Black Westchester’s weekly talk radio will be celebrating its 200th Episode on Sunday, January 27th. The show started and hosted by the owners of Black Westchester, Publisher Damon K. Jones and Editor-In-Chief AJ Woodson first aired on Yonkers based internet station In The Mixx Radio, Sunday, August 3, 2014.
For the 200th Episode, PBP Radio will have live appearance for the head of the county and state, County Executive George Latimer and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins who will each give listener their vision for new year. Newly sworn-in Mount Vernon City Council President Andre Wallace will also be stopping by and a few other special guests are being confirmed.
Current and former co-hosts Dr. Robert Baskerville Ph.D., Lorraine Lopez, Cynthia Turnquest-Jones, Tasha D. Young, Tasha Diaz, Rashad Bilal, Brend L. Crump, Priscilla Echi will make appearances through out the show sharing their favorite memories and A’tif K. Coleman and Brandon Parks will be conducting interviews in the Green Room.
“It’s going to be a celebration,” host AJ Woodson shares. We appreciate all the listeners and supporters who listen to us on their devices and watch us live on Facebook. We could not have made it this far with each and every one of you.”
Many Elected officials have appeared on the radio show while running for office or just to inform the community of what they were doing and to answer questions from our audience on important issue or just what’s going on it their districts including the new County Executive George Latimer, Congressman Eliot Engel, State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, New York State Attorney General Letitia A. “Tish” James as well as NYS AG Candidates Leecia Eve and Micheal Sussman, NYS Assemblyman Nader Sayegh, NYS Assemblyman Candidate and Political Commentator Joe Pinion, Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, County Legislators Lyndon Williams, Christopher Johnson, Virginia Perez and the new Chairman Ben Boykins, Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey and his running mates for city council, Yonkers City Council President Mike Khader, MV Councilpersons, Marcus Griffith, Andre Wallace and Janice Duarte, Former Yonkers City Council President Liam McLoughlin, the Westchester County Clerk, MV City Judges Adrian Armstrong and Nichelle Johnson, Westchester County Family Court Judge Arlene Gordon-Oliver, New York State Supreme Court Judge Christi Acker, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, New Rochelle Noam Bramson and New Rochelle City Councilman Jared Rice, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, White Plains Common Councilwoman Nadine Hunt-Robinson, Westchester Independence Party Chairman Dr. Giulio Cavallo, Ossining Village Board Trustee Quantel Bazemore and candidates that ran in White Plains mayoral and city council race. Mayoral and City Council races in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, White Plains, Greenburgh and Yonkers, County Legislators, 2 State Senate seats (36th and 37th Districts), county judges, just to name a few because they knew if they wanted to truly reach the community of color, they realized we were the viable vehicle. Almost all of the aforementioned won their races. Several have challenged their opponents to a live debate on our show.
Other guests have included East Coast Representative of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Student Regional Minister of Mosque No.7 New York City, Minister A. Hafeez Muhammad, Legendary Radio Host and Activist Bob Law, Comedian, owner of Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. and founder of The National Association of African American-Owned Media (NAAAOM) Byron Allen, Author (Once A Cop) and former NYPD Inspector Corey Pegues, Yusef Salaam of the Central Park Five and his mother Sharonne Salaam who is an advocate for the wrongfully incarcerated, Captain Dennis Muhammad – Founder of The PeaceKeepers, Atlantic Starr, Talent the Comedian, Kenneth Chamberlain Jr, Civil Rights Attorneys Mayo Bartlett (The Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC), Bonita E. Zelman Esq. and Micheal H. Sussman Esq (Sussman & Associates), 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, Hector Lopez – President of Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Assoc, Barry McGoey, Esq., President of International Association of Fire Fighters – Yonkers Local 628, Sandy Bernabei, founding member of the AntiRacist Alliance, Tasha D. Young of Lower Hudson Valley Progressive Action Network, Yonkers Activist Hector Santiago (Stop and Shake), Andrew Falk of the Westchester-Putnam Working Families Party, Domenick Cocchiara – Hudson Valley Regional Coordinator RECLAIM NEW YORK, appeareances from Songstresses Angela Johnson and Ms. Irene Renee, Rev. Stephen Pogue – Pastor of Greater Centennial AME Zion Church, former Mt. Vernon Corporation Counsel Lauren Raysor just to name a few.
You do not want to miss the 200th Episode on Sunday, January 27th. We will be on for an additional hour from 5-8PM. Interested sponsors can reach us at BlackWestchester.com and the last day to advertise in the February 2019 issue of the newspaper is Friday January 25th.