Monday, July 30, 2007



Funny man Steve Harvey on the air in shades that doubled as his eyeglasses.
Harvey taking a break and speaking to the crowd.

Harvey clownin around talkin about the hood in East Boogie and how early it was on Central Standard Time.

Harvey Show personalities Shirley Strawberry and Nephew Tommy doin their bits on the air.

Some of the crowd who got up early to see the show live.

The Steve Harvey crew

Nephew Tommy had a lot of female admirers in the crowd. One even asked to touch his big hands.

The crew adressing fans' emails on the air one being about Harvey supporting football player Michael Vick in the dogfighting allegations

Shuckin along.

The crew broadcast under a canopy at the JJK Center Gym.

One of the guests interveiwed was the Center's namesake Olympuic champion Jackie Joyner Kersee. Harvey commented that Kersee still looks the same all fit and things!

Kersee with some of the local Army reservists whose organization was featured on the show to raise monies on that day.

Comedienne Kym Whitkley awaiting to be on air with the crew. Local comedian Dee Lee also tags along.

The crew talked with Michelle Jones, the first ever woman to ever hold the position of non-commisioner squad commander. Her voice alone had Harvey at Ten Hut!

Jones said that she recently retired serving 25 years of duty.

100.3 the Beat personality Isis Jones taking shots of the crowd.

100.3 the Beat personalities Hypeman Dwight Stone and Kiki the 1st lady.

The U.S. Army Elite Step Team impressed the crowd as well as Steve Harvey.

A fan asked Steve Harvey will he ever do another sitcom and Harvey told her he would only if his former sitcom co-stars and buddy Cedric The Enetratiner said yes that he would do another one.

When Atomic Dog played on the speakers, this Q-Dog took it up to rep the old school dogs by himself.

Some people comin in to the gymnasium to view the show.

Some volunteers at the show who were passing out My46 t-shirts to the crowd.

More fans comin through as security escorts them to a seat.

This old school brotha was dressed in b-ball gear al coordianted in yella (the sneaks were yella too)!

A shot of the center from outside.

The 100.3 the Beat vans parked out front.

EVENT-VIEWZ. During the hoopla of the National Urban League Conference, I squeezed in this event to go to East St. Louis and attend the live broadcast of the Steve Harvey Morning Show. I was going to attend thsi event, then rush over to the America's center to get to the Presidential forum that was going to be goign on about 8 am. I'm not a fan of his show, but I was curious to check out how they operate as a radio show. they were goign to be in town to raise money for the Go Army organization.
I had my time clock set at 2:30 in the morning to prepare to go to this event (They broadcast at 5 am our time--6 am Eastern their time) I got there about 3 oclock and sat in my car. I was waiting to see this long line of peopel that I just assumed were gonna be there (ala the Tom Joyner Skyskow). NOT! It was three cars along with mine . This wasnt a god sign. Anyway, when I saw a van of stage assistant park up, i thought thsi woudl be the time to go in as well. Securityadn police were beginning to walk around casing the area before the Steve Harvey crew came through (The Beat crew wasnt even there yet!)
It was around 3;30 and the stage/tech hands and the Beat crew were pouring in the gym to set up. (I would have thought they would have had all this taken care of the night before, but, hey....) I got me a seat in teh front as they waited for the festivties to begin as I started reading the program booklet to the National urban league Conference.
The crew finished setting up literally a 15 minutes before the Steve Harvey show was about to go on air and I was wondering if the crowd was going to show up. Meanwhile, the radio feed was blaring from the speakers (It was New York staion WBLS). Around 4;45, people started coming in, not in droves, but a steady flow of people (Overall it was about 100 or so who showed up) One of the first clear Channel personalities who showed up was BT Express who first showed up in his street team clothes then chamged into a tan suit (His pants legs needed hemming BTW. LOL) other Clear Channel personalities who arrived therr were Isis Jones, Hypeman Dwight STone (who took a pic of me and others in the crowd), Kiki the 1st lady and Craig Blac. It was 5 on the dot and the Steve harvey crew (Harvey, Shirley Strawberry and nephew Tommy) walked under the canopy and sat at a booth to do the radio show. The crowd gave them a welcoming applause.
He started the show giving a gospel tinged testimony of how blessed he is, how people should have a tenacity to do what they were put on this earth to do and that God is in the blessing business which was uplifting.
Then the show pretty much went flat after that. Harvey tried his best to be funny, but I think he was still suffering from jet lag (He and the crew flew in that day to get to the Center).
"I forgot we were on central standard time," Harvey said. "Whyis y;all here. If you can make it here, you cna make it anywhere. I can feel the hood in the dark."
Then the rest of the show, he was confusing East St. Louis with St. Louis. Not good.

The highlights include visits from Michelle Jones, the first ever woman to be a non-commissioned officer in the Army who just retired from the Army serving 25 years (Her low Grace jonesish voice was turning Steve on making him forget he just got married), a visit from Olympic camp Jackie Joyner Kersee(Steve teased that she still looked the same all fit and everything), and later on comedienne Kym Whiltley (I didnt hear her cause I had to leave to go to the Presidential forum).

Other highlights include: A woman from the audience asking Tommy how big his hands are and she walked up to touch them (before she did he asked was she over 21). Then he asked her, 'you wanna touch my feet, too?"
The Army Step team turned it out even impressing Steve, who is a Q-dog and said tehy wer eteh "best step team he has ever seen."
Steve asked where was the best place to get BBQ and the crowd yelled out "the Red Door." He also got a kick out of the biz Custom Rimz banner where you can rent rims.
A balloon burst in the hallway causing a gunshot like sound causing the crew to duck. Steve then quipped, "I wasnt gonna move cause the crowd didnt move,I guess yawl used to noises like that."
They also did their Patsor Motown and Deacon Def Jam bit, Strawberry Letter 23 and read emails on the air.

I stayed till about 7ish, aftewrad I greeted the local personalities, bought me a bagel and OJ and stepped.


Anonymous said...

I'm thankful that steve harvey gave the members of the army elite step team an opportunity to come onto his show. I met them before in Atlanta and they were so down to earth and about enriching the young youth. Half of the members of that team are school teachers.

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