Angeles, Calif.) – BlakeRadio Network, one of the fastest growing
Internet radio sites recently offered motion picture, television and stage
actor, Adilah Barnes an opportunity to host and develop her own program
for “Rainbow Soul,” a show on the BlakeRadio.com.
Listeners with reel browser access can listen in by logging onto www.BlakeRadio.com
and clicking on to Rainbow Soul (Channel 5).
program, simply named “Adilah”
offers a variety of engaging, informative and up close and personal
conversations with accomplished industry figures who represent different
facets of the business and who are doing outstanding work.
August guests are actor Ella Joyce
of the popular television show, “Roc”, entertainment
journalist/founder Tanya Kersey founder of the Hollywood Black Film Festival
and publicist, Pat Tobin. Upcoming
slated guests include accomplished actors Hattie
Winston, Virginia Capers, Anna
Maria Horsford and Alaina Reed
Hall, among many others.
in New York, owner and operator, Neil Blake, started BlakeRadio
Network in 2000 out of his love for slow jams. BlakeRadio.com airs
24/7 and can be heard anywhere a listener has an Internet connection.
first channel launched was Music Massage, dedicated to R&B, jazz,
soul, reggae and slow jams 24/7. Music Massage continues to be the
flagship broadcast for the BlakeRadio family of webcasts.
a positive response to the 24-hour Slow Jam channel, BlakeRadio.com
created the webcasts “Mahogany
Sunshine”, “Kids Café”,
“Joyful Noise”, “Rainbow
Soul” and “SpeakEasy”,
which make up the current family of BlakeRadio channels.
goal of this Internet Radio station is to bring the listeners and viewers
around the planet a variety of music, talk radio and video presentations
that help to entertain, relax and empower the mind, body and soul. It
already has listeners in over 143 nations around the world. Japan is
second to the United States in listenership. Other loyal listener include
those from Canada, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Germany, China, and the
Ted Terry, veteran broadcaster and host of “The
Ted Terry Show” on BlakeRadio.com approached Barnes months ago about
developing her own radio show. “Adilah brings a wealth of knowledge and
command of the spoken word. Her
background as well as her wit adds another dimension to the roundtable for
the Blake Radio Network,” states Terry. “I
was at first a little hesitant because I knew that I’d be crossing over
into a new medium and although I’ve done voice-over work that has aired
on radio, being a talk show radio host is quite different than doing radio
commercial work. At the same time, I’m very excited about doing this
because the truth is that I am able to transfer my chops to this medium
while also reaching a larger audience. Now that I have taped a few
segments under my belt, I can begin to exhale,” Barnes states.
of my guests, based on their view of the world, will certainly have things
to say that have both social and political implications.
For example, my recent interview
with journalist and Hollywood Black Film Festival founder, Tanya Kersey
definitely stepped outside the box in terms of what needed to be said and
hard data to back our talk up. Other conversations such as the one with
actor Ella Joyce will hopefully be eye-opening, personal and
inspirational,” remarks Barnes who fittingly uses as her theme song Here
Comes the Sun, by the late Nina Simone.
an award-winning actor with over 30 years of acting experience will
portray historical figure, Ida B. Wells in HBO’s Iron-Jawed Women opposite Angelica Houston and Hilary Swank, which
is slated to air in 2004. She is best known to film audiences for her role
in Erin Brockovich
and more recently for Murder By Numbers with
Sandra Bullock. She is also known to television audiences for her role as Anne
Marie on ABC’s Roseanne for five seasons.
is Co-founder of the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. As a writer, her current projects include her internationally
touring solo show, “I Am That I
Am: Woman, Black and another
one-woman show on the life of her mother, Just
Call Her a Woman of the Soil. Her first book,
“On My Own Terms: One
Actor’s Journey is slated to be released the end of 2003. She also
teaches both writing and acting classes in North Hollywood.
For additional information about Blakeradio,
log onto BlakeRadio.com. For
information on how you can become a sponsor for the talk show,
“Adilah” or for more information about Adilah Barnes, log onto www.adilahbarnes.com
or contact Allison Queen at (310) 674-1776.