Category: URBAN

Urban Radio, Urban Music, Urban Industry News

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Da Brat Talks Giving Female Emcees a New Platform

Dish Nation had Da Brat in studio with the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. She dished on everything from the divorce between Nick Cannon and her close friend Mariah Carey, performing at the Soul Train Music Awards, her influences, her new…

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KRNB Jock Signs Multi-year Deal

KRNB (Smooth R&B 105.7) Brand Manager and Program Director Kevin Gardner announced today that Midday Jock, KJ, has signed on the dotted line for 2 more fun-filled years. Gardner commented, “KJ is a passionate multi-platform personality and a social media…

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Carter Broadcast Group Takes Major Stand Against Violence

Hot 103 Jamz and the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime are partnering for a special live broadcast, “19 Hour Call For Justice To Support Angel Hooper.” The broadcast will be held at different times throughout the day at the Ad…

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Urban Radio Music Conference Ready to Takeover Atlanta

SUMC Conference Co-Chairs Tony Baraka & Marq Dean are putting the final touches of their aggressive marketing campaign promoting the 10th Annual SUMC. According to SUMC Co- Conference Chairman Tony Baraka, “We have re-branded the Southeast Urban Music Conference to…

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Erotica Queen Entices KRNB Listeners

“All Hail the Queen of Erotica” – Zane has been super busy lately with her current movie “Addicted” & now her steamy stage play “Other Side of the Pillow”. Cast members came by 105.7 to try to entice DFW listeners…

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Omar Epps Talks Black Actors Migrating to Television

Omar Epps came by The Ryan Cameron Morning Show at V-103 to talk about his current success. The actor talked with Ryan Cameron and Wanda Smith about his role on Resurrection, his growth throughout his career, and whether or not…

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Jagged Edge Puts the Smooth Back in R&B

“Where the Party At?” – Jagged Edge was in DFW last week for a Smooth Nite Out with 105.7. Listeners sang along to jams like Promise, Let’s Get Married & I Gotta Be. Upcoming “Nites” include Marsha Ambrosius, Babyface &…

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You’ve Never Seen Elle Varner Like This Before

Elle Varner was in the ATL to perform so of course she had to stop by V-103. During her interview with Big Tigger she gave the radio listeners for than a “Refill” as she surprised everyone with an impromptu Freestyle…

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NY Urban Radio Show Expands, Adds New Market

Last week, nationally renowned radio personality, Lenny Green, launched his show, The Quiet Storm With Lenny Green, currently airing on its flagship station, NYC’s WBLS, on WTTH-96.1 “The Touch” in Atlantic City, New Jersey. As a part of WTTH’s kick…

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Michael Baisden “Needs a Job”

It’s been a while since Michael Baisden has been out of radio but he is still doing his thing. Backstage at the V-103’s “For Sisters Only” event, he took the time to talk to Sytonnia about his life after radio….

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LL Cool J Brings Something New to the Culture

Some call him the G.O.A.T, some call him LL, and some call him James. No matter what you call him, you must call him successful. LL Cool J talks about his success and significance with Ramona Debreaux of V-103. The…

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The Ladies of The Real Keep it Real with KRNB

The REAL’s Loni Love & Jeannie Mai made popped in to tell DFW about their upcoming season. The show’s other co-hosts are Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley & Adrienne Bailon. Guest this week include Bobby Brown, Jackee’ Harry, Tyson Beckford &…

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Chris Brown and Trey Songz Added to Powerhouse Line Up

Power 99, Philadelphia’s heritage home for Hip-Hop and R&B, announced today on the “T-Roy Show” that Chris Brown and Trey Songz will make a special guest performance together at POWERHOUSE 2014 (#POWERHOUSE2014) on Friday, October 31, at the Wells Fargo…

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Ryan Cameron Gets Personal with Jennifer Hudson

Atlanta’s own V-103 was gearing up for their Soul Session with Jennifer Hudson, so she stopped by to talk to Ryan Cameron and Wanda Smith. The Chicago native talked about her family life, staying strong, Tamar Braxton being one of…