NGU Professor's Music on SiriusXM Radio
Tigerville SC (September 12, 2017) North Greenville University mass communication professor Dr. Rick Sparks is leveraging his skills as a pianist/composer and his experience as a broadcaster into daily airplay on Sirius XM satellite radio.
Sparks’ new piano album, “Nightfall London,” charted in the top-10 this summer on Zone Music Reporter’s world radio airplay chart. The album is Sparks’ third instrumental album since 2014, and is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world, including the “Spa” channel on SiriusXM.
“It’s so cool to have radio stations from Australia to Spain to Russia play my music, but getting on SiriusXM has taken my audience to a whole new level,” says Sparks.
He describes his quiet piano-based instrumentals as “music to replenish your spirit.”
“I love being able to bring some peace and renewal to those who listen to my music," says Sparks. “I'm so grateful that God has enabled me to use my recordings as a way to share a little of the quiet joy & well-being that comes from my faith in Christ."
Sparks maintains his artist website (www.ricksparksmusic.net) as a resource for his album sales. The website features album reviews, a music blog with backstories to his recordings, artist biography, and piano sheet music of his recordings. His albums are also available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and about a dozen other digital media outlets.
Sparks is now in his tenth year on the mass communication faculty at NGU. He received his Ph.D. in communication from the University of Missouri and is a veteran broadcaster and musician. He and his wife, Sandie, are members of Mountain View Baptist Church in Boiling Springs, SC, where he plays keyboards in the church worship band.
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