Baltimore hidden gems are out there you just need to know where to look. Internet radio has a global market and a local name is heating it up!
Ernest Harris, a.k.a. Edigga, the man you all know and love, is the CEO and voice of the Charm City Direct Radio Show. This Baltimore native needed something that was not routine and started out with one nervous Podcast and a humble beginning on spreaker.com and the Music Must Be Played (MMBP), he knew he needed more and internet radio could capture a broader audience that mainstream radio overlooked. He knew it was not an easy thing to tame. After a couple of weeks of intense research he hit the ground running giving a voice to the underground artists that were taking the DelMarVa by storm. Two years later, CCDRS is still going strong.
Aligning himself financially and socially was a struggle but word-of-mouth was key. Before he knew it he was meeting extraordinary people doing amazing things. This normally quiet individual became active socially, politically and began volunteering as well helping his city get news on the latest music and topics that mattered in Baltimore. “You never know who you will meet while getting to know the Who’s Who of Baltimore. Yes, there have been mistakes along the way like having a broadcast go 30 to 45 minutes not realizing the microphone was not on, but every show is always a learning experience. “We need to support our local artist,” says EDigga. He remembers back to his first guest DJ Lady Elle who he met through Sabrina Williams, founder of SheekNSassy Entertainment. “DJ Lady Elle blew me away with her knowledge of music and skill on the turntable.” Jay TheLyoness is another favorite guest. “She spits rhymes like no other. I feel she can change the Baltimore hip-hop scene with her humbleness and spiritual grounding……in a phrase – she’s talent!”
Never dwelling on what was, EDigga moves forward with every show full of energy and a smile you can hear over the air. Internet has a force to be reckoned with. This article was published in The Bridge Gazzette