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On Saturday, December 17, 2016, SC Gospel Quartet Radio and SC Gospel Quartet Awards presented an appreciation program for Toby A. Goodson. The concert was held at Faith, Hope and Charity Church in Columbia, SC.

Before reporting on the concert, let me tell you about Toby. Toby is the son of Sister Blanche and Brother Ronald Goodson. Sister Goodson is affectionately referred to as The Mouth Of The South. She is a radio angel, promoter and currently the CEO of SC Gospel Quartet Radio and SC Gospel Quartet Awards. As CEO of SC Gospel Quartet Radio, she has taken an idea of having an online radio broadcast and launched a 24/7 online station that is changing the way gospel fans around the world get their praise on at home, work and while traveling. Ronald Goodson is a songwriter, arranger, singer and musician extraordinaire, he is also the lead guitarist for The Legendary National Juniors.

Thus Toby grew up immersed in the gospel music genre. As a result, he is an exceptional drummer. He is a music producer. He is also one of the up and coming music engineers  with a unique ability to maximize digital software and equipment to get the most out of artists. So, it was fitting that his Mom and Dad would want to celebrate the holiday season with a gospel concert Appreciation Program just for their son.

The concert began with devotion by Little Ms. Danasha Richardson. What a talent. At six (6) years old, she delivered biblical scriptures and very fitting devotional songs like a pro. The concert performers were The Southern Gospel Singers, Willie Goins & The Medlondyettes, The National Juniors and The Talley Boys, with Minister Teddy Cross and Robert Williams. All of the groups were great. The National Juniors introduce the congregation to the title track from their new CD “Just Look How The Lord Blessing You And Me.”

The headliners The Talley Boys, with Minister Teddy Cross and Robert Williams took the services to greater heights.  Now, for gospel fans, you know that The Talley Boys were the musicians for the group Willie Neal Johnson & The New Gospel Keynotes. And, you also know that Minister Cross and Robert Williams were longtime members of The Gospel Keynotes as well as The New Keynotes.

So, having Minister Cross and Robert Williams on stage with the Talley Boys brought back fond memories of the legendary Gospel Keynotes. This was a reunion of sorts and what a reunion it was. Minister Cross and Robert Williams shared lead duties. Yes, Minister Cross did call “Robert” just like the late Willie Neal Johnson would have. And, yes, the guys embraced all of the comedic moves that fans were use to seeing by a performance of “The Gospel Keynotes.” But, they sang. And, they took the audience down memory lane. And, what a trip it was – with songs like, “Jesus, You’ve Been Good To Me,” “This Is Just A Rehearsal,” and so many more. What a grand time we had with this new configuration of The Keynotes.

If you are a promoter and you want to bring to your city a group that will electrify the audience and deliver that traditional gospel quartet sound with a twenty-first century flare, then you need to book The Talley Boys, with Minister Teddy Cross and Robert Williams. You will not be disappointed. And, your audience will surely be saying “Lord, I Thank You.”

There is a new station on the AIR. And, the on air personality is one that really enjoys gospel music. Thus, the name of the station is simply – Playing Great Gospel Music Radio (PGGMRadio).

Evangelist Zina Renee Washington, A/K/A Evangelist D. J. Renee, is the person behind the mike. Her station is PGGMRadio.

According to Evnagelist Renee, “PGGMRADIO is a place for listening to the very best in old school gospel music.  This station brings you music from legendary gospel artist as well as new and upcoming artist.  In addition this station brings you a variety style of music to be true to our saying “a little bit of this and that”. “

The station will also broadcast “talk shows, prayer ministries, various gospel shows, Churches and individual Men and Women of God ministering.” She wants you to also know that the station “is available for advertising businesses and events from all over the world.”

Broadcast Schedule (all times CST)

Monday – 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Tuesday and Thursday – 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM  and 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Wednesday – 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Friday – 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Check out PGGMRADIO. You’ll be glad you did!

The Fantastic Violinaires sing with MALACO

On today, January 11, 2013, MALACO Music Group signed the legendary Fantastic Violinaires to a record deal. The group is back with the label on which they released many chart topping albums in the 80’s. Check out the group’s signing by visiting their Facebook page. The link is on their website.

On hand for the the signing were Minister Danny Walker, Minister Wesley Hill and Robert Arrington. Representing MALACO Music Group was Darrell Luster.

Look for a live recording from the group later this year.