Da Groove

KYBN-Radio & Da Groove



The goal of our radio show series is to:
– Highlight the talent in Jazz, Soul and Funk within the Promardi Professional International music member network during the weekly radio show
– Provide music industry professionals such as DJs, Radio stations, Talent Buyers, Promoters and other industry professionals an opportunity to review the featured artist brands that will be showcased on our program every week
– Encourage fans to review the artist brand, music projects, music credits and purchase tickets to artist performances as well as access other content
Our program is based on indie and small label Promardi members that are artists, musicians, songwriters, etc) that are seeking radio airplay on a syndicated weekly radio show with over 4.8 million weekly listeners.


Pepper Thomas:

KYBN-Radio & DJ Pepper Thomas Pepper is a lover of good music and a fan of the lyrical content/music. She plays Neo-Soul, R&B, Contemporary Jazz/R&B, Hip-Hop, Contemporary Gospel and whatever she is feeling.

You never know who might call in or stop by to do an interview. I have had the opportunity to interview Raphael Saadiq, Deborah Cox, Eric Roberson, Sam Bostic, Bradd Marquis, Noel Gourdin, Link, Kenny Lattimore, Wayna, Kendra Ross, P.J. Morton, DWELE, The Late Bernie Mac, The Ghetto Boys, Raheem DeVaughn, Marvin Cease, Russell Taylor, YahZarah St. James,Silk, Jai Mike, J. Poww and the list goes on. Pepper believes that music is so important for the “Mind, Body and Soul!”She believes in having fun and making a positive impact in someone’s life by the music I play and the information that I provide the listeners. You are sure to hear some of the hottest, fresh and smacking new music on the Hot Pepper Show.

Imani Speaks:

KYBN-Radio & DJ Imani SpeaksImani’s Show encourages musicians, personal and spiritual development coaches and mentors in the local and global community. She feels that there are talented and gifted people who want to showcase their wisdom and talents and give back to their community.

The Imani Speaks show offers a platform for guests to speak powerful words of wisdom and encouragement into the lives of the listening audience and believes that the powerful messages coming from the guests will reawaken the listeners to their personal power and inspire them to tap into their own reservoirs of inner treasures and be part of the change that they want to see in the world.

Gordon West:

KYBN-Radio & DJ Gordon WestGordon West has been a professional DJ for over 20 years. He started out in his hometown of Manchester UK and soon after was being asked to do events on the national and international circuit. He has and still is working all over the world on the Radio and Night club circuit including various celebrity and high profile events. He has picked up various awards over the years from Music magazines to radio stations and public polls.

Gordon West is still one of the busiest and most in Demand Club DJs in the UK specialising in all things Soulful, Soul, Neo, Nu Soul, rare grooves, Classic club tunes and even the soulful end of reggae, Lovers Rock.

Gordon Has done several TV appearances as well as being asked to DJ at many TV/Movie premiers, after parties and private celebrity events. He’s also worked in some of the most prestigious clubs around the globe from:

“The Legendary Hacienda” in Manchester, UK
051 Liverpool
Heaven and Hell London
Bird Cage
Jazz cafe
The Cotton Club
Band on the Wall
Kings Beach in Barbados
Beaches in Jamaica

Gordon West’s Radio career started in Hospital Radio and rapidly moved into Pirate Radio after being approached on the club circuit by radio station owners. He made a natural progression into legal Radio. Presenting and Producing Radio shows as well as Voice overs, Radio and TV adverts, while he currently broadcasts on several stations Syndicated around the globe. Gordon also teaches radio Skills, writes and designs Radio broadcast courses at all levels.

Gordon has Presented Radio shows out of The Gambia Africa, the UK and New Jersey, USA. He currently presents 3 evening drive time Shows on Radio Diamond UK and the Breakfast shows Weekdays on KSON Studio 1 California.

Gordon West is also an established Record producer and writer. He has worked with well known artists and indie artists as a producer, composer, writer and as a remixer. He is currently working on new tracks and remixes with artists in the UK, USA and Canada. Stay tuned for details of more to come from this award winning DJ/Presenter and watch for the new GW Tracks and release dates.

Latin Jazzy:
KYBN-Radio & DJ Latin JazzyUp Close & Personal with Latinjazzy is a show that interviews Jazz artists from all over the world, while featuring some of the hottest music in the industry.

Up Close & Personal was designed as a platform to showcase artists and their amazing talents. From the trendsetters who have paved the way, to many to new and uprising artists, out goal is to bring the best of what the world has to offer! Up Close and Personal features music from all forms of Jazz, Latin, Smooth, Contemporary, Straight Ahead, and has even showcase Salsa and R&B artists.

Up Close & Personal made its debut on Blog Talk Radio on October 2013. Due to the show’s success, it is currently featured on KYBN Radio, which services over 17.6 million monthly listeners in over 100 countries. Now Up Close & Personal has not only performed over 200 interviews, but it is now in syndication.

Up Close & Personal is not just any regular show…just like it’s founder and host LJ, it is charismatic, genuine and totally unscripted. Each show is filled with her Latin flavored soul, spunk and wittiness, which is why it has become artists’ favorite show to debut their new music to the world.

Annie or LJ, has had the privilege to have spent air time with some legendary masters of the genre, such as: Najee, Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Walter Beasley, Keiko Matsui, Alex Bugnon, Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michel Camilo, Dave Koz, Boney James, Euge Groove, Richard Elliot, Jonathan Butler, Paul Hardcastle, Nick Collione, Eddie Palmieri, and Tito Puente Jr.. Some of the hottest uprising stars featured on the show are: Jonathan Fritzen, Vincent Ingala, Nicholas Cole, The JT Project, Tim Watson, Dean Mongerio and many more.

Stevie Soul:

KYBN-Radio & DJ Stevie SoulAs a child, she wanted to be in the music industry with one goal in mind and that was to meet my favorite singer CHAKA KHAN… In Philly 1992 at the IAAAM music convention that dream became a reality. Thanks to DJ Frances Jaye and neosoulcafe.com I received my official introduction to the indie soul music scene, at the end of 2005. 2007 I attended Frances’ I Got Soul Music Conference in Dallas. There she met Erykah Badu (ok she went up to Badu and told her I loved her and to hug me) she busted out laughing and complied. That same evening she met former Badu b/g singer Yahzarah. A couple months later at the Afram in Baltimore aka the African American Hertiage Festival, B-Stage. I saw Sy Smith perform and my life has not been the same since. Currently I am a photographer, podcaster, videographer, artist manager and promoter to the underground indie Soul Music Scene. I Stevie rolls with the Best!



After taking off 5 years from producing radio networks (111 East Jazz, 111 East Neo, 111 East Digital, 111 East Praise), Baron Harris (B Harris Music) will be returning to radio with a new radio show called “Da Groove”! The program will feature 2 hours of Jazz, Soul and Funk music from some of the hottest artists featured in the Promardi Music Network (www.promardi.com). The show will feature a team of international radio personalities presenting great music and commentary. Join us on Da Groove



Da Groove

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