Legendary DC Radio/Media Personality Mike Burke is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, started his radio career while still in high school. A local station, WIRK, put Mike to work on their “High School News” segment as a reporter. After graduation, it was off to Howard University to study Broadcast Management. Mike worked at the student-run campus station WHBC initially as an announcer, then as program director. Burke enjoyed a successful 34-year career in Washington radio working for United Broadcasting Co, Radio Broadcast Communications, Inc., Radio One, Metro Networks and Bonneville International. Recently, a freelance air personality with Howard University’s WHUR and Hubbard Broadcasting’s WTOP, Mike worked in Newsroom Technical Operations and Traffic & Transit Dept. as a Traffic Anchor & Reporter.
Aretha Franklin Left Behind Nearly $1M in Uncashed Checks
The Queen of Soul didn’t just leave behind her music, she left a large amount of uncashed checks. There’s been a new inventory of Aretha Franklin’s assets and close to $1 million dollars in uncashed checks have been found in her estate. One check found was for 702,711.90 from Sound Exchange and Screen Writers Guild, […]
The UGLY of American History: Concentration Camps for Free Slaves
The Atlanta Black Star reports “After the Civil War (and during the war), millions of freed Black people were funneled into concentration camps near Union army bases where conditions were unsanitary and food was limited. Many were killed through forced starvation, and other means. The most notorious of these instances took place in Nachez, Mississippi, also referred […]
Broadcast Journalist Killed In Plane Crash
The city of New Orleans is mourning the death of beloved news anchor Nancy Parker, who died in a tragic plane crash on Friday while reporting a story for her longtime station WVUE Fox 8. She was 53.~mb