felt that it IS a ministry, but then having paperwork to back my opinion.
2018 has started strong, with 4 additional stations already picking up the Gospel Blues Hour, but having been laid up the past couple weeks with the surgery, I've had a lot of time to think about ideas regarding my shows and stations. The most reoccurring thought has been regarding the Gospel Blues Hour. I firmly believe that God is wanting me to expand this ministry and that's why these thoughts keep coming to me. I also believe that if that is the case, God will provide the funds required to make this ministry a reality.
Thanks in advance, Brother Bill, host of The Gospel Blues Hour.

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Been down here in the studio far longer than I should have been today, so I'm going to post an update here, and 'hopefully' remember to share it to all our station pages next time I can get down here. This recent surgery recovery is kicking my butt, so please bear with me for the next couple weeks. Okay.... with that out of the way... some News...

'The Gospel Blues Hour' show is adding some new music, some from bands we're currently playing, some from bands we didn't have an...d so far, one GBH song recently discovered by one of our UK secular blues artists. Over the next 4 weeks we're going to have a debut song each week by these artists 'somewhere' in the show. The debut lineup will be:
Feb 11 Brick Fields
Feb 18 Eddie Bee
Feb 25 Kathryn L Washington-Shipley
Mar 4 Zoe Schwarz

'The Front Porch Jam' Indie Country show wasn't expected to ever be syndicated, but that is happening. I'm waiting on the station specifics, but for now I will tell you that Feb 19 will be the initial syndication show, AND will feature a World Premiere from Muscle Shoals' own singer/songwriter/multi gold record recording artist/producer/co-owner of Wishbone Recording Studios, and all around great guy, Billy Lawson.

There 'might' be a few things going on at Bill and Kat Radio, specifically Cross104, and Boots101 this month!!

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Good afternoon Gospel Blues Lovers!!!! We have another great show this week including another World Premiere!! This week we're going to World Premiere another new single from Steve Morgan, as well as welcoming another artist to the GBH Family- Karen E. Reynolds!! This week on the Gospel Blues Hour we will spin God's Word, in Blues, by The Righteous Blues Band(intro), Karen E. Reynolds Mission Blues, The Gospel Hummingbirds, Big Black Bible Blues Band, Jimmie Bratcher, Barb Ha...milton Maxey, The Mighty Jeremiahs, Raging Grace, Rev. Cadillac Johnson and the Revelators, Joe Lewis Band, Johnnie Red Latham, Kl Williams and Rebel Soul, and Steve Morgan !!
Get Ready to be Bluesified and Sanctified!!!! The Legal Stuff: "If you've come here looking for any of that come lay your head on the shoulder of perfect hair Jesus music, you're in the wrong place!! If you want wailing Strats, screaming Les Pauls, and down-home acoustics, we can help you with that!!"
Sunday 8am Eastern on www.cross104.com and www.Roots102.com
This one hour show plays 12 times throughout the week on Cross104.com (initial airing Sunday 8am eastern), 4 times on Roots102.com, twice in the UK on BLUES at RRUK, and twice on TV via local W15CG TV and it's cable station just outside of Tupelo, MS!!!
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To all bands, fans, and listeners!!! Each year we try to add something new to Bill and Kat Radio. We announced a few weeks ago that the Neon Music Country Legacy show is going to be added to Boots101 on 1/7. We're working on getting that added to the station calendar. That's really the only thing set in stone. However, I have a few thoughts for a few of the other stations I'd like some feedback on.
1) Roots102- Currently we have 4, 1 hour slots per week titled 'They're Aliv...e' which plays random 1 hour sets of music from my IBC library. I'm considering turning ALL DAY Saturday into a 24 hour random selection from IBC bands. Thoughts?
2) Celtic103- Am considering adding a few hours a week of Celtic Rock if I can acquire enough music. Think Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Tuatha Dea. Thoughts? Other band requests for this type of music?
3) Cross104 -Am considering adding a few hours a week of Christian Rock if I can acquire enough music. Think Petra, Stryper, The Union of Sinners and Saints. Thoughts? Other band requests for this type of music?
4) OTR105- I have all 1399 episodes of CBS Radio Mystery Theater. Thinking about running random episodes of this show all day Saturdays

That's what I'm tossing around in my head... Opinions / Thoughts / Comments / Other ideas?

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My first official radio network action of 2018- Returned Cross104.com to it's Gospel Blues (primary) playlist!!!

To those folks that listen religiously to the Gospel Blues Hour show,pun intended, I wanted to let everyone know that we will have the World Premiere from this album on next week's show (November 12). That may be my birthday, but this will be my gift, and Jimmie's, to you!! Click below for more info and to pre-order the new CD! God Bless, Brother Bill

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Good evening Gospel Blues Lovers!!!! We have another great show this week including bands you've heard, but a lot of songs you haven't !! We also have a special guest who is 'not' Gospel Blues, but the artist and CD may be my favorite of 2017 and since this is my only Christian show, I'm going to debut him here!! I'm sure you won't mind!! This week on the Gospel Blues Hour we will spin God's Word, in Blues, by The Righteous Blues Band(intro), Don Bryant, Herman Trulove, Danny... Brooks, The Altar Billies, JC and the Revival, Kingdom Brothers, Terry Fellers, Sheba the Mississippi Queen, Joe Lewis Band, John Called Mark, Lurrie Bell, The Rev. Jimmie Bratcher, and The Johnny Mannion Band !!
Get Ready to be Bluesified and Sanctified!!!! The Legal Stuff: "If you've come here looking for any of that come lay your head on the shoulder of perfect hair Jesus music, you're in the wrong place!! If you want wailing Strats, screaming Les Pauls, and down-home acoustics, we can help you with that!!"
Sunday 8am Eastern on www.cross104.com and www.Roots102.com
This one hour show plays 12 times throughout the week on Cross104.com (initial airing Sunday 8am eastern), 4 times on Roots102.com, twice in the UK on BLUES at RRUK, and twice on TV via local W15CG TV and it's cable station just outside of Tupelo, MS!!!
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Good afternoon Gospel Blues Lovers!!!! We have another great show this week including bands you've heard, but a lot of songs you haven't !! We also have a special guest who is 'not' Gospel Blues, but the artist and CD may be my favorite of 2017 and since this is my only Christian show, I'm going to debut him here!! I'm sure you won't mind!! This week on the Gospel Blues Hour we will spin God's Word, in Blues, by The Righteous Blues Band(intro), Annie MackMusic, Big Black Bib...le Blues Band, Breakin' The Bondage Blues Band, Ed Anderson, Eddie Gordon, Slide Ahead - Mark 'Mississippi Slide' Jeghers, Johnny Onion Mannion, Crossfire Gospel Band, Kl Williams and Rebel Soul, FULL GOSPEL BOOGIE BAND, Ashley Cleveland, Jimmie Bratcher, Danny Brooks, and our Special Guest Jason Matthews !
Get Ready to be Bluesified and Sanctified!!!! The Legal Stuff: "If you've come here looking for any of that come lay your head on the shoulder of perfect hair Jesus music, you're in the wrong place!! If you want wailing Strats, screaming Les Pauls, and down-home acoustics, we can help you with that!!"
Sunday 8am Eastern on www.cross104.com and www.Roots102.com
This one hour show plays 12 times throughout the week on Cross104.com (initial airing Sunday 8am eastern), 4 times on Roots102.com, twice in the UK on BLUES at RRUK, and twice on TV via local W15CG TV and it's cable station just outside of Tupelo, MS!!!
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Good afternoon Gospel Blues Lovers!!!! We have yet another premiere this week by Steve Morgan!! This week on the Gospel Blues Hour we will spin God's Word, in Blues, by The Righteous Blues Band(intro), Mickey Free, Rob Cassels, Steve Howell and The Mighty Men, Terry Fellers, Niecie, The Hallelujah Blues Band, John Called Mark, Crimson Blues, Agape Blues Company, HoundDog Mike & the Crusade, Light Blue, The Righteous Blues Band, Larry Howard, and the latest premiere from Steve... Morgan !
Get Ready to be Bluesified and Sanctified!!!! The Legal Stuff: "If you've come here looking for any of that come lay your head on the shoulder of perfect hair Jesus music, you're in the wrong place!! If you want wailing Strats, screaming Les Pauls, and down-home acoustics, we can help you with that!!"
Sunday 8am Eastern on www.cross104.com and www.Roots102.com
This one hour show plays 12 times throughout the week on Cross104.com (initial airing Sunday 8am eastern), 4 times on Roots102.com, twice in the UK on BLUES at RRUK, and twice on TV via local W15CG TV and it's cable station just outside of Tupelo, MS!!!
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Good afternoon Gospel Blues Lovers!!!! We have a premiere this week by Steve Morgan!! This week on the Gospel Blues Hour we will spin God's Word, in Blues, by The Righteous Blues Band(intro), Steve Morgan, Jimmie Bratcher, Davis Coen, Eddie Gordon, HoundDog Mike & the Crusade, Gypsy Carns, Chuck Strong and SRBQ, Crossfire Gospel Band, Kl Williams and Rebel Soul, Kelly Joe Phelps, Beth Hart, Sanctified Blues, Landon Spradlin, and Glenn Kaiser !
Get Ready to be Bluesified and S...anctified!!!! The Legal Stuff: "If you've come here looking for any of that come lay your head on the shoulder of perfect hair Jesus music, you're in the wrong place!! If you want wailing Strats, screaming Les Pauls, and down-home acoustics, we can help you with that!!"
Sunday 8am Eastern on www.cross104.com and www.Roots102.com
This one hour show plays 12 times throughout the week on Cross104.com (initial airing Sunday 8am eastern), 4 times on Roots102.com, twice in the UK on BLUES at RRUK, and twice on TV via local W15CG TV and it's cable station just outside of Tupelo, MS!!!
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Good afternoon Gospel Blues Lovers!!!! This week on the Gospel Blues Hour we will spin God's Word, in Blues, by The Righteous Blues Band(intro), Tommy Z, Terry Fellers, Joe LewisBand, The Rev. Jimmie Bratcher, Eddie Gordon, Agape Blues Company, The Tim Crahart Blues Band, Bill Irwin, Sam Butler, Tommy Ray O'Dell, Rob Cassels, Johnnie Red Latham, and Glenn Kaiser !
Get Ready to be Bluesified and Sanctified!!!! The Legal Stuff: "If you've come here looking for any of that come ...lay your head on the shoulder of perfect hair Jesus music, you're in the wrong place!! If you want wailing Strats, screaming Les Pauls, and down-home acoustics, we can help you with that!!"
Sunday 8am Eastern on www.cross104.com and www.Roots102.com
This one hour show plays 12 times throughout the week on Cross104.com (initial airing Sunday 8am eastern), 4 times on Roots102.com, twice in the UK on BLUES at RRUK, and twice on TV via local W15CG TV and it's cable station just outside of Tupelo, MS!!!
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Hey Christian Blues Lovers!!! We are still on the air, but still looking for some people able to help support us with a little as $10/month donation to help cover costs. To our bands: we still have the $50/year featured artist page available. If you want to know how that might help you, ask Terry Fellers or Miss Katrina! I'm just the radio/music guy LOL This week:
Good evening Gospel Blues Lovers!!!! This week on the Gospel Blues Hour we will spin God's Word, in Blues, by T...he Righteous Blues Band(intro), Herman Trulove, Brick Fields, Danny Brooks, The Altar Billies, JC and the Revival, Kingdom Brothers, Terry Fellers, Sheba the Mississippi Queen, Joe Lewis, John Called Mark, Lurrie Bell, Jimmie Bratcher, and Johnny Onion Mannion !
Get Ready to be Bluesified and Sanctified!!!! The Legal Stuff: "If you've come here looking for any of that come lay your head on the shoulder of perfect hair Jesus music, you're in the wrong place!! If you want wailing Strats, screaming Les Pauls, and down-home acoustics, we can help you with that!!"
Sunday 8am Eastern on www.cross104.com and www.Roots102.com
This one hour show plays 12 times throughout the week on Cross104.com (initial airing Sunday 8am eastern), 4 times on Roots102.com, twice in the UK on BLUES at RRUK, and twice on TV via local W15CG TV and it's cable station just outside of Tupelo, MS!!!
See stations for weekly show times!!

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