Introducing Luxury Club With Ben “Trobro” Doherty

Photo of DJ Trobro - Ben DohertyBen “Trobro” Doherty is a former college radio DJ, Computer Engineer, and Music Director all at WSBF-FM Clemson. He’s been spellbound by electronic music, and college and community radio ever since a fateful sunrise drive while listening to Tycho for the first time. Before singularizing himself with the digital world slowly encapsulating him, he swears he got one last glimpse of the sun.

He ran several radio shows during his time at WSBF including Mollified, a long form ambient show; NOISE, a show that experimented and studied sound and noise, harsh, and soft; Shark Tank Block Party, a rotating electronic genre show that was always unpredictable, and, most recently, Luxury Club.

About Luxury Club with DJ Trobro

Image for Luxury Club ShowLuxury Club, making its LIVE, Charlotte Community Radio debut on Wednesday, December 14th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, is a show about new ideas in electronic music. So many young minds have come together in a very short time to collaboratively create the future sounds of electronic, hip-hop, and club music. Luxury Club’s DJ Trobro is dedicated to finding the very best of all of these incredibly cool and bleeding-edge tracks from the deep, dark corners of Bandcamp and Soundcloud. Luxury Club will also strive to find any and all local producers pushing the bar in electronic music and hip hop production.

All tracks played during the Luxury Club show will be available in posts on my Facebook page, in my likes and/or reposts on Soundcloud, or this page.

Luxury Club, hosted by DJ TroBro airs every Wednesday from 8:00pm to 10:00pm via or where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.

Ben Doherty – DJ Trobro ~ Luxury Club

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Tea Time Dec 6th: Artist & Art Educator, Lee Baumgarten

Photo of Lee BaumgartenIf you Google-Search Lee Baumgarten, a timeline will pop-up that reflects pages of articles, which leave a trail of evidence that he has and is always exploring new ways to connect and interact with others through the arts. If we could all view the world through an artist’s eye, what would we see and how would it change us? If you read Lee’s artist statement it may make you want to try. Lee states that, “beauty has a way of spilling out onto a table and etching its way into the heart. It is witnessed in a brief moment of harmonious balance in odds. It can be a notion between what is desired and what is curious. It is at the core of all aesthetics, that which make us human.”

I met Lee at his Pineville gallery in, let’s say, 1999 or 2000, and have been a friend and fan of his work since that time. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lee has lived and produced his works in Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. His paintings, drawings and sculptures are included in corporate and private collections nationwide and are recently expanding abroad to Europe. Lee is presently creating a collaborative traveling art exhibit entitled “We See Heaven Upside Down” in tandem with “Moving Poets” artist MyLoan Dinh of Berlin, Germany. The work concerns modern day refugees and the journey and experiences of displacement. It is intended to promote dialog on a multi-national level. In coordination to this body of work, he is organizing an educational presentation- seminar/workshop to be offered through art & science institutions, colleges and foundations for art professionals and graduate students who intend to promote their work on a global scale.

I am very honored and excited to chat with Lee Baumgarten because he ALWAYS has a lot to say and offers great commentary on the life of a working artist. Join us December 6th at 6:30pm, as we delve into a “harmonious balance of odds” during Tea Time with Tenya LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio.

Image for Tea Teme with TenyaTea Time, hosted by Tenya Colemon, airs every other Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via, or use the Mixlr app where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.

Tenya Colemon ~ Tea Time

Tea Time Nov 22nd: Author, Amy Clipston: From A Childhood Fascination To Living Her Dream

Photo of Amy ClipstonAmy Clipston has been fascinated with the Amish for as long as she can remember. As a child she visited Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her father, a German immigrant, who told her that the Amish spoke the same dialect of German as their relatives. Those visits to Amish Country really made an impression on Amy the child, because Amy the adult has crafted a successful career as an author of Amish fiction.

With more than 20 Amish titles to her name, including her popular Kauffman Bakery Series, Clipston has become somewhat of a cultural expert—and she often works with an Amish friend to ensure accuracy in her manuscripts. Her stories marry her love of romance writing with her interest in Amish culture.

A native of New Jersey, Amy has been writing for as long as she can remember. Clipston often jokes that her fiction writing “career” began in elementary school as she wrote and shared silly stories with a close friend. However, throughout school, she only considered writing as a hobby and never dreamt of being an author.

One day while surfing the Internet for a professional editor’s group, Amy accidentally found a local fiction writing group, Chesapeake Romance Writers. After attending their meeting, Amy soon realized that she wanted to be an author, and it soon became a dream to see her name on the cover of her very own novel.

Join us at 6:30pm on November 22nd for another LIVE, Charlotte Community RadioTea Time show as we sip Moroccan Mint Green Tea and find out more about Amy’s story. If we’re lucky, she may read an excerpt from her upcoming book, “The Cherished Quilt” scheduled for release on November 29th.

Image for Tea Teme with TenyaTea Time, hosted by Tenya Colemon, airs every other Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via, or use the Mixlr app where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.

Tenya Colemon ~ Tea Time

JAZZ LIVES!!! Nov 10th: Trumpeter, Michael Hackett

Photo of Michael HackettAfter a two week hiatus, JAZZ LIVES!!! with CurtJazz, is pleased to return to live broadcasts, this Thursday, November 10th, with a very special guest: Michael Hackett – educator, composer, arranger and trumpet master.

An Oregon native, who now calls Charlotte home, Michael Hackett is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he earned the BM and MM in Jazz studies as well as a DM in Brass Pedagogy. He has toured, performed or recorded with a wide variety of jazz and pop artists including Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra Jr., Ben Vereen, Aretha Franklin, Larry Willis, Sir Roland Hanna, and Vincent Herring. Mike currently serves as an Assistant Professor of trumpet and Jazz Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is also a member of the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra in Greensboro, North Carolina and the North Carolina Brass Band.

As a recording artist, Mike can be found on numerous albums, including Circles, his first recording as leader (Summit Records, 2005), which was described by All About Jazz as “…an exciting performance that sizzles with intensity”. About his second disc, 2013’s New Point of View (Summit Records), The Jazz Society of Oregon raved, “…There are similarities here to the exceptional Blue Note sound and concept: clear statements of melody, creative improvisation, and consistent swing. Hackett’s sound is pure hard bop pleasure and ballad finery…”

Michael Hackett joins me during the 7:00pm hour of the show to talk about his music, influences, current projects, and to play a few favorite tracks from his albums and other great jazz records.

Image for JAZZ LIVES!!!JAZZ LIVES!!! with CurtJazz, airing LIVE every Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio,, OR the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike.

Curtis “CurtJazz” Davenport ~ JAZZ LIVES!!!