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Wizards Guard Devin Robinson Arrested


Wizards guard Devin Robinson was arrested outside of a D.C. night club early Saturday morning. According to police, Robinson got into a fight with Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills. Both men have been charged by police with disorderly affray. In a statement, the Washington Wizards said “We are aware of the incident this morning involving […]

Source: The Urban Daily

Nipsey Hussle’s Rap Skills Get Much Props From Music And Hip-Hop Culture Writers

Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle received lots of praise since his murder for his community activism, but a group of music and culture critics want us to remember that Nipsey’s rap skills were also amazing.

Music and hip-hop culture writers called for a moment of silence Saturday at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“[What’s] detached from [many] of these tributes is the fact that the dude could rap. Nipsey Hussle was a very good rapper who honed his craft, and the work shows up in the projects. He’s one of those rappers who very palpably got better with every project,” said poet, essayist and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib, who was one of several writers on the Drop the Beat panel discussion. [Read more]

Download the KMOJ App!!

Now KMOJ fans can listen to KMOJ 89.9  with the just-released KMOJ FM App.  You can download from this page!

Accessible through the kmojfm.com and theicemn.org websites; or through downloads on Android and Smart Devices from Google Play and IOS platforms, theKMOJ FM App is designed for the way people consume media today.

Listeners can experience the ultimate convenience of having one app with two radio stations; blogs; KMOJ social media platforms, including Facebook; Twitter;  Instagram,  and more all in one app. [Read more]

Cruise Down The St. Croix with KMOJ May 25th!

Tickets are available now for KMOJ’s 12th Annual Cruise Down the St. Croix, May 25, 2019. Boarding begins at 6pm., at  Stillwater  Boat and Packet, 525 Main St. Stillwater, MN. The Ship leaves promptly at 7pm. Tickets are $50 each and include Music,  Food, and Fun!!  They can be purchased at KMOJ Studios during regular business hours and at Urban Lights Music in St. Paul, MN. 

Enjoy music and dancing to Reggae with Trinny Cee, Don Dodda and The Sound of Fujun; Hip-Hop in the Ice Room with  DJ Dime and William “Bakeshow” Baker; Join us on the  People’s Floor with Walter “Q-Bear” Banks, Brother Jules and Dj Phoenix with the best in R&B.  [Read more]

Josie Johnson, “Hope In The Struggle”

Josie Johnson, Author

Author, Josie Johnson says, “we have come through many ups and downs and I have held on to the ups to survive the generations of down,”  in explaining why she still has hope for America at 88 years old. 

Johnson, flanked with co-writers, family, and friends officially launched her new book, Hope in the Struggle. The book chronicles her personal and professional life and outlines her work as a civil rights advocate.  

Her memoir “serves as a reminder of the capacity we have to learn from ancestors, the source of hope in the civil rights struggle,” she said.  Johnson told a packed audience on the campus of the University of Minnesota where she served as the schools, first African American Regent and Vice President,  that we’re living in a  critical period and that her book could offer important strategies.  [Read more]

HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE Launch Event with Josie R. Johnson

Join Josie R. Johnson, Carolyn Holbrook, and Arleta Little in a conversation for a special launch event to celebrate the publication of Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir. The event will be held in the Cowles Auditorium of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the University of Minnesota Press. Books will be available for purchase at the event from the University of Minnesota Bookstore. Registration required as space is limited. [Read more]

Larry Fitzgerald Receives NCAA Legacy Award

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Left & Larry Fitzgerald Sr.

By Ray Richardson

At the first official event of the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball Final Four Wednesday night,  longtime KMOJ sports broadcaster and Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder columnist Larry Fitzgerald was referred to as a “living legend.”

Fitzgerald, 62, was among seven sports and civic leaders in Minneapolis-St. Paul honored with an NCAA Legacy Award for distinguished achievement and community service.

“I’ve been as critical of the NCAA as anybody in the media,” Fitzgerald said. “When I got the call to tell me about this, I said ‘You got to be kidding me’. I was floored.” [Read more]

KMOJ FM 89.9 Introduces New App

Now KMOJ fans can listen to KMOJ 89.9  with the just-released KMOJ FM App.  You can download from this page!

Accessible through the kmojfm.com and theicemn.org websites; or through downloads on Android and Smart Devices from Google Play and IOS platforms, theKMOJ FM App is designed for the way people consume media today.

Listeners can experience the ultimate convenience of having one app with two radio stations; blogs; KMOJ social media platforms, including Facebook; Twitter;  Instagram,  and more all in one app.

The KMOJ FM App leverages KMOJ’s Adult Urban Contemporary and Hip-Hop music formats and it’s public affairs programming in an easy-to-use platform.

So whether listeners are on the go or simply want the flexibility of listening anytime or anywhere, the KMOJ FM App is the perfect tool.

Fans of KMOJ The Ice HD2 have been asking for the App as listening on the go is the principal way this 18-35 demographic consumes information.

KMOJ officials say the KMOJ FM App takes both radio stations to the next level consistent with its goal to super-serve its communities and train the next generation of broadcasters.

THe KMOJ FM App is available now.

KMOJ FM 89.9 Has A New App

Now KMOJ fans can listen to KMOJ 89.9  with the just-released KMOJ FM App!  Share this good news with a friend or family member.

Accessible through the kmojfm.com and theicemn.org websites; or through downloads on Android and Smart Devices from Google Play and IOS platforms, theKMOJ FM App is designed for the way people consume media today.  Don’t be the one without the KMOJ App.

Listeners can experience the ultimate convenience of having one app with two radio stations; blogs; KMOJ social media platforms, including Facebook; Twitter;  Instagram,  and more all in one app.

The KMOJ FM App leverages KMOJ’s Adult Urban Contemporary and Hip-Hop music formats and it’s public affairs programming in an easy-to-use platform.

So whether listeners are on the go or simply want the flexibility of listening anytime or anywhere, the KMOJ FM App is the perfect tool.

Fans of KMOJ The Ice HD2 have been asking for the App as listening on the go is the principal way this 18-35 demographic consumes information.

KMOJ officials say the KMOJ FM App takes both radio stations to the next level consistent with its goal to super-serve its communities and train the next generation of broadcasters.

THe KMOJ FM App is available now.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: ICE STUDIO BUILD Minneapolis – Minnesota

                                                                                                      

Prepared By: Freddie Bell, GM/KMOJ-FM Date: March 9, 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: ICE STUDIO BUILD Minneapolis – Minnesota
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 23, 2018, 2pm QUESTION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 16, 2018
Questions may be submitted in written form no later than March 16, 2018 to:
RFP Contact Name: Freddie Bell
Contact Address: 2123 W. Broadway Suite 200 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
Telephone Number:   6123770594    Email Address: freddiebell@kmojfm.com 

Center for Communications and Development invites and welcomes proposals for its Ice Studio Build project. Companies and individuals are invited to submit a proposal. Please take the time to carefully read and become familiar with the proposal requirements. All proposals submitted for consideration must be received by the time as specified above under the “SUBMISSION DEADLINE.”
BIDDERS SHOULD NOTE THAT ANY AND ALL WORK INTENDED TO BE SUBCONTRACTED AS PART OF THE BID SUBMITTAL MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY BACKGROUND MATERIALS AND REFERENCES FOR PROPOSED SUBCONTRACTOR(S) – NO EXCEPTIONS.
PROJECT AND LOCATION The bid proposal is being requested for Ice Studio Build which is or shall be located at 2123 W Broadway Ave Ste 200, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411. [Read more]