Guest Hosting on Caribbean Runnings

“Sometimes the best plans are the ones that reveal themselves right before your eyes!” ~Inga O

On Fridays The Press Kittens are on air from noon to 1pm EST. Katia Kool, savvy Life TIP and I, Inga O host a weekly radio talk show on WRFG 89.3FM in Atlanta called The Press KIT with Inga O & Co. (streamed live at http://www.wrfg.org) loosely formatted with the television show The View in mind. We open with our version of Hot Topics called “Perspectives” and have a few musical interludes and usually an in studio guest who is interviewed for about 45 minutes. I’ve posted a few shows here before.

In the past we used to go for lunch and casually enjoy the “Post Show Glow” as I like to call it. Now we all seemed to have responsibilities that are pulling us in a variety of different directions. This past week I decided to press pause on my post show plans and stay at the studio. I am very fond of Caribbean Runnings, one of the shows that closely follow us.I get to hear great Caribbean music and learn all the going ons within the local and International Caribbean communities.  From time to time I’ll lend my voice to their 2 hour show.

This past week  Red Carpet Shelley and I had a blast listening to great tunes spun by DJ Superpec between interviews about this month being Caribbean Heritage Month and speaking with the highly intelligent songtress Anita Antoinette, the 2016 Caribbean Heritage Month Musical Ambassador.

I’m thankful for all the opportunities being a part of the WRFG Family affords me. I’ve met great people, all who love what they do enough to do it for free. I laugh often and I’ve come to realize that you don’t have to know exactly where you are going to know that you are in the right place.

#WRFGFamilybychoice

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The Press KIT with Inga O & Co. from 11/13/2015

Instagram Edit The Press KIT 11-13-15

The show opens with Barbra Streisand‘s With One More Look at Look at You (from A Star Is Born 1976).

In studio we have Inga O (@Inga_O) and Tiffany (@savylifeTIP), Katia (@Katia Kool) calling n from California.

The show’s Perspectives is The Press KIT version of Hot Topics and this week’s topic was Bloomingdale’s “Spike your best-friend’s eggnog while they aren’t looking” Christmas catalog ad.  The ad brought a barrage of criticism on Twitter. The  Co Host give their perspectives around it.

Listen to DJ Tabone’s Ad for The Second Annual Carnival of Cultures. He also Hosts a show on WRFG 89.3 FM

The main topic of this recording of The Press KIT with Inga O & Co. is called “Self Care Habits of Highly Effective Caregivers” with our in studio guest Jenny Heuer. She shared a sweet story of her grand-mother and how that got her to working with The Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia.  Jenny Heuer also shared her personal email address if anyone listening needs specific care-giving help.

This show is from 11/13/2015. Join us every Friday from Noon to 1pm EST on WRFG 89.3 FM in Atlanta or streaming live on www.wrfg.org. Call in to share your point of view! 404-523-8989

Musical Credits: Barbra Streisand “With One More Look”; “Willow Weep For Me” from A Star Is Born 1976. Elvis Costello “Veronica” from Spike 1989.

 

The Press KIT with Inga O & Co. from 11/06/2015

The Press KIT Inga O, Sera, Katia & Tip

Today on the The Press KIT with Inga O & Co. we share our perspectives on Justin Trudeau, the newly appointed Prime Minister of Canada who is making quite a stir with his Liberal views. Co Host Katia talks about life as a new transplant from Atlanta to Arcata CA. Co Host Inga O shares about her recent return from Montreal Canada.

The main topic has Seraphina of http://www.serassuitcase.wordpress.com Skyping in all the way for her CBYX Exchange Program home of Ludwigshafen, Germany. <a href=”https://serassuitcase.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/lu/”>Sera’s Blog</a>

 

This show is from 11/6/2015. Join us every Friday from Noon to 1pm EST on WRFG 89.3 FM in Atlanta or streaming live on wrfg.org. Call in to share your point of view! 404-523-8989

My Cell Phone Was Put On Blast!

Last night my friends did an intervention of sorts.  My phone and I were blasted, joned, clowned, made-fun-of, laughted at, humiliated. Whatever you want  to call it, it was effective. Talk about peer pressure. They all have smart phones and iPhones and were shocked when I informed them all that my phone can and does go on the Internet. But who am I kidding… I already knew it was time for an upgrade but their intervention (which included a post on Facebook) worked. I have been shamed into submission and I’ll be looking, pricing and bringing home a new phone sooner than later.

This is evolution.

Inga O ♥

Mavado AKA ‘The Gully God’ in April 2009 Vibe Magazine

Mavado in April 2009 Vibe Magazine

Mavado in April 2009 Vibe Magazine

 

Rob Kenner wrote an in depth 6 page article on Reggae Artist Mavado called Mavado: The Real McKoy. The article addresses a lot of Mavado’s history in Jamaica’s reggae industry and his rise to world stardom, the gun charges, the conflict with Vybz Kartel and more.

The article is in this months copy of Vibe Magazine. You can listen to Rob Kenner’s “Boomshots” podcast  or read the online version of the article here: http://www.vibe.com/news/online_exclusives/2009/03/mavado_the_real_mckoy/index.html

 

 

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Happy Vernal Equinox! Atlanta Caribbean Music Stations! More!

It’s the first day of spring!

Spring comes in between the 19th to the 23rd of March and at different times. It changes on a yearly basis because the first official day of spring is the (Spring) Vernal EQUINOX. This is when the sun is directly above the equator. It rises due East and sets due West and does not do so on the exact same day every year since the calendar is not exactly 365 precise days every single year. In 2009, spring will arrive on March 20th, as stated above and the sun will be above the equator, crossing to the northern hemisphere at 11:47pm (ish)”

 

 

Let’s talk about good Caribbean music options to help you while you do your spring cleaning. I have already started cleaning house for the past week because I called it my Personal New Year (My Birthday) and wanted to do the things I’ve been putting off. See new places (Columbia S.C), experience new things (Barleys on Friday nights) and get rid of that which no longer serves me (deep clean my house).

 

 

To help keep me motivated in the less than glamorous task of cleaning I will often blast Caribbean music to get me moving!  Some of my favorite sources for Reggae and Soca music are: 

 

 

 

http://www.socafreak.com/

I love this site for all things Soca! They post songs by Country and year and definitely give you a lot of information about Carnivals and artists. I consider this a comprehensive site for whatever Soca you want to hear.

 

Mantius Cazaubon The Soca Freak from St-Lucia

Mantius Cazaubon The Soca Freak from St-Lucia

 

http://largeradio.com/

 This site offers an online radio station with music played by various DJ’s and it is 24 hours, day in, day out. The cool part is that it’s also a chat room. The hottest night (in my opinion)  to listen is Wednesday night from 8pm to about 1am.DJ Stanman plays a different mix every week and always manages to surprise us AND move the “crowd”! I think he is supposed to cut it at Midnight but ALWAYS goes over. Honestly, this is the most ingenious method of interacting with the “crowd, ”  DJ Stanman always shouts you out and comments on what you post in the chat room keeping the regulars coming back for more week after week.  For more on DJ Stanman’s appearances check out his Myspace page or website:

http://www.myspace.com/smallislandmassive

http://www.smallislandmassive.com/

 

 

DJ The Stanman from largeradio.com

DJ The Stanman from largeradio.com

  

Last but not least I have to tell you about 98.9 Blazin’ on the FM band. They seem to broadcast both in New York City and here in Atlanta and I have to thank my loyal reader J.O for the tip. I listen in the car but must warn you that if your not within the Perimeter (inside 285) and really in the Decatur area you will hear some static. I can only hope that they get a bigger tower to ensure that we can enjoy the great music. I don’t think they have a website but if you know please fill me in.

 Enjoy the spring cleaning now that you have the music to keep you going!

 

Thanks to Wikianswers.com for explaining Spring to us!

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_is_the_first_day_of_spring_2009