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Kent, Johnson-Ware Are Among Urban Legends to Be Saluted

Five urban legends will be saluted at the upcoming I Rock the Mic Conference.

Five urban legends will be saluted at the upcoming I Rock the Mic Conference.

Sizzle Productions announced the honorees: gospel radio pioneer and industry exec Irene Johnson-Ware; air talent Tom Joyner; “king of the dusties” Chicago talent Herb Kent; radio pioneer and editor Walt “Baby” Love; and air talent Donnie Simpson.

ABC Radio Networks host Doug Banks will host; Elroy R.C. Smith, operations manager of Radio One Philadelphia, plans a special tribute and award presentation to Joyner.

The conference, nicknamed “the family reunion of urban radio,” will be in Miami and starts Nov. 30. For info, e-mail info@irockthemic.com.

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