Meet Radio Industry Vet and Community Leader Patricia Robinson

When Patricia Robinson walked into the Emmis Communications office in New York for an informational interview in 2000, she had no idea the media conglomerate owned some of the most iconic radio stations in the New York market. “When I got to the 7th floor, I was greeted with three logos on the window and the logos were Hot 97, Kiss FM, and CD 101.9,” she told BLACK ENTERPRISE. “Because I didn’t do my homework, I did not understand that Emmis Communications was the parent company of all of these amazing music brands.” Robinson also had no idea that particular interview would be the start of her 17-year ascension in broadcast media.

Before joining Emmis, Robinson worked full-time as a business accountant payable manager at a meat warehouse, but she desperately wanted change. “It just got really frustrating that I had to literally walk past slabs of meat, like the Rocky movie,” she said. “At that point, I just decided that I needed to change jobs.” That prompted her to send out her resume, which ended up in the hands of a sales manager at Emmis, who called her in for an informational interview. Despite not knowing anything about the company and lacking a college degree, Robinson made a great impression during the interview and eventually landed a business office position about six months later. “One of the things that I was able to master in that interview…was knowing what my strengths were. I knew that I was really good at math and able to produce results,” she said, adding that she had come prepared with reference letters and a portfolio highlighting her career achievements. “That was my magic secret.”

Although things were going well at her new job, her first performance review took her by surprise. “99% of that review was absolutely incredible because my work ethic was really solid,” she said. However, “when I got down to the very last line, it said, ‘Patricia is a great asset to this organization, the only limitation is that she does not have a degree.’”

Those words haunted her for weeks. “I took it personally. I could not stop focusing on this one line,” she said. “I toiled with it a little while” before taking action. “Being a full-time mom of two kids, a full-time worker, and being married, I decided to enroll [in college] at night to get an Associate’s Degree.” Two years later, she proudly showcased her degree to her manager, knowing that a lack of education would never be held against her again. She later furthered her education, earning a Bachelor’s in Business & Finance and a Masters of Management & Human Resources, both from the University of Phoenix.

Now, almost two decades later, Robinson currently works as the Director of Operations for Hot 97 (WQHT 97.1FM), 107.5 WBLS, and 1190 AM WLIB, where she plays a critical role in supporting operations management with a focus on employee relations, personnel administration, recruiting, building and facility management, and FCC reporting. She also plays a significant role in the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam, one of the largest hip hop concerts in the world. In past years, she recruited volunteers from non-profit organizations like City Year, the Veterans Aid Society, and the New York Urban League to assist with organizing the festivities. “She helps keep us rooted in the community and constantly stays on the forefront of our efforts to impact our listeners’ lives positively both on and off air,” Skip Dillard, the operations manager at WBLS and WLIB, told BE in an email. “She’s also a Linkedin wizard and attends job fairs and constantly talks to people she believes should be working for us in the future.”

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Patricia Robinson and Colin Kaepernick

Outside of work, Robinson is dedicated to giving back and helping her community. She is involved with and supports several programs in the tristate area, including the New York Police Department’s “My School Has Rhythm Not Violence” and the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development. She also serves as the Executive Director for Colin Kaepernick’s “Know Your Rights Camp,” an organization that raises awareness on higher education, self-empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios. “Having [youth] understand how to interact with police and law enforcement is absolutely critical,” she said. In her role, she works directly with Kaepernick and a team to coordinate camps to empower inner-city youth through social activism, education, financial literacy, law advocacy, health and wellness, and community leadership. According to her, empowering others is something she sees as a personal “responsibility” to keep them informed about “issues that will affect their existence, whether it’s discrimination, equity, [or] fair and equal treatment.”

Robinson, who has established herself as an influential leader in the broadcast media industry and is recognized for her community work and social activism engagement, credits her success, in part, to colleagues like Bob Slade, the longtime host of WBLS’ Open Line public affairs show who died last month from kidney disease at the age of 70. “I had the pleasure to work with Bob for my entire tenure,” she said. “Not only was he a respected journalist and on-air personality, he was a dear friend to me.” He also helped her learn, grow, and push herself into becoming “a viable force in the media industry as a black woman.”

Through it all, Robinson says the most rewarding part of her career has been “the ability to impact others through my work.” She also prides herself on “the ability to be the example of excellence in the eyes of a lot of young women and young men” along with “the ability to connect people to opportunities and open doors where I can.”

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Who is Victoria Derbyshire? BBC TV host and ex Radio 5 Live presenter who has battled breast cancer

VICTORIA Derbyshire is a journalist who presents her own BBC current affairs programme.

Here’s everything you need to know about the broadcaster who won her battle against breast cancer…

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Victoria Derbyshire breast cancer diary showed her journey with chemotherapy. She admitted that losing her hair was worse than having a mastectomy[/caption]

Who is Victoria Derbyshire?

Victoria Derbyshire was October 2, 1968, in Lancashire.

She attended Bury Grammar School for Girls before studying English language at the University of Liverpool.

She then took a post-graduate degree in TV and radio journalism at Preston Polytechnic (now the University of Central Lancashire).

Victoria had a tough childhood, and has claimed that her father was abusive to her, her mother, and her younger brother and sister.

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What is Victoria Derbyshire’s background?

Her journalism career began as a local radio presenter before she joined BBC Radio 5 Live in 1998.

In this role she presented the breakfast show alongside Julian Worricker. The programme won Gold Sony awards in 1998 and 2002.

Following a break for maternity leave, Victoria then presented a morning show with Nicky Campbell.

On this show she famously fled the studio in tears, mid-news bulletin, after a falling-out during an interview she’d had with, then Home Secretary, David Blunkett in 2003.

She has also done a variety of TV shows such as Watchdog and Sports Talk on Channel 4.

She has covered some of the biggest global stories such as 9/11, the Paris Concorde crash, general elections, World Cups and Olympic Games.

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In 2009 her BBC Radio 5 Live programme became the first live show broadcast from Zimbabwe, following President Mugabe’s lifting of restrictions on international journalists.

It made history twice more when it became the first to broadcast live from an abortion clinic in 2012, and later that year from an animal testing laboratory.

Now she presents her own daily news and current affairs programme on BBC Two.

When did Victoria Derbyshire have breast cancer?

In 2015 she announced via Twitter that she had breast cancer, and then recorded video diaries of her battle with the disease.

The vlogs detailed everything about her cancer treatment from chemo and radiotherapy to her eventual mastectomy.

In May 2017 she finished her treatment and got the all clear.

Speaking to the BBC she said: “Obviously I never want [the cancer to reoccur], I never want to go through chemotherapy again ever, I just do not want it to come back…

“I just want this to have been a blip and get on with my life, my kids’ life, my partner’s life, my family’s future.”

In March 2018 she raised awareness of the illness when she bared all for ITV’s The Real Full Monty in March 2018.

 

 

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B. Scott the ‘Queen of Tea’ Announces New Radio Show ‘The B. Scott Show’ on Entercom’s Out Now 97.1 HD2 and Radio.com

Based on the success of the highly popular The B. Scott Show podcast, we’re proud to announce that The B. Scott Show has joined Entercom’s Out Now 97.1 HD2 and radio.com!

Each week on The B. Scott Show, B. Scott gives listeners the rundown in celebrity news and entertainment from lovebscott.com proving why he’s truly the Queen of Tea.

He’s joined by editor-in-chief of lovebscott.com and culture connoisseur Denver Sean as they tackle hot topics (B. Scott Buzz), outlandish headlines (Say What Now?), fake news (Not So Fast!) and delve into their personal lives for a vibrant, colorful, and sometimes shady conversation.

The B. Scott Show airs live every Monday from 12-2 PT via Out Now 97.1 HD2 in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Palm Springs, San Diego, Sacramento and Phoenix  — with more markets coming soon.

You can also listen to The B. Scott Show live from anywhere via radio.com or by using the radio.com app!

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B. Scott popped into living rooms across the world in 2007 as one of YouTube’s first Internet celebrities and has since transformed his humble video platform into one of the largest independent celebrity news and entertainment networks in the digital space.

B. Scott has interviewed numerous A-List celebrities including his good friend, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Chaka Khan, to name a few.

Prior to The B. Scott Show podcast, B. Scott also hosted his own popular Sirius/ XM Satellite Radio show, The B. Scott Show on Jamie Foxx’s channel, The Foxxhole.

B. Scott’s television appearances include hosting the BET Awards Pre-Show, guest spots on HLN’s Dr. Drew, Showbiz Tonight and The Daily Share, Bravo’s Chef Roblé & Co., BET’s 106 and Park, Access Hollywood, Extra, The Ricki Lake Show, The Tyra Banks Show and both seasons of Oxygen’s Hair Battle Spectacular. His acting credits include roles in LOGO’s The Skinny and Netflix’s DTLA.

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In addition to being a sponsor with presenting sponsor Chase, the Massachusetts-based chain of boutiques will have a replica storefront in the department store scene during this year’s “Christmas Spectacular” production at Radio City Music Hall. That scenario centers on two brothers who are on the hunt for the ideal Christmas gift for their sister and they wind up on a wintry adventure to discover the magic behind Santa Claus.
The Talbots-Rockettes connection will not only be on the historic hardwood stage at Rockefeller Center. The high-kicking dancers will be featured in Talbots’ holiday campaign, which will encompass the holiday catalogue and the retailer’s site. For the crucial fourth-quarter selling season, Talbots has recruited the Rockettes to field their share of meet-and-greets and to make cameos at select customer events at the Talbots Madison Avenue flagship.
Set to bow Nov. 9, this year’s production will feature a more technologically advanced “Christmas Lights” finale, combining innovation — futuristic digital projections with more traditional aspects that will extend the show beyond the stage.
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Radio personality Tommy McFly, the host of 94.7 Fresh FM’s “The Tommy Show,” was let go  Tuesday, along with four other on-air staffers, as owner Entercom plans as-yet-unannounced changes to the Washington-area station, station management said. Phil Zachary, Entercom senior vice president for the Washington market, confirmed that McFly is out and his show has […]
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