African American female industry veteran, Tracey V. Bell, President of The Integrated Brand Marketing Company has purchased 95.1 FM Clubsteppin Chicago from Windy City Broadcasting.
Commercializing the brand name of Clubsteppin and recognized as The Heartbeat of Soul, 95.1 FM Clubsteppin Chicago becomes the only African-American owned music station in Chicago with a strategy to change the game in the third largest media market in the country. While the parent company of Clubsteppin reveals that Steppin music will remain the nucleus of the format, it also shares that Steppin music transcends genres.
95.1 FM Clubsteppin Chicago will not only serve-up the same great music its listeners have come to expect and enjoy, it will extend itself to ensure an optimal listening experience, intermingling Steppin music with Classic/Old School R & B. It will also remain committed to servicing African American adults 35+ years of age as its primary listener, the only music station in Chicago to do so”.
Solidifying that commitment, in addition to Tom Joyner who will continue to start the day at 5am, 95.1 FM Clubsteppin Chicago has teamed up with an A-List of Chicago, veteran personalities, the Who’s Who in “Black” Chicago radio: Legendary DJ Sam Chatman. Ramonski Luv aka The Al Kapone Of The Microphone, Kris Hutchinson aka First Lady who also dubs as Program Director, Gene “Airman” Phillips, Bonnie “Hey Baby” DeShong, Brian Frazier, Troi Tyler, Gachelle Coffey, Dana Divine, Hugo Hutchinson, AJ Parker and Ken Bedford and Luther Gage.
95.1 FM Clubsteppin Chicago, will bring Smooth Jazz back to the airwaves in Chicago. Amidst one of its weekend specialty segments, The Sunday Evening Wind-down, Gachelle “Smooth Touch” Coffey kicks-off the segment and the renown, recording artist, Will Downing, headlines at 9 p.m.
Committed to helping uplift the community, 95.1 FM Clubsteppin Chicago will work to become the people’s station and build a gateway for the exchange of information in support of small businesses. Building on that gateway, 95.1 FM Clubsteppin Chicago reaches 95 percent of African Americans in the South and West sides of Chicago and some areas of Northwest Indiana.