MUSICAL SOUL FOOD NETWORK AFFILIATE
WFMI-FM / REJOICE 100.9 Wins
33RD ANNUAL STELLAR AWARD
NAMED GOSPEL RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
MULTIPLE AFFILIATES ALSO STELLAR AWARD NOMINEES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Virginia Beach, VA (March 28, 2018) Musical Soul Food affiliate, WFMI-FM (Rejoice 100.9) won their 5th Stellar Award for “RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR” (Medium Market) at this year’s 33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. WFMI-FM is the leading gospel music radio station in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach market. MSF talent Cedric Bailey of Cedric Bailey’s Traffic Jam, which airs daily (2p–7p) on WFMI-FM says, “Rejoice 100.9 FM has some of the greatest listeners on planet! They’ve been calling-in all week expressing excitement and congratulations. We share this victory with our listeners. It’s like we’re one big family.”
WFMI-FM airs the Musical Soul Food Syndication Network (MSF). MSF is a multi-media content provider that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers with family friendly content. Mike Chandler, Managing Partner of WFMI-FM and CEO of Musical Soul Food Radio Network (MSF), leverages his 30-year broadcast engineering expertise to offer affiliate partners the ability to customize the format to fit local their individual markets. This enables affiliates to compete locally, while delivering high quality, major market content for listeners to enjoy. Consequently, there were of eight (8) Musical Soul Food Affiliates nominated this year in various categories. Thus, four (4) affiliates reached the final nominee ballot at the Stellar Radio Station Awards.
First time nominee Reggie Dyson (PD) of Myrtle Beach’s WJKY-FM (103.FM) and WXJY-FM (97.3) was excited about his station’s Stellar Awards nomination and credits Musical Soul Food Network for its consistency and excellent execution. Nominee Larry Young of WIGO-AM (Atlanta) says, “Musical Soul Food is a refreshing mix of personalities, music and ministry. It’s absolutely the best in gospel programming.” Reflecting on the multiple MSF nominees and WFMI-FM’s 5th win, “It’s a humbling experience and it speaks to the extraordinary talent provided to the stations by the Musical Soul Food Network,” says Chandler. Last year, Mike Chandler won his 1st Stellar Radio Award for RADIO ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR.
The 33nd annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards took place at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The gospel music awards show airs on TV One of Friday April 30 at 9PM/8C. For additional airdates and times visit Stellars Awards >
About Musical Soul Food Radio Network
The Rejoice! Musical Soul Food Radio Network was created in 2000 by WALT DISNEY/ABC Radio Networks company and later acquired by CHS Enterprises, LLC in 2008. The CHS partnership is lead by Chandler as CEO. Today, the Musical Soul Food Network is a leading content provider that syndicates to 56 gospel radio stations 24/7 and an additional 130+ affiliates that air a variety programs distributed by the network.
(Photo: Ace Alexander, Randy Miles WREJ-AM, Earl Bynum, Cedric Bailey, April Chandler, Mike Chandler)
Source: Black Gospel