Philadelphia Front Page News, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Antoinette Cook, Award Winning Radio Personality and Entertainment Executive, WVSR-AM Philadelphia: A Mother's Love Exclusive Interview Discussing Her Son, Musician And T-Shirt Gear Designer, Antonio Washington
A beautiful best friend and associate of mine, queenly married and mother of one, Antoinette Cook, started out years ago as a teen who watched a dance TV show called ‘Dancing On Air’ that was on the air weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA. Antoinette has a love for entertainment.
Cook said to herself, thinking about a television and radio career, that she would be on that dance show one day. It didn’t take long for Antoinette to make it to the big time on television. Cook entered a contest to appear as a dancer on the show and won.
The very first time Antoinette Cook had appeared on the Dancing On Air show the producers of the show loved her energy. Producers asked Cook to come back as a regular dancer. She agreed to do the show each week.
Dancing helped change Cook’s life! It was a positive beginning for her in the entertainment business.
Antoinette adored Michael Jackson, and was also helped her start a career as a very young producer of local entertainment shows.
The Dancing On Air show regularly featured Michael Jackson music and Cook as a personality and spokesperson for local youth interested in the entertainment industry.
Quickly Antoinette started working with professional star impersonators and she traveled nationally as an administrator for talents that looked like Michael Jackson and popular R & B singers.
During the middle 90’s Cook began to co-host a radio show called Van Stone’s Digest at a local Philadelphia Education radio station. The call letters WPEB-FM 88.1. was a household name to most.
Antoinette, or Tony as she is often called, participated in making records, CD's, and tape rotations for the station and also helped to produce talk radio. Guests who were involved in the professional entertainment industry visited the show.
Also, Cook worked as a part time Weather Radio Personality letting listeners know about the forecasts and at times traffic conditions, too. She helped to prepare a teen summit showcase on WPEB and worked with group artists such as The Jacksons when they visited Philly on tour.
Assisting such artists as Michael Jackson, Tito Jackson, Janet Jackson, and also the Victory Tour was Cook’s job as a specialist. In 1984 Weldon McDougal, III, who in the past worked for Motown Records, was just one of the mentors that Antoinette had later in her career as a communications director for her own company.
She also worked with radio and television personalities employed at WDAS-FM 105.3 like Diane Brown and the late great Georgie Woods.
She took the lead in executive work with station WVSR-AM. Cook directed promotional affairs for artists like Public Enemy, L.L. Cool J, Cameo, New Edition, Chubb Rock, and old-school-artists that are still in the performance business.
She now also helps as a promoter dealing with events held at The Philadelphia Dell East.
Antoinette was once a co-host on a WVSR1360.1 AM Radio Station show called Blend Talk Radio and The Thoughts of Black Teens, and the Thoughts of Black Men Conference Call.
Today, Cook is available weekdays via the Internet still listed as a director at www.frontpagenews.us Philadelphia’s lead online newspaper, the Philadelphia Front Page News.
Cook publishes articles in the Philadelphia Front Page News as a columnist and is often featured in stories dealing with community education on the radio station news feed www.power88.us.
Antoinette Cook looks forward to continuing to bring radio broadcast listeners quality shows on Power WVSR1360.1 AM located at www.powerwvsr1360.us.