Darryll King

Darryll King is the host on two Crawford Broadcasting Stations,
WYCA REJOICE 102.3 FM and WSRB SOUL 106.3 FM. The King’s Highway Morning Show
is a four-hour power and praise packed music show with moments of ministry.
The show can be heard on WYCA REJOICE 102.3 FM Monday through Friday
from 6:00am to 10:00am and is one of the most listened-to morning drive
time shows in the Chicagoland area. Sunday Morning Glory is a six-hour live
remote broadcast heard on Soul 106.3 FM Every Sunday from 6am – 12pm
Darryll King and The Soul Patrol Broadcast Live From a different church every Sunday morning.
The shows feature and is hosted by Darryll King. She is one of the most respected
hosts across America as evidenced by her recent accomplishments of
receiving “The Gospel Announcer of the Year” honors from the National Stellar Awards
in 2004. She was also nominated for the Chicago Hip-Hop Announcer of the Year in 2004.
Darryll was also a recipient for the Sisters in the Spirit award in 2005. Darryll was the host
of Different Drummers on CBS Television Network for 2 and a half years and she hosts her
own television show on Chicago Cable Network Channel 25 entitled The Cutting Edge with
Darryll King since 1998. You may find Darryll hosting numerous events in and around the
Chicago land area. Darryll King is intelligent, hard working and energetic, but most of all, she loves the Lord. 
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#MotownMusicMondays: Trivia Giveaway Four

Full Name: Mary Esther Wells
Born: May 13, 1943
Died: July 26, 1992

Founder of the world famous "Motown Sound," Mary Wells is considered not only one of the best female
singers in the music industry, but also a vital part of the success of the prestigious label. Wells' early years
were not easy. As a small child, she suffered a bout of spinal meningitis, which left her temporarily paralyzed,
with loss of hearing and partial blindness in one eye.

When she returned to good health, Wells suffered the hardship of learning to walk again. She was always
grateful, however, to regain her hearing and sight. As a talented teenager, Wells auditioned for Berry Gordy's
Tamla Records as a songwriter, but instead received a contract to be a performer. "Bye Bye Baby," a song written
by Wells, was recorded in Gordy's new label, Motown Records. In 1961, the song became a hit. Wells stayed with
Motown for five years.

During those years, and with the help of producer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, Wells made
several recordings. Her intimate and assertive voice, mixed with a soulful urgency, gave Wells a
distinctive sound. Three major singles, "The One Who Really Loves You" (no. 8, 1962), "You Beat Me to the Punch"
(no. 9, 1962) and "Two Lovers" (no. 7, 1962), as well as her tours of the U.S. and Europe, turned her into one of the
most popular singers in the Motown label.

In 1964, Wells' career reached a significant peak when her song, "My Guy," made it to No. 1 on the
pop chart and became one of the year's best recordings. She also sang duets with Marvin Gaye, includng
"Once Upon a Time," which reached No. 17 in 1964. The Beatles declared Mary Wells their favorite American
singer, calling her "their sweetheart," and invited her to England to tour with them. Upon her return to the states,
the Beatles sent Wells several compositions to be released on their next album. In return, Mary recorded an album
called "Love Songs to The Beatles."

In 1990, Wells was diagnosed with larynx cancer, hindering her ability to sing. Despite her health condition,
Wells was always upbeat and courageous. She began taking long trips, including one to New York in which
she was the focus of a "Joan Rivers Show." Her tribute on the show included a warm and generous phone call
from Little Richard and a loving video dedication from Stevie Wonder, who, in her honor, sang "My Guy" rewritten
as "My Girl."

In early fall of 1991, Mary traveled to Washington D.C., where she testified before a Congressional
Committee concerning funding for cancer research. She said: "I'm here today to urge you to keep the faith.
I can't cheer you on with all my voice, but I can encourage, and I pray to motivate you with all my heart and
soul and whispers."

After a bout of pneumonia, Wells was hospitalized once more and spent her last days at the
Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital. On July 26, 1992, the First Lady of Motown died. Gone was the soft,
beautiful voice of Mary Wells.

From 1961 to 1964, she hit the Top 10 in the pop charts with "The One Who Really Loves You,"
"You Beat Me to the Punch," "Two Lovers" and her signature song, "My Guy," all written or co-written
by Mr. Robinson.

"In 1964, Mary Wells was our big, big artist," said Lucy Gordy Wakefield, Motown's first sales chief.
"I don't think there's any audience with an age of 30 through 50 that doesn't know the words to 'My Guy.

She was 49 when she passed away.

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