Gospel Memories Broadcast Honors NCGCC, Rev. Timothy Wright, and Gospel Pioneers Gone Home in July

Tune to 88.7 WLUW Chicago Sunday morning, August 3, from 3:00 to 7:30 a.m. Central Time for this month’s live broadcast of “Gospel Memories” – the soundtrack to That Old Time Religion.

A special welcome to the delegates arriving in Chicago for the 75th Anniversary of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, August 2 – 8!

Not in Chicago? No problem. Go to http://www.wluw.org/, click the Listen Live button, and enjoy “Gospel Memories” from wherever you are!

Highlights of the August 3 Broadcast:

We celebrate the 75th anniversary of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, founded in Chicago in 1933 by Thomas A. Dorsey, Theodore Frye, and Magnolia N. Lewis-Butts. It has returned to Chicago for its anniversary year. Throughout the broadcast, we will feature musical highlights from convention recordings of the past thirty years.

In Loving Memory: Rev. Lawrence Roberts (rebroadcast of our “Words and Music” interview with Rev. Roberts, which aired originally in August 2006);

Michael Cook of the Mighty Clouds of Joy;

Bishop Charles Ashley Craig III of Detroit, a board member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America.

In Tribute:
On the evening of July 4, Rev. Timothy Wright (right) was badly injured and his wife and grandson killed in a horrific auto accident. We will feature some of his music with the Chicago Interdenominational Mass Choir in prayer for his physical and emotional recovery.

“The Lord’s Prayer”- Little David and the Mighty Gospel Supremes

Preacher Feature: “God’s Promise” (snippet) – Rev. James Cleveland (introduced by Rev. Lawrence Roberts and recorded at his First Baptist Church of Nutley, NJ on March 24, 1968).

Recordings by classic artists such as:
Gospel Keynotes
Bells of Joy
Myrna Summers
Sons of the Birds
Swan Silvertones
Louise Overall Weaver
Clara Ward
Bill Moss & the Celestials
The Instrumentals (a long-forgotten Chicago group)
Jessy Dixon & Chicago Community Choir
…and much more!

So tune in and turn on to “Gospel Memories”…for music that moves you and makes you move.

Request line: 773-508-WLUW

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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