PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – For the third year in a row, CBS 3 and The CW Philly will highlight five creative ambassadors in Philadelphia in celebration of Black History Month. The television stations will air a series of vignettes hosted by Anchor Ukee Washington all month, each focusing on an honorees speaking about his or her profession and role in contributing to Black History. KYW Newsradio 1060 will also feature a series of reports by Cherri Gregg on the artists throughout February.
This year the stations will highlight: Vidal Davis, a GRAMMY Award-winning producer who has worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Usher and Justin Timberlake; GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Curt Chambers who is also currently on tour as Eminem’s lead guitarist; successful entrepreneur and owner of Ms. Tootsie’s Restaurant Bar Lounge Keven Parker; Designer Kristin Haskins Simms who is highlighted for her work on Project Runway and her personal line known as “Strangefruit,” and finally, DJ Diamond Kuts who was the first and only female mixer to have a slot on Philadelphia radio and has toured with Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.
The young artists featured are creative ambassadors for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s Philly 360°® program, a campaign designed to expand the region’s visitor base by attracting African-American travelers based on the region’s vast cultural offerings.
“We’re excited to showcase these wonderful ambassadors in Philadelphia on both of our television stations,” says CBS 3/CW Philly President and General Manager Jon Hitchcock, “so others can celebrate their accomplishments and take inspiration from their success.”
“Broadcasting these vignettes for the third year in a row is our way of not only commemorating Black History month, but recognizing the fortitude these individuals had to have to accomplish their dreams,” says Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for the CBS Radio Stations in Philadelphia.
CBS 3 and The CW Philly acknowledge the sponsors of its Black History celebration: ACE Public Adjusters, Community College of Philadelphia, the Harlem Globetrotters and PGW, as well as community partner GPTMC.
CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation. KYW Newsradio 1060 is owned and operated by CBS RADIO.