Radio

Black podcasts have taken the entertainment industry by storm over the last decade and the growing audio platform sector doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon.

Throughout American history, Black disc jockeys did more than just spin records. They were, for Black listeners across the country, the influential voices of their communities.

In honor of National Radio Day, we are taking a look back at some of the hero's both past and present who trailblazed into the industry with their iconic ideas.

D.L. Hughley and Rickey Smiley have each been nominated for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year as part of the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2021 Marconi Radio Awards.