Host of "The Midday Party" KPRS - Hot 103 Jamz
Julee Jonez can be heard weekdays from 10am until 3pm on KPRS-FM Hot 103 Jamz. Julee has been on Kansas City radio for over 20 years and is known for her powerful on-air presentation. Listeners recognize her passion for the community and can count on her discussing the issues that matter to them most - while playing the hottest hip hop and R&B! Julee’s show includes discussions on hot trending topics, political happenings, celebrity interviews and her humorous delivery of entertainment news. Julee is committed to give her listeners the three E’s: entertainment, education and encouragement to get them through their workday.
KPRS 103.3 FM
Host of “The Mid-Day Party”
10am to 3pm
Julee graduated from the University of Missouri in Kansas City with a B.A. in Mass Communication. Julee earned her Master’s degree in Marketing from Webster University. Originally, Julee wanted to be an accountant but after taking an introductory course in radio, she was hooked! During her junior year of college, she got her start in radio through an internship at KPRS.
Julee is a dynamic public speaker, appearing before women’s groups, community forums, faith-based events and youth organizations. Julee also works with organizations that promote advocacy for various causes, including political engagement. Julee is an author and host of the podcast, “Grown Woman Stuff with Julee Jonez.”
Outside of work, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and friends. As a foodie, she loves to cook but works it off with a good sweat at the gym! Julee is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Crystal Aikin would be defined as “the girl with the BIG Smile.” A native of Tacoma Wa, and now residing in Birmingham, AL she can testify that God has ordered her journey every step of the way. Along with her passion of music she loves science and people. She is a graduate of both Pacific Lutheran University and Tacoma Community College, from which she became an ER registered nurse. She cares for the natural health and spiritual wholeness of those she encounters.
Crystal Aikin is the inaugural winner of the hit gospel singing show “Sunday
Best” which airs on BET. Her win afforded a recording contract with Verity Gospel (now known as RCA Inspiration). The debut of her self-entitled album led to the release of her heart gripping single, “I Desire More” which hit charts and launched her career as a national recording artist. With a purpose to serve God's people in song and holistic ministry, she is here to further the gospel and live a life committed to change and transparency.
Crystal Aikin is and forever will be an example of “Every day’s Best”!
Crystal Aikin has been a part of several movements that have allowed her to be considered a continual force in the gospel music world. Some of the items of record include:
2009 - Debut album “Crystal Aikin.” Single “I Desire Me”
2009 - Nominated for 3 Stellar awards. Won New Artist of the Year and Contemporary Female Artist of the Year
2010 - Dove Award Nominee
2010 - Paul S. Morton Celebrates 25 Years; Song feat “His Yoke is Easy”
2011 - TD Jakes “Jumping the Broom" Soundtrack of Sacred Love Songs 2; Song feat. “Take My Heart”
2011 - Opened for Archbishop Desmond Tutu at “Be the Spark” Tacoma, Wa
2013 - Toured in the national stage Play- "Love Lies" with Brian McKnight, Angie Stone, and Elise Neal
2015 - 2nd album release "All I Need." Single “So Amazing”
2017 - We Are One (The Live Experience) The Potter’s House & Planetshakers
2018 - TD Jakes “The Master” Soundtrack; Song feat. “The Master in Me”
2020 - Live Concert in Nashville-22k views
2021 - Single Release “He Can Handle It”
2022 -The “Risk Takers” Tour with Jabari Johnson & Randy Weston
2022 - Single Release-Trouble Don’t Last
2022 - KevOnStage Studios Sitcom “Churchy”
Crystal is working on more music, writing a book, and pursuing increased expertise in healthcare. Be on the lookout!