Our vision is to spread the message of hope, love, and faith through the power of gospel music. We believe that music has the ability to uplift and inspire, and that it can bring people of all backgrounds together.

At Gospel Gems Network, our vision is reflected in our programming. We strive to showcase the very best in oldie-goldie black gospel music, as well as contemporary gospel hits that speak to our listeners today. We believe that our programming can provide comfort and strength to those who need it most, whether they are facing difficult times or simply looking for a source of inspiration.

Our vision is also reflected in our network of affiliates. We are proud to partner with radio stations and networks across the nation to bring our programming to as many people as possible. Our goal is to share the uplifting power of gospel music with as many listeners as we can, and our network of affiliates is key to making this vision a reality.

Finally, our vision is reflected in our community of listeners. We are grateful for the many people who tune in to Gospel Gems Network each week, and we are honored to be a part of their lives. Whether you are listening on the radio or streaming our programming online, we believe that our music can bring joy, comfort, and inspiration to your day.

Thank you for visiting our Vision page. We invite you to join us in spreading the message of hope, love, and faith through the power of gospel music. Together, we can make a difference in the world around us.

Winning souls through the Gospel of Jesus Christ

“For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law.

To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak.

I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.” 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 ​

Who we are

Gospel Gems began in 1992 by the host Sam Tate and his wife, Audrey. The Gospel Gems radio show offers its listening audience weekly oldie/goldie black gospel music hits of the 50’s through the 90’s.

Such well known artists as James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama and Mississippi, Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers, Mahalia Jackson, as well as popular gospel quartets and choirs are featured.

​Periodically, brief topics of interest to the listening audience and interviews between producer / host Sam Tate and gospel artists are also given. So sit back, relax, and tune in to Gospel Gems, Where Gospel is of Splendor!


2001 Black Heritage Award – The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site, Atlanta, Georgia

2005 Nominated Announcer Of The Year – The American Gospel Quartet Convention, Birmingham, Alabama