SUPER SOUL SATURDAY

On June 13, Lee Smith moderated a discussion panel with local community leaders, discussing minority recruitment into the Erie Police Department, and community/police relations.  You can listen to the interview here:

Part 1
00:00 / 18:55
Part 2
00:00 / 27:28

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, LIVE SHOWS ON 90.5 WERG HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE VOLUNTEER STAFF OF SUPER SOUL SATURDAY ENCOURAGES YOU TO BE SAFE DURING THIS PERIOD.


AVOID CLOSE CONTACT, STAY HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. USE SOCIAL DISTANCING BETWEEN YOURSELF AND OTHER PEOPLE. IT IS RECOMMENDED A MINIMUM DISTANCE  OF 6 FEET APART.


CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN, WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS. IF SOAP AND WATER ARE NOT AVAILABLE, USE A HAND SANITIZER THAT CONTAINS AT LEAST 60 % ALCOHOL. RUB  YOUR HANDS TOGETHER UNTIL THEY FEEL DRY.


IF YOU HAVE TO GO OUT FOR ESSENTIAL ITEMS COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE WITH A CLOTH FACE COVER WHEN AROUND OTHERS. CLEAN AND DISINFECT FREQUENTLY TOUCHED SURFACES DAILY. 


BE RESPONSIBLE, STAY SAFE! REMEMBER, MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN AND OUT OF YOUR FACE AND EYES, WEAR A CLOTH MASK WHEN YOU ARE AROUND OTHERS.  THIS HAS BEEN A PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE FROM SUPER SOUL SATURDAY AND 90.5 WERG.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarships:

 

Zeta Pi Founder's Scholarship – Garret L. Clark

 

Bobby L. Kaigler Memorial Scholarship – Chase Alexander Hughes-Williams

 

Johnson Family Scholarship – Nyah M. Cheek

 

Myers Family Scholarship – Garrett L. Clark

 

Dr. Vernon D. & Mary L. Dobbs Scholarship – Nyah M. Cheek

 

 

My Brother's Keeper Scholarships:

 

Howard R. Horton Scholarship – Jordan D. Adams

 

Smith Family Scholarship

Chase Alexander Hughes-Williams

Auna Lashae Cooley

 

Mitchell Jones Jr., Memorial Scholarship – Nyah M. Cheek

 

Eva Tucker Jr. Memorial Scholarship – Auna Lashae Cooley

 

 Leach-Ruff Family Scholarship – Kenny E. Nickson Jr.

 

Erie Rise-Leadership Academy Alumni Scholarship – Jaylen M. House

 

 

GEEDC Bridge Builder Scholarships:

 

R. Benjamin Wiley Scholarship – Kenneth E. Nickson III

 

John M. Drew Scholarship – Jaylen M. House

 

Ronald A. Steele Scholarship –  Rashawn M. Dean

 

Johnny Harris Scholarship – William S. Jeffress Jr.

BIRTHDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUGUST 15, 2020

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

ANNETE BARNES FRANKLIN, AUGUST 9TH

JILL WAYNE-KIRKLAND, AUGUST 10TH

JEAN WAYNE-DOUGLAS, AUGUST 10TH

RUDENIA SANSOM, AUGUST 11TH

EVERLINA PRICE, AUGUST 14TH

DEACON STEVE COOLEY JR., AUGUST 17TH

JAMES REID, AUGUST 17TH

DAVID GILLESPIE, AUGUST 17TH

JAQUAYEA WAYNE, AUGUST 19TH

MIDLRED DARBY, AUGUST 22ND

SANDRA JONES, AUGUST 22ND

 

 

HAPPY 98TH BIRTHDAY TO MR. WILLIAM HEARD, AUGUST 13TH, WITH LOVE FROM YOUR CHILDREN BECKY, BILL AND YOUR ST. JAMES AME CHURCH FAMILY!!!!!

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ADRIANNE WATSON, AUGUST 11TH, FROM YOUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS, WE LOVE YOU MOM!!!!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YVETTE VEGAS, AUGUST 12TH FROM EDNA, FAMILY & FRIENDS!!!!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MARY JACKSON, AUGUST 16TH, FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!!

 

IN MEMORY OF KEN HARDEN, AUGUST 17TH, FROM FAMILY & LOVED ONES!!!!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EARL “POOBIE” ROSS, AUGUST 18TH, LOVE ROSE!!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KATHERINE TAYLOR, AUGUST 18TH, LOVE AUNT ROSE.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RICHARD “RICO” PAGE, AUGUST 19TH, FROM YOUR WIFE IDA, FAMILY & FRIENDS!!!!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TIM McCONNELL, AUGUST 23RD, FROM FAMILY & FRIENDS

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO WILL BE 18 ON OR BEFORE GENERAL ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER 3RD WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VOTING PROCESS, MUST REGISTER BEFORE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020 EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE, REGISTER AND CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATES OF YOUR CHOICE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH. REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE ERIE COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE, ERIE AREA MINORITY BUSINESSES AND CHURCHES. THIS HAS BEEN A PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE FROM THE MEN OF ZETA PI CHAPTER, OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. AND SUPER SOUL SATURDAY ON 90.5 WERG. 

 

 

DURING THESE TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY, CHN IS WORKING ON YOUR BEHALF. THE STAFF AT COMMUNITY HEALTH NET CONTINUES TO SERVE THE CITIZENS OF ERIE COUNTY HEALTHCARE NEEDS, PROVIDING MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION, AND PHARMACY SERVICES REGARDLESS OF YOUR ABILITY TO PAY. DETAILS, (814) 455-7222, OR communityhealthnet.org.

 

 

THE ERIE RISE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1006 WEST 10TH STREET IS A FREE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K -8. ERIE RISE FEATURES INCLUDE: AN EXTENDED DAY; EXTENDED YEAR; SATURDAY SCHOOL; LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND SINGLE GENDER CLASS ROOM ENVIRONMENT.  ENROLLMENT DETAILS, (814) 520-6468.

MEMBERSHIP IS THE VERY BLOOD OF THE NAACP. THE NAACP HAS BROKEN THROUGH MANY BARRIERS AND HAS SURVIVED THROUGH THE LAST 110 YEARS DUE TO UNSELFISH SUPPORT OF DEDICATED HARDWORKING NAACP VOLUNTEERS. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT THE ERIE BRANCH NAACP OFFICE, 2046 EAST 19TH STREET, ERIE, PA 16510 (814) 899-3904.

 

THE WILEY COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 1446 EAST LAKE ROAD AND SUCCESSFULLY SERVING THE URBAN COMMUNITY FOR 21 YEARS, IS A FREE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K – 8. THE WILEY COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL, WHOSE SLOGAN IS “REALIZE YOUR QUALITY ERIE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE” IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF SUPER SOUL SATURDAY; (814) 461-9600.

 

 

PARTIAL FUNDING FOR SUPER SOUL SATURDAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU WITH FUNDS PROVIDED BY TONY LOGUE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 2618 PARADE STREET, ERIE, PA 16504. EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. SPECIALIZING IN CRIMINAL LAW, D.U.I., ACCIDENT CASES, DIVORCE, CUSTODY. ATTORNEY TONY LOGUE, (814) 452-1355 OR  tonylogue@verizon.net.

 

 

THE SICKLE CELL ANEMIA PROGRAM PROVIDES CASE MANAGEMENT, EDUCATION, SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH. “OVER 30 YEARS OF CARING FOR SICKLE CELL ANEMIA PATIENTS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MRS. RUBYE JENKINS-HUSBAND AT (814) 898-0400, EXT. 3010

WHITE PEST CONTROL FORMERLY KNOWN AS COOLEY EXTERMINATING SERVICE IS NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.  WHITE PEST CONTROL, 1716 PARADE STREET A PROUD SPONSOR OF SUPER SOUL SATURDAY PROGRAM,  (814) 440-6552.

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH NET IS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT ITS HARBROCREEK LOCATION, 4401 IROQUOIS AVENUE. SERVING THIS SITE IS DR. MARIUM MU-JA-HID AND STAFF. COMMUNITY HEALTH NET PROVIDES MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION AND PHARMACY SERVICES REGARDLESS OF EMPLOYMENT STATUS, INSURANCE STATUS, OR INSURANCE TYPE. APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE, (814)464-0509,. COMMUNITY HEALTH NET'S MISSION IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR REGION BY PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES, WITH COMPASSION, RESPECT, AND DIGNITY TO ALL. www.communityhealthnet.org.

WHITE PEST CONTROL FORMERLY KNOWN AS COOLEY EXTERMINATING SERVICE IS NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.  WHITE PEST CONTROL, 1716 PARADE STREET A PROUD SPONSOR OF SUPER SOUL SATURDAY PROGRAM,  (814)440-6552.

 

 

THE STAFF OF SUPER SOUL SATURDAY, GOOD MORNING GOSPEL AND EARLY MORNING PRAISE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR PHON-A-THON. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SUPER SOUL STUDIO PROJECT, OUR WEEKEND PROGRAMMING, THE BOBBY L. KAIGLER “BOBBY K” AND STEVEN C. COLLINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND.  CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE MAILED TO SUPER SOUL SATURDAY PROGRAM, P.O. BOX 1772, ERIE, PA 16512. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR PROGRAM EFFORTS.

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH NET, 1202 STATE STREET IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF SUPER SOUL SATURDAY ON 90.5 WERG. AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE AT COMMUNITY HEALTH NET. APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:30 P.M. DETAILS, (814) 314-0055.

 

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF SUPER SOUL SATURDAY:

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC. (MU NU OMEGA CHAPTER)

COMMUNITY HEALTH NET

COMMUNITY MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT, INC.

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. (ERIE ALUMNAE CHAPTER)

ERIE RISE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL

GAUDENZIA SHOUT OUTREACH

GEM CITY ELKS

GECAC/GREATER ERIE COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE

GEEDC/GREATER ERIE EONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

DAVE HALLMAN CHEVROLET

HANDLED WITH CARE CHILDCARE

ATTORNEY TONY LOGUE

MARTIN LUTHER KING CENTER

METROPLEX ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

NAACP ERIE BRANCH

NATALIE BRADDOCK STATE FARM INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.

NMA, INC./NONMETTALLIC MACHINERY ASSEMBLY, INC.

OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. (ZETA PI CHAPTER)

PARADE STREET COMMONS

PREFERRED SYSTEMS, INC.

R. BENJAMIN WILEY COMMUNITY CHARTER SHOOL

SICKLE CELL ANEMIA PROGRAM

UNHHCC/ERIE COUNTY WIC PROGRAM

WHITE PEST CONTROL, LLC.

XCLUSIVE WEAR

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC. (RHO ZETA SIGMA CHAPTER)

Individuals wishing to have a birthday announcement aired on 90.5 WERG, mail your announcement at least two weeks in advance to Super Soul Saturday, P.O. Box 1772, Erie, PA 16512.  Attention: Lee Smith.

Non-profit organizations wishing to have a public service announcement aired on 90.5 WERG should mail their announcement at least two weeks in advance to Super Soul Saturday, P.O. Box 1772, Erie, PA 16512. Attention: Lee Smith. For additional information regarding underwriting on Super Soul Saturday, contact Lee Smith at 392-3413.

Super Soul Saturday has been a part of WERG Radio for more than forty years.  What started out as a student involvement project has evolved to a valuable community resource providing alternative music, information, and entertainment not available elsewhere on the radio dial.

In 1979, A.J. Miceli, chairman of the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts at Gannon University, was approached by Bobby "K" Kaigler about the possibility of joining Homer "Lee" Smith's Saturday show on WERG.  Soon, James "Jim Christopher" Eaton was added to form what became the nucleus of Super Soul Saturday.  Other dedicated volunteers joined, and Super Soul gradually became a fixture on WERG's weekend schedule. 


The "Hall of Fame" of Super Soul Saturday personalities include many familiar names to long-time listeners.  Winston "Sony" Ellis (1975) worked at WUFO and WKBW in Buffalo, NY.  Dion Clarke (1975), at television stations in both New York City and Atlanta.  Steve Collins (1975) was heard on radio stations WRIE and K-104 here in Erie, PA before leaving to work at KDIA and KBLX in San Francisco and Berkeley, California.  Ken Darby (1976) worked with several television stations in Florida; Harry Hairston (1977) was on WQLN radio and both WSEE and WICU television before joining the Fox Television Network in Detroit, Michigan. James "Jim Christopher" Eaton was on many local radio stations, including WQLN, WEYZ, WLVU, and Classy 100.  Many members of the Super Soul staff were affiliated with Q-1400 (WBLQ) in the mid-eighties, including Homer "Lee" Smith, Bobby K, Timmie Mack, Danny "Mr. J" Jones,  The Captain, John "Chilly J" Norton, and Dorothy Smith. 

Mike Carbone (Mike West) joined Super Soul Saturday after working with and producing Mix Shows and re-mixing music for WBLK-FM in Buffalo, NY and CING-FM in Toronto. Mike West was awarded Top Mix DJ in the US in 1990 by the Westwood One Radio Network after winning their nationwide Club Mix Competition. 

From those early years, the present Super Soul Saturday program has expanded into a block format consisting of music (R&B, Gospel, Classic Soul, Blues, Jazz, Rap, Club, House, and Hip Hop), public service, and community-oriented information.

Super Soul Saturday airs for thirty-three hours on 90.5 WERG every weekend, from midnight Saturday until 9am Sunday morning. 

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