ATLANTA, Nov. 7,
2011, 11:50 a.m.
- Sirius XM Radio's Joe Madison topped
Talkers annual list of the 10 top black radio talk show
hosts in America.
"This award means the most because it comes from
the people," Madison said.
Madison beat Atlanta's Derrick Boazman, of CBS
by more than 30 votes, according to the
black talk media covering
In the closest year of voting ever, there were two
ties. There were ties between Helen Blocker-Adams and Michael
McFadden and Warren Ballentine and Bev Smith, who just lost her show
a few weeks ago but was included in the voting. The ties were broken based on who
has appeared on the list before.
This was also the first year that
BlogTalkRadio hosts were included.
Below are the 2011 Black Talkers "Talented 10"
Joe Madison - Sirius XM Satellite Radio/WOL-AM -
17.3% (79 votes)
Boazman - WAOK-AM - 9.6% (44
- GCN/ Sirius XM Satellite Radio - 9.0% (41 votes)
- There's Always Hope Radio - 6.1% (28 votes)
Michael McFadden -
- 6.1% (28
Lincoln Ware - WDBZ-AM - 5.9% (27 votes)
Warren Ballentine - Syndication
One/ Sirius XM Satellite Radio - 5.0% (23 votes)
Bev Smith - No Longer Syndicated/AURN
- 5.0% (23 votes)
Al Sharpton - Syndication One/ Sirius XM
Satellite Radio - 3.9% (18 votes)
(See entire PDF for voting
all votes by clicking here) (See
last year's list) (See
the 2009 list)