T. Willard Fair, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Miami


Staff Report

MIAMI –The Word (1080AM) began airing ‘Black Talk – We Rise’ yesterday, June 28 from 78 p.m. The hour-long show will continue to air weekly every Wednesday. Fair said it will focus on “a no holds barred conversation about current issues of importance to people of color and “what they must do to resolve them.” The format will be call-ins with occasional guests.

The new show will be hosted by T. Willard Fair, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Miami (ULGM) and brought to you Bendall Insurance Group.

Fair, who has spent his life working to improve the living and working conditions of South Florida’s Black community, has hosted both radio and television programs; met with Presidents of the United States of America; authored opinion articles in major print media, most recently USA Today; and received over 300 citations and awards in recognition of his services to South Florida.

His honors include: The Metropolitan Dade County Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. 2017 Man of the Year Award; the 2017 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce M. Athalie Range Miami Pioneer for Progress Award; the 2016 Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust Change-Maker Award; and the 2015 United Way of Miami-Dade Essie Silva Community Builder Award.

1080AM The Word is a 50,000 watt station serving Broward & Miami/Dade counties and is South Florida’s largest Christian Teaching/Gospel Music station with national ministers Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Tony Evans, Everyday Praise hosted by Darin Woods and Caribbean Saturdays.

For more information about the upcoming show, contact Jennifer Smith at 786-871-2421 or email jennifer.smith@salemmiami.com.