All the way from Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. and Mrs. R. provide a wide array of listening pleasures and celebrity news and gossip for listeners of all ages! In this interview with Mr. and Mrs. R, the dynamic duo of radio, readers will get a glimpse of life and love in the world of radio. The success of the couple’s radio show is, in part, due to the love they have for one another. The last time we spoke with Mr. and Mrs. R, they were playing only the hottest unsigned R&B and Hip Hop live on Red Panda Radio. A year later, we’re back to find out what’s new with Mr. and Mrs. R.
Zena: What’s been going on with you two? Is there anything exciting and new to report?
Mr & Mrs R: We’ve been great thanks for asking and yes we have some exciting news. After years of doing our shows on other radio stations we now have our own radio station called RnR Radio and we’re very excited about it!
Zena: Now that you have your own radio station, is there anything new we can be expecting to hear?
Mr & Mrs R: Yes when you listen to RnR Radio you can expect to hear the exciting hot shows; The Classics With Mr & Mrs R (we also play Disco & Soul hits from the 70’s & 80’s) and The Mr R Show playing the hottest independent and unsigned Hip Hop and R&B artists from around the world, plus the show features Mrs R bringing that hot and juicy news with a twist! We will also be re launching Mrs R’s talk show called What’s Up With Mrs R. She will be covering everything that’s hot in the headlines. In the future we plan on adding new shows and we’ll keep you updated on that.
Zena: Now that you’ve switched over, can we still hear the latest and juiciest news on “Mrs.R’s What’s Hot” segment? If so, can you give us a sneak peek of what to expect?
Mrs R: Yes you can still hear that hot and juicy stuff, but since we’ve started RnR Radio I’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes getting the station up and running so I haven’t given any hot and juicy stuff yet. Rest assured by the time this interview comes out I will be on The Mr R Show with some hot and juicy stuff! As far as a sneak peak I can’t release any info yet, but make sure to tune in because I will have something Hot and Juicy!!
Zena: Can we look forward to special guest appearances on your shows?
Mr & Mrs R: Yes we definitely plan on having celebrity interviews, as well as indie artists, and anyone that has an interesting story to tell and that’s coming in the near future.
Zena: In the past year, you’ve done a lot! What challenges have you faced and how did you overcome them?
Mr & Mrs R: The biggest challenge we faced was our sound quality, we were told by an industry insider that our shows sound great but the quality wasn’t as great as the shows. So when we started RnR Radio we decided to invest in our sound. We built a new state of the art studio with great digital sound because we want our listeners to be entertained not only with great shows but with great sound quality that will keep them listening.
Zena: How has changing over to RnR affected your listening audience?
Mr & Mrs R: Changing to RnR Radio affected us in a big way because when we were on the previous station we had over 4 million worldwide listeners and now it’s like we are basically started over. At this point our listening audience is growing but we realize that it’s going to take hard work and dedication to get our audience back. As long as we keep doing what we are doing, putting out great shows, the word will continue to spread. Our motto is we keep doing our thing, trust and believe in God, and we’ll get our listeners back to where they need to be and beyond.
Zena: What makes you love working in radio?
Mr & Mrs R: What makes us love working in radio is first, we love working together as a husband and wife duo. We have fun with it, especially with it being said that a husband and wife can’t work together but we are proving that theory wrong. The other thing that makes us love radio is that we reach the whole world with great music and great shows. The people love what we do and give us a lot of love and support which keeps us excited about getting on the air and entertaining. The fact that we are not the traditional radio personalities makes it that much better and the the people love it. One more thing is we consider ourselves not just radio, we are an event and we love doing live events. Being in front of the people and seeing them have a great time adds to the love of working in radio.
Zena: What do you like least about your job(s)?
Mr & Mrs R: What we like least about our job is when the show ends and we have to get off the air. We have so much fun that we hate when it ends, but that’s why we started RnR Radio, so the people can listen to the shows over and over again.
Zena: What advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue a career in radio?
Mr R: What I always tell people is if this is something you want to do give it your all and don’t listen to those trying to keep you down. If this is something you want to do for a living it’s going to take a lot of work and a lot of working for free until you can start earning a living. A lot of people may not understand and tell you it’s a waste of time, but anything worth having is worth working hard for. Just keep going, keep believing and you’ll accomplish your dreams. I’m living proof.
Zena: You two seem to work great together! What advice can you give other couples that are considering working together?
Mr & Mrs R: This is a hard question to answer because everybody’s relationship is different. Some people are totally in love but can’t work together and some can work together but can stand each other at home. Our relationship is different because when we first met we clicked from day one. Our families couldn’t understand our relationship. Being that we really love being with each other it transitioned to doing radio together and that makes us unique. When you hear us on the air some people may think the on air love is not real, but that’s how we are on and off the air. So the only thing I can say to other couples is just be yourself, do your thing and if it’s for you to work together you will shine together.
Zena: Is there anything you’d like to say to the readers?
Mr & Mrs R: First, we’d like to say thank you for taking the time to read this interview. If you never heard any of our shows or never heard of RnR Radio we ask that you give us a chance and check us out. You won’t be disappointed! We put our hearts into our shows to make sure that when you listen to us you are entertained and will spread the word about us to your people.
Zena: Where can listeners tune in to hear your shows?
Mr & Mrs R: To listen to RnR Radio download the RnR Radio app on any mobile device and check us out. Some people ask why we created the app. The reason is when we were on other stations once our shows aired that was it. We had no podcast or any way for listeners to listen if they missed the show, we wanted to make sure everyone has a chance to listen to our shows any time.
I appreciate the opportunity to interview radio’s dynamic duo, Mr and Mrs R. It has allowed myself and other interested readers the opportunity to learn more about this couple, their life in radio, and how it can all come together.