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WURD Radio Pennsylvania's ONLY Black-Owned talk radio station - visit us at https://wurdradio.com

WURD Radio, LLC is the only African-American owned and operated talk radio station in Pennsylvania, and one of few in the country. Taking a multimedia approach – on-air, online and in the community – WURD is widely recognized as the pulse of the African-American community locally, regionally, and nationally. From mayoral races to presidential elections, from the street corner to the corner suite,

WURD has tackled the hard issues as an influential, respected and powerful voice in the marketplace. For more information about WURD’s on air, online and in the community programs, please visit wurdradio.com, like WURD Radio on Facebook and follow on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, SoundCloud and Tumblr.


Rick Ford and Therapist Robert Jenkins are live!


Ahmet Tekelioglu is live!


Michael Coard is live!


Tune into The Envy McKee Show with Envy McKee!


Tune in for Solutions with guest host Bishop Dwayne Royster!


Tune in for Laborer's Live with Toni Staten and Kyle Anderson


Tune in for Grounings with Brother Shomari


Black Women's Leadership Council with guest host Vanessa Fields is live!


ECOWURD with P.O.C is live.


The Source w/ Andrea Lawful Sanders is Live!!


Evening WURDS with Brother Shomari

Audiences and performers alike can expect a premier comedy experience unlike any other at Punch Line Philly. The 300-sea...

Audiences and performers alike can expect a premier comedy experience unlike any other at Punch Line Philly. The 300-seat venue features an outdoor patio, lobby bar and a full-service eclectic food and beverage selection offering local craft beers, boutique cocktails, wines by the glass, and more. https://bit.ly/3NrI0gX

 : To all of our WURD followers,Global Citizen is thrilled to announce their 11th Annual Back-to-School Supplies Drive! ...

: To all of our WURD followers,

Global Citizen is thrilled to announce their 11th Annual Back-to-School Supplies Drive! This year’s drive will benefit the students of Rhoads Elementary School. Every year, as summer winds down, parents and guardians scramble to find the necessary supplies for a child’s success for the upcoming school year. For many families, this can be an overwhelming process of hunting for coupons and squeezing budgets.

For this, and many other reasons, Global Citizen has helped to deliver critical supplies to underserved communities for over a decade now. The drive provides an opportunity to come together as a community to provide all the necessary tools required for a quality education, for all students! This year, Radio is proud to partner with Global Citizen in this initiative– we will be taking donations at our drop-off location, the WURD Radio Station (1341 N. Delaware Ave, Ste. 300).

Once collected, all donations will head to Rhoads Elementary School in West Philadelphia. Donations will be accepted through to the END OF AUGUST! We hope you will join us in this collaborative effort to support our children through this season! ✏️📚✂️📓

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Reality Check with Tonya Pendleton is live!!!


Reality Check with Tonya Pendleton is live.

Three years after the nation's "racial reckoning," what has become of the groundswell of support pledged to BIPOC organi...

Three years after the nation's "racial reckoning," what has become of the groundswell of support pledged to BIPOC organizations from philanthropies? "There were some modest improvements in 2020," one expert said. "Although some funders are maintaining that commitment, some have gone back to business as usual." Read our series of articles exploring how the philanthropic world is -- or isn't -- upholding its promises to deliver greater support to Black and Brown mission-driven organizations. These articles are the final in the "Future of Work" series, a collaboration between WURD Radio's Lively-HOOD initiative and URL Media. Produced with support from the William Penn Foundation, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the Borealis Racial Equity in Journalism Fund, this reporting is part of the collaborative Broke in Philly: A collaborative reporting project on economic mobility, focusing on solutions to poverty and the city's push towards economic mobility.

From the article -- read the full story at: https://wurdworks.com/strings-attached-philanthropy-and-bipoc-organizations/

💡 Some BIPOC-led entities saw an increase in revenues. Michael Roberts, president and CEO of the First Nations Development Institute, said his organization, which serves the Native American community in reservations and rural areas, almost doubled its revenue. All the new donations that came into the institute had a caveat – they were one-time gifts. “This is a messed up way of giving money,” he said. “You are saying to us you don’t want to build a long-term relationship.”

💡 “One can argue that the philanthropic world is embedded in racial biases more than other sectors because of natural ways on how they amassed money,” said Darren Isom, a San Francisco partner at The Bridgespan Group. “The systems and processes it took to amass that money probably is the exact opposite of what it takes to give it away.”

💡 In the Reflecting Forward report funded by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia Black leaders urged funders to embrace a “trust-based philosophy,” and reimagine grantmaking by supporting Black leaders and Black-serving orgs with general operating support and unrestricted gifts.


Evening WURDs with Brother Shomari!


: New job alert! We have a game-changing opportunity for a dynamic host in the evening drive slot at WURD Radio! We are seeking an experienced talk radio or podcast personality to host the show “Evening WURDs” live from 4-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday. This time slot presents an opportunity for someone with a powerful news sense who is also a fluid conversationalist and incisive interviewer to inform a highly engaged listenership in Philadelphia and beyond. Do you know someone who would be a great fit for this role? Share this post widely and tell anyone interested to apply on our job portal at jobs.wurdworks.com. 💼

LivelyHOOD is Radio’s initiative that connects people to jobs, entrepreneurship opportunities, and small business and financial literacy resources. Visit wurdworks.com. ✅

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Reality Check with Tonya Pendleton is live


The Source w/ Andrea Lawful Sanders is Live!


Tune into Evening WURDs with Brother Shomari!

Last Friday,   Radio hosted its annual Founder’s Day celebration at the site of our future home, 3601 Haverford Ave, and...

Last Friday, Radio hosted its annual Founder’s Day celebration at the site of our future home, 3601 Haverford Ave, and it was a spectacular day from start to finish! There was so much to celebrate, and even more to be thankful for. We celebrated standing on the grounds of our future building and officially introducing ourselves to the Mantua community, we celebrated WURD’s 20th anniversary, we celebrated the legacy of Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D., and we celebrated all of you— our loyal listeners, followers, members, and supporters, who make it all possible. Y’all are the reason why we continue to do the work that we do. ❤️🖤

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us, thanks to every member of the WURD team for executing this all-hands-on-deck event, thank you to our speakers, vendors, performers, Community Impact Award recipients, our sponsors and our partners! 💚💛

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Reality Check with Tonya Pendleton is live!


The Source w/ Andrea Lawful Sanders live!


Brother Shamari, Nashid Pop Pop Grow Somethin' Ali, and the WURD Warrios are live!


Dr. Emeka is live!


Dr. Paul is live!


Dr. Alexander and Dr. King are live!


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Michael Coard is live1


Chris Murray live now!


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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm




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Team Green had a great time at yesterday’s Gun Violence Resource Fair and Flag Football event! There was an incredible turnout from the community and the atmosphere was overwhelmingly optimistic! Thank you to the The Philadelphia Courts Probation Office and partners like the Office of the Sheriff of Philadelphia who made this event a success, as well as WURD Radio and local media for spreading the word!
📢 Join me this weekend for “Saturdays With City Council” on WURD Radio!!

I will be joined by the City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, Philadelphia’s FIRST Community Evening Resource Centers, Dixon House and Community of Compassion Cdc and more!

Tune in live at http://wurdradio.com/

Continuing our celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month 2022, we in collaboration with Creative Philadelphia & Free Library of Philadelphia, present Big Brass 4tet - an ensemble formed for the 2018, Visit Philly - Summer Sounds Pop-Up concert series in Old City Philadelphia. These four artists always bring an open mind to the stage, as well as a no-limits approach to creating.


Monday, April 18th - 7pm
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, Phila., PA 19103-1189

For More Info: https://bit.ly/3LM2qO6

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In addition to our live events during this special month of Jazz, be sure to checkout the many televised offerings of our partner, PhillyCAM: Philadelphia's public access television network. Each week during the month of April 2022, PhillyCAM will present bright moments from past Philadelphia Jazz Project performances.

For More Info: https://bit.ly/371PJQB

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Dr. Hite is live on WURD Radio for his Saturday Morning show, Education Pulse! Today's discussions include Facilities Planning Process (FPP), Summer Learning Programs and updates on school safety initiatives.
We're getting an early start on ! Join us Saturday at 3 p.m. on WURD Radio to learn about the 911 call-takers, dispatchers and other personnel who work in our Fire Communications Center. They are our lifelines -- and yours. Listen: 900AM, 96.1FM or wurdradio.com 🎙
Richard Hill - bass & music direction, Alan Nelson - drums, & Adam Faulk - piano are a highly skilled and powerful inter-generational rhythm section, who will explore the music of John Coltrane in a special concert:

PEACE ON EARTH at The Cherry Blossom Festival
Sunday, April 10th - 3pm
Shofuso Japanese House & Garden in Fairmount Park


This concert presents a performance of John Coltrane's - under-recognized classic, PEACE ON EARTH; written for & premiered during Coltrane's concert tour of Japan in 1966.

The rest of the Peace On Earth Ensemble features...
Terry Lawson, Dahi Divine & Dylan Band - saxophones

For more Info: https://bit.ly/35FFT6g

This concert is a collaboration between The Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and Philadelphia Jazz Project.

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