The Voice of the Triad

If you spent any sizable amount of time consuming popular music in the Triad 1993-present, you are most likely familiar with Manard “Busta” Brown. Most ‘80s babies, like myself, had the privilege of growing up with Busta at 102.1-FM WJMH (“where hip-hop lives”), and growing old with Busta at older-sister station 97.1-FM WQMG. Although the circumstances surrounding Brown’s cordial dismissal from Entercom Entertainment Corporation is a nauseating narrative of corporate radio politricks and money over manners, this week’s story for Go Triad is an uplifting one, chronicling Brown’s arrival at community radio resource 90.1-FM WNAA where he continues to host the “Afternoon Thang” Monday through Thursday, 3pm-5pm. “WNAA is 24/7—a station for the people,” said Brown in a recent interview. “You have other programming here that is very informative, and the music is good too, so this was the best fit for me, as far as being connected with the Triad.”

Although Brown’s photo album is an exhaustive directory of Black entertainers—past and present—here are a few of our favorites. 

Busta Brown and LL Cool J

Busta Brown and Jerry Rice

Busta Brown and the Kings of Comedy

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