Since he was 7 years old, PJ has been fascinated by 50’s Doo Wop Music. His fascination soon turned into passion and a burning desire to preserve and present Doo Wop Music for the masses, for the ages. PJ does his best to bring you the hits you love, b-sides, rare tunes and awesome unreleased songs while maintaining a low key, informative presence while keeping chit-chat to a minimum.

I have been a collector of Beach, Shag and R&B Music for over 50 years. Born in High Point, NC, I was raised in the traditions of the shag dance and its music.

I have DJ’d in clubs and for dance events all over the East Coast and Mid-West. I have also DJ’d for the Competitive Shaggers Association’s contest for many years, the National Shag Dance Championships several times as well as the USA Grand National Dance Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.

I was inducted into The Beach Music DJ Hall Of Fame in 1991, Thirty’s 2 Wall of Fame in Greensboro, NC in 1996 and The Sand Flea Living Legend Association at Ocean Drive, SC in 2015. I have also received many awards such as, The 1997 Shell Award for favorite DJ at The USA Grand Nationals, The Little Tommy Hamrick Award for my dedication to Beach and R&B Music for the past 20+ years and I received the CMBA Award in 2013 for promoting Local Beach Music and was also voted into The Boys of the Band.

One of my greatest accomplishments is being one of the original 13 founding members that started The Association of Beach and Shag Club DJs and have Co-Chaired DJ Throwdown for many years.

Lynn “Bone” King from Rockingham,NC

Worked with 77 WLWL Radio…the 11 Time Cammy Award Winning Radio Station in Rockingham for 16 years…Also enjoy playing for ten Shag Clubs

Bringing you the Best in Old R&B..Smoothies and Good Ol Soul Shag…

John Hook is a dedicated fan of Beach and Shag music. His first foray into Beach Music radio programming was with WIST in Charlotte in 1976, followed by ever bigger stations and commitment to his lifelong love of Beach Music.
Hook is a member of the DJ Hall of Fame, the Beach Music Radio DJ Hall of Fame, publisher and editor of a variety of magazines dedicated to Beach culture including It Will Stand, Carolina Class, and Dancing on the Edge.
His body of work now boasts ten books on Beach and Shag history beginning with Shaggin’ in the Carolinas in 2006.
On the radio track he was named Billboard magazine’s Program Director of the Year for his unique blend of Beach Music and Adult Contemporary music in 1984. As an independent broadcaster he has syndicated eight different shows on over a hundred radio stations, along with the Endless Summer Network over the Internet in the 2000s, and a satellite Beach Music program which covered 2/3 of Europe.
He currently syndicates the Beach Music Top 40 Countdown, the Roadhouse Blues, Boogie and Fish Fry, the Beach Music Class Reunion and the Red Hot Rockabilly Show.

And The Winners For The Beach Music ‘Top 40’ of 2019 Are…

‘Fessa John Hook’ received the prestigious “Order of the Long Leaf Pine” award from the State of NC, presented to him at the 2019 CBMA and signed by Governor Roy Cooper

Growing up in the Piedmont of North Carolina as a young teenager, it was the Rhythmic sounds of the early sixties R&B that captured Kyle’s heart and soul. In his hometown of Cherryville, Kyle, like almost every other kid in the neighborhood, tried his hand playing guitar and singing with several small bands but gave that dream up early on. It was with awe that he watched other local bands like the Shakers, The Catalina’s , The Attractions and others. At some point we called them “Beach Bands” Kyle was part of a new culture emerging in the Carolina’s where they claimed national tunes, performed by national artist as their own music, Carolina Beach Music. Places like “The Cellar”, “Park Center” and “The Purple Penguin” were local venues hosting local Beach Bands as well as some National Artist that solidified a love and passion of this music in his soul.

In 2002 after marrying in 1969, raising and educating two boys, Kyle had the opportunity to do his own Beach Show at WSGE 91.7 in Dallas, N.C. Starting with just a couple hours on Saturday afternoon quickly evolved into a 4 hour Friday night show that played a major role in the revival of Beach Music in the Charlotte area . Kyle’s passion to preserve the music he loved and his quest to revive the music, served his show with the name of “The Friday Night Beach Music Revival” At some point his wife Jan commented on his “On Air” enthusiasm, that he should be called “The Right Reverend of Beach Music”. The moniker stuck and today this show continues to air live on 91.7 every Friday Night. The show is now streamed live world wide from the studio.

For the past 5 years Kyle has hosted his radio show, produced a 24/7 show online with Live 365. He has written numerous articles for several Beach Music publications and contributed to several published charts. He has been the host for Beach Band Performances in the Carolinas and was recently nominated in Gaston County for “Volunteer of The Year” due to his efforts and volunteer work at WSGE which is a public radio station.

He has been most influenced in radio by John “Fessa” Hook as he called him for many years, The Voice of Beach Music.

Kyle also decided in 2002 to become a Beach and Shag mobile DJ. Since then he has played numerous Annual parties for different Shag Clubs in the Southeast as well as monthly parties locally in the Charlotte area. He has played all of the Commercial Shag venues in Charlotte as well as most all of the clubs during SOS at Ocean Drive, SC

My interest in music began at an early age. Growing up in Raleigh, NC, we were lucky to have stations such as WKIX and WYNA. They flooded the airwaves with soul and local music. I used to go to Arlens and buy a grab bag of records for 5 bucks. I think you would get 10 45’s. That was around 1965. Since then I have collected almost continuously. My favorite music being Jump Blues from the 50’s and 60’s Northern Soul. I have been a club DJ for 31 years, having spent the majority of those at DUCK’s in Ocean Drive, SC. I am one of 13 founding members of the Association of Beach and Shag Club DJ’s. I have served as President 8 times and I have served as a board member the other years. I was inducted into the Beach DJ Hall of Fame in 1995. I have Co-Chaired DJ Throwdown, held every year at Ducks Beach Club and received a CMBA award in 2013 for promoting local beach music. I hope you enjoy both of my shows. Cat Scratchin’ which emphasizes Jump Blues , both single artists as well as Group Vocal and The Northern Side of Soul which chisels out the popcorn side of Northern Soul.

I have been in the music business as an entertainer, song writer, recording artist for over 50 years. I have performed with some of my favorite all time performers i.e.; Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Temptations, Four Tops, James Brown, Harvey Fuqua, Drifters, Eddie Holman, Tymes and the list goes on. I have been on radio for about 25 years…WWSW, WZUM, WJAS in Pittsburgh, KDKA Talk Radio in Pittsburgh and of coarse several years on the Carolina Breeze. Although I like a lot of music my favorite sounds are the soul sounds of the early to late 60’s and the R&B they learned from.

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