MY BROADCASTING LIFE:
I began my broadcast career at Memphis State University on their jazz station WSMS in 1987. From there she worked in television news at WMC Channel 5 as a vidifont (graphics) operator. By the time I left, 2 1/2 years later, my duties had expanded including writing, editing, and even shooting video for news stories. I took a break from broadcasting and worked in Human Resources for 4 years. In 1994 I became "Eileen The Love Queen" an on-air personality at WDIA, then moved to KJMS (Smooth 101) as "Eileen The Diva". While holding down an air shift, I was promoted to Programming Assistant for WDIA & WHRK (K97). When Clear Channel acquired 2 other urban stations in the market, I was promoted to Assistant Program Director for WDIA, WHRK (K97) and KJMS (Smooth 101). Clear Channel debuted its 1st FM gospel station in December 2002, WHAL 95.7 Hallelujah FM. I was instrumental in launching this station and was given added responsibility when upper management named me Program Director and now I consult the other Hallelujah formats in other cities. Before joining the morning team on Hallelujah, I was heard on the Fun Morning Show with Bobby O'Jay on WDIA.
I grew up in Mt. Pisgah on Weaver Rd, under Rev. A.C. Jackson and Rev. Frank Harris (19 years). Then I matured at Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church under Dr. Alvin O. Jackson (16 years). Now, I am continuing to grow at Greater New Liberty on Webb under Rev. Darrel K. Shack...TGAND 4 Life!
Amber Riley of Glee won the mirror ball on this year's Dancing With The Stars. In the beginning, most thought that she was an unlikely candidate because of her weight, but she showed them!
There was a concern if she could even finish the completion because of her knee problems. Well obviously she hung in there and result was obviously well worth the effort.
She was sooooo excited and I couldn't stop smiling while watching her win. An elated Amber Riley had this to say about her win:
“No matter your size or color…. you can do whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to!”
Click here to follow Amber's journey throughout the competition on her blog. http://www.parade.com/member/amberriley/
There is a new reality show scheduled to hit the airwaves. It's called CHURCH RESCUE and it's follows 3 men on their journey helping faith based organizations fix their financial problems.
Of course, I'm going to watch the first few episodes, just to see what's going on with it. Will you be in front of the tv, as well?
Here are a couple of glimpses at what is to come.
I saw this video today and thought I'd share it with you. Hope it helps you get through your day!
Don Cheadle will play Miles Davis in an upcoming biopic about the legendary jazz musician. The actor will also direct the movie which
is now called, Kill the Trumpet Player.
The production company saysthe movie will focus on when Davis temporarily retired from making music and then re-emerged in 1979. The script is written by Cheadle and Steven Baigelman.
Ewan McGregor will co-star as a Rolling Stone reporter, and Zoe Saldana will play Frances Davis, the trumpet player’s former wife. Davis collaborator Herbie Hancock will be involved in the production.
I was a fan of Miles Davis, so I look forward to this project!