As I frequently mention here, I love the KJLH Front Page show.
It's L.A. based, though you can listen on the internet. It's hosted by Dominique DiPrima, a long-time community activist, radio personality, and change agent.
It comes on at 4:30 am L.A. time, which I know is kinda early for a lot of folks... but I'm a morning person and I can be very productive while listening to the show until 6 am.
I love the direction Dominique DiPrima has taken the show since she became primary and lead host of the show late 2005.
While I've always liked the show because there's not a lot of black talk radio in Los Angeles, I am relieved that we don't have to listen to all the conspiracy theorists who usually had nothing to back their arguments up, or the "doctors" who prescribed all sorts of questionable practices for health issues. Some of those pre-Dominique guests and topics sometimes turned me off to the show.
And I love the fact that Dominique challenges the long-standing homophobic comments that past guests and callers made freely. Prior to Dominique, guests like our friend and ally Jasmyne Cannick, a frequent gurest on the show, would have to engage in verbal warfare just to get a point across about black gay and lesbian issues.
And Dominique also helps the primarily black and brown audience understand that coalition building, understanding our similarities AND differences, and being concise with our comments is important when trying to make a point. I love how she keeps callers on task and topic and time.
Just wanted to share someone who is doing great things to inform black and brown L.A., and who also makes sure we get progressive news and critical thinking in the morning. I love learning, and the Front Page radio show indeed serves as the radio university of black and brown Los Angeles.
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