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Online radio creates new broadcasting opportunities — Hott Radio offers MN social media fans a ‘Black Facebook’



By Dwight Hobbes

Contributing Writer


The more consumers have grown computer friendly, the more bells and whistles manufacturers have come up with to attract users. As a direct consequence, the Internet has loosened corporate America’s stranglehold on communication. One of the more ingenious results is that radio, a vastly popular media, no longer remains the province of the moneyed elite who can buy or build an outlet and arbitrarily shut out whom they choose. Individuals with programming to provide needn’t kowtow anymore to station owners. Operators can set up shop and simply own their own stations, or, for that matter, a network. Continue Reading →

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This week’s Entertainment spotlights!


The Music
Beenie Man
Fri., Apr. 12, 10 pm • Epic, 110 N. 5th St., Mpls., 612-332-3742 or

Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae artist and self-proclaimed “King of Dancehall.”





Fatoumata Diawara 
Fri., Apr. 12, 7 pm • Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-338-2674 or • Catch the Midwest debut by Mali’s new music sensation, who has been wooing critics and lighting up stages around the world with her radiant voice, coolly infectious Afro-pop, and smoking live band.  





Eric Kamau Gravatt
Fri., Apr. Continue Reading →

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