WURD Radio 20th Anniversary Celebration

today November 10, 2023my_locationThe Fitler Club

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Begin November 10, 2023 H 6:00 pm
End November 10, 2023 H 11:00 pm
Location The Fitler Club
Address 24 S 24th St

Get ready for WURD Radio’s 20th anniversary celebration!

The party’s about to be on! Join us on Friday, Nov. 10, for WURD Radio’s 20th-anniversary celebration – an evening of Black excellence and elegance. Hosted at the beautiful Fitler Club in downtown Philadelphia, we’ll get things started at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Grab a bite, share a toast or just come hang out with your favorite WURD hosts.

In recognition of this milestone birthday, we’re bringing together the owners of the nation’s three remaining Black talk radio stations – Melody Spann Cooper, owner of WVON in Chicago, Tavis Smiley, owner of KBLA in Los Angeles, and WURD’s own CEO and President Sara Lomax – to explore the future of independent Black-owned media.

We’ll also have special live performances – make sure you wear your dancing shoes because we’ll be rocking the house with one of Philly’s legendary DJs spinning music from way back to today.

Stay tuned for more updates on special guests joining the WURD 20th anniversary celebration and get your tickets HERE!

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Check out the latest lineup below!

  • A conversation — The Power and Possibility of Black Media — featuring WURD’s Sara Lomax, Melody Spann-Cooper, president of WVON in Chicago, Tavis Smiley, owner of KBLA in Los Angeles, and the Rev. Al Sharpton
  • A performance by songstress and Love and Life host Carol Riddick
  • A tribute to Cody Anderson with a special appearance by Bill Anderson
  • Recognition of WURD staff who have served from the station’s founding
  • Music from violinists Tauhida Smith and Jack Drummond
  • A dance party with DJ Gary O
  • Cocktail reception and gaming room



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