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.
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 , TPtheMag , The Black Wellness Community
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)