Monthly Archives: June 2013
James Marvell and Buddy Good.
The band – “The Country Cavaleers”
Click the red play button below to listen to a Music Charts Magazine Celebrity Interview with:
“James Marvell” of “The Country Cavaleers”:
Long hair, an anti-drug message, two well-known guys in the music industry, and the decade is the 70’s. Who would have thought that two young men by the names of James Marvell and Buddy Good would became the original outlaws of country music?
James Marvell and Buddy Good appeared in concerts with Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Freddy Fender, Loretta Lynn, Jack Green, Johnny Cash and multiple other country music legends. Country Cavaleer’s early recordings were on Cutlas and CSA Records. Later, the duo was picked up by MGM Records.
James Marvell sang lead and Buddy Good sang harmony. Both James and Buddy played acoustic guitars that were given to them by Grand Ole Opry Legend Billy Grammer. During their career, Hank Williams Sr.’s band “The Original Drifting Cowboys”, with Jerry Rivers on the fiddle, backed up some of The Country Cavaleer’s concerts.
How they got there:
James Marvell and Buddy Good started out as a garage band in the 60’s and ended up as the band calling themselves “The Skopes”. The Skopes were on USA Records, the same record label as the well-known band “The Buckinghams”. “The Skopes” had a big song written by their manager John Centinaro and James Marvell titled “She’s Got Bad Breath” which was a success as well as the demise of the group since a mouth rinse company with a similar name put a stop to it.
From there, James Marvell and Buddy Good joined the mega hit band “Mercy” which not long afterwards skyrocketed up the charts in Billboard, Cash Box and Record World Magazine to number 2 with the million seller hit song “Love Can Make You Happy”. “Love Can Make You Happy” was written by Jack Sigler Jr. and became the number 2 song under “The Beatles” number 1 song “Get Back”. The year was 1969.
After leaving the band Mercy in 1970 James Marvell and Buddy Good went on to become known by many as the original country music outlaws, a decade ahead of their time. An unlikely duo who’s odds were not high had a 3rd time success come to them as their new band “Country Cavaleers” was formed.
Country Cavaleers were known for their turntable hits singing songs throughout the 70’s like the “Stop In The Name Of Love”, the 1973 hit song “Humming Bird “and the 1976 hit song “Te Quiero (I Love You in Many Ways)” which were both charting songs. Some other Country Cavaleer songs you may know or may have forgotten are “Sweet Yesterdays“, “I’ve Got My Mind Satisfied“, “Everett The Evergreen“, “Call Back Operator” and the Jack Clement original “Now I Can Live Again.”
The Country Cavaleers sang and played guitar on the Wilburn Brothers TV program in the 70’s which is currently in reruns on RFDTV.
James Marvell, former lead singer of the duo, is still at it today. He recently won two rounds of The Texaco Country Showdown this 2013. What will James do next? It’s hard to tell. One thing is for sure. James Marvell has lived and is part of country music history.
I knew it at the time…… I thought about it while I was listening to this CD….. I’m thinking about it right NOW, and getting madder by the minute!!!
Eric and Leigh Gibson were about two hours away from my home doing a show at Byron Berline’s Double-Stop-Fiddle-Shop Theater in Guthrie, OK last year….and I missed it! I’ve been kickin’ myself ever since! Byron’s theater is intimate, warm and diligently refined for acoustic music. In other words, the perfect place to have seen the 2012 IBMA Entertainer’s Of The Year. And I MISSED IT!
I guarantee that won’t happen again…..
“They Called It Music,” their third, and latest release on Compass Records, was recorded at Compass Studios in December, 2012. Eric, Leigh and the “third Gibson Brother,” Mike Barber, their twenty year veteran bass player, produced it with noted engineer Ben Surratt behind the recording board. In 2011, The Gibson’s CD, “Help My Brother,” was the IBMA Album Of The Year, and there’s absolutely no reason why this CD shouldn’t be in the running for that title again.
With Eric on banjo and guitar, Leigh on guitar and Mike on upright bass, they are joined by long time band mates Clayton Campbell on fiddle and Joe Walsh on mandolin. According to Eric, the title song had been worked out and stage tested, but the rest were recorded with minimal rehearsal time. You’d sure never know it by listening! The band grabbed on to these songs and just took off! All the years of being on stage together have seasoned this unit and given them each a sixth sense for how the others are going to jump, move and sway to the rhythm of each song. The dual strength of Eric and Leigh form a middle ground that Mike’s bass just has to add propulsion to, and Clayton’s fiddle and Joe’s mandolin are like hornets darting in and out of the songs stinging your ears with solos and fills.
This recording really shows off the best side of each player, and “Engineer Ben” caught it all in the studio. While working on this review, the band’s press agent released the news that Joe Walsh would be leaving the band to follow another path, and in an e-mail to me from Eric, they wished him well and praised his work on this CD. Although Eric and Leigh have not named a replacement at this time, when the right one comes along, I’m sure he’ll be the “pick of the litter!” New members usually bring vitality, energy and new perspectives, so I fully expect the next incarnation of The Gibson Brother’s Band to be even better than this one.
An even dozen songs are the result of last December’s sessions. Six are originals, and the other six are by such well known and noted writers as Loretta Lynn and Shawn Camp, Joe Newberry, Mark Knopfler, Austin Taylor, Roy Hurd and Elizabeth Hill, and J.L. Frank and PeeWee King. Each one is distinct and interesting in it’s own way. Knopfler’s “Daddy’s Gone To Knoxville” is a favorite. “Home On The River,” by Austin Taylor, dating back to 1913, shows just how superb Eric and Leigh carry the gospel message musically. Their duet on this one is zealous and contagious. You’ll be wanting to sing and clap along from the front pew!
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Unique Summer Program Brings Together Youth With Outstanding Artists And Music Industry Professionals
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 25, 2013) — The GRAMMY Foundation® (www.grammyfoundation.org) announced today that 99 talented high school students from 87 U.S. cities and 27 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the ninth annual GRAMMY Camp® program. In addition, through a partnership with GUCCI, four international students from Japan and England will attend GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles, bringing the total number of students to 103 this year. The Foundation’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Los Angeles from July 13–22 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and in New York from Aug. 4–12 at Converse Rubber Tracks. This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported in part by Converse. “When we started this GRAMMY in the Schools® program nine years ago, we had very high hopes and aspirations for GRAMMY Camp ” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “And I can truly say we’ve met our goals to offer young people a hands-on experience that delivers a sense of what it’s like to have an actual career in the music industry. Teens spend their time at GRAMMY Camp working with GRAMMY®-winning artists and industry professionals gaining knowledge and sharpening their skills, so they will be ready to take the next steps in their careers.” Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2014 are currently online at www.grammyintheschools.com and the deadline is March 31, 2014. Financial aid is available and approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance. “Almost every artist and music professional who we bring to GRAMMY Camp comes away saying two things — ‘These kids are so talented’ and ‘I wish I’d had this kind of experience when I was young,'” said Kristen Madsen, Sr. Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. “This underscores the collaborative and immersive nature of GRAMMY Camp, and the fact that the experience produces lasting effects and positive influences for the campers who participate each summer.”
GRAMMY Camp L.A.: July 13–22 The program offers selected high school students an interactive 10-day residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program offers six music career tracks: Engineering for Audio & Video; Electronic Music Production; Multimedia; Music Business; Songwriting; and a performance track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboard, vocal, and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or performances. GRAMMY Camp L.A. will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles. 2013 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees and Tracks
Zoe Adler Long Beach, Calif. Multimedia
Kelsey Alexander Orange Beach, Ala. Music Business
Wes Anderson Oneida, Ill. Bass
Houston Averiett II Missouri City, Texas Audio Engineering
Hudson Barineau Houston Guitar
Kellcee Batchelor Tarboro, N.C.
Music Business Colby Benson Mililani, Hawaii Songwriting
Harun Bonnett Brooklyn, N.Y. Drums
Haleigh Bowers Chino Hills, Calif. Songwriting
Conner Broome Henderson, Tenn. Keys
Rachel Brothers Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Songwriting
Patrick Bucknor Los Angeles Electronic Music Production
Isaiah Carter Lee’s Summit, Mo. Drums
Ryan Casey Glen Allen, Va. Guitar
Ben Cohen Columbia, Md. Electronic Music Production
Elizabeth Cohen Los Angeles Music Business
Zoe Concha Beverly Hills, Calif. Vocal
Carter Couron San Diego Drums
Cael Dadian Poway, Calif. Vocal
Daniel Davila Encino, Calif. Music Business
Mark Diaz San Fernando, Calif. Bass
Shelby Dibs Howard Beach, N.Y. Music Business
Isaac Duribe London, England Electronic Music Production
Sabrina Elam Baltimore Songwriting
Hayley Emerson Beverly Hills, Calif. Multimedia
Brendan Eprile Bennington, Vt. Vocal
Jacob Feldman Tarzana, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Jennifer Firestone Chesterfield, Mo. Music Business
Sophia Forino Corona del Mar, Calif. Music Business
Dane Foster Los Angeles Multimedia
Yasamin Ghodsbin Newport Beach, Calif. Audio Engineering
Wyatt Giampa Portola Valley, Calif. Audio Engineering
Zach Gospe Los Altos, Calif. Songwriting
Alecia Greene Atlanta Multimedia
Rita Guzman Decorah, Iowa Music Business
Raina Henderson Closter, N.J. Electronic Music Production
Seth Irby San Diego Bass
Nasya Jeffers Owings Mills, Md. Vocal
Noah Kovalick Newbury Park, Calif. Audio Engineering
Mikey LaSusa Eagan, Minn. Guitar
Devon Lawrence Mill Valley, Calif. Songwriting
Anh Le Madison, Wis. Songwriting
David Li Chandler, Ariz. Keys
Danielle Lowe Los Angeles Multimedia
Wyatt Lowe San Marcos, Calif. Guitar
Kennedi Lykken Spicer, Minn. Songwriting
Graham Marsh Houston Audio Engineering
Jacob McCoy Nashville Audio Engineering
Jonathan McCoy Wyncote, Pa. Electronic Music Production
Evan Mehta Burbank, Calif. Keys
Christine Meisenhelter Aberdeen, N.J. Bass
Devan Monroe Pearland, Texas Drums
Autumn Myers Howell, N.J. Music Business
Takumi Nakayama Shizuoka, Japan Winds/Strings/Horns
Tanya Orlov Redondo Beach, Calif. Audio Engineering
Pavlina Osta Port Orange, Fla. Multimedia
Quinn Oulton London, England Winds/Strings/Horns
Ross Phillips Indianapolis, Ind. Electronic Music Production
Jason Saitta Chantilly, Va. Songwriting
Tafari Salaam Beaufort, S.C. Winds/Strings/Horns
Dorian Sanders Maryland Heights, Mo. Guitar
Ryota Sasaguri Kagawa, Japan Winds/Strings/Horns
Julian Scanlan Mount Laurel, N.J.
Electronic Music Production Drew Schwendiman Summit, N.J. Multimedia
Jahmori Simmons Douglasville, Ga. Electronic Music Production
Aaron Spieldenner Normandy Park, Wash. Audio Engineering
Dominic Spitaliere Huntersville, N.C. Electronic Music Production
Tyler Talmadge Albuquerque, N.M.
Electronic Music Production Chloe Tang Phoenix Songwriting
Camille Thornton Great Falls, Va. Songwriting
Lilliana Villines Van Nuys, Calif. Songwriting
Chase Walker Riverside, Calif. Guitar
Marcus Wanner Nashville Guitar
Maxwell Yi Houston Electronic Music Production
GRAMMY Camp N.Y.: Aug. 4–12, 2013 GRAMMY Camp N.Y. is a nine-day residential program for high school students that offer campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams. This real-world, hands-on environment will involve an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product, and will culminate in a launch party. GRAMMY Camp N.Y. will be hosted by Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, N.Y.
2013 GRAMMY Camp New York Selectees and Tracks
Niki Bottoni Allentown, Pa. Electronic Music Production
Cody Brady Sea Cliff, N.Y. Bass
Brooks Brown Leawood, Kan. Electronic Music Production
Michael Cappelluti Marlboro, N.J. Keys
Mackin Carroll Huntington Beach, Calif. Songwriting
Lauren Craig Chicago Multimedia
Daniel Davila Encino, Calif Vocal
Isabella Englert Valley Cottage, N.Y. Songwriting
Michael Ervin Rock Hill, S.C. Drums
Amelia Eversole Folsom, Calif. Multimedia
Adam Gould Farmington Hills, Mich. Audio Engineering
Jadha Gunawan Sugar Land, Texas Multimedia
Abby Kanfer Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Multimedia
Samuel Korycki Kalamazoo, Mich. Guitar
Logan Lawrence Arlington, Texas Electronic Music Production
Michael Maple Ashland, Wis. Electronic Music Production
Reath Neilson Pasadena, Calif. Songwriting
Whitney Nixon Corona, Calif. Audio Engineering
Angelica Pollard San Ramon, Calif. Multimedia
Victoria Pritchard Spring Lake Heights, N.J. Songwriting
Valentina Rico Fort Lauderdale , Fla. Songwriting
Hanani Taylor Columbus, Ohio Vocal
Ben Thomas Philadelphia Audio Engineering
Samantha Vick Seattle Multimedia
Kyle Ward Rumson, N.J. Guitar
Isaiah Weatherspoon Jeffersonville, Pa. Drums
Emily Weeks Atlanta Songwriting
Bobby Woody Baltimore Audio Engineering
T.J. Wooten Tarboro, N.C. Electronic Music Production
The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in K through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. For more information about our music education programs, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools®” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter @GRAMMYFdn at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn and join us on Instagram @GRAMMYFdn.
Robert Calvin “Bobby” Bland (January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), also known as Bobby “Blue” Bland, was an American singer of blues and soul. He was an original member of the Beale Streeters, and was sometimes referred to as the “Lion of the Blues”. Along with such artists as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Junior Parker, Bland developed a sound that mixed gospel with the blues and R&B. An imitator of Frank Sinatra, he was also known as the “Sinatra of the blues”; his music was also influenced by Nat King Cole.
Bland was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.
Bland was born in the small town of Rosemark, Tennessee. Later moving to Memphis with his mother, Bland started singing with local gospel groups there, including amongst others The Miniatures. Eager to expand his interests, he began frequenting the city’s famous Beale Street where he became associated with an ad hoc circle of aspiring musicians named, not unnaturally, the Beale Streeters.
Bland died on June 23, 2013 at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, after an ongoing illness. He was 83.
Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Bland
Music Charts Magazine brings to you a Celebrity Interview with Josh (Joshua) Cobb of Legacy Five, Gold City and now “The American Three”
– this interview was done by:
Big Al Weekley’s(Americana/Gospel Show) which can be heard every Sunday morning on KRVN’s 50,000 watt “880 AM Rural Radio” – located in Lexington, Nebraska.
KRVN.com – “The Voice of the Midwest”
Listen to Josh Cobb’s interview by pushing play below on the red player:
A little bit about Mr. Josh Cobb –
Josh Cobb with “Legacy Five Quartet”:
Legacy Five is a Southern Gospel Quartet founded by former Cathedral Quartet members Roger Bennett and Scott Fowler after the owners of the Cathedral Quartet, Glen Payne and George Younce, decided to retire in 1999. Group members attribute their success to the changing face of gospel music and their willingness to adapt to it. As a result, the group has won numerous awards.
The group is co-owned by Scott Fowler and Debbie Bennett.
Legacy Five’s very first lineup consisted of tenor Josh Cobb (right), lead Scott Fowler, baritone Scott Howard, bass Glenn Dustin, and pianist Roger Bennett. Bennett supplied a fifth vocal part in some songs, but when he sang, it was mainly for verses. The group enjoyed great success with their first album release, Strong In The Strength. The group’s first Top 10 hit, “I Stand Redeemed”, featured young tenor Josh Cobb. Cobb won the Horizon Individual award at NQC in 2000.
Josh Cobb with “Gold City Quartet”:
The Mississippi-based Christianairs were renamed Gold City in Dahlonega, Georgia at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve to begin the year 1980 with bass Dallas Gilliland, tenor Bob Oliver, lead singer Jerry Ritchie, and baritone Ken Trussell. The group’s owner was initially Floyd Beck, who sold the quartet to Tim Riley, Ivan Parker, Brian Free, and Gary Jones. Bass Tim Riley would replace Gilliland as the permanent bass singer in July of that same year. The group was an instant success in the industry, appearing on the main stage of the National Quartet Convention in October 1981. By 1982, tenor Brian Free, lead Ivan Parker, and pianist Garry Jones had joined Riley to form a consistent nucleus that remained together until the end of 1993. Mike LeFevre joined in 1985 to sing baritone, replacing Jerry Ritchie.
On April 28, 2009, tenor, Steve Ladd, announced that he would be leaving Gold City. On June 17, 2009, it was announced that Chris Cooper would be filling the tenor position. It was announced in July 2009 that Josh Simpson would be leaving Gold City in August to go to college. His temporary replacement was Curtis Broadway who played on Band of Gold dates. Gold City Bus driver Jim Korn filled in on keys after the Band of Gold quit traveling with the group. It was announced on August 11. 2009 that Aaron McCune had departed Gold City and a replacement was being sought.
Later in December, it was announced that Chris Cooper left Gold City and a replacement would be found by the end of Christmas break. Over the Christmas break, it was announced that former Legacy Five tenor Josh Cobb would be joining the group, and former Ernie Haase & Signature Sound pianist Roy Webb would join as the pianist. It was also announced that Tim Riley would be committed to full-time traveling with Gold City.
Current: Josh Cobb with “The American Three”:
With select ingredients, a gourmet feast suitable for the most discerning taste, is the savory result.
Such is the musical recipe of three extraordinary singers; Josh Cobb, Sam Swerczek and Nathan Mickle. In a delectable combination of uniquely American and singularly gifted vocalists, the three men have formed “The American Three”.
The vision of producer Vince Kavanaugh, The American Three is a group that strives to represent the entire nation in song with a spirit of hope and kindness. A tremendous fan of the award winning Canadian Tenors, Kavanaugh set off to find three men in America who shared his vision.
Utilizing the tools of traditional networking and contemporary social media, Kavanaugh launched a search for three stellar talents who would become one voice. After finding Josh, Sam and Nathan, an exhaustive search for material and months of rehearsals began. The magic in the studio was undeniable as producer and artists heard and felt the titillating sense of hope and inspiration as each song was recorded.
With equal parts Broadway, Rat Pack, Pop, Great American Songbook and beloved classics, The American Three delivers a collection that will surely appease a broad range of musical tastes. The album is reflective of the group’s live performance; steeped in the tradition of great vocalists and yet contemporary in production with brilliant onstage dynamics.
The debut project, One, includes eleven brilliantly arranged tunes, including the patriotic single, “We Are America (The Toast).”
First Music Video from Young Singer Who is Opening 16 Stadium Shows for Taylor Swift This Summer
Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr. (January 20, 1923 – June 19, 2013), known professionally as Slim Whitman, was an American country music and western music singer/songwriter and instrumentalist known for his yodeling abilities and his smooth high octave falsetto. He sold in excess of 120 million records.
He was consistently more popular throughout Europe, and in particular Britain, than in his native America, especially with his covers of pop standards, movie songs, love songs, folk tunes and gospel melodic hymns. His 1955 hit single “Rose Marie” held the Guinness World Record for the longest time at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart until Bryan Adams broke the record in 1991 after 36 years. In the US his “Indian Love Call” (1952) and “Secret Love” (1953) both reached number 2 on the Billboard country chart. Whitman had a string of hits from the mid-1960s and into the 1970s and became known to a new generation of fans through television direct marketing in the 1980s.
In 1955 in the United Kingdom, he had a No.1 hit on the pop music charts with “Rose Marie.” With 11 weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart, the song set a record that lasted for 36 years. Soon after, Whitman was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry, and in 1957, along with other musical stars, he appeared in the film musical Jamboree. Despite this exposure, he never achieved the level of stardom in the United States that he did in Britain, where he had a number of other hits during the 1950s and 1960s. Throughout the early 1970s, he continued to record and was a guest on Wolfman Jack’s television show The Midnight Special.
After 1957 Whitman lived at Woodpecker Paradise, in Middleburg, Florida, a city located south of Orange Park, Florida in Clay County.
Whitman’s wife of 67 years, Alma “Jerry” Crist Whitman, was a songwriter and embroiderer as well as the daughter of a church minister. She died in 2009 as a result from complications arising from kidney failure. They had a daughter Sharon, and a son Byron K. Whitman, who is also a performer and who toured and recorded with Whitman on numerous occasions.
Slim Whitman died of heart failure on June 19, 2013 surrounded by family at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida. He was 90.
Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slim_Whitman
A BIG Music Charts Magazine Welcome to “KJNP” (1170 AM – 100.3 FM – TV 4) in North Pole, Alaska
KJNP 1170 AM is a 50,000 watt radio station that can now be found with many other great radio stations on our Music Charts Magazine links page:
When I was watching the new Mountain Man TV series on the History Channel, I saw Marty Meierotta sitting at his cabin in the middle of nowhere in the mountains of Alaska. He put a large pole up against the cabin which was made from a tree. It had an antenna on the top and one radio station was the only thing keeping him attached to civilization. It was North Pole, Alaska 1170 AM KJNP. They had his wife and kids wish him a good night and a safe return. I was so impressed that I contacted KJNP and asked if I could feature their radio station at Music Charts Magazine’s website. Needless to say, I spoke with two very friendly ladies who told me it was a gorgeous day in North Pole, Alaska at 86 degrees. KJNP has a sod roof and has to be a DJ’s dream to work at such a historical building. It’s America’s radio beacon of the north and rightly so. Please visit them by clicking on the KJNP logo up above.
Jason Rogers – CEO/Editor in Chief of Music Charts Magazine, Inc
History of KJNP:
Co-Founders of KJNP, Don Nelson (deceased-May 8, 1997) and Gen Nelson (deceased-April 12, 2009) both came to Alaska in April 1956 with their daughter Judy and started their ministry in Steven’s Village. Their sole purpose in life is to reach souls for Jesus. After Don learned to fly, they conducted Daily Vacation Bible Schools in different villages and meetings in the villages as well. KJNP was the result of a winter storm and the frustration of trying to fly into the villages to celebrate Christmas. Their only way of touching base was getting on a radio station in Fairbanks and broadcasting the gospel message from there. The response they received was great and they were asked to do a regular program called “Far North Gospel Song and Hymn Time” using country/gospel music interspersed with comments from Don and Gen.
KJNP AM is a 50,000 watt station and is on air approximately 19 hours a day. It reaches North Pole, Fairbanks area and remote villages in Alaska in the radius of 200 miles in the summer and an unknown distance in the winter months. An example; New Zealand in the South Pacific. The format is Country/Gospel music, News, & Bible, Children & Family Programs. KJNP Radio also has a Satellite Network that puts their programming of the AM station on local FM Translators watts covering Barrow and Tok, Alaska. Regular FM Translators are at Dot Lake, Fort Yukon, Circle and Central Alaska.
Trapline Chatter is a unique program on KJNP.
KJNP-FM is 25,000 watts. 24 hours a day KJNP-FM reaches the Greater Fairbanks, Alaska area and remote villages surrounding. It has a radius of 150 miles from our transmitters on Ester Dome (a hill on the out skirts of Fairbanks, Alaska) which is approximately 1600 feet above the average terrain.
The format is Classical/Sacred Music. KJNP FM is an affiliate with Moody Broadcasting Network out of Chicago.
Pickler Will Perform Current Single “Someone Somewhere Tonight” for the First Time on Television