Rejoice 1540: Music, Ministry, and More


Ed Stephens

Host, Old School Gospel Hour
Saturdays, 3-6pm


Ed Stephens, Jr. is an on-air personality on Rejoice 1540. He is a noted personality in the Richmond, Virginia community. Ed has served in many civic organizations and was a known voice in several local gospel choirs such as "One Accord". When it comes to the knowledge of gospel music, Ed has more than 40 years of experience.

Currently, Ed is the president of the Virginia Gospel Announcer's Guild GMWA. He is also the Urban Inspiration Consultant for Davidson Media Group and Account Executive for DMG Richmond. You can also hear Ed Stephens Jr. playing the best Old School Gospel in Richmond every Saturday from 3-6pm on "Old School Gospel".

Randy Johnson

Host, Afternoon Inspiration with Randy
Weekdays 3-6pm

Randy Johnson has returned to REJOICE 1540 in Richmond, VA as Program Director and afternoon host. From July 2009 until November 2010, he served as Station Manager and morning host of WHBS REJOICE 1400AM in Moultrie, GA. During his previous time at WREJ (2005 – 2009), WREJ was nominated four years in a row for a Stellar Award. He has also worked from 2005 as an Account Executive and has been recognized as the top sales person multiple times – receiving several company commendations for leading a competition. He has served as “Sergeant of Arms” of The Virginia Gospel Announcers Guild and nominated for The Wells Award from the GMWA.

His radio background dates back to 1983, while serving in the U.S Navy on broad the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Randy is currently a nominee for “Radio Announcer of The Year” in the 2011 Rhythm of Gospel Awards being held in July 2011.