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Summer ‘14 Chattanooga, Huntsville, Jackson MS, Shreveport

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Chattanooga | Huntsville | Jackson MS | Shreveport

WBLK Inducted Into Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Watch as WBLK, Buffalo was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Congratulations the management and staff.

J.Lo’s BOOTY Now Live on VEVO

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Watch J. Lo’s Booty video now. Share using #JLoBootyOnVevo

Stevie Wonder Names Brent Jones Artistic Director, KJLH

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Riding high on the success of his breakout hit single ”He Rose”, Grammy & Stellar Award winner Brent Jones has inked a deal with Steve Wonder’s urban AC powerhouse station KJLH 102.3 FM to serve as the new Artistic Director for the KJLH Radio Free Choir!

In a recent interview, Brent states “It is an honor to work with KJLH, Aundrae Russell and the legendary music icon Stevie Wonder.  My goal is to elevate the Radio Free Choir to international acclaim and I thank Stevie for entrusting me with this vision!”

Renowned for his mega hits ”Don’t Wait Til Midnight” (featuring Coko from SWV) and his urban AC smash ”Goodtime”, which topped the Billboard Charts for 47+ weeks and dominated the BET video charts, Brent Jones is back with one of the breakout hits of the year.

This exciting news comes on the heels of the impressive debut of Brent’s latest album, “Joy Comin” (on EchoPark JDI) which continues to soar on Billboard - jumping to #6 this week! With a television show in the works and choir workshops all over the country, Brent Jones is one very busy man and he has no plans to slow down any time soon.

“I am a choir master at heart & I am just thrilled that churches and radio everywhere have embraced ‘He Rose’ and made it into a church anthem”says Jones.

Stories Listeners Are Talking About 9.19.14

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Roger Goodell news conference today at 3p

NFL scandals not stopping games and ratings

Reggie Bush could be in trouble for his disciplining his 1 year old daughter

Kanye West speaks out about wheelchair incident

Falcons beat Bucs 56-14

iPhone 6 now on sale and long lines in many cities

Home Depot breach reached more than expected

Summer ‘14 Mobile

Thursday, September 18th, 2014


14th Power Of Urban Radio Forum October 2nd

Thursday, September 18th, 2014


Thursday, October 2, 2014 the 14th Power of Urban Radio Forum will be presented in Washington, D.C. at the Westin City Center by Kizart Media Partners, Inc. (KMP, Inc.) in partnership with the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB).

The 2014 forum will focus on the strategic importance of the $1 trillion African American consumer market. Managing Partner and Founder of Common Ground, Sherman Wright, will deliver the keynote address. Common Ground has emerged as one of the leaders in multicultural marketing strategy with clients such as Coca Cola, Miller Beer and Verizon.

Edna Kane Williams, Vice President of African American Marketing for AARP, and Jim Colon, Vice President of African American Strategy at Toyota USA, will receive National Marketer Awards. Media Agency Activation leaders of OMD, Media Vest USA, Agency of Others, Lintas Campbell Ewald, and Optimedia will discuss and give insight into how they invest their client’s budgets.

Global Marketing Leaders from Tracfone, L’Oreal, Toyota USA, AARP, and American Family Insurance will discuss the strategic importance of the $1 trillion African American market.

Erica Farber, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau will provide an overview of the Radio Industry. She will also lead a panel discussion with executives from Emmis, Service Broadcasting, Radio One, Perry Broadcasting and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will deliver a special address.

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.

“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.

The event is only two weeks away! 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.

Charlotte’s Morning Maddhouse Does Pep Rallys

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Yasmin Young and the #1 Morning Maddhouse at Power 98 in Charlotte, NC hanging out at York Chester Middle School’s pep rally! This is community service that scores with listener’s and leaves memories forever when you have a good time.

TT Torrez Named MD Hot 97 NYC

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Hot 97 announced TT Torrez as its new Music Director. She has worked in several markets such as Charlotte, NC, Hartford, CT, Philadelphia, PA, and New York, where she was correspondent, writer, producer, and music programmer for Music Choice television. Most recently TT was Music Director for Radio One’s WCDX iPower 92.1 in Richmond, VA.

Dallas’ Smooth 105.7 Gets Mystic

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

“Feelin’ Good” – Urban Mystic was in the DFW recently for a Smooth Nite Out and to share his new single, Feel Good.  He got lots of love from 105.7.  Pictured: Urban Mystic & KRNB’s Lynne “The Voice” Haze.  See more pics @ www.KRNB.com

NAACP, NABOB and AURN Announce “Get Out the Vote” Campaign

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) has partnered with the NAACP and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) to produce and distribute a national radio campaign encouraging African Americans to both register and vote in the upcoming mid-term elections reports the NewPittsburghCourierOnline.com.

“It’s important we build on the momentum from the 2012 presidential election when record numbers of African Americans showed up at the polls to vote” said Jerry Lopes, President of Program Operations and Affiliations for AURN.

Inaugural Bahamas HBCUX Classic Attended by Thousands

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Over 8,000 football fans were on hand at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas this past weekend for the inaugural Bahamas HBCUX Classic that was held Saturday, September 13th.  The Texas Southern (TSU) Tigers beat the Central State (CSU) Marauders 30-16 as Daveonn Porter of TSU ran for two touchdowns while CSU threw two interceptions keeping the Tigers undefeated at 3-0.

The game culminated a weekend of events which included: a tailgate party, a golf tournament at the one and only Ocean Club, an old-school party at the Atlantis Resort and a college and career fair that attracted over 500 students from nine local area high schools.  The fair, held at the Melia Hotel, had representatives from both Universities, the College of the Bahamas, Bahamas Technical Institute, NCAA, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, HBCUX Network and Coca Cola.  The highlight of the fair was motivational speaker and actor Antwon Tanner, best known for his roles on One Tree Hill, Coach Carter and the new show Black Jesus. He shared his experiences from starting out in the business, to his stint in prison and the importance of education.

HBCUX Network was created to increase awareness, illuminate the voice, value and experience of HBCUs.   Network President and CEO Curtis Symonds, also a CSU alumnus said.  “It was a pleasure to partner with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.  I realized a dream.  We brought a black college football game to the Bahamas. In doing so, it served as a catalyst for building long term relationships.”  Both schools gave scholarships to deserving students in the Bahamas.

“Admittedly we had some obstacles to overcome and faced some challenges, but we learned a lot.  That is what life is all about. You are going to have your ups and downs.  The key is learning and growing from them.  Based on the feedback I am getting, everyone had a good time.  After all we were in the Bahamas,” Symonds added.

Representing The Bahamas, the Permanent Secretary for the Bahamas Ministry of Financial Services Harrison Thompson said “The Bahamas HBCUX Classic not only supports our goal to bring more people to our beautiful islands, but Bahamians can experience American football and Americans can experience Bahamian culture.”

HBCUX Network headquartered in Washington, DC, is a 24/7, education, entertainment, lifestyle and sports programming network. The programming includes original series, student productions, music, movies and specials.

The Bahamas, located 50 miles off the east coast of Florida, is an ecological oasis featuring 700 islands over 100,000 square miles of ocean with the world’s third largest barrier reef and the clearest water on the planet—with a visibility of over 200 feet. The Bahamas attracts almost six million international visitors each year.

Jacksonville Station 1530-AM Converting To French-Creole

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

A new radio station ownership group that purchased Jacksonville’s WYMM 1530-AM is programming the frequency mostly in the French-Creole language in hopes of attracting an audience from the growing number of Haitians in the First Coast area reports Jacksonville.com.

Stories Listeners Are Talking About 9.18.14

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

NFL: Tonight Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay  Buccaneers 8:25

Arizona Cardinal running back Jonathan Dwyer deactivated after arrest for domestic violence

From Peterson to Rice-the NFL still in hot water

Major clients are speaking up against NFL decisions

Officer Wilson testifies before grand jury in Ferguson shooting case

Atlanta has the worlds busiest airport for the second year in a row

Gloria Allred slams NFL Commissioner in Atlanta

Summer ‘14 Columbia SC, Greenville-New Bern, Little Rock

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Columbia SC | Greenville-New Bern | Little Rock

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