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Think back to the time you were most passionate, most fired up, most alive? What were you doing? It’s within those moments where you find your true purpose. People with great passion can make the impossible happen.
This website showcases all of my life passions which include: radio, television, inspiring others, photography, and writing. Here’s a glimpse of what I’ve been up to lately.
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Station Imaging: WKIM 98.9 The Vibe / 103.5 WRBO :
On-Air Personality: 103.5 WRBO (Urban AC):
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Engaging listeners: 97.1 WQMG (Urban AC):
On Hold Messaging: Memphis City Schools District:
A man’s gift makes room for him & brings him before great men. -Proverbs 18:16
Oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams are so fascinating to me. Why? Read the rest of this entry
Stars comes and go. Radio remains.
After nearly ten years in the radio business, I would’ve never imagined I’d cover so much history in the entertainment community. I’ve started to realize three things: life is short, fragile, and the life you’re given is as real as it gets. With the recent death of Whitney Houston, a world renowned entertainer, I started to reflect on the legends lost over my young radio career. I was on-air when we lost Luther Vandross, Barry White, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Teena Marie, Heavy D, Don Cornelius, James Brown, Etta James, and other notables that I’ve probably overlooked. Not to sound opportunistic or cynical, but when we lose a celebrity this becomes a huge moment for radio to shine. One major market programmer brought up a good point, listeners turn to radio during those heartbreaking moments to seek validity, remembrance, and vocal expression. Another programmer mentioned “suicidal celebrities..please not on the weekends”. Both thought-provoking statements and the fuel behind why I work harder during moments of celebrity bereavement for my listening audience. Read the rest of this entry
Tyrese Gibson Interview
So many random thoughts come to mind when you first hear the name Tyrese Gibson.
“That’s guy from the movie Babyboy”
“He’s the guy who sang Sweet Lady”
“Wasn’t he in a Coke commercial years ago?”
His devotion and hard work resonates across many different areas. Beyond his obvious background of actor, father, and singer you would be surprised to know that he’s also an author and has an interest in martial arts. Recently, I had the privilege to see the human side of Tyrese when I interviewed him on my afternoon drive radio show. He had just came off a long flight, hectic media tour around Memphis, and was operating on nothing but a bag of Cheetos. His walk was slow and his speak off-microphone was very little, however; when the on-air light came on Tyrese quickly became one of my favorite celebrity interviews. His wisdom was compelling and his advice was practical. Listen to the interview below!
Chris Malone Tyrese Gibson interview<~ click to listen to interview audio
June 2012 photos
Been doing a lot of soul searching lately (I’ll use that as an excuse as to why I haven’t blogged in a while), I’ve come up with cool hobby on the side, one that allows me to see the true beauty in everyday life: PHOTOGRAPHY. Yes, I know now that Instagram widely available on iTunes and Android market everyone has the itch to be a true “picture taker”, but it’s a little deeper than that for me..Got some cool shots of downtown Memphis and more. Take a peep at some of the photos!
The Oprah Effect
Relevant emotional content, comfortable companionship, a genuine spirit of giving, these all appear to be words of little significance; however, they’re just a few of the many characteristics that make up the dynamic personality of Oprah Winfrey. After watching the spectacular finale of 25 years of her show, I was compelled to look deeper into what makes Oprah such a captivating figure. Considering Oprah’s humble beginnings as a radio broadcaster, there are some interesting parallels for on air radio personalities to contemplate.
Emotion- joy, pain, anger, sadness, amazement (the list can go on and on), Oprah has a unique ability to tap into so many intense emotions. Even if you were far removed from the show, perhaps you’ve only seen it a few times in life, you can probably still recall an occasion where you were drawn into the show with one of those aforementioned emotions. She could take any relevant topic/content, find a way to capture an emotion and leave an impact an her talk show audience. A few months ago the city of Memphis was threatened by massive flooding, particularly near the Mississippi River, I decided to take a page from Oprah’s playbook. Read the rest of this entry