Radio Facts: Usher sat in on the Steve Harvey Morning Show with Shirley Strawberry and Nephew Tommy and experienced the infamous "Strawberry Letter." Usher addresses the woman's question in regard to signing a pre-nup like only the R&B star could. Check out the video to see what advice Usher offered the woman and what he had to say about pre-nups in general.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYILz-jY1mM&w=640&h=360]
Radio Facts: Meeting Every Listener! The Tom Joyner Morning Show just completed the first week of a 5 week tour clocking over 700 miles on the road driving from station to station. In each city they broadcasted live from the city’s local radio station affiliate, hosted a meet and greet with listeners and sponsors, bought lunch for listeners and generally had a great time meeting thousands of people and grabbing headlines in the market. This tour is not only exciting listeners but also creating station marketing opportunities for sponsors.This past week they visited 4 cities in 5 days – starting Monday in New Orleans (KMEZ-FM 106.7) and continuing on to Baton Rouge (KQXL 106.5FM) and Jackson, MS (WKXI-FM 107.5) before ending in Memphis TN (KJMS 101.1FM) at the Southern Heritage Classic.Tom Joyner will visit affiliates across the country every other week throughout September, October and November across the country broadcasting live, participating in meet and greets and more fun drop-ins. Follow the tour on social media.Schedule:Week of September 22nd Cleveland, OH (WZAK-FM) Toledo, OH (WIMX-FM) Dayton, OH (WROU-FM) Columbus, OH (WXMG –FM) Cincinnati, OH (WOSL-FM)Week of October 6th Richmond, VA (WJKS-FM) Washingotn, DC (WMMJ-FM) Baltimore, MD (WWIN-FM) Philadelphia, PA (WRNB-FM) Atlantic City, NJ (WTTH-FM)Week of October 20th Macon, GA (WRBV-FM) Atlanta, GA (WALR-FM) Montgomery, AL (WJWZ-FM) Birmingham, AL – Magic City Classic (WBHK-FM)Week of November 10th Biloxi/Gulfport, MS (WJZD-FM) Mobile, AL (WDLT-FM) Pensacola, FL (WRRX-FM) Tallahassee, FL (WBHX-FM) Jacksonville, FL (WHJX-FM)
Radio Facts: Everyone has been waiting on this Richard Pryor biopic and now we are getting a little insight regarding the long awaited project. Mike Epps stopped by the Rickey Smiley Morning Show on DISH Nation to talk about his role as the legendary comedian.“The Hangover” actor and standup comic got the approval of filmmaker Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey and Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, but it’s Oprah that Mike can't get enough of. Check out the video to hear what else he has to say.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2L_O-XVp8s]
Radio Facts: On what would have been Michael Jacksons 56th Birthday his brothers – The Jacksons – shared personal family stories at Tom Joyner ’s annual event celebrating family during the Tom Joyner Sky Show.The Jacksons also performed at the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion. They are currently on tour and recording a new album.The famous brothers talked to the TJMS about growing up in his Indiana, their sleeping arrangements in the small home and they jokingly embarrassed Tito by revealing he use to pee in the bed.Friday's live broadcast also included performances by Kem and Eddie Levert. The live broadcast was open to the public.The entire weekend featured several festivities at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Throughout the weekend there were concerts from The Jacksons, Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Tank, Syleena Johnson, and a Gospel Explosion with Yolanda Adams and James Fortune. There were seminars, activities, and more and appearances throughout the weekend with celebrities including Michael Baisden, Kandi Burruss, Don Lemon, Syleena Johnson and Porsha Willliams.
Radio Facts: Tom Joyner , host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) , along with Allstate Insurance Company, is celebrating family fun with the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion®. This Labor Day weekend, August 28th – September 1st, families from all over the country will join Joyner and his celebrity friends for a weekend filled with stellar concerts, passes to Walt Disney World, interaction with celebrities, enlightening seminars, and endless activities for people of all ages inside the free expo that is open to the public.The event will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and will feature concerts from The Jacksons, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Tank and more. There will also be a Gospel Explosion all day Sunday with Yolanda Adams and James Fortune, and appearances throughout the weekend by Michael Baisden, Don Lemon, Kandi Burruss, Syleena Johnson and Porsha Willliams.Title sponsor Allstate is shining a spotlight on the heartwarming stories of good, giving back to the community, unexpected good deeds, and unsung local heroes taking place every day with its second annual Give It Up For Good campaign. Family reunion attendees will be invited to share their stories of good via social media using the hashtag #GiveItUpForGood, in addition to following their @GiveItUpForGood Twitter handle. In addition, Allstate's annual Quotes For Education program, which was established in 2009 as a way to provide financial support for students of Historically Black Colleges And Universities (HBCUs), will be active on site at the reunion where attendees will be informed of how they can help and be involved in giving back to their fellow HBCUs.
Radio Facts: As soon as KEM's fourth full-length album Promise to Love [Motown Records] became available on August 25th, it clinched number one on the iTunes Top R&B Albums Chart and the Amazon R&B Soul Chart. Moreover, the record soared to the Top 10 of the iTunes Top 200 and Amazon's Top Albums Chart. It's turning out to be a monumental week for the two-time GRAMMY® Award nominee and Billboard Music Award winner as everyone falls in love with his latest offering.Simultaneously, the lead single "It's You" holds strong at number one at Urban Adult Contemporary Radio according to BDS and Mediabase, while hitting #3 on Amazon's Best Sellers R&B Chart.Earlier today, Kem took the stage to perform live on ABC's Good Morning America to perform "It's You". This marked the first national television performance of the single, and it follows up his "Mack & Third" charity concert, which raised funds for Detroit's homeless. He co-headlined this special gig with The O'Jays.Kem will continue his promotional tour in support of Promise to Love, making stops in cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC and Orlando.It's Kem once again at the top of R&B. Pick up Promise to Love now.
Radio Facts: Chicago’s Black radio stations are coming together again for its second of fourth group specials to address the citywide violence prevention initiative, “Put the Guns Down,” this Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 PM. Each participating radio station will have their personalities present for each commercial free broadcast. Listeners will be asked to call-in to share their experiences and offer solutions to the gun violence in our community during the program. For this second special on July 6th, Tony Sculfield of 107.5 WGCI- FM, Tone from the Hot Boyz of Power 92.3, Kenya Simone of Soul 106.3, Ramonski Luv of V103 and Che “Rhymefest” Smith of WVON 1690 AM will participate. ABC 7’s Evelyn Holmes will join the group and once again host this special.Each station along with their entire radio groups are committed to coming together through a variety of ways to make a difference and spread the Put the Guns Down pledge, “I am Chicago and every life matters – One City, One Voice and One Message...Put the Guns Down!”Listeners can join the conversation by calling the toll-free number during the two-hour program at 866-594-HOPE (4673).