July 11, 2024

Audacy Podcasts Launches “The Goodness Factor with Shelley Wade”

Audacy’s 94.7 The Block afternoon host and award-winning veteran broadcaster Shelley Wade

is launching a weekly podcast focused on good people in the world doing good things.  

“The Goodness Factor with Shelley Wade” will launch on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, on the Audacy app and everywhere podcasts are available. New episodes will be released on Tuesdays. Listen and follow the show here

As an antidote to the daily drumbeat of bad, negative and sad news in the 24-hour news cycle, “The Goodness Factor with Shelley Wade” reminds listeners that there are actually good people in this world doing good things. Each 30-minute, feel-good episode introduces listeners to those people–both celebs and regular people alike–shining the spotlight on the good deeds they’re doing. Guests include LL Cool J, DMC of Run DMC, and Grammy Award-winning musician Robert Glasper. 

“I was motivated to create ‘The Goodness Factor’ podcast to inspire those who feel discouraged by the daily impact of negative news. Also, I’ve been inspired my whole life by people like Dr. King, Oprah, and Mister Rogers, who demonstrated that you can use your platform for goodness,” said Shelley Wade. “I want to be part of that legacy and ‘The Goodness Factor’ gives me the opportunity to do just that, and I’m excited to expand my platform at Audacy with the series.”

“Shelley is a radio legend whose positive outlook on life mirrors the passion she brings to the airwaves,” said Maddy Sprung-Keyser, VP, Head of Original Podcasts, Audacy. “‘The Goodness Factor’ will bring joy to listeners and offer exciting opportunities for advertisers and clients alike.” 

An accomplished and versatile media personality, Shelley Wade is currently heard weekday afternoons on New York’s 94.7 The Block (Audacy). Throughout her accomplished career, she’s graced the airwaves of legendary radio stations in Houston, Los Angeles and San Diego, and was the first African American to ever host a full-time show on Z100 New York. Wade has interviewed boldface names like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Maroon 5, Will Smith, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Jon Bon Jovi, Coldplay, P. Diddy, Lenny Kravitz, Janet Jackson and more. Her awards include The A.I.R. Award for Best Midday Show in New York City; the Gracie Award for Best Music Interview; and the New York State Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting Award for Best Interview.  She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and former president of the San Diego Association of Black Journalists.

Download “The Goodness Factor” cover art and Wade’s photo here

Follow Wade on Instagram @theoneandonlyshelleywade.

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