iHeartMedia Chicago’s Inspiration 1390, Music of Power and Praise, announced today “Praise In Place,” a virtual concert and celebration featuring gospel artists Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Jekalyn Carr, Melvin Crispell III, LeNasia Tyson and Selah Youth Choir of Saint Sabina. The event will livestream on the station’s Facebook page on Friday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m.

“Praise In Place” will be hosted by Inspiration 1390’s on-air personalities Sonya Blakey, Marcella Jones, Willie Moore Jr. and DeAndre Patterson. The station will also honor local nonprofits and community and faith leaders who have provided much-needed services to the Chicagoland community during the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest. The honorees include I Am A Gentleman, Inc., Black Girls Break Bread, Pastor Reginald Sharpe Jr. and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, and legendary fashion designer and philanthropist Barbara Bates.

“Our city needs so much hope during these tough times,” said Sonya Blakey, Program Director and morning show host of Inspiration 1390. “We look forward to a night of inspirational music to lift the spirits of our community, while also acknowledging some of our community leaders who are helping during this critical time.”

Inspiration 1390 is the leading media outlet in the Chicago market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast station; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 2 billion app downloads and 140 million registered users.