Tag: Urban Radio

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What Neighborhood will Big Boy end up in?

The Big Boy story is so huge it has made TMZ and many national news outlets. I am still trying to palate that he was offered a whopping 3.5 Million dollars even in the number 2 market.  Perhaps I have…

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WGCI Names Morning Team

Let me say I know the talent pool is VERY limited out there for morning urban radio announcers. MOSTLY because the industry is not aware of who they are because they don’t promote themselves to the industry for fear of…

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10 Things Radio DJs Must Consider

Radio is just the Beginning The time has come to wake up and take a good look at your career. Let’s explore the good and the bad. Today, being a radio DJ is the START of a career. If you can’t…

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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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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…