Posts Tagged ‘African American Radio Personalities’

An Audience with the King

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

King Solomon Hicks, who will be in Syracuse for Jazz in the City later this week, participated in an Apollo Theater forum on Black Men and Soul Music a few months ago (along with Duke’s Mark Anthony Neal, vocalist Gordon Chambers and radio personality Gary Byrd). Listen below for the convo and at the end for a Solomon performance (channeling Curtis Mayfield):

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Cathy Hughes was given an honorary degree at Syracuse University in 2001. She appeared on Old School Sunday to talk about her career later that day (WPHR-FM).

Cathy Hughes was given an honorary degree at Syracuse University in 2001. She appeared on Old School Sunday to talk about her career later that day (WPHR-FM).

Howard University (Washington, DC) will announce the naming of the “Cathy Hughes School of Communications” at an official ceremony on Sunday.

Never Lose Your Fandom

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Radio and TV personality Charlamagne Tha God visited Syracuse University yesterday.

Radio and TV personality Charlamagne Tha God visited Syracuse University yesterday.

Charlamagne made his way up from South Carolina, and is now a star in the number one U.S. radio market.  The Breakfast Club Morning Show co-host visited Syracuse University last night and encouraged students at the Newhouse School to empower themselves by creating their own platforms, being resourceful, and blending their certification (degree) with real-world education. He said he was motivated early by radio personalities such as Wendy Williams, Howard Stern, Tom Joyner and the late Doug Banks.

Learn to recognize good opportunities even if they don’t come with a paycheck, he said.

Known for juggling many appearances and media gigs, he also shared that he is currently reading The One Thing by Gary Zeller.

Juneteenth (Syracuse Style, part 5)

Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Radio exec Kenny Dees and media personality George Kilpatrick pictured here near the main stage earlier today. Kilpatrick helped organize the modern Juneteenth Celebration in Syracuse (back when it was held on South Avenue).

Radio exec Kenny Dees (left) and media personality George Kilpatrick took time to catch up near the main stage at Clinton Square earlier today.  Kilpatrick helped organize the modern Juneteenth Celebration in Syracuse (back when it was held on South Avenue).

True to the Game (part 1)

Friday, February 26th, 2016
Big Ten Network's Vera Jones (a former SU athlete and on air radio personality on WOLF-AM)

The Big Ten Network’s Vera Jones (former SU athlete and on-air radio personality on WOLF-AM). She informed the crowd that she got her start in broadcasting by doing Country radio in Central New York. Below, hear part of her advice to students attending the Sports Media Center Symposium, which was held on Wednesday.

The Doctor & Uncle George

Monday, February 1st, 2016
The Doctor and Uncle George: Professor Rick Wright and George Kilpatrick provided live commentary at the Dome for Syracuse University's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

The Doctor and Uncle George: Professor Rick Wright and George Kilpatrick provided live commentary at the Dome for Syracuse University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

Death of a King

Friday, May 15th, 2015

B.B. King on stage at last year's Syracuse Jazz Fest.

B.B. King on stage at last year’s Syracuse Jazz Fest. He started as a radio dj, but made his fame with the guitar.



Freemium

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Free event + Premium content=Freemium.

Bravo to Frank Malfitano for putting together what sounds like another great line up for Syracuse Jazz Fest. This year’s festival features Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, and Lake Street Drive.

Once again the festival is free.

The Friday night shows at Jazz Fest have become legendary (Trombone Shorty, Gregory Porter, Preservation Hall Jazz Band), and this year we are particularly interested in seeing the evening sizzle with a combination of Marsalis and Buckwheat Zydeco.

To see Buckwheat Zydeco at a New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest back in the day check this out:

To get some background on Creole music and the culture of SW Louisiana, listen to one of our favorite DJ’s, historian Cowboy Texas Fred:

Performance Art

Monday, January 12th, 2015
Maestro the Beatmaster of the Orange

DJ Maestro, Beatmaster of the Orange (at CFAC)

Maestro definitely moves the crowd. It was good to see him on the Connective Corridor on Saturday.  We hope he is a top choice when they finally do a an outdoor fashion event at Forman Park, or when the choose another artist to perform/ride the 443 Centro Bus.

Translation: Jazz Fest, Day 2

Monday, July 14th, 2014
Fantine Pritoula

Fantine Pritoula joined Igor Butman for a songs.

Here are some photos from Day 2 of the Syracuse Jazz Festival.  Saturday started with local singer Nick Ziobro (Manlius) and ended with guitar legend B.B. King. In between, we got a chance to check out Raul Midon, the human mix machine and Igor Butman & The Moscow State Jazz Orchestra did a tune up before Igor Butman” their Monday performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Nick Ziobro conducted a post performance interview

Nick Ziobro conducted a post performance interview.

Igor Butman: Muscovite invades the Cuse with his Orchestra

Igor Butman: Muscovite invaded the ‘Cuse with his Orchestra.

Raul Midon

Experiencing Raul: Midon worked the piano, guitar and bongos, scatted and sang during his set.

Former Blues Boy from Beale St. returns to Syracuse as King

From DJ to BB: Former blues boy from Beale St. now a King for life