Special One Hour Show on African American Media Personality
WPFW-FM 89.3 Pacifica Radio Presents "CROSS ROADS"
Petey Greene

Washington, DC - Jan 28, 2009 Tune in Monday, February 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm EST to "CROSS ROADS", WPFW-FM, 89.3 Pacifica radio live broadcast. Washington, DC's own Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene (January 23, 1931 - January 10, 1984) was legendary. You've seen the movie, now hear the truth! Listen to Lurma Rackley, author of "Laugh If You Like, Ain't A Damn thing Funny - The Life Story of Ralph "Petey" Greene as told to Lurma Rackley; Sugar Ray Leonard, Middleweight Champion of the World; James Brown, NFL sportscaster for FOX News; Colbert King, Washington Post columnist and Rudy Yates, Director of EFFECT (Efforts for Ex-Convicts), an organization Petey Greene co-founded over 30 years ago. On Air Host Roach Brown, who was a close friend to Petey, will share with his guests witty and insightful thoughts on Petey. Copies of the DVD, "Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene" will be offered as a pledge gift during WPFW's fundraising drive.

Immediately following the live call-in show, a Petey Greene Reception will be held at Wilson's Restaurant, 700 V Street, NW, 202.462.3700. An open mike will be held during the reception. Prizes will be awarded to the person with the best Petey Greene joke/story/song. Come, enjoy and remember -----"So grab your head and make a fist. Listen at me and remember this, that I'll tell it to the hot, tell it to the cold, tell it to the young and tell it to the old. I don't want no laughing, I don't want no crying, and most of all, no signifying. This is Petey Greene."

The following evening, Tuesday, February 3, 2009, the PBS Series INDEPENDENT LENS will broadcast nationally "Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene" at 10:00 pm EST. (Check local listings). This documentary includes Sugar Ray Leonard, Chuck Brown, Mayor Marion Barry, James Brown, Howard Stern, Charlene Drew Jarvis, Frank Smith, Roach Brown, Virginia Ali etc.

Tune in Monday, February 2, 2009, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, "CROSS ROADS", WPFW Pacifica Radio, 89.3 FM

"CROSS ROADS" airs every first Monday of the Month. This show is the voice of the Offender Community and their families; designed to address the needs and concerns of individuals coming in and out of correctional institutions. There are more than 60,000 offenders living in Washington, DC and an estimated 25 million offenders nationwide. On Air Host Roach Brown is a community activist, television/film producer, playwright, media and criminal justice consultant.

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MELM Public Relations
Mertine Moore Brown
phone: 202.460.4653
WPFW Pacifica Radio 89.3 FM
Roach Brown
On Air Host
phone: 240.988.3548
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