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  • Paul Heil is generally recognized as the best-known radio voice in Southern Gospel music today. Well into his fourth decade of radio, television and commercial announcing, Paul Heil has been honored with numerous industry awards and fan awards for his work in Southern Gospel music. His smooth, friendly, thoroughly-professional production style is regularly in demand. He's also been the producer and voice of the popular Southern Gospel Music Month Daybook series which was distributed to more than 900 radio stations each September for several years. And he has produced countless special radio features for various record labels which have been distributed to thousands of radio stations.

  • Indicative of the depth of his involvement in Southern Gospel music, Paul was a founding member in 1986 of the Southern Gospel Music Guild, a national organization of Southern Gospel music industry leaders, dedicated to the growth of the music and the resultant spreading of the Gospel. Paul served as president of the Southern Gospel Music Guild longer than anyone else (nine years). He has also served as a vice president of the Gospel Music Association and is a member of the advisory board of the Southern Gospel Music Association (Hall of Fame and Museum).

  • Paul and his program, The Gospel Greats, have won the highest Singing News Fan Awards for which they were eligible every year since 1987. And Paul was honored with the prestigious Marvin Norcross Award, Southern Gospel music's most prestigious individual award, in 1991. In 2000, Gospel Voice magazine named their annual award for radio excellence "The Paul Heil Award" and presented it for the year 2000 to its namesake, Paul Heil.

  • A special version of The Gospel Greats program aired for many years around the world on the Armed Forces Radio Network. Today the program airs each week on more than 200 radio stations throughout the United States and Canada.

  • In recognition of his accomplishments, Paul has been selected for biographical representation in "Who's Who In Religion," "Who's Who In The East," "Who's Who In Entertainment," "Who's Who Among Emerging Leaders in America," "Who's Who In Media and Communications," and "Who's Who In America," all respected biographical reference works published by Marquis Publishing.

  • Prior to his present work, Paul was an award-winning radio news director (1969-1977) and a television news director (top 50 market, 1977-1979). During his college years, Paul created and operated a live radio network serving a dozen college radio stations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, called the Keystone Collegiate Radio Network.

  • Paul's wife, Shelia, is also a full-time, behind-the-scenes part of The Gospel Greats program. She handles most listener correspondence, schedules interviews and manages the office (which includes just about everything). She is also well-known as the writer of Singing News magazine's Northern Notes column, reporting news of Southern Gospel happenings north of the Maxon-Dixon line. Paul and Shelia met back in 1981 (or so) at (of course) a radio station that was airing The Gospel Greats program.

  • Additional information about Paul and his family can be found in Singing News magazine, January, 1999, in a special "At Home With..." feature.

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