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Diana Ross “Love Hangover” Remix? Your Thoughts?

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We got this today and while it may suit some people's tastes, I can't help but wonder if one of our great classic urban industry DJs can do a better remix. Love Hangover is a classic with an amazing baseline but ... Anyway ...

Getting Your First Placement at a Radio Station

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If you are thinking about a career in radio, then perhaps the biggest hurdle is securing your first work placement. In a highly competitive industry, finding a way in can prove extremely tricky. We spoke with Point Blank, a world-renowned music school offering Radio, Music Production and DJ classes, to uncover their advice on how to get your foot firmly in the door.

Editorial: It’s My Birthday but Here’s My Gift to You

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So even though today is my birthday I have a magazine deadline and I have to postpone the celebration. While I wait for my editor to send new edits back to me, I thought I would share this with you. I figured I would give you a few gifts that I've learned along the way in life that I hope will benefit your well being. At the end of the day you will eventually come to understand that life is basically math and banking when you take out the emotion which always clouds our decisions.

Editorial: Reason Urban Radio Announcers Becoming “Extinct” Caught Between a Rock and a Hard...

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This is an email that we received in response to the post about Urban Radio Announcer's becoming extinct.Kevin,It is ironic that in this story pictured is the "Record Rocker" the Legendary Frankie Crocker as one who epitomized creativity . Frankie was LOCAL and one of the GREATEST radio announcers to have ever lived. Frankie could make you feel like he was on the turntables right in your home. And it was his ambition that led to his "greatest mistake" of creating the "Urban" Radio DJ title.

YouTube to Launch Subscription Based Ad-Free Music Video Streaming Service

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Radio Facts: On October 28, YouTube is giving their fans exactly what they want. They willl introduce their new platform, YouTube Red.YouTube Red lets...

WGCI Hits Chicago with BIG Concert Featuring Kendrick Lamar

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Radio Facts: 107.5 WGCI presents The Biggest Concert to Hit Chicago: Big Jam 2015 at the United Center. This years concert features Kendrick Lamar,...

Yolanda Adams and Gospel Superstars Align with McDonald”s to Uplift Philly

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Radio Facts: McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour (ICGT) is coming to Philadelphia for a free night of inspiration. Some of gospel music's biggest acts...

LOOK! It’s Kanye and Outkast at Waffle House?

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It's not so strange to see Big Boi, Andre 3000, and Kanye West hanging out as they are all talented artists but to see them just chilling in Waffle House is an entire different thing. Yeezy did his thing in the ATL as her performed at the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 20 this past Father's Day weekend. Kanye, who is expecting a son with his wife Kim Kardashian, must have been hungry after tearing down the stage so he hooked up with Outkast to enjoy a little Waffle House.

Activist, Poet, and Playwright Amiri Baraka Dies at the Age of 79

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Originally posted on 2014-01-09 20:49:59 After weeks of failing health, playwright, critic, poet, and activist, Amiri Baraka died Thursday according to a family spokesperson. He was 79.Born Everett LeRoi Jones on Oct.
MACKLEMORE'S NEW SINGLE "SAME LOVE" AND GAY RIGHTS.

MACKLEMORE'S NEW SINGLE "SAME LOVE" AND GAY RIGHTS.

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There is no doubt that Macklemore has become one of the biggest artist out. The fact that he is an independent artist and has had three songs climb up the charts is a story in it's self. However, possibly something even more ground breaking then his sales and airplay is his new single "Same Love". "Same Love" is a song that talks about same sex rights and his support of it as a straight man. Ironically this is a topic that has been all over the news lately with the Supreme Court's decision to rule "D.O.M.A" Unconstitutional.
MACKLEMORE'S NEW SINGLE "SAME LOVE" AND GAY RIGHTS.

MACKLEMORE'S NEW SINGLE "SAME LOVE" AND GAY RIGHTS.

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There is no doubt that Macklemore has become one of the biggest artist out. The fact that he is an independent artist and has had three songs climb up the charts is a story in it's self. However, possibly something even more ground breaking then his sales and airplay is his new single "Same Love". "Same Love" is a song that talks about same sex rights and his support of it as a straight man. Ironically this is a topic that has been all over the news lately with the Supreme Court's decision to rule "D.O.M.A" Unconstitutional.

Martial Arts Blaxplotation Actor Jim Kelly Dies at 67

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Originally posted on 2013-06-30 23:38:14 Jim Kelly was one of the biggest stars of the Blaxsplotation era in the early 70s. One of his most memorable films was working with Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee in the cult smash, Enter the Dragon in 1967.

Music Producer Romanthony Dies

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Originally posted on 2013-05-19 20:36:08 Romanthony, a dance music producer and singer who sang on one of Daft Punk's biggest hits, One More Time has died. His sister Melany Moore states that he died at home in Austin, Texas, on May 7, but the music world is just learning about it.

Ohio Players Front Man Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner Dies

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Originally posted on 2013-01-27 23:16:23 Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, the courageously flamboyant front man of the Ohio Players, has died at age 70. As the lead guitarist and vocalist on many of their biggest hits, including "Fire," "Love Rollercoaster," and more, Bonner was considered one the most talented, well known, and respected funksters of his generation and beyond.The only information we have is that he died some time on Saturday. No other details are currently available except for a statement released by the family concerning the funk legend.
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Singer Dee Harvey Dies

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Originally posted on 2012-12-01 19:41:51 One of my favorite R&B songs of all time is Dee Harvey's "Leave Well Enough Alone" I found out he died this past weekend. He as 47 and lived in North Hollywood, CA. He had been doing backing vocals for many major acts   over the years including Rod Stewart. No word on what happened. Here's the video for his biggest hit.

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