Citadel Media’s The Michael Baisden Show has added Seattle, Las Vegas and Des Moines to its station list. With the three new affiliates, the program is now heard on 75 stations across the country. Joining the Baisden lineup are KYIZ – Seattle, KCEP – Las Vegas and KJMC – Des Moines.
“We’ve already received fantastic feedback from our listeners who tell us they appreciate the dialogue of the show and are using what they’ve heard to initiate conversations on the same topics with their family members at home,” said Craig Knight, KCEP-FM GM Las Vegas. “Michael is a rare talent and his perspective on the issues facing our community has been a welcome breath of fresh air for our station.”
In February, Baisden launched the One Million Mentors Tour and has been on a 72-city trek delivering his message on the need for mentors in local communities. In each market along the tour, local and national mentoring organizations have seen significant increases in registrations for mentors. Known for his activism on a range of issues from literacy to unequal justice, Baisden is also credited with leading the Jena Six March in Louisiana in 2007 and is a highly-regarded leader in the African American community.
The program remains the top-rated afternoon show (Adults 25-54) in Miami, Charlotte, Baltimore, Cleveland and Orlando. Recent PPM figures also indicate strong audience gains in NYC, Philadelphia, Atlanta and DC.