BNC’s ‘Start Your Day With Sharon and Mike’ to Feature Inspirational Performances From Award-winning Gospel Artists

In Summary

Kirk Franklin, Le’Andria Johnson, Koryn Hawthorne, Jonathan McReynolds and DOE to Perform from the National Museum of African American Music During the Week of October 4th

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – October 4, 2021 – Black News Channel (BNC), the nation’s fastest growing news network, is working in partnership with RCA Inspiration to feature multiple performances from several award-winning artists on the Start Your Day with Sharon and Mike morning show, which airs weekdays on BNC from 6-10 AM ET. Starting today through Thursday within the show’s nine o’clock hour, these special performances from chart-topping gospel artists will provide a captivating close to the network’s inaugural Summer Concert Series Finale.

Gospel legend Kirk Franklin joins top industry songwriters and musicians like Jonathan McReynolds, Koryn Hawthorne, Le’Andria Johnson and DOE for a celebration of faith and family at the famed National Museum of African American Music in the heart of Nashville.

“The impact that Black music – especially gospel music – has had on American history and culture is undeniable,” said Mike Hill, co-host of Start Your Day alongside Sharon Reed. “Sharon and I are excited to welcome these performances from the amazing National Museum of African American Music as BNC continues to develop and feature content that inspires our audience.”

Phil Thornton, RCA Inspiration SVP & GM says, “We are thrilled to partner with Black News Channel on this special series, to honor the important heritage of Gospel Music and its lasting impact on uplifting our spirits and bringing people together. It’s a joy to present this amazing lineup of performances with our artists who continue to blaze new trails creatively and drive Gospel music forward.”

Start Your Day will celebrate gospel’s rich history with these must-see performances and exclusive interviews with each artist, conducted by BNC Correspondent Nerissa Knight. Sharon and Mike kick off the week-long event with performances from Jonathan McReynolds and DOE

on Monday, while Kirk Franklin closes the Summer Concert Series Finale with a melody of classic and current hits on Thursday.

The full schedule of performances include:

• Monday, October 4 – Jonathan McReynolds and DOE

• Tuesday, October 5 – Le’Andria Johnson

• Wednesday, October 6 – Koryn Hawthorne

• Thursday, October 7 – Kirk Franklin

Start Your Day with Sharon and Mike airs weekdays, starting at 6 AM ET. Information on BNC’s complete programming lineup is available here.

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About BNC

BNC is the nation’s fastest growing news network* and the only provider of 24/7 multiplatform programming dedicated to covering the unique perspectives, challenges and successes of Black and Brown communities. Available on most major cable and satellite systems and accessible on more than 200 million connected devices and OTT platforms, BNC and BNC GO provide in-depth analysis and viewpoints that illuminate, contextualize and celebrate people of color and their experiences. BNC’s commitment to truth and inclusivity is evident in its authentic, unbiased and unapologetic mission to inform, entertain and empower viewers. Please connect with us at bnc.tv and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

*Based on a 12-month time period, BNC’s distribution increased 1,800% from initial launch to current status.

About RCA Inspiration

RCA Inspiration is the Gospel label operating under Provident Entertainment, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Presenting the very best in Gospel and Inspirational Music, RCA Inspiration is the home of top artists Donald Lawrence, Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, Travis Greene, Le’Andria Johnson, Kierra Sheard, Koryn Hawthorne, and many more. Find out more at rcainspiration.com and connect on social media: @RCAInspiration.

Media Contacts

Aleta Edwards

Black News Channel Aleta.Edwards@bnc.tv

Jacinda Chen

RCA Inspiration jacinda@w-wpr.com

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