PBP Radio has been airing weekly on Sundays from 6-8:00 P.M. on In The Mixx Radio internet station since Sunday, August 3, 2014. In 2015 PBP Radio expanded his reach when it started also airing on White Plains Community Media from 3-5:00 P.M. on Verizon Channel 45 and Cablevision Channel 76. In 2016 PBP Radio can now also be seen on Channel 18 in Cablevision.
Originally called People Before Politics 914 by Damon K. Jones with co-host Cynthia Turnquest-Jones and Alan Glover in 2012 on BlogTalk Radio, PBP 914 ran until 2014. Then in June of 2014 Damon K. Jones teamed up with longtime partner AJ Woodson and formed UrbanSoul Media Group and started Black Westchester Magazine. Two months later Jones and Woodson joined with co-host Cynthia Turnquest Jones recreated the provocative internet Talk Radio show on Yonkers based In The Mixx Radio.
Black Westchester’s Priscilla Echi and BW Financial Correspondent Rashad Bilal also made various guest appearances to the Yonkers studio. In 2016 Dr. Robert Baskerville joined the cast. The show BlackWestchester.com radio show tapped into Jones’ into former show’s followers, was renamed The People Before Politics Radio.
Approaching the show’s two-year anniversary, its guests have included, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, County Legislators Lyndon Williams and Ken Jenkins, Peace Keepers founder Captain Dennis Muhammad, legendary radio show host Bob Law, Central Park 5 member Yusef Salaam, Talent The Comedian, Yonkers City Councilman Christopher Johnson, White Plains Common Councilwoman Nadine Hunt Robinson, Westchester Independence Party Chairman Dr. Giulio Cavallo, Philanthropist, Civil Rights Activist, and CEO of Tayshana Chicken Murphy Foundation, Taylonn Murphy & People Rights Activist and CEO of The Demand for National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder, Danette Chavis and Activist Samuel L. Rivers, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, Civil Rights Attorney Michael Sussman, poverty crusader Juanita Lewis of Community Voices Heard, Community Activist Kenneth Chamberlain Jr, Civil Rights Attorney Mayo Bartlett, Mount Vernon Councilman Richard Thomas, Benyamin Bridges of Parents Against Teen Violence, Mount Vernon City School District Superintendent Dr Kenneth Hamilton, Author of “Corruption Officer” Gary L. Heyward, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce President Dwayne Brown, Andre Wallace, President of Creative Direction Construction & Design and The National Builders Association, Abdul Hafeez Muhammad, Student Minister of Mosque #7, James Killiran of Habitat For Humanity, New Rochelle Councilman Jared Rice, Talk of the Sound Managing Editor Robert Cox, Lorenzo Steele a former correction officer and documentary maker of the popular DVD “Scar Face for Life” and “Behind These Prison, Civil Rights Attorney Banita Zelman, Community Activist Frank Sha Francois, Patrick Blanc a current decorated NYPD detective, Brother Joseph Muhammad of The International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters, former MVFD Union President Ernie Richardson, Nesta Felix of NewFlex Youth Programs, Inc., 2015 & 2017 Mount Vernon City Council Candidate Janice Duarte, Peekskill Common Council Candidates Andre ‘Noodle’ Rainey and Vivian (Cyndi) McKenzie, Melba Moore, Activist Carl Dix, Yonkers rapper CR Breadwinner, Angela Johnson singing her hit song ‘Black Boy Lullaby‘, Jose LaSalle “Cop Watch”, Timothy Ford “Africans Helping African”, and Frank Sha Francois “Stop Mass Incarceration” calling in live from Baltimore, Ossining Village Trustee Quantel Bazemore, Dr. Ron Daniels President of the IBW (Institute of the Black World 21st Century) and PAUD (Pan-African Unity Dialog), Chris Lat owner of AACA (African American College Alliance Clothing), Christian Mejia – Latino Outreach for Westchester 4 Bernie, Former Mount Vernon Corporate Council Lauren P. Raysor, J.D., Mount Vernon Commissioner of Public Safety Robert ‘Bob’ Kelly, Lorna Kirwan & Lynne Claye, President & Treasurer of the Mount Vernon Council of PTA’s, Retired Westchester County Department of Corrections Officer Rickey Maxwell, Sandy Bernabei, founding member of the AntiRacist Alliance (ARA), Nada Khadar, the Executive Director of WESPAC, People For Bernie’s National Digital Director Katherine Brezler, Councilman André Wallace, Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest D. Davis and many more! You just never know who is going to show up at PBP Radio.
Archives of previous episodes of PBP Radio can also always been seen here in Black Westchester Magazine.