Jan. 19: WURD’s Special Programming for Martin Luther King Day

Written by on January 19, 2015

As always, 900AM-WURD joins the nation on the observance of Martin Luther King Day with special programming and participation in various events around the region. Here’s an overview of what we have planned this year:

7 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Wake Up With WURD Live Broadcast
Solomon Jones and the Wake Up With WURD team will broadcast live from Girard College (Girard & Corinthian Avenues), the hub of the 20th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. This event, the largest King Day event in the nation, will host 150 activities for 5,000 volunteers, including projects, workshops, trainings, a health fair, civic engagement expo, the 4th annual Jobs & Opportunity Fair, and the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 25th annual King Tribute Concert.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The MOJO
For this special broadcast of The MOJOStef Renée will feature call-ins from a variety of locations:

  • State Rep. Louise Williams Bishop‘s 28th annual celebration honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Saint Joseph’s University Hagen Arena (54th Street and City Avenue). This event is free to the public and will feature nationally known guest artists to celebrate the day with music.
  • What’s On Your Mind – What’s In Your Hands, a teach-in, speak out, call to action and celebration of community activism presented by Philadelphia Community of Leaders. Six sites throughout the city will explore the essential role that generations, young and old, play in reclaiming, maintaining and sustaining our social justice legacy.

    Event sites: Universal Audenried Charter High School (3301 Tasker Street), Harambee Charter School (640 N. 66th Street), Bartram High School (2401 S. 67th Street), Church of the Advocate (1801 Diamond Street), Delaware Valley Charter High School (5201 Old York Road) and Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School (4256 Paul Street).

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Speeches by Dr. King and ‘Round the City Coverage
Keepin’ It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton will be pre-empted so that we can bring you some of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s best speeches, as well as coverage of local commemorative events. Event coverage will include the MLK Day of Action, Resistance and Empowerment (MLK D.A.R.E.) Coalition’s 
Reclaim MLK Day March for Justice, Jobs and Education, which will bring together 10,000 faith leaders, labor unions, parent groups, college and high school students, concerned citizens and grassroots activist organizations to demonstrate and march for social justice. The march will depart from the School District of Philadelphia headquarters (440 N. Broad Street) between 1:30 – 2 p.m., travel to City Hall, and continue to 6th and Market Streets, where a concluding rally will take place at Independence Mall beginning at 3:30 p.m.

4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – The Nick Taliaferro Show
Nick Taliaferro is planning some great guests and other programming that will close out our day honoring Dr. King. Be sure to tune in!

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