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14th Power Of Urban Radio Forum October 2nd

Thursday, July 24th, 2014



Wells Fargo, Wal-Mart, TracFone, Miller Coors, Ford Motor Company, Toyota USA, AARP Represented

Kizart Media Partners, Inc. (KMP, Inc.) will hosts its 14th Power of Urban Radio Forum in partnership with the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Westin City Center in Washington, DC. The 2014 forum brings together an unprecedented forum of CEOs and global marketers including those from Wells Fargo, TracFone, Miller Coors, Ford Motor Company, Toyota USA, and AARP.

Managing Partner and Founder of Common Ground, Sherman Wright, will deliver the keynote address. Common Ground has transformed the multi-cultural landscape for its clients including Verizon, Coca-Cola, American Family Insurance and Miller Coors. “We bring together national leading advertisers, media agencies and broadcast executives for an event that has been called best in class,” states urban sales and media expert Sherman K. Kizart, founder and managing director of Kizart Media Partners, Inc.

Erica Farber, President/CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau will deliver a special address on the State of the Radio Industry. Immediately following Ms. Farber’s speech will be an in-depth discussion with leaders from Radio One, Emmis Communications, Perry Broadcasting, and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will also deliver a special address.

Presentations that give insight into the $100 billion in media buying decisions affected by the Urban Radio Market include Global Media Agency executives from MediaVest, Horizon Media, Optimedia, Omnicom Media Group, Campbell Ewald and The Company of Others. The National Marketers Award will be presented to Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President/African American Marketing, AARP and James Colon, Vice President/African American Strategy, Toyota USA.

Co-chairmen for the forum are Alan Leinwand, Vice President & Market Manager for Radio One, Jim Watkins, General Manager for WHUR and Steve Swenson, Senior Vice President & Market Manager for CBS Radio. This must-attend forum will be held during the 39th Annual Fall Broadcast Management Conference of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB).

Register now for the 14th Power Of Urban Radio Forum by calling 202-463-8970, or on-line at www.nabob.org. Contact Sherman Kizart at 312-421-4803, ShermanKizart@att.net.


Brian Wallace Out In NOLA

Thursday, July 24th, 2014



Brian Wallace is out as Director of Urban Programming for WQUE and WYLD New Orleans. Before NOLA Wallace was at WTLC-FM Indianapolis.


Spring ‘14 Columbia SC, Greenville-New Bern, Little Rock, Myrtle Beach SC, Wilmington DE

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014



Columbia SC | Greenville-New Bern | Little Rock | Myrtle Beach SC | Wilmington DE


Charlotte’s Yasmin Young Empowering Teen Girls

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014



Yasmin Young of The Morning Maddhouse on Power 98 in Charlotte, NC loves empowering teen girls and giving back to the community.  July 14-18th she partnered with 501c3 teen organization, I Am My Sister, to host the Yasmin Young Teen Fashion Camp!  Check out the pics!


New Social Network Pays You A Penny Per View

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014



Tony Dungy Backpedals On Gay Comment

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014



Tony, Tony, Tony- Tony Dungy made a comment he now is walking back after speaking out about gays in football. Read more insite from Nydaily.com.


AJC Looks At The Latest Atlanta Nielsen

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014



The AJC takes a look at radio listening in Atlanta. Radio listening is changing from week to week and month to month. Dominate players are no longer with additional formats and new signals.

Atlanta listeners are very much tuned in to the stations that are serious with good reason compared to those who just might be confused a bit with no reason.


Spring ‘14 Charleston SC

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014



Charleston SC


Jennifer Hudson Visits With DeDe McGuire In The Morning

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014



Jennifer Hudson stopped by K104’s “DeDe in the Morning” in Dallas, TX to talk to radio host DeDe McGuire about her relationship, her new album, and more.


Radio One Founder Cathy Hughes Honored In Newseum Exhibit

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014



Newseum.org reports radio pioneer Cathy Hughes talks about her role as the founder of Radio One, the largest black-owned broadcast company in the United States. Radio One’s 50 stations reach markets serving 82 percent of the nation’s African American population.

Hughes bought WOL-AM in Washington, D.C., in 1980 and changed it from an all-music format to include talk radio. The radio station became the cornerstone of Radio One, which captures the black experience through its community-oriented programming, the cable network TV One and online news sites News One and The Urban Daily.

She is featured in the Newseum’s newest exhibit, “One Nation With News for All,” which tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience.


Spring ‘14 Kalamazoo, Muskegon MI

Monday, July 21st, 2014



Kalamazoo | Muskegon MI


Sommore Visits DeDe McGuire Of K104 Dallas

Monday, July 21st, 2014



Comedian Sommore stopped by K104’s “DeDe in the Morning” in Dallas, TX to talk to radio host DeDe McGuire about hosting the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion, doing a reality show and more.


Cheron Mans Promoted At CCM+E Detroit

Monday, July 21st, 2014



In Detroit WJLB APD, MD, Midday personality Cheron Mans is promoted to Director of Urban Programming for Clear Channel Detroit, and PD of Urban WJLB and Urban AC WMXD (Mix 92.3). She moves into the spot last held by the late KJ Holiday, who passed away May 25 of this year.


Nielsen Reveals EDM Listener Profile

Monday, July 21st, 2014



Nielsen, just published an infographic that illustrates the demographics of electronic music listeners. Listener profiles were collected through streaming and sales data, but excluded genre-crossing pop/EDM as well as huge hits to paint a portrait of the “core EDM fan.” For more insite click here for the Nielsen report.


How Many Apps Do You Use In A Month?

Monday, July 21st, 2014



By the end of 2011, Nielsen predicts that the majority of mobile subscribers in the U.S. will have smartphones. With their rich features and capabilities, these devices have been fertile ground for the growth of mobile apps. As of June 2010, 59% of smartphone owners and nearly 9% of feature phone owners report having downloaded a mobile app in the last 30 days.


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