What's On Today - Wednesday

Minnesota attorney general sues Minneapolis landlord

Keith Ellison says Steven Meldahl failed to repair North Side properties, preyed on low-income tenants. By Marissa Evans Star Tribune OCTOBER 8, 2019 — 7:19PM

BRUCE BISPING – STAR TRIBUNESteve Meldahl, shown in 2014, denied any wrongdoing and said a practice of forcing people to constantly move out would not be good for his bottom line. He plans to fight the allegations in court.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has filed a lawsuit against a longtime Minneapolis landlord, accusing him of failing to make repairs to substandard North Side properties and illegally discouraging his tenants from calling city inspectors for help. [Read more]

No change in this story: Yankees eliminate Twins again in the playoffs

By Ray Richardson

If the Twins play the New York Yankees in the American League playoffs next year, and somehow manage to beat them, the Twins’ front office should organize a parade in downtown Minneapolis. A parade would be worth a special celebration in that case.

Until then, the Twins will have to endure another offseason of agony after losing AGAIN to the Yankees in the postseason. The Yankees’ 5-1 victory Monday night before a disappointed sellout crowd of 41,121 at Target Field completed a 3-0 sweep in the best-of-five American League Divisional Series and stretched the Twins’ losing streak to 13 consecutive playoff losses to the Yankees. [Read more]

Diahann Carroll, Tony Winner, First Black Woman to Star in Own TV Series, Dies at 84

Diahann Carroll arrives for the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. onDiahann Carroll, Los Angeles, USA
CREDIT: ED WIDDIS/AP/SHUTTERSTOCK

Singer and Tony-winning, Oscar-nominated actress Diahann Carroll, the first African American woman to star in her own TV series, has died at at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84. Her daughter, Suzanne Kay, confirmed the news. Carroll is perhaps best remembered by younger audiences for her role as the conniving Dominique Deveraux on the nighttime soap “Dynasty” in the mid-’80s. But her first major television assignment was starring as the middle-class single mother Julia in a 1968 sitcom that was praised for featuring an African American in the title role as much as it was criticized for ignoring the civil rights struggle. The series, which ran for three years, was a trailblazer in leading to greater visibility for African American characters on series television. [Read more]

CCD/KMOJ Board Additions

Retired Major General David Hamlar, Jr.

The Center for Communication and Development Board of Directors announces the addition of Retired Major General David Hamlar, Jr., and Mr. Eric Harris to the CCD/KMOJ  Board of Directors.   The Retired Major General David Hamlar, Jr. is an Air Force Veteran. A fellowship in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery brought him to the University of Minnesota to train, where he eventually settled and transferred to the Minnesota Air National Guard. He deployed numerous times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and has earned multiple commendations for his efforts. He was promoted as the first African-American Brigadier General in the Minnesota National Guard and held the position of Assistant Adjutant-General. He was promoted to Major General, and retired 1n 2017. His medical practice is out of several locations to include Regions Hospital, the VA Medical Center, and the University of Minnesota where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology.  As faculty, he trains medical students, residents, and fellows, holds numerous leadership positions and has provided mentorship to those under-represented aspiring applicants and students. General Hamlar has been recognized as a “Top Doc” by Mpls/St Paul Magazine, and “Best Doc” by Minnesota Monthly Magazine. General Hamlar holds a membership with the St Paul branch of the NAACP and remains active with the Omega Psi Phi and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternities, where their missions include supporting our local neighborhoods, and communities through mentorship and partnership programs. [Read more]

‘The People’s Station’: KMOJ-FM broadcasts for the Minnesota African-American community and beyond

KMOJ-FM
MinnPost photo by Jim WalshPart of the staff that makes KMOJ go (left-to-right): Back row: Ray Seville (underwriting manager), Malcolm Samuels (underwriter), Glen Golden (announcer), Freddie Bell (general manager), Walter “Q Bear” Banks, Jr. (operations manager/announcer). Front row: Nikki Love (announcer/underwriter), Tiffany Washington (announcer/receptionist), Bridgette Stewart (underwriter).

By Jim Walsh | 08/22/2019

Monday morning was a quiet hive of urgent activity at the studios of KMOJ-FM on Penn and Broadway in north Minneapolis. The station’s weekly board meeting had just ended, and employees and volunteers were gearing up for the business week of running one of the nation’s oldest and most successful community radio stations.

There was legendary KMOJ deejay Walter “Q Bear” Banks, Jr., heading over to his memorabilia-festooned cubicle while planning his next drive-time show. There was the one and only Nikki Love, arguably the most respected hip-hop deejay in the Twin Cities. There was Ray Seville, the station’s underwriting manager and founder of the dance party stalwart Ray Seville Productions, who was heading off to the State Fairgrounds to set up KMOJ’s booth — this year with a “dancing with the deejays” theme. [Read more]

KMOJ IS LOL SUPPORTING RONDO DAYS

Live On Location

KMOJ Is  LOL, Live on Location, Friday, July 19th, 6am to 10am Rondo Days Weekend at Heritage Tea House 360 University Avenue, St. Paul.  Meet some of your Favorite KMOJ Personalities, including Freddie Bell and Chantel Sings, and Underwriters. Plus,  Learn how to partner with KMOJ, Meet community leaders and be a part of intimate live performances all morning long. Admittance is free, and space is limited. Friday morning 6 to 10 am, July 19th, at the Heritage Team House St. Paul, as KMOJ goes LOL,  KMOJ will be Live On Location, kicking off Rondo Days. [Read more]

Download the New KMOJ FM 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 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]