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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…


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 14, 2010


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Thousands of live radio shows broadcast live everyday on BlogTalkRadio. Find out what’s on live now.

Programming Highlights; March 12, 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:

band-dude-for-christieAt 1 PM Hitmaker Tommy James of The Shondells joins Robin Milling at Kennedy’s to chat about his career and new autobiography, Me, The Mob and The Music.



paul-van-for-christieAt 1 PM Paul Lawrence Vann shares insight on being founder and creative director of Speaker Success TV, a video library that provides content rich information and expertise on how to overcome stage fright for public speaking success.



some-music-chick-for-christieAt 7 PM Member of chart-topping pop group Sister Sledge, known for their hit song “We Are Family,” Kathy Sledge returns to WDKK Radio to talk about her current projects and upcoming performances.



purple-black-dudes-for-christieAt 10 PM Colored People welcomes Harry Elston, who formed an R&B group called the Hi Fi’s, to talk about his work with group Friends of Distinction, and the success of their album, Grazin.



que-for-christieAt 11 PM Equan and Don welcomes ousted Day 26 member Qwanell “Que” Mosley to talk about his experience on P. Diddy’s Making the Band 4 and his music career.



Thousands of live radio shows broadcast live everyday on BlogTalkRadio. Find out what’s on live now.

Programming Highlights; February 19, 2010

Tune in to some great live content today on BlogTalkRadio.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

deletingl1At 11 AM Autism Women’s Network welcomes Sara Childers, an 18 year old autistic college student, to talk about her work at an animal sanctuary, and the unspoken bond she shares with them.


deletinglaterToday at 1 PM Former Sopranos star Dominic Chianese, currently starring in The Last New Yorker, joins Robin Milling of Milling About for good old-fashioned deli and conversation at Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop.


deletinglateAt 2 PM EST Adam Falcon, guitarist and singer-songwriter, joins Mr. Media to talk about his career, and penning chart-topping songs like “In Search of a Dream” and “True Blue,” both sung by George Benson.


deletinglatAlso at 2 PM Train With Shane welcomes Beyond Blogging authors Nathan Hangen and Mike CJ to discuss the book, profile top 15 bloggers and wrap up what’s hot in social media.


deletinglaAt 7 PM WDKK Radio welcomes Ricky “Freeze” Smith to talk about touring with Morris Day and The Time, producing and working on hit soundtracks and music videos, and writing tracks for Gladys Knight and The Pips, Angie Stone and Dynasty.


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