Category: URBAN

Urban Radio, Urban Music, Urban Industry News

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The Maddhouse Talks to Mike Jay About His “Birthday Suit”

Yasmin Young and Nolimit Larry of The Morning Maddhouse on WPEG in Charlotte, NC chopped it up   with singer Mike Jay about going from a songwriter to an artist, how he got discovered, birthday suits, what he’s looking for in a woman,…

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Four Men Indicted in Death of New Orleans Rapper

Eyewitness News in New Orleans is reporting that McCoy Walker, Rico Jackson, Tyrone Knockum and Terrioues Owney have officially been charged in connection to the murder of New Orleans rappers Renetta “Magnolia Shorty” Lowe and Jerome “Man Man” Hampton. Both…

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Goapele Visits KJLH

Singer Goapele visits Los Angeles urban station KJLH. Here is is pictured with KJLH PD Aundre Russell

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LOOK: It’ s Music Soulchild!

It was a big weekend in New York for WBLS as the station presented The 6th Annual R&B Fest at the SummerStage in Central Park.  OM/PD Skip Dillard captured a pic with Musiq Soulchild who performed at the Fest.  Dillard…

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10 Rules Of Survival If Stopped By The Police

Following the recent shooting death of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri many people as well as celebrities have been debating about the incident, especially as it pertains to the topic of young black men being considered

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KBFB Dallas Gets a New Image

Imaging and brand building is one of the most significant aspects in maintaining a successful radio station.  Knowing that, KBFB Dallas has jumped on the new imaging service offered by Superadio and CTC Creative. Superadio Networks has announced an affiliation and sales…

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Jagged Edge Talks Gift and Curse of Radio

  Jermaine Dupri recently said that R&B music changed because too many artists try to cater to the sound that is on the radio. The words that JD uttered resonated with me and stayed with me for a while to…

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Popular Morning Show Host Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

DeDe McGuire, host of K 104′s De De in the Morning show, stepped up to the plate after being challenged to take the Ice Bucket Challenge that has been the latest social media craze. With several celebrities, civilians, and everybody…

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Are Blacks using Racism as a Scapegoat for our Problems?

In many of the social networks and the yahoo page the comments were flooded with mostly whites and even some blacks who are fed up with the black community constantly looking for a scapegoat for our own problems. Many stated that Michael Brown was a “thug”

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WBLS Enjoys Summer Concert with Gospel Icon (PIC)

  WBLS Program Director, Skip Dillard enjoys another evening of the WBLS and WLIB Summer Concert Series in New York’s Central Park. The park was packed with R&B lovers, radio personalities, and celebrities as Music Soulchild had the people on…

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Rickey Smiley Morning Show Represents In Ferguson [PICS]

Rickey Smiley Morning Show In Ferguson! As many people across the country continue to watch, discuss and monitor the developments surrounding the shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show took it…

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Preachers of LA Join KRNB’s 1st Lady of Mid-Day KJ

The controversial reality show Preachers Of LA was in the DFW this week to give 105.7 listeners a sneak peak of season 2 premiering August 20th on the Oxygen network. A Q&A session followed where they addressed issues like living…

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Internet Radio Listenership On The Rise…. Beating Out Local

  Internet Radio Listeners On The Rise The reports are in! More people are listening to internet radio than ever.  The latest reports from two different data research companies indicate that the listenership of internet radio has increased dramatically over the…

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Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards Brings Out The Stars [PICS]

    The nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show held it’s 11th annual “Neighborhood Awards” in Atlanta over the weekend.  The 3 day event was held at the Georgia World Congress Center and featured 3 sold out comedy shows, as…