Today I received several emails from concerned radio listeners who fear that a bill being proposed by 80-year-old Congressman John Conyers could signal the end of black radio as we know it. The email authors are sending out a call to help fight this bill and save black radio.
It's funny that we didn't see any such bills being proposed years ago when black radio actually cared about the community it served, and actually provided QUALITY entertainment instead of the garbage that we are forced to listen to now.
Quite frankly, in my opinion, black radio ceased to serve its purpose when they changed their format from R&B/pop to misogynistic rap music with in-your-face lyrics that are co-signed by jocks who don't care that small children and teenagers make up a sizable percentage of their listening audience.
Black radio should clean up it's act, clean up the offensive lyrics in the songs they play every 15 minutes, and start caring about the black community again. Then maybe some of us in the black community will care about black radio.