A weekly capsule of Mayoral activities and important DC events
“The Wind Down” with Will Downing is an hour of themed, hand-picked and curated soul music, hosted by the “Prince of Sophisticated Soul.” Will Downing’s voice is one of the most distinctive, loved and instantly recognizable voices in R&B. His flawless, emotive, buttery smooth and agile honey-toned baritone, along with his impeccable phrasing, bridge the worlds of R&B and Jazz. Downing’s sophisticated and always-cool sensibilities have proven to be timeless and have garnered him the role as the reigning king of romantic ballads.
“Putumayo World Music Hour” is hosted by veteran KFOG San Francisco radio personality Rosalie Howarth. The “Putumayo World Music Hour” takes listeners on a journey through the music of many different cultures. Shows includes well-known names like Bob Marley, Sting, Loreena McKennitt, and Santana, along with exceptional, underexposed international artists. The program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music.
“Nothing returns a memory as clearly as a song.” It only takes a few bars of the music we listened to at a sock hop, on our first date, on the car radio, or in our bedroom when something was happening that was important in our lives. When you and I hear the music we listened to when we were teenagers, those memories flow back.
Elliot Gold plays that music and features interviews with seniors from their 60s through their 90s who share the memories that come back when they hear “that song.”
Listen in and join Elliot as he and his guests recall the great memories evoked by “their” music on “Rememories for Seniors”. Maybe your music and memories will be on a future show!
“We Are Washington” explores and showcases the vibrant culture and exciting events that make living in DC unlike anyplace else. DCN television personalities Cecily Fernandez and Matt Granato co-host this fast-paced, dynamic rundown of news and special events taking place in the District of Columbia.
“The 202” is the District’s hottest new entertainment and lifestyle show! With some of the areas freshest DJs pumping up the volume, hosts Ferman Patterson and Michel Wright have the lowdown on all things DC. From film to food to art to music and more. If it’s happening in DC, it’s on “The 202”.
“The Sound” is where breakout artists around the DMV come to be heard! Hosted by Britt Waters, the series is a high-energy, eclectic mix of every genre across the musical spectrum. Hear the music and get the scoop on some of the areas up-and-coming musicians! Feel the beat of “The Sound”!
“Display” is 30 minutes of high-octane music from videos featuring independent artists from around the District. Hosted by Dion Dove, “Display” gives local artists much needed exposure and high visibility by providing another creative outlet to put their work on display.
Millennials are the largest, most diverse and most educated generation in the country and they are demanding to be heard. An informative way to narrow the generation gap, this series features a rotating panel of hosts and guests who discuss topics that this savvy group of young professionals wants you to know regarding politics, education, social media, lifestyle and more.
The mission of “DC Music Rocks” is to organize and share DC’s incredible artists and share them with the community. The radio show/podcast highlights the great music and amazing people on the scene. The show is hosted by Brian Nelson-Palmer, the drummer in the DC original rock & roll band, Fellowcraft, and coordinated by Daniel (Dan) Warren Hill, the owner of Alchemical Records and front man for one of DC’s hottest Alternative Rock band Yellow Tie Guy.
It all started with Brian playing shows around the region and meeting some of the most incredibly talented musicians in the DC area. He realized that following and finding great local music isn’t hard like it used to be – you can follow them just like you do the big names. It’s really cool see these artists kill it on stage, then the next day, randomly bump into them around town! He enjoyed sharing these artists with his friends, and when the opportunity came up to host a radio show and share with even more of the community, he jumped on it.
“The Brazilian Hour”, hosted by Sergio Mielniczenko, plays a wide variety of Brazilian styles of music, and also has interviews with some famous Brazilians. This radio show, made possible by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, promotes the best Brazilian music and culture from all around the world.
The Cultural Sector of Brazil in Los Angeles created “The Brazilian Hour” radio program in 1978 to promote Brazilian music and culture in the United States. “The Brazilian Hour” is written and produced by Sergio Mielniczenko / Radio & Music – Cultural Affairs of the Brazilian Consulate General, Los Angeles, California.
Join journalist, network news producer and Emmy Award winner Carol Joynt as she goes in-depth with the movers and shakers in politics, journalism, government and more. It’s informal and insightful, it’s now in its 14th year and better than ever. Be sure to tune in to hear who stops by the “Q & A Café’” to dish with Carol.
“Grits & Garri” is a podcast featuring artist-on-artist interviews and live collaborations. It juxtaposes the work of African-American, African and Caribbean artists who create music in Washington, DC. The purpose of this podcast is to examine how fresh work produced by millennials within the African diaspora challenges traditional modalities of “black” expression, channels intercultural curiosity and functions as a tool for mutual understanding. The missions of “Grits & Garri” is singular: advancing all people to greater acceptance and appreciation of each other. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, DC’s Black population nears 50% with more than 161,000 African and Caribbean-born people living in DC and surrounding suburbs. It is estimated that the population includes almost 20,000 people from Nigeria and 18,000 people from Ghana.
Those residents, many of whom immigrated by choice several decades ago, and those who are the descendants of those who migrated by force have a shared but vastly varying cultural identity that is collectively expressed as ‘Blackness’. “Grits & Garri”, named for two very similar-yet-different foods that are staples among African-American, West African and Caribbean people (who use ‘cassava’ as the term for ‘garri’), aspires to promote the idea that people can relate to and learn from each other through art; that music is the intersection where we pause for collective conversation.
“Ask Marcella” is a series of short programs designed to help District residents understand the rules and regulations regarding their cable television services. “Ask Marcella” will address residents’ frequently asked questions regarding cable service providers and inform them about their options and rights, as well as provide assistance to customers that seek help from the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME). This show also further defines the functionality of OCTFME and its role to help DC residents have a better relationship with their cable providers.
“Business Buzz” is a program featuring information from The Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP), a non-profit, public-private organization whose core purpose is to actively position, promote, and support economic development and business opportunities in Washington, DC. Their mission is to promote DC’s economic and business opportunities and support business retention and attraction activities. Through historical knowledge of the city’s business and economic climate, accurate analytics, data and research, and community partners and access, WDCEP is the central organization in Washington, DC that connects public and private sectors, neighborhoods, and real estate communities to local, national, and international audiences. WDCEP’s purpose and success aligns with its partners in the city: to facilitate dynamic relationships with non-profit change agents, technology visionaries, artists, real estate entrepreneurs, and global enterprise leaders based on independent thinking and objective insights. They stay one step ahead of the vibrant and evolving economic landscape by monitoring the pulse of DC’s developers, startups, entrepreneurs, and big and small businesses. Whether you need assistance to connect to development and retail opportunities, or need WDCEP’s research to make informed decisions, WDCEP is Washington, DC’s primary economic development resource.
“Live From Studio A” is a music show hosted by veteran producer Eugene Thorpe featuring music by local, regional and national recording artists recorded live in the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment’s television Studio A.
CSOSA is a program featuring information from the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia. CSOSA is a federal, executive branch agency created by Congress in 1997 to perform the offender supervision function for DC Code offenders. It does so in coordination with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Parole Commission. CSOSA’s mission is to increase public safety, prevent crime, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the community. With a budget of $140 million and nearly 1,000 employees, CSOSA provides community supervision to 15,000 individuals on probation, parole, or supervised release each day.
“Voices of the City” is a weekly Government Community Affairs Show hosted by Latoya Foster, Press Secretary for Mayor Muriel Bowser. The show will feature Government Community affairs topics showcasing members of the Mayor’s executive team, public safety, city initiatives, government agency initiatives, stakeholders and related issues which are of importance to the community. “Voices of the City,” hosted by LaToya Foster, will discuss and feature interviews with guests who will offer a program mix of various subjects which provide the community with information on topics that report on the Mayor’s initiatives to continue to provide leadership and support to the concerns of the District residents.
“On the Air with Eleanor Holmes Norton” is a Government Community Affairs Show hosted by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. The show will feature information and discussion of the Congresswoman’s legislative agenda and priorities to inform the citizens of the District and to, via the website, educate those beyond the city’s borders of the work being done in the District on important issues such as pay equity, gender equality and statehood for the District of Columbia.
Through “On the Air with Eleanor Holmes Norton”, the Congresswoman will discuss her legislative priorities in a way that will not only provide insight and information for the city’s residents but will also align with Mayor Bowser’s goals as they relate to statehood and equality and equity for the District of Columbia. The show will also be an important vehicle for promoting the city’s growth and economic development.
From the culinary scene to the arts, technology, design and much more, learn about the entrepreneurs who are turning their passions into paychecks! From emerging companies to established businesses, DC is buzzing with the products, services and people who are creating a vibrant local economy with one thing in common: they’re “Made In DC.”
Join host Kelly Carter-Knight for this documentary-style short program featuring a glimpse into what happens during a single day in the District. The special and compelling series spotlights some of DC’s most philanthropic programs, people and partnerships that are designed to support Mayor Bowser’s initiatives for creating a more inclusive Washington, DC.
“Latinos in DC” is a program that highlights the work, culture and contributions of Latinos in the District of Columbia. Antonio “The Cuban Cigar Smoker” takes us on an exciting journey through business, entertainment, cuisine and community, magnifying the District’s unique Latin flavor and style.
12th & G is a show that airs at 7pm weekdays on DC Radio. It gives voice and perspective on culture, creativity and community. It’s hosted by veteran DC Radio, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and DCN Television “The 202” co-host Michel Wright, New York, DC and Baltimore radio veteran Marc Clarke, and internationally-known celebrity DJ, Shawn “Dj Oxygen” Dillard.
Eric Nolan of the Legendary O’Jays, has now added radio personality to his individual talents as an artist. When he is not touring around the world, recording with the O’Jays, and his recording own solo albums, Nolan spends time listening to the music of other artists. In fact he is a fan of R&B, specifically a fan of Washington, DC with its rich music history and passionate music fans who come out and support the artists who make the music. On The Eric Nolan show listeners will hear their favorite music and stories about their favorite artists that can old be told by someone who has spent years on the road touring and working with them. This show will appeal not only expose DC to some of the inside stories behind some of the music that has made R&B history, but it will also showcase new up and coming DC artists.
2018 marks the 30th year since pianist, composer and author Bob Baldwin’s first release, “I’ve Got a Long Way to Go.” That led to a chance meeting with his heroes Roberta Flack and Herbie Hancock at a Sony Innovators ceremony in Beverly Hills, where he was selected from over 300 applicants and an eventual signing to Atlantic Records by Legendary Music Executive Sylvia Rhone. Since that time In addition to working with artists like Phil Perry, Will Downing, Lenny Williams, Marion Meadows and DC’s own Lori Williams, Bob has released over 25 albums, and started the Smooth Jazz radio show NewUrbanJazz (NUJ).
Shawn “Dj Oxygen” Dillard, hailing from Trenton, NJ, is a professional DJ, and the founder of the country’s first accredited Sound Engineering and DJ Academy for High School youth.
Transformational coach, motivational speaker, Author, Founder of URAWARRIOR.COM and two time breast cancer survivor, Bershan has dedicated her life to helping others discover their inner warrior during life’s most difficult journeys. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, and it returning stage 4 in 2009, Bershan beat the odds with stage four breast cancer and Bershan is now seven years cancer free.
Atmosphere is a dream to bring together people from all corners of the creative community to share thoughts, stories, and ideas on how to keep the creative juices flowing.
“The Woman Behind The Business” promotes unapologetically honest dialogues to advance women entrepreneurs (and aspiring entrepreneurs) to acquire Strength, Strategies, and Success: A Toolkit to Sustainability! We believe that by sharing “lessons from the valley” other women can learn, grow and walk boldly into their destiny as community leaders.
Dating, relationships and marriage have changed drastically over the past few decades. Love no longer looks like the old ways of our parents and grandparents. The process of finding and falling in love is different in this day and age but the desired end result is the same. We all want to love and be loved unconditionally. We all want to trust without fear. We all want to be accepted for who we are. We all want that “Forever” type of love. Pun intended.