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Los A breast cancer survivor, an advocate, and a quintessential Black woman, Vanessa Bell Calloway is teaming with Susan G. Komen Foundation to educate African American women on breast health via a national PSA campaign developed in partnership with Steve Stout's Translation agency and the Ad Council. The "Know Your Girls" campaign empowers black women to treat their breasts with the same attentiveness and understanding they share with the women in their lives. The aim of "Know Your Girls" is to educate and inspire black women to take charge of their breast health. Calloway collaborated with famed photographer Derek Blanks to create this image to empower breast cancer survivors. Calloway elected to have a single mastectomy as a preventive measure. "I am so happy to be apart of this campaign because as a breast cancer survivor I understand first hand how important it is to know your girls literally and figuratively," says Calloway. "Being in tune with your girls can save your life. 'Know Your Girls' can also mean know your real life girlfriends and as a community of women help remind each other about the importance of breast health." Black women in America are over 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. In the U.S., black women are more likely to be diagnosed younger than white women, at later stages and with more aggressive forms of the disease, limiting treatment options. A recent study revelead that while 92% of black women agree breast health is important, only 25% have recently discussed breast health with their family, friends, or colleagues. Calloway hopes to educate Black women of all ages and inspire them to place more of an emphasis on breast health. "The Susan G Komen #KnowYourGirls campaign is not only hip, youthful and timely but it's essentially very important for all women young and mature," added Calloway.
Sarah Morgan Re-joins Lex and Terry ShowSarah Morgan has re-joined The Lex & Terry Morning Show as a member of the on-air broadcast team. Morgan spent seven years with the highly-rated and highly regarded Lex & Terry show before departing for a career on board a Carnival Cruise liner, but this week the popular former member of the show staff is once again a current member of the program. This announcement comes today from USRN’s EVP/Programming, Andy Denemark and the show’s founding co-hosts, Lex Staley and Terry Jaymes. Sarah Morgan comes back to the show in a role as a full-time on-air contributor, and regarding her return, Lex & Terry commented that “Sarah is a content machine. She was beloved and revered on the show for many years, and it’s fantastic to welcome her back.” Morgan fills a hole in the show’s on-air lineup that was created by the departure of Krystina Byford who had been with the show for the past two years. Byford is joining the Creative/Production department at the Cumulus cluster in Dallas to work on the Country outlet KSCS-FM as well as KTCK “The Ticket," on the nation’s top Sports Radio Stations. Lex and Terry continued by stating that “Both of these young ladies have been a huge part of our success over the last ten years, and we are happy for both of them to be where they are now. Krystina will be a major player in Dallas radio, and Sarah is a rating magnet, so we are thrilled to have her on the air again.” Lex & Terry first teamed up on the air at WFYV-FM, Jacksonville in 1992. The two had a successful morning show locally in Jacksonville, and then in 1997, the duo decided to take the program into national syndication. The show found a national audience immediately, and Lex & Terry eventually moved their broadcast operations to Dallas, TX, which still serves as the hometown for their studios. Lex Staley has a long history in radio both on the air and in various management capacities including having been a Program Director. Terry Jaymes comes from a background of comedy, television and live performance, and together they’ve got over 50 years of combined radio experience. Currently, the Lex & Terry show is broadcast in dozens of markets from 6 am until 11 am Eastern Time each weekday, with “Best-Of” segments available for weekend programming.
We heard from OM and industry vet Jeff Anderson who informed us of the following: "I am no longer Operations Manager for Beasley Charlotte’s WBAV 101.9 and WPEG Power 98. I am thankful to Bill Schoening, Justin Chase, and the Beasley Family for their support and the opportunity to reenergize their stations. This has been an awesome opportunity and I am thankful to have been able to put together a great staff and grow the ratings to new heights. Unfortunately, in this financial climate, changes have to be made so I am looking forward to assisting the next brand with meeting their ratings and revenue goals. I can be easily reached at [email protected]" Jeff Uzi D Anderson
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