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.
Reunited and it feels so good…Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers are back together again after taking a ten year hiatus. So what has brought them back together? Click here to find out the inspiration behind the reunion.
Would you buy a gospel album by Snoop Dogg? Find out what this hip-hop legend has to say about crossing over to the gospel side of music.
Shirley Caesar pays a little visit to Larry Tinsley on Sunday Morning Praise. During the interview, she shares a heart-felt story about her mother, just in time for Mother’s Day.
Deborah Joy Winans tells Larry Tinsley that season 2 of Oprah Winfrey’s new hit drama, “Greenleaf” is going to be juicy.
Gospel singer, Tasha Cobbs got married this weekend, but her family and friends were not expecting this!!!
Today on Sunday Morning Praise, we are bringing back one of our popular features titled, “Pastor of the Week.” Today we honor a pastor who convinced two young men to turn themselves in after they were on the run from the police.
Today on Sunday Morning Praise, we remember Bishop Eddie Long. It has been two weeks since he passed, and his funeral was last Wednesday. In honor of his home-going, Larry Tinsley paid a special tribute to his legacy.
Stopping by the V-103 studio this morning is gospel’s newest artist, Jermaine Dolly, who is known for his hit single, “You.” Check out his latest video, which will definitely put you in a good mood.
We just learned here at V-103 that Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Baptist Church has passed away. Click here for more details.
The gospel music world is mourning the loss of an icon, gospel legend Joe Ligon. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten.