Written by Charity Ward, N4N Detroit Program Director
Shannon, radio host of Channel 955’s Mojo in the Morning show, shared her dynamic and infectious energy with the Detroit N4N youth. Youth members interested in a career in radio broadcasting listened intently as she answered questions like: What did you study in college? Did you always want to be a radio host? What celebrity meeting left you the most star struck? Shannon offered a great deal of information on her journey as a DJ and what a day in her life – juggling motherhood and national radio broadcasting – is like. She also encouraged youth that with hard work and dedication, they too could have careers in radio.
Show Segments include:
What’s Up World?: Current Events
Tea Party: Celebrity News
Blackboard: 5th Grade School Updates
Boy, Bye: Boy Talk
New Jams: New Music Premiere and Discussion
Up in Here, Up in Here: Special Guest Interviews
Shannon chatted on-air with these young aspiring radio hosts about the creepy clown fad, the Presidential election, First Lady Michelle Obama’s sense of fashion, and discussed some of the artists that had been nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Ni’Asia and Anyla even developed their own version of Shannon’s famous daily segment “Dirty on the 30” and gave Shannon 30 seconds to share her unrehearsed thoughts on pre-selected topics ranging from her daughter, Lucy Grace, to her obsession with cupcakes.
Shannon offered pointers on engaging with live audiences and gave the girls her best advice to always be themselves. Shannon plans to come back to mentor more youth interested in radio broadcasting and we can’t wait for her return!