I'm Loni Swain and I am a New Orleans native who's never met a stranger! Quirky is the one word that I would use to describe me. I am a true Virgo, intrigued by astrology, a wannabe yogi, açaí bowl obsessed, onesies are my uniform and music is my medicine. I love to travel, try new experiences, and enjoy delicious food.
After graduating from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in Mass Communications, I began my full-time radio career in Baltimore,MD. I then went on to grace the airwaves of St. Louis, Tampa, Chicago, XM satellite radio and ultimately, a nationally syndicated radio show. While in Chicago, I executive produced The Loni Swain Show , which was a weekly 30-minute slice-of-life cable television show highlighting people and organizations that are making positive contributions to their community. I also started my own chocolate candy company, Loni Loo's.
Although I've decided that commercial radio is no longer my passion, connecting with people still very much so is. I've always possessed a strong curiosity for exploring - earning me the title of the "off-the-beaten-path" friend who's always trying something or some place new. I love finding the hidden gems in my city and in my travels and creating a community through shared interests, experiences, challenges and triumphs - and thats why I started my blog. It's my intention to consistently bring quality content that is honest, informative and inspiring - and hopefully introduce you to a new idea, product, place or spark a new interest.
P.S. Always remember: Go where you are celebrated and appreciated, not just tolerated.
Radio Ink Radio's Future African American Leaders (2014)
The Jones Foundation HIV Awareness & Community Outreach Humanitarian Award (2015)
Southwest Magazine - Featured A-Lister May 2017
Interviews, content and commentary featured on leading websites: Huffington Post , Blavity, Essence, Jet Magazine, The YBF, Bossip, All Hip Hop, Complex, Rolling Out, The Red Pump Project, Fakeshore Drive, Chicago Now, STL American, Talking Texture, TGiN, Southwest, DiversityInc + more • Guest Blogger for TPtheMag.com (2018)
CLTV The Loni Swain Show - Host & Executive Producer • ABC affiliate WGNO News With A Twist - Fill-In Co-Anchor
AURN- The Afternoon Rush - Nationally Syndicated : Radio Personality & Executive Producer (Afternoon Drive)• WGCI - Chicago : Radio Personality (Midday Host)• Sirius XM - Nationwide : Radio Personality (Midday Host) • 95.7 The Beat - Tampa : Radio Personality (Night Host)•Foxy 95.5 - St. Louis : Radio Personality (Night Host)•HOT 104.5 - St. Louis : Radio Personality (Midday Host) • 92Q - Baltimore : Radio Personality & Producer (Afternoon Drive)• Q93- New Orleans : Radio Personality (Swing Shifts)
So So Def 25th Anniversary Party (2018) • SXSW (2018) • Stellar Awards (2018) •ABFF Honors (2018)•Art Basel (2017) • AT&T Studio Live w/ Cast of POWER (2017, 2016)