WPZZ FM Praise 104.7 FM in Richmond, VA puts on the area’s largest Gospel event every year in the spring called “Transformation Expo”. This event brings listeners together to fellowship and take part in the many activities such as visiting the vendor booths where they can learn about their health, financial tips, have opportunities to meet their favorite on-air jocks, receive a great word from guest speakers on how to “transform” their lives for the better, and they also get to hear and meet some of their favorite Inspirational artists. On March 9th, 2013 there were over 4,000 listeners in attendance and there is greater expectation for 2014.
Philly’s Praise 103.9’s Inspiration and Music Conference is a yearly destination for the biggest names in the Inspiration format, boasting Grammy and Stellar award winners. The conference is more than an entertainment spectacle; it deals with matters of the heart. The core workshops for the conference are Marriage Beyond the Vows for married couples, Single and Saved for the Singles, and Faith and Finances for attendees looking to learn how to better manage their finances and get out of debt. There is also a workshop called “All You Need to Know about the Music Business” which provides vital information for entering and maintaining an industry career. One of the most exciting components of the conference is the “Best Inspirational Singer in America” competition where aspiring singers compete for the opportunity to win $5,000 and a song written and produced by James Fortune. The Inspiration conference which is entering its fourth year has grown by leaps and bounds and has become a well anticipated national event in Philadelphia.