Announcers Perform At Bath Gospel Jubilee November 6th

Warm Springs, VA – The Announcers are bringing traditional southern gospel to WCHG’s Old Fashioned Gospel Jubilee on Saturday November 6. The group started out forty years ago and this year is its first year performing at the Jubilee.

The Announcers are based in the Clifton Forge area. Members include Alan Craft, Larry McCallister, William Nicely and Ryan Muterspaugh. Dale Muterspaugh sings lead vocals. He started the group in his home church near Clifton Forge in 1970. The group has produced more than 20 albums during its career. And the live performances are what they enjoy the most. They do about 40 of them a year.

The Jubilee also features bluegrass gospel this year, provided by Josh Blankenship and Statement from Floyd County Virginia. Josh Blankenship started his group Statement about 5 years ago. The current members of Statement, Dan Bolt, Sam Bolt and Bobby Thompson have been together for nine months. They’ll perform favorite hymns and original songs.

You can hear The Announcers and Josh Blankenship and Statement perform at the Old Fashioned Gospel Jubilee on Saturday November 6 at Bath County High School. The Jubilee gets underway at 6 o’clock. Refreshments will be available.

Doors open at 5:15. And two local groups from Bath County will also perform – The United 4 One Community Youth Choir and Richard and Karen Hise and daughter Jenna. Admission is free will donation. Proceeds benefit community radio station WCHG 107.1 FM.

Please click on the above link to hear more from the Announcers and Statement.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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