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Talktainmentradio Website get’s a make over!

Monday, February 10th, 2014

TTR Web new look 2-10-14

Check out our new digs online. is now interactive and ready for you to share with all your friends, colleagues, and our valued listeners, with a click of a button. Did you know we also have a new APP at the playstore? Take us on the go with you wherever you go. Radio on demand, Talktainmentradio, radio the way it should be heard!

Starting the season off with a slew of new shows from one end of the spectra to the next; something for everybody.
Check out the line up on our Programs page. Keep coming back for more as new shows are being added daily! Who knows the next show could be yours. Are you interested in doing your own show? Leave a comment below and we will have someone contact you.

The 12 Days of Giveaways Continue!

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

We are right in the middle of our 12 Days of Giveaways and the response has been great! After a tough day involving car trouble, one winner had this to say:

“Thank you for re-establishing my faith in myself.” – Jennifer

Sometimes all it takes is an act of goodwill to turn the day around and restore one’s faith in humanity. We are just glad that we could help!

12 Days of Giveaways’s 12 Days of Giveaways

For those of you who are looking for a little holiday pick-me-up, it’s not too late to enter! Remember, all you have to do is follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages, where you will be asked a trivia question. Be the first to answer correctly and you win a prize bundle and $100! You can also increase your chances to win by subscribing to our newsletter. Subscriber winners are randomly chosen, so it’s luck of the draw! Good luck!

For a list of prizes and contest guidelines, please visit our blog page.’s 12 Days of Giveaways: Enter to Win Free TTR Merchandise and Cash!

Monday, December 9th, 2013

‘Tis the season for giving! We are awarding some lucky fans with prizes and YOU could be a winner. What exactly could you win? How do you enter? We’ve got the answers below!

What is up for grabs?
Each winner will receive a 4-pack bundle of goodies including, but not limited to: T-shirts

-Branded Wristbands
-Coffee Mugs
-Panache Fitness Company DVDs
-Richard’s Remedy Wellness Skin Cream
-Personalized shout-outs to be aired on

That’s a pretty great setup, isn’t it? Did we mention that every winner will also receive $100 CASH!? That is no typo, folks. Each person who wins a prize bundle also takes home $100! We bet you’re wondering how you win, right? Read on!

How do I enter?
It’s simple! You can enter by following and answering posted trivia questions on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and/or subscribing to our newsletter. The winners will then be chosen, verified, and announced on’s social media channels. Click the rules and regulations link for official giveaway guidelines.

Brush up on your trivia knowledge, get familiar with our programming, and sign up for our newsletter because’s 12 Days of Giveaways starts Friday, December 13th!

You Can Still Help Us Secure a $250,000 Grant from Chase Bank!

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Hello again, friends! Have you voted for in the Chase Bank Mission Main Street Grant competition?  If not, we need you to because the deadline to get your vote in is THIS Friday, November 15 at 11:59:59 PM!  Reaching or exceeding the 250 votes necessary will allow us to proceed to the next stage in the selection process.

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We can make it to 250, but only with your help. If you participate and tell just four friends or family members to vote, we will meet our goal. Voting is simple; click HERE, or on the picture above, then click the green “vote now” button when brought to the voting page. No personal information is needed or shared, it’s that simple. We’ve given you some insight on what we would like to do with the money, so help us reach our goal! And for those of you who have already voted, we appreciate your support! Everyone spread the word!

Help Us Win a $250,000 Grant from Chase Bank!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

There are only a few days left to give us your vote for the Chase Mission Main Street Grant! needs 250 Facebook votes by THIS Friday (Nov. 15) to be eligible for the next step of the process; with those votes, we will be one step closer to the $250,000 grant for small businesses! We bet you’re wondering what we would do with the money, so we came up with a list of 3 areas of interest to where we would put the funds.  Check it out below!

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Enhanced Video Production
We’ve got some big plans coming up on the visual side of things here at We can’t give anything away just yet, but know that some of the content currently available to you is going to be presented in a completely new and innovative way. This would take time and money, and the grant would help us achieve our goal in timely manner!

Expanded Audio Capabilities
We pride ourselves on being able to provide our hosts with the highest quality studio equipment available. We are looking to elevate our technological power to reach our full potential and bring you radio, the way it should be heard!

Increased Community Involvement
This is perhaps the most important one of all. Establishing and maintaining a relationship with the community is at the core of everything we do here at We experience pure joy when we get the opportunity to meet you all face-to-face and hear about your favorite programs on our roster. The grant would allow us to participate in even more events to bring us closer to you!

So help us reach our goal of 250 Facebook votes by clicking HERE. It’s fast and easy to do!


The Harmony Project Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ with Video Tribute

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Given August 28, 1963, the dialogue called for racial equality and freedom from oppression and hate.  To honor the anniversary, Columbus-based community service organization, The Harmony Project, recorded a video to tribute Dr. King’s iconic speech. The video features fifty Columbus individuals reciting Dr. King’s speech; one for every year that has passed since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Check out the clip below.

A powerful visual for a powerful message! Let freedom ring!

2013 Pride Wrap-Up Special – Part 2

Friday, August 9th, 2013

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you are aware that this summer has seen many milestone events occur for the LGBTQ community. The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissed a suit from supporters of California’s Proposition 8 gay marriage ban. Needless to say, 2013 has been a monumental year for social movements!

When attended the 2013 Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival in June, little did we know that such change was on the horizon.  Though verdicts for both cases were still looming, that didn’t stop the crowd of more than 300,000 people from coming together to celebrate the power of unity.  Check out what people said when we asked what Pride meant to them in the second half of a two-part video of our coverage for the festival!

As supporters of diversity and inclusion, we were honored to meet so many great members of the community. If you liked this video, check out some bonus footage of our interview with Days of Our Lives Emmy Winner, Chandler Massey!

Columbus Black Theatre Festival Attracts Statewide Attention

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The month of July marked the kick-off to the first Columbus Black Theatre Festival. Held the second weekend of the month, the festival was a three day event that featured poetry readings, acting and directing workshops, and the premiere of ‘Secrets of a Dark Skin Sister’ by Julie Whitney Scott. Scott is the founder of Mine4God Productions, the company behind the creation of the festival, and is the host of The Satin Hour on

Seeing a void in the African-American theatre community, Scott decided to take matters into her own hands and develop a festival that celebrates diversity within the creative arts scene in central Ohio. Calling on all regional artists and playwrights of color, she created an event to resemble similar successful functions that took place in Washington D.C. and Atlanta.

Attendees were treated to one of the festival’s main plays, ‘Secrets of a Dark Skin Sister’. ‘Secrets’ follows two African-American sisters as they struggle to deal with how their lives are affected due to, despite being twins, the stark contrast of their skin color. The play goes on to explore what controls the African-American mindset and questions why skin color seems to be a bigger issue within this particular race than it is in others.

The festival came to a close Sunday with an awards ceremony at’s headquarters, where the top three artists were recognized. The results are as follows:

1st place: “Zoe’s Boutique” by Sanika Harris – Atlanta, Georgia

2nd place: “The Inconvenient Truth” by Tisha Harris – Cincinnati, Ohio

3rd place: “Mamas’ Drama” by Nanette Marie – Columbus, Ohio

Harris, Harris, and Marie accept their awards with Julie Whitney Scott (Center) and Managing General Partner, Charles McCrimmon (Back-Center), and friends.

Harris, Harris, and Marie accept their awards with Julie Whitney Scott (center), Managing General Partner, Charles McCrimmon (back-center), and friends.
-{Source: Columbus Black Arts Festival}


Congratulations to the winners! Tune in to The Satin Hour Saturdays at 11AM or download podcasts of the show here!

The Can’t-Miss Social Events of the Summer – Part 2

Monday, July 29th, 2013

There has been so much going on in Columbus this summer that we had to write two segments just to cover it all (and we’ve barely even scratched the surface)! This is a good thing, though, as it stands as a testament to just how much there is to do in central Ohio. So let’s dig in, shall we? Read on to find out about some of the best events going on this summer.

Ohio Expo Center Sign {Source: Wikimedia}

Ohio Expo Center Sign
{Source: Wikimedia}

Ohio State Fair – July 24 -August 4

Attracting more than 840,000 people in 2012, the Ohio State Fair is recognized as one of the largest state fairs in the United States. This should come as no surprise considering how much there is to do during the two week-long event. Petting zoos, science exhibits, and music performances are just a few activities that await guests beyond the entrance gates. Besides, now that they’re back, where else can you go to satisfy your deep fried Twinkie cravings? The Ohio State Fair is going on now, so stop by and check it out before it ends on August 4!

Columbus Wine Festival, Presented By Giant Eagle – August 9, 10

If recent studies have taught event coordinators anything, it is that if there is wine, the people will come. Drinking over an astonishing 3.7 billion bottles of wine in the year 2011, the U.S. population continues its reign as the world’s largest consumers of wine.  Clearly, the people behind the Columbus Wine Festival have been paying attention because the event, to be held at Franklin Park Conservatory, is expected to be one of the most attended functions of the year.

Festival Latino – August 10,11

Held at Genoa Park, Festival Latino takes place on the west bank of the Scioto River in downtown Columbus. Originally starting out as a five-hour event in 1996, Festival Latino has evolved into the largest Latin American event in Ohio. Thousands flock to the festival to experience Latin American culture through food, art, and music.

2013 Columbus Food Truck Festival – August 16, 17

Recent years have seen Columbus emerge as a food truck hub of sorts. Demand for the mobile eateries has proven to be so strong that this particular line of business is considered a formidable competitor to sit-down restaurants. That demand has led to the 2013 Columbus Food Truck Festival. Taking place at the Columbus Commons, attendees can expect to be treated to live music as they peruse through more than 40 food and beverage trucks. They say variety is the spice of life, so you can’t go wrong here if you’re looking to treat your taste buds to something new!

Farmers’ Festival – August 17

August 17 marks the 22nd anniversary of the North Market’s Farmers’ Festival. Using the peak growing season as a means to draw attention to locally-grown produce, the Farmer’s Festival serves as a shining example of the North Market’s efforts to support and drive local business. Live music, cooking demonstrations, and children’s activities make this outing fun for the entire family!

So there you have it! Which festivals are you looking forward to this summer? Are there any events that you feel should have made the cut? Let us know in the ‘comments’ section below!

Music to Take Center Stage on Special ‘All In Our Family’ Podcast

Friday, July 26th, 2013

The upcoming All In Our Family podcast is something of a departure from the show’s usual theme. Normally tackling topics regarding family issues and obstacles, this week’s airing focuses on music and its effect on popular culture and listeners. Soul singer FiL Straughan and Jobie Thomas of R&B band Enchantment and are the show’s special featured guests.

FiL Straughan is a US/UK soul singer whose career took off after deciding to leave his desk job in favor of music. With his voice drawing comparisons to that of the late Luther Vandross, Straughan has garnered just as much critical acclaim for his song covers as his original work. A former employee in the investment banking arena, he will share his feelings on touring and the genre of love ballads on All In Our Family.

Jobie Thomas is one of the members of R&B legends Enchantment. The group, best known for their hits “Sunshine” and “Gloria“, the latter of which was performed on Soul Train, has seen many of their singles achieve notable accomplishments on the Billboard charts. An avid supporter of the arts, Thomas will discuss Enchantment’s generation-spanning music, his love of audience participation, and his ties to The Temptations.

Tune in Saturday at 8PM and 2PM as host Yolanda Robinson welcomes Straughan and Thomas as they discuss their views on the deep history of music, the entertainment industry, and their hopes for R&B. For those of you who can’t get enough of All In Our Family, a very special re-airing of this podcast will take place on Tuesday at 1PM, only on Radio, the way it should be heard!