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. Russ Parr’s wife and children are paramount in his life. His devotion to his family is paralleled only by his commitment to his listeners and community issues. Though many strive to be #1, few actually make to the top. As he reaches the pinnacle of his award-winning career, it’s clear that Russ Parr has worked hard to get where he is!
Jazze’ was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. At an early age she started to discover her extraordinary talents and took an interest in acting, modeling, hosting and radio. Jazze’ has always been very persistent in reaching her career objectives and ecstatic about her profession. She obtained an Associate’s Degree in Arts and she is currently finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Management at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2002, Jazze’ quickly became an icon for modeling and hosting events. Throughout her professional career she has hosted numerous events, such as: concerts, model and fashion shows, car shows, plays and etc. She has also done countless print and promotional modeling work. She has done modeling for nationally distributed “Source” magazine. She has also done modeling for chewing gum manufacturer “Dentyne Ice”.
Biography of Veda “Veda Loca” Emery
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” -Frederick Douglas, 1857
If you ask where she was born, she’ll say, “Pick somewhere!” If you ask how old she is, she’ll ask, “How old do you want me to be?”
Veda Emery became known as “Veda Loca” as a result of her hilarious commentary while she worked as a stylist at a Washington D.C. Hair salon. Her natural ability to engage and entertain others encouraged Veda to pursue a career in comedy. Veda tried stand-up and quickly learned that the stage would not be her home. Her realization came after she heard “Boo!” “Booooo!” “Boooooooooo!” as she was booed off the stage for forgetting her material!!! Who would have guessed this would happen to such a witty, outspoken, talkative individual!!! In the words of Peter Griffin, “Oh no they didn’t!!!!”
Veda is best known for her presentation of “Veda’s Hot Mess,” a moment where she shines a light on downright shocking behaviors of the celebrities we have all grown to love and admire as well as news stories that make us ask, “WTF?” (Veda’s delivery of these stories can also make you ask, “WTF”!!!!)
97.9 The Beat’s newest jock J Kruz defines “swag.” Speaking three languages and thriving as world-traveler, recording artist and radio personality, J Kruz brings an unparalleled persona to Dallas-Ft. Worth. Born in New York and raised in Pittsburgh, Kruz, who was voted ‘Top Talent’ in the Steel City three years in a row, comes to Dallas from WAMO radio in Pittsburgh. Well-known for his high-energy antics, he spent five years in Pittsburgh before bringing his “movement” to Dallas. While in Pittsburgh, he was the first Latino radio jock in the market, known as “The Holla Back Kid” for his daily rap roll call and as the pioneer of “Local Live,” which highlighted local artists in and around Pittsburg.
From performing to hosting TV shows and mixtapes to modeling and acting, Kruz continues to accomplish big things. And he remarks, “ I’m just getting started.”
Q What would you be doing if you weren’t in radio?
A Bartender! Love people and partying!
Q Do you listen to the radio when you’re not on the radio?
A YES! I’m a radio NERD!! LOL
Q Celebrity you would….
A Too many to name…Gabriel Union, Eva Mendez, Megan Good and Megan Fox!!
Q If you won twenty million dollars, how would you spend it?
A Ten percent Church, Ten percent Charity, Buy a house in L.A, N.Y, Miami. Buy a couple cars and the rest in savings.
I love being on the Radio! It’s in my blood! My father used to be on the radio too. I’ve been in Radio for the past 9 years between Cali and Texas. Worked for 5 different stations, hip hop and pop music! I have worked in promotions as a promotions assistant, and have been on the radio full time and part time. I have also been in management as a Music Director and Assistant Program Director. Check me out Saturday nights from 10p to 2a and Sunday from 11a to 2p. Make everyday count!