Jacquie Gales Webb is a Peabody award-winning producer, performer and host of the number one Sunday Afternoon Gospel music program on 96.3 WHUR. Ms. Webb marked her twenty-fifth year of providing her special mix of inspirational music on WHUR in 2015. She can also be heard nationally Sundays from 12:15p to 3p Eastern on WHUR.com .
The Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture established the Jacquie Gales Webb Collection in 2016. It is a repository for collected papers and production materials related to her career. The collection provides a resource for scholarly research and course development on media and music history and has been a resource for books, publications, and an online exhibit on the Golden Age of Black Radio for the Google Cultural Institute.
In 2014, Webb was inducted into the WERS Hall of Fame at her alma mater Emerson College for her broadcasting career achievements. The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses presented Ms. Webb with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 for continuous service and support of gospel music. She was also named by the Washington Examiner newspaper as one of the top ten “movers and shakers in gospel music” in the Washington metropolitan area. Her performance and body of work in the gospel music industry was instrumental in WHUR receiving the 2009 Stellar Award for Major Market Station of the Year.
Gales Webb produced two gospel music CD Compilations for Time Life and is a featured gospel music expert in the film documentary “Rejoice and Shout.” Her other awards include the George Foster Peabody Award from the University of Georgia for the radio documentary “Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was”, the Alfred I. Dupont silver baton from Columbia University and six local EMMY Awards and 14 nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Jacquie Gales Webb also works with public radio networks, station managers, producers and consultants to support and improve the nation’s public radio system as a project manager for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She serves on the community advisory boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts and the Foundation for the Advancement of Music Education. She served on the alumni board of Emerson College for six years and is current president of the DC Emerson Alumni Chapter. She also served as vice president of the National Capitol Area Chapter of the Alliance for Women in Media and on the board of the Prince Georges County, Maryland Arts and Humanities Council.
Jacquie was born in New York City and raised by Christian instruction in Westbury, Long Island. In 1977 she received a Bachelor of Science in Speech degree, cum laude from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Her husband was the late media executive Clif Webb, a former Washington, D.C. news anchor, who was president of the Clif Webb Communications media strategy firm. Their union produced two daughters, Diana and Joanna.