It has been over 20 years since then champion Evander "Real Deal" Holyfield laced up his gloves to bring championship caliber boxing to Atlanta. During this sporting sabbatical, The South in general seemed like an after thought when it comes to championship matches. Especially with marquee cities like Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles holding on to the reigns tightly, providing high energy events with big named opponents clashing in the ring as the proverbial titans that they are. Yet three men have ripped through their weight classes and have physically embodied the words the Andre 3000 (Outkast) spoke so passionately once upon a time "the South Got Something To Say". Enter Deontay Wilder, Errol Spence Jr. and Gervonta "Tank" Davis. Three different camps, three different fighting styles and three different electrifying fighters putting a fuse in southern fight fans, that hasn't been lit in years! Errol Spence Jr. sold out Jerry's world earlier this year in his hometown of Dallas Texas. His ring demeanor and swagger has put him on the map and paved the way for his fast tract to multiple belts. https://www.facebook.com/reecmedia/photos/a.1881240642133202/2250397285217534/?type=3&theater The Heavy weight champion of the world has a new definition when it comes to the fierce intensity the the "Bronze Bomber" brings with every swing! Wilder stands at 6'7" with a cut frame that usually middle of lighter weight fighters carry. But don't let Deontay Wilder's lack of girth fool you, he packs a punch that drops his opponents on a very regular occurrence. This is why they dub his team and fan base "The Bomb Squad"! He has a title contention coming in 2020 that is heavily anticipated! (Click here for Wilder info) https://www.instagram.com/p/B5dWhVlF-OS/ Then there's a [...]
This week Premier Boxing is making sure Christmas comes twice to Atlanta. The city will be treated to a major title fight as fan favorite and rising star, Gervonta "Tank" Davis attempts to make personal history in an effort to grab the vacant WBA World Lightweight Championship belt. Atlanta boxing fans are emitting an unfathomable feeling of admiration and celebration for "Tank". During my radio show if his name is even mentioned, the phone lines would light up like the north star with people hoping to win tickets or get more information on his upcoming match 12/28 at State Farm Arena. The feeling of pure excitement for this match and fandom for the fighter was so thick in the air during last nights open to the public media workout, that it could almost be tasted as soon as you entered the parking lot of Atlanta Sports Complex. The gym was packed almost an hour before the event was scheduled with fans and families eager to get a glimpse of the champion and his stable mates of Upton Boxing Center. They all looked forward to being woven into one of the most anticipated sporting events the city will experience this year. Even the young kids looked onward with a twinkle in their eyes as Gervanta made his way through the crowd minutes before the event kicked off. From the first bell of the workout, in Upton Boxing Center fashion, the energy, power and flare where absolutely present! First Mia "Killer Be Ellis took the square roped stage with her father and long time trainer Kenny Ellis to display and poise that only she could provide. Reec gets a word from Mia Ellis, post workout with her [...]
Ex cons, Business men, lawyers, teachers, GD's and executives gathered into Murden's Barber Shop to air out their grievances with law enforcement Thursday 3/21. To their surprise they were met with open minds and empathetic ears! The event was hosted by Ty Dennis (APD Detective / Task Force Officer with ATF) & Mediated by Reec (PAYUSA / Hot 107.9) with special guest appearance by Hurricane Dave (Vice President of Programming & Operations - Radio One) L - R: Michael Seiden (WSB Channel 2) - Ty Dennis (APD Detective / Task Force Officer with ATF) - Reec (PAYUSA / Hot 107.9) - Omar (Freedom is a Choice Mentoring) - Hurricane Dave (Vice President of Programming & Operations - Radio One) For 65 years Murden's Barber Shop has been a hub for the community to get way more than a fresh line up. The long standing business has been a place for young men to get an opportunity to make a living, share ideals, life skills and experiences. Recently Mr. Martin, founder and owner, has felt an alarming change in the neighborhood with an influx of teenagers that seem to be loitering with no positive intentions. ENTER Clippers and Cops. An initiative based on local law enforcement hearing the communities issues, concerning policing and police interaction. This particular event got heated at times because of the passion that the locals have concerning the youth and the general safety for themselves and ability to continue to maintain businesses. (Video Clips can be found at Facebook.com/) In closing, their where many resources shard to help this community move forward, including the officers for the area sharing direct contact information with the patron so they can continue to build post [...]
Positive American Youth & Culture Hair Salon joined up to "Roll Out The Red Carpet" for new moms and ladies in need of a little pampering, Pre-Valentines day weekend. Ladies were provided tons of free salon services, chocolate strawberries, fruit, beverages and sweet treats. New moms walked away with brand new baby furniture! The event was hosted by Reec of Hot 107.9 and music by DJ Deceptacon. This mini event sets a nice back drop to an upcoming event that Positive American Youth will be putting on in May labeled "Reec's Mega Baby Shower". The Mega Baby Shower will provide 1,007 New moms with gifts and resources!
Hot 1079 x PAYUSA x Bud Light are teaming up to give back to our community BUT we need your help! We are filling up the Bud Light Super Bowl Bus With cans and coats this Sunday from 11-4pm. At DTLR at Camp creek location. We will have gifts, Hot 107.9 and Super Bowl swag And TICKETS to Budweiser Super Bowl Music Fest!!! Budlight wants to keep you warm and fed this winter! So join us this Sunday 11-4 at DTLR and help us fill up the bus!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzgXNXq1Db8&t=436s Political Activist and CNN Corespondent Angela Rye is not happy with the way things are going in Georgia's midterm elections. Angela shared her views on recreational use of marijuana, livable wages and healthcare. She also let us in on her future goals and some of the key issues that will have deep repercussions on working class families. Live interview with Reec Swiney.
We want your kids and families to enjoy Halloween, but most importantly we want you safe! So Reec, PAYUSA & Amerigroup are providing free stuffed candy bags at two DTLR locations! Join us: Tuesday October 30 - 6pm @ DTLR in South Dekalb Mall or Wednesday October 31 - 6pm @ DTLR Camp Creek Location So throw on your costumes and join Reec for your free candy bags! Event will run while supplies last. Pics From Last Years Trick-or-Treat Tour
Cooking With Daddy - Soft Taco Shrimp Boats! https://www.facebook.com/reecswiney/videos/742634189402614/
It's always a great time to introduce the kids to finance because they do NOT teach us these principles in school for what ever reason! https://www.facebook.com/reecswiney/videos/739440606388639/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRRA3j9BCNE&t=48s Rev. Jesse Jackson Had some very insightful things to say about the up-and-coming election, how the civil rights movement directly correlates with what is going on with Stacey Abrams, and gives one of his famous quotable’s live with Reec Swiney on Hot 107.9!