• Date/time: October 23rd
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D.C. Council member Marion Barry

This year marks forty years of public service in Washington, DC for Ward 8 Councilmember and “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry, Jr. In honor of his life and legacy, Radio One is proud to announce Marion Barry Day, October 23, 2014.

To kick off the celebration Councilmember Barry will be live in studio on all five Radio One DC-based stations. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. listeners can call in and ask questions. In addition, several surprise guests will join him on air throughout the day.

Marion Barry Day concludes with a private VIP reception attended by various political, business, community and media leaders, along with celebrity guests.

Radio One will present Councilmember Barry with a special certificate recognizing his tremendous and outstanding work in the civil rights movement. Vice President, Market Manager Alan Leinwand states, “we are excited to highlight a lifetime of accomplishments that have been at the forefront of Marion Barry’s political career”.