DJ/On-Air Staff

Menthia P. Clark

Sunday: 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM


MENTHIA P. CLARK

You can listen to me live on: Morning Glory, every Sunday from 6 AM-12 Noon!

Hometown: I was born in SOUTH Memphis, TN, and I am Whitehaven raised! However, I spent ten years in Louisiana for college. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Dillard University in Education, my Masters Degree from the University of New Orleans in Educational Administration, and my Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Louisiana State University.
 
For one year, I lived in Malawi, Africa with the “Teachers for Africa” Program. I taught Sign Language and Educational Leadership, and traveled to Nigeria, Ethiopa, South Africa, Ghana, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe!

How long have you been in radio:  I have been in radio for five years. This is the fourth radio station that I have worked for! I worked in Africa and Louisiana, and now I am back home in Memphis, TN. Radio is my hobby and my passion--wherever I am, I want to be in radio.

When did you decide that you wanted to do radio? When I was a teenager, I always knew that I would be in some form of media. I was extremely, painfully shy, but I would listen to the radio and think of comments that I would make when certain songs came on. I also felt like I had a “relationship” with my favorite artists. If a song would speak my emotions, I felt like the artist was speaking for me. Because I was so shy, I felt like radio would allow me to express inner thoughts without anybody seeing me. I'm not shy anymore, AT ALL!

How did you get your start in radio?  I did not receive any formal training in radio—ever. When I taught in Malawi, Africa a new radio station had opened. This station played music that made me feel at home, so I called them to express my appreciation. When they heard my “accent,” they told me to come, meet them, and consider doing radio so they could have an international flair. They speak with a British accent! I was HORRIBLE! I was scared of the microphone, scared of the people that I couldn't even see, just scared. The problem was--I was trying to be somebody else. But after training, and learning to be myself, they gave me three shows – Superfly, Lunch Box, and The Fresh Lick. I was on the air every day! They called me "Momo the Bad!"

Role Models:

Hannah – who wasn’t supposed to have children, but she prayed to God and He blessed her with Samuel and more children! Her faith is the bomb!

Esther – an orphan who eventually became Queen!

My Parents, God Parents (and anybody else) who have been married over 25 years and have stuck through it! (advice please!)

Jawanza Kunfunju—who says that Black children can be smart and proud of it.

Rev. Anthony and Dr. Celia Anderson – Pastor of Faith Methodist Church and Entrepreneurs who started Memphis Business Academy.

When I'm not on the air, I like to:  DO TOO MUCH! Six days a week, I am up by 5 something AM, and I am NOT a morning person! I’m the Director for Memphis Business Academy, Home of the Executives. I love my career, and I am very active with my students. I am at every basketball game, meeting, field trip, and program the MBA Executives present.

I attend World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church, pastored by Apostle Alton R. Williams and Elder Sherrilyn Williams. You should check us out if you are looking for a church home! At WOOMC, I serve in the Hostess and World Outreach Ministries.

I spend LOTS of time with my family and friends. I am a new Godmother to Ryan Simpson, II. My home is “the spot” for many events.

Favorite Artists: Tonex, PJ Morton (son of Bishop Paul S. and Debra Morton), Hezekiah Walker, William Murphy, Marvin Sapp (He could sing his ABC's, Happy Birthday, or anything and tear the whole church up!), Fireproof, Toby Mac, and GRITS (Christian rap groups).

Favorite Foods: Anything Mexican! Macaroni and Cheese (Jean Clark’s ONLY), Outback wings, lobster, and bread, cheesecake, anything with alfredo or ranch sauce- YUMMY!

Lifelong Dream: Begin a school, called Encore, for middle school students who need a second chance. Be able to fund college educations for atleast 10 kids per year at the college of their choice. Implement a self-esteem program that is mandatory in public schools, create wealth for our community through multiple businesses.

What do you like most about Memphis? I have been back for 6 years and I like the upgrades in the educational system with accountabilty, choice, and more professional development. Charter schools provide educational options for the students, and I love what we are doing with them. The economic system is improving because BAMM! provides business and financial support to struggling companies. Most importantly I love the fact that my family is here, and God opened a door for me to come home and have 2 careers that I love - in education and in media. That lets me know that although I can live anywhere I want to in the world, I am in the right place.

What are you most passionate about?  My relationship with Jesus Christ, my family, my MBA Executives and my careers.
 
Three things that you can’t do without:  Contact lenses or glasses, alfredo sauce, a convertible vehicle, lipstick, sugar free gum, and a cute purse (OK, thats more than 3!)

Five albums that everyone should own:

Tonex’ – Personal Jesus
Lisa McClendon – Holy
PJ Morton love songs
Izzy - In Awe of You
Shekinah Glory Ministries - Praise is What I Do

Song that best defines you:

There is a folk song called “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas. It reminds me of something Solomon would have written in Ecclesiastes. I usually avoid that book of the Bible, because it is kind of depressing, but the song reminds me of life, and the fact that when problems come or when things don’t happen then God must have something else in store. Don't take everything too seriously! Here are the lyrics:

Dust in the Wind by Kansas
I close my eyes
only for a moment
and the moments gone
all my dreams
pass before my eyes a curiosity
dust in the wind
all we are dust in the wind

Same old song
just a drop of water
in the endless see
all we do
crumbles to the ground
though we refuse to see
dust in the wind

Now, don't hang on
nothing last forever
but the earth and sky
it slips away

And all your money
won't another minute buy

Dust in the wind
all we are dust in the wind
dust in the wind
dust in the wind

Words of advice:  Psalms 32:8, The Lord says, “I will guide you along the BEST pathway for your life! I will advise you and watch over you!”


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