Welcome to Philly Entertainment Network


Philly Entertainment Network is your content supermarket, delivering high quality programming content for today’s totally-connected, media-savvy consumer. In the Digital Age, that consumer has become accustomed to getting what they want, when they want it, with no compromises in quality or ease of delivery. To that end, after an exhaustive search, we have partnered with StreamGuys.
 
 

Our Featured Programs and Presentation Artists

Whatever the preference, Philly Entertainment Network has it!

Please click the microphones to listen to a short montage for each house!

PEN HOUSE OF R&B

“In Step With Vaneese”

Vanniece McNeil, Presentation Artist/Producer

It’s lively! It’s spirited! It’s in step with the pulse of your day!

Current events and artist info are blended with an upbeat mix of Urban Adult Contemporary music. Vaneese is an accomplished extemporaneous interviewer with an engaging on-air presence, a luminous voice, and a warm personality.

Vaneese follows the pulse of your day with "quick fixes” – shortcuts to help you move mountains and save time! The “Feed Me” segment gives ideas, tips, and healthy reminders to nourish your body, mind, and spirit.

Pleasingly polite, full of charm and southern grace with a bull’s eye on advice, Vaneese’s segment "Southern Comfort with Ms. B" offers insight in simple terms.

Vaneese will keep her listeners moving, motivated, and inspired!

“The Soul Café”

Fred Mills, Presentation Artist/Producer

Fred Mills is “the maestro” who prepares and serves up a delectable menu of musical soul food!

“The Soul Café” is a music-intensive program designed especially for listeners who enjoy a synthesis, a melting pot of R&B, Neo Soul, Inspirational, and Smooth Rap/Spoken Word. This blend of genres is distinct in presentation. The mix creates a flow of rhythms and bridges the gap between young and adult urban audiences.

You’re in for a treat that includes new music from breakout artists, with lifestyle, entertainment, and cultural highlights all part of the feast.

Fred brings together unifying elements to create a remarkable show.

Enjoy the assortment of choice cuts as you quench your thirst in “The Soul Café!”

"The Penthouse"

Leigh Hamilton, Presentation Artist/Producer

It's intimate! It's soulful! It's sophisticated! It's where you'll want to be every night!

Leigh describes her show "as a place to stop by and relax at the end of your day" as she takes you on a musical journey with her special mixture of soul, jazz, and R&B. It will touch your soul and move your heart!

The fabulous Leigh Hamilton has over twenty-five years of experience as a major market radio personality, voiceover actor, and mistress of ceremony. Leigh has worked on a wide range of projects throughout her career all around the country, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Boston – everything from radio station promos and commercials to audio visual presentations and satellite radio.

Leigh says, "I love radio because it's theater of the mind, an intimate medium with a one-on-one connection with the audience. I am gifted with and experienced in relating to the audience."

"Mz Kittiz Korna"

Mz Kitti, Presentation Artist/Producer

Dynamic! Exciting! Passionate!

Mz Kitti’s unmistakable, raspy voice and raw energy will keep listeners captivated. A genuine lover of hip hop since childhood, The First Lady of Raw has an unrivaled knowledge of the genre.

You’ll hear the hottest hip hop music from underground to mainstream, along with special guests. Features include an artist spotlight; artist interviews; the top 10 or 5 countdown; entertainment news and updates; an unsigned spotlight segment; and a fun segment called Slap an EM-EF-A, where listeners call in to say who got on their nerves so bad they could just slap them – from co-workers and bosses to spouses, in-laws, friends or family.

With her signature meow, Mz Kitti will purr her way into your heart!

"The Suite"

Aaron Maxwell, Presentation Artist/Producer

It’s NEVER predictable and sterile in “The Suite!”

You’ll hear the songs you love from artists you know, like Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Aretha Franklin, Dru Hill, Ledesi, Luther, Earth, Wind and Fire, Gladys Knight, Michael Jackson, Mariah, Tyrese, Xscape, Raheem DeVaughn, DeBarge, Stephanie Mills, R. Kelly, and so many more!

“The Suite” is ALWAYS spontaneous and refreshing!

Come inside and enjoy the best R&B from today and yesterday!

"Lights Out with Jay Lang"

Jay Lang, Presentation Artist/Producer

It's a unique, one-of-a-kind mixture…where The Quiet Storm meets Mellow Smooth Jazz!

Jay has searched the music vaults for jazzy melodies and vocal favorites to soothe your soul and set the mood for whatever your mind is tuned to. Jay says, "If you'll allow me, I'll dance with you for a lifetime, hold you close to my heart, and stop the hands of time."

Along the way, Jay will share his Words of Wisdom to help you grow until you reach your destiny. Romantic Recipes to spice up your love life are included on this menu. And you can always feel at peace, because Jay will be the one you can depend on when all others have let you down.

So, Lights Out! Jay is taking you to a special place…relax, light a candle, pour the wine, clear your mind, caress, love, meditate in your thoughts, and marinade into life's mysteries!




"Motown Remembered"

Gary Young, Presentation Artist/Producer

Travel through time – musically – with this radio veteran as he showcases The Motown Sound, the soul music with the pop influence from the 1960s through the 1980s that came out of the Motor City – Detroit, Michigan, Gary's hometown.

You'll hear The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Mary Wells, The Marvelettes, Martha & The Vandellas, The Contours, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Four Tops, and the list goes on and on and on.

The show will feature artist information along with little known facts, trivia, interviews, and performance updates.

Gary is the recipient of many awards, including the "George Boogaloo Frazier Award for Excellence" by the Urban Network Magazine. He was the Public Address Announcer for the Philadelphia 76ers from the 1996/1997 season through the 1999/2000 season, and has done voiceover work for NFL Films, Staples television spots, and educational films in Philadelphia.

You'll be singing and "Dancing in the Street" to this unforgettable music. This is nostalgia at its best!

"Conversations with Chrystal"

Chrystal Holmes, Presentation Artist/Producer

Relationships! Mother, father, brother, sister, spouse, partner, companion, in-laws, friend, boss, co-worker – our lives are defined by our relationships.

Take a journey with Chrystal as she reflects on these relationships, shares her thoughts and opinions, and invites you to join in the Conversation. She'll relate the music to the conversation by playing R&B, Classic Soul, Neo Soul, or whatever music evokes emotion and speaks to the topic being discussed. You'll be moved, motivated, intrigued, and curious!

Air personality, program director, engineer, promotions director, music scheduler, news reporter and anchor – this 25-year radio veteran has done it all! Chrystal is also a TV analyst and commentator, as well as an accomplished actress.

Chrystal says, "I hope we will engage in a healthy, helpful, positive, exchange of thoughts and ideas, and that you will join me on the journey as we learn from and teach each other in the process."

We all need to learn more effective communication and expectations in our relationships. What better way than through Chrystal's selections of beautiful music along with good Conversation!

Diamond Jim's Platinum Showcase

"Diamond Jim's Platinum Showcase"

Diamond Jim Grant, Presentation Artist/Producer

When you're in the market for fine jewelry, where do you go? Of course you look for the best jewelry store in town that sells the high quality baubles and not the regular chain stores that sell only a few cheap items.

Well, the same theory applies to music. You wouldn't go to a jukebox to hear only a few titles. On Diamond Jim's Platinum Showcase, you can count on hearing nothing but the best "jewels" that are out there. From the chart-topping hits of today to the classics that you've missed for a while, Diamond Jim Grant plays the music that gets you through the day, helps you unwind at night, brings back memories of old, and makes you dance like nobody's watching!

You'll also be kept informed on the latest music news of today's artists, including if the veterans of pop are still making music today.

Whether it's in the car, at home, or at work, make sure to plug in, turn on, and jam out to your #1 source for the best pop and best adult music from yesterday and today!

It's all about the music on Diamond Jim's Platinum Showcase!

"Caribbean Rhythms"

Lloyd Cummings, Presentation Artist/Producer

By way of Cedar Valley, Jamaica, London, England, Canada, New York City, and, finally, Philadelphia, Lloyd Cummings is the real deal!

Sway to the rhythms of soca, reggae, and calypso music, punctuated with news and events from and to the Caribbean Community.

Lloyd has been delivering conscious, positive, professional broadcasting to the Caribbean Community all over the world for more than thirty years.

His crisp, clear voice presentation, coupled with his extensive knowledge of Caribbean history and current affairs, will keep his listeners well informed in addition to being musically entertained. Lloyd is the 2009 winner of the March of Dimes Air Achievement in Radio Award for "Best Weekend Show," which airs in Philadelphia on WURD.

Ya, Mon! Irie!




Al B. Love!, Presentation Artist/Producer

The 1980s are back!

You'll hear the memorable artists and the unforgettable music from this decade of revolutionary changes on the music scene!

Features include:

"66 Raw…The General's on Deck!"

The General Leo G, Presentation Artist/Producer

What's the most vital, fastest growing popular movement in the world today? It's HIP HOP! It's a culture and a lifestyle built around music that originated in America!

66 RAW is the brand synonymous with Hip Hop Radio Royalty! The General Leo G brings the hottest, newest, and freshest in hip hop music and entertainment news. You'll hear the biggest and the best of today AND tomorrow's hip hop superstars, brought to you in a way that only 66 RAW and The General can deliver!

Leo G is a #1 rated on-air talent and mix show DJ. He has earned national recognition for audience growth and events coverage, including the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, and Vibe Magazine Awards. In 2000, he was nominated for Mix Show DJ of the Year.

A Noted Programming Executive, an Urban Lifestyle Specialist, and a Premiere On-Air Talent – The General does it all!

"The Oldies Soul Review"

Rolls Royce Howard, Presentation Artist/Producer

Go back in time with the Oldies Master and Chief Funktician!

Rolls Royce Howard will give you a healthy dose of Old School R&B and Funk. It will put the dip back in your hip and that glide back in your stride!

A veteran radio broadcaster in South Jersey and Philadelphia, Rolls Royce serves as Master of Ceremony at stage shows throughout the area. He delivers interesting, informative, musical entertainment with his wealth of knowledge of popular music.

Visit Motown, Memphis, the Philly Sound, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. You'll hear the hits! – the b-sides! – the one-hit wonders! – highlights from the best music of the '50s, '60s, and '70s! Rolls Royce will bring back the memories you thought were gone!

“All Things Jazz”

Jerry Wells, Presentation Artist/Producer

It’s about breaking down the boundaries between smooth and traditional, between fusion and funk for the splintered jazz audiences! Jerry keeps the music up to date with classics interspersed throughout the program. Everyone is invited to this party!

Special features and interviews will keep the audience involved and entertained.

A Philadelphia native, Jerry’s versatile career includes radio hosting; voiceovers for radio, television, and industrial clients; as well as acting on television and in film.

Jerry is a two-time recipient of the March of Dimes “Air Award,” and was voted “Top Jock” by readers of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Ed Long

“Kool Jazz with Mikki”

Mikki Spencer, Presentation Artist/Producer

It’s smooth with a groove! It’s KOOL Jazz!

Mikki Spencer presents Kool Jazz in a way that prompts you to want to listen all the time.

The music will feature some familiar contemporary smooth jazz from well established artists, and you’ll hear from some new up-and-coming artists too.

You’ll hear a bit of human interest, a touch of social commentary, some current events, and even a few things to think about.

Mikki will share music and tidbits from artists like George Benson, Kenny G, Brian Culbertson, and Kirk Whalum.

You’ll be singing along, snapping your fingers, smiling, and humming to the likes of Will Downing, Randy Crawford, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Michael Franks.

When you listen, you’ll hear Mikki’s love for music and her passion for people.

You’ll be glad you found Kool Jazz with Mikki!

Ed Long

“The Sensation of Smooth Jazz”

Vernon Robbins, Presentation Artist/Producer

Ah! Are you ready to feel The Sensation of your daily massage?

After a hard day of work, just kick off your shoes, loosen your tie, sit back, and enjoy the good flavor of Smooth Jazz. You deserve it!

You’ll hear the best in the genre as Vernon Robbins takes the music to a new level. A featured artist will be played throughout the show, and there will be liner notes of your favorite artists – tidbits of how they got started, how they interact with other artists, and more.

A graduate of the American Academy of Broadcasting, this Atlantic City native learned his craft under the tutelage of Philly legends Hy Lit and Long John Wade. Vernon says, “I am so happy to be a part of the future of broadcasting. This is a wonderful way of listening to the Smooth Jazz format, to be presented to you the only way I know how – and that is ‘smooth.’”

The trip is hip, and the ride is smooth! So get on board, relax, and experience The Sensation!

"The Jazz Singer"

Eric Faison, Presentation Artist/Producer

It’s all about the voices!

It’s for the lover of exquisite, lush vocal performances or uptempo energetic pop, whether classic or contemporary!

This 2-hour show is a unique, one-of-a-kind look at the greatest Jazz vocalists of all time, along with new releases from vocalists who are continuing and redefining the Jazz vocal tradition.

You’ll enjoy a full spectrum of Jazz singers – classic singers, like Ella Fitzgerald and Nat “King” Cole; contemporary stylists, like Diane Reeves, Rachelle Farrell, and Kurt Elling; through the new wave jazz singers, like Nora Jones and Esperanza Spalding.

Special features include “The Sound Booth,” which spotlights new music, and “The Cabaret,” which brings you live vocal performances.

Jazz vocal fans, this is the show for you!


REST IN PEACE

“Gospel Caravan”

(The Late) Joe Lewis, Presentation Artist/Producer

To hear the best in Contemporary Uptempo Gospel and “get your praise on,” you need to join this musical Caravan!

Mississippi native (The Late) Joe Lewis has the music and the inspiration to help you get through your busy day.

You’ll hear artists like Bebe and Cece Winans, Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, The Clark Sisters, Rev. W.R. “Smokie” Norful, Jr., and many, many more.

You’ll also hear the new Gospel artists, along with a few flashbacks to the Old Time Gospel pioneers.

Welcome aboard the Gospel Caravan!

"IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC"