Show #030 - The 'Late Nite With Ed Moore III' 30th Episode Celebration Special: "Our Guests, Our Listeners & The Path We Came On" September 28, 2012 - Ninma Sheshi, Cortez Etchison, Shay Slaughter, Ray Sconiers, Trace Fleming-Smith, Derric Robinson, Thad Burton, Billy S. Ramsey
(L-R) Ninma Sheshi, Cortez Etchison, Shay Slaughter, Ray Sconiers, Trace Fleming-Smith, Derric Robinson
Late Nite With Ed Moore III celebrated its 30th episode on the night of September 28, 2012. The program’s commemorative night included some of the show’s earliest guests as well as those more recent. Throughout the night, Ed told stores of his uncertainty in the show’s future as well as his new found faith in the program’s success. Ed also brought back Derric Robinson, (pictured far right) a guest from the program’s early days of season one, who has received his own on-air personality job for a Birmingham, Alabama radio station. Throughout the show, guests complimented Ed on his abilities to handle the program's controversial topics as well as his genuine treatment towards those who have appeared on the show. Towards the middle of the special, Ed brought on board a listener of the show who he says stopped him while he was on his way to a meeting with the show's sexual rights advisor, Trace Fleming-Smith, earlier that summer to tell him how impacted he was by the show. The listener, Ray Sconiers, a resident of Jacksonville, Alabama, (pictured above) told Ed during the special that he was a listener of the show from early in its start and he approached him that day out of duty.
(L-R) Thad Burton & Billy Ramset, Former Program Directors of WLJS
At the end of the program, Moore sat down with his former bosses of WLJS, Thad Burton and Billy Ramsey, as they reminisced on his beginning days at WLJS over 18 months ago. During the special, Ramsey, who first hired Ed to work as a practice daytime broadcaster last January, told a story to the listening audience about the first day Ed walked into his office. Thad Burton, who became Ed's boss shortly before the program’s first season was to air, tells remembrances of his confidence in Ed to responsibly handle and guide the program throughout his tenure as the station's program director.