- Advertisement -spot_img



Woman from Wild Wings Contacts Radio Facts , States Black Patrons Asked to Leave for Several Reasons

This story was orginally posted on August 26, 2013. The irony is that the company has had repeated claims of racial discrimination since. They are involed in one as you read this.A woman contacted Radio Facts who works at the Wild Wings restaurant that asked the black patrons to leave.

Blacks Asked to Leave Wild Wing Cafe because White Customer Felt Threatened

Group of 25 Black people waited two hours to get in a Wild Wing Cafe restaurant in North Charleston This place has had MANY complaints of the same type since this happened in August of 2013. Who was it that created the chicken wing concept again?Once again we are witnessing the true power of social media.

10 Reasons the 70s Black Music is the Absolute BEST Decade

The 70s was a revolutionary period for black people in pride and music. We made undeniable fashion statements and black music addressed the issues of racism and war (Marvin Gaye), black pride (James Brown) and love for ourselves and our community (Earth Wind & Fire). In addition, some of the BEST love songs were made in the 70s that are still played on the air at many radio stations today. Here are 10 reason's why 70s music won't die. Click Next above or below to see the Next Segment

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye personified the decade breaking out in the early 70s with MONSTER hits and closing out the 70s with even more. Rumor is his masterpiece album What's Going On was literally laughed at in a Motown meeting and shelved. Marvin was WAY ahead of his time and he is haunting today's music industry with a vengeance. Interest in him has exploded into a generation that wasn't even born when he died because of Robin Thicke's smash Blurred Lines. The family of Marvin may be suing but watch Marvin's music sales skyrocket.

The Absolute BEST Groups and Singers

There were many legendary groups in the 70s that had such incredible music they can never be duplicated again. The Stylistics, The Chi Lites, Marvin, James Brown who brilliantly combined political issues and self esteem themes to music that filled the dance floors. The Supremes were a whole new group in the 70s who some say were even BETTER after Diana Ross left creating songs that talked about war, love and peace. The Jackson 5 were having hit after hit after hit with the genius Michael Jackson at the helm. Gladys Knight and the Pips were making some of the best written love songs on the planet;, New Birth was an amazing band with amazing singers and many independent labels were able to shine with major hits like The Five Stairsteps, The Temprees, and The Delphonics.

Dance Music

It was the BEST period for various sounds from the dance music of James Brown and Rufus Thomas to Chic and The Ohio Players. Groups were to the extremes when it came to variation but it all blended well. Some may call it "Disco" but many would dare to differ that Chic, Cameo or Cheryl Lynn's Got to be Real were disco records.

The Marriage of Radio, Retail and Record Labels

It was the decade when Radio, Records and Retail worked hand-in-hand together to take a hit all the way to the top with fans. Radio played it and announced what they were playing, record labels worked directly with DJs to play their music and host local concerts bringing some of the biggest groups to town ,Radio created a top 40 list of what they played each week gave it to the records stores and consumers used that list to buy music.

Black Owned Labels

(OK this is a shameless plug this is my sketch of Berry Gordy) Motown Records and Philadelphia International were two black owned labels and they were HUGE. They were dominating the charts and we may never see another monster black owned label again. Many think Stax was black owned but it was not, it was founded by a white brother and sister Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton who combined their last names to come up with Stax.

The Most Hits

There were more black groups in the 70s with more hits than any other period of music

Reaction Still Strong Today

Radio stations are still having great success with formats that play black music from the 70s

Old School Limits

The term "Old School" music is only linked to music from the 70s. 8os and 90s music doesn't work as well as 70s for radio formats.

Musicians Stepped out of the "Black" realm

It was a very BOLD period in music where black musicians tried anything. Barry White had an orchestra which was unheard of. Isaac Hayes has 18 minutes songs on his albums and some of his biggest hits were rehashed and remade. I Stand Accused is a must hear, (originally recorded by Jerry Butler). By the Time I get to Phoenix and Never Can Say Goodbye were all recorded by other artists (Glen Campbell and The Jackson Five). War was huge topic in Black music during the Nixon era and Viet Nam.


Soul Train

Soul Train was a show that every black kid watched to learn the latest dances, see the groups that we would not see on any other show and to hear the best music. The late Don Cornelius had a goldmine with that show and its biggest and best years were in the 70s.

WVAQ DJ Loray Robinson Found Dead, Midday Host for 20 Years

Originally posted on 2020-03-21 06:37:00 The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department said it was dispatched to Robinson's home for a welfare check (to...

Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius' Funeral Program

Radio Facts: We lost two major industry people at the same time Don Cornelius and Whitney Houston and we wanted to share Don's Funeral Program with you. It's a great story of his life and career. (click next for the next image of the program) - Originally posted March 12, 2012


WDAS’ Patty Jackson Gets Dental Surgery on Camera to Fix All Teeth (vid)

For those who are squeamish about going to the Dentist, Patty Jackson deserves the award for bravery. Originally posted May 5, 2013KUDOS to Patty Jackson for being so incredibly unselfish and helping listeners avoid a potential major health hazard. Jackson, a 30 year radio vet, had reconstructive surgery done to her mouth after doing what most people do, ignoring gum disease. As a result her mouth was severely infected and her teeth were rotting.

Guest Post: “For The Culture” – Diversity in Broadcasting Vol. 1

BroadcastOne of my best girlfriend's posted this the other day on her social. It caught my attention immediately. After giving her the silent "facts" nod I took a screen shot and started thinking about why this grabbed me while skipping through IG stories.

Lauryn Hill Releases Statement about Industry Corruption, Her Safety, & Not Paying Taxes

This story was origainlly posted June 9, 2012. This is a statement from Lauryn Hill about her recent tax problems and her views as an artist. Just like we talk about radio, syndication and many other issues that we perceive as problems in the industry we are not recording artists but we believe in freedom of speech. Ms.

Lauryn Hill Releases Statement about Industry Corruption, Her Safety, & Not Paying Taxes

[caption id="attachment_245874" align="alignnone" width="1024"]radio facts,radio djs,urban adult,Urban Radio,
urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singers (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)[/caption] This story was origainlly posted June 9, 2012. This is a statement from Lauryn Hill about her recent tax problems and her views as an artist. Just like we talk about radio, syndication and many other issues that we perceive as problems in the industry we are not recording artists but we believe in freedom of speech. Ms. Hill's views are her own and they are not necessarily those of Radio Facts (radiofactsorg.wpengine.com) and we wish her the best in resolving her current challenges. "For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda. Having put the lives and needs of other people before my own for multiple years, and having made hundreds of millions of dollars for certain institutions, under complex and sometimes severe circumstances, I began to require growth and more equitable treatment, but was met with resistance. I entered into my craft full of optimism (which I still possess), but immediately saw the suppressive force with which the system attempts to maintain it's control over a given paradigm. I've seen people promote addiction, use sabotage, black listing, media bullying and any other coercion technique they could, to prevent artists from knowing their true value, or exercising their full power. These devices of control, no matter how well intentioned (or not), can have a devastating outcome on the lives of people, especially creative types who must grow and exist within a certain environment and according to a certain pace, in order to live and create optimally. I kept my life relatively simple, even after huge successes, but it became increasingly obvious that certain indulgences and privileges were expected to come at the expense of my free soul, free mind, and therefore my health and integrity. So I left a more mainstream and public life, in order to wean both myself, and my family, away from a lifestyle that required distortion and compromise as a means for maintaining it. During this critical healing time, there were very few people accessible to me who had not already been seduced or affected by this machine, and therefore who could be trusted to not try and influence or coerce me back into a dynamic of compromise. Individual growth was expected to take place unnaturally, or stagnated outright, subject to marketing and politics. Addressing critical issues like pop culture cannibalism or its manipulation of the young at the expense of everything, was frowned upon and discouraged by limiting funding, or denying it outright. When one has a prolific creative output like I did/do, and is (read more click "next")then forced to stop, the effects can be dangerous both emotionally and psychologically, both for the artist and those in need of that resource. It was critically important that I find a suitable pathway within which to exist, without being distorted or economically strong-armed. During this period of crisis, much was said about me, both slanted and inaccurate, by those who had become dependent on my creative force, yet unwilling to fully acknowledge the importance of my contribution, nor compensate me equitably for it. This was done in an effort to smear my public image, in order to directly affect my ability to earn independently of this system. It took a long time to locate and nurture a community of people strong enough to resist the incredibly unhealthy tide, and more importantly see through it. If I had not been able to make contact with, and establish this community, my life, safety and freedom, would have been directly affected as well as the lives, safety and freedom of my family. Failure to create a non toxic, non exploitative environment was not an option. As my potential to work, and therefore earn freely, was being threatened, I did whatever needed to be done in order to insulate my family from the climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism that I was surrounded by. This was absolutely critical while trying to find and establish a new and very necessary community of healthy people, and also heal and detoxify myself and my family while raising my young children. There were no exotic trips, no fleet of cars, just an all out war for safety, integrity, wholeness and health, without mistreatment denial, and/or exploitation. In order to liberate myself from those who found it ok to oppose my wholeness, free speech and integral growth by inflicting different forms of punitive action against it, I used my resources to sustain our safety and survival until I was able to restore my ability to earn outside of it! When artists experience danger and crisis under the effects of this kind of insidious manipulation, everyone easily accepts that there was something either dysfunctional or defective with the artist, rather than look at, and fully examine, the system and its means and policies of exploiting/'doing business'. Not only is this unrealistic, it is very dark in its motivation, conveniently targeting the object of their hero worship by removing any evidence that they "˜needed' or celebrated this very same resource just years, months or moments before. Since those who believe they need a hero/celebrity outnumber the actual heroes/celebrities, people feel safe and comfortably justified in (read more click "next")numbers, committing egregious crimes in the name of the greater social ego. Ironically diminishing their own true hero-celebrity nature in the process. It was this schism and the hypocrisy, violence and social cannibalism it enabled, that I wanted and needed to be freed from, not from art or music, but the suppression/repression and reduction of that art and music to a bottom line alone, without regard for anything else. Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual. I Love making art, I Love making music, these are as natural and necessary for me almost as breathing or talking. To be denied the right to pursue it according to my ability, as well as be properly acknowledged and compensated for it, in an attempt to control, is manipulation directed at my most basic rights! These forms of expression, along with others, effectively comprise my free speech! Defending, preserving, and protecting these rights are critically important, especially in a paradigm where veiled racism, sexism, ageism, nepotism, and deliberate economic control are still blatant realities!!! Learning from the past, insulating friends and family from the influence of external manipulation and corruption, is far more important to me than being misunderstood for a season! I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival. I conveyed all of this when questioned as to why I did not file taxes during this time period. Obviously, the danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution. My intention has always been to get this situation rectified. When I was working consistently without being affected by the interferences mentioned above, I filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family. As this, and other areas of issue are resolved and set straight, I am able to get back to doing what I should be doing, the way it should be done. This is part of that process. To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me."

Latest news

- Advertisement -spot_img