Radio One’s “Empower Hour” Radio Show on WOLB 1010 AM now in 13th Year
By BMORENEWS Staff
(BALTIMORE - July 10, 2012) - “Empower Hour”, a news talk radio show (Tuesdays 10-11 am on WOLB 1010 AM, Baltimore) founded in 1999, is the longest-running Radio One customized program in the country. In our 13 years, we’ve interviewed elected officials, businessmen and women, millionaires, real estate professionals, employment specialists, lawyers, judges, authors and artists.
One noted artist, R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn, got one of his first – if not the first – radio interview with us. And we have featured other nationally-recognized artists including Tony Terry, George Willborn, Jackee Harry, and Clifton Powell.
Always upbeat, this show is about celebrating the African American experience, according to show producer and host Doni Glover.
“Each week – as I climb to my pulpit, I know that my task is to inform, to inspire, and to help improve the conditions of my people,” said Glover. “This show, I believe, has something for everybody.”
Over the years, the show has featured the young – and the not so young; students – and teachers; business owners – and mentors.
“It’s all about us,” said Glover. “And ultimately, I pray this contribution to the world of media leaves a positive energy with people for years and years to come. For me, the greatest aspect of the show is when students come in and see – often for the first time – the inside of a radio station. You should see the look in their eyes. #priceless!”
At 47, Glover has been involved in media most of his life.