In November 2012, Joe and Janet marked 27 years hosting Sunday Night Joy, KYCC's gospel music program.
Janet was born and raised in Stockton, while Joe's family moved to Stockton from Southern California in 1972. They met at First Pentecostal Church (now Christian Life Center) and married in 1974. They have four children: Stephanie, Joey Jr., Christina and Nicholas.
Joe and Janet still attend CLC faithfully and are both members of the choir. Janet also serves in the Christian Life Center Mass Choir, both in promotions as well as a choir member.
They devote much of their free time to their 15 grandchildren.
Joe's favorite song is "More Than Enough" by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, while Janet's is "All the Angels" by the Hawkins Seminar Mass Choir. Joe's favorite artist is Daryl Coley, while Janet favors Lady Tramaine Hawkins. They share a love for Mexican food, but Joe admits he can be easily bribed with a pepperoni pizza.
The Ramirezes have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of hosting Sunday Night Joy. Says Joe, "We have had the privilege of meeting many of the artists that we feature on our program. We have also had the opportunity to interview two gospel legends, Andrae Crouch and Edwin & Walter Hawkins. But even with all that, the greatest privilege we have enjoyed is the opportunity to spend four hours with our precious listeners each Sunday evening. We truly love them and appreciate them for allowing us to join them for all these years."
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