Bobby Jones Gospel (sometimes called The Bobby Jones Gospel Hour) was a program on Black Entertainment Television hosted by Dr. Bobby Jones airing Sunday mornings at 9:00E/8:00C. The series premiered on January 27, 1980, almost exactly when the network came into existence. Bobby Jones Gospel features performances by famed Gospel artists as Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Hezekiah Walker, as well as new and up and coming gospel artists. As of August 2015[update], the series is BET's longest running. On April 27, 2015 it was announced the show would be coming to an end after 35 years. The finale aired July 31, 2016, as per BET.