For over 15 years, Shawna Renee has dedicated her life to creating compelling, entertaining and informative radio and new media programming. Her career started at the age of 15 when she began screening phone calls for her father’s talk show, The Joe Madison Show on WXYT-AM in her hometown Detroit, Michigan. After graduating Howard University with a dual degree in Telecommunications Management and Radio Production, Shawna returned to talk radio as Executive Producer and Programming Assistant for WOL-AM in Washington DC. She went on to produce and co-host the #1 rated morning show in Baltimore and eventually landed back in Washington DC as a producer for Worldspace Satellite Radio. Impressed with her talent and instinct, she was promoted to Program Director of the world’s first 24 hour World Music channel, Worldzone 100, setting the standard for the thousands of Internet and broadcast world music programs to follow. Shawna was later asked to create and program another breakthrough format, Global Hip Hop. Flava 209, broke the mold by bringing Hip Hop and urban music from all over the world to audiences in Europe, Asia and Africa.
In 2006, Shawna Renee stepped away from work to concentrate on her growing family, while on maternity leave she created Cocoa Mode Media, a multi-media company dedicated to bringing voices of young men and women of color to talk radio. Her show Cocoa Mode debuted on XM Satellite Radio in March of 2007. Shawna now shares her passion and expertise with others and an Media Content Specialist. Her latest venture, K.A.R. Content, specializes in content development, talent coaching and new media strategies for clients interested in using radio, television and new media to support their branding, marketing and community building goals. Shawna Renee is also a certified yoga Instructor, lifestyle consultant, motivational speaker and is working on her first book to be released in early 2011.
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Peace, I really love your vibe, your energy and flow of recording. U r also sort of comical and missed your calling Sis! Had me laughing at about 2:00am in the morning. Keep up the good work. Hey, I am a very strict vegan, yet there are healthier meat alternatives and quiet as it is kept, many of the vegetarians and vegans have some serious emotional imbalances, partly because they don’t supplement and experience all kinds of issues.
Peace & Blessings my Sister!
Whenever I call to your show, I may @ times make references, and, my stories are often “anecdotal”, albeit educational, and when I was commenting on the state of our children and their “sexuality”, I was making a reference to how much and how drastically things have changed with respect to our own attitudes towards sex, as parents, and, of how pervasive the problems are that our youth are having and continue to face, because of THEIR attitudes toward, sex, and the connection between the same!
I know, that by talking to my children, (and I mean ANY child, not just my own), I give them a “frame of reference”, so that perhaps they can understand how distinct and disparate their attitudes are, with respect to their “source”; the “soil” out of which they have grown, namely, their parents.
Truly, this is a subject that you need to devote a whole show perhaps to, because truly, we, as a nation of people, are in trouble unless we reach our children concerning this!
For the most part, truly, I stand with many of those parents who did their best to instill, what we had always understood to be the “core” values, the “unchanging” standards by which we lived, and how that is just as applicable Now, as Then, and that no matter how many “back in the day” stories they hear, those stories will serve to help them “bounce their opinions, notions, ideas, and attitudes off of”, so to speak, so that when they speak, they will have a “clearer” reference point, based upon a comparison of the How, What and Why of OUR generation, and theirs!
Perhaps you may not agree, but, nevertheless, I’m on your side in the work that needs to be done! As always,
Peace & Blessings,