Published on Monday, 08 February 2010 22:00
WVON-AM 1690's weekly business program, The Urban Business Roundtable (or UBR, for short) will be featuring a brand new host when it airs this Wednesday morning. Due to the time constraints of a very busy schedule, Roland Martin has decided to drop out as the host for the show. Replacing him will be the nationally recognized business expert and award-winning Editor-in-Chief of Black Enterprise
magazine and BlackEnterprise.com, Alfred Edmond Jr.
In addition to his his highly regarded work with Black Enterprise
, Alfred Edmond Jr. is also a sought-after public speaker and appears regularly on television and nationally syndicated radio programs, including Doug Banks radio show on V103 each Wednesday afternoon at 3:45pm. An award-winning reporter and editor, Edmond has been recognized by TJFR Business News Reporter as one of America's 100 Most Influential Financial Journalists. Edmond was named to the "Folio: 40" list of the most influential people in the magazine industry by Folio: Magazine
On the UBR program, he now joins entrepreneurial motivator Farrah Gray, USA Today
business correspondent Charisse Jones, Crain's Chicago Business
senior reporter Monee Fields-White, and economist Professor Rashid Carter, as they use their radio voices and vast knowledge to inform and inspire entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners about market trends, growth ideas, opportunities to launch & grow successful enterprises, and how to navigating the tides of an ever-changing economy.
"We are dealing with a tough economy. Urban businesses and entrepreneurs are feeling it more than any other demographic. But it is time that we change the conversation," says UBR's executive producer TaQuoya Kennedy. "Let's talk about success, let's think about prosperity, let's economically empower our communities, and let's draw up a road map that will lead us out of this recession and into wealth. This is something that Mr. Edmond has done for the African-American community for over twenty years. So, we look forward to the new relationship with Black Enterprise. We've formed an all-star cast of professionals that will deliver on all counts."
In a statement today, Edmond said, "The Urban Business Roundtable and Black Enterprise share a common mission: to inspire, inform, educate and equip African Americans to build wealth and strengthen the economic health of our communities through entrepreneurship and the effective stewardship of financial resources. I am both thrilled and grateful to join with the UBR team to advance this mission, on behalf of African Americans and the best interests of our nation as a whole."
Alfred Edmond Jr. begins as the UBR's new host this week, February 10th. The Urban Business Roundtable airs on WVON-AM 1690 each Wednesday morning at 8:30am, with re-broadcasts on Thursdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 9:30am. As is true with all of WVON's programming, the show can also be streamed live on the newly redesigned WVON.com