WBLS Honors Michael Jackson
June 30, 2009 at 12:06 PM (PT)
INNER CITY BROADCASTING CORP. (ICBC) Urban AC WBLS NEW YORK responded to the passing of MICHAEL JACKSON by suspending regular programming and opening up the phone lines. APRIL WOODWARD, who was filling in for WENDY WILLIAMS and GARY BYRD, took calls for 11 straight hours from listeners who shared their “MICHAEL moments.”
Former WBLS staffers CHAMPAIGN and KEN “SPIDER WEBB” shared their JACKSON stories on-air with the tri-state listeners. There were a string of specials guests, including former MICHAEL JACKSON attorney MICHAEL BEVINS, REV. AL SHARPTON and RIGHT ON MAGAZINE Founder CYNTHIA HORNER.
WBLS reached into their archives and re-broadcast a portion of a MICHAEL JACKSON FRANKIE CROCKER interview. HAL JACKSON said, “ I have known MICHAEL JACKSON since he burst on the entertainment scene. I had THE JACKSON FIVE as guests on the MISS BLACK AMERICA TV show, which marked their first time on television.”
Tonight WBLS will broadcasting THE MICHAEL JACKSON MEMORIAL from the APOLLO THEATER.