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Multi-Grammy winner, Yolanda Adams and her morning show co-host Marcus D. Wiley have returned to the airwaves with new team member Latyce McKenna, joining Houston’s newest radio station, KMAZ Amazing 102.5 FM. “We are so excited that our voices will be heard again to impact the world at such a time in history,” says Adams. “Our voices impact people’s hearts to invoke awareness, encouragement and change. We are honored and humbled for all the support and love. We promise to give it back in great measure.” Emilian V. White, President and CEO of Amazing 102.5 FM says, “Yolanda’s passion and years of philanthropy shows how much she cares about the community. It’s an amazing partnership and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome her and the Yolanda Adams Morning Show team to our family.”
The Yolanda Adams Morning Show is now available to listeners locally in Houston on 102.5 FM, worldwide via Amazing1025fm.com or by downloading the Amazing 102.5 FM free app. The show airs weekday mornings 5am to 9am CST.
About Yolanda Adams
The message and ministry of this Grammy-winning Gospel superstar is abundant with love, faith, rhythm, and wisdom. It is delivered by one of the most persuasive and popular voices in contemporary Gospel. Working with some of the biggest names in pop, R&B, hip-hop, and gospel, Yolanda’s career has been marked by a string of hugely successful albums, sold-out tours, standout TV appearances, and a desire to incorporate into her music a multitude of genres and influences. With her much-anticipated return to radio with the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, she will continue her message and ministry.
It’s vitally important to Yolanda to continue to grow. She has been blessed enough to impact so many lives, both in and out of the gospel market. It’s of the utmost importance to keep reaching, so that even more people can get inspiration from the Yolanda Adams Morning Show. Yolanda has been blessed that she doesn’t have to be anybody but Yolanda, because people don’t expect her to be anything other than who she is. For her, that is a great place to be.
A lifelong resident of Houston, Texas, Yolanda grew up in a household filled with spirit, soul, and songs. Her mother studied music, and Yolanda and her five younger siblings heard everything from jazz to classical to rhythm and blues. She soaked up the sounds of gospel legends James Cleveland and the Edwin Hawkins Singers, jazz icon Nancy Wilson, and pop/R&B great Stevie Wonder. That wide swath of sonic textures, combined with years in the church choir, would guide Yolanda – both as a performer and a person.
Yolanda is also heavily involved in other children’s issues. She works closely with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources to ensure that kids in low-income areas receive immunizations. Along with that nationwide program, Yolanda lends her energy and commitment to a number of other child-based organizations, including the Children’s Defense Fund and Houston charities such as juvenile diabetes and The Escape Center. “I’m very involved with kids because after being a teacher for seven years, I just can’t stop loving the kids. I am a teacher forever,” says Yolanda.
With her unerring sense of humanity and her compassionate message, Yolanda has touched audiences world-wide, and they in turn have made their impact upon her. Yolanda says, “I believe that fans enhance your career. They draw out of me what they need and that’s how I’m able to do what I do. It
inspires me to feel their love and appreciation. It’s like what Sally Fields said when she won the Oscar, ‘You like me! You really like me!’ I never take that for granted. It’s truly amazing. It’s truly the grace and favor of God.”
About Marcus D. Wiley
Born in Houston, Texas, the son of a pastor, Marcus D. Wiley attended high school at Willowridge High School in Missouri City, Texas. Marcus is a stand-up comedian who has toured around the nation performing ‘Clean Edgy Comedy.’ Marcus is known as a trend-setter for bringing clean stand-up comedy to the masses. He is a premiere entertainer whose class of comedy surpasses the status quo.
Marcus began his stand-up comedy career in September 2002. His clean comedy approach caught the attention of four-time Grammy Award winner Yolanda Adams, and she offered him a spot as her co-host on the Yolanda Adams Morning Show. He is best known for his hilarious impressions of “Bishop Secular,” who is his alter ego on the radio show.
Deeply rooted in old-time religion, he offers a contemporary flair on Christian living. Marcus is best known for his masterful composure of music that moves your heart and truths that stir your soul with a signature style laced in laughter. He has received major notoriety for his standup comedy tours and for his series of popular DVDs.
Amazing 102.5FM is a nonprofit radio station benefiting The Bread of Life, Inc. The Bread of Life provides 200 nutritious meals each week to homeless, disabled, elderly and low- income adults and children. The Bread of Life also assists in clothing and transition to housing and employment for many of Houston’s forgotten and poverty stricken residents. The mission at St. John’s Downtown and The Bread of Life is clear, break the cycle of poverty and improve lives through caring and LOVE. For more information on the Yolanda Adams Morning Show and Amazing 102.5 FM, please visit www.Amazing1025FM.com.