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.
By Mary Meaux
Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70
Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.
Museum of the Gulf Coast highlights ‘The Soul of Vietnam’
Vietnam has modernized, but our representation of Vietnamese culture and Vietnamese life has not. That’s what Lawrence D’Attillio aims to highlight in his photography exhibit, “The Soul of Vietnam: A Portrait of the North,” on display at the Museum of the Gulf Coast.
- Authorities: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn’t slept
- Microsoft teases new ’Crackdown,’ ’Halo’ at E3
- McCartney postpones some US tour dates to recover
- Maxwell plans for tour, new music & possible baby
Beloved novel packs a cinematic punch
“The Fault in Our Stars”
20th Century Fox Films
Directed by Josh Boone
Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Nat Wolff and Mike Birbiglia
- A few ’inmates’ from ’Orange’ discuss prison life
- Singer Jason Derulo talks ’Dirty’
Depp’s Transcendent lethargy
Warner Brothers Films
Directed by Wally Pfister
Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser and Morgan Freeman
1 ½ Stars
- More Entertainment Headlines
- Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70