Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you from, where do you reside etc?
My name is Jelia but I go by JC Live. The name JC Live was given to me because JC is the initials of my first and last name. Live was added on my name when I started working in radio because I do mix shows and everybody always said I always sound live, so that’s where JC Live came from. I am from Fayetteville NC. I have lived here since 1996, I am currently going to Fayetteville State University for a degree in Mass Communications. I work for radio station WZFX Foxy 99 and the host the mix shows. I am also a publicist for the record label Finally Official LLC based in Atlanta, GA.
Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer?
Radio just fell into my lap; at the university I attend doing internships was a requirement. I was already doing radio for my college but didn’t see a future in it at the time. A year later after I did my internship at Foxy 99, I came back and asked the PD for a chance to get trained and to get a spot on the station. With a year on training a spot had opened up on the mix show.
Who and/or what motivates you?
My children motivate me. They are the reason I get up every day and hit the ground running.
What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date?
My podcast on radio station WZFX Foxy 99 in Fayetteville, NC. I never knew the impact that this podcast would make when I first started it. I first wanted to give spotlight to independent artist but then I felt that there were people in the community who were do great things or had great stories to tell. So I expanded the podcast and started to interview everybody from students, teachers, entrepreneurs, to Breast Cancer survivors, anybody making a great impact on the community.
What projects currently working on?
Currently working on expanding my podcast into internet based podcast, graduating, and also building my clientele.
What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry?
At the moment I don’t have any changes that I would like to see. I feel like everyone is running their own race and doing things that work for them.
What makes you different sets you apart?
My determination makes me different because I do not give up easily. Any project or job that I do I can’t be average in, I have to be above the rest and that’s makes me a little different.
What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs?
I joined Fleet Djs because I went to the conference in Charlotte, while I was there I learned so much from other radio personalities/Pd’s and made a lot of connections. Many individuals there welcomed me with open arms, so I knew that I had to join the Fleet DJs.
What type of equipment do you use, what other skills/talent do you have?
The mic and interviewing people
What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies?
On my free time I am a blogger for the Straight Official website, I write for my school newspaper, and I blog for the Fayetteville Observer. I also write up contracts and Bio’s for artist
Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media?
Thank you for ya time! make sure y’all follow @JClive99 – Nia Boom