“I am excited to announce that ‘The People’s Champ’ is coming back to ‘The People’s Station,’ V-103. I am ready to work hard to inspire and entertain Atlanta and beyond and can’t wait to connect with my audience every afternoon.” These are the words of Mr. Kenny Burns. If you haven’t heard about one of the coolest guys on the planet, who’s skilled at creating captivating informational content, let me introduce you to Kenny Burns.
The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Black Lives Matter unrest has shifted so much in the world, including the social media paradigm. We’ve all been on lockdown, and overnight we were all bombarded with constant digital content. One notable shift in the midst of all the constant content on Instagram began in mid-March, with Kenny Burns’s self-proclaimed “Informational-IST.” Burns has been on the scene for more than 20 years. Most recently he made headlines after the backlash he received for calling P. Diddy out for being irresponsible, regarding comments Combs made on Naomi Campbell’s podcast about “Holding the Black Vote Hostage…”
Not one to fold…but continuing to breeze through as a change agent, while curating culture, The Kenny Burns Showemerged ushering in a refreshing stream of one-on-one interviews with talent, encompassing entertainers, musicians, politicians, social activists, and business owners. The timing could not have been better. The purposeful shift paid off. Soon, our time lines were invited into the KB Brand. Live guests included Kevin Hart, Chloe and Halle, Tamika Mallory, Lena Waithe, Killer Mike, H.E.R., and Miguel.
TKBS gives the audience thoughtfully curated interviews, while taking us back down memory lane with his melodic music sets and humor. His genuine connection with guests and the audience is effortless. Weekly, the audience gets a front row seat to taste makers, such as the late Andre Harrell. During the interview, Harrell took us on a journey through hip-hop culture and its global impact and the essence of Black Excellence as a lifestyle. In addition, Jamie Foxx’s humorous storytelling took us down memory lane with the milestones of his career.
The Kenny Burns Show is the pop culture destination where super heroes get their flowers and have the opportunity to be human! While the show addresses interest and importance to their respective industries, the show also gets spiritual, political, metaphysical and ratchet on occasion. As the daily conversations with dozens of talents continued, the following increased. TKBS’s interviews revealed some interesting trends: viewers enjoyed the content and fun facts about their favorite celebs, all with the backdrop music that set the stage and the infamous “Bobble Heads.”
The best advocates for brands are the people who are already show the love on social media. With that the “The Kenny Burns Show” will continue the conversations on Atlanta’s #1 Station for Hip-Hop and R&B, V-103. Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content, today announced a new weekday programming lineup for The People’s Station V-103 (WVEE-FM), the ATL’s No. 1 for hip-hop and R&B. The station welcomes on-air personality Kenny Burns as afternoon show host. “The Kenny Burns Show” will be heard weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday August 17.
“During his time with us at V-103, I have seen Big Tigger take over Atlanta as a premier talent and generous community activist who is connected to the people. “Just as important, we see Kenny Burns bringing his added years of experience, industry work, and current show success to the station and we’re excited to welcome him back.” said Rick Caffey, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Atlanta.
Kenny Burns is an entrepreneur, producer, and author with over 20 years of experience across the entertainment, music, fashion, radio, television, and marketing industries. The move marks Burns’s second stint with V-103, as he previously served as an on-air host from 2011 to 2013. Early in his career, he worked with the likes of songstress Monica, Jay-Z, and his first music concept, Dream. As an executive, he continued to achieve platinum success with Mariah Carey’s Monarch Music, signing international music superstar Akon, discovering fellow Washingtonian hip-hop artist Wale, and becoming Vice President of the iconic hip-hop music label Roc-A-Fella Records.
Through years of building genuine relationships across industries, creating powerful influence for brands, tastemakers, and celebrities alike, Kenny Burns’s ability to inspire, create, and execute are undeniable. A driven businessman, determined to rise to every occasion through his hard work and dedication, Kenny Burns has and will continue to prove that what you dream you can achieve. #TheDreamIsReal