Radio One Set to Cover National Conventions From the Black Perspective
Radio One, Inc., the largest Black-owned and targeted multi-media company reaching over 82% of Black America will provide its digital, radio and television audiences with timely coverage of both the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Cleveland, Ohio and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania respectively.
TV One's News One Now, the only daily television news program dedicated to Black viewers, will broadcast live each morning at 7 a.m. ET from the conventions with host and managing editor Roland S. Martin. Known for his political savvy, provocative interviews and no-nonsense approach, Martin will provide daily original reports and feature interviews with key stakeholders, including party representatives, delegates, surrogates, and celebrities, covering issues affecting the Black community. He is a veteran journalist and has been an influential figure reporting on the #BlackLivesMatter movement since its evolution and continues to keep the topic in the cultural forefront. News One Now has featured topics such as criminal justice reform, job opportunities for minorities, veteran affairs and public education--to name a few of the critical issues facing presidential nominees.
The expansive local and syndicated broadcast radio footprint of Radio One and Reach Media reaches over 25 million listeners weekly. EZ Street, midday talent on Washington DC's WKYS 93.9 FM is a radio veteran and versatile talent who will provide daily live coverage from the convention floor, along with recaps on all of Reach Media's nationally syndicated morning shows to ensure listeners are aware of the information shared at the conventions nightly. EZ Street will also 'take it to the street' and interview delegates in addition to residents in Cleveland and Philadelphia to capture the energy of these convention cities for our listeners.
Audiences can follow Roland Martin and EZ Street's behind the scene footage and complete, un-broadcasted interviews from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions at NewsOne.com. Reaching more than 100 million visitors weekly across its digital, social and mobile footprint, NewsOne.com is the premier news and information destination for and about Blacks in America. Daily, viewers can find news briefs and insightful commentary provided by the journalistic team of NewsOne.com.
"There couldn't be a more critical time in our country for Black media to engage in the political process," said Yashima White AziLove, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Radio One. "More now than ever the outcry of Black people continues to reverberate throughout this country for equality, justice and reform. Our entire platform will be represented at each convention to ensure our community is informed of each presidential nominee's plan to address the issues plaguing America, especially those that impact daily Black life."