Served as on air personality for mid-days; ‘Weekend Girl’ Randi Knight on Saturdays 1-4pm; and news and traffic announcer:r The Michael Baisden Show. Prepared news casts and traffic reports; also interviews with some of today’s most notable entertainment news-makers such as Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Robin Thicke, Eric Benet, T.I. and more.
2001-2005 Clear Channel (WGCI/V103/1390), Assistant Promotions Director/Community & Public Relations Coordinator
Wrote press releases; managed publicity, imaging of radio stations’ events, talents and marketing materials; maintained press contacts & relationships; called press to announce special events at station and handle camera crews. Managed daily operations including listener prize fulfillment and communication, coordination w/ jocks for appearances & events and coordination of station community involvement onsite, on air and web presence; planning, set-up & execution of station events, including but not limited to concerts, artists’ listening parties, community events & station promotions; managed web daily maintenance; coordinated, managed & executed all WGCI/WGRB/V103’s community relations projects with organizations such as, UNCF, The Chicago Urban League, Loretto Hospital, The Anti-Defamation League, Rainbow PUSH Coalition and LaRabida Hospital through on air, web and onsite promotions. Highlight: Successfully organized, publicized and managed WGCI/V103/Gospel 1390’s first year radio-thon with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raising nearly $200,000 in combined donations and sponsorships, making it St. Jude’s largest one day total raised in a radio-thon.
WVAZ-V103 On Air & Van Personality “Randi Knight” (Clear Channel)
Fill in as needed for full-time on air talent for various on air shifts such as The Quiet Storm; member of the Tony Richards V-Crew Show, 2001-2002(received an AIR award), announced traffic, news, entertainment news and fill-in for principal co-host, made appearances for station clients, such as Jewel-Osco, Verizon Wireless and Famous Footwear, at client locations to promote their products or services; drive (2002-2004) station vehicle to client locations for appearances; announced and operated board for on air programs, music, commercials, news, PSA and other material; played music as decided by music director, used creativity, imagination, made station appearances as assigned. Experience working with Next Gen automation, Vox Pro, Cool Edit.
2000 – 2001 WNUA Promotions Coordinator (Clear Channel)
Responsible for daily operations of promotions and marketing department: including winner prize relations, media relations, planning, execution of onsite events and promotions.
WGCI-AM/FM, CHICAGO, IL., Executive Producer, The Morning Show (Clear Channel) Responsible for creating, generating & executing ideas and events daily for morning radio show; liaison between hosts and programming, sales and media; handled media requests and provided publicity with local television outlets; maintained relationships with local and national media; principle fill-in for co-host, Nikki Woods and News Director; initiate & ensure interesting show content, research news stories, book guests such as Lionel Richie, Attorney Johnnie Cochran, Ambassador Carol Mosley, Ice-T, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, Tia and Tamara Mowry, comedian Joe Tory, Blair Underwood, Chris Rock, Mary Hart, Mary J. Blige and Susan L. Taylor. Consistently integrated timely, relevant, entertaining and effective show ideas; assist program director & promotions department as needed and attend radio conferences.
1995-1996 WLS-T.V. CHICAGO, ILL., News Desk Assistant
*Assisted in all aspects of preparing for a newscast.
1994-1996 WLS TALK RADIO, CHICAGO, ILL., Technical Engineer
*Operated audio board for live and taped shows; assist host(ess) with show content and callers.
National-Louis University, Chicago, IL.
Major: Counseling & Psychology, Masters of Arts and Sciences, May 2010 & 2013
CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICAGO, IL.
Major: Journalism/Public Relations, Marketing; Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Board of Governors Program, August 1999
KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE, CHICAGO IL
Major: Broadcasting Radio and Television; Associate in Applied Science/Honors, May 1995
q Exhibits on-air confidence, wit and enthusiasm; strong on air voice skills; show prep and information gathering and organization
q Strong organizational skills, detailed oriented
q Well regarded for interpersonal, written and oral communications skills
q Can effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously; can work independently, with minimal supervision and contribute to a team