DJs and radio personalities can be valuable informational sources as they spin tunes. One source says this about DJs:
"DJS (Disc Jockey) are extremely important to the music Industry. They directly play music in front of the audience and interact with them on a regular basis than other type of musicians. Disc Jockey clearly stands the taste of fan whereby engaging in direct and regular interaction."
Talk Show Host Martha Jean (The Queen) is credited with calming the tensions of many blacks during the 1967 Detroit Riot. She urged them to go home or be shot. It is also reported that she visited a house containing members of "The Black Panthers" surrounded by Detroit Policemen, and led them to safety. After going inside of the house and speaking with them, she urged them to give themselves up to police and was told, "They're going to shoot us!" Her reply, "They'll have to shoot me first." Trust, compassion and generally proving to people that you care, are qualities that make a DJ special.
RADIO PERSONALITY FRANKIE DARCELL
Then ... there was Frankie Darcell with "Talk of the Town" on WMXD-FM (MIX 92.3) . . . her voice could be heard throughout the store of RIO BOUTIQUE, Downtown Detroit. If you wanted the news on "everyday matters," tune-in to Frankie. Even if you did not know here, listening to her, made you feel you did. She was a friend, confidant and "girl friend." It was a sad day to see her go in 2012.
RADIO/TV PERSONALITY HORACE SHEFFIELD III
Radio/TV Personality Horace Sheffield III talks not only on the "air waves," but in the pulpit as well. Another "handle' is Minister Sheffield, Pastor of New Destiny Christian Fellowship Church. He is an on-air radio personality for 1200 AM/WCHB, as the host of On The Line and an on-air television personality for Channel 38/WADL, as the host of Real Talk Weekly.
Whether your topic is racism, schools, family values or a host of other topics, having a microphone gives you an opportunity to make a difference in the world . . . a voice to say "This is what I believe, what do you believe?" The memorial of Congressman John Robert Lewis has shown us that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. It only takes courage, determination, desire and knowledge that every person matters. As Lewis discovered, sometimes battles are lost, but in the end the war is won. Are you daring? Gallant or Fearful? You decide! Do you have a story? Do you wish to help others tell their stories? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes," grab a mic, and . . .sound your voice! It's your time!