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About Cheryl Jackson

When it comes to the inspiration brand, Cheryl Jackson is one of the nation's leading media personalities in the format. A trailblazer in the field, she created the first Urban Inspiration Radio Station in the United States while programming Heaven 1580 in Washington DC.

Urban inspiration is a lifestyle driven music format that fuses Pop, R&B, gospel and Contemporary Christian music with today's trending news and current affairs, all with an inspirational twist. Major media outlets have adopted this brand of programming throughout the world, in hopes of marketing their product to mainstream advertisers.

As an champion for the gospel and urban inspiration brand, she was and is instrumental breaking some of the major gospel artists in their quest to establish their careers while coming to the DMV.

A 2x Stellar Award winning radio personality herself, she is the Executive Producer for the nationally syndicated radio show, “Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell”. She can be heard on Praise 104.1 FM in Washington DC for her highly rated radio show, "Cheryl Jackson in the Midday''; and worldwide on Urban One's Inspiration Network. Most importantly, she’s a wife, a mother, a friend, and a daughter of the King

Give Me Grace Maybe you’ve heard stories of people suffering tragedy, or maybe you’re living through a tragedy yourself.  Either way, if you had been told you would encounter tragedy, you’d probably have thought, There’s no possible way I could go through that.  And you would be right.  You couldn’t. Why?  Because you haven’t yet […]

Erica Campbell rolls up her fourth solo Gospel Airplay leader, all earned consecutively, with “Do You Believe in Love?,” which she co-authored. Our Erica Campbell is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell. Campbell – who is also half of duo Mary Mary with sister Tina – previously […]

New Life Have you ever laid in bed at night, thinking over past wrongdoings and beating yourself up over decisions you made years ago? If so, you are not alone.  We can be incredibly hard on ourselves, asking for near perfection. There is good news for us all!  Once we accept Christ as our Savior, […]

The Christian Beat Reports, Maurette Brown Clark secures her second #1 song on the Billboard Gospel charts this week with her latest smash single, “I See Good.” The empowerment fan-favorite song is lifted from her recently released fifth solo project, “He Loves Me” The 8-song project is globally available now, via the Nettie’s Child Music/MNRK Nashville label […]

Hope In God I hope it doesn’t rain today.  I hope I did well on that final.  I hope he didn’t forget our annivesary.  I hope I get a promotion.  Few things that we hope for contain the kind of satisfaction that lasts.  Even if we get what we hoped for, what comes next?  We […]

According to Billboard, Jonathan McReynolds collects his sixth total and consecutive No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart (dated April 6) with “Able,” featuring Marvin Winans who adds his third leader. During the March 22-28 tracking week, the song drew airplay on 34 stations that report to Gospel Airplay, tying for the most among all titles on […]

Walking Honorably Honor awards are usually given to those who achieve excellence in specific fields.  People are honored for their performance in musical, athletic, academic, and professional arenas.  Some are honored for their exceptional bravery or intelligence.  And rightly so.  But if honor is given only for excellent achievement, how on earth can we be […]

This week our Special guest for the Community Affairs Show is Vice President of Programs and Services of the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, Sheila Griffith.  We also talk with Caregiver and Alzheimer’s Association advocate, awareness volunteer, and Wlak to End Alzheimer’s Prince Georges County team captain of Team Power of Love, Irma Nicoles. […]

CALL FOR HELP Depending on the type of person you are, you may not be very good at asking for help.  there are those who like to be the helpers:  they do best serving others because they feel capable and useful.  Then there are those who gladly accept service any time they are given the […]

Kelontae Gavin is sitting at the top of the Billboard airplay charts again this week.  GRAMMY® nominated and Stellar Award-winning, Jekalyn Carr, earns her eighth #1 single as a writer and producer with “Live Again” as performed by Kelontae Gavin. “Live Again” earns #1 status on the Billboard National Gospel Airplay Chart and Mediabase Gospel Airplay […]

UNCOMPLICATED FREEDOM We over-complicate freedom in the Christian life.  Through our legalism, we try to find a way to humanize the redeeming work of the cross because we simply can’t wrap our minds around the supernatural character of God. It can be hard to understand the complete grace offered at Calvary because we are incapable […]

Twin of Andrae Crouch, Sandra won a Grammy Award in 1984 for “Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female” for the 1983 album, “We Sing Praises,” and was nominated for a Grammy in 1986 for the song, Completely Yes from the 1985 album, “We’re Waiting.” During the late 1960s through the early 1970s, she played the tambourine […]