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Keep Hope Alive
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Keep Hope Alive<br/>Rev. Jesse Jackson


Sunday 7am – 9am


The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movment for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. On August 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.


Reverend Jackson has been called the “Conscience of the Nation” and “the Great Unifer,” challenging America to be inclusive and to establish just and humane priorities for the benefit of all. He is known for bringing people together on common ground across lines of race, culture, class, gender and belief.

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The Ernesto Borges Show

The Ernesto Borges Show

Sunday 9am – 10am


Attorney Ernesto Borges, is one of Chicago’s most notable attorneys who heads the largest minority-owned bankruptcy firm in the United States. He has helped over 25,000 families get a financial fresh start. He hosts a continuing series of “Financial Survival Revivals” to the community to help eliminate oppressive debt and save their hard earned property.


Every Sunday morning, Attorney Borges can be heard on WVON Radio’s “The Borges Report” where he discusses current events and legal issues and encourages lively discussion to his loyal fan base.


Being a member of numerous charitable, civic and professional organizations, Ernesto and his wife, Stephanie, an obstetrician/gynecologist, reside in Hyde Park and continue their service to those in need.


Mr. Borges has also served our country by serving a tour of duty in Vietnam and has been honored with numerous medals and awards. Attorney Borges is not only one of Chicago’s leading attorneys but also a servant to our community at large.


Click here to view the latest Ernesto Borges television commercial.

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A Doctor In The House

A Doctor In The House

Sunday 10am – 11am

Dr. Terry Mason is on staff at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital. He hosts “A Doctor In The House” every Sunday morning at 10:00am. His topics range from prostate cancer to holistic health.

Career Achievements

  • Medical Degree from University of Illinois, Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Board Certified by American Board of Urology
  • Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
  • Executive Committee Member, Chicago Urological Association
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Gospel with Pam Morris

Gospel with Pam Morris

Sunday 11am – 4pm, Monday 2am – 4am (encore)


Pam Morris completed 20 years of event planning in the Office of Special Events for the City of Chicago on June 30, 2009, and served as the guiding light of the world’s largest free-admission Gospel Music Festival. Appointed to this role in 1989 by Mayor Richard M. Daley, Pam Morris attracted top national and local talent and drew an audience from across the nation booking more than 2,000 Gospel groups and was instrumental in attracting corporate sponsors to underwrite the cost of the annual event.


Ms. Morris created, then coordinated Mayor Daley’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Breakfast that featured such influential speakers as Dr. King’s daughter, Reverend Bernice A. King; Dr. King’s son, Martin Luther King, III; Ambassador Andrew Young; Dr. William Gray; Mayor Willie L. Brown of San Francisco, CA; Reverend Michael L. Pfleger; Bishop Horace E. Smith, M.D., Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. and Geoffrey Canada, CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone.


Pam’s background includes more than three dozen years as a radio host on various stations in the Chicago market. Pam currently hosts “Gospel with Pam Morris” on WVON 1690-AM on Sunday afternoons from 11AM to 3PM She has also worked on WWHN 1510-AM and WGCI-AM Gospel Radio 1390. Prior to WGCI, she was the host of the Sunday morning radio program called “The Inspirational Gospel Stroll,” for seven years on WVAZ-FM. Pam served as Interfaith Liaison for the United States House of Representatives in the Second District of Illinois. Ms. Morris also hosted “Gospel with Pam Morris,” a Gospel and inspirational music video program on Cable TV. She served on the (Grammy) Board of Governors of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences – Chicago Chapter. Pam is the 2006 Stellar Award Recipient for Gospel Radio announcer of the year. Pam is a motivational speaker, gospel consultant and advisor. She authored her first book, “Lessons Learned from Aunt Mabel & So Much More”. Awarded the 2010 Who’s Who in Black Chicago Award, 2010 Living Faith Church Lifetime Achievement Legacy Award, The City of Chicago Appreciation Award, the 2012 National Council of Negro Women Media Award and N’Digo’s N’Religion Award.


Pam resides in Chicago. As an authority on Gospel music, Pam recorded two albums and has been recognized as an international Gospel consultant who provided services to a diverse list of entertainment venues that includes: The Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy; The Gospel and Soul Easter Festival in Terni, Italy; and The Tree of Life Gospel Event in Durbin, South Africa; and serves as a consultant to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Lead Ambassador for American Heart Association Power to End Stroke Most Powerful Voices Gospel Tour. Ms. Morris also appeared as a celebrity judge on TLN’s hit reality show, Inspiration Sensation.


She has two adult sons, John Morris III and Lt. Commander Kenneth Morris and three (3) grandchildren, Christopher, Sheridan and Chloe.

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Cosmopolitan Church

Cosmopolitan Church


Sunday 5pm – 6pm


Pastor Hayes was ordained in the Ministry on August 31, 1957. He organized Comopolitan Church of Prayer on April 28, 1959.


Dr. Hayes is currently the longest serving Pastor of one church in Chicago for going on over 50 years. Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer has been listed as a landmark church in the Chicago Area.


Dr. Hayes is very passionate with ministry, not compromising with the devil and is known for speaking the truth-declaring the word of God.


Dr. Hayes is known for “Making a Joyful Noise”, leading such hits as He’s Keeping Me, I’ll Never Forget, I Know The Lord Laid His Hands On Me, Before I Take It Back, Everything’s Alright, How I Got Over, My Lord and Master, and many, many more.

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Trinity UCC

Trinity UCC


Sunday 6pm – 7pm


Trinity United Church has been called by God to be a congregation that is not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ and that does not apologize for its African roots! As a congregation of baptized believers, we are called to be agents of liberation not only for the oppressed, but for all of God’s family. We, as a church family, acknowledge, that we will, building on this affirmation of “who we are” and “whose we are,” call men,  women, boys and girls to the liberating love of Jesus Christ, inviting them to become a part of the church in universal, responding to Jesus’ command that we go into all the world and make disciples!


We are called out to be “a chosen people” that pays no attention to socio-economic or educational backgrounds. We are made up of the highly educated and the uneducated. Our congregation is a combination of the haves and the have-nots; the economically disadvantaged, the under-class, the unemployed and the employable.


The fortunate who are among us combine forces with the less fortunate to become agents of change for God who is not pleased with America’s economic mal-distribution.


W.E.B DuBois indicated that the problem in the 20th century was going to be the problem of the color line. He was absolutely correct. Our Jobs as servants of God is to address that problem and eradicate it in the name of Him who came for the whole world by calling all men, women, boys and girls to Christ.

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Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley

The Tavis Smiley Show

Sunday 7PM – 9PM


Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is an American talk show host, author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. Smiley became a radio commentator in 1991, and starting in 1996, he hosted the talk show BET Talk on BET. Smiley then began hosting The Tavis Smiley Show on NPR from 2002 to 2004 and currently hosts Tavis Smileyon PBS on the weekdays and “The Tavis Smiley Show” from PRI. Starting in 2010 Smiley and Dr. Cornel West have joined forces for their own radio talk show, Smiley & West. He is also the new host of “Tavis Talks” on BlogTalkRadio’s Tavis Smiley Network.


Cornell West

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is the Class os 1943 University Professor at Princeton University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. He has written 19 books and edited 13 books. He is best known for his classic Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.  In short, Cornel West has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

Visit their website: http://www.smileyandwest.com/

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The Sports Cypher

The Sports Cypher


Sunday 9pm – 11pm



While attending the University of Iowa, Maya hosted a weekly radio show on the University student based radio station 89.7FM KRUI. As part of the KRUI production team she covered live remotes of Iowa football and basketball home games. Upon completing her undergraduate studies, Maya continued her broadcast training by taking production classes at Columbia College in digital editing and later acquired a Master’s of Science Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University. In 2010 Maya took a chance on pursuing her lifelong dream of sports talk radio and auditioned for an on air talent search hosted by a local CBS Radio affiliate 670 The Score. After going toe to toe with 700 contestants, predominately male, Maya won the contest and hosted her own two hour weekend show, the Maya Gavin Show. After leaving 670 the Score, Maya launched her own internet show based sports talk show, The Maya Gavin Show Rebooted on BlogTalkRadio.com.  In June 2012, Maya joined the sports talk show ensemble The Sports Cypher (formerly Stats & Stiletto) as a host.



Faruq Basir is from Chicago, born and raised. He has worked at WVON for nearly four years as a Technical Producer and is currently the Technical Producer for the Cliff Kelley show.

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