Dyana Williams is an entertainment powerhouse who is a beloved advocate and authority in popular culture, especially Black music. The veteran award winning on-air personality is a trailblazer in broadcasting, music activism and celebrity media strategy. She's been a staple in radio since the 70s, and has been a frequent commentator on the highly acclaimed TV One music series, UNSUNG. She also co-executive produced the Teddy Pendergrass episode of UNSUNG, which garnered a NAACP Image Award that season.
Fondly referred to as "The Mother of Black Music Month," Dyana helped establish June, Black Music Month (with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Gamble and broadcaster Ed Wright) and was recognized for her music activism in the White House by Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. Dubbed by the New York Times as "hip-hop's artist whisperer," Williams has engineered media strategies for her celebrity clientele who have included multiple GRAMMY Award winners, many platinum-selling performers, executives, actors and athletes, among many others. Some notable clients have included Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Jack Harlow, Charlie Wilson, and Saweetie, among others.
A popular speaker on Black music, Dyana has been featured on The Breakfast Club, Sway in the Morning, Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell and other media shows. Additionally, Williams has been a featured speaker at The House of Commons in London, Howard University, Harvard University, The University of Pennsylvania, Hampton University, Temple University, Warner Brothers Records, YouTube, Amazon, NYU, as well as many other institutions and corporations. Williams sits on the board of the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University, the National Museum of African-American Music and the Recording Academy (GRAMMY organization) Philadelphia Chapter, where she also serves as a past president.
Nadaysha Screven is a lover of and contributor to the “culture". Born and raised in the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection, the proud Philadelphia native attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls and earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Nadaysha has worked in urban media her entire professional career juggling multiple hats, from radio producer, blogger, event coordinator, on-air talent, host, talent booker to media coach. Her main goal and passion are providing a platform for the community to be informed and entertained.
Outside of producing various live radio shows for different day parts for Radio One, Nadaysha is a member of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ). Along with hosting and producing local music events, Nadaysha also has hosted and produced her own sponsored web series called ‘The Chill Spot’ sponsored by Mitchell & Ness, that focused on art, music and sports. Nadaysha has been involved with various event productions, working with companies like; The Philadelphia Kimmel Center, Welcome Wawa America, Independent Blue Cross (IBX) and The Philadelphia International Airport.
LAIYA ST. CLAIR
Laiya St.Clair is a seasoned on-air personality/content creator and talent booker. Her contributions to radio have garnered a proclamation from The City of Philadelphia and top positions on The Source Magazine’s “Power 30 In Radio” 2 years in a row.
This Washington, DC native has been featured as talent for Comcast, Fox, The CW and The Doctor Oz Show and HuffPost Live, Music Choice . Throughout Laiya’s radio career she produced multiple morning radio shows leading her into the content creation space. She formed a production company with partners called, It's the Life Creative, while working as a Consultant and Content Producer for Philly 360°, an initiative of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, VisitPhilly . These partnerships came together to support Laiya’s vision of a popular live interview series in Philadelphia called Inside the Studio.
You can now hear Laiya weekly on iHeart podcast, Questlove Supreme where she shines as a producer/co-host and she strategizes the booking of guests like Dave Chappelle, Sheila E., Solange, James Mtume, Gabrielle Union, Snoop, Shep Gordon,Chris Rock, Quincy Jones, Michelle Obama, Bobby Brown and many more. She also serves as cohost/producer of VisitPhilly’s premiere podcast, Love+Grit which highlights all things dope about Philadelphia. Both podcasts provide an opportunity for Laiya to bring her own style of knowledge and humor to shows immersed in the telling of stories that have created and are creating historic legacies for the world’s pleasure.
K. Foxx attended the historic Shaw University in North Carolina where she first ventured into radio and television. Upon graduation, she got her first job in radio atK97.5 WQOK in Raleigh. She was soon recruited to move to Miami and join 99Jamz WEDR. After working weekends and overnights, K. Foxx landed her big break hosting South Florida's number one radio show "The Takeover" with the world renowned DJ Khaled. K. Foxx was recognized as Best Female Air Personalityby the Miami New Times, and voted Best Radio Personality by the Broward New Times. The New Yorker, has been recognized by The Source Magazine as one of the most powerful media personalities in the nation. Ms. Foxx can now add Cover girl to her resume, after being selected to grace the cover of the 8th edition of EBE Magazine: Evolving Beauty and Elegance.
After making a name for herself in Miami, K. Foxx was handpicked to join the legendary radio station Hot 97 WQHT in New York. Her voice could be heard every weekday morning during the Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg Morning Show with K. Foxx. She is also a fixture in the entertainment television field. She has solidified herself as a TV personality after she made appearances on HLN's Jane Valez-Mitchel, Showbiz tonight, Joy Behar, Uncommon Sense on MTV, and Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29. K. Foxx was also asked to be a correspondent for EXTRA on NBC. Later, Foxx joined iHeartMedia heading up the number 1 night show from 6-10pm on Miami's 1035 The Beat WMIB. She also secured midday shifts on 93.3 The Beat Jamz in Jacksonville, Florida and 92.3 KIIZ in Killeen, Texas. K. Foxx joined the Radio One family, and she was one half of the Quincy Harris Morning show with K. Foxx on WRNB, in Philadelphia. Later she was granted her own Midday show on WRNB from 9-3pm called the “K.Foxx Show”. Recently she has taken her talent and skills, and joined Dyana Williams long standing company, Influence Entertainment as a Media Coach.
A trailblazer, and passionate about giving back, K. Foxx started the “K. Foxx Princess Project” which gives graduating seniors the chance to have the prom of a lifetime. Sponsors provide dresses, shoes, hair, make up, and even a limousine ride to the prom! K. Foxx is just beginning her journey to success; but along the way she wants to make sure that up and coming leaders know that hard work is rewarded. K. Foxx is also a Carma ambassador, and serves on the board of the Carma foundation, lending her time and talents to helping marginalized women and children in the Caribbean, South America, Africa and the inner cities of the United States.