Tom Joyner announced:
“Man do I have a treat! Oooooo…I can’t keep a secret. I’ll explode! She’s coming on the boat…She’s coming out of retirement…Anita Baker is coming on the cruise! Anita’s coming out of retirement as I go into retirement…and she is coming out of retirement for the cruise…Thank you, Lord!”
Baker’s decades-long career has included four platinum and two gold albums with signature R&B hits including “Caught Up in the Rapture”, “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got”. Her unique voice has the sultry vibe of a jazz singer and has been the cornerstone of a sound that has helped to shape R&B since her solo career began in the early 80s. Although the Detroit-bred contralto established a musical style that has noticeably influenced an entire generation of talents, Baker herself has remained unmoved by the ebb and flow of trends in the industry. It is that timelessness that has left fans clamoring for her presence on the music scene ever since the wife and mother took a hiatus from the spotlight to focus on family.
Catch Anita Baker on Twitter at @IAMANITABAKER.
Tom Joyner can be found on Facebook at @TomJoynerMorningShow; Twitter at @TJMShow; Details on the cruise can be found at BlackAmericaWeb.com or call 972.980.S-A-I-L.
The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage® Cruise features nonstop empowering activities, theme nights, and entertainment featuring Anita Baker, in addition to Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, The Isley Brothers, The O’Jays and a wide range of hit-makers performing on the cruise. The current line-up for the 2018 cruise includes Divas, Soul, Throwback Hip Hop, Funk, and Comedy:
SWV, En Vogue, Jones Girls, Heatwave, GQ, Taste of Honey, The Sylvers, Brothers Johnson, Ying Yang Twins, Eastside Boyz, Trillville, Young Bloodz, Bonecrusher, Raheem Devaughn, Dwele, Eric Roberson, 112, the Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, Force MD’s, Das EFX, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio (Furious Five), DJ Kool, EPMD, Fat Boys. Now in its 19th year, the original Party with a Purpose® will sail from Galveston, TX April 29 – May 6, 2018, and make stops in Montego Bay and Cozumel on the Carnival Breeze raising money to help keep students in school at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Tim Davies promoted to Regional Vice President oversees the Radio One Atlanta and Reach Media operation which includes four radio stations (Hot 107.9 FM, MAJIC 107.5/97.5 FM, Boom 102.9FM, Praise 102.5FM), four syndicated shows (The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, The Ed Lover Morning Show, The Willie Moore Jr. Show and The Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy), digital platforms, the filming of Dish Nation TV and signature events such as Birthday Bash and Praise in the Park which draws tens of thousands of people to Atlanta annually. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Davies is a well-awarded radio professional. He was a Radio Wayne Award finalist for Major Market Manager of the Year in 2010, 2014 and 2017. He was also named by Radio Ink as one of its 2004 Market Managers of the Year and again in 2012 on its Top 50 Market Managers of the Year list.
David Kantor, CEO of Radio One and Reach Media said, “Tim is a proven market leader that has been consistently progressive in his business acumen, sales strategy, and people management skills. His steadfast leadership has continued to position our local stations and nationally syndicated shows to win. It’s a pleasure to announce this well-deserved promotion.”
Davies said, “Every day we create content in Atlanta impacting not only our market but the entire country using the fully integrated platform of our local stations, syndicated shows, vast digital assets and television programming. I am excited about the new role and how we will continue to grow revenue and audience in the years to come.”
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