Vaneese’s voice will pop up almost anywhere, day or night, weekdays, weekends or in commercials with Radio One Washington DC stations. “You’ll always find me on Sundays from 8 am am to 11 am but mostly I’m the news anchor and producer for the Russ Parr Morning Show on Majic 102.3. I still get out to different venues, there is always an opportunity to be out and about at places like concerts, fundraisers or right in the neighborhood.”
Radio is a road filled with bumps and turns and you always have to be ready for the next detour. “I came to 102.3 after a format change, the station simply changed directions, literally.” For a little more than 10 years you may have heard her luminous voice throughout the night as host of smooth jazz “Lights Out Washington” or listened to her warm personality navigate afternoon drive in the Washington market.
Raised in Detroit and attending Cass Tech’s Performing Arts curriculum Vaneese found that she enjoyed being behind the scenes in radio. “My original intention was to produce award winning radio commercials…that all changed during an internship when the program director asked me if I wanted to go on the air.” It was the proverbial turning point in her career. Finishing a degree at the University of Detroit (before consolidating with Mercy College) and a few part time gigs later in Urban Adult Contemporary, Disco and New Wave Vaneese eventually landed a full time slot as host of “Jazz On AM” at a station owned by the late Martha Jean “The Queen” Steinberg. It wasn’t long before she moved back over to FM, this time as host of an evening program. Building a radio resume at several stations in Detroit in various formats Vaneese has always maintained jazz as her consummate forte. Vaneese got married (on Valentine’s day), had two children before Washington, DC called, in need of a host for an evening jazz show. “At the time we weren’t quite ready to make the move,” but when the second call came almost a year later the timing was perfect. “Leaving family, friends and familiar places is tough but my husband and I were looking for a new adventure in a new city which is how we landed in the DC market.”
Out of the Washington Metropolitan Area hails a proven stellar talent who has honed her professional, social and educational expertise in the entertainment industries’ Radio and Television Broadcasting Journalism field.
Teresa Marie currently displays her professional talents for Radio One on Majic 102.3FM Washington D.C. / Magic 95.5FM Baltimore. Teresa has built her media experience on both the “STELLAR AWARD WINNING” WPGC AM Heaven 1580 and WPGC FM 95.5. Teresa utilizes her accomplishments to give back to the community and provide education and awareness to individuals who suffer from societal challenges, always lending a helping hand. A graduate of the Columbia School of Broadcasting, Teresa Marie continued to develop and evolve through her work at ABC 7 News/WJLA /News Channel 8. A proven striver, Teresa still finds the time to attend the prestigious American University studying Public Communications.
Only the best and the strong survive! Over her 20 years in radio, Teresa has interviewed and interacted with leading political and community leaders, ministers, award winning artists, authors, and entertainers. Names like President Barack Obama, Rev. Al Sharpton, Former Maryland States Attorney Glen F. Ivey, the Late Dr. Dorothy Height, Les Brown, Tavis Smiley, Blair Underwood, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ice Cube, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Denyce Graves, Monique, and Yolanda Adams are but part of the impressive list of important and popular figures who have spent time with Teresa on the mike.
Born in the Philippines as a Military Dependant, Teresa traveled extensively around the world and has been exposed to various cultures and traditions. It’s an experience that helped shape her eclectic style of communication, allowing those in her presence to feel at home and safe during interviews or live events she’s hosted.
Teresa’s mission statement is to “Take Education and Opportunity to the Communities.” This has led to her life’s work and passions developing concepts like; PINK FRIDAY’S aiding Breast Cancer victims and honoring survivors; saluting unsung heroes with EVERYDAY PEOPLE; journeying through African American History with a show called AROUND THE CITY IN 80 DAYS, and empowering women with her WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM. Teresa’s approach to her profession is beyond categorization.
Lamar Robinson affectionately known as “The LBD”or “The Lilbigdaddy” started his radio career as young announcer on Morgan State
University’s WEAA as the host of the Friday Night Jazz club in 1995. While at WEAA, Lamar worked as a promotions assistant for Radio One Baltimore’s WERQ 92Q. Lamar would execute promotions with the station’s on air personalities and entertain listeners to the point that both listeners and advertising clients would request Lamar for all of their events. Lamar would excite the listeners so much that they dubbed him “the Lilbigdaddy”(The LBD) for his small stature but big personality. Lamar used this to his advantage and added weekend shifts to his job duties.
Lamar continued to work hard and aimed to progress at 92Q. He then became the Executive producer for the morning show. He soon moved to Radio One’s WBOT FM in Boston as the night host
The LBD did not disappoint, he paved his way through the Boston market making an immediate impact. The LBD quickly made his mark on Boston radio, and was soon promoted to Assistant Program Director and Interim Program Director of both WILD and WBOT. After a few short months, The LBD was named permanent Program Director/ afternoon host of WBOT. The LBD later worked at WJMN, also in Boston.
Catch John Sunday-Thursday 7pm – 12pm
John began his career in broadcasting before he graduated from Clinton High School in North Carolina. After attending East Carolina University, he jumped in the radio business full time. John has hosted radio shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. over the last 25 plus years. He has also hosted several nationally syndicated radio programs, including The U.S.A. Music Magazine and Reflections. John was seen as a segment host on the nationally syndicated television show, “Live in Hollywood.” He is a two time Music Director of the year for Gavin Magazine and once for Billboard Magazine. He has been nominated numerous times for Major Market Personality of the Year during his long career. John is currently the host of the evening show “Love and R&B”.