Listen up! NAACP's New Radio Station

Posted at 5:48 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 20:52:14-05

A station for the people by the people is what Urban Voice Radio believes in.

Since launching in January, the internet radio reaches about three to four hundred people a week and they are all about spreading a positive message in the Bakersfield community.

Urban Voice Radio show is hitting every hot topic trending through intimate conversations, complex subject matters and many diverse sounds of music. Each show featured will focus on African-American culture.

Urban Voice Radio was created by Patrick Jackson, President of the NAACP branch here in Bakersfield.

For Johnson this radio show was an outlet for him to touch on deeper issues, which he says traditional media can't.

"A lot of times we didn't’t have those Avenues to be able to do that and so coming up with a radio station would be one of those ways we could communicate with the people we care about,” Jackson said.

Currently there are more than ten shows broadcasting on Urban Voice Radio, each program featured dives into different issues.

"We cover world news, local news; we cover community events and we try to just keep everyone informed as far as what's happening here in Kern County," said Frank Trimble, radio personality. 

All of the radio show personalities at Urban Voice Radio will be participating in the annual black history parade taking place tomorrow on 21st street at central park.

To listen to Urban Voice Radio, go to