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"THE BRIAN MASON SHOW" CELEBRATES 30 YEARS ON THE AIR MAY 2ND AIRING TO INCLUDE SPECIAL GUESTS & MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE

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Nashville, TN - The Brian Mason Show will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Sunday, May 2nd 2010.  A fixture on Sunday mornings across Nashville airwaves, the show broadcasts on Mix 92.9 (WJXA).

This popular Contemporary Christian radio program has aired on general market stations in Nashville since 1980.  The 4-hour weekly airing features long-form in-studio interviews and a programming mix blending songs of faith from the 1970's through today.

"Over the years, the show has enjoyed a great deal of success," says Brian Mason, program host. "When the show began, Contemporary Christian Music was still in its infancy. We've had the privilege of premiering many record projects and introducing hundreds of new artists and groups to our Nashville audience."

The show's in-studio guests have included an eclectic mix of musical notables including Pat Boone, Charlie Daniels, Michael W. Smith and Noel Paul Stookey, as well as visits from Christian music veterans like Rich Mullins, Phil Keaggy, Bob Bennett and Bonnie Keen. Gospel music luminary, Amy Grant, was one of the show's first guests when she was just 19 years old.   The show is likely best known for its ability to embrace the roots of Christian music while introducing young artists to listeners.

The Brian Mason Show first aired on WSM-FM (SM-95) on May 4, 1980. The station's format change in February 1983 moved the show to WLAC-FM (105.9) where it spent the next 15 years. With yet another station format change in February 1998, Mix 92.9 became the program's new home. "The radio industry and the music industry have changed dramatically since those early days. I've been extremely fortunate to continue to be a part of both after all these years."

Mason has also hosted multiple televised Christian music video programs, participated in many Dove Awards programs, emceed myriad live concert performances and charity benefits, and has served on committees for the Gospel Music Association.

Additional show history, archived audio, and guest photos are available at www.brianmason.com. Registration is available on the website to win a special prize package that includes rare collectibles from Mason's thirty-plus years of gathering gospel music memorabilia.

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(Left) Brian with Glen Campbell; (Right) Brian with Amy Grant in the early years



(Below) Brian with Point of Grace during a recent show
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