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.
It’s Janice! Alternative Resources for Minority Women Entrepreneurs
Hi I’m Janice McLean DeLoatch and I am your guide to anything and everything that a Minority Women Entrepreneur needs to succeed. From learning to manage your “Inner Entrepreneur” to the “Art of the Pitch” to showing you how to become minority certified to be sure you are eligible for grants and loans by scaling your business, to creating a business plan, to bringing customers to your social media pages and maximizing sales opportunities, I am here every week to help you succeed to create, launch and sustain your business.
The purpose of my show is to identify and help Minority Women Small Business Entrepreneurs to create new opportunities and expand on existing opportunities. A primary focus is on minority communities who need to actively support minority woman’s businesses.
Why should you listen to my show each week on WOLB 1010 radio Wednesdays at 4:30 PM? Tune in and join me, whether you are a local or national small business, a recently launched business, no matter what industry you may be in–entertainment, religion, technology, cosmetics, education or finance you will enjoy my engaging discussions with highly recognized business and celebrity guests–I am a living, breathing, successful small business entrepreneur for over 20+ years starting in my teens. I am an innovator creating, for example the first pantyhose vending machines in the 1990s, one of the first TV shows focusing on entrepreneurs, also one of the first kids in business TV shows. I am an author, Autobiography if an Entrepreneur and now host of my radio show, It’s Janice!
What do I know that can help you succeed? What I have learned along the way can help you avoid many of the risks of starting and sustaining your business. I have been honored as an entrepreneur as a: Joe Mann’s Black Wall Street Award winner, Fellow at the Clinton Global Initiative, Fellow at the Knight Kiplinger Fellow Foundation, American Black Journalist Award Winner, Under 40 Award Winner, Paul Miller Alumni Fellow and I am a graduate of the Penn State Business Leadership program.
So be sure to join me on It’s Janice! with my special guests every Wednesday at 4:30-5:00 PM and call in with your comments or questions.
I’ll be waiting for you. Janice McLean DeLoatch