Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Cincinnati Radio: The Buzz Is Back

The airwaves are buzzing again. WDBZ, The Buzz of Cincinnati, returned at 10 a.m. Monday after a three-year absence, reports cincinnati.com.

Owner Radio One switched the station's format Monday from Motown and Classic Soul music to all-talk as The Buzz 1230 AM / 101.5 FM. The decision was about six months in the making, said Mitch Galvin, vice president and general manager of Radio One Cincinnati.

"With the climate of Cincinnati and the United States right now, there is more of a need for talk and the voice of the inner city to have an outlet, and that's what we wanted to accomplish by bringing it back." Galvin said.

Longtime radio talk voice Lincoln Ware will continue to do his show from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. He will be joined by Emanuel Livingston, who will do a show from noon to 3 p.m., and former Cincinnati mayor and Center for Closing the Health Gap founder, Dwight Tillery, who will be on air from 3-5 p.m. However, Tillery's show won't begin airing until June 3.

The Tom Joyner Morning Show will still precede Ware's show and "Keepin' It Real with Al Sharpton" will run following Livingston's show until Tillery is able to join the lineup. The station will rebroadcast the local shows starting at 6 p.m.

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