BY ERNISA BARNWELL, Contributor
ST. PETERSBURG — Over the years, many radio personalities have come to WRXB A.M. 1590 and many have gone, but none them endured the test of time like dear Sister Dianne Hughes. Over 25 years in radio is a long time and through the years the “Queen of Gospel” endured many incidents such as broadcasting from remote station locations and fighting with raccoons and opossums to get into the door in time to start her broadcast.
Hughes has received many awards over the years at WRXB from organizations such as Shining Light Lodge #401 Masonic Lodge, Mount Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, O.E.S. Chapters and many others. Even the City of St. Petersburg declared September 27, 1998, as Sister Diane Hughes Day.
Come out Sun., Jan. 31 at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate Sister Hughes and the contributions she has made to the St. Petersburg community at Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4000 5th Ave. N, where Rev. Clark Hazley nurtures his flock.
Musical guest will include Rev. Fleming Tarver & the Original Florida Spiritualaires, the Soul Serenators, the Mighty Sons of Zion, the Family Sensation Singers, Saint John Choir of Clearwater and Heavens Harmony of 5th Avenue Church of Christ.