Mercedes Howard, aka “Ya Girl Cedes,” is an upbeat radio personality who was born and raised into the business. Her grandparents were radio personalities, and her father has been on-air for 40 years. Growing up around radio, it was a natural progression for Cedes to attend college and major in Radio and Television Broadcasting. After attending San Diego Community College for three years, she began as a traffic reporter on Z90.3. Cedes made a massive jump from traffic to hosting nights and weekend shows on San Diego’s Channel 933.
After six years of living and working in San Diego, CA, Cedes decided it was time for a change. At the young age of 21, she landed a job in Denver, CO, and immediately became a pioneer by being one of the few African American female radio personalities to have her very own show on the popular hip-hop station KS-107.5. She repeatedly earned the top-rated show in her demographic for night shows and has become a celebrity host for numerous events and a role model for the female high school population.
Perhaps the most important legacy Cedes carries on from her father is community involvement. After becoming a new mom in the recent year, she has become fully committed to child development and enhancing education and resources for parents in her community. She is driven to reach out to, work with and motivate kids.
9 year old singer from Denver, CO. She’s played multiple festivals, shows and venues across Denver, including singing the national anthem for the Mayor Hancock’s 2022 State of the City address. She loves to sing and has been doing it for as long as she can remember. She is also the youngest artist to be played on THE DROP 104.7.
An extreme lover of music and all that it encompasses, Jason “SugaBear” Harris has been a fixture in the music/radio community for over 21 yrs. He began his radio career as a part-time personality in Phoenix, AZ, and his hard work and dedication eventually gained him a full-time position. That parlayed into a radio opportunity in Sacramento, CA., where he served a beloved listener-ship for 5 years, and in 2017, he was awarded Personality of the Year by the Northern California Entertainers Music Awards. SugaBear is a beacon in the community for his efforts to strengthen, build, and give back for its overall improvement. In 2018, he created SugaBear's Community Corner, a radio platform to highlight people in, from, and for Sacramento County. He also implemented an annual “Socksgiving Drive” which has up to date, collected over 200K pairs of socks for the homeless in his community. His passion for helping others, and his entertaining personality are what his peers and listeners have grown to love over the years. His motto is "everything happens for a reason”, as he has a huge appreciation for life and all that it brings. His boundless energy and infectious spirit have made him one of radio's most recognized and beloved personalities.
Dazed slow jams are the primary mode of Atlanta-based contemporary R&B/rap artist Ricardo Valentine, a singer-slash-MC who goes by the name 6LACK ("black"). Prior to connecting with LVRN (Love Renaissance), the creative agency that has supported fellow Georgia native Raury, Valentine was signed to a label that he felt restricted his creativity.