WURD Founder’s Day Right Around the Corner, 50 years of Hip Hop, and this Week on WURD

todayAugust 15, 2023

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Founder’s Day is Friday, Aug. 18!

This Founder’s Day, we celebrate our founder Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D. at the future home of WURD Radio, 3601 Haverford Ave. Join us for a classic Philly block party. On Aug 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., we’ll pay tribute to the man who founded WURD 20 years ago.

The day will feature panel discussions on violence as a public health issue and equitable development. We’ll celebrate the contributions of our very own Nick Taliaferro and the 2023 winners of the Community Impact Awards. Festivities will include vendors, food trucks, activities for kids and a daytime dance party.

You can stand with WURD Radio by coming out to Founder’s Day but also when you start or renew your forWURD membership at the special Founder’s Day discounted rate of $80.

If you’re still not convinced that you should come out, learn more about our founder Dr. Lomax and Founder’s Day:


WURD’s Founder’s Day 2022

The legacy of Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D.


WURD Radio Founder’s Day panel playlist 2022

Sara Lomax interviews her father Walter P. Lomax

Hear from the Lomax family about Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D.


50 years of Hip Hop

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, guest host Michael Coard had Chuck D of Public Enemy on Evening WURDs to discuss the current state of music. He also discussed the history of the genre with Wise Intelligent of the Trenton-based Poor Righteous Teachers.


Heard on WURD: Maui is on fire, a brawl along the Montgomery riverfront, Goapele, and more

Gregory Jenkins, professor of meteorology and atmospheric science, geography, and African studies joined Michael Coard on Evening WURDs to talk about the devastating wildfires in Maui, Hawaii.


Roxanne Jones, CNN opinion writer, Emmy-nominated producer and CEO of the Push Marketing Group joined Solomon Jones on Wake Up with WURD to discuss the racially divided Montgomery riverboat brawl.


Goapele is a singer/songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, activist and designer. She joined Tonya Pendleton to discuss her career, new album and upcoming performance at City Winery in Philadelphia.


Omar Sabir is the City Commissioner of the County of Philadelphia. He joined Carol Riddick on Love and Life to talk about his initiative “You Are Not Forgotten,” a program that seeks to educate people who were formerly incarcerated.


Katherine Sherif, MD is the vice chair of the department of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. She joined The Source with Andrea Lawful Sanders to talk about why fibroids are often linked to uterine cancer.


Brent Johnstone is the co-founder of FathersRead365. He joined Amadee Braxton on Solutions to speak about the importance of fathers reading to their children and the work of FathersRead365.



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Written by: Dylan Lewis

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