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A Chat With The Quiet Storm’s Lenny Green

NY Trend writer Ann Brown and Lenny Green at WBLS

Nationally syndicated radio host Lenny Green is celebrating many things. His 20th anniversary in radio and the expanded reach of his evening radio show, “The Quiet Storm With Lenny Green,” which is #1 in New York City. Most recently the syndicated show joined the Perry Broadcasting Radio family.

The program will air on radio stations owned by Perry Broadcasting, which includes  markets in Georgia and Oklahoma. “The Quiet Storm With Lenny Green” will now air on FOXIE 103 Jamz in Augusta, Georgia, as well as on the company’s two stations in Oklahoma. “The Quiet Storm With Lenny Green” already currently airs in more than markets, from its flagship station on 107.5 WBLS in New York City to such cities as Youngstown, Ohio; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and Lafayette, Louisiana.  Green also does voice-over work and is a radio programming consultant

Hailing from Brooklyn, Green, who was named Billboard Magazine’s Air Personality of the Year Award in 1999, has been involved in the entertainment business since a young boy. When he was 12, he  performed at amateur night at the Apollo Theatre.  And recently during our meeting at WBLS, Greene hinted he may be returning to performing and the recording studio.

Here’s what else Green told me.

NY Trend: After such a long career, what keeps you in the game?

Lenny Green: My passion. “The old sayin’ is true, “If you find something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”  Regardless of how long I’ve been blessed to be in radio, it still feels fresh, new and exciting.

NY Trend: How do you feel “The Quiet Storm With Lenny Green” has evolved?

Lenny Green: I believe “The Quiet Storm with Lenny Green” has become more engaging with our audience by incorporating the relationship segment  “Confessions of Love.” We address topics people don’t often talk about prior to or in a relationship. We start it on-air then take it social media to reach a broader audience globally.

NY Trend: Have listeners changed over the years?

Lenny Green: A lot of us often have a hard time adapting to change, it can be challenging, but I’ve been blessed to have some of the best listeners in the world, so they have embraced change well.

NY Trend: How did the deal with Perry Broadcasting come about?

Lenny Green: My syndication company, SupeRadio/Access1 Communication, seeks out various radio stations to see which one is an ideal for my “Quiet Storm” program. Fortunately, our timing was right on time, the owner, Russell M. Perry, enjoyed listening to my show and liked everything, from the music selections to the celebrity guests and topics.

About the Author

Ann is a freelance writer who started her professional career at the NY Trend more than two decades ago. Ann has since gone on to write for a number of major outlets including: Black Enterprise, Essence, MadameNoire, Pathfinders, Frequent Flier, Playboy, The Source, Girl, Upscale, For Harriet, The Network Journal, AFKInsider, Africa Strictly Business, AFKTravel, among others.

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