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Urban Forum Northwest

Thursdays 2pm-3pm Saturdays 7am-8am

Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturdays, 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Join Eddie Rye Jr. and fascinating guests from around the world as they discuss the topics important to today’s world – whether you live in the Northwest or in some faraway country. Eddie uses his years of media experience to get to the heart of every conversation. Tune in to be entertained while you are educated. For more information, log on to www.urbanforumnw.com.

Tribute to the late Don Dudley, owner of KYAC AM & FM in Seattle
Thursday, May 19 on Urban Forum Northwest - scheduled guests for the hour that will share their experiences at KYAC, the first Black Owned Radio Station in Seattle and pay tribute to the late Don Dudley, he was the owner of KYAC AM & FM in Seattle. *Former Seattle SuperSonics All Star Spencer Haywood hosted a Saturday night jazz program on KYAC in the 1970's. He will share his memories of those days and pay tribute to the late Don Dudley. * Veltry Johnson was hired as a part time News Reporter at KYAC in 1969, later he became News Director and Station Manager 1972-79. He will comment on his experience at the station and his interactions with Don Dudley. *Vivian Phillips was employed at KYAC as Sales Secretary 1972-75, 75-77 Continuity Director and she was the midday DJ from 1977-1980. Ms. Phillips will share her memories and pay tribute to Don Dudley. *Jesse Wineberry was hired by Don Dudley at KYAC Radio when he was an 18 year old high school senior to Host: Youth City Forum, one of the first youth Sunday call-in programs in the city 1973-78. He will pay tribute to Don Dudley. *S. DeWayne Ticeson held many positions at KYAC AM&FM 1972-1983, accounts and promotions executive and an on air DJ known as the "Gentle Giant". He will share his experience at the station and pay tribute to Don Dudley. *Lee Carter was introduced to KYAC by Veltry Johnson and was hired by the station as a writer, reporter, became News Director and hosted a talk show. He comments on his experience at KYAC and pays tribute to Don Dudley. * Reverend Harriett invites all peace loving people to join her and others to Stand in Solidarity with the Buffalo victims on Saturday, May 21 2:00-5:00 pm at Seattle's Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Memorial Park. Urban Forum Northwest streams live at www.1150kknw.com. Visit us at www.urbanforumnw.com for archived programs and relevant information. Programs are available on Alexa and my podcast. Like us on facebook. Twitter@Eddie_Rye. This program will also air on Saturday 7:00-8:00 am (PDT).
Carolyn Riley Payne, President Seattle King County NAACP and more
Thursday, May 12 on Urban Forum Northwest : ? *Carolyn Riley Payne, President Seattle King County NAACP comments on the organization call for King County District Judge Susan Mahoney to step down after her use of the "N" word in the presence of a Black staffer. Judge Mahoney stepped down as Presiding Judge of King County District Court. ? *Attorney Lem Howell comments on the actions of the United States Supreme Court's action on Roe V Wade. He will also comment on the latest recordings of Republican leaders that have been made public regarding the January 6 attempt to overthrow the United States Government. ? *Bill Dickens, Chair, Tacoma Pierce County Black Collective-Economic Development Committee will comment on the goals and objectives of the committee and discuss the agenda for the Sunday in-person meeting. ? *Bob Armstead, Washington State Chapter National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) comments on the organizations efforts to get equity for NAMC Members. He will update any progress that's been made with local public agencies to gain contract opportunities. ? *Cathie Wilmore, Fathers And Sons Together (FAST) invites the community to their Saturday, May 21 Barbershop Cut, Chat at the Rainier Beach Community Center-Plaza. Youth and Family Led Conversations on Gun Violence and in support of families affected by gun violence. ? Urban Forum Northwest streams live at www.1150kknw.com. Visit us at www.urbanforumnw.com, for archived programs and relevant information. Programs are available on Alexa and my podcast 24/7. Like us on facebook. Twitter@Eddie_Rye. This program will also air on Saturday 7:00-8:00 am (PDT).
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Thursday, May 5th on Urban Forum Northwest - Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D) CA-43 Chair, House Financial Services Committee Tana Yasu, Co-Chair, Seattle Women’s Commission Rebecca Bryant, Co-Chair, Seattle Women’s Commission Andrew Ikechukwu Ashiofu, Co-Chair, Seattle LGBTQ Commision Marta Idowu, Liason for the Seattle Womens and Human Rights Commissions