Louisville’s “Turn Up Show” Celebrates One Year of Playing Positive Hip-Hop On The Radio

The “Turn Up Show with T-Made and Friends” hosted its first annual Birthday Bash at the Hard Rock Cafe located in the heart of Louisville’s “4th Street Live” entertainment district – on Sunday April 24, 2016 from 5pm-11pm.

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The celebration included live performances from the following:

Poet: Robin G

Inspirational rappers: Dominique Dixon, Deuce Juice2 Deep, C-Tez, Lul Flex

R&B singers: Kriss Liss, Kori Black

DJ’s: Dj Lil Carl, Dj Colossus

Comedy: Kim Vaughn

Keynote Speakers – Minister Jerald Muhammad, Christopher 2X

The “Turn Up Show” is a radio program headed by Antonio “T-Made” Taylor that airs from 8pm-9pm ET on Friday evenings on Louisville’s 104.7 FM. The show also has an online version which airs on Monday evenings at 10pm ET on the Truth Network and Saturday afternoons at 3pm ET on SoChristlike.com.

The six member crew uses wit and humor to discuss pertinent topics and current events surrounding the African-American community nationwide.

Commentary typically revolves around the latest news, gossip and current trends circulating throughout pop-culture as well as the hottest topics on the blogs.

However; the staple of the radio show is that ONLY “positive” hip-hop and R&B music is aired. The concept of the “Turn Up Show” is to provide an alternative to the explicit content that often floods the airwaves of mainstream radio throughout America.

The crew believes that young people are continuously subjected to unhealthy media material which often influences poor choices and bad decision-making.

Instead of marketing their show around the music that’s most popular today – the “Turn Up Show” decided to compile their playlist with modern hip-hop and R&B music that promotes positive messages and images.

“The vision that we have for the “Turn Up Show” is to create a positive and inspirational platform for not only our community – but communities worldwide.” – Antonio “T-Made” Taylor

Popular Christian and inspirational hip-hop artists such as Lacrae, Bizzle, and Kirk Franklin are in regular rotation on the “Turn Up Show” as well as a host of local and independent artists from the metro Louisville, KY area.

Much of the music that is played on the program sounds very much like the hip-hop and R&B played on mainstream radio stations – without the negative content.


Brad Harrison is a journalist/motivational speaker/entrepreneur and on-air personality. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with cum laude honors from the University of Louisville. In October 2015, he started UrbanMaxx Magazine to provide positive role models for Urban residents that reside in at-risk-communities and lack positive leadership in their lives.
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