Hattiesburg Jaycees LogoHattiesburg, MS (November 4, 2014) – SuperTalk Mississippi Hattiesburg/Laurel radio personality Michael Mergens will Emcee this year’s Hattiesburg Jaycees Christmas Parade set for Saturday December 6th at 1 p.m. (Pre-parade assembly begins at 11 a.m.) with the parade route pending. This year’s theme is “Christmas Candy.”

If you’d like to enter yourself or group, or sponsor this year’s parade, visit the Hattiesburg Jaycees website for entry:

You may contact the Hattiesburg Jaycees via email,, or by phone at 601-336-0527.

About Michael Mergens:
Michael Mergens is Co-host of 9AM Edition on SuperTalk Mississippi network stations 97.3 and 99.3 in the Laurel/Hattiesburg, Mississippi radio market as well as the station’s Operations Manager. He also hosts the Richard Schwartz Show Monday mornings from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. which broadcasts statewide on the SuperTalk Mississippi network. Michael is also lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Hattiesburg based rock cover band Radio Violence.


PinkRibbonMusicFest2014RADIO VIOLENCE to headline annual music festival to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and breast cancer research.

Hattiesburg, MS (September 30, 2014) – Hattiesburg, Mississippi based Rock Cover band RADIO VIOLENCE will headline the 2nd annual Pink Ribbon Music Fest on Sunday October 12, 2014 at Brewksy’s in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The annual event, started by Scott Pylant, raises money for the American Cancer Society and breast cancer research.

This year’s line-up features 15 acts; Ralph Nix and the Catfish Gospel, Chad Watson, Blackwater, Billy Mauldin, Cowboy Blues Band, Casey Tebo, P-150, Galen Martin, Whatever’s Next, Tyler Tisdale, Hillcrest, Gary Stanton, 84 West, Lee Chambliss and RADIO VIOLENCE.

“This is one of the most important shows we’ve done as a band,” says Lead Singer Michael Mergens. “It’s s a very personal cause for myself and the opportunity to help bring awareness to breast cancer and help raise money for research through a music festival is awesome! Plus everyone in the line-up is so talented and there’s such a variety of genres represented that there’s something for everyone throughout the day and that’s unique for an event like this.”

Tickets are $5.00 with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Ralph Nix and the Catfish Gospel kicks things off at 1:00 p.m. with RADIO VIOLENCE hitting the stage at 9:45 p.m.

Hailing from Hattiesburg, MS, the quartet—Michael Mergens (vocals), Tom McKay (lead guitar), Andrew Quinn (drums) and Zac Blackwell (drums)— has created an unprecedented following for a regional rock cover band since forming in October 2007. Best known for their spot on covers of AC/DC, the band covers a wide variety of Rock and Hard Rock music spanning from the 70’s to today from bands such as Cheap Trick, Mötley Crüe, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Stone Temple Pilots and Foo Fighters, to name a few, all while consistently setting the bar for live performances with their high octane shows and production. For more about the band, visit

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