On August 8, 2016, Dr. Lyn Hughes, founder of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NAPRPPM) launched a unique global-cast magazine format – Talk Radio Show. The focus of the show is about all things Cultural Economic Development (CED) Tourism… occurring at Chicago’s first National Park Service site, Pullman National Monument. The new show hosted by Dr. Hughes, is global-cast on the BBS Radio network, the largest and the oldest internet network on the globe.
Dr. Hughes stated “the show is unique because of its eclectic blend of content that highlights history as it relates to Tourism, The Arts, Music, Business and People, but ultimately all focusing on the main topic Tourism.” The show will also have a particular focus of the economic benefit tourism can, could and does have on the African American communities nationally.
Hughes goes on to say “the timing of the show’s launch is perfect because the NPS has released a draft of what will be the Foundational Management Plan for the Pullman National Monument, requesting public comment. The show will allow us to inform the public on that and all activities concerning the monument. The last date to make comments in that important document was on August 12.
“And of course on the show we will talk regularly about A. Philip Randolph and the Porters; their important life lessons and legacy. The passionate and poignant stories that exist in this legacy, serve as a tool to excite and encourage people of all ages to study the past to help create a better future.”
In response to why the BBS Radio Network was chosen Hughes stated, “The show needs to be in a vehicle that will give the shows content and platform vast reach.” BBS Radio is one of the first networks in the world to provide live Internet talk radio broadcasts, professionally and remotely engineered. They specialize in the production and distribution of Original Live Talk radio shows of all types and genres, produce 190 hours of live original talk show programming every week, to every state in America and 120 countries, as well as global syndication and archiving. The BBS Radio will give “At Pullman” the capacity they need.