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For over 15 years, Shawna Renee
has dedicated her
life to creating compelling, entertaining and informative radio and new media programming.
career started at the age of 15 when she
began screening phone calls for her
father's talk show, The Joe Madison Show on WXYT-AM in her
hometown Detroit, Michigan.
After graduating Howard University with a dual degree in Telecommunications Management and Radio Production, Shawna returned to talk radio as Executive Producer and Programming Assistant for WOL-AM in Washington DC.
went on to produce and co-host the #1 rated morning show in Baltimore and eventually landed back in Washington DC as a producer for Worldspace Satellite Radio
Impressed with her talent and instinct, she was promoted to Program Director of the world's first 24 hour World Music channel, Worldzone 100, setting the standard for the thousands of Internet and broadcast world music programs to follow.
was later asked to create and program another breakthrough format, Global Hip Hop.
Flava 209, broke the mold by bringing Hip Hop and urban music from all over the world to audiences in Europe, Asia and Africa.
In 2006, Shawna Renee stepped away from work to concentrate on her growing family, while on maternity leave she created Cocoa Mode Media, a multi-media company dedicated to bringing voices of young women of color to talk radio.
show Cocoa Mode debuted on XM Satellite Radio in March of 2007.
now shares her
passion and expertise with others as a Media Content Specialist.
latest venture, K.A.R. Content, specializes in content development, talent coaching and new media strategies for clients interested in using radio and new media to support their branding, marketing and community building goals.
Shawna Renee is also a certified yoga instructor and motivational speaker.