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Shepherd’s ‘Da Southern Boi Hour’ wins award

By Staff | Apr 1, 2011

(Chronicle photo by Tricia Fulks) Travis ‘Big T’ Arrington, right, and Richard ‘Web’ Shedd, left, tell about their experience at the Southern Entertainment Awards in early March. Their show, Da Southern Boi Hour, won best radio show at the 8th annual awards. For more information, visit www.southernboient.com.

Hosts of WSHC’s “Da Southern Boi Hour” win “Radio Show of the Year Award” at the 8th annual Southern Entertainment Awards in Memphis, Tenn.

DJs and artists, Big T and Web, have hosted a hip hop music program for five years on Shepherd University’s radio station, WSHC. The show airs Tuesday afternoons from 5 to 7 p.m., and features current hits in rap music, as well as exclusive interviews with today’s hottest music producers and artists. The show also includes music written and produced by the artists.

SEA presents awards in over 70 categories and pulls from a list of thousands of radio stations and performers across the country. WSHC’s DJs were nominated in the categories of “Radio Show of the Year” and “No. 1 Male Personality of the Year.”

When voted into the top 10, Shepherdstown’s own were pitted against nationally syndicated performers such as Rick Smiley, former host of BET’s comic view and the Hamm Show. Both competitors have radio shows in major markets, including Birmingham, Ala., Chattanooga, Tenn., Atlanta, Ga., and Dallas, Texas.

Mississippi-born Big T said in a press release, “I didn’t understand the significance of the award until I got to Memphis,” where a few thousand spectators were in attendance.

Big T lost the “Male Personality of the Year” award to Greg Street.

“Basically, if he endorses your album, that’s pretty much it – you’re a star. Just to be nominated with him is an honor,” Bit T said in a press release.

Street, from Atlanta, is best known as a rap artist and sneaker collector.

The DJs of “Da Souther Boi Hour,” WSHC’s number one show for online listeners, are looking to make the most of their new award.

They are already planning to outdo themselves in the upcoming year, looking forward to corporate sponsorship, magazine write-ups for their business, Southern Boi Entertainment, as well as syndicating their radio program.