Coffee with the Counselor
Adair L. Hasty-Vannoy, M.Ed LMHC CMHS MHP CS
Adair completed her graduate and undergraduate education at Seattle University; and is in process of completing a Ph.D., in Transformational Leadership. For more than 25 years Adair has served children, incarcerated persons, and at-risk youth and their families spanning diverse ethnic, religious and socioeconomic cultures. As a former community mental health therapist, lay counselor and social worker with the State of Washington.
It was her early experiences as the eldest of five children, growing up in a chaotic, single-parent household that birthed within her the passion for helping others find emotional, physical and spiritual health. Her faith is central to all endeavors she undertakes ~ seeking to empower others with the truth of God’s Word,” is her purpose.
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.
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.
Andrew Nunez, Sea Monster Radio
Andrew is the CEO of Sea Monster Lounge in Wallingford Seattle and also a musician who curates jazz and soul performers. He is also a father of two!
Avery Kidd-Waddell, The Bridge
Avery has been a professional actor for 23 years. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he studied theater at ETA under the tutelage of Ranako Jahi before going on the study theater and film at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He has appeared in over 50 feature films and television shows and as many national commercials. Films include Road Trip, The New Guy, Sucker Free City and In Too Deep. Guest starring television appearances include “Fuller House”, “Unsolved the murders of Tupac and Biggie”, “Love Is”, and “Law and Order ”.
To date, Avery has written and directed three short films, two which have been official selections and audience favorites of The Martha's Vineyard HBO Black Film Festival, The Texas Black Film Festival, The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, and The Hollywood Black Film Festival. His short film ,Dreaming, won best short film at the Brevard North Carolina International Film Festival as well as being a nominee for the Satchi and Satchi visionary award in the Martha’s Vineyard HBO Black Film Festival.
Avery’s feature film writing and directorial debut, Questions, won best feature film in the 2018 Charlotte Black Film Festival. Avery received the award for best actor as well from that festival. Questions, also had a very successful screening at the 2018 Langston Hughes Black Film Festival.
Bert Caoili, Fil-am Radyo
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.
Brandt Dye, Good Life Radio
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.
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.
Cameron Sparks, Upscale Ignorance
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.
Carmelle Bias, Women Empowerment Radio
Founder of Women in Business Expo Group., CEO of Masque Inc.
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.
Cliff Cawthon, Politics Off the Cuff
Cliff Cawthon is a local politico, organizer and educator. Hailing from Buffalo, NY, he currently lives in South Seattle’s Hillman City with his partner. Cliff has been working in politics for fifteen years, and the last four years in Washington State has taken him from the Peninsula to Spokane 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.
D. Frances, Dark Light & the 5th Dimension
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.
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.
Daniel Belles aka D-Money - Fresh Juice
Assistant Program 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.
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.
Change Your Food-Change Your Life
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.
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.
Diana Ocean, Keiki Kalabash
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 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.
Edwin Bailey, Bulldog Blues
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.
Elmer Dixon, Keeping It Real
Elmer Dixon is currently President of Executive Diversity Services, an organizational development firm in Seattle, Washington.
Elmer has over 30 years of experience in designing practical, innovative solutions to organizational challenges that increase the cultural competency of the organization and its 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 ™ that has benefited EDS’s diverse clients including United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, the University of California, Davis, United States Gypsum, Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, American Red Cross, Exelon, Mobil Oil, PepsiCo, and Catherine T. and John D. MacArthur Foundation and JC Penney and the Cities of Seattle, Portland and Berkeley among others.
Elmer brings his work with specialized training in working across cultures from leading interculturalists at several universities in Europe and the United States. As a former activist and current diversity consultant, he has served as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator for a variety of US organizations including Illinois Police Chief’s
Midwest Security Conference, SIETAR US, and SIETAR Europa, and SIETAR France. Elmer guest lectures annually at JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyvaskyla, Finland on topics related to Strategic Diversity Management, Unconscious Bias, Intercultural Conflict, Cross Cultural Competence and Team Development and has taught regularly at Espeme, an undergraduate program of the Edhec Business School in Lille and Nice France.
Eric Blu, Soul Party
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.
Fysah, Traffic Jam
Fysah is a singer / songwriter / musician with three albums and co-host of Traffic Jam with Dirty Harry weekdays 4-6pm PST.
Granville Emerson, Lidline Sports
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.
Harris Francis aka Dirty Harry
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.
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
Jalal Wilson, Single Father Project
I'm a single father on a journey, raising my 4 children: I have 3 boys, 14,10, 6; and a daughter, 13.
James Gerde aka James Street, After Dark
James is a Lead Engineer for RainierAvenueRadio.World,
And is also Show host of After Dark, live every Tuesday at midnight.
Jayne Forbes, Gravity Work
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.
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.
Kameko Thomas, Epilogue
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 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. 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.” 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.
K-Cee Deeva, Northwest Connection
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 hosted her own show interviewing R&B greats such as Roger/Zapp, Jodeci, Brian McKnight. She later joined the ABC affiliate, KOMO AM 1000 as a daily talk show producer, writer and on-air personality, also for KCTS 9 pledge drives.
K-Cee created KC Media Strategies, a boutique media, publicity and special events company where she developed publicity campaigns for non-profit organizations, theatrical productions and local films. K-Cee currently works in communications for local government entities, but is excited to be back in the radio game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Morgan Mo' Gilkeson, Founder/ Drummer.
Davy Nefos, Creative Director/ Drummer.
Karen KZ Zammit, Media Director/ Promoter.
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.
Paul Pearson, Star Time
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.
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.
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.
Rick Dupree - Sports Director
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.
Neon Ghost Show
Robin Clayton -Traveler's Guide to Venus & Mars
Robin Neal, humorously deemed 'Princess Robin' by friends, is a Georgia Peach who moved to the Seattle area when she was 11 and 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!!) and worked at the University of Washington for many years. Although her career is in higher ed, Robin's 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 daughter to two wonderful parents.