Rashad Richey Named Best Talk Radio Personality in Atlanta by Readers of the Atlanta-Journal ConstitutionRashad Richey of News & Talk 1380 WAOK swept the poll with 44 percent of the final vote. Thank you to every fan who wrote in to make sure he was included. Richey spoke to the AJC this September for an interview covering his new podcast, politics and his background as a professor and writer. “My days are packed but I thoroughly enjoy being a broadcaster, writer and professor in equal parts,” he told the AJC.
His show “Real Talk with Rashad Richey” reaches more than three million listeners daily and is based out of Atlanta on WAOK. Rolling Out sat down with Richey to talk about his show, the recent Garner and Brown grand jury decisions and a host of other issues. You are called the realest man in talk radio. Tell our readers how you began your activism.
My activism began on the streets of Atlanta as a gang banger. During that time I learned to be an activist — but for an unworthy cause. After my “God” experience, I made better life decisions and later got involved in politics as a strategist. I saw how true political change could spark genuine progress in our community.Read more