From hosting parties, big events and other special functions, public speaking and other community work, Brian Dawson has done it all in the entertainment world.
A native of Fredericksburg, VA, Brian and possesses an Associates Degree in Arts and Radio from Gulf Coast Community College in Florida and Bachelors Degree in Communications and a Masters in Sports Management both obtained at the University of Akron in Ohio. To add to Brian’s versatility, he possesses the ability to move crowds and to involve individuals in the special events that he hosts. Brian’s natural ability to interact with a variety of people has enabled him to be an active and well-respected individual within the community.
Fifteen years of entertainment experience has made Brian one of the most sought after talents on the East Coast. Brian is the afternoon drive host (3pm-7pm) at Radio One of Raleigh for WQOK FM K97.5. His show “The Traffic Jamz” can be heard throughout the central parts of North Carolina to Southern Virginia and has been consistently ranked number one in the 12+, 18-34, and 25-54 demos.As an afternoon personality, Brian has interviewed highly recognized artists in music and entertainment like Jay Z, Diddy, John Legend, Ludacris, Tyrese, Neyo, Alicia Keys, Rick James, 50 Cent, and TI; Public Figures such as President Barack Obama, Senator Hilary Clinton, former Senator John Edwards, Pastor Shirley Caesar, and NBA legend Magic Johnson and he has also hosted events with celebrities such as Usher, John Witherspoon, Yancey Thigpen, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vince Carter, Allen Iverson, Randy Moss, and Kid Capri. He has appeared on and hosted television shows including BET’s ‘Rap City,’ ‘Keepin’ It Reel’ TV, a music and video show for five years, FOX 50’s ‘Gimmie the Mike’ for two years, MTV’s ‘The Dance” and he is currently working on his new project TV show “The B spot” on FOX 50.
Brian Dawson has experience in all forms of entertainment including but limited to event planning, street promotions, and radio/ television production. As an entrepreneur, Brian Dawson is the founder and CEO of Chase Media. His company provides advertising, artist and/or personality bookings and development, event planning and coordination, marketing, product placement, and promotions.
While Brian is known universally by his radio exposure, he is also very well known for the high caliber social events that he has masterminded. Annual special events that Brian has hosted include: “OSAW” Old School Alumni Weekend, Josh Powell’s NBA Celebrity Weekend, Willie Parker’s NFL Celebrity Weekend, Women’s Empowerment, Dante Culpepper NFL Celebrity Weekend, The Bimbe’ Cultural Arts Festival, North Carolina Central University’s Homecoming, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, and The Black Business Expo. Brian Dawson was also a guest speaker in the Radio One vigil dedicated to the September 11th Attack on America.
Brian’s education and over a decade of experience coupled with his outgoing personality and positive attitude makes him a well trained and seasoned individual who will continue to impact the entertainment industry on a variety of different levels.
The young, motivated guy who overcomes his obstacles to in the end, obtain money, power and respect.. We see it everyday in the movies, now witness it in the flesh. Wade Banner, the “Youngest-In-Charge” got his foot in the door as the youngest radio personality to grace the airwaves at Radio One Raleigh’s, K97.5, having never been an intern or even graduate from college. To date, Wade Banner is still the youngest personality at K97.5.
Radio Personality, DJ, Event Host & Actor, Wade Banner can be heard on K97.5 Sunday nights from 7pm-10pm or filling in weekdays 3pm-7pm. Wade Banner has embellished thousands of television sets with cameos in The BSpot, which can be seen Saturdays at 10:35PM on Fox 50. Known to popularize the hottest nightclubs in the city, Wade Banner can be seen djing and/or hosting some of the biggest events from teen or college parties to 21+ clubs to community events to major shows.
Wade Banner has showcased his talents in front of crowds of thousands at a plethora of major events including New Years Eve at the RBC Center, Durham Parks & Recreation’s Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival, the NC Pro-Am Basketball Summer League, Apple Chill, TeenFest and countless community projects like the EOG Tour, Read 2 Succeed, Kuts For Kids and more.
Additionally, Wade Banner is a member of the worldwide Fleet DJs and the Authority DJs. He has worked with celebrities such as Waka Flocka, DJ Drama, Travis Porter, Future, 2 Chainz, Diggy Simmons, Doug E Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Josh Powell (Atlanta Hawks), Willie Parker (Pittsburgh Steelers), Marvin Austin (New York Giants) and more.
With the drive to win and the dedication to work, Wade Banner is consistently controlling the airwaves, rocking the party or serving the community. That is why Wade Banner is the “Youngest-In-Charge” and his brand is a household name.