Station Manager Tony Benton on Learning Matters: a Bridge to Practice
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Learning Matters series on convening methodologies for holding space for hope, healing and restoration.
Today we have with us Tony Benton discussing the celebration of Black History and transforming the media landscape by amplifying diverse narratives.
Tony Benton is a founder and Station Manager of Rainier Avenue Radio, super-serving and amplifying the diverse narratives and voices of Southeast Seattle’s communities.
Be sure to check Black History Month programing on Rainier Avenue Radio: https://www.rainieravenueradio.world
Tony B. has been heard over the airwaves on several different radio stations in the Seattle-Tacoma region. Whether he was hosting community affairs shows, like KUBE 93’s “StreetBeat,” or covering sports topics on SportsRadio KJR AM’s “Get in the Game,” Tony’s shows are known for being open, honest and thought-provoking.
After graduating from Seattle’s Franklin High School, Tony attended the University of Washington, with a major in communications. He has received several awards for his contributions to music, youth and community organizations, in addition to serving on boards of organizations such as Thrive by Five Washington, Seattle Public High Schools Radio/TV Advisory Committee, the Northwest chapter of NARAS, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Crosscut.com, and SouthEast Effective Development (SEED).
As the Founder and CEO of MUSICA Entertainment, LLC, Tony produces the King County Executive's Awards for Excellence in Hip Hop, an annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday festival showcasing the Northwest’s emerging hip hop scene. He is also creator of the Call to Conscience Black History Month Essay Writing Challenge, the Call to Conscience Black History Month Celebrations and the Dr. King Digital Media Challenge. Tony B was honored and presented with the "2009 Spirit Award" by the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. The Urban League referred to Tony as the "Voice and Consciousness of the Community."
Be sure to check Black History Month Programing on Rainier Avenue Radio: https://www.rainieravenueradio.world