The Top 10 Urban Programmers of All Time: Quotes on Some of the Nominees


 width=The Top 10 Urban Programmer Winners will be named January 17 in the Radio Facts blog? Have you voted? (industry only please) you can do so >>> here <<<
Here’s what some of our voters had to say about Nominees….

E Rodney Jones was the programmers programmer.

Lee Michaels battled the strong competition and was constantly innovative

James Alexander set the stage for many others to follow.

Barry Mayo is one of the most strategic programmers that I’ve been around.

Frankie Crocker… Need I say more?

Vinny Brown was not just a great programmer, he was lots of fun and has a great
sense of humor

BK Kirkland:   Talented, Creative, Successful

Maxx Myrick is the best.

Lebron LBJ Joseph is the best programmer and great to work with.

Gary Young is an amazing programmer

Steve Hegwood brought Urban Programming into its modern era

Bobby Bennett BETTER be on this list

Terry Base the greatest PD ever

Tony Gray is a leader of leaders.

Derrick Brown is a well-rounded PD

Skip Cheatham is a programming BEAST!

G Wiz has consistently made 93.3 THE BEAT a top Radio Station in the Jacksonville

Ron Atkins: I have the utmost respect for his professionalism and skill

Brian Anthony was an awesome Program Director while employed with Clear Channel

Chuck Atkins is a great coach, supporter and most of all a great programmer.

John Candy has taken several Radio Stations from the bottom to the top

Cy Young is straight forward. I can appreciate that.

Andre Carson’s mind is 10 years ahead of the format.

Elroy Smith- he STILL listens to up and coming talent

Skip Dillard (WBLS and WLIB)- A tenacious person who undersatnds the history of the format

Tony the man! He has remained relevant for more than 30 years

Bobby OJay has been a HUGE influence on me and this generation of PDs.

Steve Crumbley’s ability to adapt to 5 decades of audience in various markets
speaks volumes of his ability…

Andre Carson – He has alway been as solid a person as a programmer.

Eileen Collier – I’ve watched her grow

Terry Avery – Great PD’s are like the great football coaches.   She is like a Roy
Williams but sure looks a lot better.”


  1. Dave Allan gave me the biggest opportunity of my career in Philadelphia.
    Vinny Brown, Ray Boyd, and BK Kirkland saved my “radio life” at a time when i needed it.
    There are others who gave me a shot as well but these are the “urban” cats who took a chance on me.


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