Black Music Month

Black Music Month

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...
Black Music Month
(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...
Black Music Month
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...
Black Music Month
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...
Black Music Month
Photo Credit: Donald Kravitz/Getty Images In honor of Black Music Month , today we’re looking at the life of the King of Motown, Smokey Robinson. Born February 19, 1940, singer, songwriter, and Grammy Award-winning record producer Smokey Robinson was destined to become one of...
Black Music Month
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Gilles Petard In honor of Black Music Month , we’re taking a look at Gerald Alston, an amazing performer, recruited straight out of college to be the lead singer of the legendary R&B group, The Manhattans. Being the son of Rev. J.B. Alston, and the...