This week I had the awesome opportunity to talk with Gospel Great, FRED HAMMOND, one of our favorite artists here at Praise 107.9! He talks about his new music and more! The interview will air on Sunday, Dec. 2nd between 1:30 and 2:30 pm! You GOTTA hear this!!! Jerry Wells

April is SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH and Dr. Monique Howard, Executive Director of WOAR (Women Organized Against Rape), Stopped by to talk with me about what WOAR is doing this month to raise awareness about this issue… By Jerry Wells    

The Sound of the HOLIDAYS IS Praise! While you’re on, don’t forget to get  your tickets for HOLIDAY PRAISE, coming to Philly’s Liacouras Center THIS SATURDAY Nov. 18th!!! This concert will be the centerpiece of your HOLIDAYcelebrations, with 13 artists performing LIVE, That is if you get your tickets!!!  Get moving! HOLIDAY PRAISE is NOT TO BE MISSED! The Holiday Season has begun, in case there’s ANY chance that you haven’t […]

First, “reading” may be a little misleading. “Obama, An Intimate Portrait” is mostly photographs; over 300 of them, some never before published, culled from the nearly 2 million taken by Pete Souza, who was President Barack Obama’s Official White House Photographer for the entire 8 years that Obama was in office. There’s a bit of reading; […]

If you were in Philly in 1978, you, like most of us, couldn’t help but take notice of Lisa Thomas, the new reporter / anchor at WPVI, Channel 6 news. Young; only 24 years old, the beautiful and very professional reporter made an immediate impact on the Philadelphia audience in general and the African American […]

Here’s what I think about our “president” and his reaction to the Charlottesville Incident! Listen!     Jerry Wells

Inspirational artist Philly’s own Jermaine Dolly is joining the staff at Praise 107.9! Starting this Saturday, July 22nd, he’ll be on the air every Saturday from 10am to 3pm here on Philly’s Inspiration Station!  Related: Download Our New Praise 107.9 Radio Mobile App For Your Smartphone! He was here on Wednesday to prepare for his on-air debut. […]

This Sunday, June 4th, a spectacular concert will take place at Our Lady of Guadaloupe Church just outside Philadelphia in Doylestown, Pa! The “Soulful Celebration” featuring the Bucks County Choral Society plus Philly’s own noted vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd (pictured above) will combine sacred music from the genres of Spirituals, Gospel and Jazz! […]

In recent years I’ve discovered that, though I like to read many types of material, historical books are my favorite, especially factual ones dealing with the history of African Americans in this country. I’ve just completed an excellent one; “Never Caught – The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge,” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. […]

Ever wonder what it’s like to be on the radio; a DJ or radio personality? Does it seem like it would be fun, glamourous, exciting, etc? Here’s your chance to find out from a brother who did it; no LIVED IT for many years at a series of midwestern and west coast radio stations. The book […]

Jerry Wells here, Praise listeners! Recently I got the opportunity to interview Gary Hines, Musical Director of the Grammy-winning group, Sounds of Blackness! (one of my favorites!) Black History Month Highlights 2017 Their current release, “Royalty,” is in heavy rotation on Praise as well as at radio stations across the country, and is just perfect […]