Michael Baisden

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Michael Baisden
Birth nameMichael Baisden
Born(1963-06-26) June 26, 1963 (age 49)
Chicago, Illinois
ShowThe Michael Baisden Show
NetworkCumulus Media Networks
ShowBaisden After Dark
NetworkTV One
CountryUnited States of America
Children1 Child
WebsiteBaisden Live
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Michael Baisden
Birth nameMichael Baisden
Born(1963-06-26) June 26, 1963 (age 49)
Chicago, Illinois
ShowThe Michael Baisden Show
NetworkCumulus Media Networks
ShowBaisden After Dark
NetworkTV One
CountryUnited States of America
Children1 Child
WebsiteBaisden Live

Michael Baisden 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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

Michael Baisden Show cities and affiliates

Atlanta, GeorgiaWAMJFM 107.5,97.5 "Atlanta's Best Mix Of R&B"
Albany, GeorgiaWQVEFM 101.7 "Albany's R&B Leader"
Augusta, GeorgiaWKSPFM 96.3 "Todays R&B & Old School"
Baltimore, MarylandWWINFM 95.9 "Baltimore's R&B Leader"
Baton Rouge, LouisianaKQXLFM 106.5 "Classic Soul... Smooth R&B"
Birmingham, AlabamaWUHTFM 107.7 "Birmingham's #1 for R&B Hits"
Camden, ArkansasKMGCFM 104.5 "The Rhythm of South Arkansas"
Charlotte, North CarolinaWBAVFM 101.9 "V101.9 Charlotte's Best Variety of Hits & Oldies"
Chattanooga, TennesseeWLPZFM 93.5 "Groove 93"
Chicago, IllinoisWSRBFM 106.3 "The Best Mix of R&B"
Cleveland, OhioWZAKFM 93.1 "Cleveland's R&B Leader"
Columbia, South CarolinaWWDMFM 101.3 "The Big DM 101 FM Columbia's #1 Adult Station for R&B"
Columbus, GeorgiaWKZJFM 92.7 "The Big Station K92.7"
Columbus, OhioWXMGFM 106.3 "Magic 106.3, R&B and Classic Soul"
Detroit, MichiganWDMKFM 105.9 "Kiss FM-Detroit's Best R&B"
Fort Pierce, FloridaWFLMFM 104.7 "The Flame"
Greenville, South CarolinaWJMZFM 107.3 "Today's R&B, 50 Minutes of Music Every Hour"
Huntsville, AlabamaWHRPFM 94.1 "The Adult Mix"
Jackson, MississippiWRBJFM 97.7 "The Beat of the Capital"
Jupiter, FloridaWUUBFM 106.3 "Adult Mix of Old School and R&B"
Kansas City, MissouriKMJKFM 107.3 "Classic Soul & Today's R&B"
Little Rock, ArkansasKOKYFM 102.1 "Little Rock's Adult Choice, Legendary Soul & Today's Best R&B"
Macon, GeorgiaWRBVFM 101.7 "Today's R&B & Old School"
Memphis, TennesseeWRBOFM 103.5 "Soul Classics"
Meridian, MississippiWZKSFM 104.1 "Southern Soul & Today's R&B"
Miami, FloridaWHQTFM 105.1 "Today's R&B Hits and Oldies"
Milwaukee, WisconsinWJMRFM 98.3 "Today's R&B and Old School"
Mobile, AlabamaWDLTFM 98.3 "Smooth Hits from the 80s, 90s, and Today"
Monroe, LouisianaKARDFM 97.3 "The Soul of the City"
Montgomery, AlabamaWRBZAM 1250, FM 95.7 "The People's Station"
Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaWDAIFM 98.5 "R&B and Old School"
Nashville, TennesseeWQQKFM 92.1 "The Adult Choice!"
Norfolk, VirginiaWKUSFM 105.3 "105-3 KISS-FM The Best R&B and Old School All Day"
Orlando, FloridaWCFBFM 94.5 "Today's R&B and Classic Soul"
New Orleans, LouisianaKMEZFM 106.7 "106-7, Old School & Today's R&B"
Oklahoma City, OklahomaKRMPAM 1140 "The Best Variety Of Hits & Oldies"
Petersburg, VirginiaWKJMFM 99.3 "Today's R&B and Classic Soul"
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaWDASFM 105.3 "Philly's Best R&B and Classic Soul"
Raleigh, North CarolinaWFXCFM 107.1 "Today's R&B,and Classic Soul"
Richmond, VirginiaWKJSFM 105.7 "Today's R&B and Classic Soul"
Roanoke, VirginiaWVBEFM 100.1 "ViBE 100, Today's Best R&B and Old School"
Savannah, GeorgiaWTYBFM 103.9 "Today's R&B and Classic Soul"
Shreveport, LouisianaKVMAFM 102.9 "Classic Soul & Today's Smooth R&B"
St. Louis, MissouriWFUNFM 95.5 "The Best Variety of R&B"
Tyler, TexasKISXFM 107.3 "HOT 1073 JAMZ — Old School and Today's R&B"
Washington, D.C.WHURFM 96.3 "Sounds Like Washington"
Youngstown, OhioWASNAM 1500 "Talk for Our Community"
Las Vegas, NevadaKCEPFM 88.1 "The Best R&B 24/7 - Your SOUL SCHOOL Station!"





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