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Gospel radio 94.9 JazzFest to benefit Manna House

WHNL Gospel 94.9 will celebrate three years of 24/7 broadcasting by hosting a free Labor Day Weekend Community Motown JazzFest with some proceeds going to the Liberty County Manna House Sept. 1. 

“We are very excited about the community partnerships we have made since opening the radio station three years ago. 

“We decided to do something to give back to this community that opened its arms to us,” the Reverend Katrina Deason said. 

Deason is well known for wearing multiple hats in the community for many years as pastor of the Liberty Prayer Chapel and executive director of the Liberty County Manna House.  

“Memorial Drive is home to the radio station, the Prayer Chapel and the Manna House, so there is really no better location than this for a Labor Day Weekend Motown JazzFest Bash for the whole family,” she said.

The event is expected to draw almost 1,000 attendees to the corner of Gause Street and Memorial Drive in Hinesville and will feature Motown sounds and a special outdoor concert with local saxophonist Bernard Rose and the Weekend Sessions Band. 

The event is free and open to the public and lunch purchases from Sho Nuff Smokin Good BBQ will benefit the Manna House Food Bank. 

There will be an “old school” car show, games and a bounce house for the kids.

“Having a 24-hour FM gospel station in Hinesville is historic and we invite everyone to grab some barbecue and help us celebrate. 

“Come and turn your Labor Day weekend into a leisure day weekend and if you want to take a slab of ribs home, you can,” Deason said.

WHNL radio is a nonprofit entity. 

The station supports community events with free announcements and provides live remotes at the Hinesville Farmer’s Market every second Thursday, and Hinesville’s Classic Easter Egg Roll. 

Call Deason at 912-320-4686 or visit for more information. 

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