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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”

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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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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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Kanye West Announces Kim Is Pregnant? Is Kanye Going to Be a Babydaddy?

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Well you heard it almost first on the Producer’s Channel TV. Kanye West Announcing Thangs Via Twitter? What in the World. Would she be able to write off any of this for her 2012 Taxes?

Team Kanye Daily tweeted minutes ago:

Developing…

Read more: http://globalgrind.com/entertainment/kanye-west-announces-kim-kardashian-pregnant-details-photos-pics#ixzz2GbeU8J8D

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[Official Video] Kofi Black Ft’ Raekwon “I Love Your Crazy”

 

What kind of projects are you working on right now? Is there an album in the works?
I’m working on another mixtape and my album. I’m writing and working for a lot of people like Ryan Leslie, Sean Kingston, 9th Wonder, Busta Rhymes, and Rick Ross.

From here, where are you looking to go in terms of your music?
My thing is to do the unthinkable. I want to bring Staten Island back on the map. It’s not all about Wu-Tang, though Wu-Tang definitely put us on the map. There’s a lot of talent coming from New York but really no singers out here. It’s time for us to start rubbing our elbows again. I love rap and hip hop—I mean, I’m signed to a hip hop label—but as a singer, I’m looking for that good music with substance, that good talent. And what I want to do is represent my town really well. Like Staten Island, we’re in here too. ‘Cause when you think of Staten Island, you think of Shaolin, and we respect that—we gotta respect Wu, the pioneers—but Staten Island has a future too, and that’s my push.

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When news broke that rap pioneer and Wu-tang member Raekwon signed R&B act Kofi Black to his label, the music blogosphere was spiked with curiosity on this young talent. Well, VIBE.com recently sat down the with Staten Island native to disseminate his musical style, relationship with Raekwon, and his ambitious, hustle-driven goals for the future. –Tanya Chen