Michael Baisden

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Michael Baisden
Birth name Michael Baisden
Born (1963-06-26) June 26, 1963 (age 50)
Chicago, Illinois
Show The Michael Baisden Show
Network Cumulus Media Networks
Show Baisden After Dark
Network TV One
Country United States of America
Children 1 Child
Website Baisden Live

Michael Baisden (born June 26, 1963) is a radio personality and host of The Michael Baisden Show. The show is syndicated by Cumulus Media and is heard in over 78 media markets nationwide with over 8 million listeners daily. His media career began when he left his job driving trains in Chicago to self-publish Never Satisfied, and began touring the country selling books out of the trunk of his car.

Baisden has hosted two national television shows, and has produced three films.[1]

Producer and filmmaker[edit]

Baisden has produced: two national stage plays (based on Baisden's novels); Love Lust & Lies, an award winning documentary dealing with relationships and sexuality based on the perspectives of people of color; two seminar tapes, Relationship Seminar and Men Have Issues Too; and a web-based community portal.[2] In 2011 Baisden produced, wrote, and directed the documentary Do Women Know What They Want?[1]

Motivational speaker[edit]

Baisden has toured the US as a motivational speaker with his Love, Lust & Lies Relationship Seminar Series. As well as numerous national Baisden Live Tours, he has also produced international Island Jam events in Jamaica.[1]

Radio career[edit]

Baisden got his start in radio as an unpaid afternoon drive-time host for 98.7 KISS FM in New York City, taking the station rating from number nine to number one in the time slot. The show debuted nationally in 2005.[1]

Baisden After Dark[edit]

Baisden hosts and co-produces Baisden After Dark, a late-night television talk show series. The show airs on TV One. The show features comedian George Willborn and musician Morris Day, who conducts the house band.[3]

Social activism and community leadership[edit]

On September 20, 2007, Baisden spearheaded Jena Six March in Jena, Louisiana. In January 2008, he endorsed Barack Obama for president of the United States.[1]

Michael Baisden Foundation[edit]

The Michael Baisden Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to promote literacy and to provide mentors for at-risk youths.[4]

The Michael Baisden Foundation's various projects include:

  • Jena Six March[5]
  • Free Clinics[6]
  • One Million Mentors National Campaign to Save Our Kids[7]
  • Gospel for Teens / Mama Foundation Auditions - Honorary Judge[8]
  • Partnership with Black and Missing Foundation[9]
  • Mentoring Brothers partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters & Black Fraternities[10]

Michael Baisden Show cities and affiliates[edit]

City Station Frequency
Atlanta, Georgia WAMJ FM 107.5,97.5 "Atlanta's Best Mix Of R&B"
Albany, Georgia WQVE FM 101.7 "Albany's R&B Leader"
Augusta, Georgia WKSP FM 96.3 "Todays R&B & Old School"
Baltimore, Maryland WWIN FM 95.9 "Baltimore's R&B Leader"
Baton Rouge, Louisiana KQXL FM 106.5 "Classic Soul... Smooth R&B"
Birmingham, Alabama WUHT FM 107.7 "Birmingham's #1 for R&B Hits"
Camden, Arkansas KMGC FM 104.5 "The Rhythm of South Arkansas"
Charlotte, North Carolina WBAV-FM FM 101.9 "V101.9 Charlotte's Best Variety of Hits & Ol' School"
Chattanooga, Tennessee WMPZ FM 93.5 "Groove 93"
Chicago, Illinois WSRB FM 106.3 "The Best Mix of R&B"
Cleveland, Ohio WZAK FM 93.1 "Cleveland's R&B Leader"
Columbia, South Carolina WWDM FM 101.3 "The Big DM 101 FM Columbia's #1 Adult Station for R&B"
Columbus, Georgia WKZJ FM 92.7 "The Big Station K92.7"
Columbus, Ohio WXMG FM 106.3 "Magic 106.3, R&B and Classic Soul"
Columbus, Mississippi WACR FM 105.3 "The all new WACR 105 point 3"
Detroit, Michigan WDMK FM 105.9 "Kiss FM-Detroit's Best R&B"
Fort Pierce, Florida WFLM FM 104.7 "The Flame"
Greenville, South Carolina WJMZ FM 107.3 "Today's R&B, 50 Minutes of Music Every Hour"
Huntsville, Alabama WHRP FM 94.1 "The Adult Mix"
Jackson, Mississippi WRBJ FM 97.7 "The Beat of the Capital"
Jupiter, Florida WUUB FM 106.3 "Adult Mix of Old School and R&B"
Kansas City, Missouri KMJK FM 107.3 "Classic Soul & Today's R&B"
Little Rock, Arkansas KOKY FM 102.1 "Little Rock's Adult Choice, Legendary Soul & Today's Best R&B"
Macon, Georgia WRBV FM 101.7 "Today's R&B & Old School"
Memphis, Tennessee WRBO FM 103.5 "Soul Classics"
Meridian, Mississippi WZKS FM 104.1 "Southern Soul & Today's R&B"
Miami, Florida WHQT FM 105.1 "Today's R&B Hits and Oldies"
Milwaukee, Wisconsin WJMR FM 98.3 "Today's R&B and Old School"
Mobile, Alabama WDLT FM 98.3 "Smooth Hits from the 80s, 90s, and Today"
Monroe, Louisiana KARD FM 97.3 "The Soul of the City"
Montgomery, Alabama WRBZ AM 1250, FM 95.7 "The People's Station"
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina WDAI FM 98.5 "R&B and Old School"
Nashville, Tennessee WQQK FM 92.1 "The Adult Choice!"
Norfolk, Virginia WKUS FM 105.3 "105-3 KISS-FM The Best R&B and Old School All Day"
Orlando, Florida WCFB FM 94.5 "Today's R&B and Classic Soul"
New Orleans, Louisiana KMEZ FM 106.7 "106-7, Old School & Today's R&B"
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KRMP AM 1140 "The Best Variety Of Hits & Oldies"
Petersburg, Virginia WKJM FM 99.3 "Today's R&B and Classic Soul"
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WDAS FM 105.3 "Philly's Best R&B and Classic Soul"
Raleigh, North Carolina WFXC FM 107.1 "Today's R&B,and Classic Soul"
Richmond, Virginia WKJS FM 105.7 "Today's R&B and Classic Soul"
Roanoke, Virginia WVBE FM 100.1 "ViBE 100, Today's Best R&B and Old School"
Savannah, Georgia WTYB FM 103.9 "Today's R&B and Classic Soul"
Shreveport, Louisiana KVMA FM 102.9 "Classic Soul & Today's Smooth R&B"
St. Louis, Missouri WFUN FM 95.5 "The Best Variety of R&B"
Tyler, Texas KISX FM 107.3 "HOT 1073 JAMZ — Old School and Today's R&B"
Washington, D.C. WHUR FM 96.3 "Sounds Like Washington"
Youngstown, Ohio WASN AM 1500 "Talk for Our Community"
Las Vegas, Nevada KCEP FM 88.1 "The Best R&B 24/7 - Your SOUL SCHOOL Station!"

Appearances[edit]

  • 6th Annual Jazz in the Gardens - Host[11]
  • BET Soul Train Awards - Presenter[12]
  • Heart and Soul Magazine Awards - Presenter[13]
  • CNN's Black in America, 2008[14]
  • 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Presenter[15]

Awards[edit]

  • Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.Keepers of the Dream Award[16]
  • Key to the City, Shreveport, LA[17]
  • Key to the City, Alexandria, LA[18]
  • Key to the City, Dallas, TX[19]
  • Key to the City Florence, AL[20]
  • Key to the City Patterson, LA[21]
  • Mayor's Key - Columbia, SC[22]
  • The NCNW Savannah Youth Section 2010 Mir Award - Savannah, GA
  • Key to the City - Columbus, GA[23]
  • Columbus, Georgia Proclamation - Friday, March 12, 2010 "Michael Baisden 'One Million Mentors' Day"
  • City of Mobile, Alabama Proclamation - Wednesday, March 10, 2010 as "Michael Baisden Day"
  • Black Achievers Determined to be Different (BADD) Certificate of Membership - "The BADD Men Brotherhood"
  • Honorary Mayor-President of the city of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge - February 25, 2010
  • Honorary Citizen of the City of Florence, Alabama
  • Key to the City - Florence, LA
  • Key to the City - Mobile, AL[24]
  • Key to the City - Tampa, FL[25]
  • Key to the City - Morgan City, LA
  • Key to the City - Lafayette City, LA
  • Key to the City - Monroe, LA
  • Key to the City - Baton Rouge, LA
  • I Make the Difference Award
  • City of Orlando, FL Proclamation - "March 4, 2010 as 'One Million Mentor's Campaign to Save Our Kids' Day"
  • Congratulations and Commendation from State Rep. Herbert B. Dixon - Louisiana House of Representatives
  • Key to the City, St. Mary Parish - Louisiana[22]
  • Mentoring Brothers In Action Inspiration Award Presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters and Max Miller, Big Brothers Big Sisters Co-Chief Executive Officer[26]

Books[edit]

  • Maintenance Man II (2012)
  • The Maintenance Man Collectors Edition (2012)
  • Do Men Know What They Want? (2011)
  • God's Gift to Women (2

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