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  • 03:01

    START YOUR DAY RIGHT WITH HAMMER 96.7 & THE MORNING CREW....

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    Join the Hammer along with the rest of the morning crew:


     Program Director, Kelly Corbin, and me, Executive Producer, Ellen Johnson----


    Grab a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa, wipe the sleep from your eyes and come along with us for the wild and crazy---albeit somewhat unpredictable ride, as we inform and entertain you with headline news, celebrity gossip, music and more, including our newest additions, Headline Of The Day and Fan-fiction Round-up


    Brian will also be making some live calls; and we will be announcing the winner of our watch phone giveaway, as well as the recipient of our first "douche-bag-of-the-week" award.


    If you would like to come hang out with us, the number to call is 646-595-3032.

  • 02:47

    DIRECTOR JACK THOMAS SMITH

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    Jack Thomas Smith made his feature film-directing debut with the psychological thriller “Disorder.” He was also the writer and producer of that film. “Disorder” was released on DVD by Universal/Vivendi and New Light Entertainment. It was released on Pay-Per-View and Video-On-Demand by Warner Brothers. Overseas, it screened at the Cannes Film Festival and the Raindance Film Festival in London. Curb Entertainment represented “Disorder” for foreign sales and secured distribution deals around the world.
    Born in 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Smith lived there until he was eight when his family relocated to a quiet island community in Michigan, which would later serve as the inspiration for his upcoming film “In the Dark.” He began to write at a very young age after reading the Stephen King novels “Salem’s Lot” and “The Shining.” By the time he was eleven, he had written a 300-page novel and a number of short stories.
    Smith’s family moved to Sparta, New Jersey when he was a teenager. It was there in that middle-class town that he discovered the films of George A. Romero, Stanley Kubrick, Brian DePalma, and John Carpenter. Inspired to make movies, he wrote and directed a handful of short films that were shot on Super 8mm and starred his brother and friends in all of the roles.

  • 03:00

    HAMMER IS CHANGING THE WHETHER WITH LEWIS CONWAY, JR.

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    Lewis Conway, Jr was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Lived coast to coast. Most recently North Hollywood in 2013 and then back Texas. Went to prison in 1992, was in released in 2000 and completed parole 2012. Formerly known as Louie Fattz, Father, Music Video Director, Producer, Actor, Talent Manager, Audio Engineer, DJ and now Author.


    'Change The Whether' is a collection of tools and techniques I used to change my disabilities into abilities. There are times when we need an outside perspective from someone that has been through what you are going through. Share this book with someone who has barriers of employment, happiness or has been dealt a different hand. You can stay where you are and keep getting what you have been getting or you can 'Change The Whether'

  • 02:27

    WAKE UP WITH HAMMER & THE MORNING CREW....

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    Join the Hammer along with the rest of the morning crew:


     Program Director, Kelly Corbin, and me, Executive Producer, Ellen Johnson----


    Grab a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa, wipe the sleep from your eyes and come along with us for the wild and crazy---albeit somewhat unpredictable ride, as we inform and entertain you with headline news, celebrity gossip, music and more, including our newest additions, Headline Of The Day and Fan-fiction Round-up


    If you would like to come hang out with us, the number to call is 646-595-3032.

  • 03:00

    AUTHOR RONALD L. ALLEN

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    Ron Allen is married and the father of three children. Allen was the founder of the A. Allen Insurance Agency Ltd. in Chicago, IL.   Allen, a graduate of Chicago State University, was a former business education teacher with the Chicago Public Schools. Allen joined the Allstate Insurance Co. in 1967, and was one of Allstate’s first African-American claim adjusters. Allen later became one of the first African-Americans promoted to Allstate Agent.  Allen was an employee agent until 1999 and earned the prestigious designation of Senior Account Agent.  Allen maintained an agency affiliation with the Allstate Insurance Companies for 42 years before his retirement in 2009.  Allen’s insurance agency won several regional and national honors during his sales career.  

    Allen formerly was the co-host of “The Financial Forum” radio show broadcast on WVON 1690 AM in Chicago. Allen has served on the Allstate Foundation Regional Grant Committee, the Demicco Youth Center Board of Directors, and the DuPage County Crimestoppers Board of Directors, the Chicago State University Alumni Board, and the DuPage County Adult Probation Department Volunteers. Allen has served on the Board of Directors of the National African-American Insurance Association for eight years and was NAAIA’s 2009-2010 Chairman.  Allen was awarded the 2009 "50 Men of Excellence Award" by the Chicago Defender Newspaper.  In 2010, Allen was accepted as a Fellow in the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.  In 2011, Allen was awarded the NAAIA Lifetime Achievement Award.  Allen was elected as a Naperville Township Precinct Committeeman in the 2014 Illinois election.  He was later appointed as the Election Judge Coordinator for Naperville Township. Allen also serves on the Board of Directors of the Quad County African-American Chamber of Commerce.

  • 02:01

    THE SCARY GUY....

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    Scary is a powerful motivational force, inspiring audiences to take pride in themselves, and join him in the reality of “eliminating hate, violence and prejudice worldwide.”


    His sole mission is “The Total Elimination of Hate, Violence and Prejudice Worldwide.”  These were the first words that Scary spoke when he began his mission in 1998. Since that day, Scary has worked with over 10 million people through Television, film, radio, social media and live shows around the world promoting peace through the teaching of Love and Acceptance of all people. 

    His audience consists of both youth and adults on an individual, community and society level, unaware of how they are using negative energy to meet their needs. 

    “The power to create World Peace resides in each and every one of us – a process of creation, from the moment you wake-up until the moment you go to bed at night. It is your power, your choice and your responsibility to create that peace for you in all of your thoughts, words, actions and deeds every day of your life.” - The Scary Guy 1998

    Scary writes classical music, is an artist a singer an entertainer and comedian.

    In 1998 he changed his name to The Scary Guy, and went on the road to show people how to achieve world peace in their lifetime.

  • 02:30

    WAKE UP WITH HAMMER AND THE MORNING CREW...

    in Entertainment

    Join the Hammer along with the rest of the morning crew:


     Program Director, Kelly Corbin, and me, Executive Producer, Ellen Johnson----


    Grab a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa, wipe the sleep from your eyes and come along with us for the wild and crazy---albeit somewhat unpredictable ride, as we inform and entertain you with headline news, celebrity gossip, music and more, and get your day headed in the right direction. If you want to come into the studio, the number is 646-595-3032.

  • 02:56

    THE NOTES BEHIND THE MUSIC....

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    Welcome back the "Notes Behind The Music", but the show has a twist....


    Hammer is still for the independent musicians; we welcome you to come into the studio, and promote your song, artist or band. But, if you want to get your music on OUR playlist, you are going to have to kareoke for your spot on our rotation, AND you will need to add your music to the Avenue 4311 store. (It is FREE to add your music to the store, but the exposure you would gain is PRICELESS!!!)


    We will also be sharing trending news in music, as well as Hollywood gossip, Billboard's top 10 from this past weekend and so much more!!!! If you have music or a band to promote, come into the studio; the number is 646-595-3032. 7 am Pacific 10 am Eastern.


    Come join Hammer and the morning crew for some kareoke fun, and show us what you have....we may even get Brian to sing a note or three....

  • 02:38

    AUTHOR DEBRA SHIVELEY WELCH---PT 2

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    Welcome into the Hammer 96.7 studios once again, award-winning author, Ms Debra Shiveley Welch!!!! No---you aren't seeing things....Ms Welch is here to talk about ANOTHER book---Spirit Woman---which is the sequel to her award-winning book, Cedar Woman.


    Award winning author Debra Shiveley Welch was born in Columbus, Ohio and has lived in the Greater Columbus area all of her life. She now resides in Central Ohio with her husband Mark and son Christopher, also a published author.

    Debra is the author of five books: Cedar Woman, the story of a woman of the Lakota Sioux who opens the first high end American Indian restaurant in Central Ohio and winner of Books and Authors Best Native American Fiction award, Christopher Meets Buddy, a children’s book on the proper care of a pet parrot, A Very Special Child, a well-received children’s book which received the FaithWriters Gold Seal of Approval – Outstanding Read Award, Christopher Bullfrog Catcher, written by her son at eleven years of age, and scribed by Debra, who also wrote its introduction, Son of My Soul – The Adoption of Christopher, winner of the FaithWriters Gold Seal of Approval – Out Standing Read, Books & Authors Excellence in Literature, Books and Authors Best Non Fiction, and AllBooks Reviews Editor’s Choice awards, and “Jesus Gandhi Oma Mae Adams,” Debra’s first novel, co-authored with Linda Lee Greene.  All are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble 

  • 02:31

    DIRECTOR JACK THOMAS SMITH

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    About Jack Thomas Smith:
    Jack Thomas Smith made his feature film-directing debut with the psychological thriller “Disorder.” He was also the writer and producer of that film. “Disorder” was released on DVD by Universal/Vivendi and New Light Entertainment. It was released on Pay-Per-View and Video-On-Demand by Warner Brothers. Overseas, it screened at the Cannes Film Festival and the Raindance Film Festival in London. Curb Entertainment represented “Disorder” for foreign sales and secured distribution deals around the world.
    Born in 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Smith lived there until he was eight when his family relocated to a quiet island community in Michigan, which would later serve as the inspiration for his upcoming film “In the Dark.” He began to write at a very young age after reading the Stephen King novels “Salem’s Lot” and “The Shining.” By the time he was eleven, he had written a 300-page novel and a number of short stories.
    Smith’s family moved to Sparta, New Jersey when he was a teenager. It was there in that middle-class town that he discovered the films of George A. Romero, Stanley Kubrick, Brian DePalma, and John Carpenter. Inspired to make movies, he wrote and directed a handful of short films that were shot on Super 8mm and starred his brother and friends in all of the roles.


    Brian will also be going back into the dark bowels of the DARK INTERNET....

     

  • 03:00

    WAKE UP WITH HAMMER 96.7 & THE MORNING CREW

    in Entertainment

    Join the Hammer along with the rest of the morning crew:


     Program Director, Kelly Corbin, and me, Executive Producer, Ellen Johnson----


    Grab a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa, wipe the sleep from your eyes and come along with us for the wild and crazy---albeit somewhat unpredictable ride, as we inform and entertain you with headline news, celebrity gossip, music and more, and get your day headed in the right direction. If you want to come into the studio, the number is 646-595-3032.