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Buying Power report: Blacks spend as economy grows
New 16th edition shows $507 bil in spending

The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America" report. In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product and services categories. ...

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Nationally syndicated Cafe Mocha Radio signs agreement with Cumulus Media

(January 23, 2012) In tandem with the two-year anniversary of the nationally syndicated Cafe Mocha Radio, Miles Ahead Broadcasting announced today a new advertising sales agreement with Cumulus Media Networks for the show.  Cafe Mocha Radio joins a prestigious group of broadcast properties that include The Michael Baisden Show, Cannon's Countdown with Nick Cannon,  ESPN Radio, Radio Perez with Perez Hilton, Mike & Mike Show, and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks to name a few.

Hosted by Grammy-nominated artist MC Lyte, actress/comedienne Loni Love (E! Entertainment's "Chelsea Lately") and broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin, Cafe Mocha brings a unique "niche" to the Cumulus advertising portfolio as the only national radio show that taps into the lifestyle of women of color with the latest in urban music, news and celebrity interviews. 

Cafe Mocha's recent successful integrated broadcast promotions include campaigns with Comcast Xfinity; Susan G. Komen Foundation's Circle of Promise; ROI Marketing, Essence Communications (Essence Music Festival);and   The Dr. Oz Show.

"It's an exciting time for us as we grow our various brand extensions and answer the requests of our listeners to be everywhere and to go mobile," said creator and executive producer Sheila Eldridge. "Our new Cafe Mocha To Go on-demand app has been a huge success, offering listeners' uncut content, exclusive celebrity interviews, social commentary, on-demand music mixes by MC Lyte, and inspirational messages. Our goal is to expand the on-air experience for listeners and increase our global presence!"

Since its 2010 inception, the popular radio show has brought a distinct perspective to urban adult contemporary (UAC) listeners in New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Greensboro, NC, Savannah, GA with new affiliates in Norfolk, VA and Memphis, Tenn.  Cafe Mocha has become the top-rated UAC show in its weekend time slot at New York affiliate WBLS-FM with both male and female demographics thanks to PPM-friendly features like the "Lyte Mix" and the "Swag Award."

"We're excited to have Cafe Mocha as a part of the WBLS family.  It's a great vehicle that taps into the lifestyle of today's African-American women," said Skip Dillard, Operations Manager of WBLS-FM/WLIB-AM.

Created by and for women of color, 2012 is poised to be a break-out year for Cafe Mocha and its growing brands that include an interactive website, on-demand mobile app, in-market events with customized broadcast integration promotions. The show is syndicated nationally in over 20 markets and on Sirius/XM channel 141. 

For more information, visit; Twitter @cafemocharadio; YouTube: Cafemocharadio and on Facebook Cafe Mocha to Go- on Demand App created by Kickanotch Media; can be downloaded on any iPhone, Smartphone or tablet's app stores.

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