Radio Facts (www.radiofacts.com) announced today that Reach Media and Radio One syndicated radio Host D.L. Hughley has been named the 2018 “Radio Host of the Year” in the 2nd annual Radio Facts “Power Play List” magazine
The annual magazine and honor recognize those who use their industry platform as a commitment to advancing, educating and advocating for diversity.
“Honorees like D.L. are setting the standard for the widening realm of platforms for urban broadcasting,” said Kevin Ross, CEO of The Radio Facts “Power Play List” Magazine. “His best selling book ‘How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People’ as well as his popular videos are a prime example of his commitment, compassion and advocacy for the often disenfranchised. He is a voice for the voiceless.”
On winning the award Hughley states, “I think that if you at a certain point, have a microphone or a canvas or any apparatus, it expounds your perspective and you have an obligation to say what you see and that’s what I do now.” Hughley was interviewed for the magazine and the extended full podcast will be available on the Radio Facts site in January.
Since 2017, Power Play List Magazine has honored those who show a commitment to diversity in the expanding broadcast industry. The magazine also honors the Syndicated Show of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Broadcast Executive of the Year, Record Executive of the Year and many more. Last year’s Radio Host of the Year was Charlamagne Tha God from Power 105 in New York. The new magazine will hit the industry in mid-December.
ABOUT D.L. HUGHLEY
D.L. Hughley is a popular national stand-up comedian and a national radio host for Radio One and Reach Media. Radio One is the largest broadcasting company serving the African American community. D.L. can currently be heard nationwide as the host of his own afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show” which is syndicated in over 60 markets across the country. D.L. is currently touring as part of the Comedy Get Down Tour, which features Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, and Eddie Griffin. The tour will be turned into a docu-reality series to air on BET and Comedy Central this fall.
ABOUT RADIO FACTS
Radio Facts is a Broadcast, Music and Marketing company. The website (www.radiofacts.com) is a platform for the daily industry blog with news and information emailed to the industry as well as an archive site for the history of urban music and broadcasting. Radio Facts is also a magazine with three annual issues: Women of Color in Media (August), Power Play List (December) and our latest edition All Things Music (March). Radio Facts targets, musicians, producers, radio programmers, radio broadcasters, music consumers and more. Radio Facts CEO Kevin Ross is a broadcast industry vet, journalist, and industry entrepreneur with more than 30 years in radio, records and magazine publishing.
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It was with extreme disappointment and dismay that we heard President Trump demean American Urban Radio Network’s White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief, April Ryan last Friday. For more than two decades April Ryan has been one of the few African American journalists covering the White House holding both Republican and Democratic administrations accountable on issues impacting people of color. American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) is the largest radio network in the country reaching African Americans. As our White House Correspondent April asks tough questions illuminating issues critical to our audience. Last week the President revoked access to the White House for CNN’s Jim Acosta and threatened to do the same with Ms. Ryan after labeling her “a loser” in remarks before departing for Paris.
“We condemn these personal attacks as a campaign of intimidation putting April Ryan at risk as well as the entire press corps,” said Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, CEO of AURN. In addition to Ms. Ryan, over a 48-hour span last week the President also attacked two other prominent African American female journalists, Abby Phillip of CNN and Yamiche Alcindor of PBS.
“On this Veterans Day, we recognize that African Americans have participated in every fight to protect and defend the United States. Many in our audience have family members who have given their lives to uphold the foundations of a democratic civil society and we treasure the reality and the spirit of a free and robust press representing all of the people of these United States,” said Maddox-Dorsey.
We will continue to strive even harder to ensure that our audience is able to enjoy the foundations of a democratic civil society. AURN’s April Ryan helps Americans engage with and learn from—almost as if they were there themselves–the powerful and revered US Presidency and team. She is a reporter committed to the exemplary standards required of all media outlets but further refined by her training, her experience, and her work at the White House.
AURN’s President of Program Operations and Vietnam Veteran, Jerry Lopes says it best, “We, like all Americans, have a vested interest in the success of the office of the Presidency and the person who occupies it. Let us all move forward together for the good of our country, and as a nation, we shall overcome.”
SOURCE American Urban Radio Networks
Chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, and the star of some of your favorite films like Independence Day, Soul Food and Kill Bill, Ms. Vivica A. Fox will be on hand to help celebrate some of the most talented professionals in Metro Atlanta. Also joining Ms. Fox will be radio personality, reality television star, actress and producer Claudia Jordan. Jordan is currently the host of the uproariously funny, Smooth R & B 105.7 Morning Show in Dallas, TX Rounding out the talented trio of guests appearing at this exciting new event will be an advocate, entrepreneur and highly sought-after speaker, Terri Matthews. She is best known for her tireless and life-changing work as an advocate for families dealing with autism, Matthews says, “I am advocating for positive change for people so every voice is heard, every need is met and everyone is included.”
Nationally renowned and award-winning CBS-46 Anchor Shon Gables will host the Diverse Professional Achievement Awards taking place at the Atlanta Marriott-Marquis on October 27, 2018. Ms. Gables is just one of many recognizable names scheduled to appear and take part in this celebration of excellence. An evening that is all about recognizing the need to provide appropriate recognition for outstanding accomplishments to business and community leaders from Diversified Professions.
A special guest invitation has been extended to Georgia’s Democratic Party Gubernatorial nominee, Stacy Abrams. Stacy Abrams is looking to make history becoming the very first African American woman elected Governor in the United States. Many of Georgia’s most talented professional men and women will be uplifted by her words of encouragement in the midst of a possible history-making campaign. A special invitation has also been extended to Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
The mission: To recognize, honor and appreciate individuals in diverse areas of expertise, from the medical and legal professions to business and community leaders, business executives and entrepreneurs. The goal is to take a moment away from the daily grind and recognize those striving for excellence in their chosen fields.
SOURCE DPA Awards