Black Talkers a new website dedicated to covering talk radio targeted to the African-American community, has released it’s “Black Talkers Talented 10” (radio) list. Joe Madison of WOL Washington and XM radio is at the top of what Black Talk founder Rob Redding calls “The definitive list of top black radio talk show hosts in the talk media industry.” The list includes a number of syndicated radio talkers, with Syndication One personality Al Sharpton ranking at number two. The complete list is below.
1. Joe Madison – He is the veteran morning star heard nationwide on XM 169 and a local institution on WOL-AM.
2. Al Sharpton – He is nationally syndicated via Syndication One on XM 169 and 32 radio stations.
3. Bev Smith – She is a major terrestrial radio presence on more than 30 stations via American Urban Radio Networks.
4. Montel Williams – Making the rare jump from being a mega TV star to radio via Air America on 48 stations.
5. Warren Ballentine – He is nationally syndicated via Syndication One on XM 169 and 20 radio stations.
6. Mark Thompson (Matsimela Mapfumo) – Has defined himself as a force in Satellite Radio – he is heard on Sirius Left and on XM’s America Left.
7. Armstrong Williams – He remains a force in Black Talk through his self-syndicated radio show herd on XM 169 and three affiliates in his home state of South Carolina.
8. Errol T. Louis – He has taken New York City by storm with his show heard on WWRL-AM.
9. Thera Martin-Connelly – She is a rising daily talk show host and program director at WURD-AM, in Philadelphia.
10. Ray Taliaferro – He was the first black talk show host on a major market radio station in the country on San Fran Francisco’s big stick KGO-AM.