August 1st marks the one year anniversary of Accelerated Radio network and Unrestricted with DJ Moonbaby. Founded by Kevin Nash of KJLH, the radio station is an offspring of his Accelerated Radio School of Broadcasting, an after school program for students in the Los Angeles area. Nash has always had his eyes on developing his own radio station and his broadcast school was the perfect launchpad to accelerate his dreams. In 2013, he decided to broaden the scope of the after school program to provide students a larger audience. Over 15 middle and high schools across Los Angeles have Accelerated Radio School of Broadcasting powering a daily three hour radio show produced and executed by students. The students regular scheduled broadcast is Monday – Friday between 2pm to 5pm PST, while school is in session. DJ Moonbaby came on as host of Unrestricted, the first show for his 24 hour radio programming roster.
Throughout Kevin Nash’s 33 years in radio he first started researching online radio in 1997 during Microsoft’s big push into the internet radio business. However, with limitations of broadband and dial-up connections the breakaway technology still was not enough. His purpose to give back and pursue his dream never ceased. The self proclaimed tech geek continued his passion by looking through broadcast retail magazines developing a wish list until his dream came into fruition. On August 1, 2013 Accelerated Radio network opened its doors in El Segundo, California. Know as the #1 source for R&B on the net, Accelerated Radio can be heard on iHeart radio, Tune-In, iTunes and on their website acceleratedradio.net.
The digital age is allowing individuals to fulfill their dreams which Kevin Nash is proud to be at the cornerstone, grooming not just high school students but adults with raw talent and dedication. He recalls his first introduction to radio at 11yrs old by a neighbor in Lake Charles, Louisiana with his own gospel show. In his very first week, in young Nash’s excitement and awe he built his own radio station in his bedroom closet. As an ordained radio engineer, Nash had his very first radio job at 12 years old mixing every Sunday from 6am to 12noon for the very man that introduced him. He kept the position until 15 years old, where the station changed from Top 40 to Urban Contemporary and gave him his first on-air show on 1580AM KLOU from 12am to 6am during the summer. For Nash it wasn’t necessarily about the music, but the jocks who created the magic between songs. He simply loved the voices! This vivid memory is the driving force behind his commitment to provide a thorough framework for his students and disc jockeys. As the voice of BET’s Celebration of Gospel and BET Awards, Nash serves the community by sharing his skills and talents with the community and teaches what he calls “Broadcasting Science.”
The stations premiere host, DJ Moonbaby is excited of the growth and opportunity of Accelerated Radio and what she calls “digital radio.” Going into her 8th year with the GRAMMY’s, DJ Moonbaby has always had a great bond with music dedicating her life to catapult careers and inspire listeners through her unrestricted mixes. Being the anchor of the station, she’s helped develop the network with not just her moon mixes but also in creating the vision for growth. She has a personal affection in breaking new talent with her monthly indie spotlight, creating a platform for new music that listeners can fall in love with. Her life work in music has allotted a roster of big name talent interviews at the station. Accelerated Radio reaches over 110 countries and averages over 50,000 listeners a day. The 24 hour network includes a roster of over 20 radio programs which include:
Every Sunday – 3pm to 5pm PST
Hosts : Will Hayworth and Brittany Salsberry @alopent @bsalsberry
Music: Gospel, Praise, Worship
Every Tuesday – 6pm-8pm PST
HOSTS: Kali, Thurston Mills, Isis
@djkali _ @thurstonmills @isisvelazquez4
Music: Hip hop/Rnb/Dj Mix
Every Thursday – 8pm-10pm PST
HOST: Moonbaby @djmoonbaby
Music: Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Gospel
9am to 10am PST
“The Po Po Show “
Hosts: Cheryl Branch and LAPD police officers Bernard Dory
Every Saturday – 4p to 6pm PST
“CLASSIC JAMZ “
Hosts: James ” The Music Man “
Music: Classics from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s
For more information or to get their full programming schedule visit their website acceleratedradio.net.