Mother and Son Host Local Houston Radio Show
Who: Jeanette Harris, executive producer and host of “Choices with Jeanette” which airs on television and radio. Jeanette is the daughter of Early Wright, the first African-American disc jockey in the South and the second in the United States. He aired for 51 years on WROX in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Mr. “Soul Man” Wright is credited with bringing the blues to the Delta. Jonathan Harris, her son, is a student at the University of Houston studying Media Production. He has produced hundreds of television shows and turned 21 years old on December 6, 2011.
What: Jeanette’s first radio show was launched in 1998 with only five minutes on a Sunday afternoon. In 2002, she branched off into television, racking up great Nielson ratings. The television show Choices with Jeanette has not missed a beat and is currently airing 25 times per month on various stations and co-sponsored by Fiesta Mart Stores. The uniqueness of a mother and son working together for 10 years is remarkable.
Her goal is to make sure Jonathan never has to look for a job unless it is what he really wants to do. Jeanette and her son currently host a talk radio show on KCOH 1430AM. Jeanette is now following in her father’s footsteps by hosting her own radio show with a similar format.
She and her son showcase interviews from her television show including among its guests such names as Victoria Osteen, Dick Gregory, politicians as well as local business owners . It is a variety show covering all types of subjects while ensuring that it remains relevant to the Houston community.
Where: “Choices with Jeanette” airs on KCOH 1430AM on radio, while airing on ion
television, HCCTV and other media buys.
Why: “Choices with Jeanette” is an example of family and black history in the Houston community. Her father, Early Wright was the first, black disc jockey in the South who helped bring the blues to the Mississippi Delta. Now, she and her son are carrying on his legacy in the radio and television industry.
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