Another move in the upgrade includes adding radio vet Mike Swift as PD and Afternoon Drive Host to WGIV (STREETZ 103.3/100.5) Charlotte. He will join the team Monday (10/16).
Mike Swift recently worked for the State of Louisiana in Plaquemines Parish as a Public Affairs Director and brings nearly a decade and a half of programming experience. He also worked with Cumulus Media Inc./ New Orleans as APD where he held duties as an On-Air Personality and Mix Show DJ on RHYTHMIC/CHR KKND (Power 102.9). Swift’s talents were also used on Alternative Rock station WZRH (Alt 92.3) as the Night Host and Mix Show DJ. He began his radio stint with Cumulus in 2005 soon after Hurricane Katrina as the Night Host on Urban AC KMEZ (Old School 102.9).
Swift said, “I would like to thank Steve Hegwood for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity, I’m committed to building the Streetz brand and making it synonymous with the city of Charlotte. My goal is to make this brand a positive reflection of the community it serves!”
The Spirit of Praise Celebration, a gospel star-studded show is commemorating its 10th Anniversary at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:00 pm.) on Saturday, October 7th at the City of Praise Family Ministries located at 8501 Jericho City Drive, Landover, MD 20785. The gospel community is coming to the DMV to join Radio One DC’s PRAISE 104.1 FM and WYCB Spirit 1340 AM, the groundbreaking stations that launched the first 24-hour FM and AM gospel and inspiration stations in the DMV, in its celebration of this landmark event.
It’s not often traditional, legendary, praise and worship, choir and contemporary gospel artists appear on the same program with both national awards winning artists and the rising DMV gospel talent. The show is filled with video drops, special tributes and surprises to commemorate this significant time in the history of Spirit and Praise.
The Spirit of Praise Celebration will be hosted by local Praise talent, Cheryl Jackson, and WYCB Morning Show Host Winston Chaney. Joining them will be nationally syndicated Praise talents, Griff, from Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell, Willie Moore, Jr. and Darlene McCoy, from the Nightly Spirit.
Ron Thompson, Program Director, Praise and WYCB at Radio One DC said, “There is nothing like the power of gospel music to inspire, uplift and change lives. It’s been an honor to program this station for 10 years and I’m excited to have so many of gospel music greats coming to town to celebrate with us.”
Artist to perform: Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard & New G, Ms. Anita Wilson, JJ Hairston, Tina Campbell, Vashawn Mitchell, Charles Butler & Trinity, Keira “KiKi” Sheard, Wes Morgan, Todd Dulaney, Dorothy Norwood, Echelon Knoxx, Sherwin Garner
Special tributes to: Donnie McClurkin, Richard Smallwood, and The Clark Sisters
The station is conducting a diaper and baby wipe drive to help families who are victims of Hurricane Harvey in the Texas area. KBLX is asking its listeners to join the station for a live broadcast starting at 5:00 a.m. with the Morning Dream Team, followed by Sterling James, Antoine Davis & Armand this Friday, September 29th at the Target store in Emeryville.
All diapers and baby wipes collected will be sent directly to the Houston Diaper Bank in Texas.
Operations Manager, Elroy Smith said “The KBLX family has always been and continues to be a pillar of our local community. It is extremely important to us to do what we can to help those impacted by the devastating hurricane in Texas and keep them top of mind.”
KBLX would like to give Special Thanks to The Office Of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, The Bay Cares, Beebe Memorial Cathedral, UNIFI, Young Life, The Teamsters, The Way Church and Target.
Friday, September 29th 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT
WRNB 100.3 FM and loyal Philadelphia listeners welcome home Lady B, afternoon talent and beloved legendary Philadelphia personality and DJ Touchtone, the fiercest blind DJ in the industry – home. With every right to stay home and recover physically and emotionally from their well-deserved vacation turned nightmare after living through Hurricane Irma while on vacation in Sint Maarten, the two came home to hit the air and thank listeners for their prayers and well wishes.
“These two somehow managed to make a personal tragedy, a testimony of hope for our listeners,” said Karen Vaughn, Operations Manager, Radio One Philadelphia. “We are so grateful these two radio treasures weren’t stripped from us. I’m blown away at their resilience and thrilled they both found peace in expressing their story on the air.”