Tuesday, January 11 2022
On December 28, 2021 the Pink Slips Band announced they would be debuting a new song on 94.9FM The Surf on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Be sure to tune in as they join Harold Ballard on the morning show. You can listen locally in the N. Myrtle Beach area by tuning your radio to 94.9FM and of course streaming on their website or app.
If you happen to miss the debut with Harold you can head over to the Beach, Boogie and Blues network and join Justin Rouse on the Boardwalk. The Pink Slips will be joining Justin during his show around the lunchtime hour. Justin's show airs each and every Saturday from: 10:00AM until 2:00PM. You can listen locally on 105.9FM in Greenville, 102.9FM in Kinston/Goldsboro, 101.1FM in Jacksonville, 95.7FM in New Bern and streaming on their website.
Band member Townsend Link stated: " This is an incredible original song written by the talented David Howard Faircloth that I am lucky to have the privilege to sing lead on. After the debut we will play it live for the first time at Ducks Night Life during our show that same day"
They also shared a teaser on their Facebook page that we've included below:
Monday, January 10 2022
On January 7, 2022 the Ginger Thompson Band announced on their Facebook page the release of her new CD titled: "Straight from the Heart (Good for the Soul) and also had an on-air interview with Craig Woolard during his radio show on Sunday, January 2, 2022. The album includes the following thirteen songs;
The songs are currently available on Spotify and Amazon Music and you cani take a listen below!
Sunday, January 09 2022
2021 was certainly a better year for festivals and events and the same goes for new music enterting the Beach Music arena. We see new faces, artists and names coming into the industry which is great! Several DJs and/or stations released their top songs for 2021 and we have several of them for you below. If your chart is not included, please contact us as we'd be happy to include it.
Pat Gwinn's Top 10
Mitch Harb's Top 25
Tuesday, January 04 2022
We were saddened to hear about the passing of another Beach Music community member, Ken Hartsell. So many people have expressed their condolences across social media sharing stories about their friendship with Ken over the years. A visitation and service were held on December 22, 2021 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. A benefit concert for the family will be held on January 9, 2022 from 3:00-6:00PM at Ducks in N. Myrtle Beach. Artists and bands that are scheduled to be at the event include; Steve Owens, Bo Schronce, the Tim Clark Band, Too Much Sylvia, Sugarcreek, The Tonez, Southside Saints and Ken's cousin will open with an acoustic set. Jim Shafer will be the Emcee for the event. For more details you can call the club directly at: 843-663-3858 and it's located at: 229 Main St., N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582. Entry to the event will be by donation and it will benefit the family.
We send our prayers and condolences to Ken's family. We've included Ken's obituary for you below and a link to his online guest book located on the funeral home's website.
Monday, January 03 2022
On December 29, 2021, Mike Worley announced his departure from WVCO 94.9 FM The Surf. We'd like to wish Mike all of the best and we'll certainly miss hearing him on The Surf but we also look forward to what he has planned in the future. We've included his original post below;
Text from original post:
"As you may have heard, today was my final broadcast on the Surf. The time has come for me to move back to NC to be closer to my family, which I’m looking forward to
I really appreciate the support from each of you and for allowing me to be a part of your day over the past 5 years. There have been some great times which make for great memories that I’ll always cherish.I would like to thank the Worleys for the opportunity to come on board and allow me to share my love and passion for music as well as work with some of the best radio jocks in the business. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the “real Jim Morgan”, and the Professor. They are true professionals and masters of their craft. I would also like to thank Todd and Kathy Bennington for keeping me well fed each week during the weekly Covered Disc Lunch segment.To my Surf Central gang (Emerson, Cousin Jesse and Uncle Phil) you guys are the best. I appreciate your enthusiasm and most of all your support in keeping it LOUD and PROUD! While I’ll no longer be on the Surf, I will continue to be involved in the industry. With that said, I would like to say thank you again for being on the EDGE and keeping it LOUD and PROUD! I look forward to seeing you down the road and #longlivebeachmusic"
Tuesday, December 21 2021
Video about Paul from WBTW
Monday, December 13 2021
Are you still on the hunt for that special gift for the person that has everything? We may be able to help with some ideas from the Beach Music community and they're sure to love it.
Carolina Beach Music Academy Membership
CBMA Awards Show Tickets
Shag Club and/or SOS Membership
Artist / Band / Industry Merchandise
Sunday, December 12 2021
Last year we posted a video of David and Madison Snead and their version of Mariah Carey's release "Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child" and we received great feedback on the song and video. David is guitarist and vocalist with JB and the Get Down Browns and he and his daughter have released another Christmas song for 2021. The song has been added in rotation on Flip Flop Live Radio so be sure to listen for it daily on our mobile app and on the Flip Flop Live Radio website. Below you will find a video that was released today, Sunday, December 12, 2021.
Madison shared: "All I want for Christmas is to always be able to make music with my rockstar dad! Had too much fun last year to not do this again…we hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas! "
Saturday, December 11 2021
At an event on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, the Steppin' Out Shag Club celebrated thirty years! The event included a certificate presented by SOS Board Chairman Ronnie Gregory, a host of DJ's including George Dunn, Dane Joyce, Kenny Loftis, Ron Russ, and Bobby Snyder. Steppin' Out President Doris Keaton shared this information along with a special message of thanks that stated: "This shag club is very dear to my heart and I am so proud of each of you. We have been fortunate to find a new home at Pennrose Park Country Club. Thanks to our members for supporting our new venue and for the guests of Pennrose Park Country Club and members of surrounding shag clubs and guests coming out with their support!"
We'd like to congratulate the entire club on this milestone! Please see the entire post from Mrs. Keaton below;
Facebook post from Doris Keaton
This shag club is very dear to my heart and I am so proud of each of you. We have been fortunate to find a new home at Pennrose Park Country Club. Thanks to our members for supporting our new venue and for the guests of Pennrose Park Country Club and members of surrounding shag clubs and guests coming out with their support!
Doug and I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May you receive the gifts of kindness, mercy and love along with good health, peace and grace.
President - Steppin’ Out Shag Club
Wednesday, December 08 2021
The Feature Attraction Band just released their newest original song titled "Satellite Radio". The song was written by front-man and saxophonist Gregg Browder and it was recorded and produced by J.K. Loftin of Cape Fear Studios. The band advised the song has been sent to your favorite Beach Music DJs and stations and is also available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music and your online major music services. We've included the YouTube copy for you below!
Monday, December 06 2021
On December 4, 2021, Sylvia Johns Ritchie premiered a video on YouTube for her Christmas single " Christmas on the Bayou" and we have the video available for you below. The song was inspired by Papa Noel and the Bayou Christmas story. Call you favorite DJ's and radio stations to request the new single and enjoy the video below.
Sunday, December 05 2021
On December 2, 2021, Deb Browning hosted a release party for her new CD, "Here Comes Christmas". Emcees for the event were Eric Bowman and Ray Scott and the single "All Over the World" premiered Saturday, December 4, 2021 during the WAVE countdown on WDZD 99.1FM along with a video that can be seen below.
From her website: "Hard copies of the CD will be available at her CD Release Party at Fat Harold’s on December 2nd, 7:00 – 9:00 and at Southern Threads on Main, located at 653 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC. Hard copy CD’s can also be ordered at www.SouthernThreadsOnMain.com beginning December 3rd.
“Here Comes Christmas” features two original songs by Deb, plus eight Holiday Classics, including a duet with Jim Quick on Elvis’ “Santa Claus Is Back In Town.”
Deb’s new Music Video for her original Christmas anthem, “All Over The World” will debut December 4th on WDZD 99.1FM with Eric Bowman on The Wave Countdown, starting at 10:00 am. Tune in to be one of the first to view Deb’s newest musical creation!"
Wednesday, November 24 2021
Recently the Castaways received great news as Karen Clayton was voted 2021 Female Vocalist of the Year by the Carolina Beach Music Academy and they also have another reason to celebrate. On Sunday, December 5, 2021 the band will celebrate sixty years and a special event will take place at Roxboro Moose Lodge in Roxboro, North Carolina. In a recent social media post the band said they hoped to see a lot of the former members that they call "Castawuz".
The doors will open at 2:00PM and music from 3:00PM until 7:00PM and there will be a $5.00 admission fee that will be donated to local charities. Mike Brooks and Big Allan D. from Carolina Ocean Drive on WLUS 98.3FM will be on location broadcasting from 3:00PM until 7:00PM. Light food and and drinks will be available for purchase along with Castaway's merchandise. The address for the event is: 480 Burlington Road, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573.
Congratulations to all of the band members (past and present) on sixty years of great music and entertainment and we look forward to sixty more.
Tuesday, November 23 2021
DJ John Hall of "Johnny's Jukebox" announced on November 15, 2021 that he would be making the move from Riptide Radio to Jukin' Oldies. According to his post they're shooting for a start date in early December however since making that announcement John has already made a couple of appearances on their platform. John will continue his Sunday show as he will be featured between "John Williford’s Sunday Afternoon Shag Party and Bone’s Boogie Blues and Shagging’ Oldies Show. It was also announced on November 23, 2021 that he will begin his new Saturday evening show from 7:00PM until 10:00PM for John Hall's Catfish Cafe & more.
You can listen to Jukin' Oldies in a variety of methods including on their website, on the TuneIn app, on their free mobile app and on your Alexa device. For all of the details and for their daily show schedule, please visit their website and you can download their app from your favorite app store. We'd like to send a big congratulations to John as he's been a sponsor and supporter of Flip Flop Live since day one and we look forward to listening!
Sunday, November 14 2021
Congratulations to all of the 2021 winners as voted by the Carolina Beach Music Academy members. What a great time we've had celebrating in N. Myrtle Beach this weekend and we're so happy to see all of our friends after missing Cammy Weekend in 2020. So much talent, so many friends and what a great family to be a part of.
- Doug Winstead
Internet Radio DJ
Sunday, November 14 2021
The 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards Show will take place at 3:00PM on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the Alabama Theatre in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Live updates will be available from Mike Brooks and Big Allan D. as they broadcast on their weekly Beach Music show, Carolina Ocean Drive on WLUS 98.3FM. You can listen by clicking play below or by visiting our Cammy Weekend Live Stream page.
2021 Industry Awards
Saturday, November 13 2021
We'd like to say congratulations to the winners announced earlier today, Saturday, November 13, 2021 live from the Spanish Galleon in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Listeners that were unable to attend in person we able to listen courtesy of Riptide Radio. A great job by all of the presenters and artists! Here's a list of the winners as published by the Carolina Beach Music Academy.
Compilation Album of the Year
Internet Radio Show
Internet Radio Station
Radio DJ (Larry Crockett Award)
Syndicated Radio Show
Internet Radio DJ
Club (Bill Griffin Award)
Live Music Venue (Cecil Corbett Award)
Event of The Year
Club / Mobile DJ (Richard Nixon Award)
Shag Club Event
Radio Station of the Year
Concert Series of The Year
Radio Show of The Year
Michael Branch Award:
Saturday, November 13 2021
2021 Industry Awards
Thursday, November 11 2021
In celebration of twenty-seven years for the Carolina Beach Music Academy, Jim Quick presents his CBMA Chickens in Shoes painting. Prints are availble for purchase for $50.00 and there's only twenty-seven available. The original will be auctioned off during the CBMA Scholarship Auction on Sunday, November 14, 2021. ONLY available in the lobby of the Ocean Drive Beach Resort in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Look for Chris Nelson with Preppy Pirate Outfitters to get your copy. All proceeds are going to the Carolina Beach Music Awards Scholarship Fund.
Wednesday, November 10 2021
The 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards show will be held, Sunday November 14, 2021 at the Alabama Theatre in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Below is the most recent lineup for the awards show and is subject to change without notice. Be sure to download our mobile app and visit our website for all of the updates for Cammy weekend.
Carolina Coast ft. ft Rhonda McDaniel & Rickey Godfrey