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Las Vegas Urban Chamber Installs New Board Members

The Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce held the 2014 State of The Chamber and Board Installation Luncheon this past Friday, Jan. 31st at the Gold Coast. Recently hired new Urban Chamber President Mr. Ken Evans gave an upbeat assessment of the state of the Chamber. Ms. Jerrie Merritt was installed as the new board chair for 2014, while Mr. Shaundell Newsome will preside as vice chair. Ms. Jackie Ingram is the new treasurer and [ ... ]

Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating Ray Charles

Featuring Take 6, Nnenna Freelon, Clint Holmes, Kirk Whalum, Raelettes and the UNLV SINGERS And Orchestra conducted by Mr. David Loeb Frank Sinatra called him “the only true genius in show business.” Ray Charles transcended racism, faced cultural upheavals head on, and helped bring jazz, blues and soul to the rest of the world. In honor of Black History Month, an all-star cast of performers will celebrate Ray’s life, music and undeniable spirit. You’ll see ten-time Grammy® [ ... ]

Black History Notes – Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. [ ... ]

Las Vegas To Dallas

Southwest adding nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Dallas Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Dallas in the fall when an antiquated law restricting flights at Love Field ends. The Dallas-based airline today announced 15 cities that will get new flights when the federal Wright Amendment expires. Las Vegas had been speculated as one of the likely destinations, but it became official Monday Feb.3, 2014. var hupso_services_t=new Array("Twitter","Facebook","Google Plus","Pinterest","Linkedin","Tumblr","StumbleUpon","Digg","Reddit","Bebo","Delicious","Email","Print");var hupso_background_t="#EAF4FF";var hupso_border_t="#66CCFF";var hupso_toolbar_size_t="medium";var hupso_twitter_via = [ ... ]

11th Annual Black History Celebration & Gospel Fest

The City of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism Department is proud to team with KCEP Power 88.1 radio in presenting the 11th Annual Gospel Fest 2014.  Enjoy the sounds of all forms of gospel music. Friday, February 28, 2014 Doors Open: Friday – 6pm  Henderson Convention Center 200 Water Street Complimentary Admission var hupso_services_t=new Array("Twitter","Facebook","Google Plus","Pinterest","Linkedin","Tumblr","StumbleUpon","Digg","Reddit","Bebo","Delicious","Email","Print");var hupso_background_t="#EAF4FF";var hupso_border_t="#66CCFF";var hupso_toolbar_size_t="medium";var hupso_twitter_via = "power88_lv";var hupso_image_folder_url = "";var hupso_twitter_via="power88_lv";var hupso_url_t="http://kcep.power88lv.com/11th-annual-black-history-celebration-gospel-fest/";var hupso_title_t="11th Annual Black History Celebration & Gospel Fest";

Black History Note Spotlight – Joseph Cinque

Joseph Cinque was born the son of a Mendi village leader in the village of Mani in West Africa. He was trained to assume his father’s leadership role from childhood, learning the Mendi way of life and laws of the Mendi people. But Cinque was never to lead his people. Cinque ‘s fate took a different path when he was taken captive by African tribesmen of the Ley people, due to impatience of a creditor for [ ... ]

Black Men: A Legacy of Achievement

KCEP-FM along with SI presents positive success stories of men who have made a difference. This program helps to dispel many negative media images about the black male. Men such as Muhammad Ali, Guy Bluford, Berry Gordy, and more will be profiled. Black Men: A Legacy of Achievement is a shining example of men who have made it, despite the odds hosted by Isaiah Washington. Listen to KCEP 88.1 FM online, in your car, in your home [ ... ]

Why Wait

KCEP: A COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY KCEP continues to commit air time to other non-profit organizations so that our growing audience will be informed of local endeavors to improve our community. Last year KCEP dedicated over 200 hours to interviewing local non profits and public affairs programming with a distinctly local focus. Additionally, KCEP broadcasts 35 public service announcements every day. When you underwrite with KCEP, you are helping dozens of worthy non-profits get their message out. KCEP: [ ... ]

Black History Notes

African Americans have made tremendous contributions to America and to the world. In celebration of our rich ancestry, KCEP-FM and S I are proud to present Black History Notes hosted by Vanessa Williams. This exciting program is a sixty-second vignette series the profiles African Americans and events from yesterday and today. Tune into KCEP 88.1 FM everyday during Black History Month to celebrate the contributions and achievements of African Americans. Black History moments are presented by: [ ... ]

Nicole Ari Parker Joins Cafe Mocha on KCEP

Actress, Entrepreneur and Mom, Nicole Ari Parker is joining the nationally syndicated radio show Café Mocha as a Special Celebrity Correspondent. The film and television actress brings a unique perspective to Café Mocha, offering insights and opinions with hosts, comedienne/TV host Loni Love, rap legend MC Lyte and radio veteran Angelique Perrin. Parker, who is currently featured on NBC’s hit series “Revolution,” is best known for starring roles on TV shows like “Soul Food” and “Second Time Around” and in films like [ ... ]

Super Bowl XLVIII Watch Party

Disappointed you couldn’t score tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII? You can still catch the game on Sunday alongside fellow fans. Whether you’re screaming for the Seahawks or betting on the Broncos, Scoundrels Pub West is offering specials and hosting a fun party to enjoy the game no matter who takes home the trophy. Scoundrels Pub West, will celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII with special packages available for parties of 6-8 people, featuring a booths for groups and [ ... ]

2014 Community Resource Fair

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in conjunction with Nevada Black Police Association (NBPA) and Bolden Area Command presents 2014 Community Resource Fair for Southern Nevada. They invite you to come out and take advantage of a variety of services that are being offered: Mental Health – Social Services – Veteran Services – Car Insurance – Utilities Victim Advocates – Health Insurance – Health & Wellness – Counseling – Housing This event is taking place Saturday, February 8th [ ... ]

About Last Night – Movie Trailer

Listen to public radio KCEP for your chance to attend a SPECIAL movie screening for the upcoming film “About Last Night” starting Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, Christopher McDonald, Paula Patton and more. Storyline: New love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. var hupso_services_t=new Array("Twitter","Facebook","Google Plus","Pinterest","Linkedin","Tumblr","StumbleUpon","Digg","Reddit","Bebo","Delicious","Email","Print");var hupso_background_t="#EAF4FF";var hupso_border_t="#66CCFF";var hupso_toolbar_size_t="medium";var hupso_twitter_via = "power88_lv";var hupso_image_folder_url = "";var hupso_twitter_via="power88_lv";var hupso_url_t="http://kcep.power88lv.com/about-last-night-movie-trailer/";var [ ... ]

2014 State of the Union

Tune in January 28th at 6:00 p.m. on public radio KCEP-FM. It’s an NPR News Special live coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union Address. Join Robert Siegel for in-depth analysis and reaction from members of Congress. You’ll also hear the Republicans’ response to the President’s speech. That’s an NPR News Special President Obama’s State of the Union Address. Tune in January 28th at 6:00 p.m. on public radio KCEP-FM. var hupso_services_t=new Array("Twitter","Facebook","Google Plus","Pinterest","Linkedin","Tumblr","StumbleUpon","Digg","Reddit","Bebo","Delicious","Email","Print");var hupso_background_t="#EAF4FF";var hupso_border_t="#66CCFF";var [ ... ]

SNHD Quit Now

Southern Nevada Health District Interested in quitting smoking? Whether you prefer the support of a group setting, or calling from the comfort of your own home, there’s a program that’s right for you. Call one of these programs below to get started on the road to quitting for good. If you prefer quitting from the privacy of your own home… Nevada Tobacco Users Helpline: The Nevada Tobacco Users Helpline (Helpline), a division of the University Of Nevada School Of [ ... ]

Black Women: A Portrait of Dignity

KCEP-FM celebrates the contributions of African American women with a very popular program. Black Women: A Portrait of Dignity is an exciting vignette series that profiles black women from yesterday and today. This award-winning program presents fascination portraits of women like Lena Horne, Barbara Jordan, and more. These programs will run during February, Black History Month only on 88.1 KCEP (Power 88). Tune in online, in your car or download the KCEP android app from [ ... ]

Underwriting Opportunities Available

We look forward to sharing the exciting opportunities that are available to you and your business right down the street and right down the dial at 88.1 FM KCEP: AN AUDIO OASIS KCEP seeks to provide our community with alternative music programming not otherwise available. R&B, Jazz, Gospel, blues and reggae and community programming make KCEP’s programming the most eclectic and interesting in the valley (or just about anywhere else, for that matter). Public Radio KCEP’s Media Kit Please [ ... ]

KEEPING GOOD COMPANY

KCEP: KEEPING GOOD COMPANY Join with over 165 other businesses and organizations who have already learned that underwriting at KCEP is not only good for the community, but good for business, too. Last year 82% of our underwriters signed up for another year’s underwriting on KCEP. Your support ensures that KCEP continues to be a vital cultural resource in the Southern Nevada Valley. Call 702.648.0104 to get started with a program of underwriting that will help your business [ ... ]

Fantasia Barrino, After Midnight Contest

Don’t miss your chance to see Fantasia Barrino in the critically acclaimed musical, After Midnight. It’s Broadway’s hottest new musical and we would like to send you and a guest to NYC to see the show. For full details, enter to win at cafemocharadio.com http://ow.ly/i/4mD2w Enter now to win the following prizes  Two Tickets to After Midnight ( Feb 4, 2014) Transportation to New York City One night hotel stay Ground transportation Dinner with Cafe Mocha Radio & WBLS personality Meet & Greet [ ... ]

Brand Your Business…

UNDERWRITING ON KCEP 88.1 Of the 12,600 radio stations in the US only about 175 are community stations like KCEP. What’s so special about a community radio station? Most commercial stations (and sadly more and more “public” radio stations) are programmed at some central location often quite distant from the listening area they serve. The true local station has almost disappeared from the landscape of broadcasting and with it – local voices, local access, and a [ ... ]

King A Musical Tribute

Narrated by the late Brock Peters, this program features excerpts from Dr. King’s speeches, as well as interviews with friends and family members. The 3-hour special includes topics like affirmative action, an analysis of the civil rights movement, the new King Monument, MLK’s legacy, and much more. Tune in January 20th, 6am – 9am (PST) as KCEP-FM brings you King: A Musical Tribute in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was [ ... ]

Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada Teen 2014

Congratulations to Miss South Las Vegas USA Nia Sanchez and Miss Summerlin Teen USA Alexa Taylor were crowned Miss Nevada USA 2014 and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014. Miss Nevada USA 2013 Chelsea Caswell and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2013 Amanda Jenkins crowned their successors during the pageant held at the UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on Sunday, Jan. 12. As Miss Nevada USA 2014, 23-year-old Sanchez hopes to bring awareness to women’s and children’s [ ... ]