Hosted by: Picasso
This program is not currently airing on CKCU.
The Gospel Express radio show plays the best and most popular Traditional and Contemporary Black Gospel music. The goal of the show is to bring a good mix of gospel music to the community.
The GOSPEL EXPRESS Radio show has been on the air at CKCU 93.1 for over 20 years. The goal of the show is to bring a good mix of gospel music to the community. The Gospel Express radio show plays the best and most popular Traditional and Contemporary Black Gospel music. The greatest current songs from all the major labels and artists are featured on the show as well as numerous independent, local and foreign artists – artists that would not be known to the community otherwise.
The GOSPEL EXPRESS was founded in 1990 by Richard Wilson who hosted the show with his brother, Paul Wilson. Richard, a gospel music artist in his own right, had a vision to bring Gospel Music outside of the four walls of the church and to the community. His vision prompted him to submit a proposal to CKCU that was later accepted by the Station Manager, Lance, and the board. Together, Richard and his brother pioneered the show, exposing the Ottawa community to Gospel Music and by this, shattered the impression of many who thought that Gospel Music simply consisted of chants and hymns. They showcased various artists from all over the world and demonstrated that gospel music is a powerful tool and that it can bring Word of God to the community through the medium of music - the Word in Song.
Over the years the show has undergone many changes, including air days, times, and show length. In addition, the shows hosts have changed over time, giving opportunity to others who love Gospel Music (Howard Peart, Emmanual Guillaume, Nathaniel Hamilton) to reach the community through this medium. The one thing that has not changed is the mission of the show and that is to spread Gospel Music to the community.
The show endeavours to stay informed of current events in the gospel community and communicates them to the listeners while also providing a platform to the community for other types of announcements. Current events are discussed on the show as well as topics of interest to the community, e.g. the Abuse against Women series which featured several community speakers.
The goal of GOSPEL EXPRESS is to remain as a tool on the radio to bring Gospel Music to the community and to provide upliftment and encouragement to those in need so that they will know that regardless of how bad things seem, there is always a Word in Song for them.