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  • 00:32

    Country Star Hicks returns

    in Entertainment

    Getting ready to tour this summer, country sensation Hicks is back with a new single "I Belong to You" which was co-written by Erik Martensson and Jörgen Elofsson, boith who have collaborated with Kelly Clarkson.


    We will talk to Hicks about his busy summer and he recent successes in Europe,

  • 00:22

    Special Guest Hicks!

    in Music

    Please join Miss Catherine as she welcomes Hicks back to the show.  Hicks is a multi-talented, award winning country music artist.  


    Hicks comes from Sweden and travels the world sharing his music.


    Tune in to hear the latest on this amazing artists career! 


    Until then,


    Miss Catherine 

  • 00:24

    Special Guest Hicks!!

    in Music

    Please join Miss Catherine as she welcomes Hicks back to the show.  Hicks is a multi-talented, award winning country music artist.  He recently released a new single to the radio called  "Mamas Kitchen". 


    Hicks comes from Sweden and travels the world sharing his music.


    Tune in to hear the latest on this amazing artists career! 


    Until then,


    Miss Catherine 

  • Rory Gardiner, Ghost Road, Hicks

    in Music

    Ottawa's RORY GARDINER's latest single is called "My Kind Of Crowd." Country music became a full time commitment in 2007, after appearing on a CMT nationally broadcasted reality show with other singers from around the country. This spun into a guest appearance on the CMT the Top 20 countdown with Casey Clarke the following year. Rory recently released "Yee-Haw" which is a children's album of ten original 'children' country songs. His last single "On My Way" (co-written with Tim Hicks) is the new song for WildTV's Fall Brawl Hunting show. This talented Ontario Country artist is currently working on a bluegrass album and will open for Keith Urban next month.


    GHOST ROAD is a country rock band that hails from Southern Ontario. Many players have come and gone over the years, but it has been the three founding members (Jeff Little, John Fair and Les Graham) that have been the band's foundation since its inception in 1996. Ghost Road has produced several small recording projects over the years but it wasn’t until the year 2000 that the band released its first full length album: “Where the Highway Goes”. This project was a collection of all original songs that was well received by the critics and fans alike.


    HICKS (Miqael Persson) is an award-winning songwriter from the south of Sweden, with multiple Gold and Platinum records to his credit. His rock-edged songs have been recorded by artists like Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Giant (Dann Huff), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Little River Band, and many other Grammy-winning artists. He has been nominated for the New Music Awards, International Music and Entertainment Association awards, and the Nashville Universe Awards. Hicks is the first Swedish act to chart on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. His current single is “I Belong To You.”

  • 01:59

    SwaggerScan Radio w/ Dia Hicks

    in Sports

    An MSL Radio Network Premiere - The first episode of SwaggerScan Radio w/ Dia Hicks. You can call into the show at (929) 477-1592 and you can tweet the show @SwaggerScan or @305SportsNLife.

  • 01:59

    TV Journalist Julia Briars Interviewed by hosts - Dia Hicks & Chelsea Penner

    in Internet

    I'm your host - Dia Hicks *(founder of SwaggerScan.com).  Join me as I interview Arizona news journalist Julia Briars (A.K.A. "The Russian Cat Lady") to get to the bottom of why she's single.  This international beauty is well traveled and and a notable television personality but has had diffuculty finding men who measure up.  L.A. dating coach Chelsea Penner will join the show to give Julia some contemporary advice on meeting Mr. Right.  Could pretty people really have this much trouble finding a date?? 
     

  • 00:31

    Eartha Watts Hicks, Renowed author, music publisher and editor

    in Books

    She is the founder of Earthatone Enterprises and Earthatone Books, an imprint of Earthatone Enterprises, LLC. She has designed and published titles for herself and others. She has also lead self publishing workshops, writing, and publicity workshops for the New York City Parks Department, the National Writers Union, Project Enterprise, and other not for profits. A freelance PR writer and editor, she offers select small business owners, houses of worship, nonprofits, film projects, and independent artists (poets, authors and musicians) quality press material and market copy at a reasonable price. Many have been effective in gaining national and international exposure. As an affiliate of BlackPR.com, s. Eartha offers a range of publicity services and specializes in interactive digital media kits. She is a member of Women in PR, the Black Public Relations Society, the New York Association of Black Journalist, as well as a contributing writer for Harlem World's Magazine's blog site and several other online publications. She is a former board member of Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association a 501(c)(3).


    She is the award-winning author of Love Changes, as well as a songwriter, music publisher, member of ASCAP.Eartha is writing fellow of the Center for Black Literature and the North Country Institute, Eartha has studied under other award-winning authors, including Valerie Wilson Wesley, Chris Abani, and Bernice McFadden. Eartha is also a member of the acclaimed Harlem Writers Guild, a writing network that has helped developed the talents of Grace F. Edwards, Lorraine Hansberry, Sarah Elizabeth Wright, Audrey Lorde, Walter Dean Myers, Ruby Dee, Paul Robeson, Maya Angelou, and Terry McMillan. In June of 2013, Miss Watts-Hicks received the Just R.E.A.D. 'literary game-changers' Award by the NYCHA branch of the NAACP and was named a 2013 NAACP ambassador for literacy.

  • 01:59

    Acclaimed Psychologist Sophia Silva Interviewed by Host Dia Hicks

    in Internet

    Join me, Dia Hicks - founder of SwaggerScan.com, as I welcome Acclaimed 'Positive' Psychologist Sophia Silva (FB,IG,Twitter - @SophiaSilvaOrg) to the show!  Sophia has been featured in 'The Huffington Post' and also 'Dr. Drew.' Why you ask? Find out by tuning in (7/8/15) Monday at 5pm PT(*8pm ET) on SwaggerScan Radio!  Special thanks to all previous guests!


    p.s. Don't forget to go to SwaggerScan.com to Join by simply entering your email. #ThankUsLater
     

  • 00:33

    Hicks interview

    in Music

    Hicks kicked off 2013 with two European hits on the European Country Top 40, he then represented Sweden at the CMA Global Show in Nashville as part of the CMA Fest week in June along with various acts from around the world and all the top American country artist such as Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum Tim McGraw and many more.
     

  • 00:31

    Eartha Watts Hicks, a Former Stay-at-Home Mom But Look at Her Now!

    in Writing

    On June 13, 2013, Eartha Watts-Hicks was recognized as a literary "game changer" by the NYCHA branch of the NAACP and presented with the Just R.E.A.D. Award in the fiction category.


    Eartha is a member of the acclaimed Harlem Writers Guild and an honors graduate of the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. For years, she was a stay-at-home mom. The former editor and director of publications for Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association's COSIAnet, Eartha, a freelance writer, blogs for FutureExecutives.org. Her articles appeared in numerous online publications. Eartha is also a songwriter & music publisher registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).


    Her first novel, Love Changes, a novel with a soon-to-be released companion music soundtrack, was the culmination of years of independent study, and continuing education coursework in creative writing, fiction, and poetry she received at Marymount Manhattan College, City College of New York, and the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center. 


    For interviews, readings, panel discussions, and facilitation of writing workshops, please send an inquiry to earthatone@aol.com. Also a Project Enterprise certified entrepreneur, Eartha offers professional PR writing and editing service at www.earthatone.com/

  • 00:38

    Let's Talk Too! Author Donnell Hicks

    in Writing

    I'm your host


    Author Sharnel


         Guest


    Author Donnell Hicks,


    He was born and raised in Miami, FL. The youngest of six children, he grew up in a home spearheaded by his loving strong mother. Donnell's adore for writing came in the second grade when he won "Writer of the Month." Donnell's passion for writing led him to be an avid reader. The first novels he read were the hit series scary thriller "Goosebumps." Being blessed by God, Donnell found himself writing poetry, short stories, and reading every genre from Classic Literature to Urban Street Fiction. Becoming inspired by the greatest talented British writer Charles Dickens also another urban lit writer Kwan Foye. In 2006, Donnell wrote his first un-released novel called "Heart of a Brother." He knew by writing his first novel, his love for writing would eventually grow. In 2008, Donnell graduated with an AS Degree in Fire Science Technology from Miami Dade College. One year later in 2009, he wrote and released his first novel entitled "Money, Hustle, & Betrayal." In 2010, Donnell was co-author of the anthology “Almighty Dolla” and then in 2014 he co-authored in another anthology “Defeating the Odds”. Once again in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Donnell wrote and self-published the Youngblood Series. Then he wrote Insane, Deadly Sins, including Love & Pain and Love & Pain 2: No Love Lost. Meanwhile, he still resides in Miami, FL where he is working hard on his two novels “A Husband’s Secret” and “Conquest” in relation to the LGBT community. Lastly, Donnell is working hard on his first feature film “Breaking Point.”


      "I hope through my art, I can inspire an entire generation."