Wednesday, April 21, 2021

I SEE U with Eddie Robinson to launch on KUHF

Eddie Robinson, who has been the Houston Public Media News 88.7 KUHF NPR "Morning Edition" news anchor since 2014, will be launching a new podcast and radio program called "I SEE U with Eddie Robinson."

Here is the description HPM has released about I SEE U:

"The show features candid interviews with newsmakers, filmmakers, musicians and community leaders that help us understand the cultural shifts that are changing our society in so many ways – surprising interviews filled with unpredictability, vulnerability and even a little playfulness.

Eddie shepherds a new approach to the talk show and podcast format. The show's design weaves personal histories and compelling storytelling into unique soundscapes. Captivating conversations drive listeners to reconsider preconceived notions about race and ethnicity, fairness, justice and much more. Ultimately, I SEE U will help us learn more about ourselves and each other; explore the origins of our biases and find ways to live together regardless of the color of our skin or our cultural differences."

"Eddie Robinson is the right person to lead this important effort for the city of Houston," station manager Josh Adams said in a 2020 statement about Robinson's promotion to Executive Producer.  "I am thrilled to have his experience and passion moving us forward."

You'll be able to listen to the new KUHF radio show and podcast starting May 15, 2021, Saturdays at 1pm on News 88.7 FM.

This will not be the first time Robinson has covered racial equality.  In 2017, Robinson and HPM's Ernie Manouse hosted "Houston In Black And White."

Before KUHF, Robinson worked as a news host for WNYC New York. He also served as a contributor for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. 

He has also hosted a weekly talk show called "The Outfield" on SiriusXM Satellite Radio's OutQ channel.  According to Robinson's bio, it was "the first-ever sports talk radio show for the LGBTQ community and served as a sounding board for athletes struggling with ‘coming out’ and issues of acceptance."

Robinson's radio career actually began as a DJ while he was in high school at a 100,000-Watt FM pop music format station and a country AM station. 

While earning a mechanical engineering degree from Prairie View A&M University he won awards for his on-air work for the school's 91.3 KPVU.

After graduation, Robinson dropped radio to use his engineering degree for 3M. 

He later decided to get a Masters degree from New York University in Media Ecology.  

From there he went on to work for CBS News, NY1 News, WNEW New York, WFAN New York, MTV Networks before joining WNYC.

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