CHARLESTON, SC (PRWEB) April 28, 2010
Less than a year following his unceremonious departure from Philadelphia’s The Beat 100.3, controversial media personality Charlamagne Tha God is returning to city where his radio career began: Charleston, SC. The former Wendy Williams Experience co-host has been tapped as one of the new on-air personalities at Charleston’s 92.5 The Box [WIHB-FM].
Starting May 8, 2010, The Box’s audience can catch Charlamagne Tha God’s Concrete Jungle each and every Saturday afternoon from 2-6pm. In addition to its host’s politically incorrect views and potentially dangerous rhetoric, the show will also feature celebrity interviews and entertainment news. On Sundays starting May 9, fans will find Charlamagne introducing some of the most promising local and international talent through his new vehicle Next In Line, which will air from 7-9pm. In addition to showcasing the music of new artists, the show will also spotlight music by more established artist who are often overlooked by the mainstream.
“I’m always excited about getting a chance to express myself over the airwaves,” says Charlamagne of his newest ventures. “People already know what I do, but I’m most excited about getting a chance to let artists who aren’t really heard on the radio be heard. People like Glasses Malone, Mysonne, Strong Arm Steady, Pill, Killa Mike, Jay Electronica, South Carolina artists like Boss G and Mr. Taylor, and so many others. They don’t get a lot of radio play, but they’re dope. So I’m glad I’ll be able to showcase their music and turn people on to them.”
Charlemagne Tha God has been off the air since it was announced on November 2, 2009 that The Beat 100.3 had decided to “go in another direction,” thus ending his popular morning show. During his brief radio hiatus, Charlamagne Tha God parlayed his strong internet following into yet another career first when he co-created the popular web series “Hood State of the Union” with comedian Roland “Lil Duval” Powell. The success of the series, which garnered the support of bloggers and online magazines alike, promted MTV to recruit the two “New Age Icons” for a Nick-Cannon produced, year-end review show called Hatin’ on 09. The popularity of the duo has prompted MTV to order new episodes of Hatin’, scheduled to air this summer. Their success has prompted Charlamagne and Lil Duval to launch TheHoodStateofTheUnion.com, which will be the online home of “Hood State of the Union.” The site will also offer viewers new and original sketch comedy features. http://www.TheHoodStateoftheUnion.com is set to launch on May 12th.
Since first landing on Charleston airwaves in 1998, Charlamagne Tha God’s best attribute - the quality that has earned him fans across the country, lead to an additional career as a journalist and open doors to the world of television – has been his penchant for controversy. It was that talent for pushing the envelope that sparked his business relationship with kindred spirit and mentor Wendy Williams, who recruited the South Carolina native to co-host her popular syndicated radio show in 2006. During his two-year stint on the show, Charlamagne also had the opportunity to appear on VH1’s televised adaptation of The Wendy Williams Experience. Three months after his November 2008 departure from The Wendy Williams Experience’s parent station WBLS-FM due to budgetary constraints, Charlamagne hosted his first solo show in a major market with The Morning Beat at 100.3 The Beat (WTHI-FM). He remained at the station for six months maintaining a Top 10 ranking in the 18-34 demographic during his time slot throughout. However, the station decided to “go in another direction” just two days after Charlamagne conducted a controversial and highly publicized interview with former Roc-A-Fella Records artist Beanie Sigel about his grievances with Hip-Hop megastar Jay-Z.
92.5 The Box is a 100,000 watt station, the largest Hip-Hop signal in the Carolinas covering the South Carolina area, as well as parts of Georgia. Those beyond the station’s listening area can catch The Concrete Jungle and Next In Line live at http://www.925thebox.com.