Popular comedian Rickey Smiley, gospel artist Yoland a Adams, progressive talk host Warren Ballentine and community leader Rev. Al Sharpton plan to host their radio shows live from Washington DC January 19th ” January 21st
Syndication One and the Radio One Network will broadcast four nationally syndicated radio shows live from Washington DC for the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama.Ã‚ Rickey Smiley, Yoland a Adams, Warren Ballentine, and Al Sharpton will feature exclusive inaugural coverage from Monday, January 19th through Wednesday, January 21st.Ã‚ Each radio show will engage predominately African American audiences with unique perspectives combining humor, inspiration, and entertainment along with continuous up-to-date coverage of inaugural events.Ã‚ On Inauguration Day, the radio personalities will host their shows from prime locations in DC.
Speaking on the importance of the broadcast, Jay Stevens, the senior-vice president of programming content for Radio One said, “We are proud to be using the power of our highly rated syndicated showsÃ‚ to be one voice in broadcasting live from this historic inauguration.Ã‚ Our listeners will be provided an opportunity to be part of all that is going on in Washington over these two days, through all of our radio stations and web sites.
Gary Bernstein, president of programming for Syndication One stated that, Å“Syndication One is committed to bringing our spectacular radio brand s to the Inauguration of Barack Obama so we can offer the most comprehensive, entertaining and enlightening coverage of this magnificent time in history. Our promise to our listeners is paramount and we intend to paint a radio portrait that is meaningful, memorable, and significant.”
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