We are excited to welcome Alabama native LeNard Brown to 92.9 WTUG. Brown is an internationally known producer, writer, arranger, and entrepreneur. He is one of the original members of the famous quartet called The Controllers. Also, he is the creator of “Inside the Juke Joint” which has found a new home with 92.9 WTUG. Brown said he is thrilled to join “WTUG because it is a radio station where “Inside the Juke Joint” can grow immensely.” He wants “Inside the Juke Joint” to “be in a place where lovers of Soul music could find and appreciate the artists and the music they highlight.” The Controllers group included Reginald McArthur, Ricky Lewis, Larry McArthur, and LeNard Brown. They recorded their first single called “Right On Brother, Right On,” which became a hit while the teens were still attending Fairfield High School in Alabama. The members were constantly taken out of school to sing. The Controllers became famous for their incredible stage performances. Their most popular song, “Somebody’s Got to Win, Somebody’s Got to Lose,” catapulted them into stardom. The group went on to create 16 hit records on the Billboard charts. Stevie Wonder made a guest appearance on harmonica for their first MCA single, “Crushed”. The men have traveled all over the world, appearing multiple times on Soul Train, MTV, BET, HBO, and at Carnegie Hall. They sold out Radio City Music all for two nights in a row and have performed in stadiums packed with more than 90,000 people. The Controllers have opened shows for James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, Nancy Wilson, The Temptations - just about every major artist that you can possibly name. LeNard Brown and Reginald McArthur created the highly rated and very popular syndicated talk show, “Inside the Juke Joint.” Together the two have hosted more than 450 times. Listeners tune in to hear artists, songwriters, arrangers, and musicians talk about the industry, their careers, and know more about their lives.