As part of "The BIPOC Spotlights," Live365 is shining a spotlight on A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music! Professor T-Love shared the station's story as well as some music recommendations with us. Check out their story below!
How did you get started with your station?
I love music and always envisioned myself having my own radio station. I wanted to get my voice out there, so I created my show called "A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music." I developed this concept 11 years ago. I grew up listening to Black radio here in NYC and I wanted to recreate that with my station. A Bowl of Soul gives a history of R&B from the past to the present. I want people to know about the producers, songwriters, musicians, singers, and R&B labels that produce this genre of music and how they continue to do so in the present. I showcase new independent R&B artists as well. I include all elements, such as jazz, hip hop, house, blues, Latin boogaloo, and gospel, that are in R&B music. Also, I aim to show how R&B has influenced rock and roll.
What can listeners expect when they tune in to your station?
Listeners will hear classic soul and new R&B as well as my one-hour show called "A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music" and a talk show called "Love, Sex and Relationships with the Professor and Professor T-Love."
What’s one artist that you play on your station that is underrated in your opinion?
What’s one song that particularly stands out to you and that has stayed with you, whether for the storytelling, a lyric, the production, or any other reason?
Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" off of What's Going On. The song still resonates in the 21st century.
What are your top 5 favorite artists?
Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Sylvers, Jimi Hendrix, and Sly and the Family Stone
What are your top 5 favorite songs currently?
- Yesterday & Today - Murs
- Afeni ft. PJ Morton - Rapsody
- Didn't I Blow Your Mind Sample - Main Doc
- Formation - Beyoncé
- Fight The Power - Public Enemy
BIPOC Live365 Broadcasters! We'd love for you to share your story with us as part of The BIPOC Spotlights! We invite you to submit by filling out the form at the following link: The BIPOC Spotlights Submission Form. (Duplicate station entries will only be featured once. You must have a Live365 Broadcaster account.)