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uGospel Radio Announces First Official Show, “Billboard Top 20 Countdown with Y’Anna Crawley”

uGospel Radio is proud to announce its first official on-air show. Stellar Award-Winning Gospel Powerhouse and Sunday Best Season 2 Winner Y’Anna Crawley is slated to host the show, which is a countdown of the Top 20 Songs on Billboard’s Top Gospel Songs Chart. The new show, tentatively titled “Billboard Top 20 Countdown with Y’Anna Crawley”, will feature Crawley discussing the top songs in the Gospel Music Industry as she plays them each week. The premiere date of the show is set for Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2 pm EST!  “Y’Anna’s Top 20 Countdown” will air weekly every Tuesday following the launch date.

Known for her combination of melodic R&B and “church-girl” vocals, Y’Anna was ushered into the gospel music community as the 2009 winner of BET’s hit singing competition, Sunday Best. Beating out thousands of hopefuls from across the country, Y’anna wowed the judges and fans alike with her powerful voice and stage presence, becoming the show’s second winner. This year Y’Anna took home the coveted New Artist of the Year Award during the 27th Annual Stellar Awards. Currently, Y’Anna is working on her sophomore project set to be released in 2012.

“When I was presented with the opportunity to host my very own show on uGospel Radio, I was honored to see “My Promise” being fulfilled again. Radio is an area that I’ve expressed to my manager for some time that I’m interested in tackling. With the expansion of my brand by partnering with Khalif M. Townes and, who is one of the leading internet outlets for news and information for our genre, I’m excited and grateful.  We’re working on a few features that will make things fun, interesting and relevant, as well as keeping the listeners informed. This is gonna be great!” says Y’Anna.

uGospel and Khalif M. Townes, CEO/Founder of Urban Roundup Group, LLC, launched uGospel Radio 2 weeks ago. The online radio station now broadcasts live from Townes’ award-winning website, Music played on uGospel Radio varies from Traditional to Contemporary Gospel Music. uGospel Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day, wherever an internet connection is available.

Khalif M. Townes, CEO/President of Urban Roundup Group, LLC

uGospel Radio generated impressive numbers for its first week statistics with  8,227 unique listeners tuned in.  The top 10 markets of listeners in ranking order are Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., Harrisburg, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Baltimore, Miami, Kansas City, Los Angeles. Also, there are several countries besides the United States with uGospel Radio listeners, including Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Bahamas, Sweden, Germany and France.

Townes also plans to hold his first ever Virtual Press Conference to discuss uGospel Radio. The conference, a service provided by uGospel affiliate, L.Michelle Media, will allow members of the media to interview Townes and get more information in regard to uGospel Radio. L. Michelle Hayes, Founder/President of L.Michelle Media, will host and moderate the conference. We also have a few guest appearances by some of the biggest names in Gospel Music today! To RSVP and for more details email [email protected]

uGospel Radio is an officially licensed ASCAP, BMI and SESAC internet radio station, all music played on the site will generate respected royalties to the artists.

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Listen to a snippet of Y’Anna announcing the show below:

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