Posted: July 9, 2010 at 12:18 am
Author, award-winning journalist and syndicated talk radio host Robert “Rob” Redding Jr. is scheduled to return to Atlanta’s News & Talk 1380 WAOK-AM, the nation’s No. 7 market for radio, on Sunday’s from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. starting this weekend.
Redding, who is known as “America’s Independent Voice,” is bringing his syndicated radio show, “Redding News Review,” to the WAOK, where he started his successful talk radio career almost a decade ago.
“Rob Redding was with WAOK when it was first introduced as a News and Talk Station back in 2001,” said WAOK Operations Manager Jean Ross. “We welcome him back now as an award-winning journalist, and one of the most respected talk show hosts in this country. Atlanta, get ready to be educated, antagonized and entertained. The Redding News Review is back on News & Talk 1380 WAOK!”
“It’s good to be home,” Redding said. “I look forward to working with the talented management and staff at black America’s most important talk radio station.”
Redding, who was named one of the “100 Most Important Radio Talk Hosts In America” for his previous work on WAOK, has been awarded a proclamation from the city of Atlanta for his work at the Atlanta station.
“Redding News Review” uses exclusive headlines taken from his “Black Web Award”-winning ReddingNewsReview.com. The site has been called a “clearinghouse for African American news” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper and has been cited by numerous mainstream news agencies including ABC News, The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, The Washington Times and Editor & Publisher trade magazine.
The “Redding News Review” radio show can already be heard in the Austin, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Macon, Ga., Melbourne, Fla., Myrtle Beach, SC., Florence, AL., Monroe, La. and on XM 169 The Power. The “Redding News Review” podcast is also downloaded by hundreds each week.
Redding’s journalistic excellence and growing number of listeners has earned him multiple appearances on the Fox News Channel and National Public Radio.
He also has won an ADDY award and an Associated Press award for his work. What’s more, Redding has been called one of the most “respected names in the media” by urban magazine Upscale and “one of the most intellectual and intriguing radio talk show hosts since Tavis Smiley” by urban industry authority AllRadioNews.com (formerly Radio Facts).
Redding has also written a critically acclaimed book, “Hatred Hired Hatred: Why Politicians, political parties and the political prejudices they tout are mutually exclusive from good government.” “Hired Hatred” has been praised by New York’s Black Star News as a book that “goes far beyond his personal opinion and offers historical facts worth a second look, pointing out the flaws in a system that very well could use some work and raising many questions that could be the start of some sort of reformation.”
He recently narrated the documentary film “Stay Brady Stay”, which is set to debut at the San Antonio Film Festival on July 23 to July 27.
Redding will be in Atlanta at WAOK’s “Car & Bike Show” on Saturday and will broadcast his show live from 255 Tapas Lounge on 255 Peters St. on Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. ET.