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!
American Idol producers are definitely getting more than they asked for when they paired Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj together! It’s only been a week into auditions, and already the drama has escalated to the point that someone is calling in security!
As we reported to you yesterday, after claiming that Minaj threatened to shoot her, Carey told Barbara Walters that she was hiring extra security guards as a precaution against any future violence from Minaj.
Apparently, she wasn’t kidding.
TMZ obtained a photo of Carey arriving to an Idol photo shoot in Baton Rouge yesterday…complete with a full police escort (and someone to carry her umbrella for her)!
Sources say that both Carey and Minaj participated in the shoot without a hickup, even posing in some pictures TOGETHER. My guess is that Carey’s security team was not too far out of the frame when THOSE pics were taken, because clearly the beef is not squashed yet.