Best Black Gospel Radio Stations Online

Every musician who strives to be great in the craft should listen to gospel music. Why? Because black gospel music incorporates many different musical genres and interprets them in unique ways. Thus, becoming familiar with gospel music motifs will surely enhance your ability to play other styles of music.

You don’t even need to be a Christian to enjoy black gospel music. Even an atheist can appreciate the musical mastery on display in some of the top gospel songs.

In order to provide you with a resource for finding great gospel music that you can practice with or just sing along to, we’ve put together a list of the best black gospel radio stations. But wait! It gets better! These top gospel stations are available online so you can even tap into the spiritual vibes on your smartphone.

What is Gospel Music?

One of our most popular blog posts is entitled, The History of Gospel Music. Check it out for a comprehensive history of the genre.

What is Black Gospel Radio?

Black Gospel Radio can vary widely, from music shows on bigger commercial stations to 24/7 music channels and internet-only broadcasts. For the sake of this list, we selected our black gospel stations based upon offering our readers the best opportunity to enjoy a great listening experience. Each station offers different vibes, from traditional gospel to urban contemporary gospel.

Gospel Music Radio Stations

Sheridan Gospel Network

SGN is a nationally syndicated gospel music network. Although some of its local stations have limited broadcasts, you can always stream gospel music 24/7 online.

Commonly known as “The Light,” SGN’s programming covers everything from traditional gospel songs to urban contemporary gospel hits.


As the name implies, this gospel radio station offers “feel good” music. Typical sounds lean toward contemporary gospel and even some gospel jazz.

Black Gospel Radio

This streaming radio station plays a large variety of gospel music. From the latest gospel hits to the southern gospel, Black Gospel Radio is a one-stop-shop for your musical enjoyment. This station is a great resource to discover new gospel artists creating great music.

Praise 102.7

This Detroit station regularly airs gospel radio shows from Donnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, and Darlene McCoy. These shows add discussion and entertainment to great gospel tunes. Listen online via their website.


KHVN broadcasts locally in Dallas-Fort Worth. This station has won a Stellar Award for Major Market Radio Station of the Year in 2011. Streaming is available through its web link.

Yes Lord Radio

Yes Lord Radio offers three listening options covering popular gospel songs (Gospel Hits), urban contemporary gospel (YLR Hype), and traditional gospel (YLR Gold Praise). Each of these streams has a link on their website.

Praise 102.5

WPZE is a radio station located in Atlanta, Georgia. Operating on 102.5 MHz, it is assigned Mableton as its city of license, and transmits from a location in southwest Atlanta, near I-285 and Langford Parkway, with studios located at Centennial Tower downtown.

WHLQ 105.5 FM Hot Joy Radio

WHLQ is a Black Gospel and Urban Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Lawrenceville, Virginia, serving Lawrenceville and Brunswick County, Virginia. WHLQ is owned and operated by Ronnie D. Joyner Ministries, Inc.

Black Gospel Radio Wrap-up

It would be nice if we all could call a local number and speak to a local radio DJ, but local gospel music radio stations are not available to everyone. Thankfully, the stations listed above have upgraded their websites to reach a global audience with the sounds of good news. Tune in and play along as you practice your instrument or just enjoy the wonderful sounds of gospel music.

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