Tracy Fowler says she is giving herself a real shot at life. (Picture by Krystal Hoyte.)
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Tracy Fowler started her journey on radio at 16 years old, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
It was a career she always wanted to get into after listening to Cindy Rouse and Cassandra Samuels (now Crawford) on 104.1FM.
“I would listen to how they would speak and I would get the newspaper and then I would put a tape in and record the tape and speak just how Cindy or Cassandra would. I wanted to sound like a radio announcer. I always loved communicating,” she recalled.
With absolutely no formal training, Tracy took a chance and applied for an on-air spot at Starcom Network.
She recalled when she went for that audition as a teenager.
“I went to audition at Starcom, and Tony Redman took my audition. Now I didn’t have [mass communications training] or anything. Tony looked at me and said ‘you are a natural. Yes, you. If they don’t hire you, I am going to hire you myself.’ I remember that like it was yesterday. And within a week I was going to work on 790 AM,” she said with a chuckle.
“My radio name was Baby love. I used to come on at midday. That was my real official start in radio in the gospel arena. I never looked back. I did it for two years,” she added. (DB)
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