Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

CONGRATS to Bounce TV and “The Trumpet Awards.” The Atlanta based-network has acquired all assets of the prestigious award show in a new agreement with The Trumpet Awards Foundation.

Set to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2017, “The Trumpet Awards” will world premiere on Bounce TV on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9:00 p.m. (EST). The black-tie ceremony will be taped on Saturday, January 21 at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

“After 25 years, I felt it was a good time to find a strategic partner to take The Trumpet Awards into the future. Bounce TV is the ideal custodian to continue to enhance the level of excellence that is our standard. I am thrilled to have my beloved Trumpet Awards become part of Bounce TV,” said Trumpet Awards Founder and Executive Producer—Xernona Clayton.

2016 Trumpet Award Honoree Ne-Yo with his award

According to the press release, Mrs. Clayton will become Chairman Emeritus of the awards and continue to play an active role in the event. She will also remain President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc.

Bounce TV EVP of Original Programming Elizabeth Kealoha will executive produce the telecast with Bounce TV SVP, Original Programming Ri-Karlo Handy in charge of music and performances and Abbey MacDonald, Director of Originals, handling talent for the event.

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American network on television and will now own, produce and world premiere the star-studded event annually. Bounce TV will also syndicate “The Trumpet Awards” to television stations around the country as well as internationally for broadcast after the Bounce premiere.

On a personal note, RayCornelius.com covered “The Trumpet Awards” in 2015 and 2016 and is looking forward to bringing it to you again in 2017.  Stay tuned as the hosts, honorees and talent will be announced shortly.

Photo Credits: The Trumpet Awards + RayCornelius.com

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