Something nice about having a full time job, aside from actually being able to support my family, is that I get to listen to the radio in the morning on the way to work, and on the way home in the evening. Sometimes I pop in a CD, like yesterday, I was listening to a couple of mix CDs from K-Hand, which were excellent by the way. And I heard DJ WhoDat’s voice chime in and realized that K-Hand’s mix was done live on WhoDat’s radio show Turning Point on Netmusique.com Wednesday evenings. But, I also listen to WDET 101.9FM, Detroit’s public radio station, Mix 92.3FM, a soul and r&b station, WJLB 97.9FM, another soul, r&b, and hip hop station, and, when I can get it in, CJAM 91.5, college radio from the University of Windsor, just across the river. For the past two days, on WDET, 92.3, and WJLB, there has been a lot of excitement about Barak Obama becoming the Democratic Presidential nominee. This excitement is of course because of his political views and perspectives, and because he is an African American. History and pride are two things that are repeatedly invoked during these on-air discussions about politics, race,
Another, maybe less profound, but just as interesting story that I have been hearing on the radio yesterday and today is about hockey. And yes, hockey on Black radio! This is
Looking forward to a weekend at home and heading down to the Detroit Festival of the Arts!