Sonya Hamm: 103.9 The Light Radio Personality

March 26, 2009
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Sonya Hamm 103.9 The Light Radio personality was an influential figure in Christian gospel radio broadcasting in the U.S. See photos, video and a biography here.

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Sonya Hamm was a radio personality at WNNL 103.9 FM The Light, a Christian radio station in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is in the in the news today as her untimely death at age 49 on March 25, 2009 has saddened the local and national audience she had reached.




As a biography, Sonya Hamm was born on August 25, 1959. Her age was 49. She attended Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina and received a B.A. in Speech Communications and Theater. During her college years, she also attended NBS Broadcasting in Philadelphia. She pursued graduate studies in Educational Media at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC.

She was married for 24 years to Gary Hamm. In 1992 both she and her husband became licensed ordained ministers under the leadership of the late Bishop Mack Timberlake Jr. of Christian Faith Center in Creedmoor, NC.

Sonya Hamm had a long career in Christian radio broadcasting spanning more than twenty years. She hosted a top morning show in Raleigh, North Carolina where previously she had been host of a weekly program for the CBS and Fox affiliate radio stations in Raleigh. She was also a morning radio host and music director in Atlanta, Georgia on Christian radio station Praise 97.5. Additionally she was a the owner of SH Multimedia a provider of nationwide broadcasting and media services.

The Atlanta Business League numbered Sonya Hamm among its 100 Most Influential African American Women. She was named Gospel Announcer of the Year and nominated for Black Radio Exclusive’s Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award.

Beyond being well known and well established as Sonya Hamm 103.9 The Light Radio Personality at the Raleigh, NC Christian station, she also founded a nonprofit organization, Christian Career and Business Women of America, CCBWA, in 2002 intended to provide resources to foster business and career development through Biblical teachings.

She was also a motivational speaker and author of the book, Kick Your Life Into Overdrive, which encourages people to make a commitment to pursue their dreams.

She made a cameo appearance in Tyler Perry’s 2007 movie ‘Daddy’s Little Girls.’

Here is a photo of Sonya Hamm: 103.9 The Light Radio Personality. Watch video below.




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3 Responses to “Sonya Hamm: 103.9 The Light Radio Personality”

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    BABY BOY Says:

    SONYA WAS A LOVING FEMALE, I USE TO ENJOY LISTEN TOHER EVERY MORNING ON THE LIGHT, HER WORDS OF WISDOM WAS SO INSPIRING. WHEN EVER I WAS DOWN I WOULD ALWAYS LOOK FOR SONYA TO LIFT ME UP. I WAS SO SAD TO HEAR THAT SONYA HAD LEFT THE LIGHT TO MOVE TO ATLANTA, SHE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY. BY BEING A FORMER RADIO ANNOUNCER MYSELF, RADIO WAS SO INSPIRING AND LOVING, SO I KNOW THAT SONYA LOVED HER JOB. SLEEP ON SONYA, WE LOVE YOU, BUT GOD LOVES YOU BEST!!!!! TO THE HAMM FAMILY, MY LOVE AND SUPPORT IS WITH YOU.

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    BARBARA J. WILLIAMS Says:

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE. SONYA WAS A VERY FIND PERSON, AND SHE HAS BLESSED ALOT OF PEOPLE THROUGH HER MINISRTY. WE WILL MISS HER, BUT GOD KNOWS BEST!!!!

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    Re4mdbyfaith Says:

    *Precious in the sight of Jehovah (the LORD) is the death of his saints. Ps.116:15.

    **And I heard a voice from heaven saying, Write, Blessed are the dead who (which) die in the LORD from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow them. Rev.14:13

    Hamm Family,

    Be blessed in her life, be blessed in her memory for her Father has told her “Well done my faithful servant, my Beloved, Well done.”