MemphisRap.com & FM station Power 99 Memphis Form New Partnership

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MemphisRap.com & FM station Power 99 Memphis Form New Partnership Aimed at Pleasing Independent Rap/Hip-Hop Community

December 13, 2005 – (Memphis, TN) Power 99 Hip-Hop radio station “WMPW-FM” and MemphisRap.com, both known for their appeal to hip-hop/rap fans of all ages, have entered into a partnership which is a first for any internet local mainstream rap/hip-hop site.

“Power 99 and MemphisRap.com have such similar goals and demographics that we feel this is a match made in heaven,” said Charla Littlejohn, MemphisRap.com. “This partnership will just enhance our relationship and introduce new audiences to both outlets since we both have a unique means of connecting with rap/hip-hop artists, labels and fans.”

When asked about the newly formed partnership, Power 99 Account Executive Tameka Townes stated, “Power 99 will be joining forces with MemphisRap.com to help promote local upcoming and current artists. This partnership will bring Memphis artists to the forefront and their music at the fingertips of the consumers across the nation. Power 99 is very excited to work along side MemphisRap.com to continue to encourage local artists in the Mid-South. Memphis is known for its distinguished sound and the loyalty of our listeners is like none other. Power 99 wants to represent Memphis and its artists and, with the partnership with MemphisRap.com, we believe it will take hip-hop and rap to an entirely new level.”

Visitors of MemphisRap.com’s Web site, which averages around 2 million users a month, will be able to find Power 99 FM throughout the site and can also check out artists selected from the “Southern Street Sampler” which airs from 7pm – 8pm every Sunday with Freddy Hydro.

Power 99 and MemphisRap.com’s goal is to enhance the visibility of independent artists, labels and businesses in a conjoined marketing campaign which will give them innumerable exposure and a substantial value to their products or brand.

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MemphisRap.com is the largest music and entertainment website focusing on providing resourceful tools and up-to-date information on rap/hip-hop in the Mid-South. MemphisRap.com consists of more than 4,000 local artists and labels, daily news, top 40 Indie music charts (music.memphisrap.com), online shopping catalog (shopping.memphisrap.com), music websites, a new producers’ column (hosted by columnist/author, producer and former BMI Music Licensing Executive Tommy Volinchak), a live events calendar, video streaming site (www.memphisraptv.com), modeling & sister site Memphis Honeys (www.memphishoneys.com), exclusive interviews & cover features, marketing and media services and much more.

Power 99 (WMPW-FM) is the newest rap/hip-hop station in Memphis and is operated by Memphis Radio Group/Citadel Broadcasting, and currently reaches regional audiences at 98.9 FM and a global audience at www.power99memphis.com. Power 99 targets a multi-culturual, ethnically diverse audience. Tapping into the rich musical heritage of Memphis, Power 99 offers today’s hottest Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B music. The station is also the source for celebrity and entertainment news featuring a daily show of world renown female shock jock Wendy Williams, the Southern Street Sampler with DJ Freddy Hydro breaking the hottest upcoming new talent out of the south, the Power Playhouse in the morning and more. Broadcasting over 100,000 watts of Pure Power!

Contact:

Jabari Oliver
Power 99 Memphis
5629 Murray Rd.
Memphis, TN 38119
jabari.oliver@citcomm.com
901-537-9192
www.power99memphis.com

MemphisRap.com
Contact:
M Town Luv
Director
or C. Littlejohn
Online Media Dept.
media@memphisrap.com

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