Lynne Hayes-Freeland is a general assignment reporter known for live, late-breaking reporting for KDKA-TV News. She is also producer/host of “The Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show,” a weekly half-hour show that concentrates on local African American issues.
She began her broadcast career as the producer of the Roy Fox Show on KDKA-Radio. Since joining KDKA-TV2 in 1976, Lynne has held a variety of positions. She was a field producer for the station’s “Evening Magazine” program. In 1981, Lynne moved to the station’s programming department where she created “Weekend Magazine,” produced what was then known as the “Vibrations” program, and directed a variety of commercial efforts. In 1985, Lynne began a five-year stint as the producer of KDKA’s Annual Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund Telethon. As a result of those efforts, Lynne was named Director of Community Programs until her move to the news department.
An active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Lynne has also been involved in a variety of community service work including volunteering time on several local Boards. Her work has been recognized by organizations both locally and nationally.
A graduate of St. Paul’s Cathedral, now part of Oakland Catholic, and Duquesne University, Lynne resides in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Herbert Vincent-Ricardo Pea’dro Jones
Director of The Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh since its founding, Dr. Jones is one of the nation's foremost figures in choral conducting and pedagogy and an expert in the intersection between theology and musical expression. A Southern transplant to Pennsylvania, Dr. Jones has cultivated a broad-based, multifaceted career as a choral conductor, educator, operatic and oratorio bass, liturgical dancer, orator and pastor, teaching and performing across the United States and Europe.
Dr. Jones holds numerous degrees: B.S. in Music, M.S. in Counseling Psychology, M.Mus. in Choral Conducting/Music Education, M.Divinity (M.Div.) in Sacred Music, Dance & Drama, D.M.A. in Music, Choral Conducting, Performance Pedagogy & Choral Music Education, and has done Ph.D Studies in Ethnomusicology. Dr. Jones has taught in the Public Schools of Mississippi (grades 6-12), the Private High School sector (The Piney Woods School, Mississippi, The Neighborhood Academy-Pittsburgh) and colleges in universities in North Dakota, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi, respectively.
Dr. Jones is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Tau Beta Sigma, and the National Guild of Sacred Dancers. He has published articles in the Mississippi ACDA/Mississippi Music Teachers Journal, the Academic Division of GMWA, the Milestone Christian Bookstore Newsletter, and several others.
Dr. Jones is listed in: Who's Who Among American Teachers (dual listing); Distinguished Church Musicians In America, Outstanding Personalities of the America, Marquise International Who's Who, Residential Scholars, Choral Scholar, (University of Mississippi); in 2011, 50 Men of Excellence (selected by the New Pittsburgh Courier), in 2013, one of 5 men selected as “Men of Distinction” recognized by the Rachel Randall Education Ministry of the Pentecostal Temple Church of God In Christ, Pittsburgh, PA., and several others.
Dr. Jones is considered a leading authority on the music of Moses George Hogan. His Doctoral Dissertation, “THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPIRITUAL AND GOSPEL SONG: THE MUSICAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF MOSES GEORGE HOGAN, COMPOSER AND ARRANGER”, is the only definitive work on the life, music, compositional style of the composer.
An Ordained Minister of Music, Dr. Jones is Executive Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean, Academic Division, of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. (GMWA), and sits on the Boards of The Simmons Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (Columbus, OH), the Afro-American Music Institute (AAMI) (Pittsburgh, PA), ‘All Nations Dance’ (Pittsburgh, PA), the Pentecostal Temple Development Corporation, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA), Professionals for Christ, Inc. (Birmingham, AL), and RAISE Academy (Columbus, OH), and is on the faculty of Community College of Allegheny County, Allegheny Campus – Department of Music.
Dr. Jones continues to maintain an active schedule conducting seminars and workshops, guest conducting, and adjudicating choral festivals and competitions.
Rev. Trini L. Massie
Rev. Massie is the Minister of Worship at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh. He is responsible for the Young Adult Choir, the Praise and Worship Ministry, and all music of the main sanctuary. A well-sought-after workshop clinician, minister of music, lead worshipper, composer, preacher of the gospel and mentor, Rev. Massie has traveled the United States, Canada, Europe, Micronesia, and the Caribbean facilitating workshops and ministering in concerts. He is well versed in all facets of sacred music, from anthems to spirituals, traditional gospel, contemporary gospel, praise and worship, and hymns.
Rev. Massie has also served as the Minister of Music at the North Side Institutional COGIC in ministry partnership with Bishop E. M. Thorpe and Pastor Lola Thorpe, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Deliverance Baptist Church, and the Pentecostal Temple COGIC, where he helped to build strong music ministries.
Influenced greatly in his early years by the music of The Hawkins, Clark Sisters, Thomas Whitfield, James Cleveland, Mattie Moss Clark, and Richard Smallwood, and later by Donald Lawrence, V. Michael McKay, Ricky Dillard and the late Olando Draper, Rev. Massie is known for his energetic, high octane, commanding directing skills. He has fused pieces of these artists together to come up with a style that is completely his own. Because of his dynamic stage presence and his ability to captivate audiences, Rev. Massie has shared the stage with such music artists as: Tye Tribbett and GA, Ricky Dillard, Kirk Franklin, Karen Clark-Sheard, the late Rev. James Moore, Lecresia Campbell, Jonathan Nelson and Purpose, Shirley Ceasar, Twinkie Clark, Dorinda Clark- Cole, James Hall and Worship & Praise, Youthful Praise, Michael McDonald, Reba McIntyre, and the list goes on and on.
As Founder and Executive Director of 4 The Caz of Christ Ministries & Productions, Rev. Massie has aggregated anointed minstrels and singers from the city of Pittsburgh, PA and the surrounding areas.