Michael Baisden

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Michael Baisden
Michael Baisden in 2007.jpg
Baisden in 2007
Birth name Michael Baisden
Born (1963-06-26) June 26, 1963 (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S
Show The Michael Baisden Show
Network AURN
Show Baisden After Dark
Network TV One
Country United States of America
Children 1 Child
Website http://www.michaelbaisden.com

Michael Baisden (born June 26, 1963) is a nationally syndicated radio personality and host of The Michael Baisden Show. The show is currently syndicated by Baisden Media Group in partnership with SupeRadio and AURN (American Urban Radio Networks). The show airs weekday afternoon's from 3pm - 7pm est. The show was previously syndicated by Cumulus Media and was 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 is a NY Times best selling author with over 2 million books in print, 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's show recently returned to national radio in January 2017.[3] The new flagship station for the show will be Kiss 104.1 FM in Atlanta, Georgia.[4]

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.[5]

Social activism and community leadership[edit]

On September 20, 2007, Baisden spearheaded the 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.[6]

The Michael Baisden Foundation's various projects include:

  • Jena Six March[7]
  • Free Clinics[8]
  • One Million Mentors National Campaign to Save Our Kids[9]
  • Gospel for Teens / Mama Foundation Auditions - Honorary Judge[10]
  • Partnership with Black and Missing Foundation[11]
  • Mentoring Brothers partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters & Black Fraternities[12]

Appearances[edit]

  • 6th Annual Jazz in the Gardens - Host[13]
  • BET Soul Train Awards - Presenter[14]
  • Heart and Soul Magazine Awards - Presenter[15]
  • CNN's Black in America, 2008[16]
  • 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Presenter[17]

Awards[edit]

  • Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.Keepers of the Dream Award[18]
  • Key to the City, Shreveport, LA[19]
  • Key to the City, Alexandria, LA[20]
  • Key to the City, Dallas, TX[21]
  • Key to the City Florence, AL[22]
  • Key to the City Patterson, LA[23]
  • Mayor's Key - Columbia, SC[24]
  • The NCNW Savannah Youth Section 2010 Mir Award - Savannah, GA
  • Key to the City - Columbus, GA[25]
  • 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[26]
  • Key to the City - Tampa, FL[27]
  • 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[24]
  • Mentoring Brothers In Action Inspiration Award Presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters and Max Miller, Big Brothers Big Sisters Co-Chief Executive Officer[28]

Books[edit]

  • Raise Your Hand If You Have Issues (2014)
  • Maintenance Man II (2012)
  • The Maintenance Man Collectors Edition (2012)
  • Do Men Know What They Want? (2011)
  • God's Gift to Women (2003)
  • Men Cry In The Dark (1999)
  • Never Satisfied How & Why Men Cheat (1997)

References[edit]

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