, Port Arthur, Texas


March 17, 2007

The Breeze moving toward new future

By Mary Meaux

The News staff writer

Stephen Mosely is a man with a dream.

But he’s not the type of man to sit back and wait for his dream to come to him. He goes out and works for it.

Mosley dreams of the day when an arts and entertainment district is created in the city.

With one dream already under his belt — KSAP 107.1 “The Breeze” radio station — Mosely is reaching even higher this time. He foresees an arts and entertainment district, which will be located at 3600 Cultural Center Drive at Texas 73, as a place for students and adults to immerse themselves in the arts.

If and when the dream and the funding comes through, the broadcast central for the radio station will be moved from its current location at City Hall to the new location and will host a CD production studio/student training center, music center, arts and crafts center, theater arts center, science center and a cafè.

At any given time the 100-watt radio station has upward of 200,000 listeners with a range that often reaches Lake Charles, La., and LaBelle.

Mosley already has the support of Port Arthur City Council and may receive grant funding through the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The Port Arthur man works tirelessly toward his goal as do the volunteer disc jockeys such as Fernando “Valley Boy” Ramirez, Johnnie B. “Papa Sunny Man” Allen, Dana “Lady D” Hatch, Don “Sarge” Hammock and Walter “Super Sonic” Nelson, to name a few.

Various cultures are represented with Spanish language and Vietnamese shows.

But it’s the youth that make a mark on the station and will, in the future, be an integral part of Mosley’s plans.

Youth learn valuable lessons on how to be an on air personality, training that would take years and cost much. When the facility is built students can gain hands-on training towards a career in music and more.

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