R.L. Griffin is standing outside his Blues Palace, a squat beige building a few tattered blocks from Fair Park. A sign in the parking lot touts "Blues Palace II: Live Entertainment," and without it there would be no way to tell from the street what you might find inside, unless you noticed the walls ... More >>
On New Years Day, listeners tuning their radio dial to 730 AM were treated not to the typical mix of old-school R&B and soul but a stream of unintelligible foreign syllables. Visiting the website informed them that KKDA, which had served southern Dallas for 42 years had, abruptly and unceremoniously ... More >>
The writing's been on the wall, one supposes, since KKDA-AM, a.k.a. Soul 73, abruptly laid off Bobby Patterson and most of the rest of its on-air staff, but the terse announcement posted to the station's website yesterday still comes as a shock: "Soul 730 KKDA is no longer broadcasting on the radio ... More >>
Quiet! Do not disturb while Bobby Patterson is making love to a microphone on KKDA-AM
KKDA-AM silences the radio voice of black Dallas, but was anyone listening anyway?
Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community