August 30, 2016

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August 26, 2016

A Caller Named “Dwayne From Swedesboro” Riles Up Philly Radio

The guy on the left is just a guy who plays hockey not named Dwayne. The guy on the right is a radio producer at sports station 97.5 The Fanatic named Pat Egan. The two are friends. The guy on the left let the guy on the right use his likeness to create a Twitter account and more. "Dwayne from Swedesboro" doesn't really exist. He's a fake caller.

The sports blog Crossing Broad exposed the behind the scene fake caller scandal on it's site and all hell broke loose at two Philadelphia area radio stations. Crossing Broad writes: "Dwayne’s shtick, as best as I can tell, is that of a white woman-crushing playa who fancies Mahogany Bath & Body Works 2-in-1 Hair and Body Shampoo. In fact, “Dwayne From Swedesboro” has reviewed that particular product on Amazon, writing, “I recently gifted some to my close friend Mikey Miss, and he’s now picking up women half his age and twice his energy level.” Dwayne’s other review came in 2008– for a Pulstar BE-1 Pulse Plug for his Mitsubishi Lancer. It seems the character of Dwayne has existed for some time."

"Dwayne" was voiced by producer Pat Egan and called into the station from another studio. "Dwayne" was mostly heard on The Mike "Mikey Miss" Missanelli show. The character was also heard on other shows at the station.

Ed Lover on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”

Radio Host and Television Pioneer, Ed Lover to be featured on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”

Nationally syndicated radio host, Ed Lover, exposed hip-hop music to a mainstream audience as part of the inaugural co-host team on “Yo! MTV Raps.” Lover will be featured this Saturday, August 27th, on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”

Nationally syndicated radio host Ed Lover exposed hip-hop music to a mainstream audience as part of the inaugural co-host team on “Yo! MTV Raps.” This Saturday, August 27th, the host of The Ed Lover Show will be featured on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” at 10pm ET airing on OWN.

Power 99 Peace on the Street Jams

Power 99 FM, Philadelphia’s Hip Hop and R&B radio station, has announced the final date for its annual Peace on the Street Jams Presented by Kicks USA and Community College of Philadelphia, a series of antiviolence live events and activities designed to promote peace and provide communities with the necessary resources to prevent violence. The event will include live music, spoken word and a performance by Power 99’s own dance group The Power Squad.

Power 99’s final Peace on the Street event will be hosted by The Dell Music Center on Thursday, September 1 from 6 – 8 p.m. in Philadelphia, and will feature artists DJ Luke Nasty, Dae Dae, and DJ Diamond Kuts and Friends.

“There’s never been a better time to promote the message of Peace on our Streets than now. Power 99 helps give voice to those who are working hard to end the cycle of violence impacting our communities,” said Loraine Ballard Morrill, Director of News and Community Affairs for iHeartMedia Philadelphia. “Power 99 is working closely with community based organizations to help make our neighborhoods safer.”

August 25, 2016

Interactive One Taps Jamilah Lemieux as VP of News and Programming

Interactive One Taps Cultural Critic Jamilah Lemieux, as Vice President of News and Men's Programming for Interactive One

Lemieux to Spearhead Online Editorial Development of NewsOne and TheUrbanDaily

-- Interactive One, the definitive digital destination for African American and Millennial audiences, today announced the hiring of Jamilah Lemieux, as the new Vice President of News and Men's Programming, effective August 25, 2016. The former Ebony Senior Editor, both print and digital, is an award-winning writer and popular public speaker on race and culture. Well known for her commanding social media presence, Lemieux is considered a leading millennial intellectual and pop culture critic. Lemieux joins iOne during a time of accelerating growth, as the company expands to reach a broader millennial audience, while continuing to super-serve its core African American base.

Jamilah is tasked with expanding our news lens and developing complementary video series anchored by powerful investigations, reports and stories about Black America. At TheUrbanDaily, she will enact a fresh approach to men's lifestyle coverage and redefine the aesthetic of the site and brand.

August 22, 2016

Sunni and the City: How The Radio Host Went From Refugee Camps to Midday Host on WPGC

From the XONecole post: "Sunni and the City: How The Radio Host Went From Refugee Camps To Rocking The Mic" --Find Sunni on Twitter @SunniAndTheCity

In an industry where few women are positioned in front of the mic, Vildana “Sunni” Puric is on a mission to make a name for herself.

During the late mornings and early afternoons tune your radio to WPGC 95.5 and you can catch Sunni on the airwaves as the voice of Washington, DC., ironic considering at one point the Bosnian native didn’t even speak English. As a radio host in the coveted midday slot she’s breaking down doors that aren’t often left open for the female minority, proving that sacrifice and hard work pays off when relentlessly pursuing your passion.

August 17, 2016

Radio One Hosts The Blitz with Lloyd, Mila J., Kent Jones and Desiigner

Desiigner at The Blitz 2016/Radio One
Radio One, Inc. hosted The Blitz last night at Stage 48 NYC. An exclusive invite-only event, this showcase is an opportunity for artists from multiple labels to perform their new music for an elite crowd of industry insiders and marketing executives.

"This year, we had many talented new and emerging artists participate in The Blitz showcase. The lineup included Lloyd, Mila J., Kent Jones and Desiigner" said Jay Stevens, SVP Programming, Radio One. "It's always exciting to provide a platform for new content."