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“Dr Martin Luther King – The Power of Soul Music & the Importance of Black Radio”


This weekend we’ll be celebrating Dr Martin Luther King‘s birthday and in doing so we should all be mindful of the power of his words. We should be mindful of King’s words as we continue to dialogue about what sort of responsibility those who speak to the public have especially via broadcast medium especially with respect to Black Radio..We thought we’d take a walk down memory lane and listen to what King had to say about the role BLACK RADIO played in furthering the Civil Rights struggle..It was a speech given in August of 1967 in Atlanta, Ga to NATRA (National Association of TV and Radio Announcers )

In this rare speech which can be heard in its entirety by clicking the link above..King talks about how Black radio has been a transformative tool. He notes that Black radio is the primary source of information in the Black community and is more powerful medium than even Television which he says was made for the benefit of white people.

King notes that Black radio deejays are important ‘opinion makers’ who made integration easier, through the language of universal language of soul music. He praised Black radio deejays for helping unite people and Black radio deejays through presenting this music was able to conquer the hearts and minds of people in ways that surpassed Alexander the Great..

Check out this entire article at: http://hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/dr-martin-luther-king-the-power-of-soul-music-the-importance-of-black-radio/

The other thing to keep in mind about Dr King was his shrewd understanding of media in particular radio and what a powerful tool it was. many do not talk about the special relationship King had with Jack ‘Jack tha Rapper Gibson (I used to fly to Atlanta from LA to attend Jack the Rapper) Atlanta was so Fun back then!!!!jack-the-rapper-gibson-yellow and the nations first Black owned radio station WERD founded in 1949 which was housed in the same building as King’s SCLC headquarters on Auburn street in Atlanta.

Gibson is credited with being the first to broadcast King and other Civil Rights leaders on public airwaves. There are stories about how when rallies and special events were unfolding, King would bang on the ceiling with a broom to the studio housed above him, the disc jockey would lower the boom mic and King would speak to the people via radio.

In this 1967 NATRA speech Dr King delivered the members of this important African American organization were very appreciative as King laid out the indispensable role Black radio had played in shaping and furthering the Civil Rights struggle. King names off some of the key unsung radio heroes who he says there would not have been a Civil Rights movement had they not reflected the mood of the people and brought critical information to the masses. We hear about Georgie Woods, Pervis Spahn, Magnificent Montague and Tall Paul White to name a few.

King also talks about how radio is the most important and predominant medium in the Black community. It has far more reach and influence than television. He also talks about how the music these Black radio announcers played. King asserted that it helped united people. King pointed out how Blacks and Whites were listening to the same songs and doing the same dances and that the Soul Music these disc jockey’s played had served as an important cultural bridge.

“Dr Martin Luther King – The Power of Soul Music & the Importance of Black Radio”


This weekend we’ll be celebrating Dr Martin Luther King‘s birthday and in doing so we should all be mindful of the power of his words. We should be mindful of King’s words as we continue to dialogue about what sort of responsibility those who speak to the public have especially via broadcast medium especially with respect to Black Radio..We thought we’d take a walk down memory lane and listen to what King had to say about the role BLACK RADIO played in furthering the Civil Rights struggle..It was a speech given in August of 1967 in Atlanta, Ga to NATRA (National Association of TV and Radio Announcers )

In this rare speech which can be heard in its entirety by clicking the link above..King talks about how Black radio has been a transformative tool. He notes that Black radio is the primary source of information in the Black community and is more powerful medium than even Television which he says was made for the benefit of white people.

King notes that Black radio deejays are important ‘opinion makers’ who made integration easier, through the language of universal language of soul music. He praised Black radio deejays for helping unite people and Black radio deejays through presenting this music was able to conquer the hearts and minds of people in ways that surpassed Alexander the Great..

Check out this entire article at: http://hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/dr-martin-luther-king-the-power-of-soul-music-the-importance-of-black-radio/

The other thing to keep in mind about Dr King was his shrewd understanding of media in particular radio and what a powerful tool it was. many do not talk about the special relationship King had with Jack ‘Jack tha Rapper Gibson (I used to fly to Atlanta from LA to attend Jack the Rapper) Atlanta was so Fun back then!!!!jack-the-rapper-gibson-yellow and the nations first Black owned radio station WERD founded in 1949 which was housed in the same building as King’s SCLC headquarters on Auburn street in Atlanta.

Gibson is credited with being the first to broadcast King and other Civil Rights leaders on public airwaves. There are stories about how when rallies and special events were unfolding, King would bang on the ceiling with a broom to the studio housed above him, the disc jockey would lower the boom mic and King would speak to the people via radio.

In this 1967 NATRA speech Dr King delivered the members of this important African American organization were very appreciative as King laid out the indispensable role Black radio had played in shaping and furthering the Civil Rights struggle. King names off some of the key unsung radio heroes who he says there would not have been a Civil Rights movement had they not reflected the mood of the people and brought critical information to the masses. We hear about Georgie Woods, Pervis Spahn, Magnificent Montague and Tall Paul White to name a few.

King also talks about how radio is the most important and predominant medium in the Black community. It has far more reach and influence than television. He also talks about how the music these Black radio announcers played. King asserted that it helped united people. King pointed out how Blacks and Whites were listening to the same songs and doing the same dances and that the Soul Music these disc jockey’s played had served as an important cultural bridge.

PCTV Recognizes Director “ROB HARDY” as Director of the Month for January! Support Support Support!!!


THIS coming Monday, January 21st Rob Hardy’s Bones episode “The Corpse on the Canopy” airs at 8pm EST on Fox.

http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/bones/videos/33318530/title/bones-8×12-promo-corpse-on-canopy-hd

THIS coming Thursday, January 24th at 9pm EST “Rob Hardy’s” Grey’s Anatomy episode “Walking on a Dream” airs on ABC.

Hats off to You Rob Hardy!!

The Producer’s Channel TV can’t wait to catch up with you and sit down on the couch!!!

Contact us at producerschanneltv@gmail.com

Georgia Entertainment Awards A Success! “Thank You Sunseeker Media Productions”

Check out these Amazing Hotties on the Carpet!!! StarPOWER!!!!
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Brandon Boykin – Philadelphia Eagles (Presenter)

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Brandy-Lynn TV One R & B Diva’s (Daughter of Nicci Gilbert) – Presenter

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Brad James – Actor “Tyler Perry’s For Better of For Worse” and “Wallmart Commercials” Nominee and #WINNER

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Ian Summerhalder “Vampire Diaries” Nominee – Philanthropist and #WINNER

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Blue Kimball- Actor – Presenter- (Joy Pervis Agency)

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Dwight Phillips- Olympic Gold Medalist – 4x World Champion LONG JUMPER and (CEO of Quicktime Cinema former RebelStarMedia

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Sarah Wayne Calles (Actress) Walking Dead – Co-Host

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Palmer (aka Floyd) aka Tyler Perry’s Everything Play person (ACTOR)- Performer

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Brian White – actor  (HOST OF THE EVENING and Man of the Hour)

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Nicole Lyons – Nascar Race Car Driver – Nominee and #WINNER “People to Watch”

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Ms Georgia Latina and Miss Teen Georgia Teen Latina (Jaelin Whitt) Jr. Media

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Behind The Scenes – Sunseeker Team Follows Cedric (aka RON Cornelius) The Entertainer At The Soul Train Awards

After months of planning, conference calls, and site sees, we would like to congratulate the entire Sunseeker Media, Soul Train Holdings, and Centric TV team for yet another successful production of this year’s 2012 Soul Train Awards!

Held in the Entertainment Capital of the World and hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, our hope was to deliver a show that served as not only a sounding board to honor and commemorate the memory of Don Cornelius, but to take the brand’s mission of delivering the latest in music and dance once again into the living rooms of households nationwide.

The show kicked off with a star-studded red carpet that flooded into a show comprised of today’s hottest acts in entertainment. On a quest to “bring the soul to Vegas”, Cedric ushered appearances from Stevie Wonder, Billy Crystal, Donny and Marie Osmond, Magic Johnson, Kat Graham, TGT, Miguel, Leah Labelle, Fantasia, 2 Chainz, Charlie Wilson, Elle Varner, Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo (just to name a few), and literally no genre was left unrepresented.

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The evening of honors continued as New Edition took the stage to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award while also celebrating their 30th Anniversary as a group. Later in the show they took the stage once more for a medley of their class hits “Telephone Man,” “Candy Girl,” and “If It Isn’t Love,” and if the crowd’s reaction was any indication of the group’s next 30 years, they still got it!

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A special congratulation goes out to the night’s in-show award winners listed below – to check out their acceptance speeches and all of the night’s performances, be sure to check your local listings to catch an encore of the show!

Best New Artist – Elle Varner
Best Hip-Hop Song of The Year – Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz “Mercy”
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Miguel
Song of The Year – Tyrese “Stay”
The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” John Legend ft. Ludacris

And to see a full list of the night’s winners visit: http://www.centrictv.com

 

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