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Monday

Wake Up With WURD

7:00 am - 10:00 am

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Wake Up With WURD

Hosted by award-winning journalist Solomon Jones, Wake Up With WURD is a news and entertainment talk show that promotes dialogue and debate on today's hottest issues, and does so from a black perspective. Our guests include journalists, politicians, leaders, academics, and pop-culture icons. We seek to share news and information interactively, to engage our listeners in meaningful and compelling dialogue, and to use information as a basis for action.  

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Reality Check

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Reality Check

Reality Check features thought leadership, analysis, and data on the politics, policies, and people impacting our communities in Philadelphia and on the national and international front.

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Love & Life

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Love & Life

Hosted by Carol Riddick, this show is an informative, entertaining and refreshing take on the hard conversations about love and life. Each day the hosts provide real facts and honest opinions on dating, sexual health, casual and committed relationships. These late night conversations will be served on a judgment free platter and seasoned with unapologetic realness.  

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Tuesday

Wake Up With WURD

7:00 am - 10:00 am

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Wake Up With WURD

Hosted by award-winning journalist Solomon Jones, Wake Up With WURD is a news and entertainment talk show that promotes dialogue and debate on today's hottest issues, and does so from a black perspective. Our guests include journalists, politicians, leaders, academics, and pop-culture icons. We seek to share news and information interactively, to engage our listeners in meaningful and compelling dialogue, and to use information as a basis for action.  

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Reality Check

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Reality Check

Reality Check features thought leadership, analysis, and data on the politics, policies, and people impacting our communities in Philadelphia and on the national and international front.

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Love & Life

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Love & Life

Hosted by Carol Riddick, this show is an informative, entertaining and refreshing take on the hard conversations about love and life. Each day the hosts provide real facts and honest opinions on dating, sexual health, casual and committed relationships. These late night conversations will be served on a judgment free platter and seasoned with unapologetic realness.  

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Wednesday

Wake Up With WURD

7:00 am - 10:00 am

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Wake Up With WURD

Hosted by award-winning journalist Solomon Jones, Wake Up With WURD is a news and entertainment talk show that promotes dialogue and debate on today's hottest issues, and does so from a black perspective. Our guests include journalists, politicians, leaders, academics, and pop-culture icons. We seek to share news and information interactively, to engage our listeners in meaningful and compelling dialogue, and to use information as a basis for action.  

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Reality Check

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Reality Check

Reality Check features thought leadership, analysis, and data on the politics, policies, and people impacting our communities in Philadelphia and on the national and international front.

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Love & Life

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Love & Life

Hosted by Carol Riddick, this show is an informative, entertaining and refreshing take on the hard conversations about love and life. Each day the hosts provide real facts and honest opinions on dating, sexual health, casual and committed relationships. These late night conversations will be served on a judgment free platter and seasoned with unapologetic realness.  

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Thursday

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Wake Up With WURD

7:00 am - 10:00 am

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Wake Up With WURD

Hosted by award-winning journalist Solomon Jones, Wake Up With WURD is a news and entertainment talk show that promotes dialogue and debate on today's hottest issues, and does so from a black perspective. Our guests include journalists, politicians, leaders, academics, and pop-culture icons. We seek to share news and information interactively, to engage our listeners in meaningful and compelling dialogue, and to use information as a basis for action.  

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Love & Life

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Love & Life

Hosted by Carol Riddick, this show is an informative, entertaining and refreshing take on the hard conversations about love and life. Each day the hosts provide real facts and honest opinions on dating, sexual health, casual and committed relationships. These late night conversations will be served on a judgment free platter and seasoned with unapologetic realness.  

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Friday

Wake Up With WURD

7:00 am - 10:00 am

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Wake Up With WURD

Hosted by award-winning journalist Solomon Jones, Wake Up With WURD is a news and entertainment talk show that promotes dialogue and debate on today's hottest issues, and does so from a black perspective. Our guests include journalists, politicians, leaders, academics, and pop-culture icons. We seek to share news and information interactively, to engage our listeners in meaningful and compelling dialogue, and to use information as a basis for action.  

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Laborers

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Laborers

The Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust discuss current issues related to work and politics.

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The Envy McKee Show

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Envy McKee Show

Officially? The Envy McKee Show aka Starfolk University (the onliest on air school for modern mystics) is hosted by Envy McKee, DJ Frosty Phenix (on the 1’s and 2’s) and a gorgeous star tribe of  "Deans" who show up as life explorers, thought leaders, metaphysicians, visionaries, imagineers, intuitives, psychics, oracles, witches, shamans and idea tinkerers who are here to build and birth The Beloved Community in themselves and on planet Earth School. Bring a journal, a pen and 3 friends. Class is in session Friday nights 7-10pm.

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Saturday

Electric Magazine

7:00 am - 9:00 am

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Electric Magazine

Each Saturday, Vikki Leach and guests, offers various insights, information and perspectives via a magazine style format featuring conversation highlighting issues and topics impacting our communities - including health, politics and all things in between - with the goal of building bridges to empower communities.    

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The Murray Report

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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The Murray Report

If you want Sports, The Murray Report is your place for sports news, information and more. Chris Murray, with more than 30 years of experience as a print and broadcast journalist has been covering sports on a regular basis since 1994.  Throughout his career as a journalist, Murray has covered the Super Bowl, World Series, the NCAA Tournament, the NBA Playoffs and world championship boxing as well as other sporting events.  Now, each Saturday, Chris and guests brings high-level intellect and perspectives featuring all aspects of the Sports world.  

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Radio Courtroom

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Radio Courtroom

Criminal Defense Attorney and Activist Michael Coard, has more than 15 years of trial experience and as many years in his work to break barriers that discriminate and disenfranchise citizens in the African American Community.  Each Sunday, Coard and featured guests, delivers a perspective on handling legal situations that plague the growth and social stability in our region, offering the best of the best in legal advice – for free.  

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Recovery Talk 101 Show

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Recovery Talk 101 Show

Recovery Talk 101 Show covers several topics on addiction, treatment and recovery, with varies organizations in the City of Philadelphia and around the Nation.

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Caribbean Connection

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Caribbean Connection

The rhythmic sounds of Reggae, Soca and Calypso take over the airwaves each Saturday beginning at 7pm as listeners tune in to hear the voices of people and newsmakers from all over the Caribbean and feel the flavors of the islands through the sounds presented by longtime Jamaican Radio Personality, Lloyd Cummings, a signature voice of the Caribbean community.  Voted the best weekend show in Philadelphia by the Ford Motor Company March of Dimes Achievement in Radio Awards, Caribbean Connection is your place for all things Caribbean.  

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Sunday

Arts & Entertainment

Funky People Radio

12:00 am - 2:00 am

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Funky People Radio

Funky People Radio® Live is a continuous dance mix of the latest Afro Soul - Deep House rhythms, with R&B, Disco & Funk classics curated by legendary Philly deejay, Tee Alford + invited guests. Music set playlists and artist contact details are published the morning following each new FM/web radio broadcast. The first FPRL show aired on WURD in January 2013. Follow Tee's events, tour dates, podcast archives and media channels via: https://funkypeopleonline.com. Contact at: info@funkypeopleonline.com, 347.903.8659.

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New World View

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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New World View

New World View brings the WURD listeners a unique perspective in advocating change by shaping positive views and opinions through various music genres.  Recently recognized as the catalyst for the behind the scenes exploration of the acclaimed documentary “Quest”, New World View provides an incredible journey from the African American, African, Caribbean  cultures – to name a few.  

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The Green Hour

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Green Hour

In the age of increased health disparities and high priced prescription drugs, Dr. Paul, explores various topics ranging from holistic practices, detoxing, GMO’s, Foods that feed life, food sustainability and more. Dr. Paul's spiritual quest for higher knowledge Spirit, Mind, & Body lead to him received his Holistic Health Consultant Certification as a Doctor of Naturopathy from the International Board of African Thinkers, Ghanian Traditional Healers, under the world-renowned Llaila O. Afrika School of Naturopathy and African Sciences. Listeners tune in each week to become more informed and empowered about their health and the various risk factors.  

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The Dr. Emeka Show

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Dr. Emeka Show

As a PhD and Professor of African American Studies at Temple University, Dr. Emeka’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge on the impact of slavery and colonialism drove him to engage in an in-depth study of these populations. Dr. Emeka brings  this knowledge filled with the flavors of African, African American and AfriCaribbean Religious, Literatures and Philosophies to the air each week offering a first hand perspective about the complexities of the diaspora.  

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Black History Month 2024: Special Events and Programs from WURD Radio

WURD Radio has a robust lineup of events and programs planned for February, starting Feb. 1 with a special conversation about the history of the Seventh Ward and cultural preservation featuring WURD President and CEO Sara Lomax and Tayyib Smith, the force behind the Legacy Reclaimed project. You can watch a sneak peek of this conversation on YouTube; it will air on Evening WURDs at 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. […]

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Dr. James Peterson

James Peterson, Ph.D. is a writer, educator, and consultant. Dr. Peterson is the Host of “Evening WURDS” on WURD (900AM and 96.1FM) in Philadelphia, PA. He is the author of several books, including The Hip Hop Underground and African American Culture, Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners, and Hip-Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist. He is a columnist for The Philadelphia Citizen and has written for Fortune.com, Newsweek.com, The Guardian, The LA Times, Reuters, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and The Grio. 

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