West Michigan: Newsmakers Aug 30, 2007




Detroit News:

There's no time for small talk on the live, hourlong radio show hosted by Aisha Bynum and her sister, Ashli. The siblings host "Time for Teens" on WMFN 640, a "Smooth Vibes" station run by their parents, Tyrone and Portia Bynum. But from 2-3 p.m. each Friday during the summer, Aisha, 12, and Ashli, 14, play hip songs like "Lip Gloss" by Lil Mama and interview guests about stuff they care about. Their topics range from teen violence to back-to-school fashions. They do everything themselves, from finding advertisers and writing scripts, to booking guests and running the board... Sister duo does talk radio seriously (Thu, 8/30)

Joel Schoon Tanis claims to have "Forrest Gump Syndrome." Like the fictional movie character played by Tom Hanks, Tanis somehow winds up in the middle of interesting events, meeting famous people. Tanis met Johnny Cash in an elevator in Denver while at a Christian Bookseller Association conference. He once ended up in the ninth row at the Grammy Awards and became pals with Cyndi Lauper. And he has an Emmy. Not bad for a 40-year-old artist and kids' TV-show host. "Come on Over!" is the locally produced children's TV show Tanis created in partnership with the Grand Rapids Children's Museum that won six Michigan Emmy Awards in June... Host of TV show uses fun to teach (Thu, 8/30)







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