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One Hour

I was invited to be a guest this past Sunday on WBLS Radio’s “Open Line”, one of the most popular and relevant talk shows in the country.  They’ve been setting a standard for years for the type of conversations needed in our community.  I am so grateful to Bob Pickett, Bob Slade, and Brother Mtume for having me on but also for leading the way.  They show us how important it is for us to have as many outlets as possible for our voices to be heard.

And, in the spirit of shows like “Open Line,” we launched “Don’t Sleep.”  Your support for “Don’t Sleep” since we launched October 1st has been incredible.  The show is meant to spark conversation and action in our community, and it has done just that.

We’ve received so many comment and so much feedback about our show.  Without question, the #1 comment has been that “Don’t Sleep” is too short!  Viewer felt we needed more time to not only discuss issues but find solutions.  I suppose we’ve been doing something right if people have overwhelmingly and consistently been saying that the show should be extended from a half hour to an hour.  So, starting this week, “Don’t Sleep” will do just that.  We will now have an hour-long format to educate, empower, and engage.  This will allow us more time to delve deeper into topics and determine how we can all, in our own way, be agents of change.

As part of being extended to an hour, the show will move to Wednesday nights at 11 p.m.  This will allow us to do on-location reporting from cities and communities across the country.

Thank you so much for your continued support and positive feedback.  We hope we can continue to count on it as we continue to grow “Don’t Sleep” and our audience and make the show appointment viewing and must-see TV!

As always, you can go to bed now but don’t sleep … we’ll see you on Wednesday night.

T. J.