Passion, Patience, and Persistence
Raised in Chicago, IL., attended Chicago Public Schools, got married and started a family, and worked in the business administration field for 27 years.
Reconnecting with high school friends, I started deejaying on their internet radio station. While discovering my own need to express my musical freedom, I started my radio station, “The Inner Sanctum” on Live365.com
I started supporting my husband who was a singer. He sang at local clubs, entered contests, did shows for hospitals, nursing homes, and performed in North Carolina, Atlanta, Tennessee, and Florida. He did karaoke clubs and sought out local radio stations.
After losing my mom unexpectedly, I realized that life was short and decided to retire early. So we packed up and moved to Florida for a new start and outlook on life. Not knowing anyone there, it was scary and stressful but also exciting.
Once settled, we knew we had to start over and that’s where the excitement came in. We hit all the local clubs, searched all the social media groups and all the newspaper ads.
We ran across an ad on Craig’s list from a local radio station in Clearwater, FL. that was looking for singers. He auditioned and the station was so impressed they started sending him out to events representing The Hollywood Connections Radio Show.
In the meantime, one of the co-hosts left the station and I was asked to fill in. Since I already had my internet radio station I figured this would be a good fit. Little did I know how much I would love going out and talking with people. That was it, I had the bug. Their influence excelled me as a media host. I started doing interviews with patrons of local businesses, the film/music industry which led to red carpet events and networking.
My husband and I started doing events together which was awesome. He would sing and I would interview.
After a year and a half with the Clearwater station, my husband succumbed to cancer. I was devastated and lost, so it took some time to adjust. He was my biggest supporter and I was his. About a year later, and a lot of thought and prayer, I decided to try my hand at expanding my radio station and started Nessyp Entertainment, as I felt his presence telling me that I could do it.
I knew we were extremely lucky to do what we had been doing and meeting some awesome people.
I wanted to be a conduit for new artists, new entrepreneurs, new actors, new authors, etc. who had no idea where to start to get noticed.
Because of the connections, I had made and the encouragement I received, I started doing interviews and working with the Sunshine City Film Festival, the Dunedin Film Festival, and the Clearwater Jazz Festival. and playing more indie artists’ music on my station.
Now that you know my story, let’s tell your story. Together, let’s share how your Passion, Patience, and Persistence has made an impact on your dreams.