WJAY is the legendary radio voice for Marion County, South Carolina…USA.

It signed “on the air” on June 6, 1947. The late, legendary Bishop R. F. Davis (Greater Highway Churches) purchased WJAY-AM 1280 in the 1980’s and operated it as a black gospel music format. During Bishop Davis’ ownership an FM translator (93.3) was purchased to expand the AM signals coverage. In July 2018 Bishop Michael Blue (Door of Hope Christian Church, Marion, South Carolina) purchased WJAY to continue it’s rich legacy of black gospel music programming.

Meet The WJAY Staff

 

Bishop Michael Blue

Bishop Michael Blue and Door of Hope Christian Church, Marion, South Carolina are Owners of 98.THREE FM 1280 AM WJAY.
 
Bishop Blue was born in North Carolina; raised in Sellers, South Carolina. He attended Marion County Schools and graduated from Francis Marion University with a Bachelors degree in English in 1985.
 
He preached his first official sermon and was licensed in 1980; became an ordained Elder in 1987. Bishop Blue taught high school English from 1986 until 2011. He was named Marion High School “Teacher of the Year” in 2002 and Marion One “Teacher of the Year” in 2003.
 
On June 8, 1991 he married Malinda Tarte from Camden, New Jersey. They have two children named Michala and Michael (B. J.).  
 
In February 1992 Bishop and Pastor Blue became the founding Pastors of Door of Hope Christian Church, Marion, South Carolina. By March 2001 they’d built the churches current facility on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Marion, South Carolina. By the grace and provision of God the church burned the mortgage in February 2011.  
 
Michael Blue was consecrated to the Bishopric in 1997. He has served as Presiding Prelate of the Christian Covenant Fellowship of Ministries (CCFM), from its establishment in December of 2000 until the present.
 
In the Summer of 2018 Bishop Blue and Door of Hope Christian Church consummated purchasing the broadcast licence and became the Owners of the legendary 98.THREE FM 1280 AM WJAY. 

 

Reggie Gay – Interim General Manager

Reggie Gay brings to WJAY Radio 35 years experience in the Radio business. Reggie has become known as an industry leader and innovator when it comes to bringing black gospel music and radio content to the masses. “We have to evolve with the technology to stay current and relevant with our listeners,” he remarks. “Times have changed, and the way we engage each other is changing daily. I am very excited about the future for WJAY Radio and the impact we can make within our community!”

As host of the Reggie Gay Gospel Radio and Television show, Reggie continues to impact the industry, not only in celebrity, but as an event planner and promoter of all-star gospel concerts and events.