Established in 1995 by broadcast veteran Kenneth (Special K) Spellman.
Kenneth (Special K) Spellman
Founder & CEO. Host on The Soundcheck
Kenneth started his career as a DJ and gained international notoriety while serving abroad in the military. His first radio gig was in Biloxi, Mississippi at WQFX-FM under the guidance of Al Jenkins. While in the Biloxi/Gulfport area Ken completed his degree in broadcasting and was also instrumental in the launch of WJZD-FM where he assisted owner Rip Daniels with his automation system setup. Ken relocated to Las Vegas where he joined KCEP-FM 88.1 as the Music Director and held down the midday air shift. Next stop was back to his hometown New York City where he went to work for Radio Computing Services (RCS), an industry leader in broadcast technology. In his position as a technical support engineer he assisted radio programmers worldwide in the use of RCS software.
In 1999 Ken joined Sirius Radio as Program Manager – R&B Division where he oversaw the eight R&B stations. Ken was instrumental in hiring of talent and training the staff of programmers. In 2003 Ken took on the role of personal manager to DJ Grandmaster Flash, Dana Dane, and Chubb Rock. As VP of Special Projects for MDI Distribution Ken learned the distribution industry. As a partner in Noizemaka Music Ken gets to use his A&R skills to develop future stars. Those experiences led Ken to open Soundcheck Media Group, LLC, a full service entertainment company based in West Palm Beach, Fl.
While working at KCEP-FM 881. Ken met Cat Lee and they instantly clicked. Cat’s ear for collaborating music is unbelievable. When it comes to live jazz shows in Las Vegas Cat Lee has hosted them all.
A Las Vegas legend when it comes to Jazz events. Cat has held down radio gigs for Jazz, Old School and R&B stations. His unique ear for good music is evident when you hear his show. Listen to Bill daily 10pm on The Groove. Follow Cat