Local radio personalities attend Grammy’s

  • LaKonda Bing Raysor and Alicia Gaines from the L & A Entertainment Duo on the WIZ 97.9 FM attended the 60th Annual Grammy’s where they interviewed several artists, including the Grammy-nominated Hamiltones (pictured).
  • Margaret Sparrow also went to the Grammy’s.

Three local radio station employees represented Barnwell County at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

LaKonda Bing Raysor and Alicia Gaines from the L & A Entertainment Duo on the WIZ 97.9 FM along with their assistant Margaret Sparrow traveled to New York City, N.Y. the last week of January to attend the awards show and interview some of the Grammy-nominated artists, such as the Hamiltones and Steve Ray (Youngsta). Raysor and Gaines are graduates of Barnwell High while Sparrow graduated from Allendale-Fairfax High.

“It was such an exciting yet humbling experience. We thank God for allowing us to travel there and back safely,” she said.

The trio also thank their families and sponsors for the support including: B&B Ford, Guinyard & Sons Funeral Home, Representative Lonnie Hosey, Sarah Bing, Beulah Grove Baptist in Augusta, Ga., Mary Washington, Rhonda Priester, Lottie Lewis, Aretha Kemp Grant, Lebby Funeral Home, Dr. Thomas Payton, Gerald Warden, Hue McDaniel, Henry Youmans, Keith Mitchell, Jimmy Tyner, Sandra Collins, Attorney Virgin Johnson, Wilbur Cave, Valerie Smalls, Tanika Wallace, Douglas Jennings, Riley Forest Products, LLC, Simmons Memorial Chapel of Elko, Carol Ford, G. O'Berry's, Richardson Financial Services, William Baynard, Bedingfield & Williams, LLC, Lewis Morrell of LMT Trucking, Gooding & Gooding PA, and Bobby Nichols. They also thank cousin Ervine Foreman of Brooklyn, N.Y., nephew Curtis Franklin, Lil Roy, and Steve Ray (Youngsta) for being their support system while in New York.

“Be on the lookout for greater things coming from the L & A Entertainment Duo where we bring you all things entertainment,” said Gaines.

The L & A Entertainment Duo airs on the WIZ 97.9 FM on Wednesdays before 8 p.m. during the Flock on the Block show.