Welcome to Philly Syndication Network


Philly Syndication 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 Syndication Network has it!

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

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!”

"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!

“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!

“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!

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!

“The Soul Spa”

Alma Souljahr, Presentation Artist/Producer

Look out all you music adventurers! Get ready to experience a beautiful journey within, enabled by motivating cultural news, chat, and artist interviews! This show’s bilingual content is all positive – meaning no bad or depressing news and no vulgarity.

You’ll hear uptempo music, featuring today’s international hit makers, along with some classics that will serve as a point of reference to demonstrate both the correlation and the relation among all the music genres of the world. You’ll hear what’s happening on the international music scene – from Africa, to Euro-Asia, to the Caribbean, to the U.S., and so much more. It’s all cultural, uplifting, and inspirational! You’ll hear people saying quick shout-outs in their native languages – from Bollywood to Borinquen, from Malaysia to Malibu – all getting into the global groove.

But don’t think for one minute that you’re going to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery for very long. No way. Alma Souljahr, the “Ambassador of Positive Sound Energy,” is taking you aboard the Soul Train on Supersonic Thought Speed! You’ll travel from one continent to another quicker than you can imagine! On this journey, you will truly benefit from the beautiful world which surrounds us as well as partake of all the wonderful things that are going on.

It’s an inner ear to the world from a musical perspective that will make you want to dance your way to the nearest airport and enjoy the environment in person! But, remember, you’re already there. It’s in you!

“Zona Candela (Flame Zone)”

Alma Souljahr, Presentation Artist/Producer

You are now in the Flame Zone, and it’s on fire!

When other shows are just playing the tunes with liners in between, Alma rocks it with her unique bilingual style and fiery bring-it-to-life energy.

“Zona Candela” is a Latin Contemporary program that appeals to a broad audience, but targets mainstream Hispanics 18-35.

The playlist includes top hit “movers and shakers” from the Latin Pop, Tropical, and Dance charts. You’ll hear Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Leslie Grace, Romeo Santos, Don Omar, and many, many more!

Listeners will get up close and personal with their favorite songs and artists as Alma delivers an in-depth look into the Latin music scene, featuring the week’s top twenty songs and artists, along with entertainment news and special guests.

Get ready to dance around the flames! It’s that HOT!

“Love Power”

Gregg Diggs, Presentation Artist/Producer

Love…the most powerful force on the planet…felt in the innocence and excitement of the first kiss or the pain and heartache of the last goodbye!

“Love Power” explores the many sides of love and its impact on the heart, soul, mind, and body by spotlighting the romantic love songs of today and the classic love songs that make us remember the way we were.

With a sensual music mix of R&B (Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, Sade, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Ledisi, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Teddy Pendergrass, Eric Benet), Pop (Barbara Streisand, Barry Manilow, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood, Michael Buble), Latin (Enrique Iglesias, Mark Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Pablo Alboran, Selena, Luis Miguel, Julio Iglesias, Shakira, Alejandro Sanz), and International love songs (Les Nubians, Angelique Kidjo, Cheb Khaled, Ismael Lo, Samite, Cesaria Evora, Zap Mama, Youssou N’dour, Baaba Maal, Corrinne Bailey Rae, Leona Lewis, Craig David, Kassav, Il Divo), “Love Power” provides the ultimate worldwide listening experience for anyone in the mood for love, passion, and a romantic musical interlude.

Gregg is spreading the love all across the planet!

“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!

“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!

BJ Lewis

"The Jazz Blend"

BJ Lewis, Presentation Artist/Producer

It’s a great blend of great jazz—old and new—along with international concert and festival information and ongoing artist profiles!

BJ puts the world of new music and artists at your fingertips daily by constantly spanning the globe for great, new independent artists on the jazz scene, while keeping a steady flow of the heavyweights of the industry, featuring new grooves and golden tributes.

All the bases are covered…your favorite beverage, great jazz, and a buffet of knowledge every weekday.

So join BJ for the perfect blend for your mind, body, and soul!

"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!

Ed Long

“In the Spirit”

Sister Liz, Presentation Artist/Producer

It’s a fresh sound with great classic and contemporary gospel songs from the best in gospel music!

Sister Liz comes from a very strong Christian background. Her family is full of pastors and evangelists, and her own father founded a church in Kentucky, her home state. Sister Liz loves the Lord, and it can be felt in this great home-felt show.

You’ll love these great segments…

  • •   Concert Calendar highlights upcoming national events in the gospel world.
  • •   Gospel Great profiles the late gospel greats who have left their mark in gospel music.
  • •   Healthy You provides great, healthy, tasty meals for your Sunday dinners after church with national chef Kevin
        Nelson.
  • •   Gospel Comedy Clip showcases the best in clean comedy from some of the best Christian comedians in the
        country.

The show’s special features are Scripture of the Day, Bible Question of the Day, and Top 5 Countdown.

Get “In the Spirit” with Sister Liz!


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!

“The Old Time Gospel Hour”

(The Late) Joe Lewis, Presentation Artist/Producer

When it comes to getting your “praise on,” you can’t beat veteran gospel personality (The Late) Joe Lewis. Joe began his radio career at the age of eight by reading funeral and church announcements for a local funeral home!

This Greenwood, Mississippi native takes you back to the roots of today’s modern praise with the music that gave a people the strength to carry on.

You’ll hear the great pioneers of gospel music – artists like Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers, The Reverend C.L. Franklin, The Roberta Martin Singers, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Staple Singers, and The Clara Ward Singers.

Clapping! Foot stomping! Uplifting! Spirit filled! (The Late) Joe Lewis brings joy to the listener with some of the greatest testimonies of faith ever put to music.

"Gospel 360"

DJ Praze, Presentation Artist/Producer

This is not your everyday gospel show. It is 360 Degrees of Praise and Worship while giving God all the Glory!

DJ Praze brings you a breath of fresh air with multi-generational music, displaying a variety of artists and genres such as Holy Hip Hop, Reggae, Calypso, Latino, and Rhythm & Praise.

You’ll hear your favorite artists remixed by DJ Praze, as well as “The House of Praise” mix tape. Make sure to get those recorders ready for “The International Hotspot”—gospel from around the world.

There’s less talk and more music from a wide variety. Music to get your praise on!


"Gospel Flava"

Bobby Wonder, Presentation Artist/Producer

This is a different kind of “Flava”!

Gospel Flava features a unique, new, fresh blend of music with both today’s and yesterday’s inspirational and motivational music.

You’ll hear your favorite gospel artists, like Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell, Karen Clark Sheard, and BeBe & CeCe Winans, mixed with secular artists who also deliver great Gospel music, like Jonathan Butler, CoCo from SWV, Dionne Warwick, Ramsey Lewis, Take Six, The Whispers, and Kim Waters, to name a few. The goal is to serve great, inspiring music, regardless of the artist.

One of the special features is a Quartet Walk, when Bobby Wonder plays some of the best Gospel quartet music that the world has to offer. Gospel Flava also features the inspiring and motivational Song of the Day, plus an Inspiring Moment designed to give you something positive to think about by serving musical four plays of your favorite artists, and much more.

Bobby Wonder also will take your Facebook and Twitter requests and quotes.

You’ll be on a feel good musical journey with Gospel Flava.


"IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC"