ATLANTA – August 12, 2022 – After the success of the 2020 program, several of Atlanta’s Black Radio stations have teamed up once again with the common goals of voter education and mobilization in advance of the November 2022 election.
In 2020, Atlanta made national news regarding voter suppression during the past primary election, several Black Radio Program Directors got together to discuss how they could create positive changes as they look toward the future. The group created Black Radio United For The Vote. Now, as Georgia votes for Governor, Secretary of State and a Senate seat, Black Radio stations are coming together to continue to increase voter turnout.
This initiative includes KISS 104.1 (WALR/Cox Media Group), V103 (WVEE/Audacy), 1380 News & Talk WAOK (WAOK-AM/Audacy), Majic 107.5/97.5 (WAMJ/WUMJ/UrbanOne), Hot 107.9 (WHTA/UrbanOne), Praise 102.5 (WPZE/UrbanOne), Classix 102.9 (WAMJ-HD2/ UrbanOne), Streetz 94.5 (WWSZ/Core Radio Group) and NPR affiliate Jazz 91.9 (WCLK/Clark Atlanta University).
The goal of Black Radio United For The Vote is to educate and mobilize black voters across metro Atlanta, and to get them to the polls in the coming election on November 8. On August 15, the participating radio stations will dedicate their on-air programming to educate, inform and inspire Atlanta’s black community on important topics such as candidates on the ballot, political platforms, local ballot measures and more.
All radio stations will encourage eligible voters to visit BlackRadioUnited.com for up-to-date information on registration deadlines, early voting, and other information all in one place.
“Black Radio United for the Vote comes together again to educate and mobilize our communities for the upcoming November elections. Nowhere else in the country has Black Radio made such an impact on the decisions our communities have made, since the presidential election in Atlanta. Georgia. KISS 104.1 is honored to be part of this movement.” – Terri Avery, Director of Branding and Programming, KISS 104.1/CMG Atlanta