Sonya Blakey’s passion, personality, and gift in the arena of radio has opened many doors over the past 15 years in her radio career. Sonya began her radio career at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign while earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She later brought her radio skills to WBBM Newsradio 780 where she started in production and subsequently landed the role of morning show producer for the number one rated News/Talk radio station in Chicago anchored by Felicia Middlebrooks and John Hultman.
Sonya’s radio journey did not stop there as she ventured into Gospel radio to become a radio personality at Power 106. Sonya continued her rise in radio to become programming assistant for WPWX and music director of WYCA, and subsequently promoted to Program Director for WYCA FM Radio. By the power of God, Sonya’s knowledge of Gospel Music coupled with her unique programming skills opened the door for Sonya in February 2007 to become Program Director and Afternoon Host of Chicago’s #1 Inspiration station and the 2nd largest Gospel station in the country, WGRB, Inspiration 1390AM.
Sonya’s voice has always served as a vehicle of inspiration through her singing and smooth yet joyful voice on radio. Sonya is a classical vocalist and has performed in various operas and also at Chicago’s Lyric Opera.
Sonya is blessed to be the wife of Randall K. Blakey and the mother of Noel Zacharias and Destinee Faythe.
Sonya has made appearances on TLN’s, Inspiration Sensation, ABC 7, Chicago and hosts a feature called "Inspiring U" on WCIU TV the "U". Sonya is currently the host of "Midday Melodies" from 12n-2p and “The Joy Ride Home” from 3p-6p weekdays on Inspiration 1390AM. Sonya also hosts "Get Your Praise On!" on sister station V103 on Sunday's 8am--12noon.