Show Schedules | WOL-AM 1450 AM & 95.9 FM

  • 5:00am - 6:00am

    Best Of Carl Nelson

  • 8:00am - 10:00am

    Warren Ballentine

    Warren Ballentine

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    Warren Ballentine has galvanized millions of people to not just complain, but to take action to solve problems. Ballentine’s series, The Warren Ballentine Show, is syndicated in 10 markets, and is one of the highest-rated urban talk shows in the nation. The show has been making headlines and pushing the envelope since Ballentine hit the airwaves.  

    He continues to engage his listeners while discussing, analyzing and dissecting ideas and issues targeted to not just the African-American audience, but that impact the nation. Warren is a prolific radio personality and motivational speaker who brings a diverse skill set to talk radio. The no holds barred talk show host, shoots straight from the hip and inspires his listeners, known as The Truthfighters, to create solutions and not focus on just the problems. Through economics and information.  

    Ballentine has championed and lead the call for the National Economic Blackout. He continues to shoot straight from the hip, during three hours of “thought radio” that engages, provokes and entertains listeners. Ballentine conducts and open and frank discussion each weekday around economics political and education, religion, relationships and anything else topical.  

    Ballentine has been deemed by the New York Times as one of the next BIG things in Black talk radio. He has been instrumental in driving political education nationwide and led the ONE voter’s registration campaign. Covering both the national Democratic and Republican convention. Ballentine’s show is a highly sought-after platform for political figures and key influencers.  

    Ballentine is currently an accredited motivational speaker, radio personality, and activist who uses his popularity to try to make a difference every single day. He has been featured in Jet and Ebony magazines, as well as Atlanta Business Journal and The New York Times, amongst other outlets.  

    The Warren Ballentine Show airs Monday through Friday from 10AM – 12pmET.  

  • 10:30am - 11:30am

    The Marketing Pulpit

    Robert Gatewood

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    The Marketing Pulpit Radio Show is the creation of Robert Gatewood MBA, who is a business developer, author, adjunct professor, and president of Gatewood Marketing, Inc.
    The show’s concept sprang from Gatewood’s frustration with chronic high unemployment and business failures in the community.  According to Gatewood, “through effective marketing, we can build sustainable businesses that can also put our people to work.”
    The show was named “Marketing Pulpit” to honor of Gatewood’s father, a Baptist minister, who passed away just as the show was being conceptualized. Even though Gatewood is not a minister, he considers the show a business-saving, job-creating ministry.
    Gatewood is joined each week by a talented team of co-hosts and guests who specialize in law, accounting, mental health, wellness, finance and other disciplines that impact business owners.
    For more information, visit, or call 301-839-2836.

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm

    TERP Thursdays: Tax Efficient Retirement Planning

    About The Show:

    TERP Thursdays: Tax Efficient Retirement Planning is brought to you by Harbour Pointe Wealth Management. TERP Thursdays is your headquarters for everything you need to know about tax, financial and estate planning.


  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    The Wealth Zone

    Raymond H. Starkes III

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    12 noon-1 pm est


    Raymond H. Starkes III

    Raymond Starkes, the host of “THE WEALTH ZONE”, has been a part of the RadioOne family for 25 years providing Stewardship in Wealth Building to individuals and business. Raymond Starkes, as an entrepreneur, is a Founder and Managing Partner of national companies in Finance, Real Estate, Mortgages, Real Estate Settlements, Real Estate Development, Hospitality, Business Personal Development, and Franchising. The main focus is wealth and legacy building and passing that legacy down through generations. Another focus is to discuss BLACK HISTORY for each week to show what our people have accomplished, and the important contributions made to this country. We have guests on the show weekly, from politics, finance, banking, planning, taxes, and opportunity identification discuss the impact of these issues on your personal and business goals. An African American business is showcased every week, so our listeners can use their products and services and keep our dollars and jobs in our communities. Come join us for Lunch/Brunch not just to listen also join the discussion 1.800.450.7876 and get Food for the Brain to start and maintain you Wealth and Legacy Building JOURNEY. NO ADVICE COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS

    For Commercial, Investment, Business, Residential, and Stewardship

    Contact us at 1.855.577.9100 or

    If it’s Friday it’s “THE WEALTH ZONE”

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    The Al Sharpton Show

    With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister and advocate, the Rev. Al Sharpton is one of America’s most-renowned civil rights leaders. Now “The Rev.”, as he is affectionately called by close friends and supporters, is bringing his powerful voice to radio and getting the answers to real questions with his entertaining new daily talk show the Al Sharpton Show.


  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    The Carl Nelson Show

     The Carl Nelson Show Launched Mon-Fri 4-7pm on WOL-AM 1450 February 6th, 2012 in the nations capital.

    Ground-breaking, Peabody Award-winning broadcast news journalist Carl Nelson, has interviewed Presidents, Prime Ministers, Heads of State, politicians, authors, celebrities, civic leaders and people from all walks of life over a four-decade career that has taken him from Nelson Mandela’s prison cell in South Africa, to the Rodney King Riots in Los Angeles, to his present career as host of Washington DC’s latest daily newsmaker radio program, The Carl Nelson Show, a 3-hour daily news program on Radio One’s flagship radio station WOL-1450 AM.

    Carl Nelson was the first reporter allowed to interview Nelson Mandela on the eve of his historic 1991 release from his South African prison and, as News Director for Stevie Wonder’s KJLH Radio, was the only news reporter allowed across police lines during the 1991 Rodney King riots. KJLH’s acclaimed coverage of this civic unrest garnered KJLH the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, an NAACP Image Award, a Golden Mike Award, the Los Angeles Press Club Award and several other industry-wide awards.

    Nelson began his broadcasting career in 1971 at WYNT Radio in New York City. In 1974, he was recruited by Inner City Broadcasting Company, owners of WLIB Radio and WBLS Radio. After stints at several radio stations in Los Angeles, Nelson was named News Director of Stevie Wonder’s KJLH Radio, a position he held for a quarter of a century (1980-2005). In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Nelson was deeply involved in Wonder’s Bid to make Dr. Martin Luther Kings’ birthday a national holiday, he was also led in the station’s critically-acclaimed coverage of local, regional and national politics, breaking news and national events, including coverage of all the US political conventions.

    Nelson has interviewed former US President Ronald Reagan, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, former South Africa Premiere Peter Botha, Zambia’s first

    President Kenneth Kaunda, Namibia’s Former President Sam Nujoma, current South African President Jacob Zuma, dozens of US political leaders including former US presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson, Senator Edward Kennedy, Representatives Maxine Waters, John Conyers and Diane Watson, Julian Bond, Andrew Young, TD Jakes, and Rev. Al Sharpton, among many others.

    Nelson’s celebrity interviews include: Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah, Michael Jackson, Prince, Sidney Poitier, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Redd Foxx, Luther Van Dross, Quincy Jones Berry Gordy, Magic Johnson, Muhammad Ali, O.J Simpson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar Richard Pryor and Nancy Wilson, to name but a few

    In 1996, The Black Radio Exclusive Magazine named Carl News Director of the Year. Nelson is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television News Directors Association and the Black Journalists Association. Formerly the co-owner of WSRF AM radio in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nelson sits on the President’s Advisory Board at St. Thomas University, Miami, FL.

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    AdVerse ReAction

    AdVerse ReAction

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    AdVerse ReAction

    Their voices have been heard in our nation’s capital and across the country. After numerous years working in media, three friends decided to create a show merging each of their unique talents and experiences. Throughout their respective careers, they’ve crossed paths in various capacities but never had the opportunity to share the same platform. In fall of 2018, Fate intervened and gifted these three friends perfect timing.

    United in their desire to voice the issues and concerns of those tired of cookie-cutter programming, Big Zo, Danella Sealock VanNiel and Aladdin form Adverse Reaction. With undeniable chemistry, Adverse Reaction offers news in an informative yet entertaining way. Rooted in their bond, the hosts hold each other accountable for being authentic at all costs. Listeners can trust that through their topics may be controversial their mission is to enlighten, uplift and entertain.