Radio Facts: When I listened to Steve Harvey’s show this past week for the first time in a while they were trying to resolve this stupid woman’s elementary love problem. Some sh… she really learned 20 years ago as a teen, she foolishly forces herself to still question in her 40’s. Is this the BEST that we can do in urban radio? Is our collective intellect that minute?   Why won’t someone just come out and finally tell this proverbial woman who has called into every black syndicated show on earth and who has written ESSENCE magazine in every issue… ‘He doesn’t WANT YOU! You are too desperate. Lose weight, get healthy, go back to school, get a better job, raise your kids, MOVE ON, make yourself marketable and let a man meet YOU on your way somewhere!’   Like my uncle, who was a pimp, used to say… “if somebody wants you bad enough, they will pay you for it.. not run from your ass.”

I have said a zillion times in this blog that urban radio needs to return to “community oriented programming” this example is the very reason. Glenn Beck’s fear-based rhetoric rants have created a whole new generation of otherwise undercover racists who have begun to rethink their idle positions and instead of sitting idly by on the sidelines with their biased and unreasonable thoughts,   have now been encouraged to move to the front of the line. This is not looking good. Beck has greatly helped in leading these people to think President Obama is evil and corrupt by spreading absolute sensationalism and yellow journalism (he does admit he’s not a journalist) to directly attack Obama’s character and proposed policies. Beck is not the only one that should be off the air, Fox News should be off the air! How are you going to hire someone who is not a journalist on a news network unless you INTEND to cause an uproar?

Beck is an angry white guy, probably with a baby dick who has a deep seated hatred for black men. He is also the kind of guy who would disown his daughter if she brought home a black man but would still claim he’s not racist because his mailman is black and he hasn’t called the police on him yet. Just like a person who is insane, Beck is the worst kind of racist because he thinks everybody else is and he isn’t (laugh)

All jokes aside how much can Tom Joyner or the self promotion king Steve Harvey say or do about this? Not a damn thing. This is where community oriented urban radio could play a HUGE part in dismantling the house that Glenn Beck is building. Major black corporations and syndication shows are not going to touch Beck for fear of Beck’s supporter’s wrath, but LOCAL urban morning shows could be abuzz right now on the issue, HUGE petitions could be getting passed around and Glenn Beck would soon be a thing of the past and Fox News would be under scrutiny if we had local community based urban radio’s support. Fox News’ name should be changed to Fox Tabloid.

Beck would never want to be viewed as the guy attacking a small local urban station, that would make him look like the big bad racist which is why Cathy Hughes, Tom Joyner and Steve Harvey are not going to rock the corporate boat by causing an uproar. Beck and his supporters would eat them alive. It’s as if they are all saying ‘Obama, you are on your own on this one bruh, I have my 20 mansions to pay the mortgage on. But could you create a stimulus package for us anyway? C’mon help a brother (sister) out’ (laugh). Glenn Beck would not have an OUNCE of power if he tried to attack 150 local urban radio stations each. The community in each market would eat HIS racist ass alive. I can’t say that I don’t understand , at least, Cathy Hughes’ position, I do… but Tom, Steve and Michael? I can only say if we had some young black energetic leaders in the 2009 version of community based urban radio things would be very different.

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  1. To start, we talked about the Glenn Beck situation yesterday on the Frank and Wanda Morning Show on V103 Atlanta. What I would like to see is a total Urban Media and Public outcry of disgust for what Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and The Sean Hannitys are using their airways for. We need Local and National Urban Radio Rally. The same Urban Radio Engine that got President Obama Elected, is the same engine we need to use to limit this pubic hatred for poor blacks and Latinos in America.

    I am a firm believer in “Free Speech”, but at what cost? Not at the cost of a life. In a slick underlying way, they are basically asking for some nut case to Assassinate the President. What these Radio Shows are doing by spewing these lies and hatred tones is incredible.

    President Obama has been in office 200 days. And for the same 200 days, Rush and Sean have been bashing Obama every step of the way. Twisting and Lying to increase the call volume, thus increasing the ratings. So they make millions of dollars tearing people and communities down? How can a person with that much power be allowed to used Public Airways to say “I Hope Obama Fails” or “The Government wants to pull your dying relative off Life Support”. Are you serious? Now these nuts are bringing guns to political rallies using the “Right To Bear Arms” as an excuse. Is this Hollywood? When are we gonna say Enough is Enough?

    Our country will never have the Race Conversation that is needed as long as we continue to allow Public Airways to be used as a Social Lynching Stations.

    I want to create a Great America for my children. This is not a corn field where we need to “Burn it Down” to fertilize the land. I am not afraid to tell the truth and if we need to march on the FCC in Washington, I’m down!

    Frank Ski
    WVEE V-103 Atlanta

  2. Great points both Frank and Mark. Frank V103 is excused I have said many times in this blog that I consider V103 one of the best stations in the country and a great example that community oriented programming DOES work. Mark, you know you are right. Where do we go when we want to be intellectually stimulated on the urban radio dial overall? That’s a very sad reality
    Kevin

  3. And YOUR radio talk show host duties start WHEN? Man! Have YOU got some balls! I love it, though! Racism will NEVER die . . . the face of it just keeps changing. I’ve always been amused at how it takes a speeding car full of White racists to call one Black man walking down the street “Nigga” . . . . only ONE Black Man. Imagine the fear of a group of Black Men pulling together for equality and fairness. Wow. WHAT IS IT that makes so many in White America think that because their skin is less pigmented than ours, that its “okay” to treat us as being less than they are? And this covert and more times than not, overt, way of thinking will NEVER change until PEOPLE are willing to accept the fact that we ALL belong to the Human Race. This warped way of thinking and living will NEVER change until more of us band together and stare racism down and let the world know that it will NOT be tolerated in ANY of its many forms. We need to use ALL forms of mediums to get the word out. Unfortunately, the fear of retaliation still looms large. Well, if you can’t shout it from a mountain top, find yourself a hill.

  4. IT’s a SHAME that Tom Joyner, Steve Harvey, and Michael Baisden Won’t Touch nothing in terms if neo-con talk radio. Howver, they spew all other trash on their shows that”s senseless.

    They need to start defending Our president, and start taking a stand. If they do not use their powers NOW, we could be looking at a one term african american president.

    Right wing radio, is out to destroy our president, WAKE-UP NOW….Tom Joyner, Steve Harvey, and Michael Baisden……get real and tough with the neo-con radio jocks!

  5. to the author of this article.. I along with a few select others host a talk radio show and would LOVE for you to speak on your thoughts and voice your opinions..we don’t hold back and would NOT expect you too. Your identity will be withheld. If interested contact me at [email protected]

  6. Tom Joyner,Steve Harvey,Rickey Smiley,Michael Baisden{who makes it clear that he’s for all races}Russ Parr,they need to stop the foolishness.There are too many important issues facing our community.Fox is not about news only racist views from racist white people would spell news to save they’re lives.They promote hate against black people and they hate Obama and love Bush and they made it they’re goal in life to trash this man and his family.Fox wouldn’t this hard on Clinton.Some of these black jocks are on the air to sell services and goods and to push they’re comedian’s side kick next show or they’re own big event ,that some of us can’t afford to come.

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