Show Schedule - WOL-AM 1450 AM & 95.9 FM

  • The Al Sharpton Show

    2:00am - 4:00am

    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.


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  • Paid Programming

    5:00am - 6:00am

  • The Carl Nelson Show

    6:00am - 10:00am

     The Carl Nelson Show *New Time* Mon-Fri 6-10am on WOL-AM 1450. (Launched: February 6th, 2012 in the nations capital.)

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    Source: Radio One Corp / Radio One

    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.

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  • Robert Gatewood, MBA

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    The Marketing Pulpit Show with Robert Gatewood, MBA
    The Marketing Pulpit Radio Show is the creation of marketing strategist, Robert Gatewood MBA.
    Besides hosting the show, Gatewood is also a business developer, web strategist, author of 2 books, technology consultant for the Small Business Administration, adjunct professor, public speaker, and president of Gatewood Marketing, Inc.
    The concept of the show sprang from Gatewood’s dismay with the high unemployment and business failures in the Black community.  According to Gatewood, “like in other communities, we should be able to hire our children, in our community, in our businesses.” He adds, “the best way to do that is by building successful businesses through effective, time-tested, marketing techniques.”
    Gatewood titled the show “Marketing Pulpit” to honor his father, a Baptist minister who passed away just as the show was being conceptualized. Even though Gatewood is not a minister himself, the show is advocated as a business-building, job-creating ministry.
    The Marketing Pulpit Show, which broadcasts each Friday at 10:30am EST, features a weekly Marketing Sermon by Gatewood, as well as news commentary on business, political and technology issues of the day.
    For more information about the show and the host, visit, or call 301-839-2836.

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  • The Lance Jay Radio Network

    Source: The Lance Jay Radio Network / Radio One Digital

    James Lewis III host of The Lance Jay Radio Network is an experienced veteran behind the microphone. Starting with a small sports & hip-hop podcast in 2015, James grew his audience organically and has hosted weekend shows on ESPN Radio in Philadelphia and NBC Sports Radio in Phoenix. During his ascent within the media realm, James was also advancing his healthcare executive career while serving as a Vice President within the Blue Cross Blue Shield system leading clinical verticals and nine-figure portfolios.

    In 2020, the Covid-19 Pandemic ended sports for 4 months. During this time, James pivoted towards national news/political topics and began to share his healthcare expertise launching The Lance Jay HealthCast. The new format was a podcast version of his radio show focused on Social Determinants of Health and Clinical Leadership. During the ensuing months, The Lance Jay Radio Network began to combine the pop culture and corporate sides of the platform perfecting the format. James has healthcare interviewed industry giants like John Gorman, Mark Fabiano & Hassan Rifaat in addition to the hip hop legends on the traditional radio show like Gillie Da Kid, Pete Rock and Clipse making him one of the most versatile hosts in the country

    In 2020, James left the executive chair at Blue Cross and launched Paragon 7ven Studios & Consulting Group which has the core competencies of influencing healthcare media while assisting managed care plans with their strategic approach to Medicare/Medicaid product lines. His experience spans over 15 years at various levels of responsibility for Quality, Clinical Operations, Wellness, Risk Adjustment and STAR Rating initiatives. “The” Lance Jay Radio Network’s flagship station is The Mighty 1470AM in Nashville, TN. In September of 2021, James forged a partnership with Urban One to air on WOL 1450AM & 95.9FM in the Washington D.C. market. With outstanding sponsors such as U.S. Hunger, Engagent Health, Insightin Health and Industrious Office, The Lance Jay Show is in full expansion mode and looking to move into other large media markets that are healthcare hubs.

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  • The Wealth Zone

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    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

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

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  • The Al Sharpton Show

    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    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.


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  • The Tavis Smiley Show

    4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Tavis Smiley


    Tune in to The Tavis Smiley Show on WOL News Talk, Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm. The Tavis Smiley Show will offer up insightful conversations with thought leaders, opinion makers, celebrities, authors and artists. Plus, socially conscious commentary that challenges listeners to re-examine the assumptions they hold, and expand their inventory of ideas. One of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People In The World,” Smiley has interviewed a veritable who’s who list of influencers, has penned multiple New York Times Bestselling books, and has already been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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