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Black Music Month

Black Music Month
Photo credit - TOLGA AKMEN /AFP/Getty Images For Black Music Month , we’re celebrating the living legend, Mary J. Blige. Born in the Bronx, NY on January 11, 1971, a career in music would be her destiny. At 17, she got discovered after music executives heard her sing karaoke...
Black Music Month
Photo credit - Steve Eichner/WireImage/GettyImages In celebration of Father’s Day and Black Music Month , we’re highlighting the late legend Luther Vandross and the story behind “Dance With My Father.” Lither Vandross was born on April 20, 1951, in NYC. He was raised with loving...
Black Music Month
In this second episode of our Black Music Month round table series, radio veterans take a look at how the first radio show to exclusively play, the now most popular genre in the world, was heard first on the airwaves of WBLS . Our very own Fred 'Bugsy' Buggs, DJ Red Alert, DJ...
Black Music Month
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Michael Ochs Archives Mr. Magic's Rap Attack with Marley Marl! Turn up your volume and dance as we pay tribute to a WBLS classic show, hosted by Hip-Hop legends, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl and produced by Rap industry pioneer, "Fly Ty." As a team, they...
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(Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images) Over the span of a 50 - year career, Candi Staton has been on an unremarkable climb. Staton is best known for her hits like “Victim”, “Young Hearts Run Free”, and the remake of “Stand By Your Man”. She is a 4-time Grammy nominated artist...
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Photo credit - Steve Snowden/Getty Images In celebration of Black Music Month , we’re honoring the living legend, Dionne Warwick. Her singing roots stem from her gospel background, but she would eventually become one of the best performers in the world! She was born Marie Dionne...
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Photo Credit: BAT/Getty Images Vaughn Harper was the late night voice of New York radio for 25 years, but before lending his smooth vocals to the Tristate’s airwaves he was a high school basketball star with some serious hoop dreams. Born and raised in New York City, Harper...
Black Music Month
We're kicking off our first Black Music Month round table by taking a comprehensive look at the inception of WBLS. Radio legends Vy Higginsen, Ken "Spider" Webb, Fred Buggs, Bob Lee, and music icon, Robert Bell discuss the importance of having a radio station, at the time, that...