Yaves is also the youngest person to ever hold the title of Public Affairs Director in the Radio One conglomerate, which owns over 70 radio stations across the country. With his recent release of his new project In Autumns Ear, Yaves debut in the Top 50 on the iTunes Rap/Hip-Hop charts within 24 hours of the projects release, outselling a number of popular mainstream artist.
A graduate from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Yaves runs one of the most successful Indie entertainment labels, Sling Shot Media Group LLC.
With a coast-to-coast radio, voice-over, television, comedic, and recording career spanning more than 20 years, Russ Parr’s resume reads like an Academy Award nomination! Russ is best known as the hilarious Host of the top-rated, nationally syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show, heard weekdays by millions of listeners in more than 30 cities across the country. In addition, his weekend show, “On The Air With Russ Parr”, can be heard on more than 30 different radio stations nationwide.
Nia Noelle became interested in the field of broadcasting during her sophomore year of high school. She auditioned and was selected as District Spokesperson of Norman High School’s Channel 29. She found herself totally enmeshed in the area of media by learning to deliver news packages and hosting a weekly news broadcast. Upon graduation Nia Noelle, enrolled in the William Fulbright School of Arts in Broadcasting Journalism at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her focus was primarily on television broadcasting but noticed there was a void at the university. She was instrumental in the launching of UATV Jamz and KXUA-FM. Nia Noelle became the Director of Multicultural Affairs at UATV and hosted a mainstream urban show at KXUA-FM. In May 2006, Nia Noelle got the call to come home to her birth state of Ohio and join the family at WCKX-FM Power 107.5 Nia Noelle’s long term professional goal is to grow by working with experienced professionals that take a hands-on approach with their teams to achieve the organization’s goals. Nia Noelle also has also made plans to venture into other avenues of media in the near future.
SPdaCoolKid is one of the radio’s brightest and quickest raising stars. Hailing from Cleveland, he moved to Columbus where he attended and graduated from Ohio Dominican University. While enrolled, he got involved in RadiODU, the student ran radio station where he was a radio personally for four years and radio manager and for three years. There, he developed a passion for the radio and entertainment industry and everything it has to offer. Shortly after college he was hired at Radio One in June 2008. Using his charming personally to make you feel like you’ve known him for years, he is simply “The Coolest Kid You Know.” Catch #CoolKidLive Saturday and Sundays 3pm-7pm.
City got his start in radio after his DJ partner tricked him into going down to the radio station. He landed an on-air interview with Paul Strong, who became his mentor. The Central Ohio native has received many awards and accolades for his community involvement. He is most proud of his creation, They City School Tour, which has reached more than half of central Ohio’s schools. City graduated from Beechcroft High School and majored in health at Cumberland college in Williamsburg, KY. After college, he returned to Columbus and has excelled in every arena he has come into contact with.