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Title: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Neymar on April 08, 2011, 02:04:17 PM
I was originally going to title this thread Atlanta radio sucks, but I do like 99X and Axel in the morning and CAU radio with Morris.

In Atlanta, Especially in the morning we are given a choice of crap if you want black radio

Yolanda Adams Morning show
Frank Ski
Tom Joyner
Steve Harvey
Rickey Smiley

Now I know all of these, outside of Frank Ski, are national radio shows so that is the main reason why this isnt Atlanta black radio sucks.

I wont attack Yolanda Adams because I am not a Christian, and I know I am nowhere near a target audience. Although I will say the Bishop Secular segment is, has, and never will be funny.

Frank Ski is probably the most arrogant twat to ever walk this earth. He constantly speaks on issues he knows nothing about, is very condescending to the ghetto stereotypical mammy-like character he has working with him, and is even more condescending to the people who call in. I honestly dont see how he got this show by trying to act like he speaks for men when acting as messy as a woman on her period. My old roommate told me his friend at a gay club use to have sex with him...but I wont speak on that because I dont know for sure. His radio show is horrible though.

Now Tom Joyner......This will be particularly hard because I use to enjoy him. His shows has really really gone down the tubes though. His ignorance on world events during the news break makes it impossible to take anything he says serious on other issues. I still enjoy Jay Anthony brown, even though his old black man chasing after white women routine is so early 20th century and worn out. Cybil is ok...I guess, and huggy bear is corny enough for me to like him. I hate that dude who raps news and events and whatnot. I turn the radio off with him, and there is this horrible mammy coon character Cheryl Underwood who I hate more than anything. She ruins the show, and the fact they her, fat albert, and the pseudo-intellectual jeff johnson on there makes me think of them as a joke, and that is exactly what they are now. The little tantrum jay and tom had over tavis leaving was the straw that broke the camels back.

Steve Harvey is the same as tom joyner, except replace the good supporting crew of jay and Cybil with the poor one of shirley and Nephew tommy. These two twats are probably worse than Steve "Always spitting on the mic" Harvey. They also have Cheryl Underwood on all the time, which makes them unbearable. The strawberry letters are their selling point, and never have there been such a fake segment. These letters are clearly forged and they hung up on me when I called in to question them about a strawberry letter from Australia. The letter clearly said the woman was listening from Adelaide Australia, but I had been there and you cant get American radio there even on a personal radio based on the fact that AA and Radio adelaide scrambles the entire area to only where local stations can get play. They hung up on me.....but this is just proof they are liars. Strawberry letters are also stupid too.....so poorly written that I am sure Steve "Unfunny" Harvey writes them himself.


Last, but certainly not least in terms of hate, is the Rickey Smiley Morning show. Its like they literally took the least qualified people to work in radio on earth and gave them a job. Rickey Smiley proves himself to be a judgemental, immature, and unfunny person every time he gets on the radio. Gary with a T has to put up with a bunch of homophobic and disrespectful remarks every day on air,  and tiny is often the butt of offensive and inappropriate midget jokes. Whoever they have reporting on music is also one of the worst people on earth.

He literally goes on and on about some crappy rapper or RnB singer selling 20,000 records, but refuses to even acknowledge probably one of the greatest RnB singers of the current generation Amy Winehouse. They made fun of her so bad for using drugs and other stuff while crying about Chris Brown being questioned for putting a black woman in the hospital!!!!! Despite their hatred Amy Winehouse had love and her back to black album sold more than anything being played on their crappy station.

PROOF

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80 million worldwide....who sells more now?! F U Rickey Smiley! He looks like a drug addict while hes joking.

Allah knows I try to support black radio, but they arent making it easy >:(

Thank god for Morris in the morning
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Brother Tony on April 08, 2011, 02:07:51 PM
UHHHMMM....TURN DA DAYUM RADIO OFF!  :shrug:
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Jay_Thomas on April 08, 2011, 02:10:26 PM
Neymar, I would most definitely have to AGREE about Atlanta radio sucking it!  

Only Atlanta station I listen to is CAU's 91.9 ja-- of the city. And thank God almighty for it....and also WRFG 89.3 some times depending on the time of day or nite.

Everything else sucks monkey nuttis!   :brickwall:

Of course, anytime I think that I always hear Bison 4 Life in  my head saying "yo Black a-- still listening to FM radio? you ain't got satellite radio yet?"   Shuddup, Bison!   :lol:
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Brother Tony on April 08, 2011, 02:15:30 PM
 :nod: I forgot who said it  ;)
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: SkegeeFAMU on April 08, 2011, 03:38:16 PM

Of course, anytime I think that I always hear Bison 4 Life in  my head saying "yo Black a-- still listening to FM radio? you ain't got satellite radio yet?"   Shuddup, Bison!   :lol:

That's what I was going to say.  I've had Sirius for six years now, and there's no looking back.  Other than alternating back and forth between certain segments of the TJMS and WSB AM 750 in the mornings, my radio is on Sirius the rest of the time, especially now that the Two Live Stews are now on.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Bison 4 Life on April 08, 2011, 03:43:58 PM
I have not listened to local radio for almost a decade. Now with the Sirius ?XM merger  that is starting to slide downward with commercials creeping in more and more.

The problem with so-called Black radio is that there is little diversity. In most big Black populated cities is you have two or three HOT( insert #) hip hop stations that play the same twelve songs all day and a gospel am station and that's it.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Neymar on April 08, 2011, 03:44:22 PM

Of course, anytime I think that I always hear Bison 4 Life in  my head saying "yo Black a-- still listening to FM radio? you ain't got satellite radio yet?"   Shuddup, Bison!   :lol:

That's what I was going to say.  I've had Sirius for six years now, and there's no looking back.  Other than alternating back and forth between certain segments of the TJMS and WSB AM 750 in the mornings, my radio is on Sirius the rest of the time, especially now that the Two Live Stews are now on.

Im not too keen on paying extra for radio though. Does sirius give me a choice of listening to middle eastern or Arabic stations?
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: y04185 on April 08, 2011, 03:52:53 PM
Neymar the local DJs are horrible. 
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: westcoastaggie on April 08, 2011, 03:53:30 PM
if you are mad that radio sucks, blame the congress for passing legislation that allowed for the deregulation of the industry (Telecommunications Act of 1996).

It's cheaper to produce syndicated programs than have local shows.

My comprehensive project is on this very subject and whether or not we need more gov. regulation in order to rectify this.  
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: ‘87 Alum on April 08, 2011, 03:56:00 PM
B4L - 100% agreement on potential downward slide of Sirius/XM. I've noticed more pseudo commercials too. Still light years better than the typical garbage on the air. Isn't it shameful how low our standards are for our radio and news/entertainment outlets? The only things worse than a black radio station are black newspapers and magazines.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: westcoastaggie on April 08, 2011, 03:57:48 PM
B4L - 100% agreement on potential downward slide of Sirius/XM. I've noticed more pseudo commercials too. Still light years better than the typical garbage on the air. Isn't it shameful how low our standards are for our radio and news/entertainment outlets? The only things worse than a black radio station are black newspapers and magazines.

Black Radio is dying unfortunately.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Neymar on April 08, 2011, 03:59:38 PM
B4L - 100% agreement on potential downward slide of Sirius/XM. I've noticed more pseudo commercials too. Still light years better than the typical garbage on the air. Isn't it shameful how low our standards are for our radio and news/entertainment outlets? The only things worse than a black radio station are black newspapers and magazines.

Black Radio is dying unfortunately.

Not too unfortunate if you listen to it....I say bring on the death because they clearly are suffering with a terminal illness. :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: j1908 on April 08, 2011, 04:00:57 PM
Dang Neymar, you said a mouthful.  :lol:
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: RamMan4Life on April 08, 2011, 04:08:14 PM
Most times I listen to NPR/ja--/TJMS (only in morning) if I am in the car.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Jay_Thomas on April 08, 2011, 04:13:09 PM
Im not too keen on paying extra for radio though. Does sirius give me a choice of listening to middle eastern or Arabic stations?

Believe it or not, I can dig a lot of their music. I've checked out various types of music through the Putumayo series. Nice stuff and I love being able to just throw on some music and let it play.   :nod:
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: DRUMMA1 on April 08, 2011, 04:16:36 PM
I like Michael Baisden.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Jay_Thomas on April 08, 2011, 04:19:50 PM
I can take Baisden in small doses. But out of all of the radio folks, I can
probably tolerate him the most outside of Morris Baxter in the morning on 91.9FM.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: 90Aggie on April 08, 2011, 04:25:52 PM
I have not listened to local radio for almost a decade. Now with the Sirius ?XM merger  that is starting to slide downward with commercials creeping in more and more.

So, I should hold off on dropping 7bills on the XM hardware for my car, huh? :shrug:
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Neymar on April 08, 2011, 04:30:50 PM
Im not too keen on paying extra for radio though. Does sirius give me a choice of listening to middle eastern or Arabic stations?

Believe it or not, I can dig a lot of their music. I've checked out various types of music through the Putumayo series. Nice stuff and I love being able to just throw on some music and let it play.   :nod:

I dont really want to hear the music as much as I want to here talk radio from there.

If you like arabic pop though I highly suggest you check out http://www.youtube.com/user/MelodyMusicGroup (http://www.youtube.com/user/MelodyMusicGroup)
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: DRUMMA1 on April 08, 2011, 04:38:43 PM
I can take Baisden in small doses. But out of all of the radio folks, I can
probably tolerate him the most outside of Morris Baxter in the morning on 91.9FM.

Same here.  I can tolerate his show more than Tom Joyner's or Steve Harvey's. 
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: j1908 on April 08, 2011, 04:41:43 PM
I like TJMS. Now Mike, Steve and the other ones. Nope
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: DRUMMA1 on April 08, 2011, 04:44:54 PM
I like TJMS. Now Mike, Steve and the other ones. Nope

I used to love the TJMS but there is not as much dialogue between him and his listeners like Steve Harvey or Michael Baisden.  I still tune into his show every now and then.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Neymar on April 08, 2011, 04:49:39 PM
I can take Baisden in small doses. But out of all of the radio folks, I can
probably tolerate him the most outside of Morris Baxter in the morning on 91.9FM.

Same here.  I can tolerate his show more than Tom Joyner's or Steve Harvey's. 

Steve Harvey is trying so hard to be Tom Joyner and tap into his market....its just fail though.

Strawberry letter is awful.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: DRUMMA1 on April 08, 2011, 04:56:58 PM
I can take Baisden in small doses. But out of all of the radio folks, I can
probably tolerate him the most outside of Morris Baxter in the morning on 91.9FM.

Same here.  I can tolerate his show more than Tom Joyner's or Steve Harvey's. 

Steve Harvey is trying so hard to be Tom Joyner and tap into his market....its just fail though.

Strawberry letter is awful.

Actually, I believe Steve has stolen a lot of Tom's listeners.  Tom doesn't even do sky shows anymore because his budget is not what it once was.  :shrug: 

They both have their strong points but Michael Baisden does it for me.  I enjoy his segments on Thursdays where he has any Black-owned business to call in and give their website and business information.  :nod:
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Neymar on April 08, 2011, 05:02:33 PM
I can take Baisden in small doses. But out of all of the radio folks, I can
probably tolerate him the most outside of Morris Baxter in the morning on 91.9FM.

Same here.  I can tolerate his show more than Tom Joyner's or Steve Harvey's. 

Steve Harvey is trying so hard to be Tom Joyner and tap into his market....its just fail though.

Strawberry letter is awful.

Actually, I believe Steve has stolen a lot of Tom's listeners.  Tom doesn't even do sky shows anymore because his budget is not what it once was.  :shrug: 

They both have their strong points but Michael Baisden does it for me.  I enjoy his segments on Thursdays where he has any Black-owned business to call in and give their website and business information.  :nod:

Been some time since I listened to baisden. I know Ballentine always came off as phony, and I didnt like loan sharks that prey on poor black people advertising on his show.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Jay_Thomas on April 08, 2011, 10:46:58 PM
Strawberry Letters are fake as hell, just like Nephew Tommy's pranks. Its radio and thats their entertainment element. Ain't mad, I just know better that it is not real.  But even fake, Nephew Tommy pranks usually crack me up....I get em on youtube so I don't have to listen to Steve's radio show.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Bison 4 Life on April 09, 2011, 01:02:16 AM
Radio-One and Clear Channel killed local Black radio. The Radio-One model at first was tolerable. Now its just the same old monopoly in Black-face. Nothing for the mature Black listener who doesn't like hip hop and wall to wall cooning in the morning.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Platinum_Sound on April 09, 2011, 01:16:28 AM
.........Thank God for Pandora......
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: SkegeeFAMU on April 09, 2011, 09:42:59 AM

Of course, anytime I think that I always hear Bison 4 Life in  my head saying "yo Black a-- still listening to FM radio? you ain't got satellite radio yet?"   Shuddup, Bison!   :lol:

That's what I was going to say.  I've had Sirius for six years now, and there's no looking back.  Other than alternating back and forth between certain segments of the TJMS and WSB AM 750 in the mornings, my radio is on Sirius the rest of the time, especially now that the Two Live Stews are now on.

Im not too keen on paying extra for radio though. Does sirius give me a choice of listening to middle eastern or Arabic stations?

Not sure about the Arabic.  I do know that they have Spanish and French programming.  Will have to look and get back to you.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: WileECoyote06 on April 09, 2011, 05:05:01 PM
Mike and Mike in the Morning, and the #MorningJones on hardcore sports radio. .. .
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: NCCU05 on April 09, 2011, 06:10:36 PM
uh i totally agree with the topic and with Bison! They do seem to think that black folks are 1 dimensional! I listen to more than uncle luke! And that yolanda adams is a sad sight! I can't stand listening to that show! I try to go to the station when a song is on only. Where's melissa wade??? sheeesh
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Valley Girl on April 09, 2011, 11:07:38 PM
Thank God for my iPod :nod:

Overall I don't like the radio...urban radio especially plays Nikki Manaj, Drake, Trey Songs, and Rhianna every hour on the hour....

I don't really make it a point to listen to morning radio, but I will admit that I can take Rickey Smiley before I can take any of the others....I like his praise breaks.....I can deal with TJMS  too...Steve Harvey is too preachy for me...he knows what is best for EVERYBODY

Michael Baisden makes my teeth itch....he tries too hard to be cool, but he is super LAME..

Did you guys know Keith Sweat has a nighttime radio show called the Sweat Hotel?  Pitiful..you ought to hear the desperate women that call into the show trying to flirt...a mess...

Last but not least...Frank Ski and Wanda in the morning is a waste of airspace..Frank Ski is a know it all, name dropping, self important windbag, and Wanda is just :no:

The only radio show I can listen to for 3 hours straight is the Two Live Stews...



Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: y04185 on April 10, 2011, 07:26:40 AM
You guys should listen to The Big Show. 
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: GALFAMU on April 10, 2011, 03:30:43 PM
Neymar, I would most definitely have to AGREE about Atlanta radio sucking it!  

Of course, anytime I think that I always hear Bison 4 Life in  my head saying "yo Black a-- still listening to FM radio? you ain't got satellite radio yet?"   Shuddup, Bison!   :lol:

I know. I know. Bison4Life's war cry. Well, at least one of them. ;)

DC--area radio is horrible.

But I digress-WHO THE HECK GAVE YOLANDA ADAMS A RADIO SHOW?!!!!

Rickey Smiley--not DC but Bahl-mer...but we get the signal
Steve Harvey--UGH!
Tom Joyner-Bleh
Russ Parr--OHHH Please!!!
Michael Baisden-Not even if I was stuck on the Beltway for 29 hours! :no:

WPGC- has a local DJ drive time morning DJ--not bad..but I still tune in to WPFW(Pacifica) and get my brain stimulated! :lol:
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: 90Aggie on April 10, 2011, 08:21:37 PM

Rickey Smiley--not DC but Bahl-mer...but we get the signal
Steve Harvey--UGH!
Tom Joyner-Bleh
Russ Parr--OHHH Please!!!
Michael Baisden-Not even if I was stuck on the Beltway for 29 hours! :no:

WPGC- has a local DJ drive time morning DJ--not bad..but I still tune in to WPFW(Pacifica) and get my brain stimulated! :lol:

I listen to a little bit of all of them as I channel surf on my way to and from work.  WPGC - that's Big Tigga, right? Sometimes his twitter talk is funny.   What happened to Daniella?
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: GALFAMU on April 10, 2011, 09:00:09 PM
WPGC yes, that is Big Tigga. Don't know what happened to Daniella.
The Twitter part is kinda funny!

Gotta ask my buddy  ;)who is the Jewish Jamie Foster Brown to find out what is going on!
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Cats4ever on April 10, 2011, 09:19:21 PM
I love the Warren Ballentine show because he is a brother that is trying to improve the conditions of black people. I really feed off him because we have similar points of view when it comes to improve the world.  We meed more black talk shows like this and Sharpe talk with the Rev Al.

I like V-103 and can deal with Frank, but the man is Ryan later in the day

I like Steve Harvey show so much that I watch it on TV.  I think Steve gives you the best advice he can gives. He is always on point when he is telling women about men and the game they play.

The Fly jock is cool.

Bottom line I think we need more diversity on the air because most of the shows are the same around 6-10. Frank and Wanda, Steve Harvey, Tom Joyner, and Rick Smiley are not that  180% apart, but the Warren B show is 180%, and something we need more of a show that will deal with improvements.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Valley Girl on April 10, 2011, 09:53:45 PM
I like Warren Ballentine too :nod:

They cut an hour from his show to make way for Gayle King...now THAT is an annoying woman...
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: y04185 on April 10, 2011, 11:02:58 PM
If you guys want to listen to good Black radio you should listen to The Jack Gravely Show.  Great talk and Jack does not screen his calls.  Monday morning he will have Bishop Jackson on his show.  He is a Black man running for the U.S. Senate.  Six months ago they went toe to toe.  I thought they were going to fight each other.  Listen to two passionate brothers discuss the issues. 

You can listen to Jack Gravely at www.jackgravelyshow.com.  If you are in the Richmond area he is on 990 AM and in Norfolk on 1600AM live from 9 - noon.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Neymar on April 11, 2011, 10:07:50 AM
Jay Anthony Brown made a cavehole joke about the gay caveman found...Tom Joyner show slips further and further down the totem pole.
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: RamMan4Life on April 11, 2011, 12:50:02 PM
Thank goodness for ja-- and NPR....
Title: Re: Black radio really really sucks
Post by: Golden Kitten on April 11, 2011, 01:00:59 PM
What RamMan said... :nod:

If you're ever up in these parts on the weekends, listen to Ed Love on WDET 101.9 from 7-10 p.m. on Sat and Sun

Also WEMU...89.1  :nod: