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Student Brings Iconic Radio Morning Show Host to Campus

Shantia B. Photo taken by Ruth Arnold ’18.

Shantia Beku ’17 started her radio journey freshman year when she began working at WSPR Radio. Over the years, she was promoted to station manager and president. Since September, she has been interning at Power 105.1 on the morning show “The Breakfast Club,” and because of her strong networking skills, bright personality and dedication, she was able to bring one of the show’s famous co-hosts—Charlamagne Tha God—to campus to discuss his new book, Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It. In the book, he shared his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one’s truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness. Beku, otherwise known as Shantia B., moderated the conversation and Q & A. Following the event, Charlamagne met with a line of 200 students to sign copies of his book and take pictures.

Charlamagne Tha God and Shantia B. Photo taken by Ruth Arnold ’18.

“This is the greatest era to create your own opportunity,” Charlamagne said. “I have to constantly learn and evolve with my relationship with myself. When you have a good relationship with yourself you know when you are doing something wrong or right,” he continued. Charlamagne’s story was inspiring as he encouraged students to work hard and pursue their dreams.

“I have truly learned a lot being at ‘The Breakfast Club’ and I really wanted students to feel inspired and empowered by his story,” Beku said.

WSPR, the University Store, SGA and The Pauw Wow cosponsored the event.

Charlamagne Tha God signs books for students in the University Store.