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Loretta Petit

LORETTA PETIT is the highly regarded 2-time Stellar Award-Nominated veteran broadcaster who has been heard around the world. During the course of her 28-year radio career, she has worked for various broadcasting companies as well as has written for several newspapers and magazines.

She has published two books and her second book was nominated for the literary, Henri Award. To assist other up and coming authors, in 1996, Ms. Petit developed the writing workshop “An Author’s Forum: Is there a book in you?”

Dr. Lo helped many businesses to launch and helped hundreds of owners through her 6-year “Christian Business Summit & Trade Show” event. Dr. Lo continues to develop workshops and seminars to address challenges combatting personal and/or business development. In 2014, she founded C.O.F.F.E.E. which is the Christian Circle of Female Friends for Empowerment/ Encouragement where she has coached both, professional and non-professional women. In that same year, she started the InsPRAYERational Connection Prayerline, a weekly gathering of Believers via phone conferencing.

Loretta is a woman of faith and walks it out in her commitment to God through serving others. She has served many families over the years through her GIVING PROJECT, “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” Dr. Lo serves on the Board of Directors for a Transitional Home for Women, Lindy’s Place. She has for many years been a Partner in Hope to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; has served Junior Achievement as instructor and facilitator in projects to aid students; as a H.O.S.T.S. tutor and an Each One, Save One mentor.

She relishes a rainy day and a good book. One of her greatest joys is spending quality time with her family. Licensed and ordained, she serves at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church as 2nd Assistant Pastor, Church Council Member, and Overseer of its Evangelism Ministry. Elder Petit has offered life-altering oratory messages to corporate staff as well as a host of churches. She holds degrees in journalism, business and has completed coursework in Leadership and Management at the graduate level (ABD). She is passionate about training leaders and developing winning strategies for both business and personal growth. She is the founder of PETIT-KENDEKA Women Edu-Preneurs, a non profit organization to serve as a resource for women who wish to become entrepreneurs or to re-connect with their educational goals.

Reach out on social media @Preachgirl on Twitter, Loretta Petit _ABD on Instagram. Numerous honors and awards are added to her credit, but two stand out among the many… she is honored to have received: The ‘Spirit of Greatness’ Award and the Jazz Fest, Gospel is Alive award.
On-Air Schedule
Saturday 06:00am - 08:00am Gospel with Loretta Petit

Cynthia Franklin

"To whom much is given...much is required." This essentially defines how Cynthia Frankin, host of the Atlanta-based Cynthia and Friends T.V.Show, feels about her television show and her calling. She would like to help people and youth of every nation understand that This Is Your Life and you have the key to open every locked door by kicking the door down.
Born in Miami, Florida and raised in a single-parent household by her mother, Fannie, along with her grandmother, Willie Mae Frankin, Cynthia attended Brownville Jr. high school. Facing numerous obstacles in high school, She eventually dropped out, but later returned to receive her high school diploma. She later attended Trinity College in Miami, Ashford University , Clinton Iowa , American Public University Charleston W.V., Strayer University Roswell Georgia. Cynthia is a Law School Student and Law Fraternity Member. She is currently working toward a degree in Medicine and she has already taken classes in Pharmaceutical Studies and Real Estate .Cynthia also owns her own business with her partner Gani N.B.A. Professional Basket Ball Player.
Through some uncertain times In her formative years. Cynthia continued to attend weekly Bible Study with her grandmother. Friends and family started planting the seed of God's Love in her spirit in 1988, as she was embracing some of the highs and lows of life. Vera Cook planted one of those seeds. Cynthia accepted the Love of God that Vera Cook demonstrated, and hasn't looked back Since.
Now. as host and executive producer of "Cynthia and Friends" she passionate about spreading the Love Of God through Television, Movies and her National Harvest Fest. an annual event that takes place in a selected inner city parks.Cynthia and her Team are working to build the Empowerment Center which will teach and house programs to Empower people to move beyond there natural limitations.
Cynthia's Television show. "Cynthia and Friends' is aired on several syndicated television stations around the country. Including Digital TV. she has access to 90million households in the U.S and a Billion homes Overseas. The show receives thousands of phone cells emails and letters from her viewing audience.
On-Air Schedule
Saturday 09:00am - 10:00am Cynthia and Friends

Rev. Skip Alexander

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Saturday 08:00am - 09:00am Eye Witness to History

Mary Ambrose

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Thursday 02:00pm - 02:30pm United Way and You

Cynthia Beaulieu

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Thursday 02:30pm - 03:00pm SUNO Small Biz

Paul Beaulieu


Warren A. Bell, Jr.

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Monday 06:00am - 07:00am Morning Cup
Tuesday 06:00am - 07:00am Morning Cup
Wednesday 06:00am - 07:00am Morning Cup
Thursday 06:00am - 07:00am Morning Cup
Friday 06:00am - 07:00am Morning Cup

Robert Bocage

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Tuesday 01:00pm - 02:00pm Sports Show
Thursday 01:00pm - 02:00pm Sports Show

Adrienne Broussard

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Wednesday 02:00pm - 03:00pm Free College

Renard Boissiere

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Sunday 10:00am - 11:00am Pillar of Strength

Ro Brown

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Friday 01:00pm - 02:00pm Sports A Fact

Dr. Gary Clark

Dr. Gary M. Clark is a political analyst, strategist, and commentator. He is Dillard University's Founding Director, Center for Law and Public Interest. He is also a Barron Hilton Endowed Professor in Political Science, and Revius O. Ortique, Jr., Endowed Chair in Politics and Social Thought at Dillard University. Dr. Clark believes the best electorate - - - is an informed electorate.

An avid supporter of global civic engagement, he is Executive Producer and Host of the cable television program, Dr. Clark Reports, and radio show, Dr. Clark 101: The Living Classroom. Both shows are broadcast weekly in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Clark's radio broadcast centers on a variety of issues that include: Public Interest, current events, trending topics, electoral politics, immigration, guns, social justice, education/instruction, arts/culture, sports, advocacy, policy and global civic engagement.
On-Air Schedule
Wednesday 01:00pm - 02:00pm Dr. Clark 101

Dr. Charles Corprew

Dr. Charles S. Corprew, III is the Principal at WYRevolution and is a transformational consultant, speaker, and leader. He dares to ask individuals and organizations, “What’s Your Revolution?” With his engaging speech and dynamic method of building relationships with stakeholders coupled with experiences as a scholar/activist, Charles has become sought after for his ability to provide innovative solutions that aid individuals and organizations to reform the world. Since the mid-1990’s, Dr. Corprew has used his skills to foster individual and organizational revolutions. He was the mastermind around the rejuvenation of the James Madison University African American Male Achievement Academy, a three-week summer intensive program geared toward promoting matriculation and fostering positive social and academic success for adolescent African American males.

He was instrumental in constructing the mentoring component of New Orleans’s Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s NOLA for Life program. He also researched and evaluated the effectiveness of one of New Orleans’ most prolific mentoring organizations, the Silverback Society, offering important information that was a critical piece in helping the organization secure a $175,000 dollar grant from New Orleans’s Institute of Mental Hygiene. Charles was also successful in leading PlaceMatters NOLA as their interim executive director, providing an unwavering bridge between the outgoing and incoming directors.

Dr. Corprew received his doctoral degree in Psychological Science from Tulane University in 2011. Prior to starting his consultancy, Dr. Corprew was a fervent educator, spending 18 years teaching at the secondary and post-secondary levels. As an assistant professor of psychological science at Loyola University New Orleans, he devoted his time to teaching and researching the development of adolescents and emerging adults in diverse contexts. His publications can be found in Urban Education, The Journal of College Student Development, and The Journal of Men’s Studies to name a few.
On-Air Schedule
Wednesday 03:00pm - 04:00pm What's Your Revolution

Lloyd Dennis

On-Air Schedule
Tuesday 02:00pm - 03:00pm The Love Doctor

Adrienne Dixson

Adrienne D. Dixson, PhD, is a scholar of race and gender equity in urban educational contexts. She is an author of over 30 scholarly journal articles and book chapters and editor of 5 books on critical race theory and education, research and race and urban education.

A trained musician with an undergraduate degree in music theory and composition, Dr. Dixson has been a professor of education and educational consultant for over 15 years.

Dr. Dixson began her career as an educator in New Orleans Public Schools in the early 1990s where she was a 6th grade teacher for 5 years at Charles E. Gayarre Elementary School. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been a tenured faculty member at Ohio State University and now at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Most recently Dr. Dixson, a 1991 alum (Greater New Orleans) was the Vice-President of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy at Teach For America. She led the organization's focus on Corps Member training at the regional and national levels. Dr. Dixson helped to redesign two national institutes to infuse Culturally Relevant Pedagogy into the training model.

Leroy Douglas & Miss Mingo

Brother Douglas and Miss Mingo are creative artists, experienced educators, published writers, and show producers. This husband and wife team cohosts the reality talk show, "Voices of the Village," every Saturday morning on WBOK 1230 AM. Brother Douglas is vintage New Orleans and Miss Mingo is a north Louisiana native. Both hosts are experienced educators with 20 plus years in secondary education. "Voices of the Village" is a community-oriented show with a mission of inspiring and enlightening. The show fuses music, information, culture, and "real" talk to create a unique brand of talk show.
Miss Mingo's background is in English Language Arts, B.S., Grambling State; M.A., Indiana University (Bloomington). She taught high school in New Orleans at Booker T. Washington, John F. Kennedy, McDonogh 35, and George W. Carver High School; directed and produced theatrical plays, fashion shows, and other school events. After teaching high school and coaching young actors for many years, Miss Mingo embarked upon a career in writing.
Brother Douglas brings to the show a background in art and history with a B.S. from Southern University (Baton Rouge) and a M.A. from Alabama State. He is a seasoned teacher, an experienced businessman, and versatile writer. Some of his works include The Bottom Line (newspaper), I Got the Hook Up (film), God is Good (book), Second Coming: Upscale Hip (book) . Productions by Brother Douglas include No Limit Productions: I Got the Hook Up (1998); Upstream Productions Home Video: "It's All Good," (2004) and "SWAC Attack"(2005);WBOK Talk Show: "From the Other Side: Voices of the Village" (2012).
The show, "Voices of the Village," has been called "informative," " inspirational," and "a breath of fresh air" by listeners.
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Rachel Graham

Rachel D. Graham, the host of #RealTalk with Rachel, is a 25-year veteran of the communications industry with a talent for strategic message development, organizational communication, media relations and event coordination. Her areas of practice include brand development and management; economic development marketing; event production; hospitality and tourism marketing; multicultural marketing; nonprofit strategic planning and communications; political communications, and small business management. She is a respected social media influencer under the pseudonym Bayou Lois Lane and avid contributor to conversations on economic equity, social justice and pop culture.

A gifted political communications strategist, Rachel got her start as a fledgling account executive working on the 1999 campaign of former Philadelphia mayor John F. Street, rising through the ranks to serve as site manager for his general election celebration. She would go on to build a career advising non-profit organizations, small businesses and corporations in several industry sectors on strategically linking message to mission. She has held leadership positions with some of the leading non-profit community development organizations in the city of New Orleans, in some cases launching organizational communications teams, activating comprehensive rebrands and establishing communications protocol. Additionally, she has managed organizational communications for some of the nation's leading economic development entities.

Rachel is a graduate of the Women's Campaign School at Yale 2014 Class and a member of the New Leaders Council of Louisiana Class of 2015. She is also a member of the New Orleans Association of Black Journalists.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 04:00pm - 06:00pm #RealTalk with Rachel
Tuesday 04:00pm - 06:00pm #RealTalk with Rachel
Wednesday 04:00pm - 06:00pm #RealTalk with Rachel
Thursday 04:00pm - 06:00pm #RealTalk with Rachel
Friday 04:00pm - 06:00pm #RealTalk with Rachel

Dr. Eric Griggs

“Doc Griggs” is the awareness and advocacy persona of Dr. Eric Griggs, a New Orleans based physician and health educator who has dedicated his professional life to increasing health and wellness awareness in the New Orleans community.

Dr. Griggs graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1992 and Tulane University School of Medicine in 1996. He has always held a special place in his heart for the city of New Orleans and has been an active health advocate since graduation. As an active participant in his programs, he has made it his life’s work to educate the community on health and well-being.

Doc Griggs’ mantra is “Get checked. Get fit. Get moving!” His approach transcends race and gender barriers. His ability to speak fluent Spanish allows him to utilize a comprehensive creative approach to engage men, women and children of both English and Spanish speaking heritage.

His efforts as a health educator and health and awareness advocate have been recognized by District 7 Louisiana State Senator David R. Heitmeier in a 2014 Resolution naming Dr. Eric Griggs as a Health and Wellness Ambassador for the State of Louisiana.

Dr. Griggs is an active participant in several organizations that promote positive change in the community. He is the Health and Wellness Chair for 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans and also serves on the 100 Black Men National Health and Wellness Committee. In March of 2014, Dr. Eric Griggs was named Spokesperson for the American Cancer Society- Greater New Orleans and is also a member of their Executive Leadership Council.

While Health and Wellness are near and dear to his heart, Dr. Griggs works closely with youth as well. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Region of Louisiana Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Boys & Girls Clubs NFL-YET Center in New Orleans. Dr. Griggs also co-founded and directs the Broadmoor Basketball Association, a basketball program for at-risk youth.

Upon completion of medical school in 1996, Dr. Griggs received the Robert C. Baird Award for overachievement in pursuit of a Medical Degree. In 2013, Dr. Griggs received the “Champion for Change” Award from The Links, Incorporated of New Orleans.

Dr. Griggs appears weekly on Fox 8 WVUE’s Morning Edition as a Health Educator every Thursday morning at 7:30 AM. He also has a weekly radio broadcast every Thursday, “The Doc Griggs Show,” on WBOK 1230AM from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM and makes monthly appearances on the “Good Morning Show” with Oliver Thomas. Dr. Griggs is also currently the contributing medical writer for Data News Weekly, a local community paper.
On-Air Schedule
Tuesday 03:00pm - 04:00pm Dr. Griggs- Get Checked, Get Fit, Get Moving!

Lee Hardy


Medea Hardy


Tilman Hardy

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 03:00pm - 04:00pm Core USA

Solomon Harris

On-Air Schedule
Sunday 09:00am - 10:00am Solomon's Message

Lyle Henderson

LyleE.Henderson began singing when he was 5 years old, on a chair, in front of a
national church convention audience at a General Assembly Convocation of THE CHURCH OF
THE LIVING GOD. He began his interest in the media as a small child, admiring the anchormen
and newscasters. His pursuit of both only made his music ministry stronger and more committed.
He has performed with such Gospel greats as the late O'Landa Draper, Melvin Williams (of the
legendary Williams Brothers), Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar recording choir, Trin-i-tee-
5-7, Earnest Pugh, Alexis Spight, The Mississippi Mass Choir, New Orleans Gospel Soul
Children, to name a few... He has also performed with such Jazz icons as Terence Blanchard,
Jubilant Sykes, Davell Crawford, and the late Marva Wright.
Lyle studied Mass Communications and Music at Xavier University of Louisiana (c/o ’91) and
began his broadcasting career as an R&B DJ on New Orleans' based FM98 and simultaneously
transitioned to Gospel radio in 1988 as an announcer on WYLD Radio. He was the host of
“Sunday Morning Inspirations” on PraiseFM 94.9 and host/producer of the station’s New
Year’s Eve “Top 10 Countdown” each year (until the station reformatted to country western).
His voice has remained in the New Orleans Gospel community on various voice overs for more
than two decades. In 2007, he joined the DJ staff of Crescent City Radio, the online radio station
owned by Loyola University New Orleans. He is host & producer of “The World of Gospel” – a
Wednesday Gospel music show online, with a rapidly growing audience.
Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-EL have traveled to Italy 4 times for a multi-city Italian tour,
including performances at the world famous Umbria Jazz Festival. Lyle has also performed in
various cities in Switzerland, Canada, Jamaica, and countless cities throughout the USA. His
tenor vocals vary in style and ability ~ ranging from the silvery and classical to the gutsy and
soulful, southern tradition of Gospel church music. His two major influences (Daryl Coley and
the late Mahalia Jackson) are exemplified in his varied styles of vocal performance. Spring 2015
marked their 17th annual performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. While his
volunteer and community involvement and his position as President of Pinnacle Entertainment,
Publishing & Management have made it difficult for him to complete his sophomore CD, he
continues to accept tour, performance and ministry engagements because of his passion for the
message in music. His last rigorous tour to date was The Men In Ministry 15 City Tour.
In 2001, members of the Louisiana and New Orleans media began to dub him as the NEW
ORLEANS PRINCE OF GOSPEL. In December 2009, he was nominated for the coveted 2010
Stellar Award and in 2015, he won the NOLA Gospel Award for “Gospel Announcer of the
Year.” He has also been the honored nominee and recipient of numerous local and regional
awards to recognize his musical achievements. In 2015, he became the host of “Sunday Morning
Gospel,” a 7-hour live Gospel music show on AM 1230 WBOK in New Orleans.
In 2008, Lyle was commissioned by the Disney Animation Film Company to produce and
‘Gospelize’ a Randy Newman song, called “Dig A Little Deeper.” Lyle and his special events
singers, Pinnacle Gospel Choir, are featured in the 2009 release of “The Princess and the Frog”
(film and soundtrack). His latest film involvement to date is “Black & White” produced by
Kevin Costner, starring Mr. Costner and Olivia Spencer.
Prince Lyle is an ordained minister of 24 years, a celebrated New Orleans radio announcer and
Gospel Recording Artist. His title cut from his new CD, “Expectations,” as well as other
recorded songs are available for downloads at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and other sites. The
“Live At Jazz Fest” CD series is available through jazzfestlive.com and, soon to be, wherever
Gospel music is sold. The new CD project, “Expectations,” from Lyle Henderson & EmmanuEL
is scheduled to be in stores in March, 2016.
On-Air Schedule
Sunday 05:00am - 09:00am Sunday Gospel with Lyle Henderson

Jazzman


Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson

On-Air Schedule
Thursday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Urban Regeneration
Friday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Urban Regeneration

Kyndra Joi

Kyndra Joi is the host of the newest show on WBOK, On the Move! She serves as the Executive Director of the non-profit I Am My Sister, is a Licensed Master Social Worker, Cultural and Holistic Family Health Consultant, Certified Belief Therapist, Certified Herbalist, Recording Artist, and Emcee. Kyndra has earned a Master of Social Work degree from Illinois State University and has over 16 years of experience in the community servicing children and families.

Kyndra has used her experiences in clinical and community settings to develop curriculums and seminars on holistic mental and spiritual health. In addition to facilitating wellness workshops, she also consults with for- and non-profit organizations to assist in meeting the need for development and growth in the community while being a mentor and learning as a mentee daily.

Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Kyndra is affectionately known as “Gullah Gal” in the community and actively educates and creates awareness of the Gullah culture through her interactive workshops of language, dance, and song.

In addition, when not imparting light with the community, she and her band, Soul Theory are bringing a clap to your hand a groove to your feet with their sultry mixture of Funk and Soul. Kyndra and this dynamic group have performed with musical greats such as Kermitt Ruffins, Davell Crawford, Charmaine Neville, and Dr. Michael White just to name a few. Kyndra serves as a vocal instructor for a Girl Jazz Camp in New London, CT and is an avid fan of the Golden Girls!
On-Air Schedule
Monday 12:00pm - 01:00pm On the Move
Tuesday 12:00pm - 01:00pm On the Move
Wednesday 12:00pm - 01:00pm On the Move
Thursday 12:00pm - 01:00pm On the Move
Friday 12:00pm - 01:00pm On the Move

Lester Love

He’s been crowned “The Voice of Hope” by many and this title is fitting of Lester Love is the Pastor of The City of Love. He possesses leadership skills and is widely recognized for his ability to organize a team of people, energize them to accomplish any challenges that are set before them, and provide them with strategies for implementation. Bishop Love serves as the the Executive Secretary the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship.

Bishop Love has published several books including his latest books Whatever It Takes, Synergy, Catching the Mantle and The Art of Armor Bearing: God’s Blueprint for Effective Servanthood which quickly became the “how to” book for leadership and excellence in service for churches and corporations.

His many talents also include singing. He was the featured soloist on the CD “Where Love Abides,” which won The Big Easy Award (New Orleans version of the Grammys) for Best Gospel Artist. He has also garnered national attention for his You Tube “Love Songs” clip, which has millions of views.

He also has served as the host of the Essence Music Festival Gospel Tribute for several years. He is the host of the weekly “Spreading Love” radio show on WBOK.

Bishop Love and his wife Fran are the proud parents of three girls, Joy, Faith and Angel Love.
On-Air Schedule
Sunday 12:00pm - 03:00pm Spreading Love

M.A.Q.

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Thursday 08:00pm - 09:00pm The BluePrint

Herman Magic

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Tuesday 05:00am - 06:00am Palace of Gospel
Wednesday 05:00am - 06:00am Palace of Gospel
Saturday 05:00am - 06:00am Palace of Gospel

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Sunday 04:00pm - 05:00pm Spirit Hour of Power

Bro. Willie Muhammad

Brother Willie Muhammad is a New Orleans native. He is a graduate of Walter L. Cohen High School and Xavier University. He has taught in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge public schools systems. In addition to his community leadership endeavors he also is a high school teacher.

Brother Muhammad’s has a history that shows his level of commitment to his community. As a result of his commitment and steadfastness, he is often called upon to address various audiences at high schools, college, churches, mosques, correctional facilities and other community events.

Some of his accomplishments include:

• 2003 he was appointed as the Student Minister of Muhammad Mosque #46 by the Honorable Louis Farrakhan.

• In 2009 founded the New Orleans Chapter of the Peace Keepers, which is a diverse group
of men who spend one hour every Saturday canvassing the violent neighborhoods in the
city 2011 Brother Muhammad launched the, “Squash the Beef Hotline. This initiative is a
conflict resolution service where members of the Peace Keepers serve as mediators
between rivals. As of date the Peace Keepers have successfully resolved 30 conflicts
which ranged from simple misunderstandings, fights, threats made against persons life to
actual gun violence.

• In 2014 he organized the 1,000 Man March in the city of New Orleans.

• In 2015 he was highlighted in the Secondline Education Blog

Selected as a 2015 Data News Weekly Trailblazer

Brother Muhammad said that out of all of his accomplishments, his two greatest are being a committed husband and father to his family.
On-Air Schedule
Saturday 01:00pm - 02:00pm Class is in Session
Saturday 04:00pm - 05:00pm Class is in Session

Jeanne Nathan

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Wednesday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Crosstown Conversations
Thursday 03:00pm - 04:00pm Crosstown Conversations

Chuck Perkins

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Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am Conscious Hour
Wednesday 10:00am - 11:00am Conscious Hour
Friday 10:00am - 11:00am Conscious Hour

Pastor Patin

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 02:00pm - 03:00pm Change Your Water

DC Paul

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Saturday 07:00pm - 09:00pm The Misbelief

Bro. Petah

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Saturday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Say That Den

Major Tracy Riley

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Tuesday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Watch Tower Hour

Habibla Al Saleem

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 12:00pm - 01:00pm Creative Motivation

Timolynn Sams-Sumter


BROTHER SHACK

Journey with Brotha Shack and Mama Fiyah EVERY Saturday at 5pm CST for The True Love Movement Hour, as we dive fearlessly into the origins of community challenges that are deeply rooted in the collective Black consciousness of New Orleans and beyond. With our listeners, we examine the manifestations of what continues to keep us divided, and this conversation brings us to discover together holistic ways for Black People to do the work of developing the mutually satisfying community we deserve. Together we "Rise Up Right Now" and move authentically to demonstrate the truest expression of love. We honor our own reflections, bringing you a radio show Black People can participate in, learn from and be proud of. Together we shine!
On-Air Schedule
Saturday 05:00pm - 06:00pm True Love Movement

John Slade

Political cartoonist, satirist and now daily radio host John Slade was born in 1957 in New Orleans. He always enjoyed animated cartoons and has been influenced by them. As he grew up, the editorial cartoons in the daily paper attracted him. John recalls a moment from his youth "I remember a Black Panther newspaper cartoon with the police as pigs running while saying Oink Oink no place to run, no place to hide! From a single panel cartoon I got the whole gist of the Black Panther view." From then on he was hooked on cartooning as well as television, film, and other media. His art talent took him to his high school paper the
Kennedy Courier and to an award winning professional career that has spaned over
thirty years. Right now he can be seen on Cox Cable Orleans Wednsdays at 6:30amand pm on Ch76 as the host of "Political Cartoons By John Slade", He has moved into making
his own comic book line entitled "Afro Brother Spacemen", and can be heard daily at three pm on "Showtime In The Afternoon" on WBOK1230am. Says
Slade, "It's all the most fun you can have with your clothes on!
On-Air Schedule
Monday 07:00pm - 07:30pm Up To Date
Tuesday 07:00pm - 07:30pm Up To Date
Wednesday 07:00pm - 07:30pm Up To Date
Thursday 07:00pm - 07:30pm Up To Date
Friday 07:00pm - 07:30pm Up To Date

Gumbo Tapado

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am Gumbo Tapado

Oliver Thomas

Born and raised in New Orleans, Oliver attended public schools, graduating from JS Clark High School. Mr. Thomas is a graduate of the College of Santa Fe, NM and completed Harvard's Executive Program for community leaders and attended the Aspen Institute.

Mr. Thomas worked in International travel for International Weekends Charter Travel Agency in Boston and New York. Oliver began his political career in New Orleans as Legislative Aide and public policy analyst for Jim Singleton. He was the Project Manager for the Downtown Development District – DDD. Mr. Thomas was Resident Advisor HUD CJ Brown HANO. He was first elected as Councilman for District B in 1994 serving two terms before being elected to an at large seat in 2002 where he served as Council President until 2007.

Mr Thomas is an Actor, Writer, Producer and Poet. He led, co-wrote and acted in the hit play Reflections. Oliver was lead actor in Harold Ellis Clark's Fishers of Men, an actor in Nijla Mumins Movie Deluge. Mr. Thomas is the host of WBOK The Good Morning Show, Owner of Otoutreach LLC, and a Public Policy Consultant.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 07:00am - 10:00am The Good Morning Show
Tuesday 07:00am - 10:00am The Good Morning Show
Wednesday 07:00am - 10:00am The Good Morning Show
Wednesday 10:00pm - 11:00am The Good Morning Show
Thursday 07:00am - 10:00am The Good Morning Show
Friday 07:00am - 10:00am The Good Morning Show

Viola Washington

Viola F. Washington is a longtime community organizer and advocate for the poor. Mrs. Washington is the executive director of the Welfare Rights Organization, Chairperson, Road Home Action Network Team (RHANT), a Licensed Therapeutic Counselor, a Black History Scholar, and also host a live television and radio reality talk show REALITY CHECK.
Her favorite bible scripture is Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

The REALITY CHECK radio show airs every Friday morning at 10am with your host, Viola Washington, and Cohost, Andrew Rhodes. REALITY CHECK is a live radio talk show that is a voice for the community. REALITY CHECK focuses on issues of injustice to all God’s people.

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