enLighten receives new leader
In 2004, when XM launched their Southern Gospel channel, they selected Marlin Taylor to head up its programming. Taylor’s background was in another genre of music; he already handled programming XM’s Jazz/”Beautiful Music” channel. Yesterday, Taylor posted that after nine years leading up enLighten, he is stepping aside; he will remain in charge of his other channel. enLighten’s new director of programming, Kyle Cantrell, also comes from a different genre of music, albeit one that falls closer on the stylistic spectrum. Cantrell heads up XM’s bluegrass channel.
Taylor departs with kind words for his successor:
I will tell you that the channel is in the good hands of a committed Christian and dedicated professional broadcaster, Kyle Cantrell. Kyle lives in greater Nashville and has been with Sirius XM Radio for several years, working at our Nashville studios, which are located just across from the historic Ryman Auditorium, and is a member of First Baptist Church of Nashville, located just a block away.