What's On Today - Wednesday

KMOJ Names Vic Clemons as Executive Program Director

Broadcast veteran, Vic Clemons has been named Executive Program Director for KMOJ-FM, HD1 the People’s Station, and KMOJ, The Ice, HD2 effective August 30th. Clemons’ deep broadcast, marketing, and sales experience make him a perfect fit for KMOJ, according to KMOJ General Manager Freddie Bell.

Clemons began his radio career in Nashville, TN having worked in radio and television for country, news, and urban formats.

Clemons was Music Director for the Urban station, WQQK-FM; Chicago’s WGCI-FM; Executive Director of Network Operations for ABC Radio’s 24-hour Urban formats which included the Tom Joyner Morning Show; Program Director for KVGS/KOAS (Hip-Hop& Smooth Jazz) Las Vegas; and for Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Washington DC.  … Read more

Justice For Alvin Motley: ‘Murder’ Of Unarmed Black Man Is Latest Deadly Loud Music Dispute

Alvin Motley. | Source: Twitter

The shooting death of an unarmed Black man in Tennessee by a security guard at a gas station is the latest instance of an apparently growing trend of deadly disputes over loud music in which the gunmen are seemingly disproportionately white.

Alvin Motley was gunned down Saturday night at a gas station at a Kroger’s in Memphis after when a security guard, Gregory Livingston, confronted the 48-year-old man to complain about the volume of the music from his car, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, which reported the narrative provided by police.… Read more

Volunteer with KMOJ

89.9FM – The People's Station

Here is an opportunity to learn Radio Broadcasting for your community radio station, KMOJ. We are looking for energetic people with a passion for radio and communication, digital and social media outreach to seek a volunteer position with KMOJ. The opportunities range from being a part of the KMOJ Street team to producing, newsgathering and more. Please your resume and background information to info@kmojfm.com

NBA Foundation Donates $6M To Nonprofits Focused On Black Youth Empowerment

The NBA is putting the focus on furthering its efforts to advance racial equity. The league recently announced it would donate $6 million towards organizations centered on empowering Black youth.

The endowment was announced to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the NBA Foundation.… Read more

#PowerMoves: ‘Power’ Creator Courtney Kemp Inks Netflix Production Deal

From Issa Rae to Ava DuVernay, Black women are letting their brilliance and creativity shine in the realm of entertainment and they’re making power moves in the process. One of the latest innovators to land a major production deal is Power creator Courtney Kemp who recently inked a partnership with Netflix, Deadline reported.

Throughout her entire career Kemp has tapped into the power of storytelling, whether it was penning pieces for Mademoiselle and GQ as a former journalist or writing for The Bernie Mac Show, The Good Wife and Justice.… Read more

Tuskegee Study Descendants: ‘A Lot of Misinformation Is Out There’ Feeding Into COVID-19 Mistrust

Source: The Washington Post / Getty

Lingering concerns around vaccine safety and comparisons to the Tuskegee syphilis study prompted a new campaign encouraging vaccination. A collaboration between the descendants of the original Tuskegee Study, the Ad Council, and the COVID Collaborative hopes to provide people with useful information in deciding whether to get vaccinated.  

“We should not allow anyone who needs and wants a COVID-19 vaccine not to have their questions answered – or be denied the opportunity to get it, like the men in the U.S.… Read more