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Last Chance Tickets for Parkinson’s Benefit TODAY 6-13-14 at Parkside Village Senior Living

Friday, June 13th, 2014

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6-13-14 parkinsonmsallSupport #Parkinson ‘s Benefit Purchase Tickets- Donate A Door Prize/ or/ Funds to The National Parkinson Foundation of Central & Southeast Ohio to celebrate Senior Agenda’s first year of programming.

Fine Dinning buffet dinner, open bar, valet parking, live jazz and door prices.  All (100%) of proceeds go to National Parkinson’s Foundation of Central and Southeast Ohio.  6-13-14 CentralSEOhio_RGB2


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The 12 Days of Giveaways Continue!

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

We are right in the middle of our 12 Days of Giveaways and the response has been great! After a tough day involving car trouble, one winner had this to say:

“Thank you for re-establishing my faith in myself.” – Jennifer

Sometimes all it takes is an act of goodwill to turn the day around and restore one’s faith in humanity. We are just glad that we could help!

12 Days of Giveaways’s 12 Days of Giveaways

For those of you who are looking for a little holiday pick-me-up, it’s not too late to enter! Remember, all you have to do is follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages, where you will be asked a trivia question. Be the first to answer correctly and you win a prize bundle and $100! You can also increase your chances to win by subscribing to our newsletter. Subscriber winners are randomly chosen, so it’s luck of the draw! Good luck!

For a list of prizes and contest guidelines, please visit our blog page.’s 12 Days of Giveaways: Enter to Win Free TTR Merchandise and Cash!

Monday, December 9th, 2013

‘Tis the season for giving! We are awarding some lucky fans with prizes and YOU could be a winner. What exactly could you win? How do you enter? We’ve got the answers below!

What is up for grabs?
Each winner will receive a 4-pack bundle of goodies including, but not limited to: T-shirts

-Branded Wristbands
-Coffee Mugs
-Panache Fitness Company DVDs
-Richard’s Remedy Wellness Skin Cream
-Personalized shout-outs to be aired on

That’s a pretty great setup, isn’t it? Did we mention that every winner will also receive $100 CASH!? That is no typo, folks. Each person who wins a prize bundle also takes home $100! We bet you’re wondering how you win, right? Read on!

How do I enter?
It’s simple! You can enter by following and answering posted trivia questions on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and/or subscribing to our newsletter. The winners will then be chosen, verified, and announced on’s social media channels. Click the rules and regulations link for official giveaway guidelines.

Brush up on your trivia knowledge, get familiar with our programming, and sign up for our newsletter because’s 12 Days of Giveaways starts Friday, December 13th!

Join Us at the Universal Life Expo!

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Each week Tammi Rager uses her show The Now Age to take listeners on a journey of the mind, body, and spirit.  However, this weekend Tammi is bringing elements of her program out of the studio and into Veterans Memorial with the Universal Life Expo! The annual event attracts thousands of people who share an interest in understanding the connectivity of the mind, body, and spirit.

2013 Universal Life Expo

2013 Universal Life Expo

Here is what you need to know: The Universal Life Expo is the largest all-volunteer metaphysical holistic event in the United States. There are nearly 150 workshops and over 300 booths packed with merchandise and services to fit every need. will be on site to catch all of the action Saturday and Sunday, and we can’t wait to see you! In the meantime, check out a very special Universal Life Expo podcast of The Now Age by clicking here!

2013 Pride Wrap-Up Special – Part 2

Friday, August 9th, 2013

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you are aware that this summer has seen many milestone events occur for the LGBTQ community. The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissed a suit from supporters of California’s Proposition 8 gay marriage ban. Needless to say, 2013 has been a monumental year for social movements!

When attended the 2013 Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival in June, little did we know that such change was on the horizon.  Though verdicts for both cases were still looming, that didn’t stop the crowd of more than 300,000 people from coming together to celebrate the power of unity.  Check out what people said when we asked what Pride meant to them in the second half of a two-part video of our coverage for the festival!

As supporters of diversity and inclusion, we were honored to meet so many great members of the community. If you liked this video, check out some bonus footage of our interview with Days of Our Lives Emmy Winner, Chandler Massey!

Columbus Black Theatre Festival Attracts Statewide Attention

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The month of July marked the kick-off to the first Columbus Black Theatre Festival. Held the second weekend of the month, the festival was a three day event that featured poetry readings, acting and directing workshops, and the premiere of ‘Secrets of a Dark Skin Sister’ by Julie Whitney Scott. Scott is the founder of Mine4God Productions, the company behind the creation of the festival, and is the host of The Satin Hour on

Seeing a void in the African-American theatre community, Scott decided to take matters into her own hands and develop a festival that celebrates diversity within the creative arts scene in central Ohio. Calling on all regional artists and playwrights of color, she created an event to resemble similar successful functions that took place in Washington D.C. and Atlanta.

Attendees were treated to one of the festival’s main plays, ‘Secrets of a Dark Skin Sister’. ‘Secrets’ follows two African-American sisters as they struggle to deal with how their lives are affected due to, despite being twins, the stark contrast of their skin color. The play goes on to explore what controls the African-American mindset and questions why skin color seems to be a bigger issue within this particular race than it is in others.

The festival came to a close Sunday with an awards ceremony at’s headquarters, where the top three artists were recognized. The results are as follows:

1st place: “Zoe’s Boutique” by Sanika Harris – Atlanta, Georgia

2nd place: “The Inconvenient Truth” by Tisha Harris – Cincinnati, Ohio

3rd place: “Mamas’ Drama” by Nanette Marie – Columbus, Ohio

Harris, Harris, and Marie accept their awards with Julie Whitney Scott (Center) and Managing General Partner, Charles McCrimmon (Back-Center), and friends.

Harris, Harris, and Marie accept their awards with Julie Whitney Scott (center), Managing General Partner, Charles McCrimmon (back-center), and friends.
-{Source: Columbus Black Arts Festival}


Congratulations to the winners! Tune in to The Satin Hour Saturdays at 11AM or download podcasts of the show here!

The Can’t-Miss Social Events of the Summer – Part 2

Monday, July 29th, 2013

There has been so much going on in Columbus this summer that we had to write two segments just to cover it all (and we’ve barely even scratched the surface)! This is a good thing, though, as it stands as a testament to just how much there is to do in central Ohio. So let’s dig in, shall we? Read on to find out about some of the best events going on this summer.

Ohio Expo Center Sign {Source: Wikimedia}

Ohio Expo Center Sign
{Source: Wikimedia}

Ohio State Fair – July 24 -August 4

Attracting more than 840,000 people in 2012, the Ohio State Fair is recognized as one of the largest state fairs in the United States. This should come as no surprise considering how much there is to do during the two week-long event. Petting zoos, science exhibits, and music performances are just a few activities that await guests beyond the entrance gates. Besides, now that they’re back, where else can you go to satisfy your deep fried Twinkie cravings? The Ohio State Fair is going on now, so stop by and check it out before it ends on August 4!

Columbus Wine Festival, Presented By Giant Eagle – August 9, 10

If recent studies have taught event coordinators anything, it is that if there is wine, the people will come. Drinking over an astonishing 3.7 billion bottles of wine in the year 2011, the U.S. population continues its reign as the world’s largest consumers of wine.  Clearly, the people behind the Columbus Wine Festival have been paying attention because the event, to be held at Franklin Park Conservatory, is expected to be one of the most attended functions of the year.

Festival Latino – August 10,11

Held at Genoa Park, Festival Latino takes place on the west bank of the Scioto River in downtown Columbus. Originally starting out as a five-hour event in 1996, Festival Latino has evolved into the largest Latin American event in Ohio. Thousands flock to the festival to experience Latin American culture through food, art, and music.

2013 Columbus Food Truck Festival – August 16, 17

Recent years have seen Columbus emerge as a food truck hub of sorts. Demand for the mobile eateries has proven to be so strong that this particular line of business is considered a formidable competitor to sit-down restaurants. That demand has led to the 2013 Columbus Food Truck Festival. Taking place at the Columbus Commons, attendees can expect to be treated to live music as they peruse through more than 40 food and beverage trucks. They say variety is the spice of life, so you can’t go wrong here if you’re looking to treat your taste buds to something new!

Farmers’ Festival – August 17

August 17 marks the 22nd anniversary of the North Market’s Farmers’ Festival. Using the peak growing season as a means to draw attention to locally-grown produce, the Farmer’s Festival serves as a shining example of the North Market’s efforts to support and drive local business. Live music, cooking demonstrations, and children’s activities make this outing fun for the entire family!

So there you have it! Which festivals are you looking forward to this summer? Are there any events that you feel should have made the cut? Let us know in the ‘comments’ section below!

2013 Pride Wrap-Up Special – Part 1

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, you are well-aware that was a sponsor for the 2013 Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival. We had a blast filming and interviewing at one of the biggest events in the Midwest. With the help of Queer Minded hosts Dwayne and Deo, we were amped and ready to take to the streets to speak with attendees, but not before we got some perspective about Pride from the hosts themselves!

In the clip, Dwayne and Deo share their initial feelings on Queer Minded’s success, tell what it’s like to be the only talk radio show of its kind, and the impact they feel the program has had on the LGBTQ community and their allies. In addition to talking about Queer Minded, the dynamic duo discusses the significance of Pride celebrations and why they are overjoyed to be a part of the festivities this year. Check out part one of a two-part episode!

Stay tuned for part two of the Pride Wrap-Up Special!

Summer Community Celebrations Continue with ComFest

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Following the success of last week’s  Pride Festival, it appears that Columbus is still in a partying mood! This weekend brings ComFest; a non-corporate music and arts festival held at Goodale Park in the Victorian Village. What makes ComFest special is that it is a gathering that celebrates the struggle for social justice, and promotes human connectivity with a wealth of local talent. Known as “The Party with a Purpose”, organizers of the event bill it as the largest independent, volunteer-run festival in the nation.

{Source: Experience Columbus}

{Source: Experience Columbus}

Taking place June 28-30,  ComFest is set to feature live music, six performance stages, and a massive street fair. One of the best parts about all of this is that it’s free! Thousands of people flock to Goodale Park to experience a particular sense of community that only this festival can evoke.

WCRS-LP FM, a non-commercial community radio station, will be at ComFest all weekend long.  A few representatives will also be on site to support our fellow radio friends. Come visit us at the WCRS booth and meet some of the hosts of our fantastic shows! We look forward to seeing you there!

Stonewall Columbus Executive Director, Karla Rothan, to Appear on Queer Minded Tonight

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Every June, the LGBTQ community conducts parades, festivals, and rallies to celebrate Pride month. The timing was chosen as a means to observe the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June of 1969. As Columbus’ own pride celebration draws near (June 21 and 22), excitement leading up to the weekend-long event has reached an all time high. The buzz surrounding the 2013 Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival is bringing Karla Rothan, Stonewall’s Executive Director, to’s studios to get her take on why Pride continues to be one of Ohio’s largest, and most important, community events of the year.

Pride banners line the streets of Downtown Columbus

Pride banners line the streets of Downtown Columbus
{Source: Stonewall Columbus}

Queer Minded is a weekly show that discusses hot topics centered on the LGBTQ community in Columbus and around the nation. Hosts Deo and Dwayne share their views on the latest news and entertainment with gripping commentary and riveting guests.

Sahadeo “Deo” Ramharrack is an influential figure in Columbus with a New York City edge. He received his Masters of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in diversity management from Cleveland State University.  He brings energy, creativity, and a focus on inclusion and self-awareness to the show. Deo is passionate about marginalized communities, and seeks to continue being a voice for those who remain unheard.

Dwayne Steward is a nationally recognized blogger, freelance writer, inspirational speaker and human-rights activist. In addition to his duties as co-host on Queer Minded, Dwayne runs the popular LGBTQ news blog, and is a columnist for Outlook Columbus. A trained journalist with a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Dwayne was a founding member of SHADES, an organization that helps pave the way of acceptance and support for gay people of color.

Additional guests this evening are Earl Fowlkes, President of the Center for Black Equity, Columbus AIDS Taskforce representative, Erin Upchurch, and Leslie Foster of Traveling Muse Pictures, who will be discussing his new film “Until We Have Faces“, a piece about the rampant violent homophobia in Jamaica. Tune in to tonight at 8 p.m. to hear Queer Minded’s cant-miss Pride Preview episode, heard only on!