The Force MD’s “Don’t Rush”
The Force MD’s Return with a New Single “Don’t Rush”
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WKSP-Augusta, WRRX-Pensacola, WNWZ-Grand Rapids, WAKB-Augusta, Music Choice
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MEDIA ALERT: ARE PROGRAMMERS GOING BEYOND THE SINGLE?
FROM: ELROY SMITH, OPERATIONS & PROGRAM DIRECTOR 102.9 KBLX – SAN FRANCISCO
I remember back in the day, my fellow programmers including myself were excited about finding the one album cut that wasn’t a single, but we believed in enough to expose it to our audience. To date, this magic is missing from many radio stations, including mine! Today, I came across a Bruno Mars song that is so amazing that if it never becomes a single I will continue to play it on KBLX/SF. The nostalgic feel of “Calling All My Lovelies” is addictive and the harmony is reminiscent of the Force MD’s, Boyz II Men, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. This is by far the best new summertime, fresh, illuminating, goose-bump & feel good song on my radio station today. Just one man’s opinion.
Bruno Mars Calling All My Lovelies
Radio icon Carl Conner passed away after suffering a stroke and a variety of associated illnesses.
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Statement from Davis Broadcasting:
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Re: The Passing of Industry Veteran, Carl Conner Sr.
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of industry
veteran, Carl Conner. Carl passed away on Friday, June 23rd in Houston,
TX after battling with heath issues.
Carl Conner worked in the radio broadcasting industry for over 47 years
in such markets as Chicago, Atlanta, Memphis, Augusta, Houston, and
Columbus, GA. In 2016, Carl retired from Davis Broadcasting Inc. as the
VP of Operations after over 20 years of service with the company.
“Carl was not only widely respected in the industry, but I also
considered him a close friend and he will truly be missed. He genuinely
cared about people and loved what he did,” says CEO and President of
Davis Broadcasting Inc., Gregory Davis Sr.
Hollywood’s heavy weights came out in full force to celebrate the music industry’s finest in recognition of Black Music Month. During the event The Black Business Association presented The Lifetime Achievement Award to Clarence Avant and The Special Recognition Award to Lee Bailey. Clarence’s lifelong friend Quincy Jones gave a congratulatory speech to the awardees.
From L to R: Two Time Top Ten Billboard Songwriter, Charlotte’s 91.7 FM Assistant Program Director/Music Director & Film Writer/Director Tim Greene, Clarence Avant & Lee Bailey.
On Tuesday, June 20th the KBLX Morning Dream Team (Tony Sco., Tony Roberts, and Kimmie Tee) & guest host, Zahrah Farmer from Days with Zahrah on ABC Bay Area, were surprised on the telephone by NBA Forward and member of the 2017 World Champion Golden State Warriors, Andre Iguodala.
During the call, Andre told the DREAM TEAM he’s “a big fan of the show and listens every morning because we get the day started right!”. Andre also shared the big news about his newborn daughter and a passion for YOGA!
Andre and Tony Sco both hail from Chicago and promised the audience to keep their commitment to improving our neighborhoods and communities.
On behalf of 102.9 KBLX in San Francisco, we salute our World Champion Golden State Warriors! GO DUBS!!
Alvin Garrett “Ms. Perfection” Ft. Zapp
Alvin Garrett is a Grammy nominated songwriter, producer, and solo recording artist
with chart-topping hits on Joe, Johnny Gill, Rubben Studdard and others…
Alvin Garretts’ hot new jam is sure to have ladies everywhere proclaiming
Impacting Urban Adult Radio June 26th & 27th
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“Ms. Perfection” The Feel-Good Anthem for Every Woman!
Syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley has been tapped to host the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show, scheduled for Thursday, September 7 at the 2017 Radio Show. As you know, Smiley is host of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, which is syndicated by Reach Media Inc., a division of Radio One. In addition to his radio and stand-up comedy career, Smiley appears on the popular television show Dish Nation and TV One’s Rickey Smiley For Real, which chronicles his radio career and personal life as a single father. He is also author of the upcoming book, Stand By Your Truth: And Then Run For Your Life, which will be released this fall.
iHeartMedia Detroit has a prime opportunity now available for a Director of Urban Programming for the Detroit Region, including programming oversight of Urban WJLB and Urban AC/Throwback WMXD (Mix 92.3). We understand that current PD Cheron Sanders will transition into APD/MD of both stations.
This is a great position, overseeing two of the biggest Urban brands in America. We’re looking for a superstar. This person needs to be a music, imaging, talent coaching, promotionally minded wizard.
To apply online, please follow this handy link to the official posting on the iHeartMedia Careers.
BROCKHAMPTON is the collective of artists and musicians associated with Kevin Abstract. From 2016 to now they’ve built quite a buzz on the internet and have their new show AMERICAN BOYBAND on Viceland. It’s only right that they drop their sophomore album SATURATION and it be a smash!
This squad of seven Texas consists of Kevin Abstract, JOAB, Ameer Vann, Matt Champion, Dom McLennon, Rodney Taylor, and Merlyn Wood. BROCKHAMPTON uses fresh production with crystal clear singing voices, and posse cut rap verses on almost every track. I almost don’t want to tell you which songs stand out to me because you should just listen to the whole project. I expect to hear the single “Gold” at every party this summer. The second to last song “FACE” has a similar funk-steez to Childish Gambino’s “Redbone.”
BROCKHAMPTON is a reflection of their influences. The opening track “HEAT” has a hard in your face beat reminiscent of the glory days of 2010-11 OFWGKTA. Much of their music reminds me of N.E.R.D. or post 808s and Heartbreak Kanye West. It’s safe to say that Brockhampton is blazing a trail and is the next crew to look out for. From the way SATURATION keeps you guessing, it’s hard not to come away album satisfied. 4.5/5 flies for the American Boy Band!
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Townsquare Media Urban WBLK/Buffalo has filled its Brand Manager vacancy with the hire of major market vet Jay Hicks. The position has been open since March when Chris Reynolds exited after 14 years.
Hicks spent the past 5 1/2 years as PD of Radio One Urban WGPR (Hot 107.5)/Detroit until his departure in January of this year. Before that he programmed MacDonald Broadcasting Urban WQHH (Power 96.5)/Lansing, MI.
Commenting on his new Buffalo position, Hicks said, “It is an honor and a privilege to program such a heritage station as WBLK. There is a lot of history; a lot of great moments, and I want build on it and make an impact on the Buffalo community and continue to carry that heritage torch.”