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!
More details have been revealed surrounding the current accusations that Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, had been engaged in a sexual relationship with an underage boy.
Officials for Sesame Street have denied finding any proof that Clash was sexually involved with the accuser while he was still a minor, but they did admit that Clash used his work email account to communicate back and forth with the accuser on non-work related issues.
One of these emails has leaked, and in it...
“I’m sorry that I keep talking about sex with you, its driving me insane. I want you to know that I love you and I will never hurt you. I’m here to protect you and make sure your dreams come true…I’ll have my assistant book a ticket for you to come to NY and we can talk about this in person.”
This doesn’t provide proof of an illegal relationship, since it was sent to the accuser after he had turned 18.
Clash has admitted to having a sexual relationship with the accuser, but maintains that it only began after the accuser was legal. His accuser (who is now 23 years old) claims that the relationship began when he was 16 and Clash was 45.
Clash is currently on a leave of absence from Sesame Street in order to “protect his reputation.”