Sex Time and Radio Vol. 3: The Cult of Personality

Overview

"Sex Time And Radio Vol. 3: The Cult of Personality" is the second release in a four book series written by author, music historian, and on-air personality MARCUS CHAPMAN. While the entire series serves as an All Access VIP pass through the urban radio world of the '90s & 2000s, "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 radio station at the time, but it was also considered by many industry insiders to be the top ...
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Overview

"Sex Time And Radio Vol. 3: The Cult of Personality" is the second release in a four book series written by author, music historian, and on-air personality MARCUS CHAPMAN. While the entire series serves as an All Access VIP pass through the urban radio world of the '90s & 2000s, "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 radio station at the time, but it was also considered by many industry insiders to be the top Urban Contemporary radio station in America during this era. The station's air staff produced nationally known alumni like Tom Joyner, Doug Banks, and current BET voiceover talent Rick Party; as well as other stars like Mike Love, Dr. Luv, Jeanne Sparrow, Crazy Howard McGee, Irene Mojica, Ramonski Luv, Joe Soto, First Lady, The Diz, Troi Tyler, Sam Sylk, and more. Author Marcus Chapman was WGCI's youngest employee in this era, and he lets the reader experience the lifestyle of an on-air personality 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, Faith Evans, 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; and how great Chicago clubs of the '90s like The Clique, Elixir, and the River West Brewery impacted the lives of WGCI on-air talents and their listeners. The author also discusses the challenges, frustrations & triumphs during his own rise from studio assistant to on-air radio stardom. The book takes you from closed door staff meetings to meetings in the bedroom, and delves into the deeper psychological reasons and life experiences that affect the sex drives of males in the spotlight.

"Sex Time And Radio Vol. 3: The Cult of Personality" by Marcus Chapman is a MUST READ for every mature listener who turned on a radio from the 1990s until now!

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; Time For Me to Fly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466434790
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/12/2011
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Known to radio listeners as MC Marcus Chapman, the author of the "Sex Time And Radio" series was born & raised on Chicago's south east side. He began his radio career in 1992 at WKDI in DeKalb, Illinois while attending Northern Illinois University. Upon graduating in 1995 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree and a minor in Black Studies, Chapman became the youngest employee at WGCI; Chicago's #1 radio station at that time. He joined the staff of on-air personalities in 1996; a staff that produced nationally renowned alumni such as Tom Joyner, Doug Banks, Steve Harvey, and BET voiceover talent Rick Party. In 1997 Chapman began building a significant following through his Friday night/Saturday morning show called "The Afterset", and made himself memorable to listeners by using a sound bite of legendary actress Eartha Kitt saying "Marcus darling" from the Eddie Murphy film Boomerang.
By the summer of 1999, MC was the host of WGCI's two hottest weekend shows and the city's number one weekly party. Chapman was then hired by Indianapolis radio station WTLC as host of their nightly 6 to 10 show. While helping WTLC achieve #1 ratings at night, Chapman garnered attention from stations in various cities around the country. After nearly landing in Washington DC, Miami, Philadelphia, and Raleigh, North Carolina, MC was hired by Dallas-Ft. Worth's legendary KKDA, alias K104. The new team Marcus joined included Rock T, who is currently a member of the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show. This was also the station where Tom Joyner earned his nickname "The Fly Jock" by hosting mornings in Dallas while doing afternoons on WGCI in Chicago, thus making Chapman the first personality since Joyner to work at both legendary stations.
MC returned to Chicago and WGCI from the fall of 2002 until spring 2004. During that time he also worked as a music researcher for the radio data company Mediabase. Chapman used his experience as an air talent, music collector, and music historian to help Mediabase accurately track the daily playlists of urban stations throughout the country. This data was used to compile weekly charts for the industry magazine Radio & Records. After nearly being hired by stations in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Marcus re-joined the WGCI air staff for a third & final time in 2006. In 2008 he relocated from Chicago to Atlanta, and was heard several times on that city's #1 station WVEE (V103) in 2008 and 2010. He now resides in Dallas, Texas again.
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