As the new owners of an Internet station, Kelvin Robinson and Tomeka Blue were thrilled to interview some of biggest names in gospel.
The local professionals were selected to run Soul Compass Radio, which came with providing coverage of the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards, held March 25 in Las Vegas. It is scheduled to air at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 9, on TV One. The Stellar Awards honors gospel music artists, writers and industry professionals.
In 2016, they worked on the red carpet and worked behind the scenes in the media room.
“That was a great experience and an eye-opening experience,” Blue said.
They also enjoyed meeting the gospel artists they see every day on television. Another successful moment was being selected to come back for the 2017 show.
“I was a great wonderful feeling, a big accomplishment for both Kelvin and I,” she said.
During the radio report, they had a chance to work with Spencer Taylor of the Highway QC’s and Tamela Mann.
Soul Compass Radio brings the latest Christian and inspirational music to listening audiences. Robinson and Blue are music directors. Blue serves as the program director.
“We have a little bit of everything for a Christian-based and motivation-based station,” Robinson said.
Together, they would like to expand the radio station and give other people a chance to broadcast their music or performances.
“I know opportunities like that don’t come every day and a lot of people don’t make those opportunities for people,” Robinson said. “We want to try to network and build and allow people to live their dreams too.”
Blue added that the radio station will give them the opportunity to represent Sampson County on one of the largest radio programs in the country.
“It’s an amazing thing, but it does take hard work,” she said. “People need to understand that. It’s doable, but you have to make plans and execute those plans, so your station is successful.”
Like Robinson, Blue feels that Soul Compass Radio can give smaller Internet artists a platform. Some of the local artists on the station include the Lighthouse Singers and Wendy Peterson and Unity.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity,” she said.
Blue formerly worked with Michael Boykin’s Prince of Gospel show. Robinson, a producer, recently completed a video for Garland, which highlights the town’s history.
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