Joey Warren has enjoyed the music industry through a successful mobile deejay business established in 1999 and accompanied by his start in radio in 2001 with a number of local stations, his own syndicated shows and finding his home as an active partner and owner of YourBeachMusic.com. His love for music began as a “little” boy when introduced to southern gospel music and of course the sounds of the Carolina coast in Carolina beach music. For over 17 years Joey has worked full time in the music business. He continues perusing his passion by delivering personal and professional services and by taking pride in quality and exciting radio broadcasting.
Through his career Joey has received many awards for his talent and craft, including being a ten time Cammy Music Award Winner from the Carolina Beach Music Awards Academy.
Born in NC, raised in Mamers, NC between Fayetteville & Raleigh and a graduate of Western Harnett High School as well as The Potter’s House Seminary & Bible College. Clay/Big Kahuna is happily married to his wife, Terry, the Dad of six kids, Papa to six grandkids and has two more grandkids on the way.
A former VP/Market Manager of HVS Partners Broadcasting (Wilmington NC) & former VP/Market Manager of Cumulus Broadcasting (Wilmington NC)
On air/programming stints on such stations as WQDR-FM Raleigh, WKML-FM Fayetteville, WQSM-FM &WFNC-AM Fayetteville, WKXB-FM Wilmington, WZZU-FM Raleigh, WFLB-AM Fayetteville, WPCM-FM Burlington
Radio/TV Voiceover Artist
Since 2002, Clay/BK has been heard from coast to coast on medical research commercials as well as many car dealers, restaurants, and furniture stores around the country.
Program Syndication for over 11 years. First with the Big Kahuna’s Beach Party, later the Big Kahuna’s Gospel Train. Clay also produces beach shows for other hosts as well as Hosting/producing a much listened to, top billing Classic Country Show for WKJO-FM in Clayton/Raleigh NC.
Clay is a Jesus follower as well as a licensed Minister of the Gospel. He speaks, when asked, in various churches and at other events, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. He’s also answered the call to Pastoral ministry and is awaiting God’s direction on where to go to fulfil the call.
Your Beach Music.com
Big Kahuna says:
“I’m thrilled and simply blessed to be a part of YourBeachMusic.com! To be associated with such honorable people is an answer to prayer. Thank you to Joey, Freddie, Rickey & Ray for such a great opportunity! Thanks also to our listeners!! You’re the best!!”
John Hall was born and raised in Ivor a small rural town in Central Virginia. John has been married to his wife Phyllis since 1973 and they have two Sons. His first introduction to dance and live music came sitting at the table in the Casino located in Nags Head, North Carolina with his Mom & Dad watching the Jitterbug dance being performed to the big bands sounds of the 1950’s. This early exposure to music solidified his love of music and dance at a very early age.
John acquired his FCC Radio-telephone Operators License (aka Dj Lic) in 1962 when he became friends in High School with the owner of WZEV a Small AM Station. 1962 was also the first time he DJ’d for a club dance which was held on a Ferry Boat traveling back & forth across the Historic James River.
After college John enter military service as a Private spent 25 years in the US Army & VaANG retiring at the rank of Major and being awarded the Bronze Star. John also had a successful civilian career in Management spending 30 years with a Fortune 50 Company.
In 2005 after being a long time fan of Beach Music John started Dj’n the live Beach Music Shows in Central Va. John is currently Club Dj for the Franklin Shag Club, a member of The Beach & Shag Club DJ’s and serves on the Board of Directors of The National Association of Rhythm & Blues Dee Jay’s.
John has played as far West as Louisville Kentucky up and down the Eastern Seaboard and from Maryland to Florida and on a number of Beach Music Themed Cruises. John has been a regular SOS Dj for the past 7 yrs having played at Ducks, the Spanish Gallon & OD Beach Club and has been at Fat Harolds Beach Club for the past 5 years. John is Co-Producer of The Morning Mess Around Show and Sunday Night Live Show heard on YourBeachMusic.com. He also produces the daily Johnny’s Jukebox & weekly Street Corner Serenade segments.
Born and raised in Asheboro NC, growing up, spent summers at White Lake – Cherry Grove and North Myrtle Beach. First introduced to Shag Dancing and Beach Music at White Lake Pavilion back in 1970. Attended and graduated East Carolina University 1979 – the home of Beach Music – Shag Dancing and Eastern NC BBQ!
1981 – Started Dj’ing 3 nights a week at Peaches Beach Club in Greenville N.C.
Moved to Cary in 1982 Dj’d regularly at Reds Beach Club – Stagger Lee’s – Brandy’s – Loafer’s – The Dome – Shucker’s Oyster Bar – Doodle’s – Hudson’s and the Depot.
Dj’d during SOS since 1990 in every club except The Arcade – Pavilion – Spanish Galleon. Dj’d Tilghman’s Pool Party from 1990 – 1995.
Participated in 5 Battle of The DJ’s ’95 – ’96 – ’98 – 2009 & 2010.
Beach Radio Jock since 1990. WHPY “Beach Blast” 1990AM – WYLT “On the Beach” 96FM – WBZB “Beach Party” 1090AM – WODR “Cool Beach” 105.3FM and
WVCO “The Surf’ 94.9FM currently YourBeachMusic.com.
President Capital Area Shag Club (Raleigh) 4 years.
“Founder” & Co-Owner of the “I’d Rather Be Shaggin” logo – The official “NC Shag Tag*. Note,* for every NC plate purchased a $5.00 donation goes to the Shagger’s Hall of Fame Foundation.