Tony B. has been heard over the airwaves on several different radio stations in the Seattle-Tacoma region. Whether he was hosting community affairs shows, like KUBE 93’s “StreetBeat,” or covering sports topics on SportsRadio KJR AM’s “Get in the Game,” Tony’s shows are known for being open, honest and thought-provoking.
Cindi Bright is the founder and president of The Bright Group, a management consulting firm focusing on the development of organizations to address the ecosystem change needed to progress women and people of color. She is an aspiring author, coach, speaker, advocate, mentor and a believer in people! Cindi is an avid runner and loves spending time in the trails. She is a basketball junkie and diehard Seahawks fan! Cindi possesses a Certificate from Kellogg University School of Business in the Soul of Leadership and an Executive MBA from Foster School if Business, University of Washington.
Mondo is a South Seattle resident and wheelchair-bound community member who interviews guests and includes his perspectives on the world as he sees it, with commentary of politics, culture, sports and society.
James is a core producer for RainierAvenueRadio.World. He holds down traffic updates on our daily weekday commute show #TrafficJam.
And is also Show host of After Dark, live every Tuesday at midnight.
A Seattle native, K-Cee grew up in the Rainier Valley community. Her love for entertainment and music led her to begin a career in radio as an intern with KRIZ AM. She then moved up to host her own show interviewing R&B greats such as Roger/Zapp, Jodeci, Brian McKnight and many more. She later joined the ABC affiliate, KOMO AM 1000 as a daily talk show producer, writer and on-air entertainment personality. K-Cee also spent time as an on air personality for KCTS 9 television pledge drives.
K-Cee created KC Media Strategies, a boutique media, publicity and special events company where she successfully developed strategic publicity campaigns for non-profit organizations, theatrical productions and local films. In recent years K-Cee has worked in communications for various government entities and private companies, but realized she still had the “broadcast bug” so she is excited to be back in the radio game as the host of “Northwest Connection with K-Cee”.
First and foremost, Kameko Thomas is a WORD LOVER. As a journalist, Kameko earned her stripes as a reporter for The Shreveport Sun (Louisiana’s oldest Black-owned newsweekly). As a blogger, Ms. Thomas spent six years as the Founder, Editor, and Publisher of Asis Chronicle, reaching 10,000 people a month. As the Founder & CEO of Vonem Creative Media (a public relations and content writing firm serving creative entrepreneurs and small businesses), Kameko helps others tell their story, using her Power with the Pen to help clients align their impact with their intent. As one of the hosts of Rainier Avenue Radio’s “Community Spotlight,” Kameko saw first-hand the importance and power of community radio, which fueled her desire to create a show of her own, “Epilogue.” Epilogue’s goal is to get people to do more than talk about the problems facing the Black community; but to actually analyze those problems, in hopes of creating workable solutions. Which is exactly what Community Radio is all about. An Air Force Veteran, Kameko’s other passions include all things HBCU (she earned her B.A. in English from Wiley College), listening to Prince, and finding the perfect chocolate mousse.
Rick Dupree is a current and longtime resident of #RainierValley #Seattle. The University of Washington alumnus is a 10-year talk radio veteran. Rick’s radio career started as the executive producer of the original sports talk radio show on KJR, “Callin’ All Sports in 1989. His 8-year career at KJR included co-hosting multiple shows and serving as pre-game reporter for KJR’s coverage of Husky Football.
Daniel Belles aka D-Money
News Director and Show Host
D Money started his career as a student DJ at KCWU 88.1 FM hosting a rotation show before taking over the station's long running Burg Beats while winning awards for best personality and specialty show. He brought a new focus to the show of showcasing newly released quality hip hop & r&b before other outlets began spinning them eventually impressing a guest of his and earning him his management role at Juice Radio along with the re-imaging of Burg Beats into what we know today as #FreshJuice.
Robin Neal, humorously deemed 'Princess Robin' by friends, is a Georgia Peach who grew up in a family with deep Southern roots. Her family moved to the Seattle area when she was 11 and she has lived on the Eastside for most of her life. Robin earned a B.A. in Speech Communication and an M.Ed. in Higher Education from Washington State University (GO COUGS!!) but has worked at the University of Washington for many years. Although her career is in higher ed, Robin's magnetic attraction to microphones (and long history of cutting up at karaoke bars) has landed her opportunities to emcee a number of events and also dabble in radio.
Robin's favorite roles are being a mom to two amazing sons and a being a daughter to two wonderful parents.
DJ Naphtali was one of the longest running DJs at KCMU (now KEXP) and has appeared on Selecta Grow on KBCS and on KSER. He currently performs with the group Dub Lounge.
Johnny Quroya has a B.A. in Bibilical Studies & Theology and has been in Ministry for 40 years, and has been as Associate Pastor of A New Day Church in Lynnwood WA since 2003. He is married with two grown children who have families of their own.
The Fil-am Show, hosted by Bert Caoili and co-hosted by Rolly Polintan: a show with interviews, songs, and news which affect local Filipinos in the Greater Seattle area, and airs in "Taglish," a combination of "Tagalog" and "English." Even if you don't speak Tagalog, you'll enjoy listening to music from the Filipino culture.
Paul L. Schneiderman
Paul is a Seattle native and a graduate of Roosevelt High School, the University of Washington, and Seattle University School of law. Paul was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in 1997 and founded the Law Offices of Paul L. Schneiderman in 2000. Paul has handled many types of legal cases, most recently in the civil areas of injury and insurance law. Paul has experience with negotiations, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, trials and other aspects of law. Paul has been an interviewee on various Seattle radio and television networks on sports law subjects. His hobbies and interests include sports, reading, film, theatre, music, following history and politics, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and being involved in various charitable and civic ventures.
Elmer is President of Executive Diversity Services, an organizational development firm in Seattle. He has over 30 years of experience in designing practical,innovative solutions to organizational challenges that increase the cultural competency of organizations and their executives, managers and employees. Elmer is a certified administrator for the Intercultural Conflict Inventory and was instrumental in the development of the Inclusive Circles Process™. He has delivered highly acclaimed training to police departments on the challenges of policing in diverse communities, and the impact of implicit bias and intercultural conflict. As a former activist and current diversity consultant, Elmer has served as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator for a variety of US organizations. Following many years as an executive in public and non-profit organizations, he applies his experience to developing and implementing solutions that help organizations fully value and benefit from the diversity of both their employees and clients. Elmer's RAR program Keeping It Real! will look at today’s issues through an unfiltered lens, reflecting how both historical and present-day dynamics impact our futures if we do (or don’t) take action to change them.
Bk TalentScout is a media talk show host of the 30 minute / 60 minute radio program called Bk Presents.
We know how important it is to let a person share their personal life changing stories, with a listening audience.
We refer to our selves as great listeners, to hear the passionate heart beat of an individual or group, sharing about their struggles and success stories on
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Our Tag Line: " Promoting Good News in Contemporary Fashion "
Mazvita Maraire is an experienced sports journalist who has covered MLS, NBA, NFL, MLB, NCAA sports and international soccer. Mazvita has been a sports producer, editor and reporter for over 20 years, and has a degree in Journalism and Public Relations. His show, Seattle Sports Weekly, is dedicated to giving listeners in-depth stories about the Seattle sports scene on the professional, collegiate, high school and youth level.
THE NEON GHOST SHOW
Dj Zeta (Zach Tucker) began his "Bump Local" campaign in 2008 when he started the local series "All City Chop Mixtapes" which has now released 10 editions including CDs & DVDs. For 3 years now he's been a host for 206 Zulu's radio show "Zulu Radio" which showcases local & national hip hop & funk.
Dr. Greg Rudolf
Dr. Rudolf is medical director of Cascade Behavioral Hospital’s addiction recovery program, and practices addiction medicine, pain management, and medical acupuncture at Swedish Pain Services. A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Rudolf has been a Seattle resident since 2000, and lives in the Rainier Valley with his wife, also a physician, and 2 children. As a jazz drummer and passionate music fan, he has been active on the Seattle scene for many years. He can often be seen running around Seward Park.
Hans Kelstrup (or DJ Hans) has spent the most of the last decade researching insect evolution in Brazil and Africa, and soaked up the vibes in the process. What was once pitifully categorized as “world music” in his mind is now a universe of diverse and pulsating rhythms that relentlessly surprises and inspires. As a student of the music, he has joined Rainier Avenue Radio to share his explorations through curated mixes, connecting the dots from the African continent and beyond.
Melissa Littleton is a stay at home mom to four beautiful children ages 5, 3, and 1 year old twins. When she has some "me time" she enjoys hosting events and modeling for Kimberly's gems.
In the 2017 Seattle election for city council, Mac McGregor was the first transgender person to make it on to a ballot in the state of Washington. Mac had served on Seattle’s LGBT commission appointed by the Mayor, from 2011 to 2016 and has been on many non-profit boards around the city. Mac is a diversity trainer and a public educator about transgender and gender non-conforming issues and has taught all over the world, having been a keynote speaker at many events, organizations, colleges and conferences. Before transition Mac was the highest ranking female martial artist in the world cumulatively, as well as having been on the U.S. karate team, competing until he was 39 years old. Mac McGregor is a dedicated, heartfelt activist and educator who focuses every part of his existence on creating a world where people can feel free to be true to themselves. Mac is a bringer of Unity through Community Empowerment.
& Will Sanchez
Juan Cotto is the Director of Community Outreach for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA as position he has held since August 2006.
In his current role he works to raise awareness in Seattle’s traditional communities of color about scientific research being conducted at Fred Hutch. Mr. Cotto has also worked to establish programs aimed at increasing pathways for minority youth in scientific fields by establishing relationships and partnerships with Seattle’s Technology Access Foundation, Rainier Scholars and the Seattle Public Schools.
Mr. Cotto is a Seattle native who attended 12 years of Archdiocesan Catholic Schools and graduated from O’Dea High School in 1983. Mr. Cotto received his Bachelors degree in Social Science from Western Oregon State College in Monmouth Or where he played baseball and was elected Student Body President and President of the Multi-Cultural Student Union.
Mr Cotto currently serves as President of the Board of El Centro De La Raza which is one of Seattle’s best known organizations service the Latino/ Spanish Speaking Community.
Mr. Cotto is a highly respected High School football coach and currently serves as Offensive Coordinator at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School. Mr. Cotto was Head Football Coach for 5 seasons at Highline HS in Burien, WA and stepped in to guide the Franklin High School program in 2014.
Mr. Cotto and his wife Sara reside in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle with their son Clemente and daughter Araceli.
Will Sanchez: Born in New York and raised in the Bronx, Will lived in NYC for 33 years with stops in Maryland, Puerto Rico and Florida before moving to Seattle 4 ½ years ago. Mr. Sanchez primarily worked in retail medical facilities and eventually in Sports. Mr. Sanchez started as an intern at Madison Square Garden and has worked with companies such as Fox Sports, NBC, Cablevision Sports, & NBA TV. Mr. Sanchez became a producer with MSG variety and produced daily sports programming shows, Emmy nominated special events along with live to tape games with MSG varsity.
Will lives in Seattle with his wife Raquel and their two children Gabriel and daughter Makayla.
Cliff Cawthon, the host of Politics Off the Cuff, is a local politico, organizer and educator. Hailing from Buffalo, NY, he currently lives in South Seattle’s Hillman City neighborhood with his partner. Cliff has been working in politics for the last fifteen years, and the last four years in Washington State has taken him from the Peninsula to Spokane. He's always been where the action is at by being involved in line major campaigns, such as the Fight for Fifteen and the Progressive Income Tax. Currently he teaches at Bellevue College in the political science department. Picking up from his previous role as the Organizing Director for SAFE, a housing justice organization, he's the Co-Chair of the Tenants Union Board of Directors and he's apart of Seattle's Renters Commission.I He holds an M.A. in Human Rights and Political Science from the University of Manchester in England.
I'm a single father on a journey, raising my 4 children: I have 3 boys, 14,10, 6; and a daughter, 13.
The CanDos Cast
Featuring the vocal talents of Haben Abraham of The EriAm Sisters and the rhythmic genius of James Burchfield. Remixed and mastered by gold record producer Kevin Gardner. Written and produced by HJ Sharpe. Our product line includes Music, books, videos and live experiences.
A former professional stand up comic featured in the comedy clubs of Los Angeles, Granville now uses his comedic talents to host Lidline Sports. The 1 hour sports talk show is a fun, entertaining, and informative take on national and local (Seattle) sports stories.
Granville, also host an produces the Internet comedy news show Lidline News seen on Facebook and Youtube , where he gives his humorous perspective weekly news highlights.
Originally from Chicago, John has been a resident of Seattle and active in our community for over 40 years. He is currently active with civil rights organizations The MLK Celebration Committee and the WA State Civil Rights Coalition. John is a former candidate for the Seattle School Board, and coached youth football & basketball for Cleveland, Nathan Hale, Garfield, and Franklin High Schools as well as the Central Area Youth Association.
Paul Pearson hosts the R&B retro program Star Time on Rainier Avenue Radio. Paul hosted a music variety show on KAOS in Olympia for a total of six years. He's a music writer and interviewer whose work has appeared in The Seattle Times, The Stranger and the music blog Treble. Paul also co-hosts the music discussion podcast Talking About Thinking About Music. Paul lived in Columbia City with his wife and three children for 10 years and recently relocated to South Puget Sound. Paul also serves as RAR.W Webmaster.
Bradley Loetzke, AKA: Him Again, is a former Tacoma Public Schools student, who graduated from Foss High School in 2004. After Foss, Bradley attended Tacoma Community College receiving an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Science. From TCC , Bradley transferred to The Evergreen State College where he received a Bachelor’s in Art with a Law emphasis, while working with the Upward Bound program helping first generation and low income youth achieve their dreams for college. After The Evergreen State College he went on to Seattle University to pursue a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, while obtaining a new position as an Education Specialist with The Treehouse Organization. Bradley now works in the Tacoma Public schools, Franklin Pierce School District and Spanaway School District providing educational support to the youth in foster care.
DJ Evrathang'll Be Alright
DJ Evrathang'll Be Alright, aka David Newman,
was born and raised in Miami. He grew up spinning night-long house sessions mixing Latin, Brazilian, disco, and soul. Slanging vinyl 'til dawn turns this DJ on.
Detroit native Eric Blu is a band leader, singer, composer, vocal coach, and public speaker who’s been living in Seattle since 2008. In that time, he’s made many connections in the local soul scene through his own bands, ‘Fast Nasties’ and ‘Eric Blu & The Soul Revue.’ After spending the better part of a decade realizing that local radio didn’t give much action to the incredible soul and funk music being made in Seattle, he approached Rainier Avenue Radio about hosting a show that spotlights those local acts, but also ties what’s happening now to the classics that inspires it. Be sure to check out Eric Blu’s “Soul Party!” every week at Rainieravenueradio.world.
Yvette Dinish & Tyrone Kenney
Yvette and Tyrone are the principals of the Seattle non-profit "God Is...", and hosts of the show of the same name on Rainier Avenue Radio. Yvette and Ty serve South Seattle by assisting with housing and personal and community development.
Born in Fiji, Jim was a professional rugby player for 14 years, playing all over the world and representing Fiji in major sport competitions. He became a radio producer and presenter with Fiji Broadcasting Commission for 7 years, covering community events, major sport events, and guest interviews. He also did commercial voice-overs and was a TV commercial actor. Jim brings this unique experience to Rainier Avenue Radio as host of "Voice of Fiji," which will air in his native Fijian language.
John Funches is a resident of the Central District of Seattle. Born and raised in Seattle, he attended Garfield High and graduated from Roosevelt High School. John was a DJ at local clubs like the Second Ave Oasis in downtown Seattle. He did guest DJ performances at Club Broadway and various Seattle Parks. John was a DJ for Sir Lover the MC, the Emerald City Street Boys (when they were the CD Players) and produced and rapped for the Seattle group, the Darkset. John got into trouble with the law being a street hustler in the 90s and did time in state and federal prison. After getting released in 2006, he changed his life around to work in carpentry and construction joining two unions. John returned to school to finish college. He graduated from the University of Washington with two majors and two minors (African Studies and Political Science). John does radio because of the political nature of the times. With his unique background, he believes that he is qualified to give a specified perspective to politics. John considers himself the new age of political punditry.
Brenda Charles-Edwards is a Seattle native. She grew up in the Central District and attended elementary, junior high and high schools in the area. She is a business owner and the founder and CEO of Black Orchid Notary. Brenda has been a Notary Public since 1992. She has a passion for helping and educating people, especially the elderly. Her expertise as a Notary provides her the opportunity to speak at churches, senior centers and nursing facilities about the importance of having a Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, Wills, and how to help seniors maintain current identification. Brenda is a National Notary Association Ambassador for Washington State and was recognized as a 2017 Notary of the Year Honoree, and as a presenter for two workshops addressing elder financial fraud and abuse. Because of her outstanding volunteer work in the church and in the community, her peers nominated Brenda as an Honoree for Notary of the Year, a national award. Brenda is currently training to be an AARP Fraud Presenter. She was also recently appointed by the Mayor Ed Murray to the Mayor’s Council on African-American Elders. She is married to Reverend Paul Edwards, founder of Antioch Ministry.
Sergio’s Love Lines: a 2-hour request and dedication show focusing on relationships through love songs. Listeners call in and dedicate songs to their loved ones. Keith “Sergio Lacour” Samuels has Worked in Radio stations in Seattle, WA. Portland OR., Denver, CO,. Augusta, GA and Tulsa, OK.
Dan Satterberg is the elected Prosecuting Attorney for King County, and has been with the office for more than 30 years. A Seattle area native, Dan is convinced that criminal justice reform depends on a shared community definition of justice.
Kevin Callahan aka Big Poppy lives in Seattle and loves listening to and discovering music. Kevin enjoys most all types of music from classical to rock, blues to hip-hop, and electronica to world cultures. Jazz, however, is Big Poppy's first love. From the early 20th century through today Big Poppy shares his eclectic jazz collection with listeners on his weekly show Jazz from The Cabinets.
Kirby Fralick, aka Bunker, was born in Houston in 1985 but grew up in Central America. He studied social communications and advertising at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. Bunker moved to Seattle in 2015 after a vacation on the Pacific Coast. A social media and gumbo enthusiast, he hosted “The Bunker Show” and “La Hermandad Show,” two Spanish-language online programs. Bunker loves Rugby and was a founding member of the Guatemala Quetzal Rugby Club in Guatemala City. He's currently studying for his associate's degree at Seattle Central College.
With degrees in Communications and Film Production, D. Frances is a creative professional and life-long artist. From a young age, fascination with Unexplained Phenomena, Ancient Civilizations, Extraterrestrials, Human Origins, Dimensional Shift, Pyramids and indigenous spirituality motivated esoteric studies for over two decades. Travel to ancient and sacred sites in Mexico, Turkey and Egypt deepened her interest in humanity’s spiritual ascension and the resurgence of the Divine Feminine.
Mark is a certified personal trainer and physical therapist aide. He's certified by the American Council on Exercise as a specialist in orthopedic exercise, weight management and fitness nutrition. Mark is a five-time Powerlifting World Champion and is a member of the AAU Washington State Powerlifting Hall of Fame. He holds state, American, and world powerlifting records. Mark's a national powerlifting judge and the AAU Washington State Powerlifting Chairman.
Pastor Robert Jeffrey
Executive Director at cleangreensfarm.com and Reverend at New Hope Baptist Church in Seattle's Central District.
Essence found her love for mass communication in high school while doing the morning announcements, and hosting school assemblies. Something about being able to communicate with a mass amount of people at the same time, was extremely fulfilling and energizing for Essence. From that point on, she decided that her purpose was to bring that same joy and fulfillment to others through radio. She decided to major in Communication studies during her Undergraduate experience at Seattle University, and earned her Master’s degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University in 2012. While a student at Seattle University, Essence interned for X104.5, Fisher Radio (Komo 4 Radio, Star 101.4 and King Classical Radio), as well as for Kube 93 FM. She went on to work in promotions for Fisher Radio for 2 years. Essence did some independent hosting through her own hosting business, The Host with the Most. She did some hosting for Humormill TV in hosting interviews with local comedians, and more. Essence is so excited to be returning to the airwaves and have the opportunity to connect with the community, along with her co-host HimAgain!
I spent 30 years traveling around North America collecting music and adventures. I spent four years running a marijuana smuggling operation. I spent six years in a federal prison as a result of my smuggling operation, and I've spent the last nine years engaged in political activism in Olympia. I began publishing my newsletter in 2011 as an outgrowth of my activism and I began producing my radio show in 2013. I currently support myself with Social Security retirement payments and by selling Real Change in front of the Olympia Food Co-Op.
Diana Ocean (Aunty Diana) is originally from Hawaii, where her love of music, books (and reading), dance, theater and different cultures was fostered by her mother and step-father. Piano lessons as a child, or "keiki" (Hawaiian for "child"), evolved into exploring dance, theater and singing as a teenager. She continued to study music, dance and theater as an adult. Eventually, Aunty Diana's passion for music brought her to Seattle in 2006, in search of collaborators. That journey has brought her to Rainier Avenue Radio, where Keiki Kalabash! looks to build bridges between communities through the arts.
Dj Brandt, host of Good Life Radio, discovered his joy for radio by growing up hearing early 90s hip hop, rnb, alternative and classic rock that was played on the airwaves in his native home of Sacramento, California. With influences ranging from De La Soul To Nirvana, he became inspired to collect and share the music that he loved to inspire a collective joy with listeners.
‘Jungle’ Jon Adams has been off and on spinning funk and jam music on the air since 2000, from 1999-2005 at WFIT-FM and more recently at Valley 104.9 FM KAPY FM with Toasted Jams. When not building funky playlists for radio, he writes code at Microsoft and plays funk guitar.