Part Time Promotions Assistant

Job Description:

Connoisseur Media—owner of 6 radio stations located in Milford, CT is adding to their promotions staff. This position is perfect for someone looking for part-time work and who loves interacting with people!  Most important, you will be the person who meets everyone at station appearances such as events, concerts, walks, runs etc.  Connoisseur Media is looking for awesome, interesting, personable and tech savvy folks to join our promotions team.  Positive attitude and neat appearance is a must!  The ideal candidate is someone who loves interacting with people, a person who isn’t afraid to talk to new people.

  • Must be a social, outgoing, high-energy individual who is enthusiastic about promotions, marketing, and our radio stations.
  • Must have a flexible schedule Friday thru Monday, able to workdays and nights.  Radio is a 24-hour operation!
  • Must be a great communicator and able to demonstrate/educate individuals with our brands, apps, or any promotions that we might have going on at the time.
  • Comfortable setting up sound systems and other promotional equipment.
  • A self-motivator willing to approach clients, listeners, etc., and feels comfortable interacting with them is a must.

The position is part-time; Thursday thru Monday, that might be days or nights 25-30 hours a week

Required Skills:

  • Prior experience in customer service is preferable but not necessary
  • Positive attitude a must
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent Communication/Organizational Skills
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills – both for internal and external customers
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license with good DMV record
  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee could also be required to stand, walk, or sit for a longer period. The employee will also be asked to lift and/or move items up to 50+ pounds, including setting up a 10’x10’ tent.

Reports To: Marketing & Promotions Director

Apply by emailing resume to connoisseurctjobs@gmail.com

HBCU Collegiate Scholarship Giveaway

HBCU Collegiate Scholarship Giveaway

February is Black History Month!

In honor of Black History Month and to continue providing academic opportunities for underserved individuals, we are proud to announce that we are once again taking applications for the “Achieve The Dream” HBCU Scholarship presented The DeDe McGuire Foundation.

5 Lucky Students that have been accepted or that are already attending an HBCU will win a $2500 scholarship.

To see all the rules and regulations, CLICK HERE.

Click Here For The Application

Submission start date is February 1, 2023 at 12:00AM.

Deadline for all applications is February 28, 2023 at 11:59PM.

Winners will be announced on March 6, 2023.

Eligibility

Applicant must be 17 years of age or older, a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States. Employees of DeDe McGuire Foundation, DeDe McGuire., its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and members of said employees’ immediate family and those living in the same household of employees are not eligible.

Applicant MUST be a current or incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student of an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited high school, college or university school between Feb 1, 2023 and Feb 1, 2024.

Applicants attending high school must provide an acceptance and entrance/enrollment letter from the HBCU.

All applicants must provide current enrollment information, student id, program of study, financial aid office and registrars office information for current enrollment verification.

Deadline for all applications is February 28, 2023 at 11:59PM.

Sisters’ Journey & WYBC Celebrate Survivors

Sisters’ Journey & WYBC Celebrate Survivors

Photo provided by Sisters’ Journey.

Sisters’ Journey Survivor of the Month – CHERYL SPELLER

Read her story (thanks www.sistersjourney.org)

“Scared, but not defeated!”

My name is Cheryl Speller and this is my story. My faith in the Lord brought me through two battles of breast cancer. As a proud mother of six beautiful children and two grandsons, I was unsure how to face these battles, but was determined not to be defeated.

What I thought would be a routine mammogram in November 2011 completely changed my life. I began having mammograms in my late thirties due to a family history of breast cancer. My amazing mother and three aunts overcame their battles. “Thank you, Jesus!”

The mammogram went smoothly. Things seemed to be fine – until I received multiple voicemails from my doctor’s office. I typically wouldn’t check them, but something compelled me to do so this time. I returned the call immediately! After a short conversation, I was told that there’s an area of concern and I needed a repeat mammogram. The mammogram was then scheduled for January 2012, and I was left to wait patiently for the time to come.

About a week after the mammogram, I had an appointment with my doctor who shared the results. She explained there was a tumor located in my left breast and recommended that I have a biopsy to determine whether it was benign or malignant. The biopsy was performed and it was a malignant tumor. I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, also referred to as TNBC. TNBC is considered an aggressive form of cancer because it can grow rapidly and spread to other areas of the body. I didn’t have much time to process the news. Shortly after the diagnosis, I was scheduled to have a lumpectomy and auxiliary lymph nodes removal. On February 14, 2012, both procedures were performed to ensure all cancerous tissue had been removed. I praised God as I was told the procedure went well and that the cancer did not spread. Chemotherapy was recommended, but I refused! Instead, I agreed to several weeks of radiation. I was warned if I didn’t receive chemotherapy, there was a chance of the cancer coming back with a vengeance! Unfortunately, the cancer did just that!

In 2015, approximately three years later, I noticed a lump in my chest wall. I immediately knew something wasn’t right. Fortunately, I had an upcoming appointment for a physical with my primary care doctor and figured that I would express my concern then. During the appointment, I showed my physician the area of concern and he examined my chest. He quietly stood back and took a deep breath. “You have a large mass,” he stated, “and with your history, it may be another tumor!” I simply responded, “Okay, what’s next?” I had a series of tests done to determine what was happening. There was a large mass protruding in my chest wall that was pressing on my clavicle.

For two consecutive years, my routine mammograms had not detected the growing mass. Everything was happening biopsy confirmed the cancer had in fact returned. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer (Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma). A few days later, a port was placed in the right side of my upper chest wall. I began to prepare myself for whatever was to come. Looking back on it, I don’t think there was a proper way to prepare for another battle of cancer. I just knew I had to do it.

Once chemotherapy began, I took time off from work, and I believe it was this time that brought me closer to the Lord. It was not all smooth sailing, however. My first round of chemotherapy took a toll on my mental and physical health. Two weeks into my treatment, I noticed my hair was falling out in large clumps. I was devastated! As a woman, I take pride in my hair and to see it come out, all I could do was cry! During my journey there were a few times that my white blood cell count was far too low to receive chemo, which prolonged the treatments. Although I felt drained and disappointed during these times, I did not let it discourage me. I refused to give up. Every day I pushed myself to get up and live on as if I weren’t fighting for my life. I felt obligated to be a model of strength for my children and show that I am a fighter! I asked the Lord for healing and guidance through it all. I would place anointing oil on the mass and repeat, “I am healed in the Mighty Name of Jesus!” After successfully undergoing eight weeks of chemotherapy and an additional six weeks of radiation, I was finally cancer free!

The purpose of sharing my story is to say I made it through and to encourage others that they can too! I pray my story can truly inspire others to continue to fight and not give up! I’m able to live on to say a cancer diagnosis does not mean that one’s story is over! Remain faithful and believe in your healing, because it can happen. I thank God, my family and friends for supporting me during my time of adversity! I also want to thank them for keeping me strong and motivated to keep fighting what seemed like an endless fight.

Sisters’ Journey 2022 Calendar is now available in our store, you can purchase by clicking here

 

Upcoming Events

Coming May 2023 (Date TBA)

Sisters’ Journey Mother Daughter Scholarship Brunch

You can donate to the scholarship fund by clicking here

Support us by Shopping or Donating

Tee Shirts are available in our Shop! Click Here to Shop!

New Haven Virtual Support Group Meeting: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bridgeport Virtual Support Group Meeting: Every 3rd Thursday of the Month 6:30pm – 7:30pm

For more information you may email sistersjourney240@gmail.com or call 203-288-3556.

Sisters’ Journey will keep communicating to all that early detection is the key to saving lives.

For more stories of hope visit www.sistersjourney.org

This Day in Black History: February

This Day in Black History: February

WYBC and M&T Bank celebrates Black History EVERYDAY!

Facts from www.blackfacts.com

February 1

1902 – Langston Hughes, in full James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on this day. He was an American writer who was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and made the African American experience the subjects of his writings, which ranged from poetry and plays to novels and newspaper columns.

2009 — Mike Tomlin becomes the second Black head coach in the National Football League to win the Super Bowl when his Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals on this date in 2009.

February 2

1904 – Nun Sister Constance Murphy was born on this date.

1955 – In August 1955 at the age of 20, Raven Wilkinson became the first African American woman to receive a contract to dance full time with a major ballet company.

February 3

2013 – Destiny’s Child reunited for a few songs during Beyonce’s halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII.

1965 – Geraldine McCullough wins the Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture for her steel and copper.

February 4

1913 – Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks was born on this day.

1957 – Ambassador Dwight Bush was born on this day.

February 5

1958 – The United States Embassy to Romania becomes the first to be headed by an African American with the appointment of Clifton.

1884 – Willis Johnson patented a device made of a handle attached to a series of spring-like whisk wires used to help mix ingredients. Prior to his egg beater, all mixing of ingredients were done by hand.

February 6

1992 – John Singleton becomes the first African American director to be nominated for an Academy Award for best direction for this film, Boyz N the Hood.

1945 – Singer Bob Marley was born on this day.

1950 – Singer Natalie Cole was born on this day.

February 7

2013 – Dr. Ben Carson became a nationally recognized political figure when he gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. that was critical of President Barack Obama’s policies – especially Obamacare – with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were seated just a few feet away.

1961 – Congressman Allen West was born. West became the first African American Republican to represent Florida in Congress since Rep. Josiah T. Walls, who served during Reconstruction. Before his political career, Congressman West is a retired Lieutenant Colonel.

February 8

1968 – Actor Gary Coleman, known for his role on Different Strokes, was born.

1979 – Sitcom Good Times premiered on CBS. The show was a spin off from Maude and All In The Family.

February 9

1944 – Writer Alice Walker was born. Walker is best known for her 1982 novel, The Color Purple.

1919 – Civic leader Ethel Bradley was born on this date in Tyler, Texas.

1995 – NASA astronaut Bernard Harris becomes the first African American to perform a space walk.

February 10

2007 – U.S. Senator Barack Obama announces his candidacy for the Democratic nomination on this date in Springfield, Illnois.

1932 – Photojournalist Paul Brock was born today.

February 11

1990 – Nelson Mandela released from prison after 27 years.

1977 – Clifford Alexander is named Secretary of the Army during President Jimmy Carter’s administration, and becoming the first African American to hold this office.

February 12

1909 – The NAACP was established on this day.

1938 – Journalist Bea L. Hines was born on this day.

February 13

1905 – President Theodore Roosevelt gave a tribute speech to Abraham Lincoln, which allowed him to express his contemporary views of race in the U.S.

1957 – Author and music therapist Freddi Evans was born on this day.

February 14

1989 – Michael Jackson’s Rock With You short film was released today. The video was later ranted number six in a list of the 20 Greatest Michael Jackson Videos by Rolling Stone.

1997 – Rodney Slater was named the Secretary of Transportation by President Bill Clinton.

February 15

1944 – Broadcast journalist Paul Berry was born on this day.

1965 – Singer Nat King Cole passed away.

February 16

1952 – R & B Singer James Ingram was born on this day.

1958 – Rapper Tracy Marrow (better known as Ice T) was born on this day.

1858 – Frederick Douglass was elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust.

February 17

1891 – African American inventor A.C. Richardson invented the churn on this day.

1963 – Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan was born on this day in Brooklyn, New York.

February 18

1931 – Author Toni Morrison was born on this day in Lorain, Ohio.

2006 – Chicago native Shani Davis becomes the first American male to win a gold medal in Winter Olympics history on this date in Turino, Italy.

February 19

1940 – Singer Smokey Robinson was born on this day in Detroit.

1919 — Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois, met a Grand Hotel, Paris. There were fifty-seven delegates sixteen from the United States and fourteen from Africa form sixteen countries and colonies. Blaise Diagne of Senegal was elected president and Du Bois was named secretary.

February 20

1929 – Writer Wallace Thurman’s play ‘Harlem’ opens in NYC, and is the first successful play by an African American playwright.

1963 – Basketball player Charles Wade Barkley was born on this day in Leeds, Alabama.

February 21

1998 – Julian Bond, former Georgia state senator, was named chairman of the NAACP on this day.

1965 — Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at a rally of his organization. Three Blacks were later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment.

February 22

1938 – Poet Ishmael Reed was born today.

1989 – DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the first rap Grammy for the hit single, “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”

February 23

1925 — Louis Stokes, former mayor of Detroit, Michigan, and member of the US House of Representatives, was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Stokes was the first African American elected to the House from Ohio.

1868 – William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) DuBois was born on this day in Barrington, Massachusetts.

 February 24

1952 – Sergeant Maj Alford McMichael was born on this day in Hot Spring, Arkansas.

1922 – Dr. Alvin Blount, JR. was born on this day in Raleigh, North Carolina.

February 25

1928 — “One-Man Show of Art by Negro, First of Kind Here, Opens Today,” read the headline of a front-page article in ‘The New York Times’ on this day. The article announced the opening of Archibald J. Motley, Jr’s show at the New Gallery on Madison Avenue. This was the first time in History that an artist had made the front page of ‘The New York Times’ and it was the second one-person show by an African-American artist (the first being Henry O. Tanner). African scenes, voodoo dances, and African-Americans at leisure were themes presented by the artist.

1989 – Boxer Mike Tyson becomes the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the Word by defeating challenger Frank Bruno of England.

February 26

1985 — On this day at the Grammy Awards ceremony, African-American musicians won awards in several categories. Lionel Richie’s ‘Can’t Slow Down’ won best album of 1984. Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ took the best record slot and earned her the title Best Female Pop Vocalist. The Pointer Sisters won best Pop Group for ‘Jump.’

1869 — Fifteenth Amendment guaranteeing the right to vote sent to the states for ratification.

February 27

2013 — Yityish “Titi” Aynaw was crowned Miss Israel on February 27, 2013.  She made history when she became the first Miss Israel of African ancestry.  Born in Gondar Province, Ethiopia, Aynaw arrived in Israel in March 2003 along with her older brother and grandparents at the age of 12 after the death of her mother in 2002.  Her father died when she was two years old.

1869 – Congress adopts 15th Amendment, which makes it illegal for the U.S. – or any single government – to deny someone the right to vote due to “race, color or previous condition of servitude.”

February 28

1871 – Second Enforcement Act gives federal officers and courts control of registration and voting in congressional elections.

1704 – Frenchman Elias Neau opened a school for blacks in New York City.

Facts from www.blackfacts.com

Quinnipiac Bobcats Basketball

Quinnipiac Bobcats Basketball

Quinnipiac University Men’s and Women’s Basketball seasons are underway! Come out to M&T Bank Arena in Hamden this winter and cheer on the Bobcats as they battle for the MAAC Championship.

WYBC is proud to support the Bobcats this season. Come out and see us at these games:

Friday February 3rd – Quinnipiac Men vs. Fairfield at 7pm. Visit the WYBC Table at the game!

Saturday March 4th – Quinnipiac Women vs. Fairfield at 2pm. Visit the WYBC Table at the game!

Tickets for all upcoming Bobcats games are on sale at www.gobobcats.com.

Enter to win: A Night Out On The Town

Enter to win: A Night Out On The Town

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and WYBC wants to know who the love of your life is!

Tell us who that person is, and you’ll be entered to win a night out on the town, which includes Dinner for 2 at The Anchor Spa, movie passes, flowers and a box of chocolates! Darryl Huckaby will announce the winner on Monday February 13th during DeDe In The Morning! Good Luck!

WYBC Virtual Lunch Club: January 2023

WYBC Virtual Lunch Club: January 2023

Melissa from New Haven is the 94.3 WYBC Virtual Lunch Club winner for the month of January 2023! Melissa and her guest enjoyed a delicious lunch virtually on zoom with Wanda Coppage. Lunch was delivered and provided by D’Amato’s Seafood on Whalley Avenue in New Haven!

Want to have a virtual lunch with Wanda? Go to our WYBC Contest Page and enter to win!