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Shawty Slim Says DJing for B.o.B is Still Surreal

Shawty Slim Says DJing for B.o.B is Still Surreal

We talked to grammy-nominated hip hop artist B.o.B's official tour DJ Shawty Slim by email while they were away on tour. He says when he's home, in Downtown Macon, walking around and visiting Washington Park is one of the best things to do. Shawty Slim got his start spinning while in school at Fort Valley State University when an unpaid internship paid off and led to a first job with Macon's WIBB 97.9.

WMAZ: Tell us about the current tour.  Where have you been?
Shawty Slim: The current tour i'm on right now with B.o.B is for his new album, Strange Clouds, that dropped on May 1st. He's told us that he want to tour the world for two years, so I'm excited that I get to be apart of the efforts to make it happen successfully.

Roberta Native Meiko to Appear on Jay Leno Tuesday

Meiko, rising pop star who just released her sophomore album, "The Bright Side" is set to appear on Jay Leno Tuesday night.

Recently, we interviewed Meiko by phone. See what she had to say:

Meiko (pronounced Mee-ko) is a Roberta-native whose second major label record release, “The Bright Side," is getting a lot of attention. The album, on Meiko's Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group label, blends a folk-pop approach with fluid interjections of electronic beats. You may have already experienced Meiko's music in shows like "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill" and "Pretty Little Liars."

13WMAZ’s Jacqueline Harnevious caught up with Meiko by phone to talk about music and her roots in Central Georgia.

Rising Pop Star Meiko Proud of Her Central Ga. Roots

 

Meiko (pronounced Mee-ko) is a Roberta-native whose second major label record release, “The Bright Side," is getting a lot of attention. The album, on Meiko's Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group label, blends a folk-pop approach with fluid interjections of electronic beats. You may have already experienced Meiko's music in shows like "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill" and "Pretty Little Liars."

13WMAZ’s Jacqueline Harnevious caught up with Meiko by phone to talk about music and her roots in Central Georgia.

Meiko Releases Album That Airs on 'The Bright Side'

Meiko Releases Album That Airs on 'The Bright Side'

Roberta native and singer-songwriter Meiko released her new album Tuesday.

The album, The Bright Side is already rising fast up the Top 100 on iTunes (currently two spots higher than Macon native Jason Aldean).

Building on the romantic themes present in her self-titled 2007 debut, Meiko's latest offering is more mature, and effortlessly weaves in and out of the light-hearted and hard parts of love.

The album debuts Meiko's (pronounced Mee-ko) Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group label. On the album you'll find folk-pop with fluid interjections of electronic beats. You'll hear more of an upbeat vibe, compared to her self-titled album first released in 2007.

You may have first experienced Meiko's music in shows like Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill and Pretty Little Liars.

Historical Society to Request Byron Pop Festival Historic Marker

Historical Society to Request Byron Pop Festival Historic Marker

The Byron Area Historical Society holds a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss the request for a Byron Pop Festival of 1970 historic marker.

The meeting is to 'discuss ideas, thoughts, suggestions and input' for the historic marker request.

The meeting takes place Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Byron Municipal Auditorium.

See other historical markers in Peach County.

 

Air Show Features Blue Angels

Air Show Features Blue Angels

ROBINS, AFB., GA.--The Air Show lineup features performers including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-18 Hornets, the C-130 Hercules, and the Air Force F-22 Raptor.

The air show is free and open to the public and starts at 11:30 a.m.

You can park at the Macon Airport, McConnell-Talbert Stadium and Anchor Glass and then catch bus transportation to the show. The shuttle starts at 9:45 a.m. both days and gates open at 10 a.m.

The shuttle runs until 5 p.m.

See the Dos and Donts of attending.

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