Donald Willis is the founder and manages PowerPlay Radio Network as the station manager and has been actively involved in the broadcasting industry since 1994. He manages the station on a day-to-day basis, with schedules, workflow, and weekly meetings on training, promotions, events and evaluating talent for potential radio personalities. He began his career at KKDA Soul 73 (Service Broadcasting Co.) as the producer of "The Carmen Pagano Show" and after one year became the co-host of "Talking Sports" w/Roger B. Brown. From 1995 to 2007 he interviewed personalities in the NFL, NBA, MLB, amateur sports, media executives and has been very active in the community.
His knowledge, humor, and sports savvy was a joy to listeners who tuned in each day with hot topics, in-depth interviews, and community related events. Mr. Willis' coverage of events such as the Essence Music Festival, Super Bowl XLV, 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend, UIL High School Championships, and other major venues around the country is why he is passionate about radio broadcasting and the opportunities it brings.
He was a columnist for DFW Elite News from 2002 to 2005 and the Downtown Business News (DTBN), a small business publication based in Dallas, TX from 2005 to 2008. He was a part-time freelance high school reporter for the Dallas Morning News from 1997-2008 and a guest columnist for the North Dallas Gazette. From 2011 to 2013 he was the Promotions Manager at Fishbowl Radio Network, where he hosted "Sports Talk with Spider", a weekly sports show with hot sports topics and interviews.
Mr. Willis is also a media consultant for All-Star Sports Marketing Co., a sports media company that provides marketing packages to high school athletic programs throughout the state of Texas. He is one of the premier (PA) public address announcers in the area and can be heard announcing high school football, basketball, and other amateur sports throughout the North Texas region.
He is married to Trudy M. Willis and they have two adult children that reside in New York, NY and Dallas, TX.
Phone: 469 335 6668
Trudy is responsible for day–to-day station operations and achieving revenue goals with the sales department by managing inventory cost, hiring staff and maintaining market visibility. She controls and manages station expenses with weekly updates to management. She has an extensive background in accounting and was employed for 22 years as a business analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank in New Orleans, La., and Atlanta, Ga.
Trudy has a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and mentors students in math and algebra. She also enjoys traveling, Zumba, theater, reading and is an avid New Orleans Saints fan and loves cooking her favorite creole cuisine. She is married to Donald Willis and they have two adult children that reside in New York, NY and Dallas, TX.
Gena Irby Hill is responsible for the administrative side of the station’s overall operation with computer savvy manipulations not limited to electronic files, in addition to document developments, and business support along with hosting a show on Sundays.
Gena’s many years of experience and education in administrative assistant and artistic background is a welcome addition to the overall operation of the radio station. She developed computer expertise in college when the personal computer was first introduced and never lost that drive.
She is a resource of knowledge, skill, and is proficient on many computer programs while striving to stay relevant in technology. As a naturally motivated individual she has established her gifts and talents throughout Dallas. With her composed demeanor and love for Jesus Christ, she brings a sense of stability to any environment.
Phone: 469 952 4723
Nina G. started off in the medical field as a nursing student and then became interested in working with children.
She has an Associates in Early Childhood Education and is certified in Business Management.
She has worked with children for over 20 years and never imagined she'd end up working for the media!
She was a guest on one of her colleagues' radio shows and from that point on, she was hooked!
She soon had her first show with two other co-hosts at a local network.
That is where she first met Don Willis and that would later turn into a friendship and lead to a show on Power Play Radio Network.
At that point in her life, she decided to make a career change and started working for an online magazine.
Soon to follow she started working with two other local newspapers in sales management.
Since then, Nina G had become a media personality and an advocate for her community.
Although Nina G. has been associated with Power Play Radio Network with her talk shows, she is excited to take on her next endeavor as a part of the Power Play Radio Network staff!!
Social Media Manager
Daniel has been with PowerPlay Radio Network/POWER TV since May of 2018 And is the architect of the Powerplay social media brand with detail design and implementation. His duties are to generate leads to the sales department with current trends and social media strategies. He monitors SEO, data, and web traffic data that aligns with the business goals and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies.
He oversees a staff of six social media specialist and communicate with the other team members as they engage with daily content, marketing, branding and sales revenue. Daniel and his lovely wife Courtney reside in Frisco, Texas with their three beautiful children and in his spare time he enjoys fishing, painting, reading and is and a very active in his church.
Tiffany Willis Webb
Tiffany is the Media Assistant for PowerPlay Radio/POWER TV. Her leaderships of 24 years with Southwest Airlines is an asset to the vision that the company is attaining.
Her management with administrative functions with the business manager and extend internal support with clients and vendors.
Tiffany responsibilities include researching competitive brands or markets, developing and executing social media campaigns that drive business, and create an online voice or image for the client that is desirable and reaches the company’s targeted demographic.
She is the mother of three adult children and two grandchildren and enjoys traveling, bargin shopping, gardening and spending time with family.
Shakira Smith attends Southern University A&M college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. As an intern at PowerPlay Radio Network/Power TV her duties are to help create new social media strategies and market trends within the vision of the company.
She also assist with the day-to-day office duties and work directly with the station manager with training and producing broadcast. Shakira is a family oriented person and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Shakira goals is to start her own organization that helps the youth face bullies in school while also being a TV talk show host.
Mona is a Media Consultant for PowerPlay Radio Network. Mona sets the strategy and oversees branding, marketing, public relations and all efforts supporting the programming produced at Power Play Radio Network. She develops, creates and brainstorms promotions and marketing visions to the sales department to ensure PowerPlay Radio maintains and increases its market share.
She is from Tulsa, OK and graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. Mona has a strong belief in education, obtaining dual Masters Degrees from Webster University and Keller Graduate School of Management. Mona is active with the Guardian ad Litem Program in her community and enjoys traveling, reading, jewelry making and is an avid movie buff.
Phone: 910 603 9876
Digital Media Specialist (Intern)
I’m Stormy, 25 year old mother, wife and inspiring media proprietor, talk show host, producer, YouTube personal, professional tourist, and philanthropist. A recent graduate of Texas Southern University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism. I have covered a variety of TSU events and professors along with humanitarian and volunteerism programs in South America. I have created a unique YouTube vlogging channel in which I talk about popular topics, and life traveling the globe, with views exceeding eight million.
My purpose is to keep people informed, motivated, and to lead others to a life that is full of excitement, traveling, experiencing different cultures, bringing awareness to the world, and giving back to the planet that keeps on giving. I pray that I’m about to show the everyday Joe's around the world that every dream can be achieved through hard work and determination. My goal is to be iconic, and impact lives in such a way that long after I'm gone my work will still be remembered, and to change the trajectory of Journalism.
Research Intern (Online Intern)
Madysen Hood is one of our newest interns. She graduated from James Martin high school in May 2019 with Arlington Career Techcanal Center Adobe Premiere Pro Certificate.
She is now a Savannah College of Art and Design film major with a minor in music production. She has a fixed interest in both video and sound editing. Due to the pandemic, SCAD sent most of their students home. At the same time, home Madysen looked for more field opportunities. The Power Play team seems to be the perfect match for her. She is determined to learn more about what is behind the radio curtain.
She now helps with day to day duties around the office. She also helps with producing live videos and technical management. When she goes back to Savannah, she will be doing remote work for use as well.
John H. Harris
John is the Relationship/Project Manager for PowerPlay Radio and POWER TV. John provides leadership to the station’s local sales efforts by giving direction, training and feedback to radio hosts. He assists staff in maintaining, prospecting and developing new clients and new business ventures to ensure station goals are met. John also establishes and maintains key advertiser relationships and is active in community involvement.
John has spent more than three decades as a sports journalist in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Tanpa Bay, Ohio, and Lexington, Ky. He has been the lead sports columnist and beat writer for professional teams such as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic, and Power 5 college programs including Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Pitt, Florida State, Florida and Miami.
He co-hosted the "Ike Taylor Radio Show" in Pittsburgh for five years and was a broadcaster for Pittsburgh Power Arena Football games for two years. He attended multiple Super Bowls, Final Fours, NBA Finals, Kentucky Derbys, a host of national championship college football games and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. John is the recipient of numerous national, regional, state and local writing awards.