Thursday, February 22, 2007

Southern Gospel Satellite Survival

enLighten 34 has been available as a 24 hour, solid Southern Gospel formatted channel on XM Satellite Radio now for nearly a year. enLighten program director Marlin Taylor answered a few questions about the merger and how it will affect the Southern Gospel fans at this link.

A few key quotes from Marlin worth underlining:

Q: What will happen to enLighten, is it likely to go away?
A: Absolutely not! I am pleased to report that in listenership, enLighten ranks in the top one-fifth of all of XM's 170 channels ... with more than a half-million persons tuning in every week! And, many of "our family" are listening for long hours most every day.

This makes the enLighten body of listeners a serious segment of the total XM subscribership ... and management recognizes that a goodly number of you listen to little else in the XM lineup. Add to this the fact that Sirius has no counter-part to enLighten or anything remotely close to it.

... While I cannot speak for corporate management, it is my confirmed belief that the biggest change you, the enLighten listener, might encounter sometime in the years down the road is a change in channel number, which could occur at the point when the two channel lineups are melded into one.

Bottom line: I see absolutely nothing for anyone to be concerned about regarding the future of enLighten. Another piece of good news is that, just within the past few days, senior management has acknowledged that - even though many of you have been begging for this channel for years - enLighten 34 is a major XM success story! Hallelujah and praise the Lord!


-Daniel Britt

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Gold City

Here's the interview with all the members of Gold City, as we talk about the group's past and their current release, Revival.

You can also hear a preview of Gold City as featured on "Daniel Britt & Friends," where we take the interview and mix it with the music by our featured guests and air it nationwide each week to millions on XM Satellite Radio, channel 34.

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Newspaper article on "Daniel Britt & Friends" now posted

Back in September, just before my show on XM debuted, The Griffin Daily News published a front-page story on the new broadcast.

The full text of the story is now posted at this link (scroll down).

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Allison Durham Speer

Here's the interview I recorded with Allison Durham Speer. She married into a rich heritage of Gospel singers, and carries on that tradition with the finest ability and class. She's a great story teller and gives us a glimpse into her relationship with father-in-law Brock Speer, uncle Ben Speer, and others. What a personality!

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Friday, February 02, 2007

AUDIO>> 3 minute preview of XM's "Daniel Britt & Friends"

I've just finished production on an upcoming broadcast special with Gold City. The hour was so much fun that I wanted to give you a preview of what to expect. This will also give you a nice "Sam's Club sample" of the flavor of Daniel Britt & Friends heard weekly on XM.

Copyright laws prohibit me from offering the complete show for download online -- so the only place to hear it is by listening to XM Satellite Radio or any of its partners -- but, enjoy this sneak peek into some of the fun we have on the show!

Audio>> 3 minute preview

Link>> List of previous and upcoming guests

-Daniel Britt

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