On the Air with Milli Mills: The Triumphs of a Radio Diva

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AuthorHouse, Jun 20, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
This book depicts the ups and downs, ins and outs of surviving and sustaining a solidplace in the radio broadcasting industry from a female minority perspective. It reflects how a middle aged, old school female radio personality is faced with the reality of the diminishing era of the straight laced, articulate radio announcer-type personality to the dawning of the thriving new surreal type radio air personality and 'celebrities-turned-radio air personalities' that dominate the radio air waves in today's society. See how Milli states her claim in the field of broadcasting in the 21st century where ipods and podcastingshare aprominent place in this industry.Witness the challenges and obstacles Milliis faced with in the early stages of her career as a double minority such as being reared in a poverty stricken community with very little opportunity for achieving goals and dreams. Milli reinvents herself time and time again through determination, strong-will, and self-motivation to discover her strength in the area of teaching and community service!
 

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Contents

Chapter One In the Beginning
1
Chapter Two The Early Years
11
Chapter Three More Development
22
Chapter Four Hit and Miss
34
Life Surprises
42
Chapter Six A Step Back for A Come Back
56
Chapter Seven Risk Factors
67
Chapter Eight Planting Seeds
83
Chapter Nine Cashing in on some of Gods Rewards
97
Chapter Ten Bringing it All Together to Receive
105
Chapter Eleven The Grapevine gets greater
116
Chapter Twelve Closer to the Promise
129
Chapter Thirteen God Gets the Glory
141
Chapter Fourteen The Last Words
166
References
241
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It was seventh grade when Milli Mills received the 'Outstanding Performance' award in English at Marvell Middle School in Marvell, Arkansas. From this recognition, she realized she had the gift of writing. Milli went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theater with a concentration in Communication in 1988 from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Since then, Milli has worked in various broadcast markets as a radio personality in the Arkansas, Memphis, and Dallas. These stations include KRNB-FM and KHVN-AM in Dallas, TX - KCLT - West Helena, KYDE - Pine Bluff, KIPR - Little Rock (all located in Arkansas); WHRK-K-97 FM, KJMS 101.1 FM, WRVR-104.5 FM, KXHT-Hot 107.1 FM, WLOK-Gospel AM, WMC - 99.7 FM, and Star 98.1 FM, Classic Hits all located in Memphis, Tennessee. Since February of 2002, Milli has been a radio air personality at ABC Radio Networks in Dallas, TX and can be syndicatedly heard weekends in various markets across the country. After building an extensive radio career, 18 years later Milli obtained a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management on October 20, 2004 from the University of Phoenix. Recently, Milli received a Doctorate Degree in Education - Teacher Leadership from Walden University. Milli is also a Voice-Over Artist, Choreographer, and an Upcoming Actress. She has voiced many local and regional Radio and TV commercials mainly in the Arkansas and Memphis markets as well as appeared in a few local and regional TV commercials, performed with the Hip-Hop dance troop, Suaveíous, was an extra in the 1993 Tom Cruise blockbuster movie, The Firm, and was chosen in 1998 by Ebony Magazine as one of the Top 25 "Most Successful Black Female Singles" in America. She is also a member of the American Federation for Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

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