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Before You Go with Nicole Franklin & Bryant Monteith

Before You Go with Nicole Franklin & Bryant Monteilh

Saturday 6AM
From Queen Latifah’s former piano teacher to a baseball star who skipped the Negro Leagues and made history with NASA, empowering stories from 100-year-old guests that are both entertaining and revealing. Join hosts Nicole Franklin and Bryant Monteilh for first-person accounts to history.

Urban Family Focus with Jerrold Smith

Urban Family Focus with Jerrold Smith

Saturday 7AM
A spiritual and scientific evidence-based talk show focusing on issues that affect our community that are not always openly and honestly discussed amongst urban families hosted by Jerrold Smith.

Black Lives Matter Show

BLM’s This Is Not A Drill

Saturday 8AM
“There is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” Black Lives Matter Los Angeles will anchor the weekends on KBLA Talk 1580, hosting its own weekly show to bring vital resources and information to the beloved community. The whole world has heard the loud clamor of their unparalleled public outcry for social justice. Now, listeners can tune in weekly for updates and marching orders.

Areva Martin Out Loud

Areva Martin Out Loud

Saturday 10AM
Hosted by civil rights attorney, author and legal analyst, Areva Martin Out Loud delivers bold ideas, unfiltered opinions, and debate that inspires actions. Areva brings together the people and perspectives that matter in the moment; thought leaders, thinkers, disruptors and change-makers on issues of race, justice, gender, identity, disability and other pressing issues of the day.

Legal Lens with Angela Reddock-Wright

Legal Lens with Angela Reddock-Wright

Saturday 11AM
Hosted by attorney and mediator Angela Reddock-Wright, this weekly show features some of the nation’s top attorneys, legislators, policy and changemakers. Angela moderates a dialogue of hot-button political, economic, social, and cultural issues seen through a legal lens that can help fellow citizens better understand what’s at stake and how best to use their agency.

Cassie Betts

Talk Tech To Me with Cassie Betts

Saturday 12N
Tech is the new Black! Keep your Birkin Bags, we prefer NFTs these days! Meet Cassie Betts, the iconic woman turning South Central LA into a tech mecca, by any means necessary. From offering free tech education to solidifying a place for the disinvested in the new meta world, Cassie Betts is helping to reinvent South LA and beyond. “Talk Tech To Me” focuses on conversations with the leaders making breakthroughs in the technology ecosystem we live by daily, spotlighting the very men and women making the future of tech brighter and Blacker.  

The Back Story with Mischa Duffie

The Back Story with Mischa Duffie

Saturday 1PM
Every story has a story…a back story. Why this book with this title? Why this movie with these characters? Why this song with these lyrics? What about this topic commanded an op-ed? The Back Story explores the creative reckoning of writers and celebrates the power of words and those who write them while elevating how stories cultivate connection and purpose.

Café Mocha

Café Mocha

Saturday 2PM
Hosts YoYo, Loni Love and Angelique Perrin bring their own distinct points of view on contemporary issues, along with social commentary, celebrity interviews and inspirational self-help advice.

The Sweet Spot with Angelique Francis

Living in the Sweet Spot with Angelique Francis

Saturday 3PM
True stories from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Stories of thriving, surviving and growing. From heartbreaks and failures to triumphs and leaps of faith, authentic stories told by unapologetically bold overcomers.


KBLA’s Lyric Lounge with Tosha, Teal and Ural

Saturday 4PM
Music makes the world go round, and we all love song lyrics. Each week Tosha, Teal and Ural dissect and debate the lyrics of the songs on the soundtrack of our lives. From R&B to Reggae, Hip-Hop to Jazz, Gospel to Country, Blues to Rock, Soul to Folk, they love lyrics and breaking them down.

Jeshana Johnson

Let’s Get Intimate with Dr. Jeshana Johnson

Saturday 5PM
What will be the long-term effects, big or small, on love and relationships once we transcend this season of social disruption? Will our relationships survive this pandemic and an uncertain future? One thing is certain: when couples engage in meaningful and healthy relationships and have healthy sex, they raise healthy children, which creates healthy families and communities. Dr. Johnson is on a mission to help us heal our relationships. #SexLivesMatter

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds with Martin and Bobby

Saturday 7PM
Out of Bounds with Martin and Bobby gives unique perspective to the world of sports. Martin’s youthful exuberance paired with Bobby’s wisdom and experience provide a “New School vs. Old School” approach. From basketball to boxing, the guys go in-depth on the biggest sports news of the week with energy, humor, and insight.

The Jay King Show

The Jay King Show

Saturday 8PM
Jay King is the founder of the iconic music group “Club Nouveau” and President/CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce. Join Jay as he embarks each week on an intellectual journey that broadens the conversation. If you love America like Jay does, you’re going to enjoy the ride. Unafraid to speak truth to power – and to the powerless – Jay talks candidly about the issues of financial literacy, wealth building, economic empowerment, race, equity, diversity, inclusion and a whole lot more. It’s like a master class each weekend moderated by one of the most successful Black entrepreneurs in California.

The Best of KBLA

The Best of KBLA

Saturday 9PM
From politics to pop culture, struggles for justice to social movements, entertainment news to cultural commentary, influencer interviews to relationships and sex talk! PLUS…art, lifestyle, science and business….We’ve Got A Lot To Talk About!

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🗣 #BlackAugust conversation continues on This Is Not a Drill!
Our own Sister Dr. Melina Abdullah in conversation with freedom fighter Lumumba Bandele of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement about how the people freed former political prisoner #SundiataAcoli and why we must fight to #FreeEmAll.
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Tavis Smiley. A Conversation with Councilmembers.

A motion was filed in LA City Council by Harris-Dawson and Price regarding the legality of withholding salary payments to Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas in the wake of his suspension by the LA City Council pending the resolution of litigation brought against him by federal authorities. The motion calls for the City Attorney to report back to the Council in 10 days on the legality of City Controller Ron Galperin’s decision to withhold Ridley-Thomas’s salary.

Both Councilmembers will join Tavis Smiley on Monday for an in-depth discussion to unpack the details.

LA City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson.
LA City Councilmember Curren Price.
LIVE on Tavis Smiley.
This coming Monday at 9amPST.
On KBLA Talk 1580.

We’ve got a lot to talk about. ✊🏽