Gospel Music Channel Management

Charley Humbard
President, Gospel Music Channel™
Charley Humbard is a 25-year entertainment industry veteran. Prior to founding Gospel Music Channel,™ Humbard served as senior vice president and general manager of Discovery Networks. In this capacity, Humbard was responsible for the development and launch of six nationally-distributed digital channels, as well as Discovery HD Theater. In a prior position at Discovery, Humbard served as vice president of network distribution and technical operations for the international networks. In this role, Humbard helped Discovery expand into more than 140 countries around the globe. Son of one of the country's first great television ministers, Charley Humbard began his career writing, performing, and producing gospel music for the Rex Humbard Worldwide Ministries. Today, Humbard is committed to creating a channel that presents high-quality entertainment that is relevant to the lives of its viewers. "The fan base of Gospel music is diverse in geography, ethnicity, and stage of life. Gospel Music Channel™ brings this diverse audience together for the first time."

Brad Siegel
Vice Chairman, Gospel Music Channel™
As former president of Turner Broadcasting's entertainment networks, Brad Siegel was responsible for overseeing some of cable television's biggest brands, including TBS Superstation, Turner Network Television (TNT), Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and Turner South. In a prior role with Turner, Siegel served as president and general manager of TNT, TBS, and TCM. During his tenure, both TNT and TCM experienced all-time high ratings and key demographic growth. While overseeing Cartoon Network, Siegel orchestrated the creation of the popular Adult Swim programming block of animated series to attract more adults 18 to 34 to the network. As president of Turner Entertainment, the profitability of Turner's entertainment networks grew in double digits every year. In 2004, Siegel partnered with Charley Humbard to create Gospel Music Channel™, the first-ever advertiser-supported music channel dedicated to the broad spectrum of gospel and Christian music. "Throughout my career, I've had wonderful opportunities to create and launch a number of successful cable networks that satisfied the needs of a specific target audience. With more than 80 percent of Americans identifying themselves as Christians, and with the incredible talent and quality in today's Gospel music industry, the creation of a music television network devoted to all styles of Gospel and Christian music was long overdue."

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