Tag: Urban Radio

Saving the “Urban Radio Announcer” from Extinction

Where is our Creative? The current state of the urban radio jock is not only in danger of becoming extinct, it’s easily up for grabs according to trends in urban radio. Several people have emailed, called and sent me texts…

Mar Brown new SVP Urban Radio at Atlantic

Congrats to Mar Brown on his new appointment as SVP Atlantic Records. Brown states… “In my position, you have to be able to connect the dots. Even though radio is still the #1 driver of music for consumers, these kids…

Radio Facts Radio Show Podcast “Changing Industry” New Episode

The first Episode: Over 10,000 Listens in 5 days!!! Radio Facts Radio Show -NEW EPISODE “Changing Industry” Listen to, Download, Share Link 5 Industry Friends do a Conference Call about the Industry and YOU’RE Invited to listen!!!! February 6, 2014…

LORDE’s “Royals” Captures #1 At Urban Radio

The 17-year-old New Zealand songstress makes history as her multi-platinum-selling smash “Royals” captures the number one spot at Urban Radio this week. Becoming a true crossover sensation, the single initially infiltrated the format’s Top 10 in December and has gradually…


13TH POWER OF URBAN RADIO FORUM OCTOBER 3: AT&T Vice President Jennifer Jones Is Keynote Speaker Kizart Media Partners, Inc. (KMP, Inc.) hosts its 13th Power of Urban Radio Forum in partnership with the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB)…


Pres., ATLANTA CASTING N TALENT Writer/Producer/Director/Manager/ Agent/Playwright, Air/TV Personality/Wardrobe Designer/Voice-Talent, Motivational Speaker. HOST/MC and Co-Founder of URBAN RADIO REUNION, celebrating the Life & Legacy of Urban Radio Broadcast Pioneers who paved the way for the Old School & radio industry….

Shawn Knight

Shawn Knight is no stranger when it comes to radio and television. In the early stages of his career Shawn got his teachings from Kennedy King College and was on the college radio station 89.3FM WKKC. Also, he interned at NBC 5 Chicago “The Jenny Jones Show” for the 1996-1997 Season.

In 1997 he got the opportunity of a lifetime when he received a call from Elroy Smith at iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Communications to join the staff at WGCI AM-FM. In 2001, Jay Alan invited him to join the staff at Crawford Broadcasting WPWX Power 92 and WSRB Soul 106 3 where he was employed at the station for 10 years. His radio career also includes Radio-One in 2008 at WTLC AM-FM under the leadership of Khris Raye & Brian Wallace, and currently WKZJ K92.7 in Columbus GA.

In late December 2010 to May 2011 Shawn was a regular on television as a “Guest Commentator” on WFLD Fox 32‘s Good Day Chicago. Shawn is also featured in the publication “Who’s Who In Black Chicago” {2006-2007, and 2009} for his accomplishments in Urban Radio. Recently in 2011 the website ranked Shawn at #5 for Top Radio Personalities in the country. Shawn is a devoted father of 2 teenage boys Jacob & Jacolby and is apart of the Masonic Order A.F.A.M. You can join Shawn’s social networks by #Liking this FB Page or follow him on Twitter: