Radio & TV Personality, Youth Minister and Emcee Jamal Bates was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. A 2003 graduate of Eau Claire High School, 2004 Little Zion Baptist Church Teen to Watch, 2009 & 2014 "Rhythm of Gospel Radio Announcer of the Year" nominee is the former host of 'Rejoice' on KISS 103.1 FM from October 2004 til May 2011.
In June 2011, Jamal became the host of "Saturday Night Inspirations" from 6pm-10pm on WFMV 95.3fm, in August 2013 Jamal was named the local host of The Yolanda Adams Morning Show weekday mornings from 6am til 10am on WFMV 95.3fm in Columbia, South Carolina.
In February 2015, 'The Jamal Bates Show' was born, now you can catch him weekday afternoons from 3pm til 7pm on the Glory Radio Network in South Carolina. Jamal can also be seen and heard as a product endorser for many products such as University Motor Company, The Mattress Firm, just to name a few; In 2018 Jamal hosted the National's third largest gospel music awards show, the Rhythm of Gospel Awards held in Greenville, SC. Jamal's energetic, innovative and anointed love for God and his people is ready to reach the masses with his gift, his voice!!!