Personalities at Gospel 1190 AM

KDYA Gospel 1190 AM works to deliver the BEST in Gospel Music and Bible-based Programming – an endeavor that would not be possible with out these wonderful radio personalities!


Morgan Dukes

Morgan Dukes

Host of “Morgan in the Morning” (Weekdays 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Prayer….Inspiration…Interviews with today’s top gospel stars and of course your favorite gospel songs. That’s some of what Morgan Dukes brings to Gospel 1190 The Light every morning… Morgan says, “I have so many friends and family here in the Bay Area, it’s like having a family reunion every morning!” Start your day with the 1st Lady of Gospel Radio Morgan Dukes.  Its “Morgan in the Morning” weekdays from 7 am to 11 am on Gospel 1190 the Light and

Liz Black

Liz Black

Host of “Inspirations with Liz Black” (Weekdays 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

“Personality of the Year” Stellar Award winner Liz Black brings sunshine and happiness to you each morning while delivering a perfect blend of Gospel music.  In addition to insightful artist interviews, Liz features daily segments that are sure to get your morning started right.

Hezekiah Walker

Hezekiah Walker

Host of “Afternoon Praise” (Weekdays at 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Grammy, Stellar, Dove and Soul Train Award winner, gospel superstar Bishop Hezekiah Walker brings you the “Afternoon Praise” with his co-host Neicy Tribbet. Their daily features include “Food for Thought”, “Inside Gospel Today” and “Pastor Hez’s Top 6”.


Clarence Ivy

Clarence Ivy

Host of “Gospel Flashback” (Saturdays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

The Lord has truly blessed Clarence Ivy with one of the best voices in radio! For the past few decades Bay Area radio listeners have been entertained and inspired by that voice. Born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, Clarence moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1971. He works to bring you classics from all the Gospel greats each Saturday afternoon!

Terrence Nichols

Host of “Bay Area and Beyond” (Saturdays 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

We feature the music of our SF Bay Area gospel music from artists: “They are local! They are legends! They are loved!”

Pastor (Rev. Dr.) Terrence Nichols began preaching at the age of 16 and began his broadcasting career at the age of 17.  He studied communication and broadcasting at Simpson University, SF City College and SF. State University, earning a B.A. and Masters degree in Communication from Simpson University.  He has been a youth pastor, evangelist, camp speaker, missionary and community advocate.  He served as the National President for the Association of African American Churches (C&MA) for a historic 16 years.  He currently pastors two churches:  New Hope Church Community in Vallejo and Jesus Risen Lord Alliance Church in American Canyon.

Steven Parker

Steven D. Parker

Host of “The Gospel Spotlight” (Sundays 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM)

Internet radio host Steven Parker brings his edgy interviewing style to the terrestrial radio waves as host of KDYA’s “The Gospel Spotlight”. As the creator, executive producer and writer of “The Steven Parker Radio Show,” heard weekly on the internet, he brings experience, excitement, and entertainment to KDYA listeners each weekend through “The Gospel Spotlight”.

Short Features

John Burris

John L. Burris

“Legally Speaking”

John L. Burris formed the Law Offices of John L. Burris in 1985, after several years in private practice with the firm Harris, Alexander, and Burris in Oakland, California. He earned a law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law – Boalt Hall and MBA from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Business. He is best known for his work in the area of plaintiff’s civil rights over the last 25 plus years and as a legal analyst on Fox, MSNBC, Court TV, CNN and many local television and radio stations. His primary areas of focus for his practice include cases involving police misconduct, employment discrimination and criminal defense. His initial participation with police misconduct issues occurred in April 1979 when he was hired by the Mayor and the City Council of Oakland to conduct an independent investigation into the fatal police shooting of 15-year-old Melvin Black and the entry into the Oakland office of the NAACP by Oakland police officers. He is the author of the book BLUE vs. BLACK: Let’s End the Conflict between Police and Minorities.

Pastor Marcus Small

Pastor Marcus Small

“People’s Inter-Cities Fellowship”

Pastor Marcus Small grew up in Marin City/Sausalito where he attended the local schools. Pastor Marcus graduated from the local community college – College of Marin (COM) with an AA degree in the Behavioral Sciences in 1981 and then transferred to San Francisco State University (SFSU) where he received his M.S. degree in Clinical Psychology in 1987. While attending COM & SFSU, Pastor Marcus also took Bible classes at Southern Marin Bible Institute, where his brother-in-law, Pastor Dr. Emmanuel Akognon (pronounced Akoy yon) is the founder. In 1990, Pastor Marcus was licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of CA. Pastor Marcus serves as the Senior Pastor of People’s Inter-Cities Fellowship (PICF). At PICF, they believe that God is in the business of “saving lives” and are so thankful that He has allowed them to partner with Him in this great endeavor. For the Christian, they believe that ministry is everybody’s business.

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