Steve Harvey is Americas's
#1 Morning Show.
6am to 10am on 107.9 THE BEAT
Live in studio interview with Masterbuilt CEO, John McLemore.
Perfect Hair Collection CEO, Jennifer Lee-Harrison, stops by the studio to take calls and answer your hair questions.
The legendary Bill Cosby calls-in to discuss his new show, "Far From Finished."
Artie has been with CBS Radio station WPEG (Power 98) since 1992 where she started off doing Nights (6p-10p) and then found her home
in the Midday (10a-2p). Artie broke ratings record after record for many years and continues to consistently be a top ratings leader in the market. NOW she brings the same excitement passion and fun to Mid-day's on 1079 The Beat with YOUR OFFICE CHALLENGE, WORD ON THE STREETS AND MUCH MORE!! E-mail Artie@1079thebeat.com
Jay Alexander is Program/Music Director for LM Communications’ WBTF-FM 107.9 the Beat as well as Afternoon Personality. You can catch Jay interviewing some of the movers and shakers and decision makers in the Music Business as well as some of the BIGGEST STARS in Music Today! Jay is also a big part of the Lexington Community serving as advisor, as well as a voice to a number of Community Organizations’, like the Police Athletic League (PAL), YMCA Black Achievers, and the Historic Lyric Theatre among others
Alexander joined LM Communications when Lynn Martin purchased the properties in 2000. During his tenure as Program Director, he has expanded WBTF audience and influence to become the leading radio station in the Ohio Valley. Not uncommon to see artist such as Ludacris Comedian Adele Givens Bruce Bruce, Sinbad, Hal Sparks, The Wayans Brothers John Legend and many more stop by for a conversation with Jay.
Before coming to WBTF, Alexander served as Asst Program Director for Cumulus Media. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in the Charlotte N.C area working in every format, from Country Urban, Rhythmic, Top 40 and 60’s Oldies, before moving to Lexington Jay was the 7p to Midnight host at WEND Charlotte. As much as Jay loves being on the air, he loves the creative side as well doing voice over’s for BET, Black College Sports and many others. A longtime MUSIC enthusiast, Alexander got his start in broadcasting in 1981 at Asheville N.C station WBMU-FM.
Alexander a Graduate of the Carolina School of Broadcasting in Charlotte
DJ DADDY KING
Employee of LM Communications fro2006 to present. During Mr King's employment he has held the following positions: 2006 to 2011 - Hosted the Saturday NightBlock Party -a local mix show from 10 pm to 2 am, on 107.9 The Beat. King mixed all of the latest hip hop and R&B songs while adding his dynamic personality. The showsratings were number one during the time slot in Lexington, Ky. 2006 to present - King produces a local mix show for30 minutes every Friday. The show is known for being the first to play the latest music for it's valued listeners. March 2012 to present - King is a radio personality weekdays from 6 pm to 10 pm for 107.9 The Beat. King has developed a fan base that loves being informed of current events relating to artists, politicians, and sports. DJ Daddy King has been a crowd favorite djing at many major events in Lexington and surrounding counties. Just to name a few but not limited to - the African American Ball, University of Kentucky Lyman T. Johnson's annual event, Lexington's Roots and Heritage Festival, McDonald's annual pool party (owned by Kelly Healy), and a host of clubs, wedding receptions, birthday parties. King's vast knowledge of music and djing skills has made him a Lexington favorite for more than twenty years.
NEIL JACKSON AND THE QUIET STORM
BACK TO BACK SLOW JAMS AND TAKING CARE OF YOUR LOVE DEDICATIONS AND REQUEST
In 1992, popular music culture was forever changed when two brothers from Bakersfield, CA joined Power 106 in Los Angeles. The most authoritative show on the radio, The Baka Boyz radio program, “Friday Night Flavas”, contributed to the rise of hip hop in Los Angeles, bringing it from depths of late night programming to the light of mainstream radio and the coveted morning show slot.
One of the most naturally talented entertainers on the radio, the Baka Boyz, Eric and Nick V, owe their success to hard work and a true passion for music that started at a very early age. Their father would take them to professional gigs long before they could even drive and invested in their equipment, realizing early on that their talent was more than a hobby. Nick started DJing when he was only 12 years old and quickly garnered a reputation as a “Wonderkid DJ from Bakersfield”. Together, Eric and Nick V. garnered popularity for their fast talk, natural improv skills and, of course, their live mixes.
Under the reign of the Baka Boyz, Power 106 in Los Angeles became the mecca for upcoming artists and where international acts such as Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, B.E.P, Jay Z, Wu Tang, P. Diddy, Biggie Smalls and Eminem were given their first shot. With Eric on the turntables and Nick V manning the microphone, the Baka Boyz dominated the industry almost overnight. The Baka Boyz pushed the boundaries of standard radio programming with their raw talent and gave birth to “The World Famous Roll Call”, And the “Cali Caliente Power Mix Weekend”.
From producing and remixing classic tracks to hosting nationally syndicated hit programs, the Baka Boyz have established themselves as radio royalty. Their ground breaking contribution to popular music culture continues with their Pop Mixshow, “The All-star Hitmixx,” and the long running “hip Hop Mastermix” syndicated to an unprecedented 60 major markets. The Mastermix is the most influential and the most syndicated urban show in America, dominating an overwhelming 100 radio stations. Their audience now tops over 3 million listeners weekly!
The Baka Boyz influence expanded way past their expertise as DJs when they remixed Grammy nominated Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”. The Baka Boyz also remixed T-Pain and Ne-yo’s “Turn All the Lights On”, J. Cole’s “Work Out”, The Offspring’s “Pretty Fly for a White Guy”, and Beyonce’s “Love on Top”. And, their west coast classic “Pistol Grip Pump” was covered by Rage Against the Machine.
In addition to their dedication to music, the brothers are involved with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise awareness of the importance of regular check ups after both their mother and sister were stricken with cancer.
Over the years Fatman Scoop has catapulted himself to the game’s highest platform without ever losing sight of his roots and always maintaining the swagger and the rumbling and bustling mentality of a true New York native. To many people Scoop is the “Mr.-Do-it-All” in Hip-Hop. A man whose voice commands attention whether it is heard on the nation’s hottest radio stations or being projected from some of the most widely known and highly frequented nightclubs. Needless to say that his remixes always seem to trigger a pandemonium wherever they are played.
To his peers Fatman Scoop is an entertainer among entertainers with a remarkable prowess in the music industry. Scoop’s extensive resume entails record promotions, commercial voice-overs, radio and TV show appearances. Also, the man has dropped successful party records which includes “Hands Up,” “Where You At,” “Get Busy Remix” with Sean Paul, and the smash hit “Be Faithful” which went to No. 1 in Europe where he performs at major nightclubs & concert events weekly. The nation gets its weekly scoop of Fatman Scoop from the nationally syndicated radio show “Full Throttle Radio” alongside DJ. Mr. Vince.
Fatman Scoop is an international icon who has won the music industry’s most coveted prize for his work. This Grammy Award winner recently stepped away from the microphone to shoot the highly talked about urban reality TV show called “Man and Wife” which has been airing on MTV.
Fatman Scoop, never a conformist but always rather be an individualist, has a larger than life personality with a relentless drive to entertain his audience. These elements combined have the potential to change anyone’s outlook on life.
Controllin’ Your Eardrums—MISTER VINCE
You may have seen him on MTV, BET or heard him rocking the
beats Friday Nights on K104.7FM. Perhaps you heard him along
side the Grammy Award winning Fatman Scoop during their
weekly three hour internationally syndicated radio show, Full
Throttle Radio World Wide. Maybe you’ve experienced him
spinning in the world’s hottest clubs, anywhere from the
Americas, to Europe and Asia. He has electrified the crowds of
major international cities such as Hong Kong, St. Tropez,
Moscow, Ibiza, Paris & many more.
MISTER VINCE was raised in New York. After having been
introduced to the world of DJing, his passion and excitement for
music catapulted him onto the fast track to success. Vince made
his splash onto the club scene by DJing and promoting local
events including the trendy New York City scene. Eventually he
would be noticed by Tom Silverman (owner of Tommy Boy
records); who designated him as the Director of National Urban
Promotions. Later, Vince decided to put his radio production
skills to work and launched his own company “PhreQuency
Entertainment”, which has been accredited for producing the
well known syndicated powerhouse shows, Ed Lover and Dr.
Dre’s “The Jumpoff” and Walt Baby Love’s Urban and Adult
Contemporary shows. Vince went on to launch a second
company “Global Wide Media” witch produces and distributes
Fatman Scoop & Mister Vince’s syndicated show, “Full Throttle
Radio World Wide”. MISTER VINCE is also the founder of The
World Famous Vynil Squad, a DJ/Production Team that is
responsible for some of the most popular and energetic remixes
that are heard in nightclubs and on radio stations across the
globe. MISTER VINCE has performed on the same stage with
world renowned artists such as Ne-Yo, 50 Cent, Big Ali and
many more. Via his radio show, Vince has interviewed
powerhouse celebrities such as, Diddy, Alicia Keys Chris Brown
& more. Vince is one of the creative minds behind the innovative
DJ software “KueIt”. He is also co-owner of the Mixcity Inc., The
company that distributes the KueIt DJ software.
Today DJ MISTER VINCE continues to be a strong force in the
music industry as an International Radio/Club DJ, Business
Owner, Record Producer and Mix Show Coordinator. His unique
style of mixing has enabled him to captivate any audience,
whether it’s from the stage of a major event or from the booth of
your favorite radio station. His many talents allowed Vince to
quickly build a name for himself. In the future look out for
MISTER VINCE controlling the crowd in the trendiest night spots
and broadcasting across the globe from the biggest radio
stations. MISTER VINCE will forever remain a pioneer in this
aspect of popular culture.
Reverend Walter Shaw, better known as Walt “Baby” Love, has been consistent in lending his unique blend of Christian faith, motivational and inspirational personal experiences to millions of listeners each week for over forty-four years.
Having been the host of three uplifting radio programs; The Countdown with Walt Baby Love aired for an unprecedented twenty nine years from August 1982 thru August 2011; Gospel Traxx for eighteen years(and still going strong) and The Urban AC Countdown for fifteen years. Walt has been heard on hundreds of radio stations around the world throughout his career.
Walt was raised in the small farming community of Creighton, Pennsylvania. Once graduating from high school he enlisted in the United States Army and became a paratrooper. While on active duty in the army, he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6, was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, and served in Northeast Thailand before being Honorably Discharged in 1967. Also, while on active duty, he landed his first job as a part-time on-air personality at WWGO radio in Erie, Pennsylvania. It was in the metropolis of Houston, Texas where he landed his big break at KYOK radio. He went on to become the first Black On-Air Talent at Top 40’s Powerhouse KILT radio owned by Lin Broadcasting Corporation, which was the largest Broadcasting organization in the state of Texas, at that time.
Within four years of being in the broadcasting industry, Walt became the first Black On-Air talent at RKO radio; hosting programs at CKLW radio in the Canadian province of Windsor, Ontario, and WOR-FM located in New York City. During this span of his career, he also held on-air positions at WNBC, WBLS, 99X, KHJ, KMPC, and KFI Los Angeles.
For twenty-one years, Walt worked at Radio & Records Newspaper as the Urban Radio and Music editor, while simultaneously starting his syndicated radio shows. In addition, he was an Operations Manager at Chicago’s WVON-AM and FM, worked at KGFJ/KKBT, and KUTE 102 FM of Los Angeles, all very popular stations.
In June 1997, Walt was ordained in the ministry at the First House of Prayer in Chicago. Later, he became an ordained Deacon at First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, better known as (FAME). In addition to these accomplishments, Walt’s Countdown, featuring Walt “Baby Love” premiered in August, 1982, receiving Billboard Magazine’s Best R & B Syndicated Radio Show Award five times becoming the longest running urban syndicated radio show in history, which, at that time, he had over thirty-five years of experience. In 2001, Walt won the Stellar Award for Best Gospel Radio Personality; in 2002 he was nominated for the Radio Hall of Fame and also won Radio Personality of the Year from the Black Broadcaster’s Alliance.
In 2003, he won the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance from the U.S. Army, Fort Stewart, Georgia/ Hunter Air Field Base home of the 3rd Infantry Division. Walt was also a two-time winner of the Community Activist Award at Fuller Theological Seminary; voted for Outstanding Achievement for the Praise and Worship Conference, and, won the Celebrated Leader in Gospel Music Award from the Gospel Heritage Foundation.
Walt received his Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California in 2005; he was once again nominated for the Radio Hall of Fame, and was voted one of the 30 Most Influential African Americans in Radio by Radio Ink Magazine.
This highly motivated man of God started a Non-Profit Organization entitled The Walt Love Lupus and Cancer Research Foundation, which has been functioning for the last ten years. In 2012, he was honored by Kansas City, Mo. 3rd District Councilman for his efforts, and, in July 2013, he was again honored by The Chattanooga, Tennessee City Council for the same benevolent efforts in their community. In congruence with this, Walt also does free Gospel Music Concerts as an outreach with local Churches all over the United States. Last, but not least, in 2007, Walt was the author of “The Gospel According to Reverend Walt “Baby” Love: Inspirations and Meditations from the Gospel Radio Legend (published by Simon and Schuster) and, if that was not enough, in that same year he commemorated his 25th year of the Countdown with Walt “Baby” Love.
Walt currently resides in Agoura Hills, California and continues to be a positive, well-known ministerial force within and without the walls of the Church nationally and internationally.
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Once you meet Joy Harris, you will never forget her or her story of courage and hope.
As teenaged single mother, Joy experienced the hardships and hard truths of parenthood while nearly still a child herself. One of the most important life lessons to come from those early years of teen parenting was the importance of creating boundaries and setting goals.
Through all odds, she managed to graduate from Midway College with a Bachelor of Art in Organizational Management and continued her education by graduating from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Masters of Art in Mental Health Counseling. She is now a nationally certified counselor and resides in Kentucky.
Today, as the founder of Inspiring You To Be…LLC she is following her passion to help people avoid the pitfalls that can change their lives forever. Combining her personal story with the life experiences, Joy offers lessons in setting and adhering to boundaries and setting obtainable goals established by faith, education and experience.
Joy is an experienced inspirational speaker and teacher. She encourages others to embrace the gift of greatness inside. By challenging others to seek and live a purpose-filled life, she empowers them to be all they have been pre-destined to be as they walk in purpose and destiny. She has traveled abroad over the past five years to Japan and Haiti to share the giving hope by distributing needed resources to meet the basic needs of the native population. She does extensive volunteer work with unwed mothers, at risk and low income youth, and college students.
Currently, she serves as the National Award Nominee radio host sharing her thought-provoking “Scoop of Joy Thought of the Day” across the air-waveson Sunday Morning Praise on 107.9 The Beat, she is writing motivational self improvement books, offering life-coaching, serving the community through volunteerism with various non-profit organizations and mission work in several countries. She is continually evolving daily.
For almost a decade, her compassionate and transparent teaching style has made Joy a much sought-after inspirational/motivational speaker across the United States. Joy is a popular mistress of ceremonies and keynote speaker. She is much sought after by professional/social women’s and youth groups, conferences, workshops, seminars, public school systems and business agencies. She speaks on a number of motivational, practical topics and her message can tailored to fit specific audiences. This dynamic business has brought hope, healing, and affirmative change to the lives of men and women across the world.
Joy is the author of Authentic Joy: Finding True Joy in an Compromising World. Authentic Joy is designed to help others find true joy and peace in the turmoil of a compromising world. Authentic Joy was released in September 2010 and is available online at any online bookstore and can be ordered at any bookstore. Authentic Joy is currently being translated into Japanese.