<p>WBLS radio</p>

WBLS radio

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Black media in transition

To paraphrase an old economic saying: If the mainstream media sneezes, the Black media comes down with pneumonia.

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It’s official—Emmis buys WBLS/WLIB

For many regular listeners at WBLS and WLIB, it comes as no surprise that Emmis Communications is now the official owner of WBLS/WLIB, having purchased it from YMF Media for $131 million.

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WBLS ratings are up despite the loss of ‘Black Talk Radio’ programming

The Black community is still getting used to the consolidation of WBLS (105.7) and WKRS (98.7-Kiss FM). The move was part of a shuffle involving three broadcasters. Disney obtained a long-term lease for 98.7 FM from its owner Emmis and inserted ESPN into that spot. YMF Partners purchased WBLS and WLIB from Inner City Broadcasting.