Miabelle (Hot97 / 100.3 RnbPhilly)
Polly Irungu - WNYC, Multimedia Journalist, Founder Black Women Photographers
Xorje Olivares - Affirmative Reaction - Host, Producer + Social Commentator
François Vaxelaire - Founder, The Lot Radio
Radio Stations and DJs have long worked hand in hand with the world of activism. Since it’s inception Radio has been well known for having a hyper local connection with community, and DJs for having a personal connection with their audiences and fans. Both have always had the ability to respond to, react to, and share news with the public in the moment, whether it be through words or music.
The relationship between stations and fans has evolved over the years, but as the medium has grown we’ve also seen people within this industry create truly innovative roles for themselves off the mic to help their communities build and grow. Our panelists will discuss what’s changed in the way radio engages with their audiences, and what the roles and responsibilities as programmers, DJs and music industry folks look like today.
MORE INFO - https://www.nymusicmonth.nyc
MORE INFO on co-sign - https://www.co-sign.com