If you tuned in to Mind and Soul 101.3 FM on December 11 to get your Morning Show fix, you might have noticed the voices of the “Three A-Grios,” Buddi3 Da Gawd, Michelle Troxclair and Paul B. Allen IV were not on. Other voices from the low-power station went silent as well, including 101.3 The Beat Show, Lives! with Stuart Chittenden, The Doug and Meeka Show, Omaha Ghost Radio, Funktropolis and JazzNite.
A representative of the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation board said in an email, “The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation currently does not have the capacity to continue all of the programs in their current state especially during the pandemic and therefore decided to pause all of our programs.” 101.3 Mind & Soul still offers automated, music-only shows.
However, The Morning Show team continues their mission of covering Omaha from a District 2 perspective, and has already hosted a soft launch of a new digital channel’s Facebook page, 1st Sky Omaha News. A 1st Sky Omaha digital radio channel, website, apps and Youtube channel are also slated to launch at 7 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2021. The 1st Sky team will continue engaging the community with The Morning Show and many of the aforementioned recorded shows and podcasts. They will be posting instructions and official announcements on Twitter @1stskyomaha.
Partnering with outlets such as Bayou Blue Radio, an established and popular station based out of France, 1st Sky Omaha content will be available not just locally, but worldwide.