Los Angeles's KBLA Has A New Voice on Its Radio Airways



Only when God and the universe conspire together on your behalf do you receive an opportunity that aligns so strategically with your life's calling that you are left completely mesmerized.

On August 9, 2021, I interviewed the legendary broadcast journalist, Tavis Smiley about his new radio station. Six weeks later, I received a call from Mr. Smiley saying, in part, "I'd like to offer you your own show where you interview writers about writing." My initial thought as I reflected on my long standing love affair with words and books and stories: 
Are you serious, God? My next thought:  Okay. Though intimidating, this makes so much sense.

After coming to myself, there was no question in my mind that all I had done over the last 17 years in the writing, interviewing space was responsible for God placing this blessing in my hand. Having been faithful over smaller platforms, it was easy to see how God could believe I was ready and able to step onto this larger platform.  

I am therefore beyond excited to celebrate current writers - book writers, screenplay writers, songwriters, blog writers, op-ed writers - and the person behind the pen while also encouraging aspiring writers.  

LOS ANGELES – After three months on the air, Tavis Smiley and Smiley Audio Media, Inc. are excited to announce the expanded weekend line up of KBLA Talk 1580. Familiar voices and shows joining the KBLA family include “Café Mocha,” hosted by Los Angeles hip hop icon YoYo, comedienne and talk show host Loni Love and voice actress Angelique Perrin as well as civil rights attorney Areva Martin with her new show, “Areva Martin Out Loud.” The new roster of weekend shows joins the Black Lives Matter (BLM) radio show, “This Is Not A Drill,” hosted by BLM/LA co-founder Dr. Melina Abdullah, which has been a mainstay since the launch of the station. READ MORE 


KBLA Talk 1580 makes history as the first talk radio station with an abundance of amazing Black women hosting their own shows.


Mischa's KBLA Guests

I can't even begin to explain the joy that fills my soul from curating meaningful conversations with beautiful people. Listening, probing, exploring perspectives, asking questions that walk us through the hallways of one's back story is beyond gratifying. Meet those I've had the pleasure of being in conversation with by clicking on their photo.

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Leanetta Jessie
Juvenile Justice Advocate
Wanda Bynum Duckett
Former Pastor & Poet
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Imani Kallid
Author of There Was Violence
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Michaela Pereira
Good Day LA Morning Host
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Anthony Sparks
Writer, Producer and   Showrunner of Queen Sugar, Seasons 1-6
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Tiauna Jackson
Founder of The Jackson Agency
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Lynne Durbin
Retired Attorney turned Political Activist
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Shanarra Owens
Owner of The Peekabook
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Viyae McWhite
Founder of Pursuing My Story Mentoring Group
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Tim Todd
Author of The Moral & Social Force
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Dr. William A. Spann
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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Kiki Finley
CEO of Point Blank
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Tracey Lewis-Giggetts
Author of Black Joy
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Elizabeth Lopez
Co-Author of Dating Your Character
Devorah Rubenstein
Co-Author of Dating Your Character
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Marilyn Atlas
Co-Author of Dating Your Character
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Lynne Twist
Author of The Soul of Money
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Jason & Tia Owens
Teacher & Social Worker
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Robert Murphy
CEO of Comprehensive Discipline Solutions
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Lorraine Adams
Pulitzer Prize Writer
Patrice Marshall McKenzie
Social Justice Advocate
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Malina Moye
World Famous Guitarist
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Michael Phillips
Author of Wrong Lanes Have Right Turns
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Sherlonda Hamilton
Founder of Pretty Lady Mobile Hair Salon
Tavis Smiley
Owner of KBLA 1580
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Letitia Clark
Author of Mommy is the Mayor
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Tracy Grant
Co-Creator of LACE
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Katrina Nelson
Co-Creator of LACE
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Lavar Jacobs
CEO of Not Just October
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Karen Jackson
CEO of Sisters Network Inc.
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John Brothers
President of T Rowe Price Foundation
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Jennifer Vassel
Author of I Am Unique
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Jason Mott
Winner of 2021 Book Award for Fiction
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J. E. Green
Author of I Am Love
Wyllisa Bennett
CEO of WRB Public Relations Firm
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Bridgett Holden
Founder of She Bridges PR
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Zeus Benitez
Actor in Baby Girl
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Actor in Baby Girl
Don B. Welch
CEO of Don B. Welch Productions
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Cheryl Williamson
Author of Soul Reborn
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Jon Gordon
Author of The Energy Bus
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Anne-Lyse Wealth
Author of Dream of Legacy
Dr. Roger Davis
President of Community College of Beaver County
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Ellie Diop
Money and Branding Coach
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Cheryl Grace
CEO of Powerful Penny
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Sarah Harris
CEO of Suite Life SoCal Magazine

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