Total loan: $15,000


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Joseph's story

Joseph Fa'avae aka "Joe Savage" is a Samoan American media executive, radio personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is best known for being the co-host of the world-famous BBQ Show and The Morning Ride on the Los Angeles pacific contemporary digital station Island Block powered by Dash Radio. Co-Founder of the Island Block Network and Island Block Foundation. He is also an executive producer of Island Block TV, Island Block Podcast, and a creative director for Shop Island Block (E-Commerce site). Born and raised on the island of Carson "Lil Samoa" California and hailing from the village of Island Avenue, Joe Savage brought his unique and compelling media personality to listeners worldwide back in 2012 with The BBQ Show on the pacific contemporary digital station, Betelnut Radio. Savage partnered with Joey Quenga (Q) and developed a highly popular format. With its mix of self-deprecating jokes: provocative interviews with influencers; commentary on pop culture, community, relationships, and cultural nuances; as well as live in-studio visits, performances by artists, and tastemakers, the radio program became wildly popular especially amongst the global pan pacific diaspora.