merging the stations, and handing the 30-year-old KISS frequency over to ESPN Radio. Similar changes have taken place in cities like Miami, where one of just three urban radio stations, The Beat FM, switched from urban “adult contemporary” to Spanish-language pop. And in many major cities, there are just two, or even one, urban-themed radio stations left. And the number of black-focused talk radio stations is even smaller, particularly after black-owned radio network Radio One essentially exited the black news-talk market in 2007 and 2008. Read more...
The value of the Black Press today
Today the issue is mental slavery and the seductive chains of materialism, the ready use of stereotypes and the constant effort to distract with tales of celebrity woe and the latest nonsense. This is the age when fortunes are made and people are famous for simply being famous or pursuing fame.
So while the opportunity to inform is present, the ability and the plots to deceive are also present. There is the ability of Black-oriented, not Black-owned, media outlets, content providers and distributors to offer coverage that is of interest to Black people but may not promote their interests. History has shown us the golden rule in America is unchanged: He who has the gold makes the rules. And the First Amendment caveat remains: A free press belongs to the one who can afford it.