FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2020
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BOSTON – BlackBerry Radio continues the mission, fills the void left by Boston's WILD-AM 1090 Radio as it adds 120 digital stations on their digital network.

BlackBerry Radio promises to bring the best mainstream-meets-independent music, launching 120 radio stations and more than 120 genres of music. BlackBerry Radio will play nearly 60% of unsigned and independent music from artists like Twice Thou, D-Quest, Kena Sage, Joyce Strong, Wizdom Starr, and the mainstream favorites Dej Loaf, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, The Weeknd and more.

This format has never been given outs just due in mainstream radio, where local artists at most, receive airtime on late-night weekend shows when listeners are scarce. For nearly 24 years in the music and radio industries, and after heavily researching the problem, BlackBerry Radio decided back in 2010 to change that and give unsigned and independent artists power over the airwaves, albeit digital via Internet. “We’re blessed and extremely excited to offer a new platform for unsigned and independent artists to express themselves right alongside their favorite mainstream artists. It's about time each artists from all genres have their music heard. The addition of the extra 110 stations go perfectly whey our flagship BlackBerry Soul Radio, BlackBerry Radio, and BlackBerry Gospel Radio” says Cashawna 'Cash The Stylist' Shakir, VP/Co-Founder for BlackBerry Radio Incorporated.

All 120 of the BlackBerry Radio stations are hosted exclusively by volunteers, some as far away as London, and who mostly broadcast from their cellphones, thanks to technology. The broadcast company's tagline “America's Favorite” is a part of every station's slogan. For instance, the company's Soul station is ' America's Favorite Soul Music Station' and summed up in as little as five words, each station gets its own identity. Flagship personality Mick Benzo hosts the longest-running throwback slow jam show 'Zulu Love' every day at 11:00 P.M. and longtime supporter and part-time personality Claudette 'Last B. A Rite' Wright has supported the station by volunteering, donating, and organizing fundraisers since the initial station's inception.

BlackBerry Radio is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to fill a void in Boston's Black radio scene, which has left the Black community and its artists without a voice since WILD-AM 1090 went off air.

A former intern of WILD, and platinum songwriter/producer Amir Shakir AKA "MC Spice" ('Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch' fame) is founder of BlackBerry Radio who passionately exclaims:

'I want to see big radio, like i-Heart, Jamn 94.5, and all these so-called, self-proclaimed "Hiphop and R&B" radio stations get on board, stop playing high and mighty, and give local artists real airtime right beside these corny, mainstream artists and their lame, lackluster lyrics. They are hijacking the Culture with that mess.'

BlackBerry Radio is available online and accessible to all countries.


By Maria James|September 19th, 2020