Category: Industry News

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Undeniable Best Radio Stations – Urban

We are always tuning in to some of the best programmed radio stations in the country. We look for presentation, delivery, great jocks, professionalism and quality. These are the stations we like the most. Click NEXT above or below for…

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Radio Round Up – Jagged Edge, Mike Tyson, & More

Jagged Edge Stops by WDAS Jagged Edge stops by WDAS – Philadelphia to discuss their #1 R&B album with on-air personality Frankie Darrel Faizon Kicks it With KJ Faizon Love was in the DFW last week with Mo’Nique as part…

New members and leadership of The Executive Leadership Council and Foundation at the 2014 Summer General Membership Meeting.

Pepsi Invests in the Future of Black Leaders

The PepsiCo Foundation announced that it is extending its relationship with the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) with a new three-year grant that will support the ELC’s Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium (MLMS). The PepsiCo Foundation will contribute $150,000 to fund the MLMS…


The NBA Creates Math Champions While Educating Boys of Color

COSEBOC (Coalition for Schools Educating Boys of Color) will hold aTweetchat discussing “CREATING MATH CHAMPIONS”. The Tweetchat will be hosted by Nick Monzi and Khalil Fuller of NBA Math Hoops. Hosts: Nick Monzi: @NickMonzi – Director of Programs at…

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Sister 2 Sister” Stops Magazine Edition

Sister 2 Sister Magazine, the national entertainment magazine focused on the interests of Black women, today announced that the company is restructuring from publishing a subscriber and newsstand-based print publication to a digital platform that integrates content, events and social…

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Emily West Goes From “America’s Got Talent” to Major Deal

Sony Music Masterworks announces the signing of Emily West to the Portrait imprint. The powerhouse vocalist and songwriter was a finalist on Season 9 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” West will release a two-track digital single on December 2nd featuring…

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Wendy Williams Speaks on Aaliyah Biopic and the Power of Radio

Wendy Williams came back to radio to talk to Big Boy as she stepped into his neighborhood at Power 106. The TV talk show host talks about producing the upcoming Aaliyah biopic, she goes inside the Lifetime TV Movie Biography….

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Funeral Services Set For Esteemed Civil Rights Activist and Editor

Funeral services for Constance D. Harper, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Ohio’s largest black newspaper, the Call and Post, will take place on Saturday, November 1, at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church located at 8712 Quincy Avenue in Cleveland. Family Hour…


Huge Honor to be Bestowed Upon BET Co-Founder, Sheila C. Johnson

Sheila C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts and BET Co-Founder, will be honored with the Breaking Barriers Award at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF’s) 26th Annual Awards Gala on November 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. Johnson is…


Black Enterprise Returns to TV with Hollywood Hitmaker, Will Packer

On Saturday, November 1, 2014, Our World With Black Enterprise, a half-hour, nationally syndicated network television series that spotlights the contemporary African American experience, returns with new episodes, two new hosts and exclusive features on the most influential African American…


Major Brand Partners with NAACP to Give Vital Franchising Tips

  Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced that it will host a new educational webinar as part of its Diversity in Franchising Initiative in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of…


SiriusXM Gets Much More Serious about the NBA

SiriusXM will provide subscribers nationwide all-encompassing coverage of the 2014-15 NBA season, offering live play-by-play of every game from Opening Night through the NBA Finals, plus daily in-depth talk and analysis on SiriusXM NBA Radio. The NBA begins its 69th…

City Of Hope Honors iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) CEO Bob Pittman With Spirit Of Life Award - Inside

Did the Name Change Impact iHeartMedia’s Revenue?

With the recent name change many were wondering how it would affect Clear Channel’s bottom line. Long story short, it didn’t. Now known as iHeartMedia, Inc., the company is still experiencing growth. “This quarter we became ‘iHeartMedia’ to better reflect…

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Radio Advertising Bureau Board Elects New Regime

The Radio Advertising Bureau held its annual Board of Directors Meeting in Baltimore, MD, October 21-22. During the meeting a new slate of officers were elected, along with new incoming directors.   “We are thrilled to have Hartley Adkins at…