If you want pointers on how to change the game and hold an entire city as your captive audience while you take over the world then you should take notes from Byron “BT” Turner. BT is a native of Little Rock who migrated to Atlanta just three short years ago. The city of Atlanta has clearly embraced him as one of its own and in turn given him the support and southern hospitality that it shows to all its local celebs. Since then he has become the youngest on-air personality with Atlanta’s very 94.5 F.M., host of several nightclub events around the city and a social media influence. Recently you may have seen him on WeTV’s Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta. Since his appearance the city and social media seem to have caught BT fever. I had the chance to catch up with be BT, before he jetted off to Los Angeles, for an interview so we could discuss his him being “the hardest working personality in Atlanta”.
When I asked him how he felt about the buzz and love that he was receiving from his supports (he doesn’t like the term fans).
“I think it’s so much love it’s unbelievable, with radio people know your name, with T.V. people know your face. My dm’s are crazy right now. The love that I’m feeling from the female audience is amazing and I’m not complaining.”
BT laughs off the attention from his female supporters but does point out that he is single and enjoying himself. GUHH: Atlanta is experiencing its highest ratings this season, could it be because of the new face in town? He did let this editor know that nothing on the show is scripted it’s all real, which is probably why the show is more entertaining that other reality shows of the same genre.
“When the cameras are rolling there is no producer telling you to do this or say this, there’s none of that this is real life. I would never sign on for something that I didn’t think was real.” Like any celebrity BT is aware with his increased screen presence the things that he says and does are now under more scrutiny.
“It’s definitely a lot different, I have to watch how I move and what I say, people recognize who you are. It really makes you want to be a little more private. When I’m done working I just want to go back to being me.”
It should be noted that he has been on tour with such notable artist as Future, Wiz Khalifa and Travis Porter. He implied that while he’s looking to do more on screen appearances he wouldn’t mind using the connections he’s forged to maybe delve in to the world of music. Could he be life another former Atlanta radio personality who made the jump from music and then the big screen, whose to say? I guess we will just have to watch close. If you want to see hear or see more of Byron “BT” Turner then you should be listening to 94.5 F.M., watching Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta on WeTV or checking IG or Twitter for @youknowbt.