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LEGENDARY RADIO HOST LADY B ANNOUNCES HER NEW PHILADELPHIA RADIO HOME
PHILADELPHIA, PA… February 4, 2019: Legendary talk show host and hip hop icon Wendy Clark, better known by her on-air name Lady B, will be returning to radio. Today, in the Mayor’s Reception Room at City Hall, the Philadelphia native announced her new radio home on Classix 107.9-FM.
Classix 107.9-FM plays R&B from the 70’s & 80’s – the perfect mix of music for both Lady B and Philly. Colby Tyner, Vice President of Programming for Radio One said, “Philly is known for Cheesesteaks, Pretzels, the Eagles and Lady B. She is one of the most dynamic voices the city has ever had. She is beloved and the city we are excited to have her back in the Radio One family.”
Lady B commented, “I’m so blessed, excited, and appreciative that OUR voice is coming BACK to the airwaves.” about her return.
Lady B will make her on air debut on Classix 107.9 on Monday, February 11th and will be on-air each Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. On Fridays and Saturdays she will host her popular Basement Party mix with DJ Touchtone from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Wendy Clark, better known by her stage name Lady B, is an American rapper and radio DJ from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is one of the groundbreaking female rappers in hip hop, and was one of the first to record a single “To the Beat Y’all, the title of which became a stock rap phrase. “To the Beat Y’all” was first released by TEC, a local Philadelphia-based record label, and released again in 1980 by Sugar Hill Records. As one of the first DJs to play rap records on the radio outside New York, Lady B played artists such as Will Smith and Soulsonic Force at the start of their careers. In 1984, Lady B moved to Philadelphia’s Power 99 FM and started the program The Street Beat, which ran until 1989. In 2002 she received the “Philly Urban Legend Award”. She later broadcast for Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City. She also worked for WRNB 100.3 in Philadelphia until December 2017.
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Urban One, Inc. (urban1.com), formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. The Company owns TV One, LLC (tvone.tv), a television network serving more than 59 million households, offering a broad range of original programming, classic series and movies designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. As one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, Urban One currently owns and/or operates 57 broadcast stations in 15 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Russ Parr Morning Show, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Get up Morning! with Erica Campbell, DL Hughley Show, Ed Lover Show, Willie Moore Jr Show, Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy Reverend Al Sharpton Show. In addition to its radio and television broadcast assets, Urban One owns iOne Digital (ionedigital.com), the largest digital resource for urban enthusiasts and Blacks, reaching millions each month through its Cassius and BHM Digital platforms. Additionally, One Solution, the Company’s branded content agency and studio combines the dynamics of the Urban One’s holdings to provide brands with an integrated and effectively engaging marketing approach that reaches 82% of Black Americans throughout the country.