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Marcus Chapman

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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.

 

 

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M-Squared

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M-Squared grew up in Baltimore, MD and began mixing in his early college years as just a mere hobby. Practicing hard day and night, and listening to other DJ’s in the area, M-Squared started developing his own skills on the turntables. Only months later, this hobby became the start of something that grew very quickly, a promising music career. Influenced, by many dj’s in the area, M-Squared spent many of hours listening to other dj’s mixes and styles and reading many articles on the art of djing. Initially, M-Squared started out by opening up for other dj’s which meant he wasn’t getting that much exposure, but this would quickly change. Club goers started noticing M-Squared’s ability to get the crowd hype and keep the party moving. So people began to request that he be allowed to play more. One night M-Squared received more playing time, and at the end of the night many people congratulated him by saying, “M, you kept it hot!” The Promoter even said, I am going to start using you more because you are blazing like a hot day!” So what do you call a blazing hot day? A Scorcher! And thus became the title “The Scorcher” M-Squared!

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Mel the Mack

Mel-The-MackMel the Mack, born in Mobile, Alabama started his radio career in Mobile, Alabama at WBLX. He worked as an Mix DJ and Radio Personality holding down night shift from 6-10pm. In 2000 he relocated to Dallas, Texas which is where he started working with Service Broadcasting and was there for 7 years. You can currently hear Mel the Mack everyday Monday – Friday 10:00AM to 2:00PM and Sunday’s 2:00PM to 6:00PM.

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Jesse Salazar

What’s up party people? My name is Jesse Salazar, aka Boy Loco. I’ve been a radio dj for over 13 years. But, as this is my bio, let’s back up to when I was just a wee-little Loco.

I grew up in the small west Texas town of Odessa. From the beginning, I embraced hip hop music even when it was only known as rap. I remember being 8 years old, the extended family would get together at a park to play volleyball on Sundays. At that time, the only source for this new genre called “rap” was a one-hour specialty show on a community radio station (shouts out to DJ TuTu). So, while my family members played at the park, I was huddled on a bench with my single cassette deck, or “jambox” as we called it, recording the entire show. I was in love with the sound and in some very small way, believe because of my loyalty to it, I contributed to the success of the genre we see and hear so much today.

Now for the nuts-and-bolts.

After receiving a degree in recording engineering in Houston, I landed my first on-air position at a local tejano radio station in Odessa. At my first chance, I jumped ship to a hip-hop station. From there, I found myself quickly advancing to high profile positions in major markets including Houston, Tampa, Austin, Phoenix and now Dallas.

I believe hip hop is a state of mind and am honored to represent it every morning/afternoon on 97.9 The Beat.

Make sure you reach out to me on FACEBOOK and TWITTER because I need to get caught up on all the places I need to visit, here in the DFW !!

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DJ KayotiK

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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

 

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Jay Dominquez

Random Q&A…

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!

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