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Legendary Production Trio Organized Noize Top The Charts Again With Janelle Monae’s #1 Hit...

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Radio Facts: Originally published November 15, 2018 – Legendary production trio Organized Noize has quietly crept back to the top of the charts with the success of their latest banger, Janelle Monae's hit song "I Like That," as the track reaches #1 on Billboard's "Adult R&B Songs" chart. Originally debuting at #2 on Billboard's "Top TV Songs" chart after being featured in the wildly popular HBO seriesInsecure, "I Like That" is an introspective song that showcases Monae's confidence and delight in her idiosyncrasies as a nonconformist. The song really hit home with music lovers, peaking at #14 on Billboard's "Hot R&B Songs" chart. Founders of the Dungeon Family, which introduced acclaimed acts like OutkastGoodie Mob and more, Organized Noizehelped to lay the blueprint for Atlanta hip-hop. The Grammy Award-winning producers are also responsible for setting the ground work for what is now known as trap music and continue to work with artists like Future and Big Krit to push the ever evolving southern hip-hop culture forward. In pursuit of their own passion for music, the production trio comprised of Ray MurrayRico Wade and Sleepy Brown created a movement that has broken records and defined careers. The 2016 Netflix documentary The Art of Organized Noize revealed the crew's impact on music culture and game them the recognition they deserved. It is impossibe to ignore that Organized Noizechanged the face of hip-hop forever. Beyond legacy, Organized Noize remains at the forefront of the culture with songs like "I Like That," and other recent releases. Currently, they are in the studio working with Dungeon Family alums Goodie MobBig Boi and Scar, as well as Atlanta newcomer Deante Hitchcock and rising New Orleans rapper Pell.

Jenna Owens Leaving Kidd Kraddick Morning Show”


Jenna Owens to Leave Daily Co-Host Role on “The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show” After 12 Years to Focus on Her Exploding Business

Radio Facts: This morning, Jenna Owens announced that she is leaving her daily co-host role with YEA Networks’ syndicated “The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show” to focus on her “Fitish” skin care business that is growing exponentially.

Owens started with the show more than 12 years ago and was promoted to co-host in January 2010. Fans won’t completely lose her voice as she’ll continue her weekly “That’s What I Like” segment each Friday and will become a correspondent for the show, doing press junkets in New York and LA, reporting live from events like SXSW, Coachella and more.

“I feel honored to have spent the last 12 years of my life with such a talented group of people, carrying on the great Kidd Kraddick legacy. Kidd always said “Keep Lookin Up” and that mentality is precisely what led me to start my own business Fitish,” said Owens. “Though I will miss so many facets of this show, I am excited and energized to embark on this new chapter of my life with the Fitish brand. I am very much looking forward to working with my radio brother J-Si on our new Fitish podcast and remaining a correspondent on the show, almost as much as I am looking forward to no longer waking up at 4am:)”

Shawn Nunn, President of YEA Networks added, “We’re so proud of Jenna and all that she has contributed to the show over the years. Although we are sad to see her go, we’re very excited to continue watching Fitish become a global brand that she has worked so hard to build. I’m pleased that Jenna will remain part of the YEA family and I can’t wait to see what all she’ll bring to the show as a correspondent.”

In addition to the correspondent role, she’ll be teaming with her “The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show” co-host, J-Si Chavez, to launch a weekly podcast, also called “Fitish,” that will be produced and distributed by YEA. The Fitish Podcast will debut next Wednesday, March 4th. 

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Radio Facts: The 35th Annual Stellar Awards nominates WYCA Rejoice 102.3FM afternoon hosts Debra Rhodes-Pettigrew and Norris Thompson as finalist in the Gospel Announcer of the Year category.

You can hear Rejoice in the Afternoon with Deb and Norris, Monday through Friday 2pm -5pm on WYCA 102.3FM or listen live at REJOICE102.com.

“Being nominated for Announcer of the Year at the 35th Annual Stellar Awards is the greatest highlight of my 12-year media career. This nomination brought me to tears, and my heart was overjoyed because it means that the formula of God is working through me.  I look forward to joining the Gospel community in Las Vegas to celebrate and honor Gospel movers, shakers and history makers. Thank you, Stellar Committee.” -Norris Thompson

"It is truly an honor, and a pleasure, to be a nominee for the 35th Annual Stellar Awards Radio Announcer of The Year. I look forward to sharing the stage in Las Vegas, with my colleagues from across the country, as we celebrate and continue to spread the Gospel."  

-Debra Rhodes-Pettigrew

“We are truly excited and proud of our Rejoice 102.3 Family, Debra Rhodes-Pettigrew and Norris Thompson on their 2020 Stellar Award Radio Announcer of the Year nomination. We are celebrating with you as you continue to uplift and inspire.”

-Tracy Y. Williamson-Program Director/WYCA Rejoice 102.3 FM

The Gospel Music Radio Awards Showcase will take place during the Stellar Awards week of festivities in Las Vegas, NV at the Orleans Showroom, Thursday, March 26th – 2:00 – 4:00pm.

LECRAE Talks About forthcoming Book, “I AM RESTORED”


Lecrae Songs from forthcoming album Restoration and New Book Chronical the Process of Healing.

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Two-time GRAMMY award-winning hip-hop artist, entrepreneur, speaker, thought leader, philanthropist, and New York Times bestselling author Lecrae Moore has signed a contract with Zondervan for his new book, "I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith," which releases October 13, 2020.

In his first book, the New York Times bestseller Unashamed, Lecrae was transparent about adversities experienced in his life—childhood abuse, drugs, alcoholism, a stint in rehab, abortion, growing up fatherless, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt. In I Am Restored, Lecrae shares how growing stronger in his faith has helped him create transformation in the lives of others. Lecrae bares his soul, sharing deep wounds, past trauma, and conflicts with family, church, and personal challenges in hopes that his process of restoration will help others.

“My forthcoming album, Restoration, chronicles the process of healing, and my book, I Am Restored, is about the journey toward healing,” says Lecrae. “My prayer is that I Am Restored will inspire readers to embrace the freedom and healing they need and to escape the despair, anxiety, doubt, and fear so many of us battle.”

“We need more artists willing to break barriers like Lecrae,” says Mick Silva, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Zondervan Books. “His story of allowing trauma and deep personal struggles to break the barriers within himself ultimately shows where his deep faith comes from. I believe his voice could be prophetic for our time.”

In addition to earning accolades for his Lecrae's musical talent, Lecrae has gained wide recognition for maintaining a strong commitment to his faith and values. “More caught than taught” is how the artist describes his incredible journey that includes two GRAMMY awards, a history-making #1 and RIAA Gold-certified album, Anomaly, the masterful 2014 offering which topped Billboard’s coveted Top 200 Albums chart. His New York Times bestseller, Unashamed, was released in 2016. Lecrae resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and three children.

Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan Publishing, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages.

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