Mr. Basketball Busta Brown is Back: Brown is still in town at 90.1 FM WNAA

Posted by Andy Durham on May 20, 2010 at 12:03 pm under Amateur, College, Professional, Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

He runs the Midnight Basketball Program for kids here in Greensboro in the summer months and that helps a lot of kids stay clear of trouble and while Busta Brown does the Basketball Show at the Hayes-Taylor YMCA and other Rec. Centers around town, Brown can now be found in town doing his radio show again too….

Busta Brown is back on the air and in the air at 90.1 WNAA….From this week’s GO TRIAD and from the News and Record on-line and CLICK HERE to see the entire show….

from the GO TRIAD:

When traversing the FM dial in the Triad, few voices are as familiar or as dependable as that of Manard “Busta” Brown.

A San Francisco native, Brown spent 10 industrious years at 102 Jamz (102.1 FM) before moving to sister station WQMG (97.1 FM).

In recent years, his show, “The Afternoon Thang,” had become an institution — a finessed mixture of message and music that had legions of loyal listeners and garnered a mighty market share.

But on March 19, Brown’s show vanished.

“(They) wanted to go in another direction,” says Brown of his former employer. “They wanted more music than talk, and I wanted to continue to give my listeners what they had grown to love — the information, the building of lives, the different things like that. So we couldn’t meet halfway there. I wasn’t going to compromise, and they weren’t going to compromise.”

When WQMG pulled the plug on “The Afternoon Thing,” Brown knew he still had a commitment to his listeners.

“A lot of women were like, ‘Who’s going to tell us we’re beautiful?’ ” Brown said. “I’ve had several women come up to me and say, ‘You know my whole life you’re the only person who’s ever told me I was beautiful and that I was loved, ever, and I’ve never met you.’ ”

Due to popular demand, Brown resumed “The Afternoon Thang” on N.C. A&T’s campus frequency, WNAA (90.1 FM), The Voice.

After serving a total of 17 years at WJMH and WQMG — both owned by Entercom Communications — Brown began a new chapter at WNAA on April 26.

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