Larry Tinsley

LARRY TINSLEY WAS BORN IN DECATURVILLE, TENNESSEE ON FEBRUARY 14TH. AT THE AGE OF FIVE, HE MOVED TO KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE. IN 1966, LARRY RECEIVED HIS DIPLOMA FROM RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL IN PARSONS, TENNESSEE, AND FOUR YEARS LATER RECEIVED HIS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE FROM LAMBUTH UNIVERSITY IN JACKSON TENNESSEE.

UPON GRADUATION, LARRY RETURNED TO KNOXVILLE, WHERE HE WORKED AS AN ON-AIR ANNOUNCER FOR WJBE RADIO WHICH WAS OWNED BY LEGENDARY SOUL SINGER JAMES BROWN.

IN JUNE OF 1971, HE RECEIVED AND ACCEPTED AN OFFER TO WORK AS AN ON-AIR ANNOUNCER FOR WAOK IN ATLANTA. IN 1981, HE WAS ELEVATED TO THE POSITION OF PROGRAM DIRECTOR. DURING HIS TENURE, WAOK ACHIEVED GREAT RATINGS SUCCESS.

TODAY, HE SERVES AS HOST OF “SUNDAY MORNING PRAISE,” HEARD EACH SUNDAY MORNING ON WVEE-FM/WAOK-AM ATLANTA AND WBAV-FM IN CHARLOTTE, NC.

AND BECAUSE LARRY IS REGARDED AS ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP GOSPEL ANNOUNCERS, HE RECEIVED THE COVETED STELLAR AWARD AS “GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR” IN 1997.

HE IS MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN AND IS A DEVOTED CHRISTIAN WHO LIVES EACH DAY ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD AND THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT DWELLS WITHIN HIM.

(Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

Hezekiah Walker Sings To Willie On His Birthday

Last week, Larry Tinsley had the pleasure of celebrating the life of a young man by the name of Willie Mayrick. He is known as the 9-year-old boy who escaped his kidnapper in East Point [...]

V103–04/20/2014

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Sunday Morning Praise Video Of The Day: Hezekiah Walker- “Every Praise”

In honor of Willie Mayrick and his amazing testimony, we dedicated the video of the day to him and his family. He sang this very song while he road around the in the car with his [...]

V103–04/20/2014

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Sunday Morning Praise Is Celebrating Easter

Good morning everyone. Today is Easter Sunday, the day that we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you have not had the pleasure to celebrate Easter, please make today your [...]

V103–04/20/2014

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[VIDEO] Gospel News: Preachers Of L.A. Makes A Come Back & Celebration Of Gospel Was A Hit!

Have you heard? The Preachers of L.A. will be returning this summer with new episodes. They are also in the processes of casting new editions for The Preachers of New York, Dallas, Detroit and Atlanta. [...]

V103–04/13/2014

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Remembering WSB’s Captain Herb Emory

Last night, we at V-103 and WAOK learned that long time WSB Radio and Channel 2 Action News traffic reporter Captain Herb Emory passed away yesterday. Larry Tinsley had the pleasure of dining at his table during [...]

V103–04/13/2014

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[VIDEO] Sunday Morning Praise Video Of The Day: Israel Houghton – “Sunday Kinda Love”

The Video of the Day comes from the movie, “I’m In Love With a Church Girl.” It became one of Israel Houghton’s biggest hits, and it features Bishop Paul Morton’s son, P.J. Morton. Check it [...]

V103–04/13/2014

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Sunday Morning Praise Church Of The Week Goes To…The Dream Center Church

This week, we at V-103 and WAOK are proud to salute The Dream Center Church as our Church of the Week. With two locations in College Park and Atlanta, The Dream Center Church is a [...]

V103–04/13/2014

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[VIDEO] Gospel News: Erica Campbell Is Number 1

We must say congratulations to Erica Campbell. She was Larry’s special guest two weeks ago, and today her solo CD entitled, “Help”, debuted atop the National Gospel Charts in the Number One Position. Both Erica [...]

V103–04/06/2014

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[VIDEO] Sunday Morning Praise Video Of The Day: The Williams Brothers – “Still Here”

Today’s video of the day is a gospel classic from The William Brothers. The song is titled “Still Here.” If you needs some inspiration or going through a tough time this morning, turn on this song [...]

V103–04/06/2014

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[VIDEO] Sunday Morning Praise Remembers Pastor Nim Russell

Last Sunday evening, The Body of Christ was saddened to learn that a powerful man of God, Pastor Nim Russell had been killed in a head on collision. His lovely wife and First Lady, Julia [...]

V103–04/06/2014

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