It’s been just about two years to the day since Corey “CoCo Brother” Condrey stunned the industry and walked away from a hugely successful nationally syndicated radio show. Condrey took a page from the book of James (Brown that is) and he’s back on the air and in the driver’s seat as an owner.
The result of his time away from mic is a syndication company, Radio Condrey, with the first show – “CoCo Brother Live: The Weekend” which debuted this past Sunday on Core Communicators Broadcasting’s Streetz 94.5 in Atlanta. Streetz 94.5 isn’t only early believer in Radio Condrey as nearly a dozen stations in P1, P2 and P3 have committed to air Radio Condrey’s offerings including WFXM-FM (Power 107.1) Macon, WFMV-FM (95.3) Columbia, (Kiss 105.1/7) Macon, WYPZ-FM/AM (Praise 95.5/1350), WZAZ-AM (1400) Jacksonville, WSPX-FM (Gospel 94.5) Orangeburg, WJLI-FM (Gospel 98.3) Sumter, WTUA-FM (Power 106) Saint Stephen and WPDT-FM (Gospel 105.1) Florence, SC.
The centerpiece of his burgeoning empire is the holy hip-hop “CoCo Brother Live: The Weekend,” a two hour mix of music and interviews with top-notch Gospel artists and inspirational talent. The show debuted this past Sunday featuring Rev. T.D. Jakes, Earnest Pugh and Charles Jenkins.
Ownership can be a bumpy ride into ambiguous territory where only the strong(est) survive, but rest assured, Condrey’s focus, vision, dedication and faith will revolutionize the marriage of relatable spiritual content and conscience holy hip-hop.
CoCo expects to quadruple his affiliates within a month. “A number of stations that I have a track record with are reaching out,” he says. In addition, CoCo has also just inked a deal with the Impact TV network, for a weekly TV show called “Standing: Savings Lives,” to air later this year.
In a prepared statement, Condrey says “I’m very, very excited to be back,” he says. “Radio is addictive. I got the radio buzz. You can leave radio but radio will never leave you. Everyone has a calling and a purpose and I found mine in radio. I realized my calling years ago, and now it’s time for purpose. Radio is about community and that’s what my show is about. Every time I am on the radio, I help someone and that’s a great thing. I’m very excited to be back.”
Mr. Condrey, we are grateful that you are back. For details log onto www.radiocondrey.com.