Personalities

Brandon Armant

The Blueprint, hosted by the acclaimed and respected entrepreneur and journalist, Brandon Armant, talks one-on-one with professionals who are excelling within their respective industries. The show looks at the hurdles they have encountered while climbing their way to the top, lessons they have learned, and their "blueprint" for success.

On-Air Schedule

Tuesday 03:00pm - 04:00pm The BluePrint

David Boston

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Thursday 05:00pm - 06:00pm  
Friday 05:00pm - 06:00pm  

Jenny Yanez

Calvin Johnson

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Wednesday 05:00pm - 06:00pm  

Kenneth Francis

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Monday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Resistance Radio

MarkAllain Drery

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Monday 05:00pm - 06:00pm  

Logan Burke

John Díaz-Cortés

John Díaz-Cortés, is a saxophonist, producer and songwriter from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The son of a Preacher man, his first musical influence came from Puerto Rican Pentecostals. After receiving a Master's degree in Jazz Studies and working for years as an activist and community organizer in Colorado, he was drawn to New Orleans to better understand the birthplace of American music. When not on the road, you can find him working at Esplanade Studios. He is the associate producer of the Billboard charting record, A Beautiful World, by Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield and the recording debut of New Orleans Hip Hop collective, Supreme Beings. He hosts the radio show, Love + Sax, weekly on WBOK 1230AM.

On-Air Schedule

Wednesday 08:00pm - 09:00pm  
Thursday 08:00pm - 09:00pm  
Friday 08:00pm - 09:00pm  

Kimberly Doley

Kimberly Doley is a native New Orleanian who attended Ben Franklin High School, University of Georgia, and New York University Law School. During her 11 years in New York, she worked on Wall Street and at a large international law firm. Upon returning home to NOLA in 2012, Kimberly discovered her yoga practice and completed a 200 hour teacher training at Free to Be Power Yoga in early 2014. She continues to deepen her understanding of the healing nature of the practice of yoga through self study and additional trainings. Trainings attended include Baptiste Level One and Art of Assisting as well as Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga, Reiki One, and Ayurveda One at Swan River Yoga. Kimberly currently teaches at Free to Be Power Yoga and the Church of Yoga. She also teaches children’s yoga, meditation, and mindfulness at Noble Minds Institute of Whole Child Learning, Arise Academy and Hoffman Early Learning Center, through Navigate NOLA, a local nonprofit that focuses on social and community wellness.
Besides teaching yoga, Kimberly is a holistic life coach who teaches her clients mindfulness practices and encourages self reflection to bring awareness to habitual behaviors, limiting belief systems, and areas of life where they are feeling challenged, She provides support for her clients to find alignment with their purpose and to consciously create a healthy, more energetic, and fulfilling lives. She facilitates a new moon circle and workshops around understanding how energy works in our lives at Rosalie Apothecary. She also facilitates workshops around goal setting and living a healthy lifestyle. Kimberly loves to share about what it means to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle and is excited to be offering more programming and serving a broader population in New Orleans and beyond.
Kimberly shares her knowledge and expertise in health and wellness, with the community-at-large, as a co-host of The Well Being, a local radio show on WBOK.

Lia Threat

Lia Threat graduated with a BA in International Studies with a focus on Latin America, from the University of New Orleans. Following the birth of her children, she decided to pursue her love of nutrition and wellness. She attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to become certified as a holistic health coach. Since graduating, she has been working with a non-profit weight loss program, "Beneath the Weight." In addition, she enjoys coaching clients one-on-one and in groups to help them achieve their goals of optimal wellness. Follow her @wellnesswithlia on Facebook, Instagram, or www.wellnesswithlia.com.

Brandy Alexis

Brandy Alexis is a black girl on a journey to inner P.E.A.C.E (positivity, enlightenment, achievement, contentment, and exhilaration). Along this ever-evolving journey she has studied at the University of Southern California, receiving her BFA in Theater and earned a Master of Social Work from Tulane University. Her professional profile vividly illustrates her commitment to bolstering the development and self-actualization of others, as a Social Worker, Higher Education Professional, Career Consultant, and now as a co-host of The Well-Being. She is excited about sharing the starts and stops of her wellness journey with the listeners, from her experiences with chakra alignments, to her gross misconceptions about her natural hair, using positive affirmations to drive home the belief that she is enough, moving back home to New Orleans and feeling misplaced in a gentrifying city, to receiving a teaching from the Dalai Lama himself! Brandy’s hope is that her personal experiences along with the lessons she has learned from great teachers will inspire others to ditch the all or nothing, black and white approach to well-being and live WELLNESS IN COLOR!













Along this journey, she’s had her chakras aligned, her oras cleansed, climbed mountains

Dr. Danielle Wright

Danielle Wright is a licensed clinical social worker and public health practitioner. She is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.
Danielle has a Doctorate degree of Social Work from Tulane University and master’s degrees in both Social Work and Public Health from Tulane University. She is certified both in Infant Mental Health (ages 0-5) and Disaster Mental Health.
Danielle has worked across various clinical mental health and public health settings such as LSU’s Behavioral Sciences Center, The City of New Orleans Health Department, Jefferson Parish Human Service Authority, The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies and Communities In Schools. Danielle also served as an adjunct clinical field faculty member at Tulane University School of Social Work for four years.
Danielle currently serves as the Division Director of Navigate Nola and is responsible for the oversight of the development and implementation of the 7 social-emotional and community wellness programs that fall under the Navigate Nola Division. She is also the co-host of a local radio show, The Well Being, which explores the various dimensions of wellness and ways to obtain optimal well-being across the lifespan.
Danielle is committed to making a difference in her community and enriching the lives of the New Orleans citizenry. She is a member of several volunteer service organizations such as the Links Inc., Crescent City Chapter and African-American Women of Purpose and Power. Danielle is also a board member of Communities In Schools of the Gulf South, Inc.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 01:00pm - 02:00pm  
Thursday 01:00pm - 02:00pm  
Friday 01:00pm - 02:00pm  

I-Con

United Isreal in Christ

MarkAlain Drery

Lester Love

Mary Ambrose

Cynthia Beaulieu

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

Ro Brown

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Thursday 02:00pm - 03:00pm  
Friday 02:00pm - 03:00pm  

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

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.

George Dyson

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Monday 02:00pm - 03:00pm  

Lee Hardy

Solomon Harris

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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 - 06:00am Gospel
Sunday 06:00am - 07:00am Gospel
Sunday 08:00am - 09:00am Gospel
Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm Gospel
Sunday 12:00pm - 01:00pm Gospel
Sunday 02:00pm - 03:00pm Gospel
Sunday 04:00pm - 06:00pm Gospel

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

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

Monday 06:00am - 07:00am The Lester Love Show
Tuesday 06:00am - 07:00am The Lester Love Show
Wednesday 06:00am - 07:00am The Lester Love Show
Thursday 06:00am - 07:00am The Lester Love Show
Friday 06:00am - 07:00am The Lester Love Show

M.A.Q.

Herman Magic

On-Air Schedule

Monday 05:00am - 06:00am Gospel
Tuesday 05:00am - 06:00am Gospel
Wednesday 05:00am - 06:00am Gospel
Thursday 05:00am - 06:00am Gospel
Friday 05:00am - 06:00am Gospel

Jeanne Nathan

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Wednesday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Crosstown Conversations

Chuck Perkins

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Monday 04:00pm - 06:00pm Conscious Hour
Tuesday 04:00pm - 05:00pm Conscious Hour
Tuesday 05:00pm - 06:00pm Conscious Hour
Wednesday 10:00am - 11:00am Conscious Hour
Thursday 10:00am - 11:00am Conscious Hour
Friday 10:00am - 11:00am Conscious Hour

Pastor Patin

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Saturday 02:00pm - 03:00pm  

DC Paul

On-Air Schedule

Monday 07:00pm - 08:00pm Car Pool
Wednesday 07:00pm - 08:00pm Car Pool
Thursday 07:00pm - 08:00pm Car Pool
Friday 07:00pm - 08:00pm Car Pool
Saturday 07:00pm - 09:00pm The Misbelief

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 03:00pm - 04:00pm  
Thursday 03:00pm - 04:00pm  
Friday 03:00pm - 04:00pm  

Gumbo Tapado

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Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am  

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
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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6:00pm - 6:00pm

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