Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with special guest Big Boi comes to the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport on Thursday, June 13th.

Tickets are on sale at www.livenation.com.

Keep listening to 94.3 WYBC to win tickets!

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Cedric The Entertainer at Mohegan Sun Arena

Cedric The Entertainer at Mohegan Sun Arena

Comedian Cedric The Entertainer is coming to Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com

Keep listening to 94.3 WYBC for chances to win tickets!

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Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago comes to Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport on July 30th.

Tickets are on sale at www.livenation.com

Listen to The Workforce every Friday in June for your chance to win tickets! It’s Earth, Wind & Fridays!

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Sisters’ Journey & WYBC Celebrate Survivors

Sisters’ Journey & WYBC Celebrate Survivors

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Sisters’ Journey Survivor of the Month – Dee Manuel Cloud

Read her story (thanks www.sistersjourney.org)

I was diagnosed with Stage II Ductal Carcinoma in 2005 at age 35. After enduring a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation, the cancer returned at age 38 in 2008. That time I had a unilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. Now 16 years in remission, when I’m asked about my breast cancer journey, diagnosis and treatment aren’t the parts of my cancer story that I focus on. Instead, I focus on the triumphs that happened once I was cancer-free because I believe that part of my story is the most powerful and inspirational.

After enduring cancer twice, I discovered the courage to embrace and overcome my fears, and I created a life that is even better than before breast cancer. Breast cancer gave me the courage to end an unhappy marriage and embrace my true identity. I gained the courage to start businesses and leave Corporate America.

I found the courage to authentically and unapologetically be myself and move past the fears of failure. So, while going through breast cancer twice was traumatic, the gifts left by cancer’s presence are what I focus on most.

However, despite coming to the other side of breast cancer triumphantly, there’s one thing I would change. I didn’t allow family and friends to support me because I didn’t want them to worry. I thought I needed to present myself as strong and capable of handling anything.

I was afraid to be vulnerable and ask for support, so I went to many treatment appointments alone.

In hindsight, I wouldn’t recommend this approach to any woman going through a cancer diagnosis and treatment. I would advise them to definitely take a family member or friend to appointments for emotional support and to take notes to ensure that you don’t miss anything your care team is saying.

My advice would be that it takes courage to be vulnerable and allow others to be there to support you. When we know better, we do better.

I now serve as a Breast Cancer Recovery Strategist, international speaker, and the owner and CEO of Intentional Living Academy. I also authored a bestselling book entitled “Beauty in the Breakdown.”

As a Breast Cancer Recovery Strategist, I help survivors overcome the fear, trauma, and suffering of breast cancer to create a life of peace, joy, and fulfillment so they can thrive and rebuild their lives even better than before. Understanding breast cancer survivors’ unique life experiences and goals enable me to help create an action plan that supports survivors in moving beyond breast cancer.

Support Sisters’ Journey by Shopping or Donating:

The New Sisters’ Journey 2024 Calendar is now available Click Here to Shop!

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New Haven Virtual Support Group Meeting:

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bridgeport Virtual Support Group Meeting:

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Contact: [email protected]

Or

Call: 203-288-3556

We’re on the web @ Sisters Journey Inc. 

For more information you may email [email protected] or call 203-288-3556.

Sisters’ Journey will keep communicating to all that early detection is the key to saving lives.

For more stories of hope visit www.sistersjourney.org

Janet Jackson with Nelly

Janet Jackson with Nelly

Janet Jackson “Together Again” Summer Tour 2024 with special guest Nelly comes to The XFINITY Theatre in Hartford on Saturday June 29th.

Tickets are on sale at www.livenation.com

Keep listening to 94.3 WYBC to win tickets!

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This Day in Black History: June

This Day in Black History: June

WYBC celebrates Black History EVERYDAY!

Facts from www.blackfacts.com

June 1

1973 – WGPR becomes the first television station owned by African Americans.

1947 – Glory Van Scott, dancer, theater professor and stage actress was born today in Chicago.

June 2

1939 – Songwriter Janie Bradford was born today in Charleston, South Carolina.

1971 – Vice admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr. became the first African American Admiral in the U.S. Navy on this date.

June 3

1949 – Wesley Brown became the first African American graduate of Annapolis Naval Academy.

1919 – Liberty Life Insurance Company, the first legal reserve company organized by Blacks in the North, incorporated the Supreme Court Ruling of Irene Morgan vs. Commonwealth of Virginia, which banned segregation in interstate bus travel.

June 4

1972 – Activist and author Angela Davis was acquitted of charges in San Jose, California on this date.

1991 – Baltimore Orioles manager Frank Robinson is named assistant general manager of the club, the third African American to become an assistant GM.

June 5

1987 – Dr. Mae Johnson became the first Black astronaut when she completed her training at NASA as a mission specialist on this date. Jemison became the first Black female in space in September of 1992 aboard the Space Shuttle.

1955 – Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded his doctorate from Boston University.

June 6

1934 – Civil Rights leader Roy Innis was born on this day.

1955 – Journalist E. R. Shipp was born on this day.

June 7

1917 – Prize winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born on this day.

1958 – Singer Prince was born on this day.

June 8

1977 – Rapper Kayne West was born on this day.

1953 – Discrimination in Washington D.C. restaurants was banned on this day.

June 9

1948 – Civil rights attorney Oliver Hill becomes the first African American to be elected City Council of Richmond, Virginia.

1989 – Congressman John Conyers announced a call for a reparations study.

June 10

1898 – Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winning actress, was born today.

1899 – Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was founded in Cincinnati.

June 11

1934 – R & B and doo wop singer Pookie Hudson was born today.

1963 – Two African American students, escorted by federalized National Guard troops, enrolled at the University of Alabama. This was despite the opposition of Gov. George Wallace.

June 12

1991 – Michael Jordan leads the Chicago Bulls in win over the L.A. Lakers in five games to capture his first NBA Championship.

1972 – The National Black MBA Association was incorporated today.

June 13

1967 – Thurgood Marshall, U.S. solicitor general was named to the Supreme Court by President Johnson.

1937 – Eleanor Holmes was born in Washington D.C. Holmes was a graduate of Yale University’s School of Law, and became the chairperson of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, as well as a Georgetown University law professor before she was elected as a non-voting delegate to Congress representing to the District of Columbia.

June 14

1941 – Rhodes scholar and writer John Edgar was born on this day.

1927 – George Washington Carver received a patent for producing paints and stains on this day.

June 15

1877 – Henry O. Flipper received his degree at West Point, and became the first African American graduate.

1921 – Bessie Coleman received her pilot license on this day.

June 16

2002 – Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open Golf Tournament.

1975 – Adam Wade hosts the Nationally televised game show Musical Chairs. He is the first African American game show host.

June 17

1980 – Tennis star Venus Williams was born on this day.

1862 – Congress authorized President Lincoln to accept African Americans in the Union Army.

June 18

1968 – The Supreme Court banned racial discrimination in sale and rental housing.

1942 – The U.S. Navy commissioned its first African American officer, Harvard Medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson.

June 19

1948 – Actress Phylicia Rashad was born today. She’s best known for her work on the television series, The Cosby Show, but she later became the first African American woman to win a Tony Award for best actress.

June 20

1960 – Harry Belafonte wins an Emmy for his variety special Tonight With Harry Belafonte – the first Emmy to be awarded to an African American.

1911 – NAACP was incorporated in New York.

June 21

1859 – Henry Ossawa Tanner was born today.

1945 – Col.B.O. Jr. was named the commander of Godsman Field in Kentucky and became the first African American to head an Army Air Force in the United States.

June 22

1868 – Congress readmitted the state of Arkansas on the condition that it would never change its constitution to disenfranchise African Americans.

1909 – Katherine Dunham was born on this day.

June 23

1940 – Wilma Rudolph was born today.

1904 – Gospel singer Willie Mae Ford Smith was born today.

June 24

1972 – The rules committee of the Democratic National Convention approved the nomination of Yvonne Brathwaite Burke as co-chairperson of the convention.

1884 – Former Mississippi Congressman John Lynch was elected temporary chairman of the Republican convention and became the first African American to preside over deliberations of a national party.

June 25

1968 – Lincoln Alexander becomes the first African American of the Canadian Parliament.

1945 – Carolyn Cheeks was born today in Detroit, Michigan.

June 26

1934 – W.E.B Du Bois resigned from his position at the NAACP in a disagreement over policy and racial strategy.

1974 – Yankees baseball star Derek Jeter was born today.

1967 – Martin Luther King was denied freedom of speech when he came to a Chicago church.

June 27

1939 – Frederick Jones invented the ticket dispensing machine.

1872 – Poet and author Paul Laurence Dunbar was born today.

June 28

1970 – Muhammad Ali stood before the Supreme Court in regards to his refusal of induction into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

1964 – Organization for Afro-American Unity was founded in New York by Malcom X.

June 29

1970 – NAACP chairman Stephen Gill Spottswood told the NAACP convention that the Nixon administration was “anti-Negro” and was pressing “a calculated policy” inimical to the “needs and aspirations of the large majority” of citizens.

1863 – William Henry Hunt was born today.

June 30

1951 – NAACP attached issues concerning segregation and discrimination at elementary and high school levels.

1978 – Larry Doby became manager of the Chicago White Sox baseball team.

Facts from www.blackfacts.com

WYBC Lunch Club with D’Amato’s Seafood: May 2024

WYBC Lunch Club with D’Amato’s Seafood: May 2024

Tiffany from New Haven is the 94.3 WYBC Virtual Lunch Club winner for the month of May 2024! Tiffany and her co-worker enjoyed a delicious lunch with Wanda Coppage at D’Amatos Seafood on Whalley Avenue in New Haven!

Want to have lunch with Wanda? Go to our WYBC Contest Page and enter to win!

94.3 WYBC Surfside Hotel Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth

94.3 WYBC Surfside Hotel Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth

The 94.3 WYBC Surfside Hotel Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth is happening Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 all over Long Island Sound.

The heaviest catch wins $25,000 but there are other chances to win cash and prizes totaling $40,000!

$25,000 Grand Prize for the heaviest Bluefish caught, plus over another $15,000 in cash prizes for runners up and various port winners, including a prize for Under 18 contestants, $1,000 to the heaviest Bluefish caught by a contestant under 18 years old, powered by Bridgeport Harbor Marina.

Once you’re registered, catch the heaviest bluefish in Long Island Sound to take home the cash!

Register online below

The fishing tournament is open to all and kids are encouraged to fish as well!

Go to BluefishTournament.com for a list of official bait & tackle weigh-in stations and more information. Registration in bait & tackle shops will open soon.

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WYBC Dad of the Year Award

WYBC Dad of the Year Award

With Father’s Day just around the corner, 94.3 WYBC is looking for the next “Dad of the Year!”

Does your dad (or a dad you know) go above-and-beyond, works hard and makes sacrifices for his children? If so, nominate them to win our fourth annual “Dad of the Year” Award!

One deserving dad will receive a framed certificate, a $100 Gift Card to Ricky D’s Rib Shack, a $75 Gift Card to Rings End and gift cards to Sports Center of Connecticut in Shelton!

Send your nomination to [email protected]

Please include

  • Your Full Name
  • Dad’s Full Name and the town he lives in
  • Your Phone Number
  • Why you are nominating dad to win this award
  • Photo of Dad

The last day to send your nomination is Thursday June 13th.

The winning dad will be announced on Friday June 14th during DeDe In The Morning.

Good Luck!

Special thanks to

Past Winners

2023 – Chaz Carmon

2022 – Donny Williams

2021 – Michael Peterson