Hip-Hop History Month

November is Hip-Hop History Month, and we're taking a look at one of the most vital portions of modern day on-air radio: the mix show!

Donnie Simpson is more than just a pretty face. The legendary broadcaster is an award-winning radio pioneer who has had a 50 year career in radio. He celebrates his 67th birthday today. Born in Detroit Michigan on January 30th, 1954, Simpson is the son of a record store owner so he developed his love for […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Cannon is coming to radio. Meruelo Media on Friday announced the rapper, comedian and actor is joining Los Angeles hip-hop radio station Power 106 as host of its morning show. “Nick Cannon Mornings” launches Monday from 5 to 10 a.m. In a statement, Cannon says he’s honored for the opportunity […]

National News

  TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey radio hosts are receiving heavy criticism for repeatedly referring to the state’s attorney general as “turban man” on air. The Record reports WKXW-FM hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco made the comments Wednesday while discussing Gurbir Grewal’s recent order to suspend marijuana prosecutions in the state. Grewal […]

Arts & Entertainment

“With my confidence about what I’m doing, it’s all evolved into just Wendy, which is great,” Wendy Williams said of her three decade career to ABC News’ Chief Business Technology and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis on an episode of ABC Radio’s No Limits. “I hate that it took so long.”The Wendy Williams Show will begin its 10th […]

The Black Beat

Most of the drama and beef that Kanye West has had over the last few years has all stemmed from Twitter. Still, that hasn’t stopped the Famous rapper from using the social platform to talk about things about which he feels passionate…very, very passionate. On Tuesday night, West took to Twitter to express what he thinks about Frank Ocean‘s […]

  Little Rock’s KOKY-FM has a rich history in serving the African-American community of the Arkansas city. Although its station location has changed over the years, its aims in serving Black listeners in the region has not. The station was first established in 1956 on the AM dial at 1440. It is Arkansas’ first radio […]

Arts & Entertainment

This week, a news station in Beyonce’s hometown of Houston suddenly began playing her music – and didn’t stop. Listeners looking for the latest news were left wondering what in the name of Sasha Fierce was happening. A statement on the station’s website had an explanation: “News92, Houston’s first FM all-news radio station aired its […]

The Newseum exhibition, “One Nation With News for All,” tells the story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight…

The Newseum exhibition, “One Nation With News for All,” tells the story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight…

Arts & Entertainment

SEATTLE (AP) — A spokesman for Casey Kasem‘s daughter says the famous radio host’s unburied body remains at a funeral home in Tacoma, Washington, a month after his death. Danny Deraney, publicist for Kerri Kasem, says Kasem’s children from his first marriage hope he will be buried at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, California, as […]

New R&B artist August Alsina has been making the rounds building buzz for his debut album “Testimony.” While fans embrace him for his catchy R&B…