Kevin Amos (thathomewoodkid) was raised on Upland Street and is the son of the late Clarice and Howard Amos. He went to Belmar School, Sterrett School, Peabody High School, University of Pittsburgh and Point Park College (now Point Park University).
He has worked for non-profit organizations, city government and corporate entities. Kevin has also worked in non-commercial and commercial radio.His broadcasting career is over 30 years. Kevin has produced programs for talk radio at WCXJ-AM, a top rated morning show at FM1047 the Beat (Clear Channel), and a live interactive sports show with the Champions Association. He is also the former program director/station manager of WYEP-FM (1978-1984).
Kevin is the former Communications Director for the Thomas Merton Center (2007-2008).The center is a long established peace and justice organization. He also was Program Coordinator for the City of Pittsburgh at CITIPARKS in the Office of Special Events and Community Affairs. In that capacity Kevin was the lead coordinator for Black History Month and Reservoir of Jazz in addition to the team that planned and coordinated events like the annual Great Race event, Great Race Expo (on site coordinator), International Children’s Festival (event manager) and Fourth of July Celebrations. Kevin also worked in college radio at WPPJ-AM, and was an airstaff member at WDUQ-FM. He is currenlty an airstaff member at WRCT-FM where is also Blues and Reggae genre director.
His professional career includes over 30 years in the field of broadcasting. He has logged well over 30,000 hours on non-commercial radio as a volunteer and an independent radio producer since 1978. His other radio projects include; Co-producer of AGAP RADIO / The Festival Hour, a program dedicated to the arts, Producer and co-host of Ebony Spectrum. Soul Patrol is a multi-platform internet property dedicated to Black music. Created in 1994, Soul Patrol provides content through live interactive chat sessions, internet radio programs, bi- monthly newsletters, coverage of musical events such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions and regional /national tours in addition to special events as the Soul Patrol convention. As the Pittsburgh area coordinator for this groundbreaking entity, Kevin provides content for all of the mentioned platforms and events. Kevin was also a Staff Educator for SLB Radio Productions. He worked with children and teens teaching them audio techniques. In addition, he runs his own event management and consulting business, Morningstar Enterprises. He is also a freelance writer for the New Pittsburgh Courier, one of the oldest Black newspapers in the country in addition to the Pittsburgh Jazz page for Examiner.com.
Kevin also has an extensive social service background working with youth, families, and homeless and mental health consumers. Kevin was also on the board of managers for the Kingsley Association for six years and former operations manager for the Rainbow Kitchen in Homestead. He is an advocate for community development and historic preservation, within the African American community. His expertise is economic development through the arts.
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The Homewood Chronicles
Oct. 2005 - March 2010
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In October 2005, after a bullet came through his living room window, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Elwin Green began writing "My Homewood," the first blog on the P-G's website. For 4 1/2 years, "My Homewood" shared stories of tragedy and beauty, of perplexity and hope - stories that live again in "The Homewood Chronicles."
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