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3rd Annual WMNF Juneteenth Celebration & Father's Day!!!

airstudio about about 4 years ago



“Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future.”

-Excerpt from JUNETEENTH.COM

In keeping with the growing worldwide celebration of Juneteenth, WMNF is, in its third year, embarking on enhancing its regular broadcast to provide a full day of African American-based programming joining its regular host with African-American guest hosts on Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.Produced by the combined efforts of organizers Mabili Ogun, Julia Jones and Scott Elliott, WMNF staff and countless WMNF volunteers, listeners and supporters this year’s activities continues to make this event go beyond all expectations.
WMNF listeners are invited to tune in to the inventive, eclectic as well as informative music and public affairs programming from some of Tampa Bay’s best broadcast talent. The community is also welcome come down to our open house at the station, encouraged to participate in our potluck from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM and join in the festivities that day, which will include a ‘block party’ with live music provided throughout the day as well as special guest speakers and the showing of a documentary film entitled “Blacks And Jews” at the station at 2:00 PM. June 19th is also Father’s Day, so all are encouraged to bring Dad to this special celebration to honor fathers, as well.

Here is the tentative schedule below:

6:00 – 8:00 AM Gospel classic Hour Hosted by Rev. Pat Hauser with guest TBA

8:00 – 9:00 AM Thee Righteous Temple Of Hip Hop

A Morning Prayer by Kwabena Dinizulu Hosted by Tempest with guest Kwabena Dinizulu

9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Critical Times Hosted by Mabili Ogun with guest TBA

10:00 – 12:00 PM Sunday Forum Hosted by Otis Anthony with guest TBA

12:00 – 2:00 PM Sunday Simcha Kevin Frye with guest Scott Elliott

2:00 – 4:00PM The Energy Bar Hosted by Scallywag with guest Mike Bagley

4:00 – 6:00 PM Carribean Cruise Hosted by Julia Jones

6:00 – 9:00 PM Sunday Evening Jazz Clinic Hosted by Robert Cunningham & Jimmy Lyons

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Two Worlds Hosted by Alvon Griffin with special guest, James Nottage, chief curatorial officer of the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis

BLOCK PARTY: Live performances from all genres of African American music at various points in the day.

Do yourself a favor and tune in to enjoy this amazing full day of African American programming brought to you by WMNF 88.5 FM Community Radio!

This 3rd Annual WMNF Juneteenth Celebration promises to be an important contribution to diversity with the goal of empowering and enriching the community as a whole.

WMNF 88.5 FM Community Radio 1210 E. ML King Blvd. Tampa, FL 33603 813-238-8001

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