I have been a North Carolinian citizen all my life. For fun I pretty much like anything that has a sense of adventure associated with it. My hobbies are dancing, singing, laughing and watching romantic movies. I am a kid at heart and feel that most people take themselves much too seriously. I have long given up waiting to change from my childlike fascination of life, I will constantly be amazed with the human existence on this big blue ball called Earth so loved by God.
My career has been a series of twist, turns and unbelievable encounters. As a radio personality I have been afforded the opportunity to see one of my dreams come true. I have been in the media arena for well over twenty years. I am a serious ham and I love to entertain people. My dream is to have my own TV talk show; I am genuinely fascinated with people.
My family is my biggest success; I am blessed to have an adoring husband and three wonderful daughters. They are my anchor. I have been married for nearly thirty years and my daughters have exceeded anything I have done academically. I can hardly believe that I have been blessed in such a magnificent way to have such a loving and devoted family.
I consider it all joy that I am a part of The Light 103.9’s on air staff and thank God each and everyday for an opportunity to share in His music ministry.
Jerry Smith is a 28 year radio veteran who has also worked in television and radio.
Through out his radio career Jerry has worked in numerous music formats such as Classic Rock, Top 40, AC, Gospel, Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, Urban AC and Oldies.
In 2001 Jerry was awarded The Drummer Award for Program Director of the Year by BRE Magazine. He was the first Gospel Program Director to ever win the award in the awards 25-year history. Jerry also is the operations manager of the Radio One Inspirational format properties throughout the country.
In 2002 Jerry was awarded the Gospel Truth Magazine National Gospel Program Director of the year. In 2003 WNNL, The Light 103.9 programmed by Jerry was a finalist for the NAB Marconi Award for Religious station of the year.
In 2004 WNNL under Jerry’s leadership WNNL was the winner of the 2004 NAB Marconi Award for Religious station of the year. In 2005 Jerry was named as co-winner of the first ever Radio and Records Gospel Program Director of the Year Award. Jerry was a finalist for Radio and Records Gospel Program Director of the Year for 2006, 2007 and 2008. In 2010 Jerry was nominated for a Stellar Award for radio Personality of The Year.
Jerry is on the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radio Cares Advisory Counsel and is a member of Toastmasters International.
Jerry was born in Danbury, Connecticut. He is happily married with two daughters and a grand daughter. His hobbies are basketball, reading, landscape design and he loves to listen to music.
The person he admires most is his mother Rev. Margie L. Smith. It is through her prayers and guidance that he is the person he is today.
Radio host, comedian, producer, speaker, and minister Willie Moore, Jr. is a visionary who is determined to make a positive mark through music, media, and family entertainment. Willie Moore Jr. is a devoted husband and father of three boys. He has impacted many through his media channels and opportunities to partner with great ministries across the country including Joyce Meyer Ministries, Bishop Gary Macintosh of Greenwood Christian Center, Bishop Dale C. Bronner’s Word of Faith Ministries and more.
As a recording artist, Moore consistently bridges the gap between the “street and the church.” Moore has graced stages around the world with music icons. Willie’s latest album “Best Of Both Worlds” debuted independently on 3 Billboard Charts and landed him on the Stellar Award Ballot.
When you hear the name Darlene McCoy, the song “I’m Every Woman” would be the ideal preamble. She bears a plethora of titles in an attempt to define her. Mother, National Recording Artist, Radio Personality , Actress, Author, Songwriter, Mentor, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Speaker; and it is evident that we have not witnessed all that God has placed behind this bright shining star of a woman . She has made an iconic stamp in the gospel industry from the launch of her career in music keeping us eager for her next creative move.Darlene McCoy was introduced to the Industry when she appeared on the Platinum Soundtrack of Tyler Perry’s first movie Diary of a Mad Black woman with the powerful melodic hit song “Fallen in Love” from her Self Titled debut album that earned her 2 Dove Award Nominations. She released a Single Independently in 2011 called “I Shall Live and Not Die” that quickly raced up the gospel charts and landed in the movie “Somebody’s Child’ which features Lyn Whitfield and Michael Jai White. She is the Mid- Day Host on Radio One Atlanta’s Stellar Award Winning Praise 1025/1029 ranking the #1 Gospel Station in the Country. She is on air Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm and hosts the Sunday Morning Uplift from 6am-10am every Sunday and has developed her brand as the City’s “Inspirational Girlfriend” where everyone endears her as “their Girl” or “Their Sister”. Darlene McCoy has a bold and broad approach to controversial topics and she is spiritually centered with an undeniable anointing and call from God to reach her listeners. She makes cameo appearances periodically on the Nationally Syndicated “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” either singing the “Praise Break “ live in Studio, or giving an encouraging word for the day. She has gained IMBD credibility as she has appeared on sitcoms “the Rickey Smiley Show” and “In Sickness and in Health”. Darlene has appeared in stage plays throughout Atlanta and is continuously developing her craft as an actress. She has released several short films and videos on YouTube that has gained well over a half a million views to accompany her hysterically hilarious Comedy CD called “Random Foolishness”. Random Foolishness which features parodies of popular songs like Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” and her Hit “Take Me to Burger King”, a parody of Stellar Award Winning vocal powerhouse Tamela Mann. She is Co-Founder, Writer and co-Producer of Rickey Smiley’s Comedic Quartet group “Joe Willie and the Deuteronimaires”Darlene McCoy is the Author of “Jenimac Moments, Inspirational Words of Wisdom” and the soon to be released “I Shall Live and Not Die-Survivor’s Manual” She writes and inspires through Blogs, features these writings on her show with a segment called “Jenimac Moments” that touch the heart of readers and listeners as if they are in a one on one counseling session with Darlene McCoy. One could only conclude that she is empowered and equipped with God’s divine Grace as this single mother of three maintains a poised position as a multi-faceted, gifted entertaining ministering media mogul we richly adore.
Steve Jake is a product of the area, a native son. Steve was raised in Durham, NC where his passion for radio began at a young age. The journey began at NCCU on the student radio station AudioNet with a 3 hour show 3 nights a week. From there God lead him to several smaller station where he played vital roles, all of which prepared him for the opportunity here with Radio-One. SteveJake is happily married to his high school sweetheart and they share two handsome young boys. He credits his entire family for shaping and molding him into the individual he is today, and knows that they are the backbone to his career. He’s excited about God’s plan for his future and humbled to be a vessel. SteveJake believes “His Best is Yet to Come.”