Saturday, February 26, 2011

Second District Representative Bro. Kenneth Rodgers Talks About Omega's Role in Black History on New York City Radio

WBLS-FM is one of the largest African American/Urban stations in all of New York City and, by extension, in the entire country. It has been on the air for more than 50 years and features an adult urban format playing all the top soul and R&B music from today's artists. It's the station that many of New York's African American population listens to while driving to and from work every day.
Bro. Rodgers at recent speech 

On Friday however, WBLS had a different voice coming through the speakers -- that of Second District Representative (and Gamma Pi's own) Bro. Kenneth Rodgers, who was featured in a Black History Month segment on Omega Psi Phi's Bro. Dr. Charles Drew as a Black History Month figure. The piece will run over the next few days as Black History Month comes to a close.

Bro. Rodgers pre-recorded the brief segment earlier with the station via telephone. The spot started airing throughout the day.

In selecting Bro. Dr. Charles Drew as his subject, Bro. Rodgers was able to pay homage to both Dr. Drew's historic contributions in medicine and the Fraternity's annual blood drive named after Dr. Drew as an example of Omega Psi Phi's uplift of America's Black communities through the years.

"I don't think there is any question that when you look at Black History and the contributions of great Black Americans to our society, you will find that numerous Omega men have been front and center,"said Bro. Rodgers. "Bro. Dr. Charles Drew was just one of the many history-changing Black Americans that our great Fraternity can lay claim to. I was honored to have the opportunity to remind people of his role in history as we approach our Centennial as a Fraternity."

Click here to listen to the Black History Month vignette by Brother DR Rodgers.

Click here to send him a shout out for getting a great message out about Omega Psi Phi's contributions during Black History Month. 

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