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Jazz 91.9 WCLK Announcer Celebrates 35 Years On Air

Jazz 91.9 WCLK Announcer, Rodney Evans, host of Joy in the Morning celebrates 35 years of broadcasting Gospel music this year.  Rodney began his career in broadcasting as a volunteer at WCLK in a production assistant role.  Rodney has worn many hats at WCLK over the years ranging from program coordinator to membership director.  Today, he has become a household name as an on air personality of the popular Gospel programming on WCLK.  His soothing voice can be heard on 91.9, Monday through Friday from 4:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. and on Sundays from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. 


“Jazz 91.9 WCLK fostered my passion for sharing Gospel music,” says Rodney Evans.  “That love for sharing Gospel music with so many listeners during Joy in the Morning fuels my ministry.”  “Rodney Evans is a pacemaker in the Gospel music community,” says Wendy Williams, general manager, Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  “With numerous awards and recognitions throughout the years, Rodney’s contributions to WCLK are extraordinary,” adds Williams. 


Rodney Evans, a licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel, serving as the co-pastor of Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. John E. Butler, senior pastor.  Evans is the proud founder of For The Children, Inc., Give a Toy, Give a Smile, an organization that provide toys to metro Atlanta foster care children through the juvenile court system.


Another sign of his love for Gospel music is his assignment as a former Manager for the late Gospel recording artist, Lecresia Campbell.  The father of three, he has served as President of the Lindley Middle School PTSA and Bryant Elementary School PTA.  He has also 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. In addition, Rodney is the President of the Atlanta, Gospel Radio Announcers Guild.


Evans obtained formal training in accounting from Mercer University.  He has also served as Executive Director for Another Way Out, a Southwest Atlanta based educational organization for underserved youth.  He is also very proud of his family, and in addition to his children, he equally cherishes his wife of 26 years, DeJerris.


Rodney is known for giving listeners the best Gospel music from new, emerging and legacy artists during Joy in the Morning on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  Rodney is the longest serving on air personality at Jazz 91.9 WCLK.