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Allstate Donates to the Tom Joyner Foundation

Allstate will donate up to $200,000 to the Tom Joyner Foundation as part of the company’s Quotes for Education (QFE) program to support current and future generations of students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Between August 1 and…

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2 Dead and 3 Injured at OVO Festival After Party

After the success of Drake’s OVO Festival where everyone was in a frenzy over him clowning Meek Mills on stage or the fact that he brought out Pharrell and Kanye, that frenzy turned to panic at an after party. Hosted…

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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Invests $4.7 Million in Young Men of Color

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announced a total investment of $4.7 million to 10 community-based organizations in the foundation’s priority places of Mississippi and New Orleans that are working to promote racial equity and healing in order to eliminate barriers…

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MIX 96.5 LAUNCHES NEW MORNING SHOW

CBS RADIO’s Mix 96.5 announced today a new morning show will debut on Monday, Sept. 14 (6:00-10:00AM) as the station celebrates its 25thanniversary broadcasting Hot Adult Contemporary music.  The Dave, Mahoney & DK Morning Show joins the station from CBS…

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John Monds Syndicated at Radio One?

Several sources have confirmed that John Monds Evening show will be syndicated at Radio One.  Headquartered at WMMJ in DC (Majic 102.3) the show will also be heard in Detroit, Indiana, Richmond, Columbus Ohio and one or two other markets.  John could not…

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Donnie Simpson Returns to radio at Radio One?

This has to be the most interesting story of the year. A couple of weeks ago I had heard that Donnie Simpson was returning to radio and at Radio One. I wasn’t sure under what capacity he would be returning. I knew there…

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Question from RF Reader: Why are Black DJs Disposable?

Kevin, A recent story you ran about Funk Flex caught my attention.  For the past 20 years, I have always questioned Radio’s Senior Execs as to why Black format personalities don’t have value after successfully building their brands were they…