Mac joins Cumulus Beaumont with nearly two decades experience in broadcasting, including stops in: Charleston, SC (WWBZ and WWWZ); Mobile, AL (WBLX); Greenville, SC (WJMZ); Philadelphia, PA (WDAS and WUSL); Indianapolis, IN (WTLC); and Charlotte, NC (WBAV). The National Association of Broadcasters honored Mac with a Marconi Award for “On-Air Personality of the Year” in 2010 (WJMZ) and “Station of the Year” in 2009 (WJMZ).
Bo Brown, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Beaumont, said: “Kelly Mac is the creative, talented and professional leader that we need to lead Magic 102.5. She is a perfect fit for our team and the Magic family.”
Mac said: “It’s an honor to rejoin forces with the Cumulus family and I look forward to expanding the KTCX team and brand. As a BIG FAN of Cumulus’s new programming initiatives, I look forward to exercising my creativity and programming experience in this exciting new role.”
SOURCE: CUMULUS MEDIA
Emmy® Award-winning entertainer, radio personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, business mogul, and philanthropist, Steve Harvey returns to Georgia with his 11th annual Boys Mentoring weekend. The five-day event kicks off on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, and includes the Single Mothers’ Enrichment Summit sponsored by Target and Coca-Cola, and the inaugural Steve Harvey Invitational Golf Tournament hosted by Lexus. Invited guests include GRAMMY Award-winning and platinum R&B recording artist, Ne-Yo; GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Cee Lo Green; best-selling author, award-winning television personality and life coach, Iyanla Vanzant; NBA legend, Dikembe Mutombo and more listed below.
This Father’s Day weekend, over 200 teenage boys from fatherless households will join Steve Harvey and friends at The Rock Ranch in The Rock, GA, for a life-changing experience. For the first time, the four-day camp has partnered with Bethany Christian Services and will host youth in foster care and adoption programs. The U.S. National Guard and U.S. Fish and Wildlife have also partnered with the 2019 mentoring camp.
“A young man without a father in his life has a hole in his heart the size of this father,” says Steve Harvey. “Through mentorship, these young men have received the tools and guidance to propel them both professionally and emotionally.”
Activities at the camp include STEM programs, educational forums, career development, financial literacy, motivational sessions, health and wellness clinics, and more.
In addition to the mentorship camp, “The Single Mothers’ Enrichment Summit,” led by former ESSENCE Magazine’s Editor-at-Large, Mikki Taylor, will host single mothers for conversations and educational sessions while providing them with the tools to help support and raise productive young men.
The 2019 invited participants include educator, author and speaker, Dr. Steve Perry; Dr. of internal medicine, Kenneth Redcross; actor and comedian, Cocoa Brown; Atlanta Hawks NBA player, DeAndre’ Bembry; best-selling authors Dr. Maxime Madhere, Dr. Pierre Johnson and Dr. Joseph Semien Jr.; Tied to Greatness CEO, Dr. Alex Ellis; New York Times best-selling author ‘Zane’ Roberts; San Francisco 49ers, Takeo Spikes; Seattle Seahawks, Fred McCrary; Buffalo Bills, Marcus Stroud; Kansas City Royal, Daryl Smith; Long Drive Champion, Maurice Allen; New York Pelicans, Jahlil Okafor; NBC Chicago P.D. actor, LaRoyce Hawkins; radio personality, Rock-T and many more.
The Chick-fil-A® Foundation returns as the 2019 Title Sponsor along with Coca-Cola, Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, Target, Taliah Waajid, D Herbs, John Casablanca, Bethany Christian Services, US Fish & Wildlife and more.
About the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program
Created by Steve Harvey in 2009, The Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men annually selects fatherless teens, ages 13-18, from a large pool of applicants from across the United States. By way of the national camp and regional programs, The Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men has impacted more than 4,000 youths and continues to grow. For more information about the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men, visit www.steveandmarjorieharveyfoundation.org
SOURCE Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation
Urban One, Inc. (Nasdaq: UONEK; UONE) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Detroit, Michigan radio station, WDMK-FM and three translators W228CJ, W252BX, and W260CB for $13.5 million to Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBGI). Urban One, Inc. (urban1.com), together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. The deal is subject to Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) approval and other customary closing conditions.
Urban One has had a presence in the Detroit market since 1998. Urban One CEO Alfred Liggins stated, “We want to thank the incredibly talented and dedicated staff for their contribution to a remarkable era in Detroit for Urban One. We are thrilled that Beasley has agreed to continue airing our syndicated programming, including The Tom Joyner Morning Show, D.L. Hugley Afternoon Show, Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell and The Willie Moore, Jr. Afternoon Show, allowing Urban One to continue serving the Detroit community of listeners.”
Urban One will continue to operate WGPR-FM under its current Local Marketing Agreement until the end of the year.
Urban One, Inc. (urban1.com), together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. The Company owns TV One, LLC (tvone.tv), a television network serving more than 59 million households, offering a broad range of original programming, classic series, and movies designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. CLEO TV (mycleo.tv), a lifestyle and entertainment network targeting Millennial and Gen X women of color that launched in January 2019, is fully owned by TV One, LLC, a brand of Urban One, Inc. As one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, Urban One currently owns and/or operates 59 broadcast stations (including HD stations we operate) branded under the tradename “Radio One” in 15 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show and the DL Hughley Show. In addition to its radio and television broadcast assets, Urban One owns iOne Digital (ionedigital.com), our wholly owned digital platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment websites, including its Cassius, Bossip, HipHopWired and MadameNoire digital platforms and brands. We also have invested in a minority ownership interest in MGM National Harbor, a gaming resort located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Through our national multi-media operations, we provide advertisers with a unique and powerful delivery mechanism to the African-American and urban audiences.
SOURCE Urban One, Inc.
“The early 1980s brought a lot of changes to American culture. In 1981, MTV launched, IBM introduced the personal computer, and a year later the compact disc came along. 1981 was also the year that my tiny, family-owned radio station in Cleveland called WZAK changed formats to urban contemporary. …”
How did one small radio station previously best known for programming “ethnic” music break into — and come to dominate — the emerging urban contemporary scene of the 1980s and beyond? In Change Is On the Air, longtime WZAK owner Lee Zapis tells the true story of his radio journey, bringing unique insider’s perspective to the story of the station responsible for launching the careers of Mary J. Blige, Usher, MC Hammer, and many more.
In the 1980s, the Cleveland metro area was 20 percent black; the city itself that number soared to 50 percent. Yet, the black community was persistently marginalized. Key to WZAK’s success was management’s skill at both pushing back against the racism of the era and capitalizing on an underserved market through the three pillars of programming, sales, and promotion.
For programming, WZAK relied on the vision of radio veterans like program directors Lynn Tolliver and Bobby Rush, who were unafraid to champion up and coming artists, or bring in star power like the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner. With little turnover, the on-air personalities at WZAK, Zapis points out, were well established in the community — and became almost trusted friends to listeners. Meanwhile, Zapis credits WZAK’s ad sales team for the prescient realization that the buying needs of the black community extended far beyond the niche “ethnic” products that were then the advertising mainstays of urban radio. And, of course, there were promotional events. From the legendarily canceled “Street Dance Monopoly” to the distribution of thousands of safe sex kids just as the AIDS crisis was becoming public in 1988, WZAK was always ahead of the curve.
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