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Sonya Blakey, PD and morning host at iHeartMedia gospel “Inspiration 1390” WGRB Chicago, adds PD responsibilities at co-owned gospel “Heaven 600” WCAO Baltimore. Blakey succeeds Lee Michaels, who retired at the end of 2023 after a 40-year career.

“We are fortunate to have Sonya take the lead as Program Director for Heaven 600,” Region Senior VP of Programming Jeff Kapugi said in a release. “She is a proven leader and will guide the station to new heights!”

Blakey will remain based in Chicago, where she has been for the past 20 years.

"I’m honored to carry on the rich legacy of Heaven 600 in bringing the good news and gospel music with a new vision and proven media innovation,” Blakey added. “Also looking forward to connecting and building strong relationships with the local faith and gospel artist community!"