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  • 00:38

    Topically Yours - JW Lance (a.k.a. Joe Lance Williams) of the Coasters

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    Host Deardra Shuler talks with JW Lance (a.k.a. Joe Lance Williams) of the COASTERS, an R&B group originally formed in 1955 in Los Angeles, California.  The Coasters occupy a special niche in the music world.  With ten Top 40 hits like “Young Blood,”  “Along Came Jones,” “Poison Ivy,” “Charley Brown” and “Yakety Yak,” they were called “the clown princes of rock and roll” and were the first group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. The Coasters’ current line-up were all hand-picked by the group’s original lead singer Carl Gardner before his death in 2011 and are managed by Veta Gardner, Carl’s wife. In November 2015, The Coasters released their latest album: Christmas with the Coasters.
       The Coasters will appear at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 30 at 8pm.  They will be appearing with The Drifters, The Platters, Shirley Aston Reeves, The Chiffons and Good Vibration.

  • 01:03

    Topically Yours - Shareef Bailey, Author of Rio in Retrospect

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    Deardra Shuler interviews author Shareef A. Bailey about his book "Rio in Retrospect: An American Discovery in Brazil" Vol 1.  Mr. Bailey has written a 3-Volume exploration of his experiences in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The series explores the many exciting sites, sounds, cities and people of Brazil. The stories document the experiences of the author, his American and Brazilian friends, and their adventures in Brazil. Each volume chronicles the stories, lives and discoveries of what life is like in Brazil from a genuine American perspective.

    A native of Newark, New Jersey, Bailey currently lives in central Maryland where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Morgan State University and his Masters of Education degree from Bowie State University. As an educator, he has worked as a teacher, guidance counselor and administrator in the public schools and in the National Job Corps Program. As a multicultural instructor, he has taught and conducted cultural seminars and workshops throughout the United States. Shareef is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in education administration and has developed plans to open a cultural education center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • 00:30

    TOC 15 FIGHTER INTERVIEW with Micah Sheffey

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    Titans of the Cage #15 rides into Rural Retreat, VA Saturday, December 19th at Rural Retreat H.S. Doors open at 5:00 P.M. Fights start at 6:00 P.M
    Current TOC lightweight champ, Gary Shuler puts his title on the line against former champ, Micah Sheffey. These two are no strangers to each other as thiis will be a re-match, with Shuler defeating Sheffey by 2nd round RNC back at TOC 12. Oddly enough, Sheffey holds the Caged Kombat belt in Gary's hometown and Gary holds the TOC title in Sheffey's home town!!

    Come out and support TOC Promotions and these two warriors as we will be fighting for the student athletes at RRHS!!

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  • 01:59

    Fighting Injustice with Roger Alan Shuler

    in Politics

    In this episode I talk with Alabama Blogger Roger Alan Shuler about his unlawful incarceration, the state of Alabama's journalism, Don Siegelman and what I call the 99 shades of crazy in Alabama politics. Roger Shuler, a former local newspaper reporter, writes a blog about Alabama politics, Legal Schanuzer. Shuler continued to write about the alleged extramarital affair of a prominent lawyer despite a court order and was arrested and jailed for 5 months. Shuler's arrest raises fundamental First Amendment questions. Guest Call In: (347) 826-7648

  • 01:17

    Topically Yours - Christopher B. Pearman (Self-Esteem Affirmations)

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    Host Deardra Shuler talks with author Christopher B. Pearman about his book,"Dream So Big: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Believe & Achieve," on Sunday, November 8th at 2PM Pacific Time, 5:00 PM EST, on the BlakeRadio Network. Recently Mr. Pearman put out a CD of 25 Intentional Subliminal Self-Esteem Affirmations.  Via his CD and book he seeks to inspire individuals to reach their highest potential.  Having applied certain methodologies to his life, Christopher sought to instill those same values in his daughter, Raven Symone as a child.  He guided her career until she became an adult. He now shares the 8 principles he calls Dreamcatchers with a wider audience.  The Principles are:  Pay Attention, Believe It, Picture It, Aim Straight, Get Real, Kill Fear, Do Good, and Be You.

    A Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, health proponent and motivational speaker, Pearman talks about how he has applied these guidelines/affirmations in paving a road map to success.  He encourages interested parties to achieve with their children what he was able to achieve with his own family and to use the affirmations he has applied in his own life.  Stay Tuned and Learn how to "Dream So Big" and affirm your positive values.

    To obtain the book and CD visit www.dream-so-big.com  

  • Topically Yours - Gospel singer, conductor and musician, James Hall

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    Deardra Shuler talks with James Hall, the singer, director, and composer who has worked with artists like Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blidge, Faith Evans, Michael Bolton, Harry Connick Jr., Kim Burrell, Donnie McClurkin, et al.

    Hall is best known for killer vibratos and twister harmonies found in the best of today’s gospel music. Its no wonder choirs all across the nation duplicate his music. 

    A native of Brooklyn, NY, James is the youngest of 7 children.  His mother, Lula Mae Hall was the first to nurture his keen musical talent as a singer and musician. She enrolled him in classical training at five and encouraged his singing voice which projected a striing soprano range. James attended James Madison High School. He was appointed director of the James Madison Gospel Chorus (JMGC) where he honed his natural abilities to conduct and perform. 

    In 1987 he founded Worship & Praise, (WAP) his own gospel singing ensemble. In 1992, the opportunity to perform a five minute spot on TV’s Bobby Jones Gospel came.  It was just the break they had been looking for, as earlier that year WAP recorded their first project on the Tehilah Records label. Later landing a major record deal with Intersound.  Their debut album on Intersound “God is in Control” soared to the top ten on the billboard charts.  "King of Glory," followed as did several LIVE albums.  His newest CD is KING WAP New Era.



  • 01:15

    Topically Yours with Deardra Shuler - Black Concert Promoters

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    Host Deardra Shuler talks with African American entrepreneurs within the business of music. Her guests include concert promoter Jesse Boseman of Sunsong Productions, agent Michael Elder of ME (Michael Elder Entertainment), New Orleans promoter Dan Williams, CEO of Moon Glo Development, LLC, and security person Frank Harris of International Security, who discuss the pros and cons of the business of concert promotion and entertainment.

  • 01:01

    Your Place Love Connection: Bible Study

    in Christianity


    Well everyone kept asking for a bible study on parenting...here it is! Please come and share your lifetime experiences with our radio audience.


    Your Place Love Connection: Tuesday 7 to 8 Pm Your Place of Prayer, Love, Acceptance, Compassion, Empowerment


    Host: Dr. Susie "Parenting " . . . Is the topic for the month of September


    September 1, 2015 … "Parenting": Instructor Dr. Irvin and Betty Green, Foundational Text: Luke 15:11-24


    September 8, 2015 …"Single Parenting from a Male Point of View,": Instructor Rev. Mason Moton, Foundational Text: Psalms 78: 4,6,7 Supporting Scripture: Malachi : 4:5-6 Deuteromy 6:4-25


    September 15, 2015…"Parenting Teens,": Instructor Rev. Byron Singleton, Foundational Text: Prov 22:6, Supporting Scriptures:Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:21


    September 22, 2015..."Parenting and Biblical Behavior,": Instructor Min. Mark Bryant,  Foundational Text: Luke 15: 11-32, Supporting Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7:14


    September 29... "What to do if you don't have children?": Devotional: Instructor Dr. Clarence and Brenda Shuler,  Text: Psalm 139:13-16 Supporting Text: Ephesian 2:10, Genesis 1:1, Gen. 1:26-27, Gen 1:28, Jeremiah 29:11, Jeremiah 33:3  Foundation Text for Bible Study: Lamentations 3: 22-24,

    Romans 9: 20-21, 2 Cor 2:14; 4:15-18, 12:7-10, 1 Peter 1:3-9 & Job1 & 2.


    Every Tuesday Night from 7 to 8pm ET Call in and join in...646.478.4932

  • 00:37

    Topically Yours- D'Angela Proctor, TV One’s SVP of Original Programming & Prod

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    Topically Yours host Deardra Shuler talks w/D’Angela Proctor,TV One’s Sr VP of Original Programming and Production, about TV One's 2015-16 season, specifically their 1 hr true crime show, 'For My Man" which premiered on  Mon, Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. ET.  The show sheds light on the outrageous and shocking stories of women who have been arrested for a crime they committed in the name of love.

    Ms. Proctor provides strategic direction of all original programming and oversees all development and current production for the network. Proctor joined TV One from Strange Fruit Media, where she was a co-owner and co-president.  In the 15-year history of the company, Proctor developed, created and/or produced music videos, live music and comedy recordings, documentaries, feature films and television series.  

    Proctor has worked in the television genre serving as Executive Producer and Creative Consultant to BET from 2008 to 2010.  During her stint there, she developed multiple film and television concepts, executive produced "The Family Crews", "Vindicated" and "Sunday Best," which earned the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Reality Series in 2011.  Most recently, Proctor created the upcoming OWN docu-reality series, “Crazy. Sexy. Life.”   Proctor executive produced the "Family Reunion" television series and the "Daddy's Girl" Laila Ali documentary for the network.  Prior to that, Proctor produced television series "Exalted" and "One Night Only" and feature films "The Seat Filler" and "Book of Love," among others.

    Previously, Proctor practiced law at Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College and a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University.

  • 01:15

    Topically Yours with Deardra Shuler Guest Johnny Mathis

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    International star Johnny Mathis, who has given few interviews in the past, has agreed to talk with Host Deardra Shuler about his upcoming May 21, 8pm performance at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx.  Mr. Mathis is expected to sing songs like "Misty," "Chances Are," "It's Not For Me to Say," and a mix of jazz and classic standards.  Born in Gilmer, Texas, Mathis grew up in San Francisco.  Prior to his singing fame, he excelled in basketball, high jumping, hurdling, and track and field and was offered a chance to compete at the Olympic Games.  Unfortunately, he was offered a record contract at the same time.  Johnny's father felt his son should consider a future in music.  Thus, he did not compete in the Olympics as planned. Mr. Mathis holds his own star in the Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame twice.  He has sold millions of records and is only one of 5 recording artists to have Top 40 hits spanning each of the four decades since 1955.  Mathis is an avid golfer.  He hosted his own golf tournament, The Johnny Mathis Senior PGA Classics held in L.A.  He also hosted The Shell/Johnny Mathis Golf Classic, a charity golf tournament in Belfast, in Northern Ireland.  According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Mr. Mathis has sold over 350 Million records worldwide.