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NAACP Heritage Breakfast gathering hears about return of black radio station

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naacp.jpg_qw92" src="https://rffocus.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/.jpg_qw92-1.png" alt=" width="285" height="285" srcset="https://rffocus.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/.jpg_qw92-1.png 285w, https://rffocus.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/.jpg_qw92-1-125x125.png 125w, https://rffocus.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/.jpg_qw92-1-150x150.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 285px) 100vw, 285px" />DECATUR, Ill – Members of the for the Advancement of Colored People may have thought they wasted their   time when they picketed a local station three Februarys ago.

They did so to protest a decision by WDZ 1050 AM to drop shows hosted by and .

But NAACP Decatur Branch President Jeffrey Perkins reminded more than 100 people attending the organization’s Heritage Breakfast on Saturday that God does things in his own time.  He then announced that in the next week or two the CromwellRadio Group plans to launch Magic 98 at   98.3 .  “We’re going to have a black station in Decatur again, and it’s going to need our support,” Perkins said, “and for those of you who think the NAACP isn’t doing anything, I’d like for you to know it’s  getting done.”

Chris Bullock, general manager for Cromwell in Decatur, said   an interview the new station’s format will be urban adult contemporary and will feature Tom Joyner’s .

“From everything we’ve heard so far, it sounds like it will be received very favorably,” Bullock said. “We just want everybody to know there may be some hiccups and kinks getting the new station  started.”

Marla Robinson, deputy superintendent for the Decatur School District, was the featured speaker at Church of the Living God and started out praising a presentation by Montez Hentz, 16, a junior at MacArthur , about the realities of being a young black male.  Those realities include profiling, minimum wage jobs, dropping out of school, drug use, jail and death. “I know with every fiber of my being that young man spoke the truth,” she said.  Robinson also talked about how she tracked down a student at the boys basketball at Eisenhower High School on Friday night to ask him why he hadn’t been coming to school.

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