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Some people prefer not to make a big tadoo over birthdays, anniversaries and such. But life has taught me not to take a single one for granted. Bring on the party!

In tandem with our MLK Day of Service live broadcast and on-air salutes to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please read on to learn more about his incredible life and legacy.

Black Music Month is like a second birthday celebration. It is a wonderful reminder of the role that music has played not just in my own development, but as a vehicle for expression and success for my entire family.

Forgive me if I seem a little sassier than usual on the air this week. I’ve been inspired by Dee Rees’ amazing new HBO biopic BESSIE, starring Queen Latifah. It’s time for me to reclaim some of my artsy edge.

Looking at photos of my mother are almost like looking in a mirror. Though the pain of her death is now distant, the questions I want to ask her are ever-present.

Perspective from members of our WURD youth consultant team about the film “SELMA” and its application to the modern protest movement and their lives.

In tandem with our on-air vignettes saluting Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please read on to learn more about his incredible life and legacy.

WURD Backstage interviews bassist/composer and Philadelphia native Christian McBride, his mother and one of his early instructors about his path to professional success and how Philadelphia’s rich cultural history influenced his music. Filmed at The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts.

We were deeply saddened to hear of the December 20 passing of Kernie L. Anderson, a veteran executive of the radio industry for more than three decades and a former general manager of 900AM-WURD. Read on for a moving tribute to his memory and accomplishments.


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