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JJ NiteJJ Nite

Tacoma Washington native JJ Nite is a USA funk & soul disc-jockey and on-air personality.  A solid entertainer and all things funk, JJ got his start at a Tacoma area roller skating rink, spinning wax on weekends.  After honing his skills, JJ moved on to Seattle area night clubs and then on to KFOX Radio in downtown Seattle where he produced the “House Party”.  The House Party was a weekly radio show featuring funk, soul, hip-hop and personality interviews with artists like Sinbad, Mix-a-lot, Troop, Spike Lee and Mary Wells.  Funk Republic Radio is JJ’s brain-child and is now tearing up the funk air-waves with one of the World’s fastest growing audiences on Internet radio.  You can reach JJ by tweeting to @FunkRadio, or connecting through Facebook at

Rhonda Nicole

Rhonda Nicole

Dallas, TX native Rhonda Nicole is an independent rock n soul singer and songwriter, whose debut EP Nuda Veritas was released in 2010.  A seasoned performer with a résumé that includes originating the role of Mabel in Universal Studios Japan’s “Blues Brothers Review” in 2001, back to back appearances on the annual Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage cruise (in 2008 with her band and in 2009 as a solo artist), and rocking the stage at Michael Franti’s annual Power to the Peaceful festival in 2010 before an audience of 80,000, Rhonda Nicole began her career in the entertainment industry as a screenwriter in the Walt Disney Studios Writing Fellowship program.  After a somewhat unintentional hiatus from writing, Rhonda Nicole returned to the pen as a freelance writer for, creating its exclusive Artist to Artist series, and is excited to join the Funk Republic team as a blogger beginning in 2012!

Keep up with Rhonda Nicole on Facebook ( and Twitter, @WildHoneyRock.  Check out her blog at

Cynthia Fox-GiddensCynthia Fox-Giddens

Native of Atlanta Georgia. Graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Successful career in higher education as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. After leaving higher education, began freelancing as a consultant and writer. My love for the funky jams of the 60s, 70s and 80s has been a part of my life for years. After discovering Funk Republic Radio, listening to music on the laptop got even more funky.

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