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.”
DJ Kayotik pronounced [KayOtik], got inspired with this stage-name from the word Chaotic, but with the “K” for his name’s first initial.
Now when you hear the name DJ Kayotik, the first thought that goes through your mind is premiere “Video Mixoligist and DJ”, Celebrity DJ and/or DJ to the Stars, Master of ceremonies & Radio Personality. Whatever the initial thought might have been, DJ Kayotik has branded his name throughout the clubs and radio airwaves, and is referred to as The Movie Director” Ascending to prominence as one of Radio One’s top DJs; DJ Kayotik is one of the most sought- after DJs in the industry.
DJ Kayotik is known all over the world as the King Of The Club …His mixture of music depends on the night and city u catch him in . Currently residing in Dallas but born and raised in New York City ,and with a combination of djing and mc’ing for almost 10 years , he always carries that New York flare no matter were he’s playing or hosting . Having residencies behind the tables of legendary clubs like House of Blues, Opus , Beamers , Ghost Bar , Sting , Kinki Lounge , Privae , and Vain.
In December 2011, DJ Kayotik organized “The Kayotik Foundation, Inc.”,(Kareem’s Alternative Youth Options To Improve Kids), a non- profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life for youth by focusing on the issues of literacy and self-esteem.
In 2013 DJ Kayotik stayed pretty busy by joining Desert Storm with the World Famous DJ Clue, partnering with up with Foot Action and introducing the “Influencer Program” & shortly after announcing his signing with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group & Belaire Rose as the OFFICIAL MMG Blackbottle Boy DJ Ambassador.
You can find DJ Kayotik spinning or hosting at the hottest nightclubs, the most talked about celebrity parties and high profile sporting events. DJ Kayotik’s positivity is what he will continue to use to help inspire his young community and raise awareness and support organizations
97.9 The Beat’s newest on-air talent, MC Marcus Chapman is from the southeast side of Chicago. He began his radio career at college station WKDI on the campus of Northen Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. After graduating with a Bachelors of Arts Degree and a minor in Black Studies, he joined the staff of Chicago station WGCI. MC would later be heard in several other markets, including Indianapolis, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and Atlanta. In addition to his radio career, Marcus is also a music historian and the author of “The Coolest Music Book Ever Made aka The MC 500”; a music guide that will be released in 2014.