Solid Gold Soul

April 18, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul



Solid Gold Soul is returning to the Twin Cities airwaves. Leading that return is veteran broadcaster Freddie Bell who will again treat morning listeners to the Motown sound and more. Normally broadcast news of this magnitude is not released until the station gets on the air. Solid Gold Soul is taking a different stance because of it desire to be inclusive.

Solid Gold Soul is giving our fans, individuals, the Twin Cities business’ community and national advertisers an opportunity to have an active role in this comeback.

The plan is multifaceted. Solid Gold Soul, LLC is offering individuals a chance to have buy-in with the new the station by offering ownership investment positions in the new, old-school-music radio station.

The plan gives listeners a chance to invest in the radio station thus making Solid Gold Soul truly focused on the audience it intends to super-serve and support. Moreover, the investment options are broad enough to provide anyone a chance to own something of increasing value.

Solid Gold Soul is also offering charter-advertising opportunities to the business community and national advertisers. Getting involved with ad buying now makes sense because the rates are advantaged and adds value to the advertising dollar over an extended period of time. Industry experts say the opportunities for investment ownership and charter advertising in a radio enterprise like Solid Gold Soul is unique and a smart move because it helps ensure the long-time viability of the Solid Gold Soul.
To learn how you can be a Solid Gold Soul owner or to become a charter advertiser, send an email to Hurry! These specific offers will only be available prior to Solid Gold Soul coming on the air. The first broadcast date for the new radio enterprise will be released in the coming weeks.

Bell says the investment and advertising opportunities coupled with the ability to spin the old hits again in Minnesota is nothing short of a miracle. “I hope our fans take advantage of this unique opportunity to be a part of the New Solid Gold Soul !”

For the next several weeks, we’ll be doing something a little different in this space. We want to make sure we give maximum attention to the new Solid Gold Soul . Exposure will be given to the major news of the day as usual, however, we want to make sure that as many people as possible know that Solid Gold Soul is coming back to the air with Freddie Bell.

As mentioned in the article, the new radio station provides a tremendous opportunity for the Twin Cities audience on a number of levels. Help us spread the word. Send this release to your friends, family, business owners and others would consider investing in this new, exciting radio enterprise or who would enjoy listening to the classic R and B hits again on a regular basis. Keep checking back for new details concerning the launch of the New Solid Gold Soul , with Freddie Bell.

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For the next several weeks, we’ll be doing something a little different in this space. We want to make sure we give maximum attention to the new Solid Gold Soul. Exposure will be given to the major news of the day as usual, however, we want to make sure that as many people as possible know that Solid Gold Soul is coming back to the air with Freddie Bell.
As mentioned in the article, the new radio station provides a tremendous opportunity for the Twin Cities audience on a number of levels. Help us spread the word. Send this release to your friends, family, business owners and others would consider investing in this new, exciting radio enterprise or who would enjoy listening to the classic R and B hits again on a regular basis. Keep checking back for new details concerning the launch of the New Solid Gold Soul, with Freddie Bell.

About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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A gunman who opened fire in two separate locations, two hours apart on the campus of Virginia Tech killed 32 people before killing himself in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history yesterday (April 16th). As of press time, police authorities hadn’t identified the attacker, but reports from students who’d seen him said he was an Asian man in his mid-20s. The first shooting took place at around 7:15 a.m. in a co-ed dorm where two people were killed. Media reports indicated that a man who was arguing with his ex-girlfriend killed her and a resident assistant who tried to intervene. Then, some two hours later, the shooter began firing into classrooms at an engineering building on the other side of campus. He killed 30 people there before killing himself. After the rampage, students complained that there was no warning from the school after the first shooting, with the first notice coming in an e-mail more than two hours later — around the same time the second attack began. But Virginia Tech President Charles Steger defended the school’s actions in an afternoon news conference, saying authorities had believed the dorm shooting was an isolated domestic dispute and thought the gunman had fled the campus.


Good things come to those who wait, and for the legions of Karyn White fans, the wait was finally over on April 3, 2007 when Shout! Factory releases Superwoman: The Best of Karyn White to celebrate her extraordinary achievements as an R&B diva.

This 14-track disc includes the best-loved hits from the soulful singer as well as two brand-new tracks that showcase an exciting new direction for Karyn. The first-ever best-of compilation for this gold and platinum-selling artist contains every one of her R&B and pop hit singles: “Love Saw It,” “The Way You Love Me,” “Secret Rendezvous,” “The Way I Feel About You,” “Romantic” and her signature smash “Superwoman.” For fans eager to hear what Karyn’s been working on, Superwoman: The Best of Karyn White includes two new tracks; “All I Do” and “Disconnected” (both co-written by Karyn and husband Bobby Gonzales).

This soul-packed collection showcases the magic Karyn created with collaborators Babyface, L.A. Reid, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Karyn’s voice easily adapts and shines on soulful ballads, playful pop/jazz tunes or traditional R&B. Liner notes were compiled by Urban Network’s own A. Scott Galloway.

Karyn has returned to music full time and is currently recording a new album, after taking time off to raise her daughter Ashley and founding her own successful interior design company.


Authorities are close to making an arrest in relation to the 2002 murder of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay. Ronald “Tenard” Washington, an associate of the late deejay, is expected to be charged as an accessory to his murder and in relation to the 1995 murder of Randy “Stretch” Walker, who was a friend of Tupac Shakur and a member of Live Squad, a group signed to Tommy Boy Records in the ’90s.

The Boston Herald reports that new information about the two deaths came to light during Washington’s trial for a string of robberies he committed in November 2002. Washington, who is currently behind bars, told the Herald, “They want to blame me for all the blood in rap. They are trying to pen me up for these murders.”

Washington was identified by Lydia High, the receptionist at Jam Master Jay’s studio and the man who forced her to lay face down as another man murdered the rap legend. But according to Washington, it’s all lies. He said, “It’s all lies. She’s telling them that I was mad at Jay because he is doing better than I am, that I killed Stretch because he owed me something and I wanted it. She is making up lies because they threatened to deport her.”

According to Washington, he was at Jam Master Jay’s Queens studio the day he died but earlier because Jay requested his presence because he was in need of protection. According to Washington, Jam Master Jay had pulled out a gun on a person named “Goldie” the night before over a money dispute.

Washington, who was found guilty of six armed robberies on April 6th, is expected to be charged with being an accessory to the two murders in the coming days.

Jam Master Jay’s murder had remained unsolved for several years, as have the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. His group mate DMC explained that many murders remain unresolved in the inner city. He said: “There’s a lot of murders that go down in the ‘hood, so Jam Master Jay is just one amongst thousands of people that we know whose murders are unsolved, and he represents a problem in society.”


Kanye West and his fiancee Alexis Rainey have postponed their wedding plans, according to a friend of the bride to be, reports FemalefirstUK. The wedding was supposed to take place later this year. Since Kanye announced his engagement last year, there have been numerous rumors about him and other females, including Pamela Anderson.

The marriage would be the first marriage for both West and Rainey.


R&B singer Lloyd’s latest single “Get It Shawty” was originally written for Usher, he told MTV, but Lloyd convinced Usher to let him record it, and the rest is history.

Lloyd told MTV, “I was working in the studio with producer Jazze Pha one day and Usher’s brother James ‘J. Lack’ Lackey came by… he accidentally played me a song called ‘Get It Shawty.’ Usher was there and he kind of waved him off, like, ‘No, what are you doing? You’re not supposed to play that.’ I was just so in love with the song that I had Jazze kind of call them every day and tell them how much I wanted to record it. Usher and J. Lack actually invited me to the crib, and we recorded it at their studio.”

Lloyd says, ‘”I know Usher wants to showcase J. Lack’s talent on his next project. So I would go as far as to say, yeah, ‘Get It Shawty’ was probably for Usher’s album.”

Lloyd has worked with Lil Wayne, Ashanti, Fabolous, DJ Khaled and DJ Drama.

Lloyd has recently released his second album called Street Love.


Musiq Soulchild is still promoting his latest album and Atlantic Records debut, Luvanmusiq, but the singer recently shared that he wants to do a rap project in the future. The singer told, “I’ve always been a fan of hip-hop and I wanted to be a valid contributor to hip-hop music … I don’t know, I might do a rap record later on in my career, once I get my chops up. What I’m listening to is a lot of hip-hop music, like J Dilla and Black Milk. Lupe Fiasco, Game, Nas, Jay-Z. Definitely, I would like to work with any of those dudes. ”

Musiq added, “I’m doing a lot of homework on it because, like I said, I want to be a valid contributor to the legacy (of) hip-hop music, even to the extent of putting out a rap record. But I don’t wanna be one of those artists that crosses over to hip-hop just to say I did it. You have a lot of people that live and breathe it, and I don’t wanna disrespect the craft. If I’m gonna do it, I want to do the work just as much as anybody else.”

The latest single from Luvanmusiq is “Buddy.”


Jennifer Lopez and her husband, Marc Anthony, are suing the National Enquirer in European courts over the tabloid’s claims they were linked to a drug scandal, reports the Associated Press. The couple’s Belfast lawyer, Paul Tweed, said that Lopez, 38, and Anthony, 37, were seeking “a six-figure settlement” from the Enquirer, based in Boca Raton, Florida, and its parent company, American Media Inc.

According to Tweed, the lawsuit also seeks an apology and retraction for an article that appeared in different versions of the Enquirer’s U.S. and international editions. The first version, published March 12th in British and Irish editions, alleged the couple were “caught up in a heroin scandal” — and reprinted a 2004 picture of Anthony standing beside photographer Michael Star, who is currently facing charges of heroin possession and child pornography in the U.S.

The article quoted an alleged friend of Star as saying Star and Anthony were friends.

Tweed told the AP this was untrue, and that Anthony didn’t know Star even as an acquaintance. Anthony posed for the 2004 photograph, Tweed said, just like the singer does with his backstage concert fans.

Then there is this: fresh off the release of her latest Spanish-language album, Como Ama Una Mujer, J-Lo is already planning a second release before the end of the year. “I have an (English-language) album that’s coming out this year that I’m finishing up right now,” she told MTV Europe. “First single in June, so it’s a big musical year for me.”

Lopez also hopes to tour in support of Como Ama Una Mujer, although tour dates have not yet been announced.

Como Ama Una Mujer is currently topping Billboard’s Latin Albums chart and dropped from its peak, at Number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, to number 45 this week.


Michael Jackson is a great dad, according to Jamie Foster Brown, the publisher of Sister 2 Sister magazine, who traveled with Jackson and his kids to Japan last month, reports TMZ.

Foster Brown told the New York Daily News’s Rush and Molloy, “I just noticed also how nice the kids were, they’re not privileged at all. They have a lot of fun with Michael. They’re intelligent, extremely well- spoken, and they like to play jokes. He just seemed to be a good parent… more so than most of us!”

Foster Brown also told Rush and Molloy that Prince Michael and Prince Michael II did not have their faces covered while indoors, but they did put their scarves on their face when they went outside.

Jackson’s mom Katherine Jackson was on the trip as well.


What has never really been mentioned is Beyonce’s little romance with Chico Debarge YES, CHICO DEBARGE – they use to date back when she was with Destiny’s Child. It was all very secretive. The girls would stay at the Beverly Wilshire when they came to Los Angeles – The Wilshire is not far from a small boutique hotel where Chico DeBarge was a regular. Ms. Beyonce would slip over to his hotel for late night visits and leave in the AM. This was an upper crust hotel so not too many of the workers knew who she or he was, a few of them did and one night they heard them having very loud sex. One time Mr. Knowles came to the hotel ENRAGED because he found out Beyonce had been sneaking away at night to spend time with low class, jail bird Chico Debarge. He put an end to that relationship with the QUICKNESS for two reasons. 1- He thought Chico was low class and he knew Beyonce was on her way to being a superstar. Beyonce didn’t care because she was in love, but her dad set her straight. 2 – She got pregnant with his child and well. She was deep into it with Chico, her first real love. I’m just saying!

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In 1758, Francis Williams, the first African- American college graduate, published a poem book in Latin.
In 1972, “Betcha By Golly, Wow” by the Stylistics earned a gold record.
In 1976, “Get Up And Boogie (That’s Right)” by the Silver Convention entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1976, “Fopp” by the Ohio Players peaked at Number 30 on the pop chart.
In 1976, Veteran jazz guitarist George Benson’s album Breezin’ entered the album chart.
In 1980, Bob Marley & the Wailers were performers and official guests of state at Zimbabwe’s Independence festival. Marley called the event “the greatest honor of my life.”
In 1982, “One Hundred Ways” by Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram peaked at Number 14 on the pop chart.
In 1987, the album Just Gets Better With Time by the Whispers was released.
In 1987, the album Spanish Fly by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam was released.
In 1989, the album Great Adventures Of Slick Rick by Slick Rick was certified gold.
In 1989, the album Let’s Get It Started by Hammer was certified gold.
In 1989, the “Moonwalker” video by Michael Jackson was certified gold, platinum, and eight- times platinum for eight million copies sold.

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Bilal Abdul-Samad, singer, of Boys, 29
Lela Rochon, actress, (Waiting To Exhale, Why Do Fools Fall in Love , Any Given Sunday, The Division), 43
Redman, rapper, actor, (How High), 37
Words To the Wise

You just never know, unless you see it your mind first.

Contact Information
Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439