Radio is thriving across Africa. Exact figures are difficult to come by because audience research differs across countries.

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Entrepreneur Judith Jacques-Laguerre founded Black Women in Media to amplify the accomplishments and celebrate the brilliance of Black women.


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.

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.

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Two weeks have passed since Prince died, and the world is still fondly remembering the life of the timeless singer.


I stand with Martese Johnson. There is no excuse for this. @VirginiaABC you should be ashamed. — UVAProblems (@UVAProbs) March 18, 2015 Earlier today, NewsOne’s Christina Coleman called into Richmond, Virginia’s iPower92.1 to speak with host Paris Nicole about the brutal beating of UVA student Martese Johnson. The two discussed the hard facts and local hearsay, as well […]

As part of its 18th Annual awards celebration, the Living Legends Foundation is honoring Cathy Hughes, founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc./TV One LLC with the Icon Lifetime Achievement Award. Other honorees include Keith Clinkscales, CEO of REVOLT Media & TV; Rushion McDonald, COO of Nu-Opp Inc./COO Steve Harvey Radio Network and Managing Partner of Steve Harvey […]

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 for their rights and shape the American experience. Radio One will be featured in the exhibit along with a live interview with the company founder and radio pioneer Cathy Hughes. […]

Last month New York City radio station WWRL 1600AM announced its new line-up of hosts to comprise its Equality Pride Radio,  programming aimed at the city’s LGBT community. See also: Sylvia’s Place, New York Shelter For Homeless LGBT Youth, Faces Licensing Problems The station’s sole African-American host, Clay Cane, speaks from rather unique perspective — […]

Mark Esterhuysen, a South African talk radio host, is out of a job days after he unleashed a F-word-laden diatribe against racism and police brutality, live on the air Tuesday morning. “F— racism, f— the pigs who killed Andries Tatane, f— the AWB,” Esterhuysen said in the audio. He ended his 41-second rant promoting his blog (, Twitter, […]

Former New York governor David Patterson is hitting the airwaves with his own prime-time morning talk radio show covering politics and other issues on WOR. The legally blind first Black governor of New York, Patterson grew up with the radio because of his visual impairment. In addition to the radio gig, Patterson will also continue […]

*Woman pictured in purple with glasses* The first African American woman to own a radio station and operate a television station in the United States has died. Dr. Dorothy Brunson, died Sunday morning at the age of 82 years old. She was the first African American woman to own a radio station with WEBB in […]