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88Nine Radio Milwaukee Promotes New APD and MD

88Nine Radio Milwaukee (WYMS-FM) has promoted radio veteran Ken Sumka to assistant program director and station dj Justin Barney to music director at the Milwaukee non-comm station. Sumka’s duties as APD include overseeing the on-air “Studio Milwaukee” sessions with national…

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Big Boi is Back in a Group and It’s Not Outkast

All you Outkast fans will have to put your dreams on hold for a while. Big Boi and Andre don’t have a new album in the works, at least that we know of, but Big Boi has joined forces with…

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iHeartRadio Ready to Help Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Takeover a Classroom

Chegg, the Student Hub, in partnership with iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service, today launched a social media contest to choose an American college or high school campus to host musical artists Macklemore and Ryan…

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Nile Rodgers Honored as BMI Icon At R&B/Hip Hop Awards (pics)

Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, presented the BMI Icon Award to GRAMMY-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills…

Present and former jocks from KJLH. I was asked why I was not on stage. It was because I had just arrived when they called everybody and my big ass was not going to fall in the sand trying to run up there to take a pic.

KJLH Celebrates 50 Years with Private Beach Party

The last week of August is my birthday and also the hottest week of the year in LA. Going to the beach is not usually an option but I had to make an exception for this monumental event. I’d like…

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Guest Post: Research Destroying Urban Radio

URBAN RADIO…WHAT IS GOING ON? The state of urban radio with the exception of WHUR here in Washington DC and a few others across the country IS, you have NON African Americans choosing the music format, branding, management and marketing…

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Circle of Sister 2015 Gospel Explosion Slated to Inspire New York

Circle of Sisters, the largest EXPO in New York City uniting, motivating and celebrating women of color, announced the line-up for the event’s Sunday-evening Gospel Explosion concert. After visiting the EXPO’s vendors and daily panels, come see performances by Tasha…

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Steve Harvey Explains to Women Why Men Work So Much

I’m sure many men have experienced that moment when your spouse, girlfriend, or significant other has complained about you working too much. I know I have heard those words before. While on a break during the taping of his daytime…