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For those, like myself, living outside the US, online radio is a Godsend, and some of my early exposure to Southern Gospel came via online music. I wrote about this in three articles (all now rather out-of-date):


* Bourbon and Rattlesnake – The Attractions of Southern Gospel Music

* Best Southern Gospel Music – Online Recommendations

* Gospel Lighters - Impassioned, Hellfire Preaching Mixed with Raw and Gutsy Music


Douglas Harrison has written a very fine commentary on SG radio. There are good directories of radio stations at ChristianTuner and at


The following list is those stations that I know about. There are certainly others, and new ones keep appearing. Be aware that connections aren’t always certain, and reception can sometimes be indifferent.


All Quartets Radio

A personal favorite. Carl Ramsey is passionate about Southern Gospel and its traditions, and launched this station as a personal ministry, with his late wife Carlotta. I interviewed Carl twice in 2003, here and here.
Fee-based Southern Gospel channel, available online from XM satellite radio. Radio

Wall-to-wall Gaither Homecoming music. Fabulous stuff, but for fee-paying members only.

Global Southern Gospel
Randy Renigar broadcasts Southern Gospel favorites from North Carolina.
Gospel Classics
Streaming audio of selected gospel greats.
The Gospel Greats
Paul Heil's popular weekly program.

The Gospel Hiway
Popular 24-hour Southern Gospel station.
Gospel Now
"Great Gospel Music."
The Gospel Station
"Lifting up the name of Jesus in song."
Heavenly Tracks
Texas-based station.

Joy FM
"A listener-supported ministry bringing you today's Southern Gospel music and Christ-centered programming."

"Your source for Southern Gospel and Country Gospel music." 
"Oldest online 24-7 Southern Gospel radio station in the world."

NewLife FM
"On NewLife FM the music is a rich and regal blend."
Old Time Christian Radio
Old-time Christian and Gospel music.
Praise FM
"Your home for Southern Gospel music."
SGM Radio
Offers a choice of "Southern Gospel" or "Classic SG".

Solid Gospel
Well-known broadcaster can be heard on WWJC and WGNZ.  
Solid Southern Gospel
New station.

Southern Gospel USA
Gary Wilson's weekly "Southern Gospel USA Countdown Show."
Southern Spin
A mix of Southern Gospel, with an emphasis on progressive and country styles.
Sunlite Radio
Offers a selection of online music channels, including one for Southern Gospel. Also offers Paul Heil's "The Gospel Greats" program on demand.


North Carolina Southern Gospel station, broadcasting online since 2000.
From Blue Ridge Broadcasting, a ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

"WYGS is upbeat, inspirational Southern Gospel music." Based in Indiana.



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Allen Asbury
Mark Bishop
Booth Brothers
Mike Bowling
Anthony Burger
Cynthia Clawson
Crabb Family
Jessy Dixon
Dove Brothers
Ann Downing
Jeff & Sheri Easter
Gaither Homecoming
Gaither Vocal Band
Gatlin Brothers
Gold City Quartet
Greater Vision
Buddy Greene
Legacy Five
Mark Lowry
Babbie Mason
Mercy's Mark
Oak Ridge Boys
Palmetto State
Ivan Parker
Janet Paschal
Sandi Patty
Karen Peck
David Phelps
Chonda Pierce
Dottie Rambo
Lynda Randle
Signature Sound
Russ Taff
Talley Trio
Randy Travis