New Praise Radio Staff

Operations Manager/Owner

Jerry R. Silvers

Silvers began his radio career in 1982 working alongside well-known Atlanta broadcast mentors, Mitch Faulkner and Rene Miller. He developed a passion for commercial production and while programming the local radio station in his hometown of Clarksville, Tennessee, and lending his personality to WCVQ 108 FM, Min. Silvers studied production technique and moved into sales and marketing. He worked in radio and television regionally in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee before eventually obtaining a degree in business and birthing New Praise Radio.

A radio veteran with over thirty-five years in the business, Min. Jerry R. Silvers is Operations Manager, Music Director, and Owner of New Praise Radio. Mr. Silvers carries weight in the industry as a teacher. An ordained minister, Jerry R. Silvers is covered by City Of David Christian Center, Clarksville, Tennessee under the leadership of Bishop William Martin. Mr. Silvers also serves as Minister of Music at Faith International Ministries, Pensacola, Florida. 

Chief Engineer

Phil Porche

Phil is a 30-year broadcast professional with a degree in Broadcast Communications and Television Production from International College of Broadcasting.  He began his radio broadcast career at WIZE-AM radio in Springfield, Ohio.  He has also worked at Cox Communications, Inc., WDTN-TV Ch. 2 and WROU-FM in Dayton, Ohio. 

Phil Porche Sr. is the Program Director and Assistant Music Director for New Praise Radio. He is also the host of Power Inspirations airing Sundays on the station.

Mr. Porche’s broadcast experience includes Assistant Program Director, Assistant Music Director, On-Air Personality, Television News Editor, and is currently the Program Director for Internet-based Christian/Gospel radio station, The New Praise Radio.  Fortunately, he has been able to work in the same market during his tenure at these media outlets and gained a wealth of experience doing so.  He is the “voice” for PMG’s production and imaging as well as other vocal talent agencies.

Morning Show Host

Just Nia In The Morning


Apostle Dr. Nia – Real, Radical, Raw, Unconventional, Unorthodox and unapologetic when it comes to ministry. She believes the Word of God as stated in Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. However, she undoubtedly feels that because of the changes in society and time that we must change our method in which we convey the Word of God to this generation.

Apostle Dr. Nia is the founder of Just Nia Ministries, New Era Millennial Ministries (a ministry dedicated solely to the millennial generation); National Millennial Alliance (a tribe that helps millennial leaders network with other young leaders that are just like them in word, thought and deed); M-Brace (young women’s ministry that is designed to help young ladies find their real authentic self in life and learn to love and embrace who they are); Untold Chronicles talk/radio show (that deals with real life issues in

and outside of the Body of Christ that has been brushed off and hid) airs on The New Praise Radio, The Stellar Award Winning All Nations Radio, and Positive Power XXI Radio; Untold Chronicles Magazine (Monthly Publication); and The Pulze: Where Life Begins TV Show (The Now Network).

Apostle Nia hosts the Just Nia Morning Show on New Praise Radio with her studio guests, Apostle Dez, and Lonnie Hunter Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. Eastern - 9:00 a.m. Eastern.

Program Director & Ministerial Advisor

Midday Personality  

Midday Praise with Apostle Dez

Apostle Desireé  Andrews, serves as the Program Director and Ministerial Advisor for New Praise Radio. She is also the midday air personality, host of Midday Praise with Apostle Dez. The daily program airing on New Praise Radio is broadcast Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Apostle Andrews is a native New Yorker who first accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior as a teenager. She lived in Junction City, Kansas via the military and while stationed at Ft. Riley, was deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. There in the desert of Saudi Arabia she accepted her call into ministry. In 2009, under the leadership of Bishop (then Apostle) Rozell Tottress, Apostle Dez was ordained in Leavenworth, Kansas. In 2018 she and her husband, Angelo K. Andrews, were affirmed as Apostles

Apostle Andrews has birthed several ministries: Christian Literature Distribution, now known as Kingdom Literature Distribution (KLD), Morning Inspiration, Midday Praise - heard Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST on New Praise Radio, Kingdom Living Today (KLT) - heard every Wednesday at 12 noon and Sunday at 1 p.m. EST also on The New Praise Radio, iKingdomTV, the ministry's television channel which can be seen on Roku, YouTube channel, and the Kingdom Business Ministries' website.

Apostle Andrews has earned several degrees from Associates to Doctorate in such fields as Accounting, Business Administration Management, Radio/ Television Communications, Health Services Management, Christian Counseling, and Divinity.

Afternoon Personality

The Traffic Jam with C.L. Smoove

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CL Smoove, (aka Bishop Clarence Johnson) is the afternoon air personality and host of the Traffic Jam Show on The New Praise Radio airing Monday through Friday 2;00 p.m. till        6:00 p.m. Eastern.  CL Smoove has been in the radio industry since 1985 working as a DJ and a production artist.  He has been an air personality with The New Praise Radio since 2011.

In addition to being an air personality, CL Smoove is also involved in ministry.  He and his wife, Prophetess Shannon Johnson have been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ since 1996.  They were the pastors of the Pentecostal Church of Christ in Philadelphia PA until, by the movement of God, they started the Manna From Heaven Ministry in Clarksville TN.  He is the Bishop and Vice-President of the Ark Of The Covenant Ministry and Apostle Julia Bennett is the President.  Bishop and Prophetess Johnson have launched Manna II: A Mobile Ministry as well as The Ark Of The Covenant Ministry in Europe. Bishop Johnson also hosts The Power Quarter Hour with Bishop J…15 Minutes of Inspiration and Power on Twitter, Periscope, Facebook and YouTube Monday thru Friday 12:30 to 12:45 Eastern.

CL Smoove is currently a nurse and has been in the nursing field for twenty-five

years.  He is not one who believes in resting on his laurels so he is in the process of pursing another career goal but this time in the field of law.  CL Smoove earned his Associates Degree in Pre-Law with Highest Honors.  He will earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Law and graduate Magna Cum Laude in late 2019.  He is a teacher, motivational speaker and mentor  He has provided spiritual guidance to civilian and military personnel throughout the world and has earner numerous awards for his dedication to ministry. He is the author of the book 8 x 10 and is currently working on his next book 8:24.

The Traffic Jam with C.L. Smoove

The Traffic Jam Mix with DJ Ms. Eclectic

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‘Eclectic’, not following any one system, but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems. DJ Ms. Eclectic is a recording artist and DJ/Radio personality from San Antonio, TX currently residing in the great DC Metro area. She is also ½ of the Urban Gospel Duo F.R.E.E. (The only Hip Hop Female Duo with a Christian platform).

Shantelle Thompson a.k.a. DJ Ms. Eclectic brings you a smooth mix of music to take you home on Friday afternoon. Infusing her mix with candid conversation, you don't want to miss her segment at 5:20 p.m. Eastern every Friday on New Praise Radio.

Whether DJing or being a lyricist, Eclectic loves infusing old school and new school music, creating an enlightening exhilarating experience. She has been blessed to share the stage with greats such as Mali Music, Kierra Sheard, Bizzle and Floetry just to name a few. Eclectic has also had the opportunity to display her talent with national TV appearances and the privilege to continually participate in SXSW Music and Media Conference which is the world's leading music industry event. Currently DJ Ms. Eclectic’s radio show, the “Eclectic Mixtape Radio show” airs on Fleet Gospel Radio, and 101.1 The Fam and you can now catch “The Traffic Jam Mix” on New Praise Radio.


Eclectic is looking forward to releasing her debut solo EP this summer. With Jesus in the forefront, she lives for music and knows no limits.

Weekend Air Personality

Muzeel's Quartet Mix

Biloxi, Mississippi native, Muzeel Fairley hosts Muzeel’s Quartet Mix on New Praise Radio. The program airing Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern plays a mix of traditional quartet hits as well as oldies.

Mr. Fairley was born to the proud parents of Alec and Cleo Fairley. As the oldest of nine children, Muzeel developed a love for music at a very early age and is an accomplished guitarist, trumpeter, and vocalist

His music ministry began at a small independent church in Gautier, Mississippi where he was Minister of Music. He was instrumental in organizing and directing an accapella men’s quartet where he was what he calls a "utility vocalist", (singing lead or any one of the background vocals) in the absence of one of the quartet members. Muzeel's e journey in evangelism began when he became part of a team that visited nursing and retirement homes, as well as those behind prison bars.

In 1996, Muzeel moved to Atlanta Georgia and in 1998, became minister of music at a local church. In 2005 he began to apply himself to the ministry where-in he was sure that God has called him, as a solo artist.

Muzeel has ministered across the country appearing at weddings, revivals, memorial services, conferences, anniversaries, gospel showcases and other Christ centered events.He is currently promoting his latest CD "His Blood Covers Them All" (released in March 2015) on the independent label "Take One Records".

For more information on booking Muzeel for your next function call: 470-349-8955 or send an email

Holy Hip-Hop Mixologist

The Whizz Show

New Jersey's hottest Gospel DJ is on the ones and twos every Friday Night 6:00 p.m. till midnight with the hottest Gospel and Holy Hip-Hop in the mix. Join The Whizz Kid for music and information on The Whizz Show featuring his Weekly Words of Wisdom, The Top 3 Songs of the Week, and Inside Gospel with Your Girl Hope!

DJ Whizz is one of the region’s most respected DJs. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he started spinning in the mid 80s at local house parties. After honing his craft and developing a following, DJ Whizz began to accept requests to spin at “legendary” Philly block parties, weddings and other special events. At the same time, he appeared as a special guest DJ on a number of Philadelphia radio shows, including the Come Up Show, on the former top ranked Power 99 FM.

Having received his salvation as a child, it was in his late thirties that he accepted God’s calling upon his life and was moved to use his gifts solely the glory of God. Since that time, God has breathed new life into DJ Whizz’s

business, Whizz Productions, LLC. DJ Whizz’s gifts have been expanded to include audio engineering and production, web design and graphics. He has been blessed to record some of the area’s most gifted artist in his home studio, which he designed. A loving and devoted husband and father, he is a Godly example to his family and all who know him.

An active worshipper, DJ Whizz is a member of the Sight and Sound Ministry and Marriage Ministry at Tabernacle Baptist Church under the vision and leadership of Pastor Corey L. Jones.