New Radio Show Gives Dreamers a Chance
By Delvakio Brown
Meter Staff Writer
If you tune into WTST The Blaze on a Monday or Wednesday evening, you’re not going to hear the sounds of the Billboard Top 100, or songs that are being played on Nashville radio stations. When Joselyn Hall and Anthony Garrett, known on air as Jo Yvonne and TatsNTunes respectively, clicks the button for the next song to play live on air, the voices that feel the atmosphere are new and different. They’re of musical artists from the Nashville area.
The current season of the show has introduced artists like Gee Slab, Bryant Taylorr, producer Greedy Money, and clothing designers like Eazy.
Since a young age, Jo Yvonne has wanted to see others in the community grow, and have the spotlight shined on what they are doing.
The whole concept of such a show began with Jo Yvonne visiting local shows and events.
“I felt the energy in the room and knew that others needed to feel what I felt,” said Jo Yvonne.
The show gives entrepreneurs, producers, music artist, actors, and actresses a chance to shine. Jo Yvonne wanted to break the stereotype of new being just “local talent”.
“I felt as if everyone in Nashville should have a chance to share with the world what they have to offer and not be limited to just Nashville, because they are more than locals, they are actual people with great talents that need spotlight,” stated Jo Yvonne.
Eazy, who happens to be a Nashville native and sophomore majoring in merchandising, started a clothing company called, Believe And Prosper.
“When starting this company in the summer of 2013, I was inspired by surrounding like-minded individuals, and I had all and continue to have all the confidence in the world,” stated Eazy.
He has had the chance to have pretty dope people such as Denver Nuggets Gary Harris wear his clothing. His whole brand focuses on emphasizing self-confidence and the power of believing in yourself.
Yo Gotti, a well-known Memphis native rapper, has some of his hits produced by Greedy Money, who also happens to be TatsNTunes’ older brother. He produced one of Yo Gotti’s hits, White Friday. This just shows you how much talent Nashville has, and how it is being showcased with the help of two TSU students.
The dynamic duo is careful on what they bring to the show. When looking for what to bring next, they listen to what makes them vibe, and get excited. They look for the “Who Is That?” feeling. When music makes them ask that question, they are interested in listening or knowing more. Ultimately, Jo Yvonne wants to have a platform to showcase people who do not get any spotlight everywhere. This local wants to make sure that every local gets their chance no matter what their craft is.
Marvel Wade, junior mass communications major, says, “I like how the show is interactive!”
You can catch what’s new and hot by tuning in to tsuradio.com Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. or download the Tune In app and type in WTST. For anyone in the Nashville area looking for a chance to showcase their music, you can e-mail three to four clean edited songs to firstname.lastname@example.org