05 Jan 2012
- Written by Myron Mays
Four years ago I opened up the microphone for the first time and uttered these words:
“Soul Classics 103.5, Number one for old school.”
Wow, it’s hard to believe that I have been at that station for that long. I guess time flies when…well, you know the rest.
I started out in radio back in 1994. The setting was a small radio station in Senatobia, Miss. I had not been on the radio a day in my life when I walked in the building and spoke to the station manager. I expressed my interest in getting into radio and offered to work for free, just to learn.
Get this: I ended up walking out the door not only with that opportunity, but with a small hourly wage as well.
I fell in love with my new career, which has featured stints at four radio stations, and work with television stations as well.
And some 18 years later, I still absolutely love what I do.
Not only is it my fourth anniversary on 103.5, this week also marks my fourth anniversary as a columnist for the New Tri-State Defender as well. Back then, however, my column was called “Ask Myron.”
My first column ran under the headline, “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” I talked about how there is no more love in our music.
Now, four years and a name change later, I still love sharing my thoughts on pop culture and informing you on what’s happening in and around town. Trust me when I say, “The best is yet to come!”
Dekey at the Bartlett Comedy Spot
I’m sure you’ve heard about the Bartlett Comedy Spot at 5709 Raleigh Lagrange at Sycamore view by now, right?
Well, come and get your laugh on this weekend with ATL Comedian DEKEY’s from “Who’s Got Jokes” and BET’s “Comic View.” Two shows – 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – are set for Friday and Saturday nights. Admission is $10!
‘Five Guys Named Moe’
Edge Productions presents the “Five Guys Named Moe Music Review” at the New Daisy Theatre on historic Beale Street on Thursday, Jan. 12.
“Five Guys Named Moe” is a musical by Clarke Peters, with music by Louis Jordan and others. The musical originated in the UK in 1990 at Theatre Royal Stratford East, running for over four years in the West End, and then premiering on Broadway in 1992.
There will be a show at 6:30 p.m. with a matinee show at 11 a.m. Tickets are $7, with ages three and under free. For more information, including group rates, call 901-721-5757.
New Year’s note: The easiest New Year’s resolution anyone can have is to “stay alive.” I mean think about it, if you’re not alive, nothing else really matters, right?
OK, maybe I’m being a little silly. But you get my point, right?