PAUL BRINGS TO THE CLASSROOM OVER THIRTY YEARS OF RADIO EXPERIENCE FROM PROGRAMMING A NUMBER ONE NEWS/TALK STATION, WINNING A NUMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS AWARDS AS A NEWS REPORTER AND ANCHOR TO BROADCASTING DIVISION-ONE-A SPORTS AS A PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER AND COLOR ANALYST. PAUL IS HOST OF S-C-S IN THE MORNING FROM 6am-8am WEEKDAYS AND TEACHES THE ADVANCED CLASS OF A-V PRODUCTION AT THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTER.
Michael Adrian Davis also known as the "man on a mission" or "The Voice" is a multi-talented, highly intelligent and motivated force to be reckoned with as one of the top media brands in the industry. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, this graduate of Northside High School matriculated to the HBCU University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. There Davis honed his skills, as on many fronts. As a scholarshipped member of the UAPB famed Vesper Choir, he accomplished a feat never before duplicated, becoming the only freshman to sing a solo in the annual performance of Handel's Messiah. Teaching himself to sight read music, he served as bass player for the UAPB Jazz Ensemble. Branching into the theatrical world, Davis excelled, winning numerous acting awards and accolades from peers and audiences alike. But there was another side of Davis that was also being activated. His first major foray into public service was becoming president of the senior class - directing all major affairs of then graduating seniors. As fate would have it, his secretary for that arduous task was to be his future wife Mrs. Vera Annette Davis, from West Helena Arkansas. Davis left college in 1988 with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Communications. Broadcasting in four states for over 25 years to massive numbers, Davis’ smooth voice, spontaneous personality and wide wealth of knowledge allows him to provide a unique, fun and exciting morning show that soon can be heard worldwide at Michael Adrian Davis radio.com. After the death of his beloved wife of 18 years to cancer in 2007, Davis's journey as a single parent, working professional and entrepreneur has provided him keen insight and wisdom that has changed the lives of thousands. Making him a much sought after motivational speaker, engaging master of ceremonies, energetic Toast Master and a highly entertaining budding comedian. Understanding that to whom much is given much is required, Davis created the Michael Adrian Davis foundation, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to provide skills, tools, resources and opportunities for the least among us.
John Best “aka” Your Brother From Another Mother os the Broadcast Operations Advisor for The Department of Broadcast Services (88.5FM & C19TV). Born and raised in New Jersey, Mr. best migrated with his family to Memphis, TN back in 1987 and attended the mighty Whitehaven High School. John was one of the first people to stream hip hop and r&b24hrs a day, back in 2004. Mr. Best strives for uplifting everyone around him by showing work ethic and energy. Be Do Have is his secret to success and he lives it every single day.
Cathy Hart "The Musical Masseuse" is on 88.5FM daily from 6am - 10a.
The real service of our department goes to the broadcast students of Shelby County Schools. All of our equipment must be functional for them everyday. This includes all of our computers, printers and broadcast equipment that we use for our LIVE remotes. Every Friday during football and basketball seasons we broadcast the 88.5FM game of the week. I am serving the district in my dream job. Also, on Friday & Saturday nights I produce a House / Disco radio dance party show on 88.5 FM called House In The MidSouth !!! Keep up the great work, because you never know who is watching or listening!!!
Kristee Lane is one of our broadcasting teachers here at the Telecommunications Center. She was #1 for 5 consecutive years during her day part (10am-2pm) at 103.5 WRBO. She is also a product of the program as well, so she is a great asset to have on the team. Very professional and she also is in charge of of our community engagement/outreach for 88.5FM and C19TV. Make no mistake, Kristee Lane is a force to be reckoned with in the classroom. Her students are immersed in the work from day one and she will make sure that her students are prepared for radio speaking or in front of the TV camera speaking. What an asset to have at the Telecommunications Center.
The goal of my work is to find creative, effective and unique solutions to any challenge that comes my way with the expertise of my graphic/video production training and experience I have gathered through the years and share it with students that are eager to learn and grow in this field. I am also looking forward to collaborating with my team members to strengthen the productions.
Patrick has a proven leadership, organization, project management, and client relations/customer service skills, supported by 20+ years experience and substantial technical knowledge and experience. Recognized as a dedicated, resourceful, and innovative broadcasting professional with an established industry reputation in student management; equipment operations; and various project management and support roles in high‑end video recording and post‑production.
Stefani Everson brings nearly twenty years of broadcast and communication experience to the Department of Broadcast Services. She also utilized her industry knowledge as a tenured educator, teaching students in Shelby County Schools for more than eight years. As the General Manager, she is focused on continuing to improve the student education program, increase the 88.5FM and C19TV audience, and continually expand our community partnerships.
Andrea is the glue to our department, she handles all of the station business under our General Manager's direction on a daily basis. She is always doing something and always ready to lend a helping hand at a moments notice. Andrea has been one of the greatest additions to our department. Administrative Assistant is her title but the work that she does everyday, makes her more valuable than the title of assistant.
Stan Bell is no stranger to the Memphis and Mid-South area. He has been “serving you well” for 30 years on the Memphis airwaves. He is a past Marconi (Radio) Award Winner for Broadcast Excellence. He loves his family, city, and the influence that he has to inspire youth to be their very best everyday. Stan communicates– on and off the air. He is also a proud veteran teacher with Memphis City Schools(legacy) & Shelby County Schools. He is a classroom teacher at the TCC (Telecommunications Center). He is now in his 23rd year of teaching in the District. Stan’s philosophy is: “Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes”.