Carmina Barnett

Carmina Barnett

Program Director, Host of the KHVN’s Praise Drive
Weekdays 2pm to 6pm
Host of KHVN’s Home Grown Gospel, Saturdays 9am -10am

Carmina Barnett has always had a love for Gospel Music, so it seemed to be a natural progression for her to pursue a career where she could share the music she loves. She began her broadcasting career in 2000, and after a year of growing and perfecting her skill, the door opened for her to join Dallas and Fort Worth’s only 24-hour Gospel Music Station, Heaven 97 KHVN. Since then, she has become the host of the Praise Drive heard each weekday from 2 pm to 6 pm. She also hosts the Homegrown Gospel Show on Saturdays, 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Homegrown Gospel has been a tradition at KHVN for many years. Developed by the legendary Bro. Joe Bagby, the legacy continues with Carmina. This phenomenal show focuses on up-and-coming Gospel Artists from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas by giving them a spotlight to share their music and their ministry. In addition to her on-air responsibilities, as of September 2010 Carmina became the Program Director for KHVN. She also coordinates the station promotions, production and music programming.

Carmina also serves as Director of Education for the Dallas Chapter of the Gospel Announcer’s Guild, and is a Board Member for the Texas Gospel Announcer’s Guild, a division of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc.

Carmina is most fulfilled by being afforded the opportunity to serve in the community. She is dedicated to contributing and having a positive impact within our community and has developed partnerships and involvement with many local schools, educational organizations, ministries and non-profit organizations.

She has been blessed to receive many awards:

    • Received the Trailblazers Award at the 2008 Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards
    • Named the ’2009 Women of Excellence’ by the Elite News in Dallas, Texas.
    • 2010 Horizon Award winner for the Texas Gospel Announcer’s Guild
    • Led KHVN to win a Stellar Award for Major Market Radio Station of the Year in 2011.
    • Received the 2012 Reach Media Announcer of the year Award at the 2012 Stellar Awards.
    • Awarded the President’s Choice Award at the 2012 Texas Gospel Announcer’s Guild Anniversary
    • 2013 Worship Leader Award received from the Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards.
    • Received the 2013 ‘Women Who Make A Difference Award’ for My Second Chance, Inc.
    • Received the Media Mogul Award at the 2013 Epitomes.
    • Nominated for Stellar Awards Radio Announcer of the Year 2010, 2011 and 2014.
    • Names the 2014 Gospel Announcer of the Year at the Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards.

You can follow Carmina on Twitter @Carminab

“What being a radio personality means to me”:
It gives me the platform to celebrate music minstrels, along with powerful ministers of the gospel. It also gives me the opportunity to touch lives throughout my community.


  1. tracy wilson August 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm -

    Hey Mrs. Tracy !!! I love listening to you guys first of all! I have a song request ! Can you play Nothing better than you? by Denita Gibbs! Its hott ! check it out ! nice grove song ! She’s a star in the making !! God bless you all.

  2. Kimberly Pierce September 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm -

    Horray for Carmina..I just love hearing the sound of your voice every day..I feel like all of the khvn people are my family I definitely look up to you..don’t change a thing :)..keep it up !!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Emmett Moffett October 25, 2012 at 10:38 am -

    Hey Carmina…Keep up the great work you are doing here in the dallas/fort worth area in bringing great music and awesome conversation topics, makes the drive home remarkably peaceful and uplifting after a long day on the job…..Thank you and May God continue giving you favor!!!!

  4. Mystery listener October 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm -

    I love you Carmina!!

  5. Ms. Tommie "Toni" Martin November 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm -

    Hey Carmina, I was listening today for a little bit of the show. I need the information on the Life Lessions 101 Seminar that is coming up on Saturday, I believe. Did not get to hear when and where. I try to listen as much as possible. The topics and guest are always interesting. You always carry yourself in such a stylish and professional manner; yet never untouchable. Keep up your great works. God Bless You. Toni Martin

  6. Ms. Tommie "Toni" Martin November 14, 2012 at 7:51 pm -

    Hey Carmina, I was listening today to the show. Didn’t hear it all but the Life Lessons 101 Seminar, when and where will it be? Toni Martin

  7. Stacy December 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm -

    Hi Carmina,
    I love your show…yesterday there was a lady on talking about healthy living and different blood types require different foods and earth supplements. I believe she is in Arlington TX, will you please provide her contact info.

  8. Minister R.L.Taylor January 10, 2013 at 7:36 am -

    When are the openings for Home Grown?

  9. LaQueshia Hubbard January 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm -

    Hello Carmina, On yesterday you had a young by the last name of Whitfield on your show. I was interested in reading the post you all were talking about, where can I find it? Also, how can I find out about the community events Sheryl (I believe her name was) has going on? Thank you in advance for your help.

  10. Vanessa Kenney February 27, 2013 at 6:27 am -

    Hello Carmina, first &foremost giving honor to God. I love your show, your Spirit shines through and you are a blessing and a role model to me and many others. I have a request and that is ‘ God’s Up To Something’ Hart Ramsey . Will you please play that song for me, vanessa kenney. Thank you for keeping me uplifted and in the Spirit daily. God bless you, and continued success.

  11. jacob peterson March 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm -

    would love to hear WBC I know something about God’s grace. heard it today, and love it.

  12. Earnestine Sneed March 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm -

    Ms Carmina you are such a well rounded beautiful woman of God. You are a true example for women everywhere. You not only talk holiness, you walk holiness. Each time i have met you, you have the same warm and caring spirit. Even though i may be a few years older, you have influenced me to be better as i grow in Christ..!

    May God continue to raise you in every level of Excellence…!

    Mama Earnestine…luv ya…!

    P/S..Thank you for last year officially making “All my grandchildren Day” an official Holiday, (you may have we have celebrated on the weekend after Easter(me and my 10 grands) for the last 3 yrs, this will be the forth yr..!

  13. Clay Moody April 11, 2013 at 10:47 pm -

    Lady Barnett, A Special SHOUT OUT To You For All That You Do, In The Spirit Of Excellence! Recently at the First Sunday’s Talent Showcase (4/7/13) You announced info about an upcoming reality show called “Love At First Bite”. Many people have since asked me about it. How can we find out more on whose Managing/producing the show and receive additional information about it? Blessings, Clay

  14. Diane Lampkin Thomas April 14, 2013 at 10:32 pm -

    My dear Sister is Christ. I just want to praise God for you and thank Him for leading you to choose me as caller #10 for the tickets to the Gospel Concert at Friendship West on Saturday afternoon. I took my sister-in-law, who had placed her life on hold and dedicated years to caring for my mother-in-law until her death this past September. Mom had dimentia, alzheimers, diabetes and was on hospice at home, requiring around the clock care and Irene,my sister-in-law, did it without complaint and sometimes without sleep so needless to say she didn’t get to leave the house very often. She told me she has not enjoyed herself like that for so long and she danced before the Lord and praised Him almost as much as I did and I am one of those you have to almost tie down into the seat. :-) I am just grateful that she received this blessing byway of you blessing me and I just wanted to thank you for being used by God to bless me so that I could share it with her. I love you and pray you continue to allow God to use you because you just don’t know how wonderfully you are being used to touch and bless others. Blessings and favor.

  15. Elder charles e. curry October 31, 2013 at 4:24 pm -

    This show is very up lifting u are during a great work for the Lord praying God blessing up on u love u in the Lord!!

  16. elijah(PastorBlack) smith January 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm -

    Carmina Barnett is my next favorite to the late Joe Bagsby. ….

  17. Wanda M. Greer January 16, 2014 at 8:58 am -

    Hi Ms. Carmina,

    I truly enjoy hearing your soothing voice on KHVN. You are truly annointed being able to reach so many people and sharing the love of Christ with strangers. May God continued to streghten you and guide you in every step you take.

    Blessings to you Always,

    Wanda G.

  18. Rev Reginald Daniels February 11, 2014 at 5:20 pm -

    Carmina, I love gospel music just like you and i started listening to bro. Bagby back in the day, but i did not stop. i rally like your show (it is just something about a black gospel station) love you like a sister

  19. Gregory Cooper September 3, 2014 at 11:39 am -

    Keep up the great works you’re doing in TX! I have listen to your show at times sound great.

  20. Pastor E.L. Mcintosh November 25, 2014 at 6:44 pm -

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Min.C.Evans May 26, 2015 at 11:24 pm -

    Love you

  22. Bro. Steve Reed July 17, 2015 at 10:21 am -

    Ms. Carmina I love listening to you and the love you have for people. I have a gospel group and need a manager. Please let me know if you know someone who might be interested in working with us. My cell is 817-521-3815. Keep up the good work. Thanks…

  23. Marian November 24, 2015 at 3:02 pm -

    Happy Thanksgivings To the Host Ms. Carmina for doing a great Job the the Best!! for The Best Radio Station in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding area, keep that sweet humble Spirit for the Lord. xoxoxo Love In Christ ~Marian McNealy~

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