Posts tagged "WVON"

Dr. King Weekend Events in Chicago

Dr. King Weekend Events in Chicago
Chicago celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday this weekend. Take the whole family and check out these wonderful events. FRIDAY, 1/16 Chicago Defender Men of Excellence, 6pm at the Hyatt Regency; tickets $75 SATURDAY, 1/17 Rev. Darius Randle Presents: 1st Annual MLK (His Legecy Continues Generation Concert), 2-5pm at Resurrection House Baptist Church... Read more »

An Open Letter to Governor Pat Quinn #FreeHowardMorgan

An Open Letter to Governor Pat Quinn #FreeHowardMorgan
Dear Governor Quinn, As you prepare to leave office today, I sincerely thank you for your service and dedication to represent all the people. African-Americans in the state of Illinois greatly benefited from your legislation and the access to government you provided. Your message of “Everyone In and No One Left Out” perfectly summarizes your... Read more »

Who is Howard Morgan?

Who is Howard Morgan?
I’ve worked in the sales department at WVON1690AM for a little over two years and in that time I’ve heard countless references to Howard Morgan on-air. Listeners often call in to say that we need to FREE HOWARD MORGAN and the on-air hosts always wholeheartedly agree. For two years, I’ve heard “Free Howard Morgan” reverberating on... Read more »
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Before you go to the polls, decide which Judges to retain

Before you go to the polls, decide which Judges to retain
This year, for the first time ever, I actually did research on the Judges and figured out which ones I don’t want to retain. I usually just randomly pick a few and give no second thought. But listening to WVON 1690AM, I heard a great conversation about how the Judges have the most immediate impact... Read more »

Black Chicago 2014 Summer Events

The Summer Solstice is just around the corner and that’s when Chicago comes alive. Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. So here’s my list for hot happenings that showcase the diverse array of ethnicity, heritage, and culture of my city. Grab your red cups and... Read more »

WVON To Host Forum on Violence in Chicago

WVON To Host Forum on Violence in Chicago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2013 Contact:   Daveda Flute (773) 824-1177 (773) 247-6200 ext. 420                                                              WVON TO HOST FORUM ON VIOLENCE PLAGUING CHICAGO —-[Chicago, Illinois] WVON 1690AM, Chicago’s only Urban Talk station, is hosting a forum designed to examine solutions to the ongoing violence that is plaguing the city of Chicago.  This informative discussion will... Read more »
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Celebrate Black History Month at the WVON Black Heritage Film Festival

Celebrate Black History Month at the WVON Black Heritage Film Festival
Join WVON 1690AM every Thursday in February to Celebrate Black History Month with the annual Black Heritage Film Festival hosted by the WVON personalities. Each movie will be followed by an insightful discussion at the AMC Lowes Country Club Hills 16 (167th and Pulaski). Beast of The Southern Wild, Thursday February 7th, 7pm Hosted by... Read more »

Celebrate Black History Month by going to the Theatre

Celebrate Black History Month by going to the Theatre
Chicago has a vibrant theatre scene and there’s truly something for everyone. Celebrate Black History Month by supporting a local theatre performance. And if you have kids, grandkids, nieces/nephews, godkids, etc, now is great time to expose them to the joys of the THE-AT-TRE (said with my pinky in the air and in my drawn... Read more »

Am I the only one excited for the inauguration?

Am I the only one excited for the inauguration?
Okay, I’m exaggerating. I know I’m not the only one excited for the President’s second inauguration, but I’m getting tired of people saying that attendance for this event will be significantly less than in 2009. I’m in my mid-30’s and seven years ago I thought I’d never see a black President in my lifetime. For... Read more »
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After the Reelection of Barack Obama…What?

After the Reelection of Barack Obama…What?
On November 6th, 2012, the country reelected Barack Obama as president. As an African-American Democratic Chicagoan, I was ecstatic. I partied so hard Tuesday night that I had to drag myself to work Wednesday morning. After work, I really wanted to go home and sleep, but my favorite American poet, writer, activist, and educator, Nikki... Read more »