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Power 99’s MothaKnows signs new long-term Deal

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KUDOS to POWER 99 FM’S MUTHAKNOWS FROM THE RISE N GRIND MORNING SHOW as he SIGNS NEW LONG TERM DEAL

Philadelphia, Pa. – June 22, 2015 – Power 99 FM (WUSL) announced today a new long-term deal with “MuthaKnows” from “Rise and Grind Morning Show.” The quick-witted, sharp-tongued Mutha Knows is a fan favorite. His ‘The Tea’ segment airs four times daily during morning drive and is a can’t miss feature, with its juicy gossip delivered in a manner that only Mutha can. Mutha is also known for proudly giving his voice to Philadelphia’s African American LGBT community.

“I’m so excited that my hard work, dedication and faith has brought me to this place! I deeply appreciate the confidence DC Corbett and Power 99 have placed in me by acknowledging my creativity and contribution to the team with this new contract,” said MuthaKnows.  “MuthaKnow’s engaging personality, work ethic, social media skills and gift for connecting with our listeners makes him a key and highly valued member of our team,” said DC Corbett, iHeartMedia Philadelphia’s Director of Urban Programming.

EDITORS NOTE: Read Next paragraph, this is what I LOVE about the much wiser NEW radio industry generations today. They are not WAITING for the next radio gig.. they are CREATING IT… Kudos to Motha! (l0l)

MuthaKnows began his career in 2007 working at various radio internships and starting his own online “The MuthaKnows Show” on Blog Talk Radio. In 2009 he started working at Power 99 helping with morning show gossip features. MuthaKnow’s role grew until he was elevated to part-time with the Power 99 FM’s HotBoyz morning show and continuing with the current Morning Rise & Grind Morning Show lineup of Mikey Dredd, MinaSayWhat and MuthaKnows.  Power 99 FM’s “Rise and Grind Morning Show” has maintained consistently high ratings, while serving the community by “stopping the music” to discuss critical issues, hosting “Peace on the Streets” events and conducting artist interviews with the biggest stars of Hip Hop and R&B. Other popular features include Mina’s #Saywhat News, “The Tea” with Mutha Knows, and Carmen’s “Phone Jack.”

Fans can listen to Power 99 FM on the station’s website, power99.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com. Power 99 FM is the recipient of the 2015 Crystal Radio Award for community service, becoming the first station in the nation to receive six of the prestigious awards. Power 99 FM is a leading media outlet in the Philadelphia market and its programming and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service with its more than 600 million downloads, nearly 80 million social media followers and 87 million digital uniques across the Network.

About iHeartMedia Philadelphia:
iHeartMedia Philadelphia owns and operates WDAS-FM; WDAS-AM; WIQQ-FM; WISX-FM; WRFF-FM; WUSL-FM and is part of iHeartMedia. With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles. iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 600 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. For more company information visit iHeartMedia.com.

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.

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