by Robin Dragoo, Funky Mystic Radio Media Team Member & Blogger
Saturday, October 5, 2013 was the FBRN Sharky Awards, and boy what a night! If you weren’t there, well you really missed out! It’s a night when the Fishbowl Radio Network’s Hosts & Crew were awarded and recognized for their talent and appreciation for their radio network shows.
As always, here’s a little background about the Fishbowl Radio Network: The Fishbowl Radio Network was established in 2009 by Sylvia “Sammi G” Martinez, a 30+ year radio broadcasting veteran who had the vision of creating a personality driven radio network that broadcasted entirely via the internet. Check out the Fishbowl Radio Network website at www.FBRN.us, and you can see she really succeeded – the different personalities and topics are astounding.
The network’s programming is divided into “bowls”, (hence the reference to fish), ranging from talk, music, faith inspired and sports, they have something for everyone. Their listeners are as diverse as the shows they provide, from the Netherlands, to Asia and around the world. Yep, they’re international!
Keva with Sylvia “Sammi G” Martinez, founder and CEO of the Fishbowl Radio Network.
Sammi G., the owner and creator of Fishbowl, heads up their studios, which are located in the heart of the entertainment district in Arlington, TX. Fishbowl is truly a class act, where creativity is not only expected but encouraged. Whatever your taste, whether its car repair, sports, religion, spiritual or talk, they’ve got what you want.
The Historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff!
So, back to the night over in downtown Dallas: The awards ceremony was held at The Historic Dallas Theater located at 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Oakcliff, made famous by Lee Harvey Oswald, who was captured shortly after the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963.
The theater itself was opened in 1931, so it holds a lot of memories and I dare say it… spirits. As I’m an empath, you can take it from me, the place is amazing, and someplace worthy to check out a large array of tastes with movies from the 1920’s up to the current favorites. Well, almost current that is.
Keva having fun with her husband and daughter on the Red Carpet at the FBRN Awards Ceremony
We walked the red carpet, got our drinks (numerous beers on tap) and moved into the theater because we had some cheering to do. Over 30 awards were given out that night; a lot of bantering between the different hosts (obviously they don’t get along well – yeah right)! Everyone was dressed in their best, suits and ties, cocktail dresses; and yep we fit right in – hey we clean up good, once in a while at least! It was fun to see all the different personalities from the network; but… we were there to cheer on our girl Keva “The Funky Mystic”, as she was up for the award of “The Best Female Radio Host”!!!!!
Keva with the night’s MC & broadcasting veteran Sam Putney
Sam Putney was the host for the night; what a treat. Sam is a veteran broadcaster. For years, he was a member of the legendary morning show team Skip Murphy and Company and has been heard on KHVN, K104 and KJLH. A true class ac! With the show moving at a comfortable pace, with each host putting their own spin on the award they were presenting, along with hugs, laughter and inspiring talk. Talk about passionate!
AND SHE WON!!!!!
Did I tell you she won??? We were all jumping around and giving a shout out to represent her hard work. She deserved it – all of it. Congrats Keva!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A little more about Keva Larthridge-Mack – “THE Funky Mystic”:
Keva is a Spiritual Counselor, Teacher, Holistic Health Practitioner, Radio Personality and Empowerment Expert and now an “award winning radio show host”!!! Whew that’s a mouthful huh? She is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), the International Association of Internet Broadcasters, a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and on top of that, she’s also a Certified Angel Card Reader. But don’t let all those fancy titles scare you; she’s all about connecting to others, sharing information and getting the word out about people who have something to say, positive in the world.
So check out her show, which airs 7 to 9 PM on Wednesday nights at www.FBRN.us ; the call in line is 214-431-5062; yep she takes calls so it’s your chance to be on the “radio” and be heard all over the world! You just might hear me when I pop in every now and then. It’s an awesome show – hosted by The Funky Mystic herself. So tune in and check it out.