R&S Entertainment

by Alana Allen | November 15th, 2014
Ron Smith (Photo by Mykel Media Company)

Ron Smith (Photo by Mykel Media Company)

Some may know him as Ronald Smith, however many know him as “DJ Ronnie Ron”. A local radio personality, Smith airs his show “Hip Hop Praise” on 1510 AM WEAL every weekday morning from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays.

Smith’s radio career has expanded over 20 years. He started out broadcasting Christian Rap in Orlando, Fla., where he is originally from on several radio stations, introducing audiences to a new style of music. During those early years he received a lot of backlash from the older saints that did not understand the genre. Some even said it was of the devil using worldly beats in gospel music. “I knew what vision God gave me to reach this generation because I would see people giving their life to Christ as a result of the music,” says Smith.

He is also a program director for www.247praiseradio.com, as well as a partner in the station. He has been married to Saundra Smith for the past 13 years and also ministers serving faithfully at Word of Hope Fellowship Church, where Elder Dallas Scales is the pastor.

Tired of attending gospel events that were not exciting, they formed the company, R&S Entertainment in 2010 with their motto, “Entertainment That Promotes Inner-Changement” through radio, television and events as well as deejay services. Another service offered by R&S Entertainment is marketing and promotion to help give more exposure to independent artist.

“We want to show that Christianity is meant to be enjoyed, not endured and that something is said or done that will cause you to want to change for the better,” says Smith. At any R&S Entertainment event, you will not get a church service but a quality show without compromise, while still representing Christ.

R&S Entertainment also helps independent artist get exposure through the different outlets it offers. Their past resume include events such as; The Lyrical Coffee House at Café Jam in 2008-2009 and partnering with Tim Day; Kingdom Music at the former Heaven Night Club, and downtown Greensboro in 2010 partnering with Blessed Entertainment. They also have done a couple of showcases at the Apple Store in Greensboro, which has never been done before concerning gospel music.

Presently, R&S Entertainment host events on Friday nights (except first Fridays) at Occasions II Restaurant located at 286 E. Front Street in Burlington, N.C. They offer live entertainment which begins at 7:00 pm. In addition to helping independent artist get exposure, they presently produce mix tapes — “All Flavors for the Savior, Grown Folk Gospel” (25-50 adults) and “Hip Hop Praise” that are distributed for free. Donations are welcomed kindly accepted.

An online television network is due to launch in the spring of 2015, titled “Urban Drama” (Disciples Reaching a Multitude by Assignment) with videos and Christian programming. In addition, R&S Entertainment has been blessed with the opportunity to partner with Huami Magazine to give even more exposure to up and coming urban Gospel and Hip Hop artists through a column in the magazine. “Each issue will have a different artist to spotlight with all their information to view and contact for possible bookings.

“We desire to help sincere artist who perfect their craft and are just as good and anointed as those who have a national platform, while at the same time showing the versatility of Gospel music in all flavors,” says Ron. It’s not to say they will not have national artist featured at their events but they realize there are a lot of quality artist that the world needs to see and hear.

For more information about R&S Entertainment, you can contact them at 336-289-9528.

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