Joe Madison had no tolerance for ignorance.


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.

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Cathy Hughes talks about her role as founder of Radio One, the largest black-owned broadcast company in America and what it was like to be a radio pioneer during a ceremony to honor her contributions to media at the Newseum. The Newseum exhibit, “One Nation With News for All,” tells the story of how immigrants […]


An exclusive NewsOne IN DEPTH analysis Dan Charnas is the Editorial Director of News & Information at InteractiveOne, and the author of “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop” (New American Library/Penguin) ————— If you aren’t a New Yorker of a certain age, as I am, it might be difficult to understand […]

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98.7 KISS FM‘s 30-year hold on the adult R&B market is coming to an end as the iconic radio station is merging with 107.5 WBLS, according to 98.7 Kiss FM. SEE ALSO: Why Brian McKnight’s Vulgar Song Is Sad About the merger, WBLS VP/General Manager Deon Levingston says, “WBLS and WRKS have been the voice […]

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mild-mannered community activist Albert Knighten found himself in handcuffs last month when police and federal agents raided his home and shut down a pirate radio station he operated out of a spare bedroom. Supporters say his bare-bones operation filled an important niche in a predominantly black section of Fort Myers, a […]

Dorothy Brunson, the first African-American woman to own a radio station, has died at 72-years-old. Brunson died Sunday of complications from ovarian cancer at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, according to Baltimore Sun. The media pioneer acquired Baltimore’s WEBB-AM in 1979 and later added stations in Atlanta and Wilmington, N.C., as well as a […]

The Rev. Al Sharpton has created his own media company and will launch a Sunday-morning syndicated TV show, he told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday.