We’re not sure if Atlanta urban radio is the BEST in the nation but we know it certainly has the MOST urban radio options. Not only does the Atlanta market have the most urban radio stations in the country, it also has the most syndicated urban shows like: Tom Joyner , Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley, The Breakfast Club Radio Show, Yolanda Adams etc, the market also has the most black DJs and one of the largest black target audiences. With that being said, do listeners think the radio stations in the market are also the most progressive?Stations like: WVEE, Hot 107.9, Streetz 94.5, WALR, WPZE, WAOK, Boom 102.9 and more dominate the radio landscape in the area but we want to ask the listeners do they think the stations are playing the most and best music, are the stations Radio DJs reflective of the Atlanta community and do they have the most news or not enough. Which of the stations are showing their presence in the community and on the streets? What are some of the other options black listeners use in the market besides radio? We want to know which stations the listeners can’t get enough of, what their favorite shows are and which stations they think could do better.Over the last few years the market has seen a few changes take place in radio. Michael Baisden’s show was cancelled and V103 staple Frank Ski left the market (but is rumored to be returning). Still the urban stations in the market continue to have great appeal and dominate in the market and an unlikely candidate Streetz 94.5 a low power FM has capitalized on the market’s (at times) overly researched and super tight playlists by breaking the mold and playing more of the songs that the other urban stations can’t (or don’t) play with a very limited signal. It would appear that the entire urban radio landscape is covered in the Atlanta market. Do you agree? Who are your favorite DJs in the market and what do you think their could be more or less of when it comes to urban radio in Atlanta? Feel free to Comment.
- Michael Baisden
- Radio and Music Industry News
- Rickey Smiley
- Rickey Smiley Morning Show
- The Breakfast Club Radio Show
- Tom Joyner Morning Show
- Urban Radio
okay I will make the first comment… Atlanta has the best programmers and on air talent anywhere…
Mornings are great lots of variety. Kiss 104 has a deeper library for classic R&B but needs some more current songs to balance. Majic too can expand, Chubb Rock saves the afrernoon drive there (to me could host solo ) then slide Si Man back to 7p. V-103 is V-103 best at what they do, Greg Street still rules.
WAOK (Talk) could use an infusion.
Boom works. Kiss 104 weekend (Sat morning) with Youngblood is entertaining with Soul Music….
Praise 102 is on point most of the time
Do you think the market could use another woman hosting (besides Yolanda) in mornings or is the market ready for that?
“We’re not sure if Atlanta urban radio is the BEST in the nation but we know it certainly has the MOST urban radio options.”
Hmmm I believe Augusta,GA has more urban stations than Atlanta. If we are counting am and fm stations hands down Augusta has Atlanta beat for sure