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Career Corner

Career Corner with Linal Harris

Career Corner, powered by U.S. CELLULAR, is a 30 minute segment designed to make you think about and question what you bring to today’s job market, who you want to be in job market of the future and help to equip you with the skills and know how to be ready for your new job!


Career Corner is hosted by Linal Harris, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer with U.S. Cellular.  



Linal Harris is an international business professional, Fortune 500 company executive, writer, speaker, entrepreneur and life coach*. He is also the recipient of a number of honors and awards, such as the Chicago Urban Roundtable’s 2012, 40 Game Changers under 40 award and The Chicago Defender’s 2013, Men of Excellence award.  


Prior to his role with U.S. Cellular, Harris assisted in the start-up and management of multiple call centers across the globe with efforts in countries like India, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Jamaica.  He has over 15 years of leadership, business operations and technology experience. 


Harris has held positions with a number of Fortune 500 companies, both domestic and international which has provided him a unique perspective on diversity and the impacts of globalization on achieving superior business results.   Under Harris’ leadership U.S. Cellular® has received a number of awards for their continued support of diverse suppliers and their work within diverse communities. Chicago is home for Harris and he has a strong passion for inspirational leadership and outreach within his community.   


Harris’ passion for leadership and inspiration is evidenced in his blog inspirationalperspective.com where he challenges his readers to murder mediocrity and live their best life possible. In addition to this, he continually shares his resources and time with inner city youth by volunteering and inspiring high school juniors and seniors to pursue further education.   “We all have the power to influence great change…but if we ignore that power…to create change…we could miss an opportunity to change our city, possibly the nation, maybe the world. Don’t underestimate the ripple effect you have on the rest of our lives.” – An excerpt from “What’s Your Ripple Effect?” by Linal Harris

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Maxwell Billieon

Maxwell Billieon


Maxwell Speaks with

Maxwell Billieon


Tuesday, 11am and Friday at 10am on The Perri Small Show

Maxwell’s achievements are extremely diverse; his credentials extend across a wide array of professional and personal arenas that include:


Politics: Orator for the U.S. Legislative Black Caucus Foundation; consultant to various politicians including Senator, Congressman & Lieutenant Governor of California, the honorable Dr. Mervyn M. Dymally


Sports: Former award winning athlete, IDEA Certified Health Instructor, former career manager of X Games / ESPN champion athletes


Health / Wellness: Author / Writer on relationships and role reversal with Amazon accolades in various categories including Marriage, Relationship Advice, Health & Wellness & Dating; Maxwell has also written articles for various major nationally distributed editorial houses.


Entertainment: Former director and consultant supervising Artistic Development for Sony Music, Epic and Capitol Records; Executive Producer with Time Life Inc.


Social Commentator: On screen credits for Fox news, Dr. Drew and Ricki Lake as expert on social issues, style, travel and relationship concerns


Public Speaker: Honorary speaker and key note speaker to various organizations that include MTV, Facebook, USC, Phi Beta Sigma chapters as well as expert to government factions and non-profit organizations globally.


Additionally Maxwell has traveled extensively, having lived on six continents, he is bi-lingual and is widely considered an expert on culture and travel. Currently Maxwell is the host of his nationally broadcasted radio show, “Maxwell Speaks”, a radio format taking on hot topic socio-concerns of modern day.


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Traveling Eye
Bonnie DeShong &
Ja’Vonne Harley

Traveling Eye<br/>Bonnie DeShong &<br/>Ja’Vonne Harley


Friday 11am – Noon


The Traveling Eye with Bonnie DeShong and Ja’Vonne Harley is a one hour radio show that’s all about travel. The show features travel news, the how to’s of travel, Ja’Vonne’s travel minute, Bonnie’s Eye On and featured travel topics and destinations.


Ja’Vonne Harley, Co-Host of The Traveling Eye is also President and founder of Advantage International, LLC, an event/destination travel company.   She is an experienced traveler and travel specialist with over 25 years of industry experience. She travels at least one third of the year, designing and escorting trips around the world. Through study and first hand experience Ja’Vonne has become a specialist with various destinations around the world.


Ja’Vonne has worked 13 years with airline consolidators and travel agencies in the areas of product development & training.  In 1998 Ja’Vonne established Advantage International, LLC, an event/destination travel company focusing on event, promotional, special interest, group and international travel.  Advantage International, LLC has shown a consistent growth, even during trying times in the world market and travel industry.  Their client list consists of major radio stations, associations and organizations.

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