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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.
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
and is a member of the advisory board of the Southern
Gospel Music Association
(Hall of Fame and Museum).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
information about Paul and his family can be
found in Singing News magazine, January, 1999,
in a special "At Home With..."
E-mail for Paul can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.