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Operations Manager/Owner

Jerry R. Silvers

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Our DJs minister to the world on our station 

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Radio Personalities

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C.L. Smoove

The Traffic Jam w/ C.L. Smoove - Weekdays 2- 6 P.M. ET

Afternoon Personality

CL Smoove, (aka Bishop Clarence Johnson) 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.

CL Smoove is currently a nurse and has been in the nursing field for twenty-five years.  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 and is the author of the book 8 x 10.

Apostle Desireé  Andrews, serves as the Ministerial Advisor for New Praise Radio. She is also the midday air personality, host of Kingdom Living.

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.


Apostle Dez

Kingdom Living -  Wednesdays & Sundays 12 P.M. ET

Evening Personality

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DJ Ms. Eclectic is the Music and Program Director for New Praise Radio. Texas native, Shantelle “DJ Ms. Eclectic” Thompson does not follow any one system, instead, selects and uses the best elements of all, standing in the true definition of "Eclectic". With her creative stylings, she is establishing her lane in the Urban Christian Industry infusing old school and new music, creating an exhilarating experience whether On Air, DJing or Emceeing! 


Eclectic has been blessed to share the stage with breakthrough artists like Erica Campbell, Kierra Sheard and Tamar Braxton. She’s also DJ’d events at the SXSW Music and Media Conference, the world's leading music industry event, and shared her talents during the Stellar Awards Weekend. She is slated for the biggest Gospel Concert of its kind “God’s House of Hip Hop Summer Fest”.  (DJ Ms. Eclectic is the only female DJ announced to hit the stage) and she recently won Female DJ of the Year for the Gospel Hip Hop Awards.


Eclectic currently resides in the Atlanta Metro area and owns the faith based entertainment company “Eclectic Music Enterprise”. Eclectic shares her talent on radio as a Radio Personality and Music Director on New Praise Radio (BDS Monitored Station) with her radio show, “The Mixtape w/ DJ Ms. Eclectic”. She is also affiliated with numerous Internet/HD FM radio stations and makes recurring DJ appearances on Radio One. 


She has a passion to inspire young women to know there is a layer beyond what the media portrays and to dig deep within your artistic fabric to go for what God has for you.

DJ Ms. Eclectic

The Mixtape w/ DJ Ms. Eclectic - Mon-Thurs 6-10 P.M ET

DJ Whizz

Holy Hip Hop Mixologist

The Whizz Show - Fridays 6 P.M. ET

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.

Weekend Air Personality

Muzeel Fairley

Muzeel's Quartet Mix - Saturdays 2 P.M. ET

Biloxi, Mississippi native, Muzeel Fairley hosts Muzeel’s Quartet Mix on New Praise Radio. The program 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

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Weekend Air Personality

Dr. Tranell

U1st Radio Show  - Sundays - 1 -4 P.M. ET

Dr. Tranell is the CEO of U1st Media Group, a full service PR agency focuses on Gospel Hip-Hop, offering PR, Digital Marketing, and Promotions. She also holds the position of General Manager for Nationally recognized and Stellar Award winning Artist Canton Jones label, Cajo Records. Dr. Tranell is also released several books, making her a 3x International Best-Selling Author, targeting Kingdom minded professionals working in the music industry. It is her belief that we cannot execute if dont make changes internally.

Dr. Tranell Steward is a business marketing strategist and consultant with over 13 years’ experience producing advertising for brands and helping leaders showcase their talent in the business world. She has produced custom campaigns for independent music artists, authors, speakers, startup companies, and seasoned entrepreneurs. With her unique and radical approach to business marketing, she helps her clients, in any industry, disrupt the norm and experience exponential growth. She has spoken with entrepreneurs and artists in multiple countries, UK, Africa, and Barbados on strategic and tactical marketing development with a radical spin that includes the incorporation of ministry first principles.

She is a serial entrepreneur with a solid reputation as a visionary problem-solver and creative tactician in the fields of brand advertising, marketing & professional development.


TeeCee stepped into the realm of public relations and marketing in the late 90’s. She’s worked with authors, musicians, celebrity hair stylist and entrepreneurs on reaching their audience., as well as gaining media attention. Also, TeeCee is passionate about changing the narrative around entertainment and faith to show the two could coexist by coming together to work for God’s Kingdom. Based upon this concept, she birthed For UNITEE (United, Never Failing, Totally Embraces Everyone) with TeeCee Talk Show. 


Her show allows her to bring faith-based leaders, entertainers, creatives, motivational speakers, entrepreneurs, and everyday people onto the platform to share their stories and talent which can have a positive impact on the community. Her goal is to unite people, spread God’s love and light amongst all His children. She hosts an online fellowship on Thursdays, discussing the Bible and life with women from all walks of life and in various stages of their spiritual walk. Jesus was radical and revolutionary … He called everyone friends.


She has now become a media personality and host events to empower, uplift and inspire women. TeeCee is on a journey to help others rise, shine and thrive on their journey of this thing called life with God and Love being the focus.

Weekend Air Personality


Mornings w/ TeeCee - Saturdays -8 -11 A.M. ET
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