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Friday, September 10, 2010

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First African American Woman to Create Nationally Distributed Faith-Based Children's Show

Daystar Network to Present World TV Premiere
My Destiny Place 'Where Dreams Come Alive!'
Saturday. Sept. 11th
8:30 a.m. CT on DIrecTV Channel 369

*Created, written and produced by Tammy Williams*

ATLANTA (September 10, 2010) - Jane the Journalist, Alvin Brump, Santiago, Ace, Tami and their friends will make their Daystar television network debut when they present the world television premiere of Open Rivers Pictures' My Destiny Place, Where Dreams Come Alive on Saturday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. CT on DIrecTV Channel 369.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Children are often asked this question. Unfortunately, many become adults and it's never answered. My Destiny Place is a show that gives children, four to nine years old, a head start by training them now in the areas of entrepreneurship and leadership via biblical principles. It's entertaining while being educational, and motivates children to explore endless career possibilities while helping them discover their God-given destinies.

My Destiny Place takes muppet-style puppets and places them in an entertainment format. The Show hosts, Ace and Tami, help keep children laughing while learning. Each episode is topical with a theme throughout the segments making it a great tool for educators and parents. Segments include: As I'm Growing Up, Kidz Biz, Real Kids, Kickin' It with Khobie, Music Segments and My Movie.

"I am so happy that God has allowed My Destiny Place to have a premiere launch and be part of the Daystar family of programming," says founder and President of Open Rivers Pictures, Tammy Williams.

Daystar Television Network is the fastest growing and one of the largest Christian television networks in the world, with an extensive blend of interdenominational and multi-cultural programming broadcasting into homes across the globe.

"We are very excited to welcome My Destiny Place to our line-up of children's programming on Saturday mornings at 8:30am central standard time," says Director of Programming, Renae Christoffersen. It features energetic and talented children, and brings both an educational and inspirational message!

My Destiny Place will also premiere on NRB Network Saturday, September 18 at 11a.m. on DirecTV Channel 378.

* Check your local listings for Daystar times and dates at www.daystar.com

For a sneak preview please go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLEFEDfHyAk

About Open Rivers Pictures
Open Rivers Pictures is a full service film and video production company that offers, writing, producing, directing, editing, handling single to multi-camera productions, content development, EPK's and commercials.
Clients include Sonho entertainment, Sony/BMG/Zomba Gospel, Central City Productions and more.

About Tammy Williams
Tammy Williams is the founder and CEO of Open Rivers Pictures and brings a diverse portfolio of skills to children's programming. She has over 15 years of experience in working with children and youth of all ages.

With over 20 years in broadcasting at various network affiliates and independent production companies as a Writer/Producer, she combines both worlds to develop some of the most entertaining and educational shows for youth.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010


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Say It Isn't So! Bey and Papa Knowles Fighting Again?!

While it is obvious that some of  Matthew Knowles' behavior doesn't meet his daughter Beyonce's approval--like philandering and becoming a "baby daddy" in his 50's--Music World issued a statement that she has not given Papa Knowles the boot:    “Contrary to false rumors online," reads the statement, "BeyoncĂ© and her manager Mathew Knowles unequivocally have had and continue to have a close personal and business relationship.  Mathew Knowles is the sole and exclusive manager of BeyoncĂ©.”

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Radio One Celebrates 30 Years with 30 Days of Giving

(Washington, D.C. - September 9, 2010) - Radio One, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROIAK and ROIA) will celebrate 30 years of service to the community with 30 days of giving back in October 2010. Radio One is the one of the largest broadcasting companies in the country and the largest that primarily targets African-Americans. All 1300 employees, at all 52 radio stations, in all 16 markets will roll up their sleeves to give back to the local communities that have embraced them for the last three decades, as they "Celebrate 30 Years with 30 Days of Giving."

"Radio One has a rich history of community focus and involvement," said Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson of Radio One. "During these tough economic times, things are extremely challenging for many, so we thought this would be a great way to show our gratitude and celebrate our long-standing relationship with our listeners and their communities.  Radio One will continue to build on its legacy of being in the community, listening to the community and giving listeners a voice to let them know what's going on in their communities."

The stations have enthusiastically embraced Celebrating 30 Years with 30 Days of Giving and are compiling a broad range of events and activities that are reflective of the needs within their communities. Each market has been encouraged to develop a community calendar of charitable events, which will occur daily throughout the month of October. Each station is required to devote at least one activity to helping the homeless. Homelessness has been on the rise over the past decade and some estimate the population to be as many as 2.5 million. About 42 percent of the homeless population is African-American and nearly 40 percent of them are children under the age of 18.  Other station initiatives will include activities, such as, live broadcasts from local food banks, coat drives, health expos and charity walks, just to name a few. In addition to volunteering, each station will feature charitable organizations, on-air, to highlight their community involvement.

This is not only a call to action for Radio One employees, but also for the listeners within each local community. Community members are invited to "give back" by volunteering at the station events. They will also have the opportunity to showcase their own individual experiences by submitting their stories to BlackPlanet.com, a website owned by Radio One.           
Local markets are putting the final touches on their plans for "Celebrating 30 Years with 30 Days of Giving." Markets will be announcing their activities in the coming weeks. The participating Radio One Stations include:
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Radio One, Inc. (http://www.radio-one.com/) is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning 52 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. As a part of its core broadcasting business, Radio One operates syndicated programming including the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, CoCo Brother Live, CoCo Brother's "Spirit" program, Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Empowering Moments", the Reverend Al Sharpton Show, and the Warren Ballentine Show. The Company also owns a controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (http://www.blackamericaweb.com/), owner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and other businesses associated with Tom Joyner. Beyond its core radio broadcasting business, Radio One owns Interactive One (http://www.interactiveone.com/), an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment, which operates a number of branded sites, including News One, UrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful, Community Connect Inc. (http://www.communityconnect.com/), an online social networking company, which operates a number of branded websites, including BlackPlanet, MiGente, and Asian Avenue and an interest in TV One, LLC (http://www.tvoneonline.com/), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.
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