Tony Gray’s Smooth Jazz Radio Station WNOZ 95.3 is on board as a sponsor of the Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival, the festival lineup includes Gerald Albright, Stephanie Jordan, and The Speakerbox Experiment.
Gray says, “He’s happy to be involved as a sponsor, and as a local business he’s looking forward to having his Smooth Jazz formatted WNOZ 95.3 at the forefront of more community events in the New Orleans market”!
The inaugural weekend event was interrupted earlier this month by the unexpected weather conditions of Hurricane Nate. Festival promoter Jin Jeans Productions worked diligently in spite of bad weather conditions to meet the challenges brought on by the hurricane approaching the Louisiana gulf coast.
The promoters are excited to announce the rescheduled brunch titled the “Camellia City Smooth Jazz Matinee Dinner” which is set for Sunday, November 12, 2017 – 4 p.m to 8 pm at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell, Louisiana.
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!”
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