Company Profile

The first Funky People® newsletter was published on April 5, 2006. The original newsletter was designed to encourage member interaction and communication between our seasonal group activities. Published bi-weekly, the newsletter showcased current events, editorials, spotlight features, interactive web tools plus resources for enterprising small business owners. On Memorial Day Weekend of that year, the first international travel group vacation was held in the Dominican Republic. Overwhelming early interest and the goal to reach a even larger global audience, led to the launch of our public website on August 1, 2006.

Both the main FP site and web radio station are owned and managed by Funky People ®, LLC, which operates as a multi-media, small business information, and entertainment company. Our organization specializes in collaborative resources for entrepreneurs, independent artists, as well as entertainment travel.

Headed by Founder & CEO, Terry Alford, the present day company is an expansion of the original entity, Funky People ® Records, which enjoyed popular success in the mid to late 1990s as a dance music label, recording studio and global music distributor.

Our mission today is to connect professional, creative and forward-thinking individuals across the globe using engaging social media, community activities, artist concerts, group events and cultural international vacation tours. Funky People ® members and supporters come from all backgrounds and are positive, out-going and progressive. Our community is known for it’s work-hard, play-hard attitude! Help us to promote all that inspires us to learn, encourage , succeed and lead!

Follow this network via social media for updated activities, events and recommendations! Refer a friend to browse the latest content here or meet the dynamic personalities in our growing family. You just may see someone you know having a great time – Funky People® are Online everywhere!

Music Entertainment Bio

Tee_bioTerry “Tee” Alford has been spinning music for dance floors for over 30 years. He began building an entertainment following even before arriving as a Temple University freshman in 1984. Quickly seeing the need to diversify and expand the soul music dance community in Philly, he injected his unique view of music into the local college social scene along with college friend, James Turner. Although this sound was not well received at first, the region would soon take notice of the enthusiasm at his well attended dance concerts both on and off campus. Major productions during the city’s annual public events, like the Pan-Hellenic Greek Picnic in Fairmount Park and Penn Relays (1986-1992), provided a larger platform to showcase his event planning & DJ talents.

In 1988, Tee auditioned for Eric Coston to join the lineup on Philly’s first “House music” urban radio mix show on WDAS-FM. That very same year, he began his first solo club residency on Sunday nights at Club Impulse with station mate, Kenny Ebo & friends and the rest is history. Tee has since built his own name with radio station residences and appearances at Philly’s legendary clubs, NYC’s Club Shelter, Cielo, Eighteenth Str Lounge in DC, plus tour dates throughout Europe & Canada.

Having been long considered a legendary pioneer for popularizing the house music dance format in Philly, Tee’s vision undoubtedly paved the way for a new local generation of dance music producers, DJs & Promoters. Several of the current Philly & international music tastemakers, were once regulars at Tee’s early soul music performances. His noteworthy music/remix productions & distributed releases under Funky People Records® label, Joint Ventures Group & the legendary Blaze Productions can still be heard on playlists to this day.

Balancing the challenges of a professional technology career, multiple business endeavors, and family, things have come full circle for the Funky People®, LLC brand in recent years. In January 2018, the weekly mix show, Funky People® RADIO LIVE, heard on 96.1 FM/900AM WURD Radio in Philadelphia turns 5 years old. The FP media presence has grown by leaps and bounds with the radio show’s continued popularity. There’s certainly no intentions to slow down now with new studio recording projects on the horizon in 2018. Expect to hear the usual good soul music sounds on the airwaves and see more creative lifestyle, networking and entertainment activities for the Funky People® massive!

For inquiries, media support, partnerships & DJ Entertainment booking, contact: 347-903-8659, info@funkypeopleonline.

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