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31 Mar 2013

Radio Station Pulls Rick Ross and Lil Wayne from Rotation

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The questions have been asked, Is Hip Hop Music Destroying America, Is Hip Hop A Threat To Our Children or Should Rappers Be Accountable For Their Lyrics? You be the judge. Earlier this year the song “Karate Chop” leaked online featuring rapper Lil Wayne. He raps, “Bout to put rims on my skateboard ...

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12 Aug 2012

Black Radio On Notice

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Black Radio, you’re on notice: Do Your Historical Duty on the issue of getting out the Vote in 2012 By Joseph Haynes Davis Constitutionally-Speaking.com The Tampa Bay Times and Salon.com are reporting that In a 630-page sworn deposition recorded over two days in late May 2012, Florida’s former Republican Party chairman Jim Greer makes the claim, under oath, ...

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11 Jul 2012

Keke Palmer: Says No To Pay For Play

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Brandi Worley KeKe Palmer made an appearance on BET’s 106&Park yesterday to premier her new video “You Got Me.” The 18-year-old looked stunning in a white dress and tan heels. She did everything right on the show, she sounded good, appealed to the audience and did what artists before her would do: promoted her new project, ...

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27 Jun 2012

Radio One CEO on Profit Over Content

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Radio One CEO Alfred Liggins at the National Action Network Convention Licensed to serve the community. CEO admits that money is the true motivation.

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10 May 2012

Michael Baisden is dead wrong about black radio

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It's hard to understand what Black radio should be when it's been missing for years. After the demise of legendary WRKS-FM in New York, Michael Baisden has been on air petitioning listeners for a spot on WBLS-FM, New York's remaining Black adult format. Baisden, while correct on the silencing of black voices on radio, is dead ...

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10 Mar 2011

Who’s Driving That Black Radio Slave Ship?

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In my Southern Slave Voice: I'ssa been telling y'all for some quite sometime about those black radio slave ships loading up off the shores of Urban radio stations. Year after year, the ships have been taking some of the world's best communicators out to sea. One by one they have been picking up just about ...

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16 Feb 2010

How Radio Lost it’s Ears

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Why Radio Will Only Be An $8 Billion Business by 2016 By Jerry Del Colliano It’s easy for the traditional media business to take its eyes off the prize. Since 1996, radio has been all about consolidation, cutting expenses, what turned out to be the myth of shareholder value, Wall Street, debt and refinancing, downsizing, mass firings and ...

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11 Jan 2010

Wesley South: A Radio Pioneer

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Wesley South, pioneering Chicago radio owner and personality, dies at 95 By William Lee Chicago Tribune Wesley W. South, 95, a longtime journalist who was a staple at the black-owned WVON radio station, died Saturday, Jan. 9, in his home in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, according to a statement from the station. Mr. South, who was the chairman emeritus ...

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08 Jan 2010

The End of Radio as We Know it?

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Radio as we know it is about to change. With internet radio the limitations of PC only broadcasting seem close to the end. WSJ reports Pandora has struck a deal with Pioneer that promises to make it easier for drivers to listen to its personalized radio service in cars—bringing Internet radio one step closer to snagging ...

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28 Dec 2009

Percy Sutton: Pioneer Broadcaster

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Percy Sutton a trailblazer in broadcasting and in life. NEW YORK -- Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed that Sutton died Saturday. She did not know ...

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06 Dec 2009

Digital Song Sales Changing the Game

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Good read on how the digital world is passing by Radio's old standards. No wonder why radio charts are filled with the wrong music. PP Digital song sales concentrated on the hits From RBR.com According to a recent article in Billboard Magazine, music sales have been changed by the Internet. Whereas music sales used to be dominated by album ...

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04 Dec 2009

CBC Steps Up For Black Radio

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Black Caucus Seeks to Ease Radio’s Woes By ERIC LIPTON NY Times WASHINGTON — The radio business has nothing to do with the plan to overhaul the nation’s system for regulating banks and other financial institutions. Except, it turns out, in Congress. One of most intriguing mysteries here in recent weeks is why members of the Congressional ...

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