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Beats, Rhymes and Books: A Teenager Looks For Balance Between HipHop and School

Demetrius Oglesby
Basim Blunt
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WYSO
Demetrius Oglesby

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from former Ponitz Career Technology Center student Demetrius Oglesby about trying to balanced his love for rap music with his schoolwork and chores. 

Hear Demetrius' music here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/slopes-feat.-shaftonbeats/id1194578995

Demetrius Oglesby is a graduate of Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

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Basim has worked in the media for over twenty years, as an A&R rep with Capitol Records and as a morning drive show producer. He is a filmmaker, media arts adjunct, and also a digital editing teacher in the Dayton Metro area. In 2012 he joined WYSO as a Community Voices Producer, and his work has earned him a “New Voices” Scholar award by (AIR) Association of Independents in Radio. Basim has produced the award-winning documentary Boogie Nights: A History of Funk Music in Dayton. He also served as Project Manager for ReInvention Stories, a multimedia docu-series produced by Oscar-winning filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert. In 2020, Blunt received a PMJA (Public Media Journalists Association) award for his WYSO series Dayton Youth Radio, for which he is the founding producer and instructor. Basim spins an eclectic mix of funk, soul, and classic R&B every Friday night from 10:00 pm to midnight, as host of the 91.3 FM music show Behind the Groove.
Demetrius Oglesby