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Black Talkers releases 2010 'Talented 10' in radio

By Staff

ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2010, 9 a.m. - Black Talkers, a Web site covering the black talk media industry, today published its annual list of the 10 top black radio talk show hosts in America. 

This year, the "Talented 10" list is a two week long survey of talk radio listeners with nearly 600 votes cast. Listeners selected their favorite talk star from a list of 40 names and could even write-in candidates. Listeners, however, could not vote twice and could not view the results until now.

The 2009 list was selected by Black Talkers founder, syndicated news/talk host and Editor and Publisher of Redding News Review Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.

"Since Black Talkers now has a sizable amount of traffic, it is time for the listeners and not one person to decided," Redding said.

Below are the 2010 Black Talkers "Talented 10" (Radio):

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1. Al B! in the Afternoon 104 votes (17.54% ) - WURD-AM

2. Warren Ballentine 85 votes (14.33% ) - Syndication One

3. Bill Anderson 83 votes (14% ) - WURD-AM

4. Joe Madison 56 votes (9.44%) - XM Satellite Radio and WOL-AM

5. George Wilson 43 votes (7.25% ) - XM Satellite Radio

6. Derrick Boazman 37 votes (6.24%) - WAOK-AM

7. Al Sharpton 32 votes (5.4%) - Syndication One

8. Helen Blocker-Adams 26 votes (4.38%) - WKZK-FM

9. Anita & Todd 20 votes (3.37%) - WIBB-AM

10. Mark Thompson (Matsimela Mapfumo) 19 votes (3.2%) - Sirius Satellite Radio

The Web site, which was launched on Nov. 2, 2009, covers nearly 30 Black Talk formatted radio stations, with its media directory; hundreds of TV and radio talk show hosts, with its pair of media "Talented 10" lists; and black talk media industry events, with its front page section.

Redding says the site will be announcing its annual personality and programming awards early next year.

Black Talkers is owned by Redding Communications, Inc. (RCI), which also owns Redding News Review.

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