August 22, 2011

98.7 Kiss FM "The Open Line" with Bob Slade, James Mtume, and Bob Pickett - One of the Most Important Talk Shows in America


"The OPEN LINE Show is hosted by Bob Slade, James Mtume and Bob Pickett. Open Line is a "live" call in show (2 hours) which airs on Sunday mornings beginning at 10 a.m. to 12 noon on 50 thousand watt WRKS-FM, aka 98.7 KISS-FM, on the FM dial, reaching the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut markets."


In one of their most recent shows The Open Line talked with Dr. Boyce Watkins on the Debt Ceiling Debate in America, the wealth gap in America, and the controversy surrounding Tavis Smiley & Dr. Cornel West's "Poverty Tour." Steve Harvey needs to stay out of politics...and to stick to comedy...they are problems with what Tavis has been doing since 2008 but I support the Poverty Tour and Somebody needs to speak up for the poor.

People are going to take what they [Harvey and Tom Joyner] say seriously...these Black public figures are positioned to control the minds of the masses...people should have the facts and make decisions for themselves and not let these radio hosts tell them if they don't support a person then they're a sellout.' -paraphrased comments from Dr. Boyce Watkins

This archived show began with a quick look back at the station's recent 30th Anniversary Reunion Party. [Listen Here]

"The OPEN LINE Show has been called by numerous leaders and journalists as “One of the most important talk shows in America... Its impact is enormous,” and ranked by Talkers Magazine as one of the top 100 Talk Shows in America. Open Line is the most listened to talk show in the tri-state area with a 12+ share in its time slot. Open Line has won the 1998 & 2002 New York Metro A.I.R. Award for the “Best Public Affairs Show” in the New York Market."

If you missed any of The OPEN LINE shows or if you're outside the New York City tri-state area, you can catch past shows on their website. ...and we do agree with page comments from the listeners...'Why isn't 98.7 Kiss FM streamed live on the internet?'
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