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Redding becomes first radio talk show host to offer ringtones


By Staff

March 28, 2010, 7 p.m. - Robert "Rob" Redding Jr. of Redding News Review appears to be the first syndicated talk radio show host to officially offer ringtones of his show.

"My voice guy, Theo Mason of Blazin Productions Creative, told me this weekend that he was playing one of his drops as a ringtone on his cell phone and said that the thought popped into his head to offer ringtones for all of our listeners, so we went for it," said Redding.

Redding, who is known as America's Independent Voice, says listeners can now download some of his most popular radio moments: "Where's my whip?", "Get off the plantation!" or "Making sure this is on!"

He said that fans can order ringtones at:

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Redding's three-hour independent news/talk radio program airs every Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday's. Redding's show is heard in all 50 states on XM 169 and terrestrial radio via the Genesis Communications Network. GCN airs the show on WURD-AM in Philadelphia; KTAE-AM in Waco, TX and Austin; WLMC-AM in Myrtle Beach and Charleston; WMEL-AM in Melbourne, Fla.; WIBB-AM in Macon, Ga.; WVNA-AM in Tuscumbia, Ala.; and throughout Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi on KMLB-AM.  

Redding says the ringtones are the perfect complement to his weekly podcast, which is downloaded by hundreds each week on his "Black Web Award"-winning Web site,

Redding has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio and the Fox News Channel, and has been quoted in some of the nation's top newspapers.

His radio program uses exclusive headlines taken from The site has been called a "clearinghouse for African American news" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper.

Author of "Hired Hatred: Why politicians, political parties and the political prejudices they tout are mutually exclusive from good government," Talkers magazine noted Redding's uniquely Independent views on government by listing him as one of the "100 Most Important Radio Talk Hosts In America."

Redding has been called one of the most "respected names in the media," by urban magazine Upscale, and "one of the most intellectual and intriguing radio talk show hosts since Tavis Smiley" by urban industry authority Radio Facts.

What's more, he won an ADDY in March 2009 and an Associated Press award for Internet news in June for his work.

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