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After the addition of Marc Clarke to the. 100 Hip Hop and RNB FM family, CEO, and Program director Lorenzo’ Ice-Tea” Thomas has filled out his roster by officially adding Television and Radio veteran Allison Seymour to an all-star cast of veteran personalities.  Lorenzo said, “The professionalism, credibility, and consistency they bring, will give our weekday lineup a great deal of versatility as they take over afternoons from 3 pm – 7 pm.”

Hosts of “Allison & Marc in the afternoon” Allison Seymour and Marc Clarke formerly of WHUR-DC will be taking their talents to the airwaves starting Monday, August 17th, on Miami based digital radio station 100 Hip Hop and RNB FM. Allison says, “I’ve always enjoyed doing the show with Marc, and this platform is so exciting!” Allison Seymour has been waking up the Washington DC market as a television anchor for over 20 years. She is a community fixture and one of the most popular personalities on social media.  She recently announced her departure from Fox 5 in Washington DC and has found a new innovative way of touching the people. Seymour states, “To be a part of  an all-star lineup with new technology, the whole world can hear is amazing.”

Allison & Marc have been married for over twenty, and their show is funny, compelling, and real. They are radio’s Michelle & Barack, so expect Digital dominance on the net. Lorenzo adds, “I feel like I have been reunited with a couple of long lost family members, and it’s turn up time on 100 Hip Hop and RNB FM.

.100 Hip Hop and RNB FM line-up
Sheryl Underwood: 5 am-9 am
Coka Lani: 9 am-12 Noon
K. Foxx: Noon – 3 pm
Allison and Marc in the Afternoon: 3 pm – 7 pm
Lorenzo Ice-Tea Thomas: 7 pm-10 pm
Cayman Kelly: 10pm -2am

.100 Hip Hop and RNB FM can be heard on the iHeartradio App, Alexa,
and www.100HipHopandRNB.FM

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The All New Ray Daniels Morning Show Signs on with FUBU Radio and is now Syndicated on FM Affiliates starting Monday, August 17th, 2020.
“The All New Ray Daniels Morning” Show Starting Monday, August 17th on (6) FM affiliates and FUBU RADIO 6am to 10am weekdays featuring comedian Ebonie Michelle Antionette Wright aka #CookieWright, #AP aka Antwone Payne and #DJSwayd Dee J Swayd. Launching Monday August 17th at 6am to 10am Weekdays on: *FUBU RADIO on the iHeart Radio and Radio.com a company of Entercom, *KLEK 102.5 FM – Jonesboro, Arkansas, *KDIV 98.7 FM – Fayetteville, Arkansas, *WCQC 91.3 FM – Clarksdale, Mississippi, *WRDD Digital Connect 102.1 Atlanta, GA, also *Middays 10am to 2pm weekdays *WTSX Power 104.9 FM – Kokomo, Indiana and *Saturday’s 3pm to 7pm on *WUFO Power 96.5 FM – Buffalo, NY.

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A bipartisan majority within the House of Representatives has voiced support for the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which would prevent Congress from imposing “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” upon terrestrial radio stations if signed into law.

We first reported on the Local Radio Freedom Act in 2013, when the concise legislation garnered the backing of 139 representatives and 11 senators. Seven years (and much lobbying from the multibillion-dollar broadcasting industry) later, the bill has officially surpassed the 218-vote simple majority needed to pass through the House, with 223 Republican and Democratic lawmakers having expressed their intention to vote for the proposal.

The latter figure reflects a nearly 100-vote gain in about 18 months, as just 124 members  of congress  disclosed their approval of the legislation in February 2019. (Four years before that, however, 200 members of Congress rallied behind the bill.) Read more in Digitalmusicnews.com.

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Roc Nation (2)Roc Nation, a preeminent global entertainment company, and Long Island University, a nationally ranked university, have engaged in a historic collaboration to form the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment, enrolling students at LIU Brooklyn beginning fall 2021.

The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will prepare students for a wide range of careers in performance, entrepreneurship, all aspects of music and sports business management. Students will engage with university professors, alongside visiting guest artists and lecturers, while participating in immersive internships, ensuring they graduate with both hands-on experience and a network of professional contacts.

Located in JAY-Z’s hometown of Brooklyn, the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will provide Roc Nation Hope Scholarships for 25 percent of enrolled students. These scholars will graduate from the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment debt free, and will receive individualized support and mentorship. The Roc Nation Hope Scholars will be selected from a pool of academically competitive, New York based first-time freshmen with the highest need.

The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will offer undergraduate degrees in music; music technology, entrepreneurship & production; and sports management. Read more in PRNEWSWIRE.COM

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Portland rappers Dmarx and The Kings  join forces to release Knott Street Pharmacy. This four track EP is produced by J Hixson. These songs celebrate the trap lifestyle , providing the perfect soundtrack to ride to the corner store to. Check out the review below on Instagram.

KSP

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDcNHxwh6AH/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/6LFI6qhdoeC77GrAlTFTIF?si=LWlEb2wrQ3COjfudR1ov1Q

 

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Casablanca-Records

In summer 1975 record executive Neil Bogart had a serious problem. His Casablanca Records had KISS’s Alive due for release. It was the fourth album by his cartoony hard rock band and Bogart was determined to finally break the band. In addition Casablnca had a super sexy disco singer Donna Summer about to release an X-rated single called “Love To Love You Baby,” one he’d personally had extended for disco play. Parliament, who’s funkified records were building a huge audience, were preparing The Mothership Connection, which he planned to support with a enough tour money that the band could tour with its own spaceship.

It was all promising. One problem. Bogart and Casablanca were dead broke. His record distributor, Warner Bros. treated the label like a ball headed step child. Other possible funders wanted control of the company. To meet payroll and release new albums Bogart needed an influx of cash. His solution? A weekend trip to Las Vegas. A serious gambler, Bogart had lines of credit at major casino/hotels the Dunes, the Flamingo, the Golden Nugget, the Riviera and the Sands. So Bogart began checking into Vegas hotels for a night, while drawing cash on his line of credit. He didn’t gamble. Instead Bogart collected the cash and brought it back to Los Angeles to pay Casablanca’s many bills.

The fact Bogart wasn’t gambling with the casino’s money did not go unnoticed. Reckless moves made with underworld money is how people found themselves buried in the Nevada desert. Once Bogart’s scheme was discovered a very serious gentleman in Vegas advised to stop the ploy and quickly. Lucky for Bogart the ‘Kiss’ Alive’ album became an multi-platinum breakthrough,  allowing him to pay back the Vegas casinos and launch Donna Summer and Parliament into the pop stratosphere. Bogart’s Vegas line of credit disappeared but he’d saved Casablanca even as he risked his life.  This is just one of the stories that made Bogart a new entertainment industry legend.

The record business, during its 20th century glory days, was run by driven, creative, often times crazy and reckless businessmen. Most of the great executives were hustlers, really musical traveling salesmen who would have sold sand to the beach if the beach strolled into the wrong bar. One of the most colorful of these characters was Brooklyn native Neil Bogart. He founded Casablanca Records in 1973 and made it one the most legendary, and notorious, labels in music history. Read more from Nelson George.

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WHUR-DCLegendary radio personality Frank Ski is bringing his widely popular radio show to the DMV taking over afternoons at 96.3 WHUR. “The Frank Ski Show with Nina Brown” airs weekdays from 3 pm to 7 pm starting Monday, August 3 “The Frank Ski Show with Nina Brown” will deliver up-to-date commentary on trending headlines, entertainment news, and all things important to the Black culture while providing fun, edgy, and interactive engagement.

Known for their ability to connect with the audience on relevant issues with transparency, Ski and
Brown are a force to be reckoned with on-air. The pair promises to provide just the right mixture
designed to inform, inspire, and entertain. “Connecting to the Washington, DC listeners is
extremely important to me during this challenging time in our history,” said Ski.

Frank-SkiSki is no stranger to the DMV. He began his radio career in the District in the early 1990s before
moving on to Baltimore and then to Atlanta and back to DC for a stint at WHUR in 2013. Brown has worked in radio and television for nearly two decades and has produced several of Ski’s #1 rated radio shows. “Frank Ski has dominated ratings and has an incredible legacy of community
enrichment wherever he is on the air. He is a media icon and adding his name to WHUR once again completes our DMV Dream Team,” said WHUR Program Director Al Payne.

Nina BrownThe addition of the “Frank Ski Show with Nina Brown” to WHUR’s weekday line-up takes the
programming line-up to a whole new level. WHUR’s weekday programs also include, “The Steve
Harvey Morning Show” from 6 am to 10 am, “Autumn Joi’s Live Squad” from 10 am to 3 pm, “The
Daily Drum with Harold Fisher” from 7 pm to 7:30 pm, and “The Original Quiet Storm with John
Monds” from 7:30 pm to midnight.”

Now more than ever, it’s crucial to have knowledgeable trustworthy voices on the air. Frank and
Nina have a proven track record of success and adding them to the WHUR team is a huge win for
us,” said WHUR General Manager Sean Plater.

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