The Carl Nelson Show Launched Mon-Fri 4-7pm on WOL-AM 1450 on February 6th, 2012 in the nation’s capital. Ground-breaking, Peabody Award-winning broadcast news journalist Carl Nelson, has interviewed Presidents, Prime Ministers, Heads of State, politicians, authors, celebrities, civic leaders and people from all walks of life over a four-decade career that has taken him from Nelson Mandela’s prison cell in South Africa, to the Rodney King Riots in Los Angeles, to his present career as host of Washington DC’s latest daily newsmaker radio program. Carl Nelson was the first reporter allowed to interview Nelson Mandela on the eve of his historic 1991 release from his South African prison and, as News Director for Stevie Wonder’s KJLH Radio, was the only news reporter allowed across police lines during the 1991 Rodney King riots. KJLH’s acclaimed coverage of this civic unrest garnered KJLH the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, an NAACP Image Award, a Golden Mike Award, the Los Angeles Press Club Award and several other industry-wide awards. Nelson began his broadcasting career in 1971 at WYNT Radio in New York City. In 1974, he was recruited by Inner City Broadcasting Company, owners of WLIB Radio and WBLS Radio. After stints at several radio stations in Los Angeles, Nelson was named News Director of Stevie Wonder’s KJLH Radio, a position he held for a quarter of a century (1980-2005). In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Nelson was deeply involved in Wonder’s Bid to make Dr. Martin Luther Kings’ birthday a national holiday, he was also led in the station’s critically-acclaimed coverage of local, regional and national politics, breaking news and national events, including coverage of all the US political conventions. Nelson has interviewed former US President Ronald Reagan, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, former South Africa Premiere Peter Botha, Zambia’s first President Kenneth Kaunda, Namibia’s Former President Sam Nujoma, current South African President Jacob Zuma, dozens of US political leaders including former US presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson, Senator Edward Kennedy, Representatives Maxine Waters, John Conyers and Diane Watson, Julian Bond, Andrew Young, TD Jakes, and Rev. Al Sharpton, among many others. Nelson’s celebrity interviews include: Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah, Michael Jackson, Prince, Sidney Poitier, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Redd Foxx, Luther Van Dross, Quincy Jones Berry Gordy, Magic Johnson, Muhammad Ali, O.J Simpson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar Richard Pryor and Nancy Wilson, to name but a few In 1996, The Black Radio Exclusive Magazine named Carl News Director of the Year. Nelson is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television News Directors Association and the Black Journalists Association. Formerly the co-owner of WSRF AM radio in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nelson sits on the President’s Advisory Board at St. Thomas University, Miami, FL.
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Reverend Bill Minson returns to radio after decades and to Baltimore where TUDAY Spiritual Ministries began in 1979.
In early March when the coronavirus pandemic was announced Rev. Minson was assigned by GOD to, “get up, go out and pray”. Minson has provided words of encouragement on Facebook Live at 6 or 7 am everyday since
ALL ABOUT HEALING is a program created and presented to 911 family members, survivors, First Responders and volunteers at the site of the World Trade Center following the attacks.
Reverend Minson provides spiritual care to Las Vegas, Parkland, El Paso, Maryland and other shooting victims families and is chaplain to 9/11 families 19 years this September.
Minson’s entertainment career began at 15, he appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He managed and sold Ringling Bros Circus their 1st Black act, the King Charles Troupe. Prior to entering the Ministry Minson was ICM’S 1st Black agent representing David Ruffin, Natalie Cole, Al Green, KC & the Sunshine Band, Ashford & Simpson, Margaux Hemingway, Ohio Players, Staples Singers & more.
Reverend Minson is currently chaplain to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and the United States Secret Service.
*TUDAY is The Urban Domestic Affairs of the Young