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‘WDKK Radio’ Host Darryl Williams: Got a Job—and Couldn’t Ask for a Better One

Whether you’re a soul enthusiast, funk aficionado or R&B devotee, Darryl Williams is the man for you. As host of WDKK Radio, he regularly sits down with legends in each genre for in-depth discussions that cover everything from their creative inspiration to career peaks (and valleys). Darryl’s guests in the past year alone have included Billy Paul, Jeffrey Osborne, The Ohio Players, The Brothers Johnson, Otis Williams of The Temptations, Gil Saunders of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge. And if it seems that Darryl, who makes his home in Dayton, Ohio—and serves as chief visionary officer for radio-station management company Full Cirkle Media Group there—has an inside track on the music biz, that’s because he does. His dad, Kae Williams Sr., was a broadcasting pioneer who not only worked the Philly radio circuit, but also managed The Silhouettes—and wrote the doo-wop group’s No. 1 hit, Get a Job. And on that note (Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip), we give you this week’s SoundBits subject, Darryl “The Soul Man” Williams…

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Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?

WDKK features the absolute finest in legacy artists. Not only do you hear the stories behind these great performers, but you get up close and personal with them, while getting their advice for aspiring talent. Scattered in between are history lessons in music and broadcasting that you just won’t find anywhere else in radio.

Darryl: Keeping the family legacy alive on BTR.

Darryl: Keeping his musical heritage alive on BlogTalkRadio.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

(1) I am a second-generation broadcaster. I grew up in and around the music industry, which has given me a unique perspective on the radio and recording industries.

(2) The late Solomon Burke was my godfather. He acknowledged during one my shows that I was the first Internet radio interview he had done—just as my father was the first traditional radio personality to play his records on the air. What an incredible honor. Continue reading

Daily Highlights: Friday October 22, 2010

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Saints News Radio’s Kyle Mosley kicks it with New Orleans Saint Danny Clark, who began his NFL career with the Jaguars and went on to play for the Raiders and Giants. The Super Bowl XLIV champ will weigh in on the current season and, of course the 18-game debate.
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Tomorrow Will Be Televised’s Simon Applebaum welcomes Damian Kindler, executive producer of the Syfy series Sanctuary, about a 158-year-old scientist whose team seeks out intelligent non-humans in an effort to learn from and assist them.
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WDKK Radio host Darryl Williams grooves with Lakeside, those funkmeisters who charted during the ‘70s and ‘80s with tracks like Outrageous and Raid, as well as their No. 1 hit, Fantastic Voyage, which Coolio sampled in 1994.
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Host Rev Rhonda goes one-on-one with psychic medium Lauri Moore, a featured investigator on Animal Planet’s The Haunted, who also hosts her own paranormal radio show, Moonlight Messages, on WSBG-FM in Stroudsburg, Pa.

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Daily Highlights: Friday; October 14, 2010

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BlogTalkRadio rolls into Vegas for live coverage of BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2010. Beginning today at 10:30am PT, we’re interviewing a host of thought leaders, including The Hotline’s Reid Wilson, Ford Motor Co.’s Scott Monty and GeekBeat.TV’s Cali Lewis.


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Little Brown welcomes The Horse Whisperer author Nicholas Evans, whose latest novel, The Brave, tells the story of an 8-year-old boy who immerses himself in the world of cowboys and Indians to escape his oppressive boarding-school life.


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Jazzin Em Up host Cres O’Neal swings with Grammy- and Emmy- winning composer Patrick Williams, who has scored 25 TV series, including Monk and Columbo, and 65 feature films, including All of Me and Breaking Away.
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Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon sits down with San Francisco-based film blogger Omar Moore, who’ll be a regular contributor on Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, a weekly movie-review program coming in January that takes up where Ebert and Roeper left off.
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Grand Central Publishing Senior Editor Selina McLemore welcomes Tell Me Something True author Leila Cobo, and Belinda M. Gonzalez-Leon from the National Hispana Leadership Institute for a discussion on how Latinas are strengthening our nation’s social fabric.
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WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams celebrates his 2-year anniversary on BlogTalkRadio (you the man, DA!) with a visit from The Whispers, who charted throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s with dance hits like And the Beat Goes On, Rock Steady and In Love Forever.

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Daily Highlights: Friday; September 30, 2010

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Movie Geeks United hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis roll out the blood-red carpet for Halloween star Danielle Harris, who takes on swamp-dwelling killer Victor Crowley in Hatchet II, opening today. Plus: Hatchet series writer-director Adam Green.
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Tomorrow Will Be Televised’s Simon Applebaum welcomes Anthony E. Zuiker, creator and executive producer of CBS’ CSI franchise. Anthony will fill us in on the third spin-off he’s developing. Plus: Butch Hartman, creator of Nickelodeon’s The FairlyOdd Parents.
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Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman cuts loose with John Caparulo of E!’s Chelsea Lately. The funnyman, who has toured with Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show and Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation, will tell us where he’s appearing next (and maybe slip in a few new jokes).
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WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams pays tribute to Dick Griffey, founder of Solar Records—which launched such acts as Whispers, Shalamar and Lakeside—who passed away Sept. 24. Former Solar artist Wardell Potts Jr. drops in to share his memories of the R&B pioneer.
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123 Film!’s Sam Heer goes one-on-one with Ben Gluck, who worked as a storyboard artist on such Disney films as Dinosaur and Emperor’s New Groove, before going on to direct Brother Bear 2 and the new 3D spectacle Alpha and Omega.
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E2 Radio sits down with MXenergy CIO Wayne Sadin, who discusses the trials, tribulations of dealing with massive amounts of data in a wide variety of incompatible formats. But don’t fret: He’s got a host of best practices that can help alleviate your data headaches.

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Daily Highlights; August 6, 2010

ashley-juddAt noon: Mayor Ashley Judd? Senator Judd? President Judd? Could be—as the Helen star herself reveals on Milling About, “I just graduated Harvard,” she says. “It’s a possibility that I could run for office some day. I mean, the Kennedy School is certainly the ultimate formal power factory.”
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On Demand Women on the Move mixes it up with TV idol Antonio Sabato Jr., who’s also a professional auto racer. The former Calvin Klein model chats about his recent entree into the Mini Cooper circuit. “The car is just astonishing,” he says of the iconic British roadster. “It’s really fun to drive.”
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At 9 PM Mutha Knows host Mutha gets up close and personal with Shaunie O’Neal, the estranged wife of NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal who created Basketball Wives. The mother of five will chat about what’s coming up on Season 2 of the hit VH1 reality series.
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At 8 PM WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams grooves with multi-platinum R&B artist Jeffrey Osborne, who began his career in 1969 with a group called Love Men Ltd., before going solo a decade later and charting with such hits as Love Power and On the Wings of Love
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At 5 PM Red Velvet Media host Holly Stephey welcomes Grammy-winning engineer Dennis Ferrante, who has worked with A-listers from Elvis Presley to John Lennon. But now he needs a heart transplant, so his gifted pals—many of whom will be calling in—are banding together to help.
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On Demand: Bish Talk Radio host Bre Sylvia hangs with singer-actress Drew Sidora, who made her name as Chantel on the Disney Channel series That’s So Raven and more recently played a fictionalized version of herself the CW dramedy The Game.


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Weekly Best Shows: Week of July 12, 2010

penny-hardaway-2On The Bottom Line Sports Show: Penny Hardaway wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He’s ready, willing and able to return to pro hoops—and is jonesing to play side-by-side with LeBron James. “I haven’t lost my jump shot,” our all-star contributor, 38, says. “I still have something to offer any team in the NBA.”

carlson-olbermann4On Mediaite.com Tucker Carlson claims no personal ill-will toward Keith Olbermann, he sure is reveling in the cyber-battle he picked with the MSNBC anchor—a former colleague—by nailing down the rights to KeithOlbermann.com. “It’s amusing as hell!” the Fox News contributor tells us.

patricia-richardson Buzzworthy Radio’s NaVell Lee goes one-on-one with Patricia Richardson, who played Jill Taylor on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. The Emmy winner will chat about her role in the upcoming flick Beautiful Wave, and in tonight’s Jensen Project on NBC.

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Host Christopher Reburn channels fellow master psychic Lisa Williams, bestselling author of Life Among the Dead and star of the Lifetime series of the same name, now in its second season. Lisa will chat about her upcoming tour of her native England and other European nations.

queen-latifah1Sounds like Queen Latifah may have the patter of little feet in her sights. “As an adult, as a I looked back on how my mom raised us,” the superstar tells our wOw Effect host, “I was so thoroughly impressed, and I figured, If I can be just half the mother she is, I’ll be doing just fine.”

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WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams grooves with Marshall Thompson, leader of the legendary ‘70s soul quartet The Chi-Lites, who charted with such tunes as Oh Girl and Have You Seen Her. MT will chat about the group’s current tour with “The ‘70s Soul Jam.”

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Programming Highlights: July 16, 2010

penny-hardaway-2On The Bottom Line Sports Show: Penny Hardaway wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He’s ready, willing and able to return to pro hoops—and is jonesing to play side-by-side with LeBron James. “I haven’t lost my jump shot,” our all-star contributor, 38, says. “I still have something to offer any team in the NBA.” (On demand.)

kellie-martin At 10:30 AM Kellie Martin, who played Becca Thacher on Life Goes On, drops in on Buzzworthy Radio to chat about The Jensen Project, which debuts tonight on NBC. Co-starring Patricia Richardson, the flick tells the story of a family’s race to stop a dangerous technology from falling into the wrong hands.
patricia-richardsonAt 11:30 AM Buzzworthy Radio’s NaVell Lee goes one-on-one with Patricia Richardson, who played Jill Taylor on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. The Emmy winner will chat about her role in the upcoming flick Beautiful Wave, and in tonight’s Jensen Project on NBC.
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At 2 PM Host Christopher Reburn channels fellow master psychic Lisa Williams, bestselling author of Life Among the Dead and star of the Lifetime series of the same name, now in its second season. Lisa will chat about her upcoming tour of her native England and other European nations.

queen-latifah1At 3 PM Sounds like Queen Latifah may have the patter of little feet in her sights. “As an adult, as a I looked back on how my mom raised us,” the superstar tells our wOw Effect host, “I was so thoroughly impressed, and I figured, If I can be just half the mother she is, I’ll be doing just fine.”
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At 7 PM WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams grooves with Marshall Thompson, leader of the legendary ‘70s soul quartet The Chi-Lites, who charted with such tunes as Oh Girl and Have You Seen Her. MT will chat about the group’s current tour with “The ‘70s Soul Jam.”

leonard-lowe At 8:30 PM Host Cyrus Webb sits down with Leonard Rowe, longtime friend of Michael Jackson and the Gloved One’s manager at the time of his death. Leonard will chat about his new book, What Really Happened To Michael Jackson, and his feelings on Michael’s legacy.

*All show times EST .

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Programming Highlights; July 9, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

 

mark-ruffaloAt noon Just because Mark Ruffalo looks like a certain whacked-out cult leader who killed more than 70 people doesn’t mean he’s going to play him on the silver screen. “I’m not doing that,” the star tells host Robin Milling of the David Koresh biopic. “I read it immediately and passed on it.”

 

tara-maitra At 3 PM Tomorrow Will Be Televised host Simon Apple sits down with Tara Maitra, senior vice president of content for TiVo. Plus: Gary Randall, executive producer of The Glades, A&E’s new drama series launching July 11.

 

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At 430 PM Host Caleb Jones kicks it with Nick Kosir, the Beaumont, Texas, meteorologist who’s been rapping his forecasts for a year now, much to the delight of his Fox 4 audience—not to mention fans nationwide who’ve logged onto his funky reports more than 500,000 times.

 

trey-lorenzAt 5 PM Host Sharon Nelson hangs with singer-songwriter Trey Lorenz, who began his career as a backup vocalist for Mariah Carey and last year dueted with the diva at Michael Jackson’s memorial service. Trey will chat about the gospel album he’s got in the works for 2011.

 

bill-cobbsAt 7 PM WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams kicks back with Bill Cobbs, who has graced such flicks as Trading Places, Night at the Museum, Silkwood and The Bodyguard, not to mention countless TV series. Bill will chat about what he’s got in the works—at age 76.

 

rodney-perry-2At 9 PM Host Mutha hangs with Rodney Perry, formerly of BlogTalkRadio’s Rodney Perry Live and now co-host of BET’s The Mo’Nique Show. Rodney will fill us in on his big-screen projects, including his role in the Cedric the Entertainer comedy Chicago Pulaski Jones.

 

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