Power 98 is always Charlotte’s plug for new hip-hop and R&B, and you better believe we have the best DJ’s and part-time staff in the business!
Check out our lineups of mix shows as well as when your favorite jock is on-air over the weekend!
Danville area raised, Dj Buttafingaz; a former high school football player turned DJ, is about having fun, creating a story with his mixes and taking you on a journey. Known for his 5’Oclock Trafficking Mix and 7 O’clock – State of the Emergency Mix on Power 98, he keeps your head nodding from the first selection to the last eclectic beat. At the age of 18, he followed his love of music and picked up the turntables. Inspired by greats like Jam Master Jay, Funk Master Flex and local DJ’s –DJ Polo & DJ K-Nice, he developed his skill to stand above the rest. His style is both diversified and fresh. Currently inspired by gospel music, he has developed a different approach to dj-ing through his thinking, blends and music selection. Dj Buttafingaz, though active in his ideal career, plans on making his brand with diverse mixes intercontinental, while continuing to work with his artists. Although, hip hop is in a “state of emergency”, he recognizes the changes in hip hop and the preference of original music returning to the airwaves. With several events and projects in the upcoming months- one can look forward to experiencing more music blends from Dj Buttafingaz because “It’s Like Butta Baby”. Instagram: @buttafingaz704 and Twitter: @Buttafingaz704
Mix Show Times: Midday Mayhem Lunch Mix every Monday – Friday from 11:50 AM – 12:50 PM
BIO: I’m born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I love collecting shoes, flying drones, and playing Playstation. I love to listen to hip-hop, R&B, gospel, and jazz. I’ve been a DJ for over 9 years now, and my biggest highlight so far was at CIAA 2013 when I was a DJ for Young Jeezy.
Top 5 Artists Of All Time: B.I.G., A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Jay Z, and Future
DJ Bill Blass
Show Times: Sunday Evenings from 6pm-10pm
BIO: Native Western NY’er. began radio in Shreveport La. (KMJJ and KDKS), graduated to Buffalo NY (WBLK) then landed in Charlotte NC (WPEG, WBAV). A former Mix Show Coordinator and Assistant Promotions Director in Buffalo, he, in addition, was a “Just-O MixTape of the Year” finalist. Bill is currently on air weekend/fill-in talent for 2 of Charlotte’s biggest stations Power98 and V101.9. He also created “The Caribbean Shakedown” WPEG’s longest running and only mix show dedicated to REGGAE MUSIC and it’s fans of New York City and Atlanta. A self-proclaimed production and sound reinforcement junkie Bill Blass’s voice has been featured on local and national advertising for ESPN, CBS and BET, has record producing and remixes to his credit as well as imaging from mixtapes to radio stations across the country. Bill Blass was also the Southeastern Promotional Rep for Roc-a-Fella Records for most of the label’s existence.
Interests: Power, Premium Hand Rolled Cigars, Money, Production, Sound Reinforcement, Respect, Cars, Basketball(this should have been first) the art of DJ’ing and the art of conversation.
Top 5 Artists Of All Time: A Tribe Called Quest, Macy Gray, Bob James, Lil Yachty, and Rick Ross
Social Media Links: DjBillBlass on Facebook
BIO: Church Boy is a Charlotte native that has been on the radio for 15 years. He has a passion for music and the community. Church Boy is also an advocate for mental health. You can hear Church Boy on Power 98 every weekend.
Show Times: J. Prag Radio every Sunday from 2pm-6pm
Nickname: “The SouthEast MouthPiece”
BIO: After graduating from college in 2004, J-Prag landed his first radio position doing part-time promotions for 96.1 WIBT-FM “The Beat” in Charlotte, NC. Shortly after being hired by the Promotions Department, he was offered an on-air position. With his high energy, dedication, and team player attitude, he was the first employee in company history to ever be offered an on-air position after only a few months of working in the Promotions Department. In early 2006, J-Prag returned to WPEG Power 98 pm, where he was hired as a Promotional Assistant while also nurturing his nightlife promotions & major events hosting career, and he has significantly contributed to Power 98’s positive buzz in the community for over three years. During this time he was named “The SouthEast MouthPiece” by industry associates, which speaks on his constant verbal boasting about the Carolina ‘s and his overall contributions to the Southeast regions. Today, J-Prag is a radio personality with Power 98 pm and a well-known marketing professional. Weekly you can catch him hosting nightlife, community, & corporate events around the city.
Top 5 Artists Of All Time: 2 Pac, Notorious B.I.G., T.I., Micheal Jackson, and Jill Scott