Today R Dub!’s Sunday Night Slow Jams is heard on over 170 radio stations, in 13 countries. From Honolulu, Hawaii, to Anchorage Alaska, from Manila, Philippines, to Lagos, Nigeria Sunday Night Slow Jams has taken the world by storm and gave Sunday nights a new definition.
“I won’t stop until every town in every state in every country in the world can listen to Sunday Night Slow Jams,” says R Dub! “I want the whole world to be able to have a special place to come home to every Sunday night!”
Now you can hear Sunday Night Slow Jams from 7 pm to 11 pm every Sunday night on Mix 106.3
October 2013 – R Dub! appears on ABC’s Shark Tank
It was one of the most surreal experiences of his life. The doors opened and R Dub! walks down the long hallways with fish tanks on each side of him. He approached “The Sharks,” along with Brian McKnight, to explain the concept of Sunday Night Slow Jams to them, and eight million viewers. You can watch the full episode HERE.
While the Sharks didn’t bite, R Dub! did get a deal just three days later, from a private company who saw him on Shark Tank and believed in the Sunday Night Slow Jams. Dreams do come true!
R Dub! was just 16 when he created Sunday Night Slow Jams in the summer of 1994 and has since hosted and produced the show throughout the years. Born in Chicago and growing up in L.A. and Orlando, Florida, R Dub! spent his time staying up late at night listening to various "Slow Jams" type radio shows around the country.
He loved the music and the overall mood of Slow Jams, and at age 13 decided his dream was to host his own Slow Jam show. At age 15, after moving to Tucson, Arizona with his family, R Dub! got his first chance in radio, volunteering at the local public radio station. Although he was on in the middle of the night, broadcasting out of a tiny radio station that didn't have many listeners, he was happy to be playing his Slow Jams...and even if just one person was listening, he knew he was making a difference in their night!
By the time R Dub! was a junior in high school, he was the full-time Slow Jams show host at the local hip-hop station, where Sunday Night Slow Jams was born in 1994. As the years went by, and radio stations came and went, R Dub! managed to keep the Sunday Night Slow Jams alive, taking them with him whenever he changed stations.
It was in 2001, that R Dub! spent a year constructing his own broadcast studio inside his home. Shortly after the facilities were completed in 2002, Sunday Night Slow Jams went national, debuting in two new markets: Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Nogales, Arizona. On his birthday, December 1st, 2005, R Dub! launched his very own 24-hour Slow Jams internet radio station, so people could enjoy Slow Jams seven days a week!
Now the Great Lakes Bay Region can hear Sunday Night Slow Jams every Sunday Night from 7 pm to 11 pm.