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A Voice From The Past: Nightsounds' Bill Pearce

Posted 10-07-2021 at 09:39 PM by case44


Now and then, I pause on my computer and listen to some old shows, including one which played late at night on the radio for more than twenty-five years. It's a show which hosted a gospel jazz musician who spent many years on Chicago radio and took his show nationwide.

His name is Bill Pearce. He's no longer with us, as he passed away in 2010, not long after his longtime radio show ceased first-time production. Reruns of "Nightsounds" still live on today, both on the show's website and on several radio stations across the country. Bill always had an easy-going style, and his shows were usually very relaxing. Because the show is on late at night, it is not unusual for listeners to nod off during the program and drift off to sleep. It's actually happened to me a few times back when I would listen to the show live in the olden days.

Bill Pearce's voice and music still live on. You can hear his musings and his trombone on Nightsounds. It lives forever in reruns, and his ministry is survived through the auspices of a few volunteers. Here's that website in case you want to give a listen:

https://www.nightsoundsradio.org/

Try to stay awake if you can.
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    Thanks for sharing. Nightsounds was a great program and very glad that the "reruns" remain available to us. I started listening to Bill's program back in the mid-1970's. It may not have even been called "Nightsounds" for the first couple of years as it was still being produced by WMBI in Chicago although with syndication around the country. I first heard it on a Christian station in Ft. Myers,FL. Musical formats were quite different on Christian radio back then and there was another relaxing music program known as "Nightsong" which was produced by the Southern Baptist Convention Radio and TV Division out of Dallas.

    I heard the Nightsounds radio show many times over the years in different cities back in the 80's and 90's. Unfortunately, some Christian radio stations stopped carrying the program even before Bill's passing due because of perceptions that it no longer fit their increasingly contemporary musical format styles or opting for spoken word programming on a 24/7 basis. The ever increasing concentration of broadcasting ownership impacted Christian radio too. Programming decisions were made by some satellite radio network rather than by a local station manager responsive to area listeners.

    Fortunately, I can now listen to Bill at any time by pulling up the Nightsounds phone app. I wish that Nightsounds could get added to the podcast aps like Player FM and Oneplace which is an app solely for Christian podcasts but my guess is that music copyrights may complicate doing so.

    We need more quality Christian programming like Nightsounds. Again, thanks so much for calling attention to the Nightsounds radio website.
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