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Author: Ariel Pirela

HOUSTON, TX — The Vibe, Houston’s premier culture station, unveils its brand-new slate of weekend programming to celebrate Houston’s iconic holiday, 713 Day. On July 13th, tune in to experience an exceptional array of programming curated by a blend of established and up-and-coming radio personalities. This 713 Day, The Vibe promises to be your ultimate weekend soundtrack, from Caribbean melodies to engaging talk shows, local talent, and hip-hop classics. Among the exciting additions to The Vibe’s weekend schedule is “The Sidechat Vibe Lounge,” hosted by the talented Taylor Getwood. Broadcasting every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., this show has already captivated listeners since its debut on June 28th, 2024. Get ready for engaging discussions about TSU’s student experience from the perspective of a current student and a vibrant atmosphere that will keep you hooked. Another must-listen program is “Caribbean Vibes,” hosted by the charismatic Super Neil since its premiere on June 30th, 2024. Tune in every Sunday from 8 pm to 10 pm to immerse yourself in the rich and rhythmic sounds of the Caribbean. Get ready to sway to the beats and experience the vibrant culture of the islands.  Adding to the excitement is “Good Trouble Saturdays,” hosted by the dynamic Troublesum. Launching on 713 Day, July 13th, 2024, from 8 pm to 10 pm, this show promises to bring the best of hip-hop classics and witty conversation to your Saturday nights. These new programs complement The Vibe’s roster of beloved classics, including segments from Amir Diamond, Michelle McKnight, Devin the Dude, DJ Lefty, DJ Kardiac, AJ, Rob G, Lil Zac, Jesse, Kween, J’Xavier, and more. With a diverse array of talent, The Vibe ensures that there is something for every listener’s taste. Marcus Sullivan, Operations Manager at The Vibe & KTSU-FM 90.9, expressed his enthusiasm for the new lineup, stating, “This city needs a new, energetic, vibrant sound. Weekends on The Vibe will be the new soundtrack of your weekend. We are proud to launch with a melting pot of new sounds on 713 Day to represent our legacy as Houston’s culture station.” Don’t miss out on the captivating programs and electrifying energy The Vibe has in store. Tune in on 713 Day and beyond to celebrate Houston’s culture and music scene. For more information and updates on shows and events, visit or download The Vibe Mobile App.

In an electrifying debut on “The Afternoon Hustle with Amir Diamond,” Houston’s emerging rap duo, Irish Twins, delivered an unforgettable interview that captivated listeners and viewers alike. Hosted by The Vibe, this exclusive session marked the first-ever on-air appearance for Pinky Menique (@meniquedadon) and Big Dawgg Tee (@dancequeentee), collectively known as Official Irish Twins. The sisters, whose bond is forged by being born just 11 months apart, shared their inspiring journey into the music industry. Sitting down with Amir Diamond ahead of their anticipated Spring Fest 2024 performance, Pinky and Tee radiated infectious energy and camaraderie, effortlessly finishing each other’s sentences and sharing identical reactions throughout the interview. Reflecting on their genesis as a rap duo, Irish Twins emphasized the importance of their unique sibling connection, drawing strength and creativity from their Irish Twin dynamic. Their upbeat presence in the studio resonated with listeners, as they imparted words of encouragement and wisdom, urging everyone to pursue their dreams with passion and determination. “Just Do It,” said Pinky, echoing their mantra of seizing opportunities without hesitation. Tee added, “It’s never too late to go after what you want…no regrets” Their optimism and resilience shone through as they shared insights into their musical journey that started less than a year ago. Their debut single, “Go Crazy,” dropped last week, on Juneteenth after much buzz and anticipation from their budding fan base. The Vibe is committed to uplifting and celebrating Houston’s culture, so highlighting the Irish Twins’ and their promising potential fell perfectly in line with our mission. As their interview continues to garner views on The Vibe’s YouTube channel, Irish Twins are poised to make a lasting impact with their music and empowering messages. If you missed this dynamic interview, check it out below! To hear their debut single, “Go Crazy,” follow the group on social media and check out the song on all streaming platforms. With their infectious enthusiasm and undeniable talent, Pinky Menique and Big Dawgg Tee are set to redefine the rap scene, one beat at a time.

The airwaves are about to get a whole lot livelier as The Vibe proudly announces its latest addition to the talk show scene: “Sidechat Vibe Lounge,” hosted by the esteemed Taylor Getwood. Hailing from Port Arthur, TX, Getwood brings a wealth of experience and a contagious energy to his new role as host of “Sidechat” starting Wednesday, June 12th from 12pm-2pm CST.  Getwood’s journey to this new position of radio personality is nothing short of remarkable. Recently appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott as one of the eight student regents for Texas Southern University, Getwood has already left an incredible mark on both his university and his community. His term, effective from June 1, 2024, through May 31, 2025, underscores his commitment to public service and higher education.  Getwood’s passion for leadership and community engagement has been evident from an early age. During his undergraduate years, he distinguished himself as Tex the Tiger, a residential assistant, and a founding member of Brothers United. His crowning achievements include being named Mister Texas Southern University in 2022, a historic moment as the first Mister Texas Southern to also hold the title of Mister HBCU.  With a Bachelor’s degree in Communications specializing in Radio, Television, and Film, Getwood’s trajectory to KTSU’s airwaves was written in the stars. His journey began in Donna Franklin’s “Voice and Diction” class, where his talent and charisma positioned him as a standout talent.  “I’m ready to put into action everything I’ve worked for,” declares Getwood, emphasizing his eagerness to leverage his acting and singing talents on “Sidechat.” As a member of the “Black Boys Cry” stage play and a recognized singer across Texas, Getwood plans to infuse the show with his unique blend of entertainment and insight.  For Getwood, “Sidechat” represents an opportunity to serve the TSU student body and amplify their voices. He aims to educate, inspire, and entertain listeners while fostering unity within the HBCU community and beyond. “The only difference is our zip codes,” he reflects, acknowledging the shared challenges faced by HBCUs nationwide.  As “Sidechat” prepares to hit the airwaves on June 12th, Getwood’s vision for the show is clear: to leave a remarkable imprint on radio by creating meaningful connections and empowering conversation. Through his blend of professional media training and innate talent for community building, Getwood is poised to make “Sidechat” a must-listen experience for audiences near and far.  Join us in welcoming Taylor Getwood to The Vibe family, where together, we’ll elevate the way you radio!  For more updates, download The Vibe app and catch “Sidechat Vibe Lounge on Wednesdays from 12pm-2pm CST.” 

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