Radio Memphis 6th Anniversary July 3, 2017
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Radio Memphis celebrated our 6th anniversary this past Saturday (July 1st) live on air all day and night by sharing with our listening audience in 150+ countries in-studio performances from artists including Duwayne Burnside, Garry Burnside and Beverly Davis, Andrew Cabigao, Semi-Average Joe, Amaris, Ben Dayton, Kris Ruaro and Amber Rae Dunn. We had drop-in guests including the Queen of Soul herself, .Toni Green, along with Mel Morrison and Dulaa. We also had special interviews… including one with co-hosts Joel Martin and Stephen Guenther about The Existence of Strange Things, which is a brand new show kicking off Friday, July 7th, that has been placed on our platform as part of the Radio Memphis Late Night series and delves into the worlds of the unexplained including the paranormal, cryptids, aliens, UFOs, ghosts and conspiracy theories, while striving to share with the listening audience incredible stories, documented events, informative guests and news about strange things. Radio Memphis even announced some big news that we are expanding our programming with several more shows coming down the pike this summer going into the fall…
During our birthday celebration, Chance Raspberry (Character Layout Artist for the longest running American sit-com and longest running American animated-series The Simpsons) took time out of his crazy schedule in Los Angeles to call in and share with Radio Memphis his own music (Learn more at www.ChanceRaspberryMusic.com), to talk about his career as an animator, comic book artist, musician and announce the official pre-launch of his very own special project.
Memphis born and son to the rock & roller himself, Larry Raspberry. Chance has created his very own original animated series, Little Billy, which was inspired by his own childhood experiences of growing up with Tourette’s Syndrome. Little Billy is the ultimate nostalgia cartoon about life with special needs. The classic 2D traditional cartoons of animation’s Golden Age and family sitcoms from the 1980’s are the creative influence behind it. Chance shares that it’s a real cartoon about real people. The project began in 1999 as a series of doodles and ideas. Now, over 15 years later, it has seen the success of two crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo and Little Billy has gained the love and support of many special needs communities, most notably TSA (The Tourette Association of America.)
Listen to Chance Raspberry as he has a conversation with our very own “D” (Dianna Fryer) to wish Radio Memphis Happy Birthday and shares his experiences about his world, the influences on his life, his career and the story behind Little Billy.
To learn more about the animated series Little Billy, you can visit: www.littlebilly.com
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