Nationally syndicated radio host Michael Baisden vows he will return to
(March 21, 2013) Nationally syndicated radio personality Michael Baisden
announced a hiatus from his radio show yesterday on his Facebook.
Baisden, who commands a daily audience of over seven million listeners,
states he is unable to discuss the particulars but concluded that a deal
could not be made on mutually agreeable terms.
Recognized as one of the most influential men in radio, his "Michael
Baisden Show" is one of the top rated afternoon drive radio programs
heard in the top urban markets. He is also a TV talk show host,
filmmaker and New York Times best-selling author with nearly two million
books in print.
Now in his tenth year on the air, Baisden wants his radio family to know
he did everything in his power to continue his "Michael Baisden Show"
without interruption. Cumulas Media responded to his Facebook
announcement by locking out the staff from the studio.
"Just because we couldn't come to an agreement is no reason to deprive
the listeners, our affiliates, and our advertisers of only 9 days to say
goodbye and show our appreciation," expressed Baisden.
"We're already planning to return to the air as soon as possible in a
way that will give the 'Michael Baisden Show' a more direct relationship
with our affiliates, and most importantly, our listeners," cites Pamela
Exum , his business manager.
Baisden began his career as an author, self publishing several best
selling books including "Never Satisfied," "Men Cry In The Dark," "The
Maintenance Man I and II," and "God's Gift to Women." Two of his books
were adapted to stage plays, starring such renowned actors as Richard
Roundtree and Billy Dee Williams .
His radio highlights include one of his proudest moments when on
September 20, 2007, he passionately and skillfully spearheaded the
famous Jena 6 March in Jena, Louisiana. This historic and momentous
occasion garnered tens of thousands of citizens of all races to
peacefully march in support of six young men who had been treated
unfairly by the justice system.
Baisden still vows to continue his Michael Baisden Live Tour with his
co-host, comedian George Wilborn . It's a One Night Only event with
seminars, networking, a comedy show, and an 'old school' after party.
"If the affiliates still want us to come to town, we'll be there," says
Baisden. "There's no reason for our relationships to stop, in fact, this
is our chance to get on the ground close to the people where we belong!"
Baisden reflects, ""It's not about the job, it's about the journey. I
have been grinding for over 10 years, fighting for the underdog,
inspiring people daily on my Michael Baisden Live Page on Facebook and
working my butt off to produce the best show on radio. I hope my fans
miss me... because I'm definitely going to miss them," Michael says.
"But this is not the end, it's the Next Chapter!"
Pre-recorded "Michael Baisden Shows" will air through March 29th, but
to stay current with Baisden, reach him via Facebook,
www.facebook.com/michaelbaisdenlive or on Twitter @BaisdenLive.
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