Atlanta’s Inspiration Station, WPZE-FM Praise 102.5 made history once again, receiving its fifth Stellar Award as Major Market Gospel Station of the Year at the 35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. A trailblazer since launching in October 2001, Praise 102.5 remains the only station in the country that has won five times.
During these challenging times of a global pandemic and civil unrest, the Stellar Awards knew now more than ever the world needed the biggest night in Gospel Music. Plans for the 35th Annual Stellar Awards shifted to a virtual online experience and television broadcast of the main show. The Stellar Awards is the first and only Gospel music awards show in the country, honoring Gospel music artists, writers and industry professionals for their contributions to the industry. The Stellar Awards’ on-line fan voting campaign allows listeners to vote for their favorite station. This year, Praise 102.5 was nominated with Gospel stations in numerous other major markets in the country. Their loyal listeners have spoken.
Praise 102.5’s Program Director, Derek Harper said, “We have an amazing team here at WPZE and this Stellar Award is a testament to their consistency and dedication to the Gospel Community! Thank you to Don Jackson and the Stellar Awards committee for this honor.”
“Providing inspiration especially during a pandemic and social unrest is fulfilling in itself but winning five times as the best major market station in the country, is icing on the cake,” said Tim Davies, Regional VP and General Manager.
Praise 102.5 continues to provide inspiration, encouragement, resources and vital information to all of its listeners, especially during these unprecedented times. This award is a testament of its love and commitment to the community.