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Sunday Evening Joy Ride

Join 98.3 WPAY on Sunday evenings from 6pm-Midnite for the Sunday Evening JoyRide hosted by Pastor Mark Bales and Fayth Lore.

Pastor Mark Bales is the Pastor of Minford Church of the Nazarene and is no stranger to Southern Gospel Music and the radio.   Mark hosted a Saturday Afternoon Show on 98.3 WOKE-Joy FM for the better part of a decade and his family name is synomous with Southern Gospel Music.  Mark is also part of the Good News Trio.

Fayth Lore is a one of Southern Gospels freshest faces.   She tours with her Family,  The Lore Family and is the Facilitator of Youth Based Conferences and Events for Young Women.   Fayth is a graduate of Ohio Christian University and appears regularly as a voice of Youth in Southern Gospel Music.

Artists You’ll Hear

Gold City
The Perrys
Jeff and Sher Easter
Greater Vision
The Whisnants
Mercy’s Well
Gaither Vocal Band
and many more!

Why the JoyRide?

From 1998 to 2010,  our frequency 98.3 was A Southern Gospel Format and the Tri-State Affiliate of Winston-Salem Based Joy FM Network.   It was branded as 98.3 WOKE-Joy FM.   Additionally the old 104.1 WPAY at one time was home to a mix of Country-Western,  Bluegrass and Gospel Music with local icon, Zeke Mullens. Another Gospel Music Program was the Southern Gospel Music Program, Jim and Jans Gospel Music Time hosted by WPAY DeeJay Jim Hodges and his wife, Jan.   The Show was a staple for listeners after Church on Sunday Evenings from Columbus south to Lexington and Charleston west to Cincinnati.  The show featured requests from listeners who would call in and old fashioned live read commercials.