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Anita Elaine Rivers– I love the arts, especially acting and music. I can remember as a little girl doing ‘pretend’ skits with Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett…and then came Tyler Perry as Madea!

God gave me a big voice, so I welcomed the opportunity to use my voice and studied Broadcast Journalism at NYU and gravitated into Marketing Communication graduate studies at CSUSB.

When I joined FDU as a staff member, I looked for opportunities to experience radio on an ‘upfront and personal level.’ I began with formal training with Duff Sheffield at WFDU.FM and as they say…’the rest is history!

Most importantly, I love gospel music because it speaks to my every need. I am excited to share inspirational gospel music on The Sound of Victory radio show every Friday from 10 pm to 1 am on WFDU RADIO. It is the SOUND that transcends all barriers.

Eric Johnson, known as Min. EJ loves to touch the hearts of people through music. To give you a little background, Min. EJ’s a renowned music producer and songwriter, worship leader, and Musical Director for Rhema Worship Center International Saddlebrook NJ. He was born in, and resides in New Jersey. He has partnered with EMEG (Eristopher Molecular Entertainment Group), which is comprised of seasoned music producers and writers along with marketing and technology industry executives with a vast and diverse set of skills and experience. He works to provide a fresh approach in the development and execution of music production, song writing and marketing.

Since 1992, EJ has traveled a journey through every phrase of the media business. With the team, he has experienced in marketing, music production, movie production, casting, camera, on-set, as well as, assisting movie directors. Min. EJ has worked with legendary leaders of the media industry including Clive Davis (Arista, J Records), Edgar Bronfman Jr. (Warner Brothers), and L.A. Reid (LaFace, Def Jam), Evan Lamberg (EMI Music Publishing) and more.

As of 1998, the EMEG music team produced, placed and penned well over 100+ songs for multi-platinum artists, 50 feature films and several TV productions such as Bad Boyz 2, The Score, Fastlane, Into The Blue, Animatrix (The Matrix 3), Entourage, Tokyo Drift, Dr. Doolittle2, Disney’s Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen, Stuart Little, Boat Trip, Double Take and Hitch to name a few. Some musically acclaimed notes that were hits includes songs written and produced for record companies such as Sony/BMG, J/RCA, Jive, Motown and Def Jam.

In 2011, EJ hit the ground running, on a new venture – a new film company with new partners – PROJECT IMPACT. No longer behind the scenes--in the forefront creating and developing music scores for three short films that’s changing the lives of the young people today that are dealing with very serious social challenges – bullying, sexting and gangs. “Somebody Not Me”— an anti-bullying short film that features original music scores (written & produced) by EJ. He also wrote the music score for “Payin The Price”, a Jordan Coleman Film (Winner of HBO Best Feature Film Award at the 2012 Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival).

In July 2013, EJ produced violin virtuoso Kersten Stevens "Inspire Me" CD. Min. EJ co-wrote 9 tracks on the CD. The Inspire Me project won the Independent Music Awards (IMA) Christian Contemporary Gospel Album of The Year! Min. EJ is committed to beautiful music, always striving to provide the edge that’s needed in branding the music with the film or artist. Never missing a beat with the latest technologies and creative marketing to support destiny! Min. EJ was born to create Beautiful Music!

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