DJ Wade-O

DJ Wade-O

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DJ Wade-O hosts “The Wade-O Radio Show”, the show is the most note able, fastest growing radio program in the Urban Gospel genera, as well as having the largest audience of its kind. Past guests have included Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, Da T.R.U.T.H., KJ-52, Lisa McClendon, Canton Jones and many others.

Biography

Hello, my name is Wade “DJ Wade-O” Harris and I host the Wade-O Radio Show, where It’s More than Music…It’s Ministry! I believe that music is one of those rare art forms that can bring people of all races, nationalities and economic backgrounds together. In its purest form, music can inspire, encourage and evoke an emotional response that can resonate with the listener for hours and even days on end. Ministry takes that a step further. Ministry equips others with the skills to become all that God has destined for them to become.

Although I grew up going to church in Columbus, Ohio, for the first 22 years of my life I didn’t have a true personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I knew who Jesus was, but I was not committed to serving Him. During my college years at Howard University and then going by the name DJ Oddysey, I hosted the #1 radio show on Howard’s student run radio station WHBC 830 AM. As such, I had the opportunity to share the stage or DJ events with and for the likes of Nas, Busta Rhymes, Alicia Keys, DJ Clue, Fabolous, DMX, Biz Markie, Mos Def, Baby Sham, Ashanti and Mobb Deep.

Despite that “worldly success,” I was spiritually bankrupt. I was never truly at peace. I knew I needed to make a change in my life, but I was scared. I didn’t want to miss out on all of the fun. I thought that when I finally grew up, then I would get serious about serving the Lord.

In 2002, my life changed. A good friend gave me a book written by former hip-hop superstar Ma$e entitled Revelations. Through Ma$e’s (now Pastor Mason Betha) testimony, I was re-introduced to Jesus Christ. I saw someone who had everything I was chasing: money, power and respect, yet gave it all up to serve the Lord. At that moment, I knew the Lord was calling me. This time, I accepted the Lord’s call and my life has not been the same ever since. Even though I’m still growing up, I’ve dedicated my life to telling others about Jesus Christ.

I currently host and produce my own world wide-syndicated Christian Hip Hop radio show/podcast, The Wade-O Radio Show.

The Lord has also allowed me to serve as the announcer and producer of my Pastor’s radio show entitled Inspired with Pastor David Jefferson Sr., which can be heard on New York City’s only 24-hour gospel station, WLIB 1190 AM every Sunday Morning.

I currently attend the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark, NJ where I have led the Singles Ministry, sang in the choir, taught in the Youth Bible Academy and served in the media ministry. I am happily married to the former Belinda Norman and we have one son together, Nathan Josiah.

About “The Wade-O Radio Show”

The Wade-O Radio Show is a weekly Syndicated FM Radio program, Podcast, as well as an Internet radio show hosted by DJ Wade-O. The Show is the most note able, fastest growing (over 500% growth rate in the last 9 months) radio program in the Gospel Hip Hop genera, as well as having the largest audience of its kind. The show features interviews and new music from some of the hottest established Christian Hip-Hop artists in the music industry. Past guests have included Kirk Franklin, Allan Houston, Bushwick Bill, Rockwilder, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Lecrae, Da T.R.U.T.H., KJ-52, Lisa McClendon, Canton Jones and many others.

Discography

Wade-O Radio Invades New York City Airwaves

Newark, NJ - The power and favor of Jesus the Christ is taking DJ Wade-O¡¦s podcast, ¡§The Wade-O Radio Show,¡¨ to a new level. On Saturday, November 1, the show will debut as a syndicated FM Radio program to a potential 6.5 million listeners in the NYC/NJ Metro area, not to mention those across the nation that will take advantage of the station¡¦s online streaming capabilities and those that are already accustomed to hearing Wade-O via the Internet.

The Wade-O Radio Show will broadcast from 11 PM to 1 AM every Saturday evening on WRDR The Bridge FM. The Bridge simulcasts live online at www.bridgefm.org as well as over the following frequencies in the Greater New York City Metropolitan Area:

„X 103.1 FM in NYC and Northern NJ
„X 89.7 FM in Monmouth / Ocean Counties, NJ
„X 99.7 FM in Sullivan County, NY
„X 94.3 FM in Pomona, NY
„X 98.9 FM in Poughkeepsie, NY

Currently, The Bridge broadcasts Holy Hip Hop Pioneer DJ Floyd Cray¡¦s ground-breaking ¡§Gospel Vibrations¡¨ show from 11 PM to 1 AM every Saturday. The combination of the already built-in listener base from ¡§Gospel Vibrations¡¨ and the present following of ¡§The Wade-O Radio Show¡¨ podcast should present a sizeable audience for ministries, businesses, and advertisers seeking to target the coveted 16-40 years of age demographic set in the NYC/ Northern New Jersey Metro Area.

¡§I¡¦m very excited about this opportunity,¡¨ DJ Wade-O said. ¡§I started the Wade-O Radio Show Podcast with the intent of ministering to my friends through music and interviews and am grateful that I have been able to maintain the original mission the Lord gave me as I have made new friends all around the world.

¡§The show has grown to have listeners in nearly every state in the U.S. as well in countries like Canada, Kenya, Ghana, the U.K., and even Australia. I¡¦m really looking forward to serving the New York and New Jersey markets and continuing the work of my predecessor, Floyd Cray. I hope this encourages all of my peers who are doing podcasts to keep pressing. We can get our shows placed on FM Radio!¡¨

The syndicated version of the Wade-O Radio Show will continue to include exclusive music, artist interviews, holy hip hop news and commentary by Christian hip hop writer/columnist Sketch the Journalist, special segments, new label and artist information, and special giveaways to listeners.

The new broadcast will be used to give the radio audience the first chance to hear the popular radio show before it will be available for free podcast download the following Sunday.

The debut on-air show, Saturday, November 1, will be a ¡§Best Of¡¨ show featuring clips and highlights from the past year. With a large archive of interviews from industry movers and shakers such as Tonex, Rockwilder, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Lecrae, Bushwick Bill, Da T.R.U.T.H., KJ-52, Trip Lee, Canton Jones, Corey Red, J.J. Hairston from Youthful Praise, and others, this will certainly serve as a dynamic show to launch the program.

Upcoming guests on The Wade-O Radio Show will include the Stellar award nominated group Frontlynaz, U.K Sensation Dwayne Trumpf, and Stellar award nominee, graphic design artist and DaSouth.com co-owner Aziz ¡§Zee¡¨ Peregrino-Briman of Bezworks Design.

If you are interested in partnering with DJ Wade-O to continue to bring Christian Hip Hop to FM radio outlets, please contact Albee Beutel of the Kingdom Minded Group at 212-203-4400 ext. 101 or email albee@kingdommindedgroup.com.

To learn more about DJ Wade-O and the Wade-O Radio Show, please visit www.wadeoradio.com.

Remember, it¡¦s more than music¡Kits ministry!

Set List

Whatever is dope...I play it.