Yes Lord Radio ‘meat and greet’ stole the show

Artist Costie Payne of Japan. (photo by D. Culp)

Artist Costie Payne of Japan. (photo by D. Culp)

As the 47th annual GMA Dove Awards Show prepared to encompass Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Yes Lord Radio (YLR) was prepping to make the overall experience better.

The combination pre-event prayer breakfast and ‘meat and greet’ will be remembered for some time to come. Media and gospel music industry professionals from the mid state and beyond gathered at the Kingdom Café to network and enjoy some of the best cuisine around.

Amid the meat loaf, greens, seafood and sumptuous desserts—deals were made between old friends, colleagues united, and new bonds were formed. YLR was founded in 2005. It has been nominated for multiple awards in the gospel music industry. Their mission is simple: to get everyone to say: “Yes Lord!”

They accomplish this through local and national events and collaborate with industry professionals worldwide.

YLR offers various reachable opportunities for both seasoned gospel artists and newcomers alike. Their rare form of Christian fellowship continuously inspires, motivates and infuses pure unlimited, believers’ fellowship in every aspect YLR is involved with.

YLR began as a small Christian e-newsletter that featured gospel entertainment news, inspirational word, and healthy living tips. As the technology for Internet radio evolved, the first channel, YLR Gospel Hits, was broadcast to hundreds of listeners in the southeastern United States.

YLR is frequently recognized and cited by topnotch gospel music industry entities as the foremost gospel Internet radio station in existence. Elder Howard Young III and Roderick Warren are visionaries and YLR co-owners.

Co Founder Yes Lord Radio and Pride Newspaper Writer Deborah A Culp

Co Founder Yes Lord Radio and Pride Newspaper writer Deborah A Culp.

Program Manager and PR Director Ron Briggs put his heart and soul into appeasing and making sure that each guest at the event felt like royalty. His high energy and effervescent personality kept the morning on time and on track. Media and guests were thanked and acknowledged graciously. Kingdom Café accommodated each person who attended the event in every way possible. As the networking pre-GMA DOVE Awards networking mixer grew from a few people streaming in to an over packed venue, one could feel and witness God working in the midst. The morning segued into afternoon and those present hung on tighter until the last steamer pan of chicken was removed for cleaning and event breakdown.

All good things come to a close, and so did the amazing YLR ‘meat and greet’ for 2016.

However YLR 4 channels continue broadcasting 24/7—365 and ultimately remain an experience to be shared.

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