Women of Substance Radio has been on the air for 7 years. We broadcast 24/7 on the Live365 Network and iTunes Radio garnering fans from all over the world. WOSRadio plays the BEST female artists, both label and Indie, in all genres. We hand-pick all of our music starting with icons of the past like Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Tracy Chapman, Mariah Carey, No Doubt, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Adele, Carrie Underwood, Amy Winehouse, Feist, Christina Perri and so many more. We take submissions from Indies and our review board selects only the best quality artists and songs that can stand up next to the aforementioned superstars. Indie artists we have chosen early in their career have gone on to be Top 24 on American Idol, win second place on the Bravo show Platinum Hit, and become a semi-finalist on NBC's The Voice.
"Collection of beautiful Christmas classics by a classy vocalist."
World of Christmas by acclaimed singer/songwriter DeDe is a celebration of diversity: a fusion of cultures and musical styles that is universally appealing, presented by top-notch musicians. Like the gleaming star atop the tree, DeDe’s flawless vocals bring this musical experience to life. The album recently got 5 out of 5 stars on The Celebrity Cafe Blog with over 1 Million viewers monthly
Substance can be defined as "significant quality with the implication of a hidden or special significance." Music of Substance is not just entertainment or fluff, but has an essental "core" brimming with heart, soul, and spirit.
Women of Substance are female performers who deliver high quality music that speaks to the listener through vocal excellence, depth of character and emotion, and lyrics that leave a lasting impression. This includes Label Artists, Indies and Unsigned artists alike.
Women of Substance Radio is a streaming, online radio station which airs 24/7 on the Live365 Network and iTunes Radio. Women Of Substance Internet Radio features label artists and Indie artists in all genres side by side, giving emerging talent the opportunity to be heard alongside women who have already been recognized for their excellence in their genre by mainstream media.
Our listeners enjoy many different genres. The only criteria is that we play great songs. We develop and promote many genre-specific and topical shows. See our show schedule below.
Hit Tracks Recently Added: Sheryl Crow (Easy), Anna Kendrick (Cups), Megan Nicole (Glad You Came, The A Team), The Band Perry (Done, Better Dig Two), Florence & The Machine (Shake It Out, No Light), Carrie Underwood (Good Girl, Two Black Cadillacs), Sarah McLachlan (Forgiveness, Changes), Kelly Clarkson (Catch My Breath, Dark Side), Taylor Swift (Begin Again, I Knew You Were Trouble, Red), Sara Bareilles (Brave, Lie To Me), Adele (Don't You Remember, Skyfall), Katy Perry (Wide Awake, Part Of Me), Lady Gaga (You And I), Jessie J (Price Tag, Mama Knows Best), Beyonce (Love On Top, If I Were A Boy), Miranda Lambert (Baggage Claim, Over You), Missy Higgins (Temporary Love, Watering Hole), Alicia Keys (Girl On Fire), Ellie Goulding (Lights), Grace Potter (Stars, Paris), Haley Reinhart (Free), Pink (Give Me A Reason, Try), Churchill (Change)), ZZ Ward (Put Down The Gun) and lots more.
SHOW SCHEDULE - TIMES ARE PACIFIC
ACOUSTIC: Mon 4-5 PM
ARTISTS WE PLAY by DECADE:
The 2000s: The above plus The Wailin' Jennys, Rilo Kiley, Over The Rhine, Nerina Pillot, Pizie Lott, Paloma Faith, Christina Perri, Aslyn, Regina Spektor, Feist...
The 90s: Alanis Morissette, Indigo Girls, Portishead, Paula Cole, Tori Amos, Shawn Colvin, Melissa Etheridge, Celine Dion, Martina McBride, Mariah Carey, Aimee Mann, Jewel, Cranberries, Ani DiFranco...
The 80s: Kate Bush, Heart, Suzanne Vega, Til Tuesday, Pat Benatar, Bangles, Blondie, Eurythmics, Pretenders, Tracy Chapman, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, ...
The 70s: Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Diana Ross, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, Cher, Roberta Flack, Chaka Kahn, Judee Sill...The 60s: Jackie DeShanon, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Supremes, Dionne Warwick, Sandy Denny...
We'll be giving away copies of DeDe's newest Holiday album all month. Every week we'll draw 2 winners from the names of people who have joined our mailing list (sign up below to win). Make sure you use a legitimate email address you read often or you might miss out when you win.
Houston area singer/songwriter DeDe, is releasing a very unique Christmas CD, called "World of Christmas" on Nov. 5, 2013! This breakthrough CD will feature songs with an international flair: traditional Christmas favorites like "Silent Night" and "Deck the Halls", as well as some new "re-mixed" songs and original songs composed by DeDe.
World of Christmas, which was produced in LA by Grammy-Winner Jeff Bova (Celine Dion Falling Into You-1996). All of the production and songs are top-notch in quality, instrumentation and musicianship. For example, her guitar player on this CD, Tim Pierce, plays for Bruce Springsteen. DeDe's bass player, John Pierce (no relation to Tim!) plays for Huey Lewis and the News. The drummer, Denny Fongheiser played on Elton John's Lion King soundtrack. Says DeDe: "All of the folks who made this CD are completely amazing world-class musicians. There's great World Music on this CD. Since it's a Christmas album and timeless music, I had more license to be very creative musically. So World of Christmas crosses many genres, countries, and styles. From Celtic to French, and from Motown to Latin Cha Cha, there's definitely something for everyone of any age on this CD. It's very broadly appealing, unlike many Albums that are usually limited to only one genre like Country, Pop, Rock or R & B, etc. It truly is a World Music effort, offering a mix of secular and religious Christmas carols, and classic songs like Silent Night, Deck the Halls and Jolly Old St. Nicholas. I wrote some new originals, and I re-worked some classic songs- you will love these songs!"
DeDe says: "I wrote many of these songs over the past few years, and some were performed at my big Christmas show at the Nathaniel Center last December. I've been eagerly waiting to make a Christmas CD, because this is my favorite time of the year. And, my favorite music tends to be Christmas music because of the joy, hope and international appeal Christmas has for so many people around the world." She goes on to say, "After my release of Love & Fairy Tales in June 2013, I focused all my attention on this CD, which has 10 songs, all of which are of unique styles, with truly melodic and beautiful melodies. Some like "Rock Those Jingle Bells", "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" as well as "Deck the Halls" have really unique spins and fun, danceable beats. Some are originals, and others are public domain carols that I have put my own original arranging twist on (as I always do!). Many have cool song combinations, and new tunes and lyrics sometimes woven into the songs in unexpected, yet pleasing ways." What seems to make DeDe stand out from other singers and songwriters is her ability to arrange and sing music in really new, melodic, and inventive ways. Her original song, "The Plans I Have for You", from "Love & Fairy Tales", just won Finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition 2013 this August. Another of her originals, "Blame It On the Summertime" won Best Summer Song of the Month on Broadjam.com, also in August. And, DeDe's been honored with a spot in the Top 5 Vocalists (worldwide) from Singer Universe.com three times in the past 18 months.
DeDe (aka Deborah Wedekind) was raised in the Katy area, and has lived in Kingwood for more than 9 years with husband Larry, and their two adorable dogs, Cookie and Sugar. She also has two older stepsons. DeDe found her passion for music a little later in life, and is now writing and singing "Real Good Music for Real Music Lovers". She writes timeless and multi-genre music that brings inspiration, great melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics, as well as her signature lilting, soaring vocals to listeners of ages.