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Alana Bell, Goodnight Lovers!

A Seattle Native, Alana Belle has been steeped in the tradition of late-night R&B for as long as she can remember. Alana grew up in a house full of music- thanks to her Dad’s legendary vinyl connection coupled with her mother’s love of Burt Bacharach-esque ballads. Ever so often, Alana’s father would bring she and her siblings downstairs for “school” and Alana instantly fell in love with the sound of the needle hitting the vinyl. She hasn’t looked back since.

 

Alana’s love of music doesn’t end at listening, as she is a musician in her own right. Alana has released three projects (Indian Summer, Eastern Standard Time, and The New Romantic) in addition to lending her sultry vocals to musicians locally and globally.

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Alex Medina,
NW Rap Game & NW Real Estate Beat

Local Real Estate Broker, local homeowner & lifelong resident Alex Medina talks about the local Seattle and surrounding markets. We feature a special guest broker on each episode. We discuss all buyer questions & seller questions. We cover market trends and cover topics about improving credit as well. We cover real estate news and gossip. 30 mins. We will be playing original hip hop beats/instrumentals produced by Alex aka DJ MEDINA in the background as we discuss all these topics.

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Bert Caoili - Fil-Am Radyo

Bert (aka Kuya Bert) has served as President in several Pacific Asian and Filipino community groups, including the Pacific Asian Empowerment Program, the Coalition of Filipino-American Organizations, and Filipino Community of Seattle. He was also a District Governor for Lions MD 19. Bert was the co-host of the popular radio Program Bert & Bebot, and has produced Fil-Am Radyo from Rainier Avenue Radio's inception through today.

Bert Caoli - Fil-Am Radyo

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 Bk Presents Radio / Television Podcast. To hear more interviews by Bk Presents go to: www.bkpresents.com  apple podcast app: Bk Presents   google play app: Bk Presents

Our Tag Line: " Promoting Good News in Contemporary Fashion "

Bryant Osborne, BK Presents

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 Bk Presents Radio / Television Podcast. To hear more interviews by Bk Presents go to: www.bkpresents.com  apple podcast app: Bk Presents   google play app: Bk Presents

Our Tag Line: " Promoting Good News in Contemporary Fashion "

Brenda Charles-Edwards, Seniors Matter

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. 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. 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 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.

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.

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Carmelle Bias, Women Empowerment Radio

Founder of Women in Business Expo Group., CEO of Masque Inc.

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Chad Anderson
Lyrically We Stand & NW Rap Game

Engineer and show host of Lyrically We Stand and NW Rap Game

Cindi Bright, Heartbeat Radio

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. 

Dana Walker, The Thunderbolt

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.

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Daniel Belles aka D-Money - Fresh Juice

D-Money aka Daniel Belles has been hosting his hip hop & r&b show #FreshJuice for over 10 years interviewing local and national artists and playing the newest and freshest cuts of the week. He cut his teeth in college radio at 88.1 FM the Burg quickly winning awards for "Best Personality" and "Best Specialty Show" before taking his talents to Tacoma hip hop station Juice Radio where he also served as Program & Music Director. In 2016 Daniel joined what was to become Rainier Avenue Radio first as News Director, but eventually becoming the Assistant Program Director and show producer for the majority of the station's programs which he still serves to date. Outside of hip hop D-Money owns a small Bombay cat named Linda, is interested in time travel, space, astrology, cooking, history, and exotic locales.

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Darran Bruce, The DJ Sessions

With over 28 years in the nightlife industry, Mr, Bruce has extensive and in-depth knowledge of the electronic music scene. For the last 10 years he has produced the live streaming Twitch Featured Partner series "The DJ Sessions" that features celebrity and local DJ’s. He has also Executive Produced shows to NBC and FOX and has been Featured in the iTunes Music Store.

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Dennis Weaver,
Change Your Food-Change Your Life

Lifelong student of the food trades. Masters Degree, Michigan State University. Educator, entertainer, advocate and activist. Dennis has personally inspired huge crowds of adults and high school students, individuals and store tour groups, jump-starting their Journey to the Good Food Life for their own GOOD HEALTH!
Dennis has Produced LIVE Change Your Food - Change Your Life!™ Shows FULL of SONG, STORY, TESTIMONIALS and The GREAT ORGANIC GOOD FOOD GIVEAWAYS. Dennis is a Writer and has appeared on TV and Radio and is a thought-leader in the Organic Industry. He also recently Produced the hit CHANGE YOUR FOOD - CHANGE YOUR LIFE!™ Presents: GOOD LiViN Compilation CD Album: Original songs CELEBRATING the JOY Organic Good Food brings to LIFE and has been PLAYED & HEARD in 194 Countries and Territories, Armed Forces Radio Europe & Pacific, all 50 State and Washington DC, attracting ‘Officially’ Registered FANS from ‘round the World.

Dennis L. Weaver, Founder, Change Your Food - Change Your Life!™, a FUN, high-energy GOOD HEALTH Edutainment Company designed to inform, encourage, coach and INSPIRE people to make 100% Organic Good Food Choices, FOODS that are LIFE-GIVING, NOT life-diminishing.

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Ebony - Bawsule Outlet

My name is Ebony Washington. I’m the owner of Yonic V-Spa, Royal Kings Spa & TopNotch Barbershop in Lacey, Washington. I’m also a big part of my community, as well as a Board Member with the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce.

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Edwin Bailey, Monday Night Sports with Dupe and Edwin

Edwin R. Bailey is from Georgia, attended South Carolina State University and earned his degree at Charter Oak State College. Edwin is a Seahawks Legend Guard with a career spanning over a decade. He now serves as a special education teacher at Mount Rainier High School, and is also a published author of Soul Bearer! A book of personal essays from nine men.   Edwin is a core member of Rainier Avenue Radio's Sportcast team providing commentary at our high school sports broadcastsadcasts.

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Harris Francis aka Dirty Harry
Traffic Jam

After leaving the radio station, Dirty Harry did consultant work with local brands in radio and worked on fashion projects at a product placement level as he sought to pursue a new forward motion of growth where he could apply his knowledge and creativity. Now, Harris as joined forces with Fremont’s #1 Real Estate Firm as VP of Marketing and Events at Katrina Eileen real estate.

Now he's back on the air with RainierAvenueRadio.world for #TrafficJam, Monday through Friday 4 to 6pm

 From his earliest high school years, Harris Francis had a desire and drive to be part of the  entertainment world. He began working with Nes Rodriguez of Crazy Pinoy Promotions which led to a position as Def Jam Record’s Northwest Representative. He then landed with iHeartRADIO. With the skill set he learned at Def Jam, combined with his ever-growing connections to artists and managers, From 1997-2016 iHeartRADIO was Dirty Harry’s home,  Monday through Friday 3 PM to 7 PM.  For much of that time, the show which was hosted by Eric Powers and Harris and was #1 in its genre. Dirty Harry was the executive producer of the brand and was also active in concert/event planning, new sales growth, and marketing initiatives/projects. Harris also helped map out blue prints for a singularly spectacular event called Summer Jam where he was on stage, mostly at the Gorge, for 16 years, working the crowd and introducing top talent such as Beyonce with Destiny’s Child, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and 50 Cent. 

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Johnny Quroya - Wellspring of Life

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. 

John Yasutake - Seattle Here & Now

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.

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Juan Cotto - Sportcaster

Juan Cotto is the Director of Community Outreach for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA working 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 graduated from O’Dea High School,  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, serves as Offensive Coordinator at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School, and 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.

Kevin Callahan aka Big Poppy, Jazz From the Cabinets

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.

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Kim Suazo aka Ly the Unorthodox Qween, My Big Black Mouth

Ly The Unorthodox Qween is a Seattle native. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from Washington State University and loves the simple things in life like family, fun, and food! She enjoys listening to music, playing with her Bluenose Kairo, and living her best life by any means necessary! A scripture that she lives by is Galatians 1:10.

Mac McGregor, You Can Make a Difference

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. 

Mark Bryant, Fitness Corner

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.    

Mazvita Maraire
Seattle Sports Weekly & Metro Sports Weekly

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.

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Mila Graham - Fil-Am Radyo

Mila has lived in Australia and the Phillippines. Her media career includes work as a presenter on Radio Phillippines 102.7 FM, and as an account executive for GMA Channel 7 in the Phillippines.

Mondo Banchero, Mondo's World

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.

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Monique Le

Monique Le has called Seattle home for over 20 years. Previously, she was an experienced Wealth Manager for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for 10 years before taking time off to raise her 2 lovely daughters. Currently, she is back at work helping singles and couples find and build lasting relationships at Seattle Love Broker, a premier relationship consulting and matchmaking company. 

Monique has penned columns for 2 local newspapers since 2005, covering topical events and fascinating people of Washington State. She has earned a professional Vietnamese – English translator and interpreter certificate by the State of Washington. Monique is a University of Washington Business School graduate and a Mensa International member since 2002.

Monique serves the community as host, MC, spokeswoman, and pageant judge.  She is proud to be involved with the National Women’s Political Caucus. 

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, watching reality TV and PBS programs with her children.

DJ Naphtali, Reggae Hour

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.‌

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DJ Nasty Nes - KFOX Nightbeat

Nasty Nes Rodriguez moved with his family from the Phillippines to Seattle when he was 10. He produced Freshtracks, the first hip-hop radio show on the West Coast, for 1250 FOX. In 1985 he founded Nastymix Records with Sir Mix-A-Lot, who produced two gold- and platinum-certified albums. Nes' 40-year radio career has landed him on KFOX, KCMU, KUBE, KDAY, KMEL, and PowersRadio.com. Nes is the CEO and co-founder of www.RapAttackLives.com, breaking and promoting new hip hop music to college rap radio shows since 1985. 

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-hosted 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.

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Paul L. Schneiderman, Sports & Stuff

Paul is a Seattle native and 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 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 charitable and civic ventures.

Rick Dupree, Monday Night Sports With Dupe & Edwin

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.

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Robbie Tubbs, Neon Ghost Show

I grew up watching guys like Denis Leary & Eddie Murphy, guys who pull now punches & call it like it is. They taught me don't ever be afraid of any conversation. I believe life is a comedy written by Dr. Seuss and directed by Todd Phillips, so grab a helmet, buckle up and get it after. 

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Sean Taeschner - The Sean Taeschner Show

Sean Taeschner has been a resident of Washington State since 1964 and has been a banker, builder, and school teacher. Sean began his podcast in 2019 with RainierAvenueRadio.World has completed over 100 shows, many of them involving varying subjects. Sean's goal is to allow respectful dialogue on all sides of the political spectrum, as well as religious beliefs and gives every guest the chance to be heard without his or her comments being edited out.

Sergio Lacour, Love Lines

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.

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DJ 3rd Degree - Coast to Coast Hip Hop Show

DJ 3rd Degree is the host of The Coast to Coast Hip Hop Show. He is part of the Rap Attack DJ crew, reporting to Nasty Nes, the Godfather of Seattle Hip Hop. He is the DJ/Producer for The High Children from Seattle, WA. DJ 3rd Degree is also a #1 charted rapper/singer/music producer, creating music for his own catalog, as well as for others (Pure Order, Xpression, The High Children).  He is always looking to help out new and established artists bring their vision of music to the world. He also writes a review column for rapattacklives.com called DJ 3rd Degree’s Fire Pick of the Week. 

Tony B. - Street Beat

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.

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Vicky Navarro - Fil-Am Radyo

Vicky is the co-host of Fil-Am Radyo, and the co-owner of Art's of Love. She has worked in various roles with several local organizations, including Community Navigator at King County Public Health, Vice President of Lend A Hand Community Outreach, Volunteer Community Liaison with King County Promotores Network, and Interim Program Director at City Of Seven Lakes Association Of Washington. 

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Yvette Dinish & Tyrone Kenney - God Is

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.