“Praise In The City” is our public affairs program heard Saturdays on Praise 103.9 from 6-8 a.m. This show discusses and addresses issues affecting the Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware area and the nation. We make certain that there is a spiritual angle to our discussion. We want to empower, enlighten and bring hope to the lives of our listeners with “Praise In The City.”
Tiffany Bacon began her career in radio in 1990 while attending Temple University. The university radio station WRTI sparked a life long love for radio and broadcasting in general. She spend a few years at B101, more than a decade at Power 99FM and now she is happy to be the night jock at 107.9 WRNB and the host of two talk shows on Praise 103.9FM. Outside of her dedication to the field of broadcasting, Ms. Bacon serves as a high school Drama/Dance/Broadcasting teacher. She also founded and manages a improv theater troupe, which includes a few of her students. The iTheatre Company inspires and entertains audiences on a weekly basis. Ms. Bacon is inspired by and a big supporter of the performing arts. She has been an actress, dancer, choreographer, costume designer and director. Tiffany Bacon hopes to continue to share her gifts and knowledge while continuing to learn about herself through discovering the world.
Co-Hosted by: Tiffany Bacon
For the last 20 years, Marcos Mercado has devoted his life to helping people all over the world. Marcos answered his calling at the age of 16 when he started preaching at his local congregation in New York City, where he was born and raised. He graduated summa cum laude from Manhattan College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. Over the last two decades, God has transformed him from a young zealot to a spiritual and mature man of God. He has worn many hats in his life; including that of a Full-time Minister, Preacher, Teacher, Motivational Speaker, and Marriage and Life Coach. Now, he is taking his seasoned experience and his passion for people on the airwaves via the weekly radio show “Marriage Beyond the Vows.”
Marcos’ God-given ability to minister to all-types of people has taken him on mission trips around the world. Marcos, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, has preached throughout South America and the Caribbean. He has also led life-changing marriage seminars throughout the country helping couples from all walks of life find healing and a future.
After helping to build a dynamic church of over 5,000 people in New York City, Marcos moved to the Philadelphia area in 2007 to lead a ministry in the heart of the city. He is happily married to his wife Amarillis, who serves alongside him as a Women’s Ministry Leader. They are the proud parents of two beautiful children ages eight and five.
Hallelujah! Ms. Kala feels blessed to be back on Praise 103.9. She made her debut in 2008 as Ms. Kay with The Gospelflava of the day and then as a weekend host. She has trained with some of the Best in Radio: Radio Legend Tamlin Henry, Ed Long, Darryl Taylor, Lorraine Ballard Morril, “BJ in the Morning,” Lady B, Derrick Sampson, and the lovely CeCe McGhee.
Ms. Kala is also a professional actress who has been in over 25 regional theater productions, and performed on radio, television, and film. She has been nominated for a Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress and was most recently seen in a national commercial for Saladworks as Sophie. She publicly confessed the Lord as her Savior in 1997 and is a member of The Christian Church in Philadelphia. Her social and professional memberships include Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated and The Actors Equity Association.
Ms. Kala is happily married with two beautiful daughters and two very handsome step-sons.
Marcus C. Smith, known to the world as Brother Marcus is the latest addition to the Praise 103.9 line-up. He holds a Degree in Business Management from Berkeley College, a diploma in Theology from Urban Academy, Certification from the New York School of the Bible and was a student at Seminary of the East (Bethel Theological Seminary). He was very active within his church In New York as an Elder, Youth Director, former Worship Leader and Mentor. He was also a Substitute teacher for several years in South Jersey.
Brother Marcus was the former host of “The Focus Radio Show,” which was heard on on 800 AM, WIFI Vision Radio, as well as the Host for “The ARS Group Television Preview Show.” Some of his radio accomplishments include of “The Elements of Inspiration” on Praise 103.9′s sister station 100.3 The Beat, “Elements of Inspiration” on WIFI Radio 1460 AM, “Backline Magazine Radio Show” on WNWR 1540 AM, “On Solid Rock” WPEB Philly 88.1 FM, “Elements of Inspiration” on 720 AM The Rock, and “The Brother Marcus Show” on The Praise House Internet radio station.
The vision that God has given to Brother Marcus is to help people believe in themselves more then ever before, and to let them know they are not alone in this journey of life. Bro. Marcus does this by giving Elements of Inspirational words that motivate, encourage and inspire people of all walks of life to strive to be better and always trust God.
At the end of every broadcast, Bro. Marcus, The Radio Show Host Extraordinaire, leaves his faithful listeners with The Elements of Inspirational quotes. Then he signs off with this phrase, “Stay focused everybody, remember God loves you and so do I!” It’s your Brother talking … let’s spread that love.
Find more from Bro. Marcus at www.BrotherMarcus.com.