June 17, 2009

Bob Slade of 98.7 Kiss FM WRKS Says Black Radio Needs More Talk Programs

"Someday, black radio is going to wake up and realize it has to do more talk programming," says Bob Slade, news director of WRKS (98.7 FM).

"I know that the listeners are ready for it. But sometimes black radio, all across the country, lags a little behind." Slade is doing his part. Every Sunday he co-hosts "Open Line," 10 a.m.-noon, with James Mtume and Bob Pickett, then "The Week in Review," 11 p.m.-midnight, with Peter Noel and Charles Etheridge.

"Open Line" is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary, which just led the City Council to issue a proclamation honoring and thanking both shows for their public service. Read full story from New York Daily News
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