Attention Musicians: How To Get Booked On News Stations

An Opportunity For You To Gain The Exposure You Need To Turn A Dream Into Reality. Succeed At Getting Booked On News Stations And Boost Your Publicity.

Sound Advice From Kim Hudson
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Kim Hudson is a successful multimedia journalist for Fox 2 News, and she has taken the time to make a video offering advice for how hopeful musicians can gain exposure and get booked on news stations.

Kim is looking for bands to book for the St. Louis area audience with the potential reach to be in the several hundred thousands, however; this advice is applicable for getting booked on just about any news station nationwide.

Whether You’re A Solo Artist Or A Brand Name Band, Kim Knows It’s An Opportunity For You To Gain The Exposure You Need To Turn A Dream Into Reality And She Wants To Help You Succeed At Getting Booked On News Stations!

While famous bands go on tour selling out show after show, they all had to start somewhere.   Do you know or have you heard of a band that became famous after traveling from station to station performing on news segments?   These days you can even advertise your own channel.  Make contact with me if you’d like some help with that.

Youtube maybe a modern outlet, but news segments are still a tried and true approach too, especially if you want a reason to travel!  You could make a tour of it.  You’ve got to invest first in order to reap any returns.   Fox 2 Now even has a Youtube channel and may upload your performance at your request, which you can then use to  further appeal to a worldwide audience (especially if you know how to advertise it.)

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Though Not For A Musician, I Personally Booked A Segment For A Local Business With Kim Hudson.

She’s easy to communicate with, was very thorough expressing what she needed from us to make the segment a success, and it all went wonderfully because we followed her instructions, so I have no qualms about praising her while I recommend you listen to what she has to say so you too can learn how to get booked on news stations.  Watch the video below:

Follow Kim on Twitter.   Like her page on Facebook.  Subscribe to Fox 2 News on Youtube and save her email to your contact list!  Make the connection and support Kim back in exchange for her being so supportive of your endeavors.  Why?  Because successful people #SupportOneAnother!

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Encountering A Symbol Of Authority

In the event of an encounter with a symbol of authority perception matters and so do manners.

It’s a good thing to be perceptive.  It means to be aware of our environment and those in it.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is located in Edwardsville Illinois.  They created an educational video to serve as a tool for helping to reduce confrontation anxiety.  Also in this article you’ll find access to tactical and First Responder supplies.   If you’d rather skip past the lessons and see 10 viral videos of the lip sync challenge, then just keep scrolling down.

Maybe you were in a rush to get to work.

Maybe you’re trying to avoid severe weather, are running late for school, or just appear suspicious.  For whatever reason you find yourself stopped by a cop, remain calm and try to be pleasant, even if you encounter an officer who isn’t.  View the video below to watch their lesson. It covers what to expect during a traffic stop in under four minutes.  “This video is designed to reduce the stress and anxiety through information and knowledge. An informed community is a safer community.” – Lt. Kris Tharp.

Now Ponder This!

When we use our manners to behave respectfully towards others, we ideally expect them to return the gesture.  Realistically, that doesn’t always happen.  Civil servants are a symbol of authority and looked to as an example. Not all set a good one though, and bad experiences can be disheartening for those of any viewpoint.  When we abase each other we make unpleasant memories that cause discord and separation, which then leads to issues that have further contributed to a social crisis.  The truth is that it’s important to consider how we interact with others.  Whether online or off, as a civilian or officer, our actions invoke a reaction.  Developing and improving our social skills is vital.  It’s possible as individuals for us to reach our highest levels of potential no matter our titles or hindrances. Social media is an excellent tool for getting practice. Practice is what makes the master.

Not all people deserve the condemnation they’ve received.

There are bad apples in every tree.  It doesn’t mean the branches are bad or that the roots are dead.  It’s important to remember that we’re all human beings.  Most of us care to right the wrongs that are done.  That’s why many officers enlist and put their lives at risk in the first place.  Productive members of society seek to labor according to our abilities in order to be enabled to provide for our families.  It’s stated by definition that police officers aren’t civil servants, and that they’re lower ranked as public servants, yet it’s their job to respond first and intervene in uncivil situations.  They are meant as keepers of the peace for the betterment of the public, and they wear badges as symbols of authority, so I beg to differ.


When civil servants fail to set the example.

Civilians should set the example of respect by being the first to show it.  We don’t need to be paid by the public to be civil or to live up to civil servant standards.  It’s necessary for civilization to thrive.  You may be surprised to discover how behavior is reciprocated.  Maybe you won’t.  Even if you’ve been robbed, gas-lighted, defamed, falsely accused, charged, jailed, maced, and beaten for having the audacity to regard your rights despite others violating them, don’t take it out on the next officer you see.  I’m not going to deny the negativity, it’s controversial, and I’ve had some bad experiences myself.  However, my aim here is to point out the positive in an effort to make the most of what I’ve learned from them.

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The world is riddled with news of those who abuse their authority.

Predators deliberately seek out positions of trust and power of authority because it’s how they gain easy access to prey, but just like not all animals eat meat, not all people are predators.  We have to remember and remind ourselves that not all are guilty over the few who do, regardless of our experiences with the bad apples that manage to infiltrate any association.  If there’s any position we are all associated with it’s being human. We all make mistakes.  We all start out inexperienced and we all share the desire to be a success, to celebrate our successes and to be regarded and respected by others.

I’m perceptive and I’ve been observing a movement.

When I saw the “Lip Sync Challenge” videos by departments all over the nation become viral sensations, I witnessed more than something fun and entertaining for people to watch.  I saw a psychological tool for progress that triggered more than just my sense of respect for civil servants.  I see it from an empowering point of view.  These videos display our ability to relate, unite, and serve as a reminder to our own and other nations, through the use of entertainment, that even though we’ve made mistakes, our bonds can still be strengthened.

America is a melting pot of a nation, made up of cultures as various as the colors of the spectrum.  We live in an era of worldwide virtual connection and our social structures are ever changing.  We can be conservative by holding on to the good and liberal by changing the bad.  That’s how we find middle ground.  The best way to get along with someone who is different than us, or whom we disagree with is to point out our likenesses.

Below is a list of Lip Sync Challenge videos by various departments.

  Wouldn’t it be neat to see more police departments all over the world represent themselves as keepers of the peace by accepting the challenge?  I’ve certainly found it entertaining and educational.  Some tactics maybe unorthodox but they can still be extremely useful, especially when it’s moral and unites our communities.  Click here and add your State to the search bar to see if your department has participated, and if you don’t see your community involved, then be the first to take action.  Encourage your community to participate.

Illinois State Police Department

Columbia Illinois Police Department

Leroy Police Department

Norfolk Virginia Police Department

Bexar County Texas Sheriff’s Office

New Orleans Louisiana Police Department

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Granite City Illinois Police Department
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Should you wish to study to become a police officer, the job openings are endless.  Thank you for listening.  Your time is appreciated.

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David Winters: An Iconic Figure

David Winters Is An Entertainment Icon

This multi-talented entertainment power house has developed and utilized  amazing skills throughout the course of his life.  David has participated in over 200 television series, television specials, and motion pictures.

Check out David’s reel.

 I Was Seated In The Back At This Event.

 I didn’t let that stop me from capturing a photo of David accepting his hard earned awards.  It was a wonderful experience to witness.  He won three awards for the film  “Dancin’ It’s On.”

The awards were for Best Director, Best Music Score, and Best Editing.  They were presented to him by the Wide Screen Film & Music Video Festival in March of 2015.

Watch The Preview Now.

Did you like that trailer?   Buy the movie!

David Released His Autobiography In June of 2018!

Tough Guys Do Dance, went straight to the top of the best sellers list on Amazon with five star reviews.  David’s face will remain a familiar one to the entertainment industry for centuries to come.  In his new book he shares his behind-the-scenes stories and life events.   Being associated with some of the biggest names in show business, such as  Ann  -Margret, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, and Michael Jackson,  makes this an interesting read for those interested in a new piece of history across a variety of genres.

Click the image to purchase your copy of his book.

His work in Broadway shows and Hollywood Films is legendary!

West Side Story was where David found his stardom. He inspired millions of boys and men alike to embrace the art of dance and truly showed them that “tough guys do dance!” If you’re a student of dancing or an aspiring actor, producer, or director, then you want to study the work of David Winters.  David’s first Directing job was on “THE MONKEES” TV series.  He serves as an inspiration for all generations across a variety of genres.

You can join this group if you wish to keep following him along his journey.  He’s been responsive to my inquiries.

David has kept himself busy.  Be like David and make your lifetime just as full of achievements!

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Director Jesse V. Johnson

Director “Jesse V. Johnson Was Born In Winchester, England and Is An American Film Director and Screenwriter. See The New Trailer For Triple Threat!

About Director Jesse V. Johnson and Review of The Debt Collector Film.

Director “Jesse V. Johnson was born in Winchester, England and is an American film director and screenwriter.”   He’s an accomplished stuntman and coordinator who worked on the set of The Shawshank Redemption.   Holding both US & EU passports he has traveled and worked in exotic places.”   I first met Jesse in person at the Widescreen Film & Music Video Festival event in Miami Florida, where he gave a speech about the making of his fan film trailer for Wonder Woman.  Watch the trailer below.

Wonder Woman – Fan Film from Jesse V. Johnson on Vimeo.

Since then, Jesse has released a number of films with accomplished actors Scott Adkins, Louis Mandylor, Tony Todd, Tony Jaa, Selina Lo, and many more.   The Debt Collector, had a very successful theatrical premiere in Santa Monica California and London, England.  It’s now available on Netflix.

Watch An Interview With Jesse V. Johnson at the Santa Monica Debt Collector Screening below.

Theater tickets sold well in the United Kingdom and the special post movie interview with the director and actors was witnessed by some very lucky movie goers.

You Can Watch The Whole London Q & A Interview By Clicking Here (Fighting Spirit Film Festival Channel ) or Here (Channel Fight.)
 Tony Todd had a lot of fun working on this film.

Louis Mandylor Was Ecstatic About The Project!

Check Out Behind The Scenes Footage!


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Man it was nice to be a man called SUE’ fun times’The Debt Collector’ behind scenes of some action setups!

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Spoiler Alert!  Skip This Paragraph If You Don’t Want To Read My take From The Movie.

Despite the blood, gore, and violence, I really liked the movie because of the figurative message in it.  It’s powerful enough to make one ponder their own purpose, plus it’s always nice to see when a bad guy changes his mind and does the right thing.  I think the ratings should be much higher than what they’ve been.  People might not be displaying their lack of understanding, or completely disregarding the content of it in their own written reviews, if they understood that the clips of the cows shown in it is a figurative message pertaining to people being spitefully used for a specific purpose before being removed by those who used them.

There is some nudity and sexually provocative segments in the film too, so it’s for mature audiences.  Watch The Debt Collector on Netflix and consider rating the film on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes when you’ve finished.  I hope you enjoy the film as much as I did!

Triple Threat Is Scheduled To Be In Theaters March 19, 2019!

Watch The New Trailer  Released Below Of Triple Threat!


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Also look for “Avengement”  in the future, and a sequel to “Accident Man.”   It looks to me like Jesse has found himself an excellent team to work with.  You can follow along his journey by connecting with him on Vimeo, Instagram, and Facebook.

See Scott Adkins bring a comic to life in “Accident Man!”


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Fashion Designer & Celebrity Stylist Ola Hawatmeh

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From sunglasses, to casual & formal wear, swimwear, and wedding attire, even celebrities hire this fashion designer to Style them!

“Though  Ola Hawatmeh attended Marist College in New York for journalism and communications, she always had a natural talent for fashion design. “My grandfather owned a fabric store, so it’s in my genes,” she says. “I have always loved fashion and remember as a kid in elementary school I would be the one dressed different, with pink Reeboks and a fedora.”  The fashionista went on to model for famed New York designer Patricia Field during college before soon landing her first styling gig – for actress Brooke Shields in the 1999 movie The Weekend. “Right there, I knew this is what I wanted to do,” Hawatmeh says.

As a celebrity stylist, Hawatmeh has worked with stars from Kim Kardashian to Chingy and Nelly, American Idol and Real Housewives cast members, and, recently, actors including Ron Perlman and Michael Carbonaro, as well as the cast of the Showtime series Ray Donovan.” ~ Ladue News

2018 Wedding Collection
Now AvailablePhotography by Preston Page.  

Atlantic City Fashion Week  2018 Showcase.

Video courtesy of Tyrone Mitchell.

Ola Hawatmeh graced the world with her presence as a model, fashion designer, and celebrity stylist, but her philanthropy has made her stand out in places such as St. Louis, Missouri, New York, LA, and beyond.  Her personal experiences influence and inspire her collections.

Fashion Design CourseIf you wish to find Ola on social media follow her on twitter or join the conversation on facebook.

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Ola Style Survivor Fashion Show

  The  first year Ola Style Survivor Fashion Show  took place in St. Louis, Missouri to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  The event was held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac on October 26, 2018 from 7pm-9pm and was open to the general public.   Every model was a survivor who has battled with breast cancer.   Click here to see photos!

Tickets sold online came close to $3000.0o, but because of the silent auction this event raised more than $20,000.  Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Fox News Network host Sean Hannity, and other fabulous designers and various artists contributed to the success of the event.   The video below shows the items auctioned.

Want to purchase Ola Style designs?

Make it simple.  Print screen an image of the piece you want and contact her directly with your size for a price quote.

View more of Ola’s collections.

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The Fsahion Designer Survival Guide BookYou’ve got to immerse yourself in the niche.

Fashion News Live on Amazon PrimeStudy all about fashion to educate and enable yourself.

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Ola Hawatmeh at Fashion Week Watch The 2017  Ola Style Showcase Below.

To become successful it helps to surround ourselves by successful people.  Be willing to learn directly from other professionals in the fashion industry.  You can get your foot in almost any door by offering your services as an intern to gain experience.

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Visiting Happy Trails Farm

Happy Trails Farm is a valuable asset to the community.  It’s a fun place for the whole family and an animal rescue too!

Not all heroes are human & family isn’t forgotten.

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Visiting Happy Trails Farm has made memories for me and my children that I’ll always be thankful to have.

This small farm is open to the public for visitations on scheduled dates.  Entry is free for most of their events and pony rides are just five dollars per child.  It’s located behind Walmart (in Granite City, Illinois.)  I didn’t have to travel out of the city for a genuine country-life experience.

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As a struggling single mother, Happy Trails Farm was a big help for providing inexpensive family entertainment.

I first discovered this farm after my mom boarded her horse there.  Happy Trails Farm was ten minutes from the local hospital, my mom’s place of work, and it became like a home away from home for her.   I almost always found mom at this farm and she was happy to be there.  She spent many of her days grooming and bonding with her horse Pretty Girl.  Having a horse was a childhood dream come true for mom, and their boarding services enabled it to happen.

Melody and Pretty Girl

The animals there were fond of mom.

Melody with her grandson and diablo the donkey

My kids always had a great time visiting this farm.

They became fans of llamas after watching “The Emperor’s New Groove.” Your youngsters might enjoy meeting a real live llama after watching it too. There are three llamas living at the farm as of now and their names are Morningstar, Spanky, and Miracle.  Recently Morningstar gave birth to Miracle, the llama baby!  Your kids might enjoy meeting rescue pigs named Dolly, and Cris P. Bacon, a tiny billy goat called Thunder, and Diablo the donkey.  Bring your kids to see and feed the chickens, ducks, geese, and goats.  You can even plan a picnic and pick peaches.

Daughter riding a horse

It’s fun for most kids to ride horses and ponies.  They’ll enjoy feeding the animals too.

Pre-cut veggies and treats are already available for purchase.  We just brought our own bread and a bag of peppermints.  In the process of spending time around all these majestic creatures we all learned a lot about bonding, gentleness, and leadership skills.

Son riding a horse

Happy Trails Farm has grown into a full fledged non profit large hoof animal rescue.

This place is a strong asset to the community.  They have many valuable goods and services to offer the general public.  Now you know where you can board your horses.  The farm has fresh fowl eggs available for purchase at Kool Beanz Cafe.  Happy Trails Farm has staff on board with the credentials to give riding lessons.  One staff member is a barrel racing trophy holder.  Farm animal rentals are available for private and public events.  Venue rental is available for weddings, birthday parties, and other special events.   They’re even located near a famous landmark that has an equine trail.  Happy Trails Farm is all that and a rescue too!  You can learn more by visiting the Happy Trails Farm website.

Happy Trails Farm has been there for me and mine, treating us like family, and now I aim to return the gesture by paying it forward.

Did you know you can help provide for the rescues that Happy Trails Farm takes in?  There are many ways to assist this foundation.  I’ve made special arrangements to sell a mug with the farm’s logo featured on it.  The profits earned from any sales are to be donated to the Happy Trails Farm Horse Rescue Foundation.  It will help cover the costs of rescuing animals, and provide for the necessities of all the rescues.   You can click here to place your secured order.  To learn about other ways you can help Click here!   Thank you for your consideration!

Don’t Forget to Mark your calendar for the dates of the Annual Fall Festival!

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