Jazz 91.9 WCLK announcer Rodney Evans, the host of “Joy in the Morning,” celebrates 35 years of broadcasting gospel music. His radio program is best known for providing listeners with the best gospel music from new, emerging and legacy artists.

“Jazz 91.9 WCLK fostered my passion for sharing Gospel music,” Evans said. “That love for sharing Gospel music with so many listeners during Joy in the Morning fuels my ministry.”

Currently, the president of the Atlanta, Gospel Radio Announcers Guild, the popular on-air personality started his career in broadcasting as a volunteer production assistant at the station and held down many positions at WCLK, including program coordinator and membership direction.

A graduate of Mercer University, Evans served as the executive director for Another Way Out,
Evans obtained formal training in accounting from Mercer University. He has also served as a Southwest Atlanta based educational organization for underserved youth, prior to his career in radio.

During his time in gospel music, he was the manager to Lecresia Campbell, a gospel recording artist who died in 2016. And he became a licensed and ordained minister of the gospel, serving as the co-pastor of Missionary Baptist Church.

Outside of gospel music, Evans spent 20 years as a part of the Fulton County Juvenile Citizen Panel Review (Panel #17), of which he has faithfully served as chairman during his entire tenure.

Additionally, he’s the founder of For The Children, Inc., Give a Toy, Give a Smile, an organization that provides toys to metro Atlanta foster care children through the juvenile court system.

“Rodney Evans is a pacemaker in the Gospel music community,” said Wendy Williams, general manager, Jazz 91.9 WCLK. “With numerous awards and recognitions throughout the years, Rodney’s contributions to WCLK are extraordinary.”

Evans’ voice can be heard on 91.9, Monday through Friday from 4:00 a.m. until 6:00 am. and on Sundays from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

(Photo: Courtesy of Rodney Evans)

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