SIRIUSXM host and human rights activist JOE MADISON did a special broadcast of his show, JOE MADISON THE BLACK EAGLE, live today from CUBA in the first national American radio talk broadcast from the island country in more than 50 years. Aired earlier today at 7a ET on SIRIUSXM Urban View channel 126, re-aired on THURSDAY, JUNE 11th at 9p and 11p.
The broadcast, from the TAÍNO studios in HAVANA, included guests spanning the worlds of academia, culture, entertainment, and social activism including Professor ARNALDO CORO,Cuban radio host, radio aficionado, and professor at the UNIVERSITY OF HAVANA and DEWAYNE WICKHAM, USA TODAY columnist and veteran print journalist.
The live broadcast is part of MADISON’s 7-day visit to CUBA for meetings with government officials, tours of landmarks, and previews of new tourist construction sites in advance of American tourists. A weeklong documentary of highlights, which will also focus on the role Afro-Cubans in Cuban society and offer a glimpse at the history of shared interests with African-Americans, will air on SIRIUSXM Urban View channel 126 beginning MONDAY, JULY
“Broadcasting from CUBA is a historic moment and I am thrilled to share it with SIRIUSXM listeners,” MADISON said. “At this crucial point in a new era for Cuba, and in its relations with our country, it’s exciting to hear directly from the voices of CUBA for the first time in decades.”