Welcome to the East Coast City Chapters                      Of The National Black Radio Hall of Fame





Steven Rhim has taken on the responsibility of being the East Coast City Chapters President which will be comprised of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and the Philadelphia District.  In 2022 he was Inducted into the National Black Radio Hall of Fame for African American Record Pool Distributors Awards.  Having been an agent of promotions, Artist management, programming, publishing, and many more experiences, has prepared Steven to be very versatile in the music industry. Many music industry peers recognized him as a go to Guy for creative solutions to troubleshooting industry problems. In a newspaper article entitled “The Man That’s Makin It Happen” Steven was credited by the acclaimed number one southeastern newspaper “The Atlanta Constitution” as a key individual for cultivating the Atlanta Music Market. Also at that same timeline Steven launched the first “Black Record Pool” in the country, which represented Black Club and Mobile DJ’s located in five different SouthEastern States. Several years later Steven launched the first double cover regional music magazine, which featured artists on the cover such as, TLC, Outkast, Dru Hill, Da Brat, Goodie Mob, just to name a few. Steven was a proud supporter of the “Jack The Rapper” music industry conferences day one, and featured in the “Mellow Yellow” as the Atlanta local industry peer to support the many needs of major and independent record label representatives, and their Artist for decades.  Steven has been in residence in the New York area for several years. Steven was president of a New Jersey based production company that created a song for the induction of Sojourner Truth’s bust in the U. S. Capitol’s rotunda. Steven was part of the spearhead team that organized the Iconic performances by “Dorinda Clark'' and “Yolanda Adams”, for the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Michele Obama, and the “Black Congresswoman. After that project Steven helped launch several internet radio stations, one being BKS1 Radio which at one point had 2 million viewers and listeners a month. Steven is currently spearheading the Induction of the Iconic Dr. Bobby Jones “The GodFather of Gospel music” into the “Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture”, and very instrumental in his induction to the National Black Radio Hall of Fame.




William "Andy" Anderson is Chief Revenue Officer ("CRO") for american Urban Radio Networks ("AURN"), the #1 radio network ranked by Nielsen, reaching African americans, with 40 Million Weekly listeners on its 6,000+ affiliates.  andy began his 20-year tenure with AURN as Sr. Director, Partnership Marketing.  Before joining AURN, Anderson was with Billboard Magazine as Director, Urban/Canadian Advertising, the first African American to hold such a position with the magazine.  While at Billboard, music/radio business as Vice President, Advertising at Black Radio Exclusive magazine (BRE).  Anderson currently serves as a member of the Nielsen Audio Advisory Council representing the $1.5 Billion network radio industry.




He hosts "The Bob Lee Show". A music-intensive radio series. For more than ten years he has hosted the weekly live television program called "Open"; which, broadcasts on BronxNet, a world-wide cable television station. The program features news and topics affecting the Bronx community and also treats viewers to new and established musical guests. In addition to his own air roles, he manages community affairs and government relations for WBLS. Bob is also the President and CEO of Bob Lee Enterprises, an umbrella for his many talents; including motivational speaking and coaching, and also performing in bands. He deejays and consults for companies who want to do grassroots promotions. Bob helps college students interested in radio careers by serving as a mentor.


One of hip-hop's first (and finest) super producers; Marley Marl was an innovator in the art of sampling, developing new techniques that resulted in some of the sharpest beats and hooks in the Golden Age of Rap.  He is the founder of Cold Chillin'.  His roster includes MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante', Kool G Rap & DJ Polo and Masta Ace.


Referred to as Radio Royalty, Shaila's charm and strong belief in God has taken her through a long and
prosperous road in radio and the entertainment industry as a whole. She was born to proud Belizean parents in
New York City. Shaila a mother of three grew up in Harlem; attending elementary schools in Harlem, Martin
Luther King Jr. High School, pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and graduated from The State University
College at Buffalo with a B.A. in Broadcasting.
In her junior year, she began her professional career in Broadcasting as an On Air Personality at WBLK where
she was seasoned for 4 years, followed by a 6-year professional development at WBLS Radio in NY where she
worked with her mentors the legendary Vaughn Harper and Frankie Crocker. After a total of 10 years in
professional radio, Shaila was hired by Vinny Brown joining the Kiss family in 1994 and later returned to
WBLS under Skip Dillard after the legendary Kiss radio station folded.
Over a successful career, Shaila has spearheaded fundraising efforts for Breast Cancer Research by creating a
“Kiss for the Cure” campaign, she also served as a Co-Creator of the Black Radio Reunion, an event heavily
supported by the radio and music industry. She has been a spokesperson for AIDS awareness, contributed her
time to DIVAbetic, an organization that focuses on Diabetes awareness, participated in Teen Pregnancy forums,
and contributed to various charities.
Affectionately called New York’s Sweetheart she was also crowned “Teen New York City” and has been hailed
by a consortium of organizations in the tri-state area who recognize her as "one of the most respected and
positive influences in New York Radio" which explains why clients such as Spectrum, BMW, Disney and
Pandora (just to name a few) call on her to endorse their products. In 1997, she was listed as one of the
Outstanding Women in Radio, one of the top five Radio Diva's in New York Radio, and One of the “Top 30
Radio Personalities in the Country” according to Upscale magazine, featured in countless magazines and
newspaper articles. She is one of the SUNY 40 Outstanding Alumni, receiving the Distinguished Alumnus
Award from SUNY College at Buffalo and had a day named in her honor May 3, 2007 by the Mayor of Buffalo
which preceded an invitation to the White House by the Obamas in 2009 which she says is the highlight of her
Her 30 years in the Radio industry has featured her voice on a variety of commercials while working with the
William Morris & SEM&M Agency. She has won the hearts of many as the first hostess of “Kissing After
Dark”, co-host of the “The Kiss Wake Up Club” and often held the #1 ratings position in the midday for decades
until her departure from WBLS in 2022. .She can be heard rocking "The BLOCK” on 94.7 in New York.
Shaila can be found at www.SisterlyKiss.com and all social media platforms


Tye Taylor has over 20 years of experience in HR and Talent Management at entertainment giants such as ESPN (ABC/Walt Disney Company), Viacom (parent company to MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Pictures), and Cablevision Systems Corporation (Now known as “Altice”). He recently completed an interim assignment as Vice President of HR at The John Gore Organization, the world’s leading developer, producer, distributor, and marketer of Broadway theater.
Tye’s talent management and entertainment industry experience includes managing recording artists in Contemporary Jazz, Rhythm & Blues (R&B), and Hip Hop.


He’s led his clients to appear on national television shows such as American Idol and The Four, signed major recording and publishing deals with Atlantic Records, Warner Chappell, and Def Jam Recordings, and won appearances for his clients at the Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival and Hub City Jazz Festival. He gained the bulk of his related experience as Director of Talent Operations and Security for the R&B Classic, “The Big Show” Tour under the tutelage of the great living
legend record producer and concert promoter, Paul Kyser.  is an Adjunct Professor at Kean University’s School of Management and Marketing where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Management, HR Management, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship. Tye happens to be a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Out Reach Coordinator for the East Coast City Chapter of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame is Toya Beasley.  Her voice is unmistakeable, her impact is undeniable.  Toya Beasley is a champion for empowering people to live their best lives.  She travels the country as an Ambassador for some of the nation's most recognizable brands, building positive connections and inspiring people to reach higher.


Most recently, she was the inspirational format Content Director and On-Air Personality for "Inspire U with Toya Beasley" at Radio 103.9 FM New York City.  She also hosted the weekly 'In Focus' Community Affairs Talk Show and was heard in 48 markets across the U.S. through her Westwood One Syndicated Show Sunday Inspirations.


Prior to joing Radio 103.9 FM, Ms. Beasley was the well-loved voice of New York WRKS-FM; better known to fans as 98.7 KISS-FM.  She hosted New York City's number one Sunday morning gospel program, KISS Inspirations; as well as, KISS FM's weekday Gospel Show 'Morning Glory'.  With the station 1989 where she started out as a Programming Assistant and worked her way up to Program Director (a position she held for 10 years).


She is the Creator and Executive Producer of the annual Stellar Women of Gospel Awards; honoring outstanding women in the gospel music industry.  Ms. Beasley is also Founder and CEO of 'Sista Friendz' a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization established to educate, equip and empower women for success in their personal and professional lives.


Ms. Beasley has receive numerous accolades and awards for her work in the media industry and in the community; including, Keys to the City of New York for producing her 'Night of Healing' events; which, took place each year for 10 years after 9/11.  Ms. Beasley's professional accomplishments are many; but, nothing drives her more than her passion for God and his people.  She works diligently to communicate that passion into the urban community.




Out Reach Coordinator for the East Coast City Chapter of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame is one of New York's most well liked radio personalities who reigns on 107.5 WBLS; known as, Fred "Bugsy" Buggs.  Bugsy started his media career in New York City almost 25 years ago and has graced radio stations in Florida, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York.


After hosting several radio shows across the east coast, he returned back home and became the Assistant Program Director and Music Director for KISS FM.  Bugsy's expertise in production and artist development later landed him a job with Def Jam Records where he helped to develop some of the biggest names in the business including Redman, Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane.  After a year at Def Jam, his love for radio called him back to the airwaves.  Bugsy is truly a legend and he has definitely made his presence known in both the world of radio and records.






Thomas Anderson is currently, the Host of "The Lounge" a daily two-hour UAC music/entertainment radio program.  The Memphis-based program is heard on twelve terrestrial and internet radio stations. "The Lounge," is aired on The LMB Network (www.lmbnetwork.com), and is available to radio stations at NO cost!  Previously, Thomas was Vice President/Program Director for The LMB Network www.lmbnetwork.com which programmed 12 shows to over 30 affiliates. Brewer Productions, Field Producer, Responsible for hiring ENG crews.  Filmed "Malcolm X" and "Boomerang." Filmed numerous videos and interviews.


















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