KOFY TV20 in San Francisco profiles what makes KBLX one of the best community-oriented urban stations in America. Shonda Scott, host of “SPOTLIGHT”, spent many hours behind the scenes at KBLX to see why this station is a pillar of The BAY AREA.
Operations Manager/Program Director/102.9 KBLX
The nationally syndicated radio personality and activist previously did a morning show at KKDA/104.5 FM “K104” in DFW.
Although his show was available online and via a smartphone app, Joyner, who had previously aired on KRNB/105.7 FM as well as K104, was off “terrestrial” radio in a market where he had deep roots.
“I wanna have a swan song that’s two years long,” he says. Joyner’s blog post is titled “Bigger and Better Things Ahead,” which seems to imply that although he’ll be ending the show, he’ll continue his activism, which included voter registration drives, raising money for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and such show campaigns as Take a Loved One to the Doctor.
“I’m really gonna sit down,” he tells co-host Sybil Wilkes in the clip. Till then, there will be a lot of activity on the morning show. He says he wants to meet every listener, and the party isn’t over.
His show had aired on various incarnations of KSOC from 2002 to 2014 when the station dropped him, with execs explaining that they didn’t believe he fit the classic hip-hop format.
Another move in the upgrade of Streetz103.3.com 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
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