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John Sanders LLC, KLOVE Garner Two Distinguished EMMY® Awards

By March 9, 2016No Comments

From Left to Right: Daniel Zapata, Tony Fransen, John Sanders and Michael Carpino
Photo Credit: Tommy Lawson Photography – Nashville TN

Honored in three categories at 30th Annual Midsouth Regional EMMY® Awards 


Memphis, Tenn. (March 8, 2016) – K-LOVE Radio Network along with Memphis Based Company John Sanders LLC were honored with two EMMY® Awards at last Saturday Night’s 30th Annual Midsouth Regional EMMY® Awards, given by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The wins come in the categories of Lighting and Set Design, assisted by Tony Fransen and Scott More (Go Live Pro). Marking the first for the national fan-voted awards show, the K-LOVE Fan Awards is now in its fourth year. K-LOVE Radio Network and John Sanders LLC were also nominated in the Special Event Coverage category. 


“God is so good to us, I’m very thankful for this team and their amazing work!” shares David Pierce, Chief Creative Officer for K-LOVE & Air 1 Radio. “John Sanders has put his heart into the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend and it shows! Scott Moore and his team really did an amazing job! This recognition is both rewarding and humbling.”


The K-LOVE Fan Awards co-created by John Sanders, David Pierce and Steve Strout will take place this year live from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry on June 5 with Elisabeth Hasslebeck and Matthew West as co-hosts. 


“I am thankful for the vision and belief that K-LOVE has in creating an awards program like this,” explains Sanders. “As Chief Creative Officer David Pierce always seems to ‘get it’ when it comes to the next big thing. This EMMY® only validates that once again his assumptions were correct. Special thanks to him, Steve Strout, Scott Moore and the great teams they lead that make this event possible.”


“This project was very much a team effort in accomplishing a very complicated production under a very tight timeline,” adds Scott Moore of Go Live Pro. “Lighting Designer Tony Fransen and Technical Director Matt Guice were largely responsible for the success of the event, and helped me in coordination. Many thanks to our friends at K-LOVE Radio and John Sander LLC.” 



From Left to Right: Daniel Zapata and John Sanders, Michael Carpino and John Sanders
Photo Credit: Tommy Lawson Photography – Nashville TN


NATAS is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to fostering excellence in television. The academy has 19 chapters with 15,000 members nationwide. The Nashville/Midsouth Region encompasses the States of North Carolina (except Asheville) and Tennessee, and northern Alabama.
About The K-LOVE Fan Awards:
The K-LOVE Fan Awards mission is to create a fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ. This year’s show will include co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West. Coca-Cola Consolidated will be a presenting sponsor for the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards. CCBCC is the nation’s largest Coca-Cola bottler. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Coca-Cola Consolidated makes, sells and distributes Coca-Cola products along with other unique beverages, carrying more than 250 brands and selling more than 178 million cases in 2015. Previous hosts for the K-LOVE Fan Awards include Phil & Kay Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson from A&E TV’s popular show “Duck Dynasty,” Candace Cameron Bure and Kirk Cameron. For more information visit The K-LOVE Fan Awards is an EMMY® winning John Sanders LLC/World Hope Event.
About K-LOVE:
K-LOVE plays positive, encouraging contemporary Christian music with a message designed to draw people toward an authentic relationship with God while living out real life in the real world. The radio network has 446 signals in 47 states with an estimated weekly audience of over 14 million. Now with their Fan Awards, their mission is to create a unique and fun fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers, who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ.


About John Sanders LLC:
Helmed by industry veteran John Sanders, EMMY® winning John Sanders LLC includes the K-LOVE Fan Awards, Premier Experience, Camp Electric and Pro Lessons dot com. Operating from Memphis, Tenn., Sanders has served artists, entertainers and fans through such entities as the K-LOVE Fan Awards, K-LOVE Cruise, The Duck Dynasty Cruise, The Property Brothers Cruise, The Music Boat and more. Sanders co-owns the annual Camp Electric, providing unparalleled coaching for musicians ages 13-19.


Use of the trademarks and service marks of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (“NATAS”), including the mark EMMY®, requires the prior express written permission of the National Television Academy.

– credit The Media Collective

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