Recognition plaque given by the "Radio Chorus" for over 40 yrs. of "Faithful" service as Choir Directress, Founder and undisputed President of..The Radio Chorus" Broadcast Choir



Annie Turner, legendary Founder and President of The Radio Chorus of the 1st. Apostolic Faith Institutional Church finally recieves overdue honor and recognition for being the "Matriach" of Gospel Radio Music Ministry. She founded a Gospel Choir under the direction of Bishop Winfield Amos Showell, while she was just 15 yrs. of age. They were to be partners in Church Broadcast Ministry even passed his death in 1988. The "Radio Chorus" sang and travelled with "Bishop" to Baptist Churches, AME, Carnegie Hall, and even made recordings with him. She and Pauline Wells Lewis became life-long friends, for as I'm told, as Aunt Pauline and her sister Sylvia walked out of the radio studio singing duets, Sis. A.M.Turner came in with her Choir. On this night she recieved the coveted "Founders Award" from The Newsome Gospel Awards Committee for pioneering work in Gospel Music, but have been overlooked and forgotten. Pictured here after the Awards Celebration are left to right.. Alfonso Freeman (Son of Morgan Freeman), Min. Leora Turner, V.P. Praise Unlimited Min., Min. Steve "MusicMan" Turner, Founder and Pres. Of Praise Unlimited Min., The Honoree, Min. A.M.Turner/Radio Chorus Founder, CEO Fred Newsome and wife of the Newsome Gospel Awards.