Bonnerfide Radio, the brain child of Gerard Bonner, debuted exclusively at getbonnerfide.com on Sept. 2, 2009. The station debuted with The Morning Show, which airs weekdays from 9a-1p ET. Hosted by station founder Gerard Bonner, the broadcast features the latest in music, news, and provocative issues facing listeners. The popularity of the broadcast led to the demand to increase the platform into a 24 hour station in July of 2010. That year, the station would win its first award, the GMWA Crystal Mic Media Award as Internet Radio Station of the Year.
In January 2011, the station would increase its programming and expand its format with the creation of LoveLudes. The hourly show, hosted by Tre Thomas, furthered the holistic vision of the station, as it addressed the conversation of love in all forms utilizing the soundtrack of love music from all genres. Later in the year, the station continued to expand its programming with the addition of the jazz-infused Melodic Grooves hosted by Traci Lynne, the internationally flavored UK FIYAH with hosts Adam & Matt Brooks and its first talk-show titled Women Listen.
Since the station’s 2009 launch, its popularity, range, and reach have significantly expanded. With nearly 195,000 visits, over 320,000 page views, and 1.98 million podcast downloads, the station has become a leader in the realm of Internet Radio, becoming a favorite hub for artists, labels, and listeners alike.
Bonnerfide Radio is a four-time Stellar Award nominated station, the only Internet Radio station with that honor. In addition, the station’s founder and program director, Gerard Bonner, was nominated as Stellar Award Announcer of the Year in 2011. In the same year, he was the recipient of Central South Distribution REACH Awards, “Announcer’s Achievement Award” as well as receiving an achievement award at the Genius For Men Conference Honors.
More important than honors and accolades is the daily opportunity that Bonnerfide Radio gets to impact the music community as a whole. The station is a vehicle that continues to leave a mark and establish itself as a driving force in the industry, providing a platform of influence to both emerging and established artists and businesses. Our interest lies in people seeing the Kingdom presented in excellence and high quality. With one listen to our station, you’re guaranteed to experience Radio The Way It’s Supposed To Be.