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Beyond the Praise with Willie Mae McIver

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Host of Beyond The Praise
Sundays 6pm to 8pm

Willie Mae McIver is the Creator and Host of “Beyond The Praise”, a nationally syndicated weekend gospel music radio show.  In 1989, she created, developed and launched the longest running national live gospel radio program, “Gospel Inspirations,” which airs on the Cumulus Radio Networks (formally ABC Radio Networks). In 1999, McIver created, developed and launched for ABC Radio Networks, Rejoice! Musical Soul Food, a 24-hour, 7 days a week nationally syndicated Gospel Music format that aired in 50 markets. She was the National Program Director and VP of Programming over the format for 10 years.Prior to her work at ABC Radio Networks, McIver, moved to Dallas in 1986, began announcing at KSAV-AM, a local gospel station. In the early 1980’s she was involved in programming urban and gospel music formats for a number of stations in Las Vegas .September 25, 2004 , McIver was inducted into the National Broadcaster’s Hall Of Fame. “ This was definitely a high point in my radio career,” says McIver. “I feel very honored and blessed to have received such a prestigious award, and I thank God for using me as a vessel to spread His Word through gospel music via the airwaves, nationally and internationally.”

In January 1999 she received a Stellar Award for Gospel Announcer of the Year, and she has also received awards from “Gospel Music Workshop of America”,” Gospel Today Magazine”, “Gospel Heritage Foundation”, and the “International Association of African American Music”.

August 19, 2005 , she was voted Radio Executive of the Year, by the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME)

Her past ventures include a gospel music show on the Internet called, “Rhythm-N-Praise”, which she launched in 1998 The show was a two-hour recorded program under Broadcast.com, which featured inspirational, contemporary and traditional gospel music. The show received critical acclaim and was a trailblazer in the Gospel music Internet programming.

McIver attributes her success to putting God first and “Stepping out on Faith.”

Awards:

Voted Radio Executive of the Year – By the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME)

Induction in to the National Broadcasters Hall Of Fame

Stellar Gospel Music Award – Gospel Announcer of the Year

Gospel Music Workshop of America- Gospel Announcer of the Year

Gospel Heritage Award – For her contribution to the Gospel Music Industry

Gospel Today Magazine – For her contribution to the Gospel Music Industry

International Association of African American Music (IAAAM) – for promoting, protecting and perpetuating African American Music Globally

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