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Happy National Disc Jockey Day
Wednesday, January 20 2021

It's time to celebrate the ones we allow in our homes daily, during our travels and those who support the industry we love. Beach Music is comprised of a diverse group of DJs that keep our favorite songs alive and for that we say thank you. They bring us the hottest new tracks while at the same time bringing back old memories with the classic music we cherish. Share and give your favorite DJs a shoutout today on their social media pages or give them a call on-air and thank them for everything they do. Without the DJs and stations many artists and/or bands wouldn't be able to do what they love every single day and they're an extremely important part of every genre of music, however none can compare to the ones we have in Beach Music. Love to all of our DJ friends and thank you from Flip Flop Live!

View and Connect with the Beach Music Industry DJs


Information from National Day Calendar

Each year National Disc Jockey Day recognizes the DJs playing the music and spinning the records. The observance takes place annually on January 20th. 

A disc jockey, or DJ for short, is a person who plays recorded music either on the radio or at a club or event.

The first disc jockey was an experiment on the airwaves. In 1909, sixteen-year-old Ray Newby was a student under the supervision of Charles “Doc” Herrold at Herrold College of Engineering and Wireless. He played the first records over the airwaves before the word disc jockey even existed.

What started as an experiment from the Garden City Bank Building where the college was located in San Fernando, California, was soon being replicated by radio broadcasters across the country. Initially, Newby primarily broadcast his news, music, and entertainment live.

It wasn’t until 25 years later that radio commentator Walter Winchell coined the term disc jockey.

Today, contemporary DJs play music from vinyl to digital. Regardless of the medium they use, the term disc jockey still applies.

Hip-hop DJs became popular in the late 70s and 80s using multiple turntables and using the turntables themselves as an instrument to alter the music. Mobile DJs often act as the master of ceremonies at events or parties directing the evening’s activities.

BigTime Releases New Single
Sunday, January 17 2021

BigTime announced on January 14, 2021 to be on the lookout for their new single: "Where Did the Party Go". DJs this weekend started spinning the new song so be sure to call your favorite DJs and stations and request it. Their post also advised that the song has been submitted to CDBaby and other streaming services. We've included a copy of the band's post that was made on Facebook.


Posted by BigTime on Thursday, 14 January 2021
Beach Boogie and Blues' Birthday!
Wednesday, January 13 2021

January 13, 2021 marks twelve years for Beach Boogie and Blues radio. Owned by Curtis media group, they host a varriety of programing including the Beach Music shows that we all love. The DJ's which include: Allen Vick, Britt Hardy, Fred Rouse, Justin Rouse, Shaun Lamm and Jerry Hill and features like their "Funky Fridays" and "Motivations with Gloria". Their website states: "A very important part of our radio station are the specialty shows you can hear on the weekends.  These shows are hosted by DJ’s that like you….LOVE Beach Boogie and Blues." You can connect with them by using the links below which include: their website, app and social media pages. We send our special birthday greetings to everyone at Beach Boogie and Blues and with the Curtis Media Group.

- Visit their website
- Following them on Facebook
- Download their android app
- Download their IOS app

Ways to listen:
- Streaming online
- On your radio at 102.9 FM

News from the Raleigh Shag Club
Tuesday, January 12 2021

The Raleigh Shag Club announced that after receiving notice from ACSC that the club's 2020 dues would be rolled over to 2021, they decided to do the same. If you'd like to read the entire post, we have that for you below.

If you're interested in joining the Raleigh Shag Club, we encourage you to visit their website and Facebook page. You can join for a great price and they have all of the details on their membership page and you can even download the membership application. If you're not in the area but you're interested in joining a club, be sure to visit our shag club page here on Flip Flop Live and see the various clubs from Virginia throughout the Carolinas.

Full article:
Greetings Shaggers,

Well, it is done ....2020 has been kicked to the curb and 2021 arrived full of hope. If your holidays were anything like mine, 12:01 am on January 1st was my highlight. 2020 was a very quiet and lonely time, but hopefully safe for all. We now have this upcoming year to look forward to with gusto. Let's all wish for a brighter year and look forward to safely dancing again.
After receiving notice from ACSC that the club's 2020 dues would be rolled over to 2021,our Board voted to do the same with our membership dues. If you paid your 2020 membership dues then you are paid in full for 2021. It is with great anticipation that we look forward to resume our gatherings in 2021, re­ new our friendships and "learn to dance" again.
Our Christmas Project for the Kennedy Home for Children was more than successful. Liz delivered $30 girt cards to each child (20) and we sent money for food. We received a number of Thank You Cards (many were hand made) and I thought it would be nice to share several with you:
"Thank you for the gift cards. We are very grateful. We hope your holidays were blessed, With love, A D Cottage." “Thank you for the gift cards. You warm all our hearts. Now we can buy something. God Bless you!" "Thank you for thinking about us! We love you! Happy New Year !" Thank you RSC members for being so giving and adding some joy to these children.Wishing all a Happy New Year, safe travels and bright futures onthe horizon. Please remember those who have lost loved ones or have had personal experiences with Covid-19. We are family and we will get through this together.
Jenny Edwards,
President 2021
Raleigh Shag Club
Beach Trip Radio Launches
Saturday, January 09 2021

A new station has launched in the Beach Music world and we're excited to announce that Beach Trip Radio is now streaming. Their websites states: "Beach Trip Radio is dedicated to bring you the Best in Beach Music, Shag, Boogie, Blues and Gospel Music on the internet through your computer, smart phone or smart device! We are a dedicated radio station that brings you the best music ever made!"

With shows already scheduled, their programming will include: Beach Trip with "Youngblood" Scott Smith, Beach Beat with Lamar Walker, Beach Connection with Angelia Skidmore and Beach Shack with Wayne Troutman. We wish everyone at Beach Trip the absolute best and we're already enjoying your stream.

Visit Their Website

Follow Them on Facebook

Support Your Shaggers
Wednesday, January 06 2021

2020 was a year like no other and many areas of the Beach Music Industry have suffered through COVID. We enjoy watching the various bands and artists go live on the many social media platforms and those supporting their efforts. One area that also needs support is the shag community! Do you have a shag club nearby and if so have you considered joining? If you're new to learning to shag, you can find videos online as well as lessons being offered right on your PC or mobile device by the various awesome instructors. Maybe you'd like to simply brush up on your skills and now would be a great time!

If you're looking for a club or maybe even possible events in your area, you can find a listing on our website and the Flip Flop Live mobile app but another excellent resource is the official Society of Stranders website. You can search for clubs, read the news and also be sure to check out the 2020 Fall and Winter SOS Carefree Times located on their homepage.

Image Property of the Society of Shaggers

The venues that the shag clubs frequent for their events are also hurting so be sure to stop by their websites, social media pages and if they're open for business let them know how much you love the shag events hosted at their locations. There are a lot of inner working parts of the industry and we all need to support where we can and just know we'll get back to doing what we love sooner or later and when we do, it will surely be one BIG family reunion.

Every area of our indsutry is important to keeping the lifestyle alive especially now. Continue to support your bands, artists, venues, radio and DJ professionals by sharing their posts, listening, requesting and purchasing their music and merchandise. If you're a shag club or shag instructor and you'd like us to share your upcoming events, videos or information, please send us an email or contact us through Facebook messenger. We want to make sure everyone is included and featured here on your number one source for "Everything Beach Music".


Pat Gwinn Celebrates Twenty Years
Sunday, January 03 2021

Milestones are special and twenty years of dedication is certainly something to talk about. 2021 marks twenty years for Pat Gwinn at the Beach and in a recent post Pat said: " This is the start of our 20th season of Pat Gwinn At The Beach! Our first affiliate was WZLA in Abbeville... the show was then called “Friday At The Beach”. The opening jingle was written and produced by John Alan Waldrop. The first in studio interview was with Billy Scott and Kip Anderson. Twenty years later we prepare to create an incredible look back with archived interviews, jingles, and more. A thank you to all who have supported The All-New Pat Gwinn At The Beach Syndicated Show."

We'd like to say congratulations to Pat and we're certainly enjoying your syndicated show here at Flip Flop Live. Please be sure to visit the links below and stop by his Facebook page or leave a comment below congratulating Pat.

Facebook Group
Facebook Page


Logo is property of Pat Gwinn

New Music from David & Madison Snead
Sunday, December 27 2020

During the Saturday Night House Party with DJ Andy Lucy on Flip Flop Live Radio, David Snead and his daughter Madison released a Christmas song as a duet. David is the guitarist for JB and the Get Down Browns from Southside, Virginia. The song is cover of a Mariah Carey's release "Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child". We have the entire interview and song for you below.


Community Mourns the loss of Mike Ezzell
Friday, December 25 2020

We were saddened to read the news from the East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band about their fellow member Mike Ezzell.

From East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band's Facebook Page:
Their post read: "As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, it is with a heavy heart that we have to send this message today. We have lost a great friend, talented musician and a band brother.Mike was not only a great musician, but a loving husband and father.We all are in total shock this morning, but knowing he is in the loving arms of Jesus and celebrating with Him on His birthday helps to bring comfort. Please keep Mike’s family and our band family in your prayers."


From Steve Owen's and Summertime's Facebook Page:
" The first Carolina Beach music band I was ever a part of was the HIGH ROLLER BAND .. and the first Sax player I ever shared the stage with was this man ... Mike Ezzell .. in the early hours of yesterday morning Mike went to be with the lord. He will be remembered not only for the great music he made but also his fun wit and laid back personality. Mike has played and filled in with many bands over the years including Mixed Emotion, Delta Riders, High Roller Band, Ricky Godfrey Band , Ginger Thompson Band , and most recently East Coast R &B band .. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike’s family and many friends during this difficult time. Rest Easy Mike !"

We've included Mike's obituary below which includes service information and a guest book if you'd like to sign. We send our condolences to the family and to the band. We'll be praying for all of you in the coming days and weeks ahead.

Obituary  -  Sign the Guestbook
Mike Ezzell August 18, 1966 – December 25, 2020 Mike Ezzell, 54 of Elm City passed away Friday. His funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Pastor John Scott will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 – 6:45 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Mike played in several Carolina Beach Music bands over the years, lastly with is beloved band of “Brothers”, East Coast Rhythm and Blues and also with his cherished friend, the Ginger Thompson Band. He was trusted by many in the Paint Division at NAPA-Walker Auto Parts for over twenty years. Mike was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He will always be remembered in the heart of his loved ones. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Tamsey Whitley Ezzell; sons, James Michael Ezzell, Jr. of Elm City and Cameron Simons Renfrow of Durham; mother, Janice Glover Bolton of Rocky Mount; special niece, Taylor Lorraine Clark of Wilson; special nephew, Timothy Charles Clark of Lucama; his half-brother, Wesley Ezzell of Columbus, Georgia and four wonderful great nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William James Ezzell, Jr. and his grandparents, W.J. and Ethel Ezzell and Harvey and Alvern Glover. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Mike’s memory to the Muzik Kids Foundation, PO Box 425, Wilson, North Carolina 27894. Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at

New Album Coming From the Castaways
Thursday, November 19 2020

Did you catch DJ Andy Lucy's interview during Cammy weekend with Karen Clayton from the Castaways? If you did, we're sure you caught the comment she made about a new upcoming full album from the band. According to Karen they originally planned to release it by the end of 2020 but with everything happening the world with COVID, illnesses and more they decided they will wait until Spring 2021 with talks about releasing it in time for Spring SOS. If you'd like to listen to the entire interview we've included that for you below and as soon as we know anything more on the new music, we'll be sure to update you.


New Music from Chairmen of the Board
Thursday, November 19 2020

2021 is already looking good! Chairmen of the Board announced on their Facebook page that we can expect new music coming in the new year. In their post (shown below) it stated "New Music from Chairmen Of The Board “Baby You’re the Melody” Written and Produced by UKs Melody Maker Nigel Lowis!!!". We can't wait to hear the new material and we included a copy of their post below.


Coming in 2021 New Music from Chairmen Of The Board “Baby You’re the Melody” Written and Produced by UKs Melody Maker...

Posted by The Chairmen Of The Board on Thursday, 19 November 2020
New Release from Wayne Free
Thursday, November 19 2020

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Wayne Free released a brand new single. The song titled "Our Paradise" debuted on Townsend Link's show, Beach Bound and Down on the Beach, Shag, Rhythm and Blues Radio Network. The song will soon be available on your favorite streaming services and be sure to call your favorite DJ's and stations and request it. We've included links below where you can read about and listen to Wayne's music.

Wayne's website
Wayne's Facebook
The Embers Band



Main Event Band's New Release
Thursday, November 19 2020

On Friday, November 13, 2020 the Main Event Band released their brand new single "Hello Stranger" featuring vocalist: Sharon Woodruff. They debuted the song on Britt Hardy’s Party for A Lifetime show on 105.9 FM. Made famous by Barbara Lewis, the song was originally released in 1963 and we must say that Sharon does an outstanding job on this classic. Be sure to call your favorite DJ's and radio stations and visit the band's Facebook page and website and add them to your favorites. We wish continued success for Main Event and we can't wait to see you on the road soon!

2020 CBMA Awards Winners
Sunday, November 15 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Carolina Beach Music Awards
You will find your winners below as listed by the CBMA website and the
2020 Hall of Fame Inductees.

Female Vocalist
Lesa Hudson

Male Vocalist
Steve Long

Rising Star
The Tonez

Song of the Year
"A Little More Love"
Lesa Hudson & Mike Taylor

Group Album of the Year
"Just Believe It"
Gary Lowder

Entertainer of the Year
Craig Woolard

Smoothie of the Year
"Your Eyes, My Heart, Our Soul"
Too Much Sylvia

Compilation Album of the Year
"Party of A Lifetime"
Fat Beat Productions

Radio DJ of the Year
(2020 Ted Bell Award)
Eric Bowman
99.1 WDZD
Monroe, NC

Syndicated Radio Show
"On the Beach"
Charlie Brown

(Bill Griffin Award)
OD Pavillion
N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Show Club
(Cecil Corbett Award)
N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Event of the Year
King's Mountain Beach Blast 2019
King's Mountain, NC

Group of the Year
Too Much Sylvia

National Dance Song
"Got to be You"
Dr. Victor

Radio Station of the Year
WDZD 99.1 FM
Monroe, NC

Club/Mobile DJ
Mike Worley

Rick Strickland
"A Little More Love"
Lesa Hudson & Mike Taylor

Rick Strickland
"A Little More Love"
Lesa Hudson & Mike Taylor

Collaboration or Duo
"A Little More Love"
Lesa Hudson & Mike Taylor

Song Writer(s)
(Tommy Black Award)
Lesa Hudson & Rick Strickland
"A Little More Love"
Lesa Hudson & Mike Taylor

Michael Branch Award
Pat Patterson
Beach Music 45 / WPCC

Camron Dudley
Cat 5 Band

Live Production Award
Klint Ford
Blackwater Band

Internet Radio Show Award
"Carolina Beach Party"
Johnny B

Internet Radio DJ
Johnny B

Internet Radio Station
Scott, Henriksen & Dennis

Shag Club Event
27th Annual Valentines Benefit
Burlington Shag Club
Burlington, NC

Radio Show of the Year
Wave New Beach Music Countdown
Eric Bowman

Concert Series of the Year
"Music on Main"
N. Myrtle Beach, SC


Pat Christie
Eddie Cogle
Steve Davis
Wilson Howard
Jim Quick

Fred Foxx
Neal Furr
Johnny B

Bob Collins and the Fabulous 5

Loafers Beach Club
Raleigh, NC
Gary & Deborah Gibson

WNCT 107.9 FM
Greenville, NC
Henry W. Hinton, Jr.

2020 CBMA Program Guide
Saturday, November 14 2020

Download your own electronic copy of the 2020 Carolina Beach Music Awards Program Guide that was shared
on the CBMA website. Click Here!

The 2020 CBMA Program Guide is property of the Carolina Beach Music Academy. Flip Flop Live is not responsible for any content or images.

Congratulations to the Hall of Fame Inductees!
Saturday, November 14 2020

Congratulations to the CBMA Hall of Fame Inductees! A great job to Mike Worley and Charlie Brown with the show today!

Pat Christie
Eddie Cogle
Steve Davis
Wilson Howard
Jim Quick

Fred Foxx
Neal Furr
Johnny B

Bob Collins and the Fabulous 5

Loafers Beach Club – Raleigh, NC – Gary & Deborah Gibson

WNCT 107.9FM – Greenville, NC - Henry W. Hinton, Jr.

CBMA After Party with the Embers
Friday, November 13 2020

It's a virtual world for the 2020 CBMA but what would Cammy weekend be without the afterparty with the Embers featuring Craig Woolard? Have your own afterparty at home and party with the Embers!

View a special message from Craig Woolard inviting you to the show!

Cammy Weekend 2020 is Here!
Friday, November 13 2020

It's not the normal CBMA weekend that we've loved for years but nonetheless, it's CAMMY WEEKEND! All of the action starts today and we have your LIVE streaming events ready for you to enjoy from the Surf and Riptide Radio. Please use the link below to access the online events all weekend long!

Virtual Cammy Weekend

Community Mourns the loss of Edgar Justus
Wednesday, November 04 2020

It seems the hits in 2020 just keep coming as we send our condolences and prayers out to the family of Edgar Sevier Justus, III who was the owner and guitarist of Virginia based band, The Rhondels. The notice was made on the band's Facebook page which states: "I am very saddened to announce that Edgar Sevier Justus III passed away this afternoon from a heart attack. Everything that could be done was done and he fought hard. I'll miss him more than any will know. ❤ "

Edgar was a great guy and we enjoyed talking to him anytime we had the opportunity. Once service information has been shared, we'll be sure to update this page with that information. Our thoughts and prayers go out Edgar's family, bandmates and friends.

Photo property of The Rhondels -

Andy Lucy on the air with Charlie Brown
Sunday, November 01 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 our very own Andy Lucy will be joining our friend DJ Charlie Brown on his show "The Charlie Brown Show" on WHUP Radio 104.7 FM in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Listen the show LIVE by visiting their website: WHUP 1047
1:00 - 3:00 PM every Tuesday




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