Popular comedian Rickey Smiley, gospel artist Yoland a Adams, progressive talk host Warren Ballentine and community leader Rev. Al Sharpton plan to host their radio shows live from Washington DC January 19th ” January 21st
Syndication One and the Radio One Network will broadcast four nationally syndicated radio shows live from Washington DC for the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama.Ã‚ Rickey Smiley, Yoland a Adams, Warren Ballentine, and Al Sharpton will feature exclusive inaugural coverage from Monday, January 19th through Wednesday, January 21st.Ã‚ Each radio show will engage predominately African American audiences with unique perspectives combining humor, inspiration, and entertainment along with continuous up-to-date coverage of inaugural events.Ã‚ On Inauguration Day, the radio personalities will host their shows from prime locations in DC.
Speaking on the importance of the broadcast, Jay Stevens, the senior-vice president of programming content for Radio One said, “We are proud to be using the power of our highly rated syndicated showsÃ‚ to be one voice in broadcasting live from this historic inauguration.Ã‚ Our listeners will be provided an opportunity to be part of all that is going on in Washington over these two days, through all of our radio stations and web sites.
Gary Bernstein, president of programming for Syndication One stated that, Å“Syndication One is committed to bringing our spectacular radio brand s to the Inauguration of Barack Obama so we can offer the most comprehensive, entertaining and enlightening coverage of this magnificent time in history. Our promise to our listeners is paramount and we intend to paint a radio portrait that is meaningful, memorable, and significant.”
Rickey Smiley, and his morning show cast, bringing their unmatched combination of humor, compassion, creativity, and star power will provide programming for their listeners from the JW Marriott Hotel on Inauguration Day, Tuesday, January 20th.Ã‚ On Monday, January 19th, the show will be on location at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel.Ã‚ Wednesday morning, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show will broadcast live from the WERQ studios in Baltimore and host a special breakfast for listeners following the show. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show airs nationwide from 6 am ” 10 am.Ã‚ The syndicated show broadcasts in over 25 markets including leading stations like KBFB-FM in Dallas, WHTA-FM in Atlanta, WEDR-FM in Miami, WHTD-FM in Detroit and WHHL-FM in St. Louis.
Grammy award winning gospel artist Yoland a Adams hosts a faith-based morning show with a mix of praise and inspiration.Ã‚ Yoland a will co-host the American Music Inaugural Ball”Legendâ„¢s Ball with Dionne Warwick on Inauguration Day.Ã‚ During the week, her show will feature extensive coverage and broadcast on-location each day from the J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, with exclusive interviews from the nation’s leading Gospel artists including Byron Cage and the remarkable Shirley Caesar. Yoland aâ„¢s syndicated show broadcasts to over 35 markets including New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Washington DC. The Yoland a Adams Morning Show airs weekdays from 5 am to 9 am CT.