Shelley DeWese was born in Harlem, NY raised in Long Island City and the Bronx.
Her earliest memories included listening to legendary radio personalities Eddie O'Jay, Vy Higginsen & “The Chief Rocker” Frankie Crocker on WBLS Radio.
Music was an integral part of Shelley's life, practicing piano, singing background with friends & weekends enjoying shows at the world-famous Apollo Theater.
Shelley and her family moved to the land of her ancestors St. Croix, US Virgin traveling with a trunk load of Albums. She participated in a contest for a spot as guest DJ on a local radio station & as they say, "the rest is history". Shelley has worked as a radio personality, programmer and news director at various stations in the V I. Shelley is the grandmother of nine including “Gymnast Brynn” of Beaumont Texas. Tracing her ancestry back to the Danish West Indies has led Shelley to blog on her “genealogical journey”.\ Kicking back with a tall glass of Ginger Beer & surfing the Web, Shelley enjoys the R & B music trends throughout the decades & she's discovered the best Old School R & B is on RnB103.Net.
BROOKLYN ALEXANDER A small-town girl with a down-home flavor. A GA peach who loves all types of music, lives for the open road, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and an Atlanta Falcons fan, win or lose, through and through. My broadcast career has afforded me the wonderful opportunities to work in a variety of markets and formats, from country western in GA, jazz and R&B in North Augusta, R&B on the beaches of Charleston, SC, old school in the ATL, gospel, R&B, rock and classic oldies in the scenic vistas of Chattanooga, TN. But by far the most interesting was broadcasting for a radio station located in a trailer in a field owned by the legendary God Father of Soul, the incomparable James Brown! Photography. Promotions. Production. These are my passions. Spending middays with you on RNB103 makes my heart smile. See you on the radio! Remember, in all things, as the iconic poet Rumi says… “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do!”
Yasmeen is Brooklyn born, Cali raised, V I rooted and musically engaged.
Recently introduced to Radio broadcasting by her Father, Rodney Gilmore and Dwayne (EJ) McClain Yasmeen has taken to "on-air" life like a fish to water. Her newfound passion has become learning to do her craft with poise & precision.
In her spare time, Yasmeen enjoys caring for her 6 dogs. (Yes, 6!!!) Przybilla (Poodle), Carrie (Terrier), Perci (Poodle), Imani, Kane & Able (Amer. Pit Bulls) keep me on her toes.
When not tending to the herd, Yasmeen enjoys reading self-help & romance novels.
When it comes to food, Yasmeen's true love, Yasmeen's current favorite restaurant is Mikasa (Thai).
Broadcasting & researching music artists from the past & present & "talking to ya…" is now Yasmeen's "new normal".
Ken Tobin's storied radio broadcast career started in the late 70's, about 10 years after playing his first paid record-spinning gig. Morning-drive on an Adult Contemporary station staffed by FM radio veterans in the US Virgin Islands laid a foundation for broadcast excellence for Tobin. Stints at Contemporary Hit Radio, Classic Rock, Jazz & Caribbean music stations followed leading to stateside station jobs with the Carolina's Big DM, Macon's iconic WIBB & Atlanta's 2nd Urban FM station, WBUS. The 90's Smooth Jazz phenomenon was the force that powered Tobin's relocation to Atlanta. Working with the legendary "On-Mic Productions" studios, Brenau University's WBCX, Evenings on-air on the syndicated Gospel-formatted "The Light", Production Director of Atlanta's first Smooth Jazz station "Jazz Flavors" & his voice-imaging of the Weather Channel established Tobin's broadcast professional credentials in the US. When asked, "What experience has had the most impact on your radio broadcast career?", Tobin immediately replied, "Surviving Hurricane Hugo on St Croix in Sept '89! We were the only means of mass communication for a community of 60 thousand people, this was before cells & The 'Net. Airing the info that literally meant health & safety was life changing for me". Currently Tobin has come "full-circle" by resurrecting his record-spinning skills utilizing "state-of-the-art" software programs, Midi-based controllers & digital equipment. The results "Imagineered by Tobin" are heard, in syndication, on RnB103.Net & in live performances worldwide. His voice work, scriptwriting & audio productions abilities are the cornerstones of "The Classic R & B Showcase", "Tobin-International Mixmaster Mixshow" & Tobin's Rhythm & Jazz" radio shows. Tobin describes himself as a "Radio Show Runner".
Dwayne (EJ) McClain
The Brooklynite with Virgin Island roots started his radio career after graduating from ATS broadcast school in NYC. The V I provided the opportunity for Dwayne's first radio job at WSTX 97X, then on to WVIS-FM learning on-air delivery, programming, engineering & sales and working under renowned radio consultant Gary Burns who worked for Burkhart /Douglas radio consulting firm in Atlanta gave Dwayne a broader scope of eclectic, diverse music programming. Dwayne worked at various stations in the Virgin Islands FM99, Caribbean Q, were he served as Program Director & Operations Manager & he also had a brief stint working as a Sports Anchor at Channel 8 TV St Croix. Moving his talents stateside Dwayne worked at WJTT POWER 94 Chattanooga, WTLC POWER 105 Indianapolis, & WZAK Cleveland, then back to the V I where he worked on-air at Isle 95 FM, Sunny 99 FM & Caribbean Country. The dream of operating his own Internet Radio Station developed into an action-plan backed by Dwayne's best friend Rodney Christian Gilmore. They explored diversity in music, concepts, eclectic phases & audience demographics leading to the birth of RnB103.Net.
RnB103.Net where Old School Is Now New School.