Black Power 96.3 LPFM

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July Member Drive Goal Reached! Thank you!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! To all of Black Power 96 Radio’s listeners and supporters—thank you for helping us meet our goal of raising $6,000 in our July Supporting Member Fund Drive. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges to your community radio station. Some of our staff and volunteers were hit personally […]

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Black Power 96 doors are temporarily closed

Black Power 96 Radio · Black Power 96 Radio’s doors are temporarily closed Black Power 96 FM volunteer tests positive for coronavirus; station staff and volunteers quarantined while awaiting test results At the start of the pandemic, we closed the station to all but a small core of volunteer staff members. They wore masks and […]

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Artist spotlight: Joseph Smith (aka Jas Gospel) performs “Greater” for Black Power 96 Radio’s Free Da Mic online concert

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Gospel artist Joseph Smith (aka Jas Gospel) recorded the song “Greater” for Black Power 96 Radio’s “Free Da Mic” online concert. Thank you Joseph Smith for sharing your talent with us and supporting Black Power 96! Stay tuned to the Black Power 96 airwaves as we will be playing more music by Joseph Smith and […]

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Artist spotlight: Derek “The Change Man” Smith performs “Call Him” at Black Power 96 Radio’s Free Da Mic online concert

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On Friday, July 3rd, Derek “The Change Man” Smith performed the song “Call Him” LIVE from his home in Tampa, as part of Black Power 96 Radio’s “Free Da Mic” online concert. Thank you Derek for sharing your talent with us! Listeners and supporters – we will be playing more of Derek “The Change Man” […]

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ICYMI – Watch Free Da Mic: Black Power Matters!

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On Friday, July 3rd, 12 artists shared a virtual stage as part of Black Power 96 Radio’s first online edition of Free Da Mic! We want to thank all the artists who participated, including: Ecko R&B recording artists ★ Ms. Jody ★ David Brinston ★ Ju Evans Joined by your local St. Pete, FL favorites […]

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Photos from the Community Appreciation Event

On December 7, 2019 Black Power 96 Radio held an event at the St. Petersburg Akwaaba Hall to recognize and appreciate all the local volunteers and donors who make our community radio station possible. Akilé Anai, Editor of The Burning Spear newspaper and recent city council candidate, spoke on the importance of media in the […]

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July 4th Free Da Mic showcases local talent

On Thursday, July 4, Black Power 96 Radio hosted Free Da Mic! Free Da African Nation! Open Mic night. The community heard dynamic performances by several featured performers including BLA, V.O.C.A.L.E, GBT Babies, Krown and Crunk Coco as well as community members who came up to the open mic. Uhuru Movement leader Omali Yeshitela was […]

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Black Power 96 Radio boosts local artists

Local musicians are gaining exposure on Black Power 96 Radio’s weekly “Local Going Global” contest  that invites listeners to vote for their favorite local artist. Hundreds of votes are counted each week, mostly from St. Pete residents, but also from listeners as far away as New York and Colorado who tune in through the station’s […]

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