Based in Los Angeles, California, HoLywoodRadio.com’s mission is to provide gospel music lovers with a global Internet radio station committed to bringing the best in gospel/inspirational music, daily devotionals, specialty programming and shows like gospel jazz, holy hip hop mixes, praise & worship songs and traditional choir music; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. HoLywoodRadio.com caters to Adults 12+ with urban, Christian sensibilities, HoLywoodRadio.com is the sister company to GospelNewsroom.com. Since its inception back in 2011, GospelNewsroom’s website has been viewed over One Million times and has become one of the leading providers of gospel music, ministry and media news. This calibration is sure to give gospel music enthusiast that one stop, total experience as it relates to the latest gospel news, chart topping songs and exclusive interviews.
about our founder
Dewayne Benton, a sesoned radio veteran from Memphis, Tennessee, graduated from Columbia School of Broadcasting. He began his radio career in the 1990's.read more
our historyHolywoodRadio.com Then & Now 2013
May - HoLywoodRadio.com signs agreement with Stream Licensing, granting us the ability to legally play music published through BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, SoundExchange & SOCAN (Canada).
The inaugural launch of HoLywoodRadio.com takes place on August 5, 2013 with worship leaders set to debut later in the month.2014
The Line UpWake Up & Worship 5AM
Start your day the right way, with Worship. Tune in as we carefully comb through thousands of inspirational and inspiring songs that will minister to the soul and speak life into your situation. Before you face a new day, your job or even school, HoLywoodRadio.com wants to enhance your spiritual space with Praise and Worship. Weekdays from 5am to 6am (Pacific)Get Fit & Keep The Faith 6AM
As our First Lady, Michelle Obama has said repeatedily, "Let's Move." Well HoLywoodRadio.com is answering the call. We're giving you the music and inspiration you need to get moving in the morning. Every weekday starting at 6am (Pacific) we are cranking out the best foot-stepping, hand-raising gospel hits that will keep you inspired have others ask, "what are listening to." So grab your ear buds, fill up that water bottle and let's get fit for the Kingdom with HoLywoodRadio.com. Get Fit & Keep The Faith. Plus stay on track with a 60 minute countdown.The Morning Show 7am - 12Noon
Coming Soon.Love Songs 10pm - Midnight
Spend some quiet and quality time with the lover of your soul. It’s Love Songs weekend nights from 10pm to Midnight on HoLywoodRadio.com. Relax, meditate and reflect over the goodness and grace of God with these hand selected songs of adoration, praise and love.Churchin' with Pastor Darrel Petties - Sunday Mornings
Put your hands together and let’s give God the Praise. It’s Churchin’ with Pastor Darrel Petties. Enjoy a mix of the best getting up Sunday Morning songs from some of the most powerful gospel choirs like Rev. Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Choir, Ricky Dillard and New G, Donald Lawrence and others. Plus enjoy some of Gospel's Powerhouse vocalist like Shirley Caesar, Beverly Crawford, Lashun Pace, John P Kee, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Daryl Coley and countless others. Don’t miss Churchin’ with Pastor Darrel Petties Sunday Mornings on HoLywoodRadio.com.Sunday Brunch Buffett Sunday 11am - 3pm
Whether you’re throwing your own Sunday Brunch or hanging out with family or church friends, hoLywoodRadio.com wants to enhance your atmosphere with our Sunday Brunch Buffett. Sunday From 11am to 3pm. Enjoy a mix of Gospel and Smooth Jazz from artists like Kirk Whalum, Kim Burrell, Doc Powell, Yolanda Adams, Ramsey Lewis and Angie Winans...
Advertise With Us
Here at HoLywoodRadio.com we value you as a customer, listener and advertiser, however, commercials aired on this station must meet the standard and quality of our brand and station. HoLywoodRadio.com will not advertise content contrary to our Christian Faith. As a fifteen year radio veteran in the programming and management field, our CEO knows the ups and down of advertising in corporate terrestrial stations. It is his desire that you receive the best ”Bang for your Buck.” Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and discover how we can help you advertise your product, business or ministry. We have selected some the most qualified voice talent in the country to help personalize your business.
Deal Of The Day
Let us feature your music, ministry, or product here and follow it up with a special :15 second commercial throughout the day, directing listeners to check out your “Deal of the Day.” Contact Sales@holywooradio.com.
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hot New MusicJonathan Nelson
Finish Strong.Jekaylyn Carr
Greater Is Coming.Lisa Page Brooks
Azusa The Next Generation.
Faith Walka.Isaac Carree
Hits ListHere are the Top 10 Songs riding high on the charts across the country. Support your Gospel Artists and Purchase a copy of their music.
- Tasha Cobbs - Break Every Chain
- Bishop Hezekiah Walker - Every Praise
- Isaac Carree - Clean This House
- Pastor Shirley Caesar - God Will Make A Way
- Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy - Testimony
- Tye Tribbett - If He Did It Before (Same God)
- United Tenors (Fred Hammond) - Here In Our Praise
- Tamela Mann - Take Me To The King
- Israel & New Breed - It's Not Over (When God Is In It)
- Erica Campbell - A Little More Jesus
2013 BET AWARDS
2013 STELLAR AWARDS
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Dewayne Benton Biography Continues: In 1997, Dewayne Benton began his career as an intern at the legendary WDIA AM 1070 in Memphis, Tennessee (WDIA was the first radio station in the country to feature an All-Black Format with Black Disc Jockeys). After pouring out his passion as an intern, then GM, Bruce Demps offered Dewayne a job as a part-time jock on the newly formed AM990 The Light. Dewayne credits most of his success in the gospel industry to his mentor, Stellar Award winning radio announcer, Tracy Bethea. During his tenure, Dewayne launched one of, if not the first, Gospel Jazz formats in the country. Saxophonist Kirk Whalum described Benton as "The Mayor of Gospel Jazz." Dewayne introduced listeners to a softer and jazzy side of artists like Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Angie Winans and Vanessa Bell Armstrong. Gospel Jazz also introduced listeners to other notable gospel musicians like Angella Christie, Doc Powell, Paul Jackson, Jr, Ramsey Lewis and countless others.
In 2002, Dewayne, the jazz show and the station transitioned to the newly formed WHAL 95.7 Hallelujah FM, Memphis' Premiere FM gospel station which continues to this day to rank as one of the top two stations in Memphis (Arbitron PPM). During the transition, Dewayne Benton was given the opportunity to produce the National Hallelujah Brand Morning Show, which was being heard in several markets, including Little Rock, AR; Birmingham, AL; and Jackson, MS.
In 2008, Dewayne was promoted to his own show as the afternoon drive jock. Hosting his own show revealed the absence of information as it pertains to gospel music, artists, ministries and media news. So Dewayne created GospelNewsroom.com in 2011. This site features the latest Gospel News stories. As of 2013 GospelNewsroom.com has been viewed over One Million times by gospel music insiders and enthusiast around the world.
It was in March 2013, after the death of his father, that God spoke to Dewayne and told him that transition was inevitable. After accepting the call, God gave Dewayne the charge among other things to to launch HoLywoodRadio.com in Los Angeles, California. Deeply deprived of an atmosphere of inspiration, except on Sunday's, HoLywoodRadio.com intends to bring a format that reaches the heart of those walking by faith. “What I thought would be a Internet station for Greater Los Angeles has already proven to be a station that is far reaching," Benton said. He adds, “This entire move is based on my faith in God, and I plan to see His Will for my life through.”