Tag: Urban Radio

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Radio Facts 2014 Innovators of the Year

We put together this list of the people we were most impressed with this year in the industry and beyond. Your thoughts? Diddy – REVOLT TV Kudos to Sean “P-Diddy” Combs for creating another ALWAYS much-needed minority owned media outlet to…

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KEVSUM: Classic Hip Hop, Good or Bad Idea?

Something New? Hallelue! I cannot tell you how many people have asked my opinion about the Classic Hip Hop format. Programmers, DJs, phone calls, DJs, Label reps, emails and more. This is what I think. I think urban is OVERDUE for…

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GUEST POST: The New Sensational Classic Hip Hop Format

The New Sensational Urban Radio Format It always refreshing when something NEW happens in our industry! Often times when it happens there are folk who say Man I been talking about that for years and now someone finally got it!…

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Rap Pioneer Big Bank Hank from Sugarhill Gang Dies

The rap community as well as the music industry lost one of the great pioneers early this morning. Big Bank Hank, 57, died of cancer this morning. He was a member of the Sugarhill Gang and he was a member…

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Urban Radio DJs Lack Leverage and Opportunity

Finding inspiration Being a DJ on most urban radio stations today is far too challenging, confusing and contradictory.  As a radio pro and a business owner there are aspects of both sides that I get but imagine if your boss told you…

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Major Market Radio Station Seeks On Air Talent

Radio Chicago on Air personality R&B show old school new school variety On air personality: you must have excellent communication, presentation and reasoning skills! You must have excellent Selling Skills! Sales and Marketing – Knowledge of principles and methods for…

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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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Urban Radio’s Call to Action for St. Louis Shooting

,    If your target audience is 18-34 women or 25-54, the 18 year old “Michael Brown” incident could have easily been one of their children or perhaps even a brother. St. Louis, Police shooting, Michael Brown, unarmed African American…