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Charles Warfield, Jr.

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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Broadcast Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, Red
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Saint Martin
Favorite Quote:
Straight Talk Makes For $Straight Understanding

Birthplace

Born:
9/10/1949
Birth Location:
Washington, District of Columbia

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Broadcast Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, Red
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Saint Martin
Favorite Quote:
Straight Talk Makes For $Straight Understanding

Birthplace

Born:
9/10/1949
Birth Location:
Washington
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Biography

Broadcasting executive Charles M. Warfield, Jr. was born in in Washington, D.C. in 1949. Warfield attended Hampton University and graduated from there with his B.S. degree in accounting in 1971.

Upon graduating, Warfield began his career as a staff auditor at Ernst & Young, and then joined RCA Corporation as supervising senior auditor in 1974. Warfield’s broadcasting career includes managing some of New York City’s top radio stations including twelve years at Inner City Broadcasting Corporation (ICBC). He joined ICBC as a corporate controller and was promoted to vice president and general manager of WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM Radio. Warfield was later hired at Summit Broadcasting Corporation, where he served as vice president and general manager of WRKS-FM Radio in New York City.

In July of 1997, Warfield was appointed as the vice president and general manager of heritage stations at WDAS-AM/FM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He later became the senior vice president of urban regional operations for Chancellor Media Corporation in March of 1998, with oversight of KKBT-FM in Los Angeles, California; WJLB-FM and WMXD-FM in Detroit, Michigan; WGCI-AM/FM and WVAZ-FM in Chicago, Illinois; WUSL-FM and WDAS-FM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and WEDR-FM in Miami, Florida. Warfield was promoted to senior vice president of regional operations in October of 1998, and assumed responsibility for Chancellor Media Corporation’s thirty stations in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami and Puerto Rico. From 1997 to 2003, Warfield served as senior vice president of regional operations for AMFM, Inc.; and, from 2000 to 2012, he served as vice president and chief operating officer of Inner City Broadcasting Holdings, Inc. In October of 2012, Warfield was named president and chief operating officer of YMF Media, LLC.

In 2009, Warfield was elected president of the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the NAACP. The following year, he was appointed as the chairman for the National Association of Broadcasters board of directors. He also served on the Radio Advertising Bureau Executive Committee. Warfield’s community involvement includes organizations such as the American Red Cross, the National Urban League, the Salvation Army, the United Negro College Fund, the Partnership for a Drug Free Greater New York and the Harlem Young Men’s Christian Association. In 2010, Warfield received the National Radio Award from the National Association of Broadcasters.

Charles M. Warfield Jr. was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on December 9, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Charles Warfield, Jr.'s interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Charles Warfield, Jr. lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers his father's death
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls spending the summers in Rappahannock County, Virginia
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes his mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Charles Warfield, Jr. lists his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his early responsibilities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers his brother with Down syndrome
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his relationship with his twin brothers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers his early education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his early experiences of religion
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers lessons from his father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes his family's holiday traditions
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers his childhood hobbies
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his experiences at Kramer Junior High School in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers his early academic interests
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his start at the Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes his decision to major in accounting
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers the student protests at the Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about the closure of the Hampton Institute in 1971
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Charles Warfield, Jr. reflects upon his time at the Hampton Institute
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his decision not to live in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about his work at S.D. Leidesdorf and Company
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his work at the RCA Corporation
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers joining the staff of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes his career advice to African American youth
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers his transition to the broadcast industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers his interview at the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his duties at the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers his coworkers at the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about the influence of radio deejays
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers Frankie Crocker
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes his role in station acquisitions at the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about his contributions to the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his promotion to vice president and general manager of the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers developing the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation's human resources system
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about the process of acquiring a radio station
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes the challenges of managing a nationwide media company
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes the impact of recessions on the black radio industry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about the Quiet Storm radio format
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers the competitors to the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his decision to leave the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his decision to leave the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Charles Warfield, Jr. reflects upon his decision to join WRKS Radio
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remember Barry A. Mayo
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers developing the audience of WRKS Radio
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers his changes at WRKS Radio
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about his career at WRKS Radio
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his departure from WRKS Radio
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes his attempts to invest in a radio station
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers working for Uptown Records
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about Uptown Records
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls joining the Chancellor Media Corporation
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls managing the Chancellor Media Corporation's urban radio stations
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about the longevity of WVON Radio
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about the role of syndication in the radio business
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about the importance of community relationships in the radio business
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes his experiences as senior vice president of the Chancellor Media Corporation
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls his return to the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers the financial crisis of 2008
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about changes in the radio market
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers the introduction of the portable people meter
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about competition from satellite radio
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Charles Warfield, Jr. recalls serving on the executive committee of the National Association of Broadcasters
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers the conflict between Cathy Hughes and Dionne Warwick
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about the bankruptcy of the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers the divestiture of the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation's assets
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes the underrepresentation of African American radio executives
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about the dissolution of the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about his plans for the future
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about the future of black broadcasting
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Charles Warfield, Jr. remembers his contributions to the broadcasting industry
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Charles Warfield, Jr. describes his hopes and concerns for African Americans in the radio industry
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Charles Warfield, Jr. talks about the future of the radio industry
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Charles Warfield, Jr. reflects upon his career
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Charles Warfield, Jr. reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 9 Story: 6 - Charles Warfield, Jr. reflects upon his success
  • Tape: 9 Story: 7 - Charles Warfield, Jr. narrates his photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 9 Story: 8 - Charles Warfield, Jr. narrates his photographs, pt. 2