July 6, 2009

Dee Dee Renee and TT Torrez: The Top-Rated DJs in Richmond

On voicetracking or pre-recording their shows

"I don't like scripts. I don't like artist bios. I don't like pre-questions. I just want to have a conversation," said Torrez, who also is Power's music director. "I hate voice tracking. I hate not being in the studio. I feel so disconnected when I can't talk to the people or if someone is having a bad day and they just want to talk to me and I'm not there."

Renee is equally emphatic. "If you take [interaction with the listeners] away, I wouldn't be successful," she said. "I let my interns sit in the studio because I want them to see how important it is to answer your phone and not to rush listeners off the phone. If they want to talk about something, it's not gonna hurt you to just listen.


TT Torrez of iPower 92.1 WCDX and Dee Dee Renee of Kiss WKJS Kiss 99.3 and 105.7 FM are the midday hosts of Radio One's urban and urban ac stations in the Richmond, Virginia market.

From The Richmond Times article: In a glass-enclosed space the size of a New York hotel room -- which is to say, twice the size of a typical radio studio -- TT Torrez works the phones, a blur of jangling bracelets and curly dark hair. "All right, baby girl, thanks for calling in," Torrez says as she switches from one caller to the next. "We've got Maino in the studio today. You want to talk to him? OK, sweetheart, hold on a second." Read more
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