After bringing a crowd around downtown to promote businesses who are sponsoring DMTS (Directing Musicians to Success) Radio, Deivone Tanksley gathered in front of his new studio building at 105B West Main St, to cut the ribbon for his new radio station on Saturday.
“We just did our community walk and entered into sponsors establishments to show love in turn to what our sponsors show to us. That is how you gain economic growth,” Tanksley said. “We have something that is bigger than me or you. It is for us to come together and unify ourselves and elevate ourselves to the highest level we can for the community.”
Tanksley said this step cannot take the City to the next level without the community.
“DMTS Live started in my basement about a year ago and now we are here,” he said, “We have been working hard and kept the curtains up. It’s been a grind.”
Inside was a beautiful studio with seating and music playing.
Ronald Davis, president of the Liberty Branch NAACP, gave Tanksley a photo to put on the wall as a way to honor him and his business.
“This is an exciting day for us here in New Britain,” said Davis. “This is what we have been looking for, for our young men and young women to do the positive we are doing and living here above our privilege and not beneath our privilege. This is a grand opportunity.”
Tanksley told the City Journal that he is trying to give entertainment that is up to date with technology in our community. He gives a platform for entreprenuers and musicians and anyone else who has a story to tell.
You can listen to his music station on your phone such as hip-hop, R&B, soul and reggae.
Monday through Friday 24/7 there are independent artists. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 7-9 p.m. is hip-hop mix from 80’s-90s. From 9-11 p.m. is R&B and 11-1 p.m. is soul music like Luther Vandross and Marvin Gaye. On Sundays is a podcast and interviews from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The show piece is visual on either Youtube, Instagram or Facebook. Every Wednesday one show is released. On dmtsradio.info you can view all the shows.
Tanksley said he is open to all music genres.
Tanksley said the radio station is about making relationships with artists and businesses. He said it is important to elevate each other and help each other grow.
“That is why we elevated so fast. It is partnerships,” Tanksley said during a previous interview. “We don’t play new school or trap music, or anything that disrespects a woman or misleads our kids. We are a positive radio station.”
The new radio station will have a live venue with artists and comedians performing.
“We will be able to bring some entertainment in a positive note to our community. We will open the door for businesses to advertise in the venue because we will bring a lot of traffic,” stated Tanksley. “Our first step is to come together as business owners. We are the ones who control the economics of this town. We have to show youth and families that we care and want to give back.”