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August 13, 2014

Kindred the Family Soul Launches Instagram Rant Against Urban Radio

Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon, the husband and wife R&B/Soul duo known as Kindred the Family Soul went to Instagram to voice their displeasure at urban radio.  Kindred recently performed a free outdoor community concert along with Jazmine Sullivan and a few other Philly based artists.

The one thing that makes their rant ring true is the fact that three radio stations (Hot 107.9, Old School 100.3, and Praise 103.9) set up promotional tents at the event. Radio One therefore were able to promote their stations at this community event sponsored by a local politician. So we can feel the displeasure that the duo feels when they report that the stations don't play music from their newest album or didn't even grant them an interview at any of the stations. The other urban music stations in Philly are owned by Clear Channel. Between the two companies they own six stations targeted to the African American community. Their hit 'Far Away' of course is still a favorite with many of the listeners of those six stations. (WPHI, WRNB, WPZE, WUSL, WDAS FM and AM)

More photos below and check out our comments [below].

Radio One Philadelphia promotional tents in the background. See more [PHOTOS] of the event on their website.

Their new album is 'A Couples Friend' and they were recently interviewed by Roland Martin on News One Now, the morning news information program on the TV One network which is owned by Radio One. The interview was posted on many Radio One websites as well, so it's puzzling for them not to at least get an interview locally.???

1 comment:

  1. This of course is the downfall that comes from corporately owned radio stations that don't allow local management to make decisions on playlists. It's one of the reasons why we support stations like Howard University's 96.3 WHUR in Washington, D.C. It's a full service station that plays a variety artist that include local artists like Raheem DeVaughn, Carolyn Malachi, and the late Chuck Brown. They also provide a 30 minute news cast every evening. We would hope that urban radio stations, especially those owned and founded by an African American, like Cathy Hughes (a former manager at WHUR in the 1970's) and in light of the recent police shooting and killing of Mike Brown in the St. Louis area would know the important role that Black Radio plays in the local community.

    As it stands now, Kindred the Family Soul has a better chance of being heard on WHUR than in their own hometown.


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