When she walks into a room or opens the microphones, The First Lady of Gospel Radio Morgan Dukes, welcomes the Holy Spirit to fill the place. Then, her magnetic personality takes over. Full of warmth and charisma, Morgan is an established professional in her craft and has delighted listeners for years over the airwaves. It may seem a bit like a cliché, but Morgan is what you would call “a natural”.
Morgan’s broadcasting career began while she was yet a youngster. She was very intrigued with the local television and radio broadcasters in her hometown. In fact, so intrigued that she knew that she would one day join the ranks of them. Even as early as high school, she was featured on local television commercials and showed promise as a Student Representative for various speaking engagements on behalf of the school.
During the years of 1983-86, Morgan obtained a B. A. degree in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Southern Mississippi. When asked, “How she did it so quickly?” Morgan’s answer is always the same, “Perseverance!” Knowing she was destined for a career in broadcasting, she didn’t want to waste any time. “I was on a mission to reach my goals…no matter what.”
Morgan began her career in Hattiesburg, Mississippi at radio station WMSU and later joined the staff of WHSY-FM. She decided to jump “in the box” of television by joining the team of WDAM-TV. She later returned to radio at places such as WNSL-FM (Laurel, MS), WBLX AM/FM (Mobile, AL), and WALR-FM (Atlanta, GA).
Morgan’s broadcasting career has kept her quite busy over the years performing duties from Television Reporter to Program Director. Her career has featured music from genres such as County, Top 40, R&B, and Gospel for a variety of stations…including Atlanta’s GLORY 1340 and Sheridan Gospel Network’s ”THE LIGHT”. Morgan’s broadcasting career also includes motion pictures, national commercials, and television shows which have aired on Daystar and TBN. Currently, she hosts “The Gospel Express” which is broadcasted nationwide weekdays (10A-3P est) on “THE LIGHT” so check your local listings or join her at www.sgnthelight.com.
In addition to her radio career, Morgan is constantly working with and pursuing various media opportunities. For instance, she is in the process of writing a book, developing shows for broadcast and has definite plans to return to the screen soon. So, keep your eyes and ears open.
A significant milestone in the life of Morgan was when she accepted the calling of being a “Gospel Radio Announcer”. This is all part of the miracle of how the Lord orchestrated her move from R& B radio into Gospel while at the same time joining her with her husband, Pastor Jerome Dukes…only God could have done this. He placed her in a prosperous field while showing her His grace and love. It was a beautiful way to totally change her life.
Morgan worships and serves in ministry at Community Fellowship Christian Center International, Riverdale, GA under the leadership of her husband, Pastor Jerome Dukes. As the “First Lady”, she works very closely with the TNT Ministry (Teens In Training), the Women’s Fellowship and the “Women of Virtue” Conference, which is an awesome teaching event for anyone in the Body of Christ. The Dukes’ have a teenage son, Justin.
With a daily radio broadcast, speaking engagements, and the many other things that keep Morgan busy, she’s happy to say, “ I am what God says I am, and I’m glad about it”.
We are proud to have Morgan Dukes as part of oue WJNI 106.3 FM Family.