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!
After a 6 year hiatus, TD Jakes' Megafest comes back to the US. All roads lead to Dallas, August 29-31. He is combining ManPower, Woman Thou Art Loosed, MegaYouth and MegaKids. Click the picture above to get all the details.
This is my prediction of the new American Idol. Candice Glover kills it EVERY time she sings! Just think, this girl got sent home last year! She proves that persistence pays off because this girl is sanging!
I was so glad to see my daytime dramas return with new episodes...even though they were online only. I'm an avid One Life To Liver but I watched the 1st episode of All My Children, too. Mrs. Chancellor was on there and I made a comment about how she really didn't look well.
This morning Jeanne Cooper, the actress who gave life to the character of Mrs. Chancellor, died. She was 84 years old.
Her son, Corbin Bernsen, made the announcement on his Facebook page:
“My mother passed away this morning just a short time ago, peaceful with my sister by her side, in her sleep. I was going to visit this afternoon, thought I had time. Reminder to self – time is a precious thing,” Bernsen wrote. “I too am at peace however. I said my goodbyes several times over during the last few weeks. I’ll go one last time now for a gentle kiss a final farewell for this lifetime.”
Little did he know that his name and face would be known all over the US. You have had to be VERY detached from the world if you haven't heard of Charles Ramsey. He is the man that rescued Amanda Berry and the other 2 ladies that had been kidnapped in Cleveland, OH. If you haven't seen his interviews, here area a couple of them for you to see. We are thankful for his actions to rescue them but these interviews are hilarious!
You have to watch this one all the way to the end. That's the best part!
Anderson Cooper interview. Caution, he says a couple of expletives.
Here is the ABC news coverage of the rescue with details.