Stephen A. Smith and his comment about Ray Rice did not go over good. You listen and be the judge.
CareerBuilder polled a respresentative sample of more than 3,000 workers in the United States and found out why so many people would choose to stay employed, even if they were rolling in cash.
But for those who would quit their jobs…
Radio One today announced Michel Wright as the new midday host on Majic 102.3 FM from 11am-3pm. She debuts on Tuesday, July 29th.
Michel Wright is an industry pro with nearly twenty-years of experience. She comes from down street at WHUR 96.3 in DC, where she hosted weekends and filled in on the afternoon show. Wright’s radio career started at WPGC 95.5 where she also served as a midday host. Her other voice and radio work has included feature reporting and announcing with Premiere Radio Networks, Starz on SiriusXM, BET Networks, DC Cable Television, Colgate, Mercedes Benz, SHOWTIME Television and MHZ TV Networks.
Vice President and Market Manager Alan Leinwand says, “This is big! Michel is a star with a wealth of top flight experience and strong relationships in the music industry. We have no doubt that she will have an immediate impact on our listeners, our community, and on our advertising partners. Her powerful brand extends throughout the DMV and beyond.”
Majic 102.3 Program Director Dionne Burkett says, “I am super excited to have Michel Wright join the family. Her commitment to the community runs deep. She truly wants to win for her city. It is an honor to have her on our team.”
Rapper, actor T.I. stopped by “DeDe in the Morning” Show on K104FM in Dallas. Click on DeDe’s name and check it out.
“Bring Back the Music” – Jennifer Hudson was in the DFW area last week doing just that for an exclusive Smooth R&B CD listening party. She shared her latest single with 105.7 ”It’s Your World” featuring R. Kelly. Pictured: Jennifer Hudson and KRNB’s 1st Lady of Mid-Day KJ. See more pics @ www.KRNB.com.
Comedian-actor Gary Owen stopped by the “DeDe in the Morning” Show on K104FM in Dallas.
Jay Dixon has been promoted at WQHT (Hot 97)/New York. Dixon had been interim since the PD departure of Ebro Darden. This is Dixon’s second time around as he had served as PD and Production Director of Emmis’ WRKS.
Dixon commented. “I’d like to thank Rick Cummings, Jimmy Steal, Deon Levingston, Ebro Darden and the entire Emmis community for this opportunity. Look out of big things ahead for WQHT, Hip Hop, and New York!”
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 is out as Director of Urban Programming for WQUE and WYLD New Orleans. Before NOLA Wallace was at WTLC-FM Indianapolis.
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!
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