National Association of Gospel Radio elects Shreveport native as leader


A group of radio industry leaders from the inspirational music and urban gospel radio industry have come together to form the National Association of Gospel Radio with a mission to empower stations while preserving, protecting and advancing the format.

The council elected Charles Johnson of Shreveport, known as Pastor CeJay, as its first president. Johnson is a community leader and an executive with Alpha Media, owner of historic radio station KOKA in Shreveport and two other gospel stations around the country.

Other members include:

  • Executive Vice President: Kyle Glover, Reach Gospel Radio Network Executive
  • Vice President of Finance: Ju Joyner, Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting of Virginia Beach
  • Vice President of Marketing and Promotions: Fred Harris, Salem Media Group

Board Members:

  • Dr Sctonda Kelly Gordon, Program Director at Eternity Media Group
  • Chris Squire, senior vice president of sales at iHeart Media Group
  • Ron Thompson, Program Director of Radio One

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“We are the only American professional association for radio professionals working in the gospel/inspirational format,” Johnson explained. “Separately we reach thousands of ears every day, but together we reach millions of listeners. Our members include radio station programmers, executives, engineers, advertisers and salespeople. generations to help them expand their viewing base, increase publicity and support musical artists within the format. »

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Take a look at the NAGR website to stay up to date on future announcements and for more information.

Meredith G. White is an arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at mgwhite@gannett.com.

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