Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — A new book entitled Sex Time And Radio Vol. 3: The Cult of Personality has been released as part of a 5 volume, 4 book series about life in urban radio during the 1990s & 2000s. The author of the series is Marcus Chapman; a music historian and on-air personality known as “MC Marcus Chapman” who worked at WGCI-FM in Chicago, KKDA-FM in Dallas, WTLC-FM in Indianapolis, and was heard on WVEE-FM in Atlanta. Chapman also came close to making stops at stations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and North Carolina.
While the entire Sex Time And Radio book series lets the reader experience the lifestyle of an on-air personality first-hand, Vol. 3: The Cult of Personality deals with life inside professional radio from 1995 to 1999; most notably inside Chicago radio station WGCI. Not only was WGCI Chicago’s #1 station at that time, it was also considered by many industry insiders to be the top urban station in America during that era. The station’s air staff produced nationally known alumni like Tom Joyner, Steve Harvey, Doug Banks, and current BET voiceover talent Rick Party. Author Marcus Chapman was WGCI’s youngest employee in this era, and he gives the reader an All-Access VIP Pass through this journey raw and uncut.
This book contains encounters with celebrities like R Kelly, Aaliyah, Dr. Dre, Michael Jordan, James Brown, Erykah Badu, OutKast, Ice Cube, Tyrese, En Vogue, LisaRaye, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and many more. It also contains info on how professional radio stations schedule their music; how comedians like Steve Harvey originally started in urban radio; how music industry policies affected record store sales and Billboard charts in the ‘90s; how clubs impacted the lives of on-air talents & their listeners; plus the challenges, frustrations & triumphs during the author’s own rise from studio assistant to on-air radio stardom. The book also delves into the deeper psychological reasons and life experiences that affect the sex drives of males in the spotlight. Chapman describes Sex Time And Radio Vol. 3: The Cult of Personality as “a must read for any mature adult who turned on a radio from the ‘90s until now” and says that it contains “valuable lessons for anyone who ever wanted to be more than what others expected them to be.”
Here’s a brief excerpt:
“With Doug Banks leaving the station, and Tom Joyner’s national show scheduled to move over to competitor V103 in January, there was a sense of uncertainty in the WGCI offices in late ’95. Members of the sales staff seemed particularly worried since much of the station’s revenue had been built from the popularity of the ‘Turntable Brothers’ Banks & Joyner. The station now had to continue without their two marquee names, and an entirely new lineup had to be built for GCI. If things had gone as planned, 1996 would’ve simply been another successful year for the station. Instead, a chain of events took place in the fall of ‘95 that would change not only WGCI, but eventually all urban and urban AC stations around the country, as well as on-air talents and listeners in not-so-positive ways.”
Chapter titles in the book include:
The 20 Dollar Challenge; The Name Game; Telephone Luv; Meet You at the Party; A Shot at the Title; JB, Aaliyah, and the Dr. Dre/Tupac Battle From the Grave; The Afterset; The Rotation; Say My Name, Say My Name; Black Coffee; Goin’ Postal; Standing On the Outside; Break On Through to the Other Side!; Welcome to the Club; Livin’ Like a Rock Star (And the Legend of the 3rd Floor); Birthday Licks; Sexorcism; Balance; and Time For Me to Fly.
NOTE: The cover of Sex Time And Radio Vol. 3 is styled after the Ohio Players 1974 album Fire.
PRESS CONTACT: Interview bookings with author Marcus Chapman can be made directly at firstname.lastname@example.org For his Amazon bookstore, bio, radio library, You Tube clips, photos, Facebook & Twitter accounts, and more, go to www.MarcusChapman.com or www.SexTimeAndRadio.com
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