Welcome to the Winston-Salem, N.C. Chapter Page of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame



The Winston-Salem, N.C. Chapter Invites Broadcasting and Music Executives to become a part of our illustrous Chapter as we celebrate those in our community and nationally who have shared their talents in Radio.  Please join us as we move forward in sharing our talents with the Kids Drop The MIC Program.  You may contact the chapter at jimstarrwtob@gmail.com .  All historical files may be sent to radioprofiles@gmail.com







Jim Starr President of the Winston-Salem, N.C. Chapter

Best Blues & Soul Radio Station Award at WVOL Nashville, Tennessee.  Nominated as the best morning drive at WTOB Winston-Salem, N.C.  Start in radio influenced by the artistry of Mal Goode who broke the color barrier in network television news.  


Jim was Inducted into the National Black Radio Hall of Fame Atlanta Chapter 1st Annual Induction Ceremony for the Blues Category.










Anita Dean Arnette: Affectionately known as The Boss Lady of Gospel.. No
stranger in this community for over thirty (30) years, her voice has graced the airways not
only in Winston Salem but the entire triad and other areas.
Anita began her career many years ago at a little station on Northwest Blvd. and was
introduced in the market by Price Ike. Anita was told that she truly had a voice for radio
and she was excited that he saw potential in her and her voice.
Anita worked with Prince Ike and was later certified to broadcast. Anita was the first
female radio announcer in this market. She was given the name “Boss Lady” by Prince Ike himself.
After making her radio debut here in Winston Salem she was hired at WMDE in Greensboro and was heard in North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D. C. areas.  She also worked at WEAL in Greensboro, WAIR in Winston Salem and Triple “A” Radio Station in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  Anita has won many, many awards for her work in Gospel Radio….too many to list but she says that her greatest joy is “Giving God Praise” through gospel music.  She calls it "MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE".




Manard "Busta" Brown


Radio and Television personality.  Author Motivational speaker Community leader. Writer/Reporter, The Chronicle Newspaper 2017-Present Radio and Public Speaking Instructor 2017- Present Radio Host ENTERCOM, WQMG 97.1 FM, Greensboro, NC 2003-2015 ● #1 ranking radio show in the afternoon drive ENTERCOM, WJMH 102 Jamz FM, Greensboro, NC 1993-2003 ● #1 ranking radio show in the morning drive Television Traffic Anchor on "WXII News 12", Winston Salem, NC 2012-2015 ● #1 Morning show in the Triad Host of “The Busta Brown Show” on WFMY News 2, Greensboro, NC 2010-2012 Host of “The Busta Brown Show” on The CW (WCWG) formally WB, Greensboro, NC 2001-2004 ● Late night talk show. Host of “Black College Sports Today” on BET 2000-2003 Comedic Guest Appearance on the “Comic View” on BET 2000 VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Executive Director and Co-Founder, Non-Profit Organization The Next Level of the Triad, Greensboro, NC 2001-Present Communication Advisory Committee for “Say Yes to Education Guilford” Greensboro, NC 2016-Present Board member, LOTSO Youth Nonprofit Greensboro, NC 2020--Present Organizer, Busta Brown Diabetes Awareness Music Festival 2017-Present Winston-Salem, NC Organizer, Busta Brown Triad Strong Stop the Violence Music Festival 2019-Present Greensboro, NC Organizer, Teen Image Award 2011-Present Winston-Salem, NC





Brother  Randy Myers.  The Gospel Game Show Guy. 


As the voice of the weekly; "Let's Have Church!!!" Live Radio Game Show on 103.5 FM - The Light (Triad Area, NC) Bro. Randy Myers is knwon as "The Gospel Gameshow Guy".  His call-in show features upbeat 'Church Folk', Trivia, Celebrity Guest, Grand Prizes, Gospel Music and a myriad of personally performed comedic voiceovers and sound effect.  During every program, Bro. Randy shares his unique God-given gift for inspiring audiences of all ages in ways that can be heard with the ear and felt with the heart.  In over a decade of radio he has worked with WDRJ 1440 AM - Rejoice Radio (Detroit), WCHB 1340 AM - Detroit's Gospel Station, and WPZR 102.7 FM - Praise (Detroit).  He and his wife co-host Nicole share the mantra, "Keep the faith and keep having Church!"







Larretta Rivera-Williams Winston-Salem, N.C. Chapter is  Coordinator of Pastoral Care at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in her hometown. She is a contributing writer for Global Sisters Report (a non-profit source of international news about Catholic sisters and the critical issues facing the people they serve). She is a poet, an abstract artist; as well as, behind the scenes choreographer and director of the plays she has written and produced.  Her creative writing and artistic skills will bring to the organization a talent that is needed to project skill sets for the younger generation.









Darlene Vinson formal host of Sunday Morning Gospel, on 90.5 FM WSNC radio, the National Public Radio affiliate at Winston Salem State University.

In addition to her role as host of that successful Sunday morning gospel show, which she is also a three time Gospel Announcer of the Year Award Winner Ms. Vinson serves as Office Manager for the radio station where she is responsible for making sure programs, underwriting credits and community service announcements air as scheduled. She also manages station billing, supplies and other day-to-day functions that enable the radio station to operate smoothly.

A Winston-Salem native, Ms. Vinson attends New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church where she sings on the Mass Choir.

She often serves as emcee to area church events, as time permits.






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