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Boxing promoter and Mayor for Life-turned-Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry confidante Rock Newman has a new weekly radio show set to air Saturday on We Act Radio, 1480AM. The inaugural show, according to a news release from Newman, should be quite the gabfest, as scheduled guests include Mayor Vince Gray, baseball great and Hall of Fame ineligible Pete Rose, former Bermuda Premier Ewart Brown, and reality court show star Judge Greg Mathis.
The news release says other guests include Barry, former Mayor Sharon Pratt, former Mayor Tony Williams, and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.
“THE ROCK NEWMAN SHOW endeavors to be the BEST 3 hours in the RADIO universe,” says the news release.
Brett Abrams, a spokesman for Newman, says some of the guests will be be phoning in, but he expects that most of the D.C.-based politicos will be in studio at We Act’s place on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE in Anacostia. A spokesman for Gray did not immediately confirm Hizzoner’s appearance.
Newman’s support for Gray during the 2010 primary elicited plenty of guffaws from supporters of then-Mayor Adrian Fenty, who said it was a sign that Gray would be Barry-lite should he become mayor. (Newman showed up to support Gray at the Ward 4 straw poll. And one flyer LL still has from that campaign promoted a Newman-sponsored voter registration drive event aimed at ex-offenders that was called “Rock the Rolls” and somehow featured a Rolls Royce.) That might explain why Fenty is the only living former mayor not on Newman’s guest list.
Photo courtesy The Rock Newman Show