Monday, March 4, 2013
Mississippi Native Cyrus Webb Announces New Web Show
Known by many as the host of Conversations LIVE the radio show, Editor-In-Chief of Conversations Magazine and the President of Conversations Book Club Webb,37, will be bringing the many components of the Conversations brand together visually 5 days a week beginning July 1, 2013.
"It just feels like the right time," says Webb. He was approached by Dwight "D. C." White of History Records and Entertainment about the show in February. "D.C. and I have worked together many times over the past decade. I agreed with him that there was a real need for something like Conversations on air." Plans began to be made about the show and "Conversations with Cyrus Webb" was born.
Webb is not new to televised programs. From 2004 to 2006 he hosted a weekly show on Jackson, MS' ABC affiliate 16 WAPT called "Conversations with C. A. Webb." Though the show was well-received, in 2006 Webb stepped away to focus on the magazine and building the co-ed book club. He would later tape segments to air on Jackson's Channel 18, however, he was mostly M.I.A. on television over the next several years.
Co-produced by Webb and Calhoun, "Conversations with Cyrus Webb" will include interviews, book features and discussions of issues that matter to Webb and that he believes others will find informative and enjoyable as well.
To celebrate the new program Webb is pleased to announce there will be a live taping in front of an audience of the first few shows on Sat. March 30th beginning @ 11a.m. at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS). Admission to the taping is free, however, those who want to participate in being a part of the audience will need to arrive no later than 11a.m. Guests for the taping will be Glenda Hunter (abuse survivor and author of the book THE UNSPEAKABLE SECRET, actor/entrepreneur Kenyon Glover, reality star Bigg Marv (A&E's HAMMERTIME) and recording artist Ziggy.
For more information about the show or the upcoming live taping contact Cyrus Webb at email@example.com or 601.896.5616. You can also visit www.cyruswebbpresents.com or www.conversationsmediagroup.com.
About Cyrus Webb
Cyrus Webb, is the President of Conversations Media Group (home of Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine and Conversations Book Club) and Shadow Play Entertainment. Since 1999 he has used his love of the arts and books to create a brand that has not only showcased his own work but that of others around the United States. To date he has hosted hundreds of art shows and poetry readings around the South, garnering thousands of attendees and a devoted following.
In 2003 he began host and producing the radio show Conversations LIVE (www.conversationsliveradio.com) on WMPR 90.1 FM in Jackson, MS. Today it is heard not only in the South but online through www.blogtalkradio.com and www.dcnowradio.com. In 2012 over 1.1 million listeners tuned in to the program which features authors, recording artists, community leaders and ordinary individuals during extraordinary things.
Because of the hundreds of interviews he conducts each year Webb began Conversations Magazine (www.conversationsmag.com) in April 2006 as another platform to showcase some of the stories he was sharing over the air. Since then the print magazine has grown to include over 5k yearly subscribers the United States, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Greece and Canada.
The last member of the Conversations family was the book club (www.conversationsbookclub.com) which began in November 2006. Featuring both in-person and online meetings, it has grown into one of the largest co-ed reading groups in the United States, hosting over 100 author events and gaining national attention from outlets such as the Chicago Tribune.
Webb is currently working on a revamped edition of his television show Conversations with Cyrus Webb, with plans to begin in the Summer of 2013.