The Top 10 Urban
Programmer Winners will be named January 17 in the Digital and
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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 station in the
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 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 Gray-..is 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
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.”