R Dub! was just 16 when he created Sunday Nite Slow Jams in the summer of 1994, and has since hosted and produced the show throughout the years.
Born in Chicago and growing up in L.A. and Orlando, Florida, R Dub! spent his time staying up late at night listening to various “Slow Jams” type radio shows around the country. He loved the music and the overall mood of Slow Jams, and at age 13 decided his dream was to host his own Slow Jam show.
At age 15, after moving to Tucson, Arizona with his family, R Dub! got his first chance in radio, volunteering at the local public radio station. Although he was on in the middle of the night, broadcasting out of a tiny radio station that didn’t have many listeners, he was happy to be playing his Slow Jams…and even if just one person was listening, he knew he was making a difference in their night!
By the time R Dub! was a junior in high school, he was the full-time Slow Jams show host at the local hip-hop station, where Sunday Nite Slow Jams was born in 1994. As the years went by, and radio stations came and went, R Dub! managed to keep the Sunday Nite Slow Jams alive, taking them with him whenever he changed stations.
It was in 2001, that R Dub! spent a year constructing his own broadcast studio inside his home. Shortly after the facilities were completed in 2002, Sunday Nite Slow Jams went national, debuting in two new markets: Tulsa, Oklahoma and Nogales, Arizona.
On his birthday, December 1st, 2005, R Dub! launched his very own 24-hour Slow Jams internet radio station, so people could enjoy Slow Jams seven days a week!
Recenlty, R Dub! decided to follow his dream to live (and do Slow Jams) in Brasil. After being granted a work visa to live in Brasil, he leased an apartment on the beach, packed up his stuff, and gave notice to the radio station in Tucson where he worked full-time as Program Director and Afternoon host.
Today R Dub is back in the states where Sunday Night Slow Jams can be heard in over 50 cities, including Des Moines’ 98.3 The Vibe!