If ever there is a moment where being transparent is EVERYTHING, this is one of them. I've always wanted to get into voiceover work. Not knowing how to get started, it has only been a dream of mine. But one day, I was on Facebook following one of the Social Organizations that spotlights the Big Boy LGBT Community, Tha Big Dogs, and they were encouraging people to listen to their radio show broadcast. I was STUNNED! The reputation of this organization has been often the topic of many debates and for them to have a radio show kinda got to me and I became immediately JEALOUS----why, I'm still not clear as to how I was feeling that way, but the feeling was real.
So, I tuned in and this is how I came to discover Blog Talk Radio Network. At that time, this platform was relatively new and when setting up a profile page, Blog Talk Radio asked if we wanted to sign up as a Listener or as a Host. Here is the kicker, if you wanted to be a HOST, Blog Talk Radio offered you the opportunity to host your own radio show for up to 1 hours FOR FREE. Well, NATURALLY, I signed up to be a HOST!
The idea was to use this platform to create my own content and produce a reel to use for auditions for voiceover work. I had found all kinds of commercial copy to recite and perform as my "commercials" for the show. But then, what happened next was the start of what has become a destiny for me.
July 1, 2009, Dishing Tea with Big Meach went LIVE for the first time and my spiritual mentor and confidante, Elder Claude Bowen, was my guest. The circuits were not BLAZING HO(T, but they were far from being ICE COLD. Soon after, I called upon the few celebrity friends I have to come on the show, they said "YES". Then, I had reached out to celebrities and prominent people via Facebook and Twitter, and they said "YES". Suddenly, what started out as a "stunt" has become a viable platform within LGBTQ+ media outlets.
You can always EXPERIENCE Dishing Tea wtih Big Meach in a few ways; the most common is to tune in on WEDNESDAYS at 1pm EST by going to Blog Talk Radio Network OR you can listen by phone at 347-205-9183.
You can always catch any episode in our archives.
In addition to that, you can log into my YouTube page and tale a listen there as well.
These celebrity friends to the show have grace us more thatn once and we will always have a platform for them
One of my idols and whom I affectionately call the illegitimate daughter of Patti LaBelle and Sam Cooke has been on the show twice and I am forever grateful and elated for this opportunity. I consider her to be one of my sistahs from another mistah!!
This brutha is truly a dear heart to the show. He is the voice of "It's Time to Dish the Tea" which is the opening jingle to the show. Tony has been on the show twice and we are always available for him to come and Dish HIS tea.
Another one of my sistahs from another mistah!! This R&B Diva and host of Sister Circle TV has been on the show a whopping three times and is schedule to return soon. She is the daughter of the Lengendary blues singer Syl Johnson.
ICONIC singer and friend, Ms. Sarah Dash, from the FIRST Female Rock/Soul group, LaBelle is a very special sweet spirit to me. She has been on the show 3 times and is still doing her thang. She introduced me to "this generation's LaBelle" Helen and Terry
These sanging sistahs right here are THE TRUTH!! Along with their sistah friend Chyna, they were THE ONLY group to successful cover LaBelle's "What Can I Do for You". They sing, write, produce, and manage talent. They've been on the show three times and I look forward to showcasing their new music very soon!!
MY SISTAH right here!! Maddy has been on the show twice and WOW, what a transformation she has made in between time. A consummate business woman and a no nonsense talent who makes sure the bags are secured! "Is it on? Is this bitch recording?"
These celebrity friends of mine are dear to me as we all went to Cody High School in Detroit, MI together and were members of the drama club we created under the direction of Susan Storey, La Troupe des Arts
You know her best as the Lead Singer of "Brownstone" and from the show she and Faith Evans created, R&B Divas. We have worked together on a few projects after high school where we began working together in our theatre department. She has created her own production company, "NoEgo Productions" and is working on more television and film projects.
He became ENFAMOUS for his role as "The Crackhead" from Menace to Society and has made a wonderful career for himself. Dewayne has always been a talented brutha around school. Like Nicci, he came to the drama department from the Music department as he was one of the Choraleers . Currently, he and Nicci came together to create a new film project that will be released soon.
Jesse is currently the new bass singer for The Legendary Spinners. He is affectionately known as "THE VOICE". He was once a radio personality and was a member of a local singing group around Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw MI. We continue to work together with 5 Mo Artists, Detroit whenever he is not on the road.
Listen LIVE at www.blogtalkradio.com/dishing-tea or by phone at 347-205-9183 wednesdays at 1pm est
Dishing Tea with Big Meach is not only a Radio Show, but we have launched our television version of our show!!
November 30, 2019 Dishing Tea-V launched its inaugural episode on a Brand New Channel, BlackGDP TV.