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Homecoming Service for International Opera Star Jessye Norman Set with 4-Day Weeklong Services and...

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urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singers The family of international opera star Jessye Norman announces today through the family spokesperson, Gwendolyn Quinn, the Homegoing Service, and the weeklong services and celebrations. The funeral is set for Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the William B. Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA, doors open and seating begins at 12:00 p.m. (there will be a private interment). The four-day, weeklong events start on Thursday, October 10, and runs through Sunday, October 13, 2019, in Augusta, GA. (see full schedule below). In November 2019, there will be a celebration of life event, scheduled in New York City. The lineup of distinguished performers and speakers will include longtime friend and civil rights activist Vernon Jordan, Michael Eric Dyson, and Reverend Dr. James A. Forbes, and Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr., and Augusta’s natives Laurence Fishburne and Wycliffe Gordon, with musical tributes by six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Harolyn Blackwell, and Lawrence Brownlee, and other confirmations expected this week. Musical direction by Damien Sneed, a longtime friend and Augusta native. Elder Raymond Sturkey will deliver the eulogy, and Reverend Dr. Clyde Hill, Sr. of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will officiate the homegoing service, which will include family, friends, dignitaries and special guests, and seating will be available to the public. There are two public viewings scheduled for Norman on Thursday, October 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, October 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30901. On Friday, October 11, the City of Augusta will present the Honorary Street Naming Ceremony to Norman’s family, which is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, 739 Green Street, Augusta, GA 30901. The weeklong celebration will conclude on Sunday, October 13. The Jessye Norman School of the Arts will present its Annual Benefit Concert: “An Evening with Audra McDonald” at the Miller Theater, 708 Broad Street, Augusta, GA, at 4:00 p.m. Ms. Norman, 74, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York, NY, surrounded by loved ones. Jessye Norman’s Homecoming Service, Public Viewing and Celebration Services Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Event: Jessye Norman’s Public Viewing Location: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 1260 Wrightsboro Road Augusta, GA 30901 *** Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Event: Jessye Norman’s Public Viewing Location: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 1260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30901 *** Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Event: Honorary Street Naming Ceremony to Jessye Norman Boulevard Location: Jessye Norman School of the Arts (JNSA) 739 Green Street Augusta, GA 30901 *Followed by a reception in the Ann and Ellis Johnson Gallery of Art (at JNSA) *** Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 Time: 1:00 p.m. Event: Jessye Norman’s Homecoming Service Location: The William B. Bell Auditorium 712 Telfair Street Augusta, GA 30901 *Doors open and seating will begin at 12:00 p.m. *** Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019 Time: 4:00 p.m. Event: The Jessye Norman School of the Arts’ Annual Benefit Concert: “An Evening with Audra McDonald” Location: Miller Theater 708 Broad Street (Downtown Augusta) Augusta, GA 30901 Flowers: J. Norman Funeral Service c/o Williams Funeral Home 2945 Old Tobacco Road Hephzibah, GA 30815 *Please direct resolutions and/or proclamations, cards, and condolences to the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, 739 Green Street, Augusta, GA 30901 to be read at the service and/or provided to the family. *In lieu of flowers, foundation endowment gifts in honor of Jessye Norman can be made at www.jessyenormanschool.org. *Donations may be sent to the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, 739 Green Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Publicity Contact: Gwendolyn Quinn Gwendolyn Quinn Public Relations [email protected] 917-769-7808

Joe “Flu Season” Lewis Arrives in Beaumont, TX, as On-Air Host, Afternoons and Programming...

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CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has appointed Joe “Flu Season” Lewis as On-Air Host, Afternoons, and Programming Assistant for Beaumont, TX, Urban Mainstream radio station Magic 102.5/KTCX-FM.

Flu Season moves to Cumulus Beaumont from Cumulus Macon, GA, where he is On-Air Host, Nights, for Blazin’ 92.3/WLZN-FM, and which he will continue to host remotely. Flu Season’s new show on Magic 102.5/KTCX-FM airs Monday through Friday from 3:00pm-8:00pm. Flu Season started his radio career in Richmond, VA, at WRHH/Hot 99.3 and later moved to Charleston, SC, to host nights on WWBZ/Hot 98.9. He has also hosted afternoons on WIHB 92.5 and 99.3 in Charleston. Flu Season has appeared in television shows and films including Tyler Perry’s “Love Thy Neighbor” and Lifetime’s “Army Wives”. Bo Brown, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Beaumont, said: “Flu Season is not only eager, but he’s also someone who hit the ground running here in Beaumont. His experience and determination to win is just what we need!” Kelly Mac, Program Director, Magic 102.5/KTCX-FM, added: “Joe is a passionate, multi-skilled on-air talent who brings an array of experience to the table. He not only gets the on-air aspect of radio, but strongly embraces the community as well as the digital, imaging and branding aspect of radio, which made him a perfect fit for this role. I look forward to watching him grow and succeed with the Cumulus team.” Flu Season said; “I’m excited to join forces with Kelly Mac, Kenny Smoov, Doug Hamand, Bo Brown and the entire Cumulus team. My goal is to earn my PD stripes one day and grow my brand and show on various platforms and stations, and I believe this new venture is a great starting point!”

Kim Porter to be Laid to Rest in Columbus, Ga

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radiofacts.comAn elaborate funeral is being planned for model Kim Porter who was found dead last week in her Toluca Lake, CA home. Sources state her father had come to stay with her and helped her out with the kids and just left a couple of months ago. Her mother died a couple of years ago and her grandmother recently passed. Kim is from Columbus, Ga which is about an hour and 10 minutes outside of Atlanta. TD Jakes will perform the eulogy.

NYC’S Lenny Green Joins The Perry Broadcasting Group

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This month, nationally syndicated radio host, Lenny Green, and his famed show, The Quiet Storm With Lenny Green, will begin airing on radio stations owned by Perry Broadcasting, which includes markets in Georgia and Oklahoma.

“This continues to be a dream come true for me,” states veteran radio personality lenny green. “I am so incredibly humbled to have the opportunity to join the Perry Broadcasting Family and extend my show’s reach into their markets. My team and I work diligently every evening to produce a quality show that is relevant and also resonates with our audience. Now more people will get to experience this.”

Founded in 1979 by Russell M. Perry, Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company, Inc. is the largest independently minority owned and operated radio broadcasting company in the U.S. The company is an aggressive media company that owns and operates radio stations, a newspaper, digital platforms, as well as television and cable programming in the states of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Quiet Storm With lenny green will now air on FOXIE 103 Jamz in Augusta, Georgia as well as on the company’s two stations in Oklahoma. These additional markets expands the reach of The Quiet Storm With Lenny Green, which currently airs in over 9 markets, from its flagship station on 107.5 WBLS in New York City to such cities as Youngstown, Ohio, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Lafayette, Louisiana.

“Lenny has an awesome show. His deep, rich, smooth and sultry voice appeals to most. In addition, his show includes a playlist with timeless R&B hits, along with interesting topics, and intriguing conversations with musical legends,” shares Velvet Perry, VicePresident and General Manager of Perry Broadcasting of Augusta, a subsidiary of Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company, Inc. “Lenny is definitely the best way to end a long day after work.”

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