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Community Spotlight: Mrs. Highland Plus America, Amber Johnson, Helps to Strengthen the County of San Bernardino

For those who are familiar with the pageant world, you may know that the young women who compete and win the crowns are all for giving back and contributing to their communities in major ways. Amber Johnson, Mrs. Highland Plus America, is not only representing her County of San Bernardino, but she also represents all women of color and is a shining example of millennials achieving greatness.

“What inspired me to get involved with the pageant was to help my city,” Johnson explains. “That was the biggest thing for me. It wasn’t really the pageant; it was more about having the platform to represent my city, my county, and to really help [the] community out because I don’t see a lot of people out there helping to build San Bernardino and that is what I wanted to do.”

Johnson just completed the Ronald McDonald Walk For Kids event on Sunday, April 2 which was held in Ontario. She is also an advocate on animal cruelty where she will be doing an animal walk on May 20 to raise awareness around the affects surrounding cruelty against animals. In addition to her youth and animal efforts, she is a regular volunteer at the Helping Hands Food Pantry.

To view more of what Amber Johnson is involved in watch the interview below:

Queens of Radio Brunch Brings Women Together for an Afternoon of Empowerment and Recognition

By Naomi K. Bonman

Talk about an afternoon of empowerment! On Saturday, March 25, Adrienne Braxton, host of “Braxton’s Back” radio show that broadcasts on StudioW Buzz, hosted the 2017 Queens of Radio brunch at her private residence in San Bernardino. The brunch was well attended with women that flew in from the Midwest and East Coast to support the cause. There are plans in the works to make this an annual event due to the overwhelming response of ladies that wanted to attend but couldn’t. 

I am personally so overwhelmed with joy of the support to those who came out and to those who wanted to attend the 2017 Queens Brunch,” Andrinne Braxton stated. “What was supposed to be at my dining room table, grew into my heart exploding.”

The purpose of the Queens of Radio Brunch, as well as the radios shows “Ladies Night” and “Braxtons Back”, is to bring encouragement, enlightenment, and recognition to Inland Empire Legends, Queens, and Princesses that have a testimony and a story that has shaped them to getting them to the place where they are today. 

The Queens of Radio are simply dynamic women who have received the opportunity to share their gifts and testimonies on a platform provided to them by William A. Brown. William is the CEO and Founder of StudioW Buzz.

The afternoon started off with queens coming in with their summer hats that matched their summer dresses and heels as they networked with one another and introduced themselves to someone new with an selfie/usie ice breaker challenge. Brunch and mimosas were then served followed by motivational speaker, singer, and monologue presentation by The Diamond Girls. 

To listen to the shows, download the app from the Apple or Google App Store under ‘IMG 2 StudioW’. You can also visit the official website at www.studiow.buzz

Meruelo Media Launches the New WILD 93.5 FM KDEY in Riverside, San Bernardino

Meruelo Media, Southern California’s leading minority-owned media group, and the owner of Spanish language television stations KWHY 22, announced today the launch of KDEY 93.5 FM, Riverside’s new Top 40/Rhythmic radio station – WILD 93.5FM

“This much awaited Riverside metro launch comes after a long process of engineering, design and market studies. It adds a key radio asset to our growing portfolio of highly-recognized media brands in one of the fastest growing markets,” said Otto Padron, President and COO of Meruelo Media. “The saving and growing of heritage Los Angeles radio station KDAY has been a thrilling three year ride – we owe it to our music fans to keep innovating and expanding – Riverside is key.”

The new format targets the very vibrant and culturally diverse community of the Riverside/San Bernardino metro.  “Los Angeles loves KDAY – Riverside will love WILD!” exclaimed Meruelo Radio VP and Program Director, Adrian “AD” Scott, referring to the new and retooled format. “This is the Inland Empire’s new home for Hip Hop and R&B, listeners in the ‘I.E.’ will know the difference and love the sound that the new Wild 93.5 brings to the Inland Empire.”

On the advertising and sales marketing side, Wild 93.5 comes with a full suite of services that will be rolled out in phases throughout the coming months. “Wild 93.5 is the perfect platform for clients looking to optimize their message,” said Irma Barrios, VP of Ad Sales for the group, “with this new Riverside focused station, we will be able to shape more efficient and geo-targeted client solutions.”