Radio Station – 937 The Wave http://937thewave.com/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 13:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://937thewave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Radio Station – 937 The Wave http://937thewave.com/ 32 32 Suzyn Waldman and Christopher Russo cross paths again https://937thewave.com/suzyn-waldman-and-christopher-russo-cross-paths-again/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://937thewave.com/suzyn-waldman-and-christopher-russo-cross-paths-again/ Of course, it’s fitting that Suzyn (Ma Pinstripe) Waldman and Christopher (MadDog) Russo enter the Radio Hall of Fame together as part of the Class of 2022. The most obvious parallel is their connection and contributions to WFAN, the nation’s premier, 24-hour, all-sports radio station. Yet, we’re not here today to spotlight their resumes, territory […]]]>

Of course, it’s fitting that Suzyn (Ma Pinstripe) Waldman and Christopher (MadDog) Russo enter the Radio Hall of Fame together as part of the Class of 2022.

The most obvious parallel is their connection and contributions to WFAN, the nation’s premier, 24-hour, all-sports radio station. Yet, we’re not here today to spotlight their resumes, territory familiar that has been told over and over again.

These are more observations made over three decades. What really powers them? And why should they enter the radio room together? Both were lucky. They didn’t have to make a character. They’ve been blessed with an authenticity – for better or worse – that they bring to the microphone every time they speak to an audience. They never tried to be someone else.

For Waldman, that means not shy away from showing raw emotion. Like when she went gaga over the sight of Roger Clemens stepping onto the balcony of George Steinbrenner’s stadium suite on May 6, 2007, and telling the unwashed masses he was coming back to the Yankees. “Oh, my God, graciously. Of all the dramatic things I’ve ever seen,” a high-volume Waldman proclaimed on WCBS-AM radio during the Mariners-Yankees 7th inning.

The stirring emotion in Waldman’s soul welled up. She didn’t hold back. Always not.

Russo, who has been blowing at SiriusXM for 15 years after 19 years at FAN, doesn’t need a muzzle either. And he does not know the meaning of the modification. Russo’s hoarse cry, his mutilated grammar, his coat of many malaprops have always made him authentic, an original. Over the years, an assortment of Gasbags have tried to appropriate his style only to find that it was impossible to duplicate.

There’s nothing like the real thing.

His outrageous, entertaining and sometimes arrogant opinions are often humorous. They can also sting. The mischievous/sneaky side of the dog has always come naturally. Russo has spent a career agitating people. He must take advantage of it. Still, not enough to ever want to be cast as the heavy. It’s obvious that Doggie doesn’t want to come out of radio fracas with a guilty conscience.

That’s why Russo often prefaced a tear job by saying, “I like so and so, but…….”

It’s also ironic that Waldman and Russo, after waiting too long, walk into the radio room together. Many moons ago, they were involved in a famous “interaction” that revealed Waldman’s tenacity. It also amplified Russo’s desire to never be picked as a heavyweight. The tense exchange came 12 days after Clemens appeared in Steinbrenner’s sequel.

Russo and his partner Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa, who was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2018, repeatedly replayed the audio of Waldman celebrating Clemens’ return, adding their cutting commentary, mocking her. Before a Subway Series game at Shea Stadium, Waldman looked for Russo near the radio booth and confronted him.

Russo told Waldman, “We were just having fun (playing the Clemens audio).”

Waldman said she hoped he “had his two fun days because you ruined my life in the process.”

Dog followed Waldman and tried to calm her down. Instead, she dropped two F-bombs on Russo and punctuated her “remarks,” accusing Doggie of “talking behind my back for 20 years.”

It has been more than 15 years since this “meeting” failed. All psychological wounds should have healed. And their long careers in the spotlight have also provided proof that every voice is tougher than your average Gasbag or baseball radio analyst.

After all, Russo spent nearly two decades working on an often stormy Mount Ego, with the sports pope, who could be in a bad mood at times (that’s nice). And in their 18th season together, Waldman continues to star with John (Pa Pinstripe) Sterling, the Yankees’ quirky radio voice.

That Russo and Waldman not only survived but thrived under the thumbs of these two demanding mouths is not only a testament to their ability to lift heavy loads, but reason enough for their induction into the Radio Hall of Fame.

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After being asked what he thought of the performance of YES analysts Cameron Maybin and Carlos Beltran, Yankee prez Randy Levine threw out what looked like a vote of confidence for rookie voices who suffered some heat external. Levine said the opinions of WFAN’s Evan Roberts and Craig Carton were “subjective,” adding that he believed each guy brought a “different” type of “perception” to Yankees TV shows. Yet despite Levine’s optimism, it seems Beltran is on shaky ground at YES.

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With MLB offering its national television partners consistent audio access, it would be nice to see the sound recording of players, managers and others extended to the local level. So maybe YES or SNY could demystify the proofreading process by chronicling it with microphones and cameras. The piece could be taped and used on either team’s pre-game show… ESPN’s Derek Jeter documentary is compelling and a must-watch for Bombers fanatics in the New York market. Not sure it has the kind of juice, or mainstream appeal, to conquer markets outside of the metropolitan area.

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It’s not a stretch to suggest that the Audacy suits didn’t break the bank (like their predecessors did) to acquire a multi-year extension of their Yankee radio contract… How long John (Pa Pinstripe) Will Sterling be part of this new contract? The way it was portrayed, Sterling was all on board with Audacy’s plan to scale back (limited travel) their WFAN schedule for the remainder of this season. Nevertheless, an in-the-know mole says Sterling initially resisted being taken out of road games and ultimately wasn’t entirely on board with the plan… WFAN’s Keith McPherson has improved his status as a cheerleader of the Yankees after the Bombers were swept by the Mets. He went on the air Thursday morning and incredibly claimed that the Yankees (whom he called ‘us’) didn’t ‘care’ about this episode of the Subway series and had ‘bigger fish to fry’ than the Yankees. Put. His take prompted a call from FAN colleague Sal Licata, who told McPom-Pom, “You’re lying between your fucking teeth.” And: “I don’t do the ‘we’. I am a broadcaster. Give Licata credit for not getting to the bottom of things, which he is more than capable of, and making this an all out Fan Boys battle. This is the direction McPherson has tried to take this “debate”.…. Was anyone else surprised that Norman Julius Esiason didn’t try to take credit for Mekhi Becton’s sudden weight loss?

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To take care. His donation to pay for the funeral expenses of all the victims of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas deserves recognition. Jackson, according to Texas Governor Greg Abbot, wanted families to have “one less thing to worry about as they grieve.”

The mouths of many college football coaches exceed their brains. Smart is just the latest to act like a clown. The Georgia coach slammed the well-meaning NIL program for athletes as he signed his new contract for more than $10 million a season. Ouch!

What Aaron Boone said: “It’s fake news that you can have too many power hitters. We have savages in the lineup. What Aaron Boone meant: “(Expletive deleted) you. We are a home run or bust team.

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Larry Josephson, freeform radio champion, dies at 83 https://937thewave.com/larry-josephson-freeform-radio-champion-dies-at-83/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 22:56:44 +0000 https://937thewave.com/larry-josephson-freeform-radio-champion-dies-at-83/ Frank Millspaugh, a station general manager in the 1960s and 1970s, said listeners sympathized with Mr Josephson’s perennial grumbling about waking up early. But some board members of the Pacifica Foundation, which owns the station, were unhappy with the countercultural tone of Mr. Josephson, Mr. Fass and Mr. Post. “They wanted a more serious, station-friendly […]]]>

Frank Millspaugh, a station general manager in the 1960s and 1970s, said listeners sympathized with Mr Josephson’s perennial grumbling about waking up early. But some board members of the Pacifica Foundation, which owns the station, were unhappy with the countercultural tone of Mr. Josephson, Mr. Fass and Mr. Post.

“They wanted a more serious, station-friendly sound,” Millspaugh said in a phone interview. But when they realized how effective these hosts were in raising money for the station, “they softened their criticism.”

In the mid-1970s, Mr. Josephson spent two years as general manager of WBAI, which operated steadily on a shoestring. During an urgent financial crisis, the station turned to listeners to raise $56,000 to meet its monthly expenses. Within four days, $25,800 was paid out, most of it in cash.

“We will survive,” Mr. Josephson told the Daily News in 1976. “We must raise more money and spend less. It’s like New York,” which was facing a much bigger financial crisis at the time.

Norman Lawrence Josephson was born on May 12, 1939 in Los Angeles. His father, Adrian, at one time owned a carpentry business; his mother, Marian (Tyre) Josephson, was a homemaker.

Larry loved radio since childhood but did not initially work there. Instead, he enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley and studied linguistics, then went to work for IBM as a computer engineer in the New York area. (He didn’t complete his bachelor’s degree until 1973.) He began volunteering at WBAI in the 1960s and was hired to host the morning show in 1966 because, he said, the station couldn’t find anyone else who would wake up so early.

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Jackson advocates for social media giants to share the border https://937thewave.com/jackson-advocates-for-social-media-giants-to-share-the-border/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 01:43:33 +0000 https://937thewave.com/jackson-advocates-for-social-media-giants-to-share-the-border/ Adam Gifford Willie Jackson – Jackson advocates that social media giants share generosity Funding of roles: New Broadcasting Minister Willie Jackson is today taking on social media giants to argue for fair payment for New Zealand media content. New Broadcasting Minister Willie Jackson is today taking on social media giants to argue for fair payment […]]]>

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Willie Jackson – Jackson advocates that social media giants share generosity

Funding of roles:

New Broadcasting Minister Willie Jackson is today taking on social media giants to argue for fair payment for New Zealand media content.

New Broadcasting Minister Willie Jackson is today taking on social media giants to argue for fair payment for New Zealand media content.

He says any attempt to support the broadcast sector must consider how social media has undermined the economic viability of traditional outlets.

“There’s no doubt that they use news sites to drive audiences to their setup, so Facebook and Google take the news as it suits them and there’s no payout. It’s really affected the news across the country, with facilities shut down because everyone gets what they want for free from Facebook and Google,” Jackson says.

The Commerce Commission has allowed the Newspaper Publishers Association to bargain collectively with Facebook owner Meta and with Google over payment for content, although New Zealand Herald owner NZME broke ranks to reach its own deal with Meta.


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Kerala Congress to launch radio channel on August 15 https://937thewave.com/kerala-congress-to-launch-radio-channel-on-august-15/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 17:08:24 +0000 https://937thewave.com/kerala-congress-to-launch-radio-channel-on-august-15/ Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS): The Kerala Congress will launch a new radio channel – “Jai Ho” – to broadcast the political views of the party in the southern state. A decision to this effect was made during the two-day brainstorming session or ‘Chintan Shivir’ of the Congress. The channel will air from August 15 […]]]>

Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS): The Kerala Congress will launch a new radio channel – “Jai Ho” – to broadcast the political views of the party in the southern state. A decision to this effect was made during the two-day brainstorming session or ‘Chintan Shivir’ of the Congress.

The channel will air from August 15 to mark the country’s 75th Independence Day celebrations.

The Congress also decided to reinstate the political parties which had left the United Democratic Front (UDF) which it led. The party is keen to bring back the Kerala (Mani) Congress, which was a major element of the UDF for several decades before leaving its fold a few years ago.

Today, the Kerala (Mani) Congress is a constituent of the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) party with a ministerial seat and a seat in Rajya Sabha. The LDF Chief Whip is also from the Kerala (Mani) Congress.

However, Kerala (Mani) Congress leader and former MP Stephen George told IANS: “The Congress should at least inform us of the reasons why we were expelled from the UDF. We are now an important part of the Left Democratic Front and we cannot at this stage. make a commitment to return to the Congress-led UDF.”

During the two-day brainstorming session, the Congress also launched its “Mission 2024” ahead of the general elections scheduled for 2024.

As part of the mission, the party called on its cadres to reach out to the backward classes of society and bring them into the fold of Congress.

The party has also decided not to have ties with “Twenty 20”, a political party launched by the industry group Kitex, which contested some seats in the Assembly in the 2021 legislative elections.

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Vancouver’s PEAK radio is moving alt-rock music to HD and web-only, with a new FM station coming soon https://937thewave.com/vancouvers-peak-radio-is-moving-alt-rock-music-to-hd-and-web-only-with-a-new-fm-station-coming-soon/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:16:00 +0000 https://937thewave.com/vancouvers-peak-radio-is-moving-alt-rock-music-to-hd-and-web-only-with-a-new-fm-station-coming-soon/ Changes are coming to Vancouver’s PEAK radio station on Monday (July 25). The alternative rock station is moving to HD radio (HD2) and can still be heard on thepeak.fm and on streaming platforms. On the FM dial, 102.7 will become a new station. “You can tune in Monday at 1:02 p.m. to find out what,” […]]]>

Changes are coming to Vancouver’s PEAK radio station on Monday (July 25).

The alternative rock station is moving to HD radio (HD2) and can still be heard on thepeak.fm and on streaming platforms.

On the FM dial, 102.7 will become a new station. “You can tune in Monday at 1:02 p.m. to find out what,” teased Richelle Collins, PEAK’s director of promotions.

Owned by Pattison Media, The PEAK have been playing alternative rock for over a decade and were recently joined in this genre by SONIC, at 104.9.

Select PEAK hosts will remain, including the voices of Early Show Charis and Jeremy, as well as musical director Jason Manning in the afternoon.

“Music has always been what defines us and that doesn’t change,” a press release said Friday. “In fact, moving away from traditional FM means we have more freedom with our playlist and can get away with things others can’t. Listen to your favorite alternative bands and find out new ones you won’t hear on most stations.We promise to bring you closer to the music with indie music features and exclusive experiences like our live PEAK lounge where you’ll get closer to the artists.

PEAK Program Director Russell James said: “It’s really great to lead this team on this exciting new path where we can challenge the norm and build something really cool.”

A story published on radioinsight.com suggests “Pattison has been sitting on 1027NowRadio.com and .ca since 2020 for CKPK-FM for the growing ‘social radio’ format it operates in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. This domain is now parked on their hosting provider’s servers waiting to go live.

“It was also announced earlier this month that Christy Farrell and Fraser Tuff, morning hosts at said ‘101.5 Today Radio’ CKCE-FM Calgary, have announced they will be leaving their station after six years for an opportunity ‘at within our company” in Vancouver.



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The infrastructure will enable Ōtaki Māori housing https://937thewave.com/the-infrastructure-will-enable-otaki-maori-housing/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 01:49:50 +0000 https://937thewave.com/the-infrastructure-will-enable-otaki-maori-housing/ Funding of roles: The government is investing over $29 million in infrastructure in Ōtaki in response to a joint request between Maori landowners, Kapiti District Council and private developers. The government is investing over $29 million in infrastructure in Ōtaki in response to a joint request between Maori landowners, Kapiti District Council and private developers. […]]]>

Funding of roles:

The government is investing over $29 million in infrastructure in Ōtaki in response to a joint request between Maori landowners, Kapiti District Council and private developers.

The government is investing over $29 million in infrastructure in Ōtaki in response to a joint request between Maori landowners, Kapiti District Council and private developers.

Spending to improve water supply and roads will enable the development of over 1,000 papakāinga, affordable houses and the market.

Mayor K Gurunathan says Ōtaki has the highest level of housing need on the Kāpiti Coast with the greatest affordability pressures on residents.

The money is part of the $179 million Infrastructure Acceleration Fund spending announced today by Housing Minister Megan Woods.

Gisborne District Council is receiving $4.2 million for water supply, storm water and road improvements in the Taruheru catchment area.

Managing Director Nedine Thatcher Swann said this would allow the development of over 450 new homes over the next 10 years, including a Toitū Tairāwhiti site for mana whenua housing and a wellness centre.

Rotorua, Ōmokoroa, Kaikōura, Napier and New Plymouth will also receive putea.


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Iwi fights port dredging in Tauranga https://937thewave.com/iwi-fights-port-dredging-in-tauranga/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 03:45:19 +0000 https://937thewave.com/iwi-fights-port-dredging-in-tauranga/ Adam Gifford Paora Stanley – Iwi fights port dredging in Tauranga Funding of roles: Ngai Te Rangi is threatening to block Tauranga Port if Tauranga Port goes ahead with a massive dredging plan. Ngai Te Rangi is threatening to block Tauranga Port if Tauranga Port goes ahead with a massive dredging plan. The iwi is […]]]>

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Paora Stanley – Iwi fights port dredging in Tauranga

Funding of roles:

Ngai Te Rangi is threatening to block Tauranga Port if Tauranga Port goes ahead with a massive dredging plan.

Ngai Te Rangi is threatening to block Tauranga Port if Tauranga Port goes ahead with a massive dredging plan.

The iwi is heading to the Environmental Court to challenge a resource permit for the works issued by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, which owns more than half the shares in the port.

Chief executive Paora Stanley says Ngai Te Rangi’s challenge to similar consent a decade ago failed but everything the iwi warned would come to port came true .

He has been trying since the beginning of the year to find an amicable solution, but the company refuses to commit.

“We understand business. The Tauranga Māori economy is worth around $2 billion, of which $1 billion is related to horticulture. We have a vested interest, but we are not going to pass it up when the environment is suffering just for business, including ours,” Mr Stanley said.

Ngai Te Rangi is also preparing a claim with the Waitangi Court over the obligations of the regional council and the port company.


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Delhi Police to Sign MoU with FM Channels for Air Traffic Updates | Delhi News https://937thewave.com/delhi-police-to-sign-mou-with-fm-channels-for-air-traffic-updates-delhi-news/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 12:32:00 +0000 https://937thewave.com/delhi-police-to-sign-mou-with-fm-channels-for-air-traffic-updates-delhi-news/ Photo for illustrative purposes only NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police is in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with FM radio stations to give live updates on traffic congestion and diversions to commuters in the nation’s capital, officials said Sunday. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic Dwarka Range and Public Interface Unit) Ankit […]]]>
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police is in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with FM radio stations to give live updates on traffic congestion and diversions to commuters in the nation’s capital, officials said Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic Dwarka Range and Public Interface Unit) Ankit Singh said that the traffic information will be extracted from the beaches and forwarded to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for further transmission to FM channels.
“There are over 1.22 crore of registered vehicles in the nation’s capital. People listen to FM channels while driving their vehicles. Through this system, we would like to improve our reach to more people. Commuters would get information about VVIP times, special arrangements, dharna, protest, etc. so that they can plan accordingly.We have opted for this way as we feel it is very convenient for us and the commuters.
“The Traffic Police Public Interface Unit (PIU) gets details from all ranges of the city about traffic jams or traffic jams in the respective areas. It then forwards this information to the PRO who will then share the information with FM channels for the broadcast. Commuters will also be notified of diversions on particular routes,” Singh said.
The PCD said that the Delhi police have also started collecting information from the Indian Meteorological Service (EMD) on weather conditions.
“The post-rain congestion is also becoming a very crucial factor for traffic jams. of the traffic situation across the nation’s capital,” Singh said.
Special Police Commissioner (Traffic Zone II) Surender Singh Yadav said: “We are signing the MoU because FM radios have a wide and live reach, especially with commuters as well as automobile drivers and We want them to have updates on traffic congestion or traffic movement If there are any emergencies where we detour or in which there is a forecast that the weather will n is not good and in our analysis there is traffic congestion in the late hours so it is best to keep the public updated so they can plan their trip accordingly.”
Police officials said the traffic police regularly update the traffic situation in the city through their Twitter account, but not everyone is on Twitter. “But people are listening to FM channels and can get live updates on their routes if they change,” a senior police officer said.
The officer further said, “Many times heavy vehicles including buses and trucks break down during rush hours resulting in traffic jam on that particular stretch. This kind of information can also be shared with commuters and alternative routes will be suggested to them for their convenience.The Memorandum of Understanding has not yet been signed, but we have started transmitting the information to FM channels.
Delhi Police Spokesperson Souman Nalwa said it was another step in reaching out to the citizens of the city.
“We are in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding with the FM channels. This is another step in reaching the citizens of the nation’s capital. We plan to increase our reach to the public via FM radios and keep them informed about traffic in the city,” Nalwa said.

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Celebrating Life in San Diego for the Man Who Invented the Afro Choice https://937thewave.com/celebrating-life-in-san-diego-for-the-man-who-invented-the-afro-choice/ Sat, 16 Jul 2022 01:23:00 +0000 https://937thewave.com/celebrating-life-in-san-diego-for-the-man-who-invented-the-afro-choice/ Willie Morrow was many things: a father, a friend and an entrepreneur, to name a few. He was also an internationally renowned black hair care stylist whose name has become synonymous with the afro choice. Morrow created it after seeing a similar homemade comb that a neighbor brought back from Africa. Inspired by this example, […]]]>

Willie Morrow was many things: a father, a friend and an entrepreneur, to name a few. He was also an internationally renowned black hair care stylist whose name has become synonymous with the afro choice.

Morrow created it after seeing a similar homemade comb that a neighbor brought back from Africa. Inspired by this example, he gave us the Afro pick, a comb with long, wide bristles perfectly spaced to style an Afro haircut. He began mass-producing the Afro pick in the 1960s.

Morrow died Wednesday, June 22 at his San Diego home at the age of 82. On Friday, a celebration of life service was held in his honor at Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego.

“Dr. Willie Morrow was the epitome of a BMW: a working black man. He worked and he was an example of what it means to be someone involved in the community,” said Gordon McKinney, a friend of Morrow, during Friday’s event.

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A photo of Willie Morrow is featured on the cover of his Celebration of Life program, July 15, 2022.

Morrow built and established his own California Curl business in the late 1970s on Market Street in San Diego.

The two-story building housed his barbershop, salon, and publishing company, where he printed a newspaper and operated a radio station.

“Dr. Morrow wanted to preserve the community. He wanted to be an epicenter for people working together through outlets like 92.5 and the Monitor Newspaper,” Pastor Steve Cooper told hundreds of Life Celebration attendees. .

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People gather at Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego to celebrate the life of Willie Morrow, July 15, 2022.

Morrow’s status rose over time, and he capped the likes of Judge Earl Gilliam, San Diego County’s first black judge, and Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.

The Department of Defense even enlisted Morrow to teach and cut hair on military bases and in war zones, which led him to write several books on barber and hairdressing techniques.

According to Abdur-Rahim Hameed, he inspired many other black entrepreneurs.

“I saw this big black afro woodpecker outside this beautiful green building. He was a young entrepreneur – he sowed a seed in me,” Hameed said.

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People enter Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego, July 15, 2022.

The California Center for the Arts museum in Escondido held an exhibit to showcase Morrow’s accomplishments in 2016. Now, efforts are underway to have a street named in his honor.

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Growing number of Spanish radio stars quit station bought by Soros-backed group https://937thewave.com/growing-number-of-spanish-radio-stars-quit-station-bought-by-soros-backed-group/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 17:21:51 +0000 https://937thewave.com/growing-number-of-spanish-radio-stars-quit-station-bought-by-soros-backed-group/ A growing number of hosts are leaving a Spanish-language radio station after it was taken over by a group backed by leftist billionaire George Soros. Nelson Rubio announced his resignation from Radio Mambi on July 12, after Dania Alexandrino and Lourdes Ubieta. Radio Mambi “has been the voice of Cuban exile, the voice of conservative […]]]>

A growing number of hosts are leaving a Spanish-language radio station after it was taken over by a group backed by leftist billionaire George Soros.

Nelson Rubio announced his resignation from Radio Mambi on July 12, after Dania Alexandrino and Lourdes Ubieta.

Radio Mambi “has been the voice of Cuban exile, the voice of conservative men and women who defend freedom, democracy, family principles, truth and faith in God,” Rubio told a conference release in Miami. “Many in this community felt betrayed by the acquisition of this radio by a company funded by liberal left-wing extremist George Soros.”

Rubio and Ubieta join Americano Media, where Alexandrino already had a show.

“Being true to my principles, I could not agree to be part of a company associated with these leftist activists and their socialist program,” Alexandrino told reporters.

Radio Mambi was one of 18 radio stations in 10 cities recently purchased by the Latino Media Network from Univision. The stations reportedly reached about one-third of American Latinos. The deal was for $60 million, all in cash, depending on the network.

The network, which did not respond to a request for comment, said its funding came from “top Latino investors” and Lakestar Finance LLC, an investment entity affiliated with Soros Fund Management, one of several entities owned or linked to Soros.

In this image from the video, (left to right) Lourdes Ubieta, Dania Alexandrino and Nelson Rubio talk about leaving Radio Mambi. (Americano Media/Gettr via Epoch Times)

‘Relevant content’

Jess Morales Rocketto, one of the network’s founders, said in a statement that the group “hopes[s] create relevant content for radio and other audio platforms with content that our community can trust and rely on” and “will ensure that the Latino community continues to be served with news and information that local communities deserve.

The transition to new ownership will not occur until the Federal Communications Commission approves the deal. The network said the deal is expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2023. The network also said it intends to retain employees who work at stations.

Americano Media bills itself as the first conservative Hispanic national network in Spanish.

CEO Ivan Garcia Hidalgo said during the briefing that the purchase of Mambi “indicated to us that the left is trying to silence the truth and the conservative narrative, and we offered the opportunity for these great hosts and talents to come to Americano and continue their work.”

“These individuals are a powerful team that has fled what will become a voice of oppression and misinformation, to join a strong network of Hispanics who care deeply about their communities,” he added.

Brazilian journalist Paulo Figueiredo sounded the alarm bells, among other things, telling EpochTV’s “Crossroads” that the Latino Media Network’s decision stemmed from a desire to get Hispanics to vote for the Democrats again, as more and more more have turned to Republicans in recent elections.

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