Claudia Hoyser~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Up-and-coming country musician Claudia Hoyser is getting more known and has fans both in the U.S. and the U.K. Many people love her natural and sultry vocals and sound. Hoyser just released her new summer party song “Drinkin’ with the Boys,” and is already a fan favorite. Her last single, “What Kinda Man,” was number 58 on the Music Row Country Breakout Charts.

Furthermore, to Hoyser’s radio success, she has been quickly growing her online attendance with her weekly live cover videos of different country artists and groups and she is also averaging around 500,000 views per week. Also she has already had over 10 million views on her Facebook account since January. Her latest video was posted on May 14, 2018 and it has already reached 4 Million views. Hoyser is traveling on the road visiting both small towns and big cities and also finishing up her first full-length album, “Red Light’s Turning Green.” Lastly, if you would like to find out more about Claudia Hoyser then go check out her website https://www.claudiahoyser.com.

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Top 5 Favorite Songs of the Week~ June 18, 2018!!

  1. Scott Kipfer “Falling Like the Rain”: In country singer/songwriter Scott Kipfer’s new single “Falling Like the Rain,” it tells the story about coming out of your own shell and learning to love while dancing in the rain.
  2. Steve Moalker “Born Ready”: Country singer/songwriter Steve Moakler praises the population’s of long-haul truckers in his new song “Born Ready,” which serves as the title track of his newest album “Born Ready.”
  3. Shari Rowe “Beach Town”: in Shari Rowe’s new song “Beach Town,” it tells the story about a wonderful vacation lifestyle and just having a fun relaxing day.
  4. Lena Stone “Hey There Hollywood”: Lena Stone’s new song “Hey There Hollywood” tells the story about being changed by a big city like Los Angeles, but still staying true yourself.
  5. Catherine McGrath “Lost In The Middle”: Catherine McGrath’s new song “Lost In The Middle,” tells the story about exploring the love of music in your own life.

Moriah Domby (country singer/songwriter)~ Berry Pie Recipe!!!

Crust:
2 1/2 cups (325 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup very cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
6 to 8 tablespoons ice water
In a bowl, mix together flour and salt. Add a dash of sugar into it as an option. Keep your
butter cubes in the fridge until ready to use. Cut butter into flour until it resembles pea sized
crumbs. Add your ice water into the dough one tablespoon at a time and stir with a spatula,
pressing the dough together until it forms a ball. Don’t over work it. Makes 2 crusts. When
ready to bake, roll each half of the dough out into 2 circles on a lightly floured surface. Use
one in the bottom of the pie plate, prick the bottom with a fork a few times, and put into the
fridge while you mix the filling. Cut the other crust into strips for a lattice top.

Filling:
2 cups blueberries
I cup sliced strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blackberries
¼ cup cornstarch
2/3 cup sugar
dash of salt
teaspoon of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of lemon juice

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for 15 – 30 mins to settle. Pour into crust. Use the strips
of the second crust to make a lattice top. Pinch top crust around the sides with the bottom
crust to seal. Brush the top with milk and sprinkle with a little bit of sugar. Bake at 375 for
50 – 55 mins. Serve with homemade whip cream and enjoy!

Moriah Domby “Q&A”!!!

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1. Hi Moriah, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?
I grew up in Oregon, and I’ve always loved music. I started writing songs at about 5
years old, sitting at the piano singing about whatever came to mind. My Dad taught me some chords on the guitar in Middle school and I started writing songs with guitar as well. I was so shy at first, I would only play them for my best friends or parents. I’d have to say that singing in Church choir is what really gave me confidence to start playing in front of people, and then I was hooked! I was determined to come out to Nashville after I graduated, and so I packed up and came out to go to MTSU just south of town. I graduated with a Music Business degree and ended up working on the business side in music publishing fora couple years. I realized I wasn’t giving enough of my focus to my music dreams, so I quit, booked an acoustic tour across the country with a friend, and took off! It was the scariest
best decision I had made. I’ve been pursuing my passion for writing and performing since.
2. How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it? Both of my parents are musical, my Mom was in musical theater and my Dad plays guitar. They exposed us to all types of music growing up. I loved artist like Carol King, Tom Petty and Jonie Mitchell, but country music was what really had my heart. I remember hearing “Walk away Joe,” by Trisha Yearwood for the first time and just being obsessed as a little kid. When I started noticing the names of songwriters on CD jackets, I knew I wanted
to be part of that.
3. Who are some of your musical icons? Dolly Parton, Amy Grant, Deana Carter, Tom Petty, Faith Hill. Emmy Lou Harris. I probably know every word to any album by Sara Evans, Martina, LeeAnn Womack, Trisha Yearwood, any of the awesome and diverse group of female country artists that seemed to rule the late 90’s and 2000’s in the best way.
4. What is the story behind your newest single “Could’ve Tried?” “Could’ve Tried,” is about that person in your past that you never really gave it a full shot with. It’s not so much that you miss them all the time, its more that you look back and
wonder what could’ve have been. If you had tried it might have worked out or it might not have, but either way the not knowing is what never lets you forget all the way.
5. Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?
Yes! I’ve got a video for “Could’ve Tried,” coming soon, and will be releasing an EP in
early fall.
6. Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years?
I am so grateful to be able to write and perform, and I hope in 5 – 10 years I’ll still be
doing it and reaching even more people with my music.
7. If you could sing a duet with a singer or group would it be and why?
Dolly Parton. I love what she stands for, I love her writing, she’s the Queen.
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for
the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9                                   9. Is there anything else you would like to share?
Thank you so much for taking time to listen to the new single! I appreciate the
support! Please connect with me on Instagram, facebook or twitter to stay up to date on new music and shows!

Moriah Domby~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Moriah Domby is from Oregon. Moriah moved to Nashville, after graduating with a music business degree from MTSU. She started working in music publishing after graduating, and then went out on her own to focus on her songwriting and performing. She has got the chance to play at some well-known and different type of stages across the United States. Some famous places she has played at were the Bluebird Café, Eddie’s Attic, Room 5 LA and the National Underground in NYC. Her unique storytelling, charming voice and work ethic certainly makes her a new artist to watch.

 

Website:

www.moriahdomby.com

Social Media Accounts:

www.instagram.com/moriahjo

www.twitter.com/moriahdomby

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Newest Single!! (Go hear it on Spotify now)!!!

Anthony Donatelli (K-FROG DJ) ~ Bio & “Q&A”!!!

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Bio:

Anthony Donatelli was born on May 10 in Newport Beach. Donatelli has lived in the Inland Empire for most of his life. He is a husband, son, brother and a fur dad. His first radio job was in college on Coyote Radio, it was on the campus of Cal State University, San Bernardino. Now Donatelli is the guy you drive home with every afternoon on K-FROG. When he is not on the radio, he is either fixing up his 100 year old house that he shares with his wife, managing his fantasy baseball/football teams, getting emotionally invested in some good reality TV or at a concert.

Q&A:

1.    Hi Anthony, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country music radio DJ? I was born in Newport Beach and grew up in Corona for almost my entire life. My parents were fantastic role models growing up and still are. My Dad is a salesman and my Mom is a flight attendant. I also have a younger brother who was my best friend growing up. I watched and played a lot of sports as a kid, my favorites were baseball, football and hockey. A lot of kids that I grew up wanted to be professional athletes, but I always wanted to be the guy announcing the game!

2.    What led you to a career in radio? I attended Santiago High School, where I took an interest in writing and began reporting for the school’s newspaper. After graduating, I attended Norco College where I became the Editor-In-Chief of their newspaper and began pursuing a career in journalism. After that, I then transferred to California State University, San Bernardino. On my first day, I noticed the school had their own radio station and my whole mentality instantly changed. I walked into the station and expressed in getting involved. I became a volunteer and got to read a 2 minute sports recap on another students show. After three shifts of doing that, I was given my own show! I I had a two hour sports show where I talked about the schools and professional sports. During my Junior year, I began looking for jobs in radio. I didn’t have enough experience to get a shot at doing play-by-play for local sports teams in the area and other sports stations weren’t hiring. So my program director at school referred me to the Inland Empire music station that she worked for, but my interest just wasn’t there. So I asked “What about K-FROG?” She said my odds were slim but if that’s what I wanted to do then to go for it. So I reach out to Scott Ward, who was currently the music director at the time and morning show host. I sent him a message on Twitter and he was nice enough to reply and actually give me the time of day. He even invited me in for a tour of the station! So I got to visit the station, meet all of the staff and I must have made a great impression because at the end of it, I was offered a job! Part time board operator from midnight to 5am and the rest is history.

3.    What is your favorite of your job? My favorite part of my job is making people happy. Of course it’s an amazing perk to go to so many different concerts and meet so many amazing artists, but if I can make someone smile while they sit in traffic or hear the excitement in their voice when they win tickets, that gives me so much fulfillment. I hope that I can be that person that makes someones day a little better and gives them something to laugh at or talk about with their family or friends later that day.

4.    Who would be a “dream guest” to have on your show? No question, Taylor Swift. She’s the biggest name in music right now, in my opinion, and I would love to pick her brain on so many things. She’s also very nice to look at.

5.    What was your favorite radio station to listen to when you were growing up? The one station I always found myself listening to KIIS-FM. The music, the jocks, everything about it always entertaining to me as a kid.

6.    Do you have favorite hobby outside of radio? When I’m not on the radio, I spend a lot of my time wit my wife fixing up our old home. Our house is over 100 years old and was a major fixer upper. In the 2 years that we’ve owned it, we’ve made some real progress! I also love hanging out with my dog and taking him places, he’s seriously the best. I’m also a TV junkie, so I usually kick back by watching sports, The Bachelor or reruns of The Office and Home Improvement.

7.    What kind of advice would you give to someone who would want to be a radio DJ?  The advice that I would give anybody that wants to be a DJ or anything else in the world is to just be nice. Being mean or rude will get you nowhere and never think that this world owes you anything. Work as hard as you can on every task and treat everybody with the same amount of respect.

8.    What was your dream job as a child? My dream job was to be a sports announcer. As a kids I would always turn on SportsCenter or a baseball game and put it on mute. I would take the tv remote and call the game as if i was the sports anchor or play-by-play guy.

9.    What is one of your favorite quotes? One of my all-time favorite quotes was from Conan O’Brien’s farewell speech from his final episode on “The Tonight Show.” During his speech he said: “If you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” I’ve come to realize that is 100% true because it’s happened to me.

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