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:
On October 3, Homer "Lee" Smith interviewed several cast members of “Hamilton," discussing the importance of voting and having our voices be heard.
On the conversation: Krystal Joy Brown (Eliza Hamilton; NY Broadway cast); Nicholas Christopher (Aaron Burr; LA Company); Mike Karns, CEO of Marathon Digital (and and Erie native),
digital and social media director for “Hamilton."
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.
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.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 HARBORCREEK 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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OWNERS AND STAFF OF CHIPPERS SEAFOOD AND SOUTHERN FUSION, 1023 STATE STREET. OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 11:00 A.M. UNTIL 8:00 P..M. SUNDAYS, FROM 12:00 UNTIL 8:00 P.M. (814) 920-9006.
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.
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.