1050 AM KCAA Talk Radio Show Host Wendell James To Host 18th Annual Divas Simply Singing Red Carpet Pre-show

Top Quote Talk Radio Show Host Wendell James's increases his commitment to supporting DIVAS SIMPLY SINGING in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Not only is he the red carpet host but he is also a sponsor. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) September 26, 2008 - Actress/AIDS activist Sheryl Lee Ralph announced today that KCAA Talk Radio Show host Wendell James will host the official red carpet arrivals preceding the 18th Annual DIVAS Simply Singing Musical Fundraiser held at the Wilshire theatre in Beverly Hills on October 11, 2008. James will also sponsor the DIVAS private after party at the Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills immediately following.

    In an earlier interview with James, he says “I became a supporter of DIVAS a few years ago and I am more than honored to host the red carpet for this worthy cause. HIV/AIDS is still growing at an alarming rate in the Latino and African American communities. I have nothing but respect for Sheryl Lee Ralph who I consider a Pioneer Activist in the fight. She has kept a strong focus on fighting this epidemic for more than 18 years, she is educated in the disease and has a genuine compassion for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS”.

    Ralph says “There is nobody better for the job. Wendell James is magnetic! Everyone loves his fun personality and his over the top fashion style. We are absolutely thrilled that Wendell will be our red carpet host”

    Before hitting the airwaves, James began his hosting career from the red carpet of some of Hollywood’s most exclusive events. Some of his most memorable interviews include celebrities Dan Rather, Gayle King, Forest Whitaker, Brook Sheilds, Macy Gray, The Black Eyed Peas, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, Alfre Woodard, Niecy Nash, Lynn Whitfeild and of course the controversial “Omarosa”.

    James, show “Talking with Wendell airs live every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. on 1050AM KCAA Radio. On air James is known for his humorous, fun and blunt personality. He admits to being somewhat opinionated and even controversial at times. The show is both entertaining and informative. James addresses hot topics in the news and in the community as well as what’s going on in Hollywood. To learn more about Wendell James visit

    About Divas Simply Singing!
    One diva. One song. One night to touch a million lives. Created and produced by actress/singer Sheryl Lee Ralph in 1991, Divas Simply Singing! is a loving tribute to the many friends and family taken by HIV/AIDS. The annual benefit concert, produced in conjunction with the Diva Foundation, helps to raise money and awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS.

    With a unique blend of song, entertainment and empowerment, this oft-praised and highly-anticipated event continues to attract some of the most talented women in show business, uniting in song to fight a good fight. Diverse talents such as Chaka Khan, Oleta Addams, Melissa Manchester, Dianne Reeves, Roberta Flack, Eartha Kitt, Stephanie Mills, Fergie, Nancy Wilson and many others have raised their voices in song and support of Divas Simply Singing! Last year, the original Dreamgirls from the award-winning Broadway play – i.e. Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Holiday and Loretta Devine – shared the stage once again, and brought the house down with signature tunes from the Tony-winning play.

    This year, Divas Simply Singing! is thrilled to partner with the Women Alive Coalition and the Sisters’ Circle South Africa project. In the past, proceeds from the concert have benefited such organizations as Project Angel Food, Caring for Babies With AIDS, Minority AIDS Project, the Safe Place for Pediatric AIDS, the National Minority Council, Black AIDS Institute and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

    To interview Wendell James, please contact Reid Johnson-Rich at 310.560.1383 or email: publicityprincess ( @ ) yahoo dot com

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