Published on Monday, 27 February 2012 12:03
It is a busy month for Chicago radio personality Sam Sylk. He has just released a brand new book that he has written about relationships, and just signed a syndication deal for a new afternoon radio show. This is all in addition to his other jobs as a feature reporter on a news station, a restaurant owner, an event host, and more.
Sam Sylk is the extremely popular Urban radio host and Chicago native. Sylk having started out on WKKC-FM in the early 90's. He had a pair of successful runs on WGCI-FM between 1996 and 2007, including almost five years as a top-rated afternoon host there. In the summer of 2009, he began working his "Sylky Style" on the afternoon drive shift on WPWX-FM, until he, along with the entire dayime staff of the station, were inexplicably released in June 2011
, under the advice of an out-of-state programming consultant. In addition to Chicago radio, Sylk has worked on radio stations in Cleveland, OH (where he was #1), Philadelphia, PA, Tulsa, OK, Ft. Wayne, IN, West Helena, AK, and Columbus, MS.
"The Sam Sylk Radio Show" will make its return on Monday, March 12th. Major Trendz Radio Networks, Inc. announced this morning that it will provide radio distribution and exclusive ad sales representation for the new show. It will air weekdays from 1:00pm-5:00pm (CST) on the Major Trendz Radio Networks.
New Jersey-based Major Trendz Radio Networks went from being an Internet radio station
to an Urban radio program syndication network just over two months ago, this past December.
Jonathan Rasheed Harris, Programming Chairman/CEO for Major Trendz Entertainment Corporation, said today: "Sam Sylk is a great addition to any station to have in the Afternoon, and we're excited to have him a part of our network line-up."
Joining Sam Sylk as his co-host will be another Chicago radio veteran, Bionce Foxx. From 2001-2009, she worked at WGCI-FM, most famously doing her "Foxx on the Box" show each midday from 2004-2009. Foxx was also heard in Las Vegas, Milwaukee, and even Bermuda. Since leaving WGCI-FM, Foxx has been a producer on WPWX-FM on the "True Star Radio" and "The Takeover" shows, the General Manager for Internet radio station WindyCityUnderGround.com, and a radio instructor with the Illinois Center for Broadcasting.
Running the new show will be a pair of superstar Chicago radio producers, Art Porter and Lisa E. Art Porter is the veteran Chicago super-producer Art Porter, who for 20 years, produced shows on WVAZ-FM and WGCI-FM, most notably Crazy Howard McGee's top rated morning show, and more recently, the "Morning Riot" morning show. He also had brief run with WKQX-FM/WWWN-FM, helping Merlin Media get its new station started up, back when it was going to be more of a news/lifestyle/entertainment station, but before it changed to all-news. He's known for having one of the biggest list of celebrity contact names & numbers in the business. Lisa E is herself a veteran Chicago producer, having worked with some of the biggest names in Chicago Urban radio for well over the last 20 years. From 1989-2004, she worked at WGCI-FM, producing such radio personalities as Doug Banks, Howard McGee, Jeanne Sparrow, and Rick Party. From 2004-2009, she was the Executive Producer for WPWX-FM's morning show and was heard often on the air on Trey Da Choklit Jok's radio show. She also runs her own Lisa E Entertainment, a celebrity event/charity fundraiser/booking/public relations organization.
In addition to putting together a superstar new radio show with an incredibly talented supporting cast, there is even more going on with Sam Sylk this month. He can now add the word "author" to his long resume. Just over a week ago, Sam Sylk's first book, "Men Do What Women Allow" was released. Sam Sylk himself wrote what his new book was about:
"We all have heard the sayings...
"There are no good men out here..."
"“All men are dogs..."
"All men cheat..."
"He's a womanizer..."
Some of this could be true. However, could it be that you're to blame for some of his behavior? Could it be that you could have controlled or manipulated the situation and then let your emotions get the best of you? It has been said that men think with both heads. My question is, ladies, what do you think with?
In this book we will take a raw, un-cut journey on how and why men do what they do. Also, what women can do differently in the relationship to prevent heart-break. I want to help prevent you being broken up and up late at night crying on the phone with your girl. I don't want any more of you stalking your baby daddy or acting un-lady like. I want to enlighten you on the thought process of many men and help you have a healthy successful relationship.
After reading this book you will have a better understanding and see where you went wrong in choices of men and how to correct them. I want to help you move forward and understand that, 'Men Do What Women Allow.'"
The new book is 108 pages and in both the paperback and Kindle formats. "Men Do What Women Allow" is published by 21st Street Urban Editing & Publishing. It can be purchased for $14.99 for the paperback, or $6.99 for the Kindle version, from Amazon.com at this link HERE
. (Free shipping, too, for orders over $25.) The paperback can also be purchased directly from the publisher for $14.99, plus $1.99 for shipping/handling at this link HERE
. (PayPal payments only.)
In addition to all of the above, Sam Sylk has been keeping extremely busy with other projects, including being a feature reporter on WIQI-FM/FM News 101.1, with some of his reports also being heard on New York sister-station WEMP-FM, as well as running the Docks Fish restaurant, located at 175th and Pulaski in Country Club Hills. He also runs Silky Time Productions, an club event organization.