Miss Opal ... the First Lady ... Mamma ... however you address her, she is loved and respected by all!
Opal J. Shaw is a life-long resident of West Tennessee. Born in Fayette County on September 9, 1945 to Walter and Sallie Johnson, who were both pillars in their communities. She is the youngest of ten children, and the mother of three: Reginald aka R.E. Shaw, Back in the Church House; Rhonda aka Dr. Shaw of Doctor to Doctor; and Tracy aka Baby Jock and Jeremy.
According to her mother, she began singing in church as soon as she could speak. After marrying Johnny in 1963, they combined her talents and became known as the world renowned Shaw Singers. Reading a newspaper article stating that one could record their music for $400, Opal gathered the music she had written and traveled to Memphis, TN, where the Shaw Singers recorded their debut singles in 1967. A former disc jockey by the name of Bro. Wade at WDIA AM in Memphis took some of their recordings on consignment and played one, "This Old Life Will Soon Be Over". It was then that the duo's singing career took flight. The Shaw Singers recorded a total of 33 singles, along with two albums. The First Lady wrote and arranged the vast majority of all recording. "Special Prayer", a solo done by Opal, still lives on the airways to this day. Her music has taken her all over the world, including tours in Germany and France.
Dewayne ... D ... Double D ... Dickerson is one of WOJG's most loved radio personalities. Double D joined Shaw's Broadcasting in August of 1990, over 30 years ago, as an on-air personality of our AM station WBOL 1560. He was quickly promoted to Station Manger of WOJG FM 94.7, and after more hard work and determination was elevated to Operations Manager where he has served since 2010.
Tracy Rondell Shaw ... T. Shaw ... Baby Jock is the youngest son of the owners of this great radio station, our beloved hometown celebrity and host of our weekend morning show.
Baby Jock began his career at Shaw's Broadcasting at the age of 15 as a part time DJ after school and on weekends. In 1989, Tracy attended college at Tennessee State University in Nashville TN majoring in Business Administration. After graduating Baby Jock returned home to serve as General Manager of Shaw's Broadcasting from 2005 until May 2014. In 2020 Tracy rejoined the team as a weekend DJ to do the thing he loves the most; being passionate behind the mic @ WOJG 94.7 FM .
Tracy is the father of three amazing children Shania, age 22, Makayla, age 18, and JJ, age 11.
A huge sports fan, Tracy is an ardent supporter of the Tennessee Titans , University of Memphis basketball, and the Memphis Grizzlies.
Please join him each weekend at your #1 Gospel station where he plays the best in Gospel music !