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(on-air team left to right) Ron King, Elana Van Skii, Bobby Jay, Kingsley H. Smith, John Hand, Ansel Vee, Noah "Robbie" Long and Cleo Rowe at WUSS Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Newsletter Archive

Powerhouse Radio Newsletter Archive

Imhotep Gary Byrd
Imhotep Gary Byrd
Imhotep Gary Byrd is the award-winning host, creator, and executive producer of The GBE, the longest running Black radio broadcast in the history of New York City. His career as a multi-media radio personality, poet, spoken word-recording artist, songwriter, and motivational speaker has always focused on "raising human consciousness through communications." Powerhouse Radio talks with Imhotep Gary Byrd in this interview from our audio archives also featured on our sister website

Deanna Brown-Thomas
Deanna Brown-Thomas Deanna Brown-Thomas is the daughter of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. She continues the legacy of her famous dad with a variety of very interesting projects, including JAMP: James Brown Music Pupils. Listen or watch as King from Powerhouse Radio talks with Deanna Brown-Thomas in this interview from our audio archives.

Bunny Sigler
Bunny Sigler You've heard plenty of songs written by Bunny Sigler. This Philadelphia legend has done it all. Read more about Bunny Sigler, and listen or watch as King from Powerhouse Radio talks with Bunny Sigler in this great conversation from our audio archives.

Luther Vandross
Luther VandrossRead why Luther Vandross is the last great soul singer. Al Green passed him the baton, and Luther ran with it, pacing himself like a long distance runner, recording some of the best R&B, soul, and pop music of the 80's, 90's, and today...

Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler Jerry Butler, "The Ice Man," sang along with Curtis Mayfield on the orignal Impressions hit, "For Your Precious Love."

Read more about Jerry Butler, and listen, as King from Powerhouse Radio talks with the Ice Man in this exclusive interview from our audio archives.

Average White Band - AWB
Average White Band

The Average White Band was an unlikely group to achieve crossover success in the R&B world. Read more about AWB, and listen, as King from Powerhouse Radio talks with the group in this exclusive interview from our audio archives.

Buddy Miles
Buddy Miles Buddy Miles, Jimi Hendrix, and Billy Cox were the infamous Band of Gypsies. Their short lived collaboration produced a historic legendary album.

Check out this rare conversation from our audio archives between King from Powerhouse Radio and Buddy Miles, recorded live on location at a famous New York City club.

Harvey Mason
Harvey Mason Harvey Mason has appeared on more gold albums than almost any other drummer. Take a look in your record collection and you'll be hard pressed not to find an album/CD with Harvey's beat.

Read more about Harvey Mason, and listen from our exclusive audio archives as King from Powerhouse Radio talks with this master craftsman who has recorded with all of the superstars.

Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield The legendary Curtis Mayfield is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member.

Plug into the fascinating Curtis Mayfield story. Listen to his own account of his music from the Powerhouse Radio audio archives.

Read the complete biography of Curtis' early career, courtesy of The Buddah Group.

Jimmy Castor
Jimmy Castor The Jimmy Castor Bunch is one of the most versatile and distinctive groups you'll ever want to hear.

Learn why Jimmy Castor is the "Everything Man," as he and group member Gerry Thomas talk with King from Powerhouse Radio in an exclusive interview from our audio archives. Read the official Jimmy Castor biography while you listen.

Art Blakey
Art Blakey His performance career spanned six decades, and during that time, all of the famous young lions of jazz got their start with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.

King from Powerhouse Radio in an exclusive interview from our audio archives talks with Art Blakey, recorded in just about the beginning of the fifth decade of Art's legendary career.

Blues Image
Blues Image Best know for their million selling hit, "Ride Captain Ride," Blues Image fused tight Latin flavored rhythms with pop overtones at a time when this approach was rare.

King from Powerhouse Radio has a rare conversation with Blues Image, in this exclusive interview from our audio archives.


Little Eva
Little Eva Little Eva had a major number 1 hit with "The Locomotion" in 1962. She passed away on April 10, 2003 in North Carolina. (Previous links have been removed).

Nina Simone
Nina Simone Nina Simone (1933-2003) was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in North Carolina. She was the sixth of seven children. (Previous links have been removed).

Sly & The Family Stone
Sly and the Family Stone A bonus to go along with the Classic Soul R&B Music Jam blog feature story: "The Secret Life of Sly Stone."

Frankie Crocker
Frankie Crocker Read a personal tribute written by radio personality Cleo Rowe about one of the best entertainers ever to park himself behind a microphone and spin records, the legendary Frankie Crocker. Exclusive bonus: listen to our re-mix production of Frankie Crocker chatting with Bobby Colomby of Blood Sweat & Tears.

Earth Wind & Fire - Rufus & Chaka Khan
Earth Wind & Fire Read our review of the special 30th anniversary concert featuring Rufus and Chaka Khan in 2001, along with details of a dynamic performance by the headliners of the show, Earth Wind & Fire.

Rose Royce
Rose Royce Do your dance with this photo of Rose Royce in concert.

Detroit Emeralds
Detroit Emeralds It's old school neck bone commercial time with this classic R&B radio spot courtesy of Westbound Records featuring a promotion for a Detroit Emeralds album.

Classic Soul - Radio Music Survey
WWIN 1966 WWIN in Baltimore, MD

Classic Soul - Radio Music Survey
WLIB 1969 WLIB in New York City, NY

Classic Soul - Radio Music Survey
WWRL 1970 WWRL in New York City, NY

Classic Soul - Radio Music Survey
WAMM 1975 WAMM in Flint, MI

Classic Soul - Radio Music Survey
WCHB 1975 WCHB, Detroit, MI

Classic Soul - Radio Music Survey
WNJR 1975 WNJR in Newark, NJ

Classic R&B - Radio Music Survey
WUSS 1976 WUSS in Atlantic City, NJ

Classic R&B - Radio Music Survey
WDAS 1976 WDAS AM & FM in Philadelphia, PA

Classic Soul - Radio Music Survey
WOKJ - WJMI 1981 WOKJ AM - WJMI FM in Jackson, MS

Classic R&B - Radio Music Survey
WRKS 1982 WRKS in New York City, NY

Classic Soul - Radio DJ lineup
WOL Date unknown WOL in Washington, DC

Standing in the Shadows of Motown Standing in the Shadows of Motown contest. (Dec. 2002)

Patti Labelle & Isaac Hayes
Patti Labelle's Greatest Hits Isaac Hayes' Ultimate Collection Tasty Tunes with Heart and Soul Patti Labelle and Isaac Hayes contest. (Nov. 2002)

Who Are We?
Who are we? Who are we mystery guests contest. (Aug. 2004)

Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan Through the fire with this photo of Chaka Khan in concert.

100 Dynamite Duets
A 2005 Valentine's Day Special from Powerhouse Radio 100 Dynamite Duets, a 2005 Valentine's Day Special (and a brand new version, updated for 2006).

Soul of Your Heart
2005 Soul of Your Heart Contest Soul of Your Heart contest, when it's time for midnight confession, sweet caress, and singing the blues about who's cheatin'. (June 2005)

Peabo Bryson
Peabo Bryson Peabo Bryson's Best of CD contest, featuring ballads and duet beauties: Roberta Flack, Regina Belle, Natalie Cole, and Celine Dion. (April 2006)

Brunswick Records
Brunswick Records Soul Classics Jackie Wilson, Barbara Acklin, The Chi-Lites, and the rest of the Brunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966 - 1975 Contest Winners. (November 2006)

Stax 50th Anniversary
Stax 50th Anniversary The Powerhouse Radio one hour special salute to the 50th anniversary of Stax Records. (August 2007)

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