We recently lost an alumnus of our Life 103.1 sales team. Charles Henry Peterson of Seven Lakes, NC, died on January 24, 2018.
Charlie began working with us in 2012 as a Marketing Consultant doing advertising sales. Always excited about learning, he was certified early on as a Radio Marketing Professional. More significantly, however, his upbeat perspective reminded us daily that if we chose, every day could be a fun day. His energy empowered us. He lightened our loads. Charlie’s enthusiasm made us smile, and his indomitable spirit gave us courage. He was a gentleman and a friend.
Charlie actually came to us with vintage radio experience from his undergraduate days with WUMC at the University of Maryland. It was our privilege to work with him decades later at Life 103.1 WLHC and to count him and his wife, Nancy, special members of the Life 103.1 family.
You may have heard this on the air . . .
We here at Life 103.1 are considering expanding our staff. We’re looking for people who appreciate a challenging fast-paced professional environment and those who would like to join a broadcast team fully dedicated to serving its listeners and business clients. If you’re interested in a full-time or part-time advertising sales position or in part-time administrative or on-air work, we invite you to send us your resume and a statement of your interest. You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s email@example.com.
Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis on March 25, 1942, to pastor C.L. Franklin and his wife Barbara. She was the fourth of five children in her family. Her father was a nationally recognized preacher during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and her mother was a gospel singer. Her parents separated by the time she was six, and her mother died four years later from a heart attack.
Aretha moved to Detroit with her father and began singing in his congregation. Her first recordings, made when she was 14, were gospel songs, released as the album Songs of Faith in 1956. In 1960, she moved to New York and signed with Columbia Records. Her self-titled album Aretha was released in 1961. Several of her best known songs came from her late ‘60s recordings, including “Respect,” “Think,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”
The Queen of Soul has won many awards over her six-decade career. In 1968, she was featured on the cover of Time magazine. In 1987, she was the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and she has been named #1 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “Greatest Singers of All Time.” In 2005, she was the second ever female inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Aretha performed at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. and at several presidential inaugurations, including those of Carter, Clinton, and Obama. She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Aretha is also the first woman and only the fourth artist to have 100 singles included on the R&B charts. She has tried her hand at acting as well, being included in the Blues Brothers (1980) and Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) movies.
Aretha has four children and has been married and divorced twice. In 2010, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is currently battling health issues.
We’re pleased to include in our “Timeless Favorites” playlist a number of Aretha’s most popular hits, songs that are indeed timeless in their appeal.
(biography.com; allmusic.com; arethafranklin.net)
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