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BandLab Technologies recruits Top Professionals to Bolster Artist Growth, Education, and Industry Partnerships

Today, BandLab Technologies, a global innovator in music creation tools and platforms, welcomes Kevin Breuner as the Head of Artist Development and Education, and Jessica Strassman as the Head of Industry Relations & Artist Services (Americas). Reporting directly to BandLab Technologies’ CEO & Co-founder...

Meruelo Media’s Renowned LA Radio Station KPWR-FM Expands Signal Beyond Mt. Wilson, Leveraging MaxxCasting™ for a Market Edge

Large MaxxCasting Installation in Country’s #1 Radio Ad Market Offers Multicasting Capabilities to Other Stations Seeking Revenue Increases Southern California’s iconic radio station KPWR-FM will expand its revenue potential and competitive advantage as it strengthens its signal north of Los Angeles, through the deployment of...



Radio Facts Talks to SiriusXM Breakthrough PD Dion Summers

SiriusXM's Dion Summers is not just a consummate pro at programming; he's one of the nicest guys in the industry. He made a move from commercial radio to SiriusXM just in the nick of time, and it allows him a lot more flexibility when it comes to programming. He's very talented and not afraid to still be in the trenches by interviewing artists, hosting shows and making sure SiriusXM is on top of the game. [...]

Rickey Smiley talks to Radio Facts on his Book and “Being Difficult” to work with

Radio Facts: "...with the people who say that I’m “difficult to work with,” I want you to look at where they are, and look at where I am."Originally published Dec 17, 2017Rickey Smiley is an incredibly entertaining comedian and radio host. He's been doing his syndicated radio show for 12 years now but he continues to supplement or leverage his radio career while continuing to do sold out weekend comedy shows. [...]

Who is Angela Watson? iHeart Radio Pro Talks to Radio Facts

Angela Watson a.k.a. “Uptown Angela” is New Orleans SVP of Programming as well as an on-air jock for iHeartRadio's WQUE (Q93) in New Orleans, LA.  She is in charge of overseeing a total of eight radio stations.  She's hard working and respected in the industry and well deserving of being in our first annual Women of Color in Radio issue.  Another industry vet, Jamillah Muhammad, interviewed Angela.  See the entire interview on JAMILLAH MUHAMMAD: How would you describe yourself?UPTOWN ANGELA: Mom, wife, funny girl, chick with the tea, fitness pal, cool boss... [...]

Marzz Talks to Radio Facts about how Timbaland Found Her, Her Music, and More

Marzz is one of 2022's Artists To Watch according to Billboard and is only just beginning on her musical journey. Up and coming singer, Marzz is one of 2022's 'Artists to Watch, and has already caught the attention of one super-producer, by the name of, Timbaland. We got a chance to sit down and talk with her about how Timbaland came in contact with her, artists she's looked up to, and much more. Marzz Interview Quincy: Where are you at right now? Marzz: I’m at home! Quincy: You’re at home, back in Kentucky? Marzz: Yes sir! Quincy: Ok. [...]

Michael Baisden Talks about Life after Radio

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 10: Michael Baisden on stage at the 2010 Soul Train Awards at the Cobb Energy Center on November 10, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images) Michael Baisden Commentary: A Man With A Plan And A Man Of PrinciplesI don't understand why people get so angry when they get fired from a job or dumped in a relationship. [...]

Who is Jasmine Sanders? One of Radio’s Most Influential Women

"My value is not tied to this business." This is not just a lesson in business, but this is also a lesson in life, and these are the words of media maven, Jasmine Sanders. As a standout talent in the radio industry and beyond, Jasmine Sanders is a true voice in this business. Sanders is not only the standout Co-Host of the D.L. [...]


10 Best Vintage DJs of All-time

Radio Facts did an industry poll of the Best Black DJs of All-time ... These are the 10 that made the list but I added some honorable mentions at the end. THIS IS A VINTAGE LIST, THERE ARE MANY GREAT DJS OUT TODAY AND WE WILL HAVE A NEW LIST SOON I have revised the list with better pics and info. The Radio Facts Top 10 Best DJs of All Time winners are below. I am disappointed but not surprised to see that there is no new talent from the past decade or two on here. [...]

10 Signs of a Fake Music Promoter

Quite often, we get requests here at Radio Facts to work records or people want us to provide references for promoters. While there are some great promoters out there, one of the many detriments of the music business continues to be the “fake promoter.” Whether promoting directly to radio or being hired as an independent by a music company, the fraudulent promoter continues to mar the industry with lies, lack of credibility, poor judgment and weak follow through. To that end, there could also be more work on the part of the person hiring them too. [...]

Congratulations to The Amazing “Radio Facts 2011 45 Top DJ” WINNERS!!!!

Congratulations to The Amazing “Radio Facts 2011 45 Top DJ” WINNERS!!!! EDITOR’S NOTE: Radio Facts has NOT IN ANY WAY picked these winners. Winners were voted on by their fans on social networks, websites etc. some of the winners are no longer working at a station but were working at the start of the contest 10 weeks ago. This contest got the MOST votes of any contest that we have done. [...]

Hitmaker 80s and 90s R&B Groups: Where are They Now?

There are SO many Hitmaking 80s and 90s R&B Groups that came and went very quickly but few were like these groups.

This list has several of the black male singers and black female singers who should have been bigger stars but for whatever reason, their success brief. Some still have successful behind-the-scenes careers and others might be struggling with health issues or living out of the limelight. It is most unfortunate that the 15 minutes of fame for some was short-lived. Here is an update on a few past successful groups and/or singers. Click Next for next group. radio facts,radio djs,urban adult,Urban Radio,
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PM Dawn

The two brothers slammed onto the music scene in the early 90s with an across the board smash "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" using a sample from Spandau Ballet's catchy mid-tempo ballad "True." The musical group PM Dawn is still around except that the original members are gone and their cousin has taken over. The original members, Attrell Cordes and Jarrett Cordes, who started PM Dawn in 1988, found moderate success in their early years. They put out five albums and one compilation album before 2005. In 2005, Attrell (the big guy) suffered a stroke which left him paralyzed on the left side of his body. Attrell had another stroke in 2009 and a partial leg amputation due to an infection. On June 17, 2016, Attrell, known within the group as Prince Be, died of renal disease, caused by complications of diabetes, at the age of 46 at a hospital in Neptune City, New Jersey.  Soon after that, Jarrett decided to embark on a solo career. So he was replaced by his cousin, Doctor Giggles (Doc G).  So now, neither of the original members of the music group PM Dawn are performing and the group continues with Doc G. radio facts,radio djs,urban adult,Urban Radio,
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Eugene Wilde

In 1984, Eugene Wilde joined Philly World Records, and wrote and recorded his first hit, "Gotta Get You Home Tonight." It rose to #1 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and also made #18 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] After a couple of less successful follow-ups, he hit #1 again a year later with "Don't Say No Tonight." He also had some lesser hits, including "Diana" (1986). His track "Personality" peaked at #34 in the UK. Subsequent releases on the MCA label, solo and with the group Cabo Frio, were less successful. What a lot of people don't know is once Wilde's singing career started to fall off he found success behind the scenes as a songwriter, having penned "I'll Never Break Your Heart" with Albert Manno for the Backstreet Boys] He co-wrote album track "Dear Diary" with Jason Blume and Britney Spears for Spears's 2000 album, Oops!... I Did It Again He co-wrote the song "I Wish" with Peter Biker, and Kenneth Karlin and Carsten Schack (who are better known as the Danish production/songwriting duo Soulshock & Karlin) for Victoria Beckham for her 2001 album, Victoria Beckham - which was planned as Beckham's third single, a duet with Robbie Craig, but the release was canceled. Willde recently released music digitally with a CD "Get Comfortable" with the lead single "Catch me I'm Fallin." radio facts,radio djs,urban adult,Urban Radio,
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Soul II Soul

The group also had some success in the United States, where "Back To Life" reached the Top 10 and was certified platinum, and the album (renamed as Keep On Moving for the US market) reached the Top 20 and sold over two million copies but they had greater success in Europe. It appears the group was just not ready for success with an undefined and confusing concept in which Jazzy B stated Soul II Soul was not a group it was a collective. This proved to be true with constant changes in the line-up and the first female lead Caron Wheeler, who sang on the group's first hits Keep on Movin' and Back to Life, leaving the group after the first album to start a failed solo career. In 2002, Doreen Waddell, a former singer with Soul II Soul living in Hove, died after being hit by three cars while fleeing from a shoplifting incident. The 36-year-old, who left a 4-year-old son, sang some lead vocals on Soul II Soul's 1989 Club Classics Vol. One album. The daughter of former member Melissa Bell, Alexandra Burke, was the winner of the 2008 series of the UK television talent contest The X Factor and has since gone on to a successful music career of her own. On 2 December 2008, a radio program about Soul II Soul was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The original Soul II Soul Sound featuring Caron Wheeler toured Australia nationally in February 2009.

Force MDs

The Force MDs most memorable hit "Tender Love," was featured in the 1985 feature film and soundtrack Krush Groove. The single proved to be a huge success, peaking at #10 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming an instant R&B classic after it stayed on the chart for 19 weeks. "Tender Love," written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, is a ballad that was WAY off the beaten path of the funk laced rhythmic percussion the producing duo was more known for. It was also one of the tracks that helped Jam & Lewis garner a Grammy Award for Producer of the Year. The Force M.D.'s finally scored its first R&B #1 hit in 1987, "Love is a House," from the group's third album, Touch & Go. However, the group's popularity began to wane the following year. Tragedy struck the group three times with the passing of three of its members: Charles "Mercury" Nelson suffered a fatal heart attack in 1995; Antoine "T.C.D." Lundy died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1998, and DJ Dr. Rock died under unknown circumstances. The Remaining MDs returned with a comeback album titled The Reunion in 2000 and appeared with a new line-up on the recently canceled Monique Show on BET.

Damian Dame

LaFace Records premiere group Damian Dame consisted of Debra Jean Hurd aka "Deah Dame," and Bruce Edward Brodus aka Damian. They were famous for the following hits, "Exclusivity," "Right Down To It," and "Gotta Learn My Rhythm." Deah tragically died in a car accident on June 27, 1994. She was 35 years old. Damian would die on the exact same day (June 27th) two years later from Cancer.


Kurtis Mantronik was working at a record store when he met a rapper and they formed the duo Mantronix. Oddly Kurtis was working 20 jobs at Sleeping Bag records while he was also a star on the roster, promoting, marketing and producing other acts on the label like Joyce Simms. He eventually quit the industry and move to Europe. "I dropped out of the scene from 1991 to about '98. I stopped making music because I was burned out. I had to deal with some legal issues and it all took its toll on me. I started doing all this stuff when I was 17" I was working for the label (Sleeping Bag Records) day-in-day-out and I had no time for myself. Sometimes I'd stay in the studio for two or three days and sleep on the studio floor because I didn't want to lose the settings on the console ... [B]y the time we'd come out of that place we were green! I began to resent it and eventually started backing off from a lot of stuff. Then new jack started coming in and house started to take over."

10 Music Industry Titans You Need to Know NOW!

The music industry is a constantly changing landscape, and it takes a dedicated and skilled team to keep it running smoothly. From record labels to streaming services, these 10 great music industry leaders are shaping the way we consume and experience music today. Whether they're helping to discover and promote new talent, or developing innovative technologies, these individuals are driving the industry forward and making a real impact. Here are 10 Music Industry Titans You Need to Know Now! Tim Hinshaw @timhinshaw Timothy Hinshaw is the head of Hip-Hop and R&B at Amazon Music. [...]

Wisconsin: 4 Critical Reasons Why Black People Should Be Running from This State

I was talking to a good friend that lives in the state of Wisconsin and she shared some alarming news with me that I felt more people need to know about. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress test, which serves as the universal barometer that compares one state with another, this state does not fair well for Black folks. Here are four reasons that Black people might want to keep going and not get stuck living in Wisconsin. [...]