Benny Bee's Career Capsule
As far as radio
experience, sorry to say, dont have much. I just have a
ear for praise and worship. I remix and mix what you hear on
Sounds. Try to do my little commercials and such. Whatever I
Lord has given my the talent to know and I am sure that he is
expand my vision on this ministry which is for HIS glory.
1. Tell us about yourself....who is DJ Benny Bee
and how did you get where you are today?
My real name is Bernard Gascot, born and raised in the Bronx,
N.Y. Growing up I always had a passion for music. In reality, I
am a behind the scenes guy. I have always collected record albums
and always loved
music. While I was in the world in my youth I became a DJay
mixing music at clubs and parties. While doing this I felt like I
was doing it for the wrong reasons. In October of 1995 after
receiving the Lord as my Savior I began to see that the Lord was
just preparing me to do HIS will as HIS servant. I began
takinginterest in the Sound aspect of worship and soon became a
sound engineer at my home church.
I strongly believe as it says in HIS word that worship is the most
Intimate thing we as HIS creation can do to get close to him.
During prayer and worship strongholds are broken, things are
take place, it's just an awesome experience.
2. Tell us about your internet radio
stations.....how did you get the idea or concept, and how did you get
them on the air....etc?
On "Anointed Sounds Christian Radio" I
play Christian Praise & Worship Music as well as Christian
Alternative Music. "The Beat Box" is my second station which plays
Christian Rap and Hip-Hop music. "Little Angels" is my third
station which simply plays Children's Praise and Worship. My
fourth station is "Heavenly GOSPEL". On this station I play
Christian R & B as well as Gospel Jams. My last station is "tHE
nEW zONE rADIO" which plays Christian Rock and Alternative music.
My main station is Anointed Sounds. All the others are
sub-stations of Anointed Sounds. While participating in church
functions and learning more about worship I found myself just
wanting to worship more and more no matter where I was or what I
was doing. At work, I had no kind of
worship music whatsoever. One day I came to learn about live365.
The Lord put in my heart to start Anointed Sounds which has been
up and running since December 1, 2000.
As I prayed the Lord told me to start other stations, so I
obeyed. The rest is in
the Lord's hands, he runs the show, I am just a vessel in use for
are you trying to reach with your stations and how do you measure
The ultimate vision is to
have the first FM Christian radio station in New York City. We
are in need of one! I am trying to reach the Christians that need
that special touch from the Lord and also reach the
lost, the homeless, the backslidden. I just love to Worship the
Lord and I know in my heart that this came from the Lord. I have
received email responses from all over the world, Africa, Japan,
Switzerland. It blesses me so much every time I receive an email
that tells me that
people are being blessed by these stations and it helps them get
through the day and also blesses them at home.
4. What do you think of the impending "CARP"
recommendations......how do you think they will affect internet
radio....how will it affect your stations?
I feel that it
will definitely end most or if not all of the internet radio
broadcasting industry.The royalty percentage will be too high to
pay. I understand and do believe that the artists should
indeed receive royalties if their music is being played on the
internet, but not to the extent where small companies or even
small personal broadcasters like myself cannot afford to keep
things running. It will most likely lead to me to shut down
all the stations. It will get too expensive to maintain.
5. Did you particpate in the
internet radio Day of Silence promoted by saveinternetradio.org?
No I did not participate with that, I
was not aware of that, would I if I had known, would have had to
pray on it.
DJ Benny Bee and Daughter