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Urban Access is a half hour television show broadcast on WJYS “The Way” that features the best local and national music artists, music videos, concerts, restaurants and clubs all in one convenient place, it's like one-stop shopping for all your entertainment needs.

Urban Access takes you behind the scenes and into an urban entertainment world that offers a mix of live music, studio sessions, dj's, and performances and interviews with local and national personalities and much more.On a weekly basis “Urban Access” brings you what's hot on the street in a fresh perspective that will put you right in the midst of it as it’s happening. Viewers can just sit back and enjoy the inner workings of the entertainment industry. “YOUR ACCESS HAS BEEN GRANTED”

Urban Access is broadcast to over 14.5 million viewers in 4 states and is picked up by all satellite, cable service providers and over the air stations within our coverage area. Chicago area carriers listed below:

Comcast - Chicago - Channel 18 or 32

Comcast - Suburbs - Check local listing

RCN Cable - Channel 10

Wide Open West Cable - Channel 13

Dish Network - Channel 62

Direct TV - Channel 62

AT&T U-Verse - Channel 62

Antenna - Channel 62.1

 

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Urban Access S1E1 Freeway on Urban Access TV

On a recent visit to Chicago we sat down with Phildelphia rap legend Freeway at the Harold Washington Cultrual Center.

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Urban Access S1E1 Marvins Restaurant

This weeks featured restaurant is Marvin's a place for great soul food and down home hospitality.

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In Case You Missed It: Coors Light "Search For The Coldest" Chicago

Each word delivered mental punches. The mic catapulted magnetic energy, and the audience soaked every ounce.  Coors Light “Search for the Coldest” 8 city tour united hip hop heads from every corner in the country, providing a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talent.
The MC battle competition took over the unforgiving streets of the windy city in search of the coldest unsigned hype. “I’m excited to be in Chicago, I think Chicago is a vibrant city when it comes to MC’s,” confesses host DJ Drama.
The standing room only event featured passionate aspiring freestylers with celebrity judges such as Bun B, Ice Cube and Big Sean. Chicago’s own Twista and Katie Got Bandz performed their chart toppers.
“Stop the killing in Chicago!” shrieked legendary rapper Ice Cube, a passionate, genuine call to action in response to the violence in Chicago.
Artists shined and delivered their lyrical best with rhythmic wordplay and refreshing bars over classic instrumentals. The crowd eagerly participated each MC’s performance; rocking their bodies, swaying their arms to the beat, and nodding their head to the bass amidst the hot stage lights.
Mr. Hyde, crowned Chicago’s coldest MC, likeability, style, and delivery were all components to his winning bout in the heavy weight rap challenge. His coveted win gave him the golden ticket to the New York finale. Over 3,000 entries fought for a DJ Drama produced track and a verse featuring Bun B in addition to $20,000.
The Search for the Coldest competition proved an artists creativity and stage presence. Free styling expose weaknesses by revealing vulnerability and talent. And competitors delivered like their lives depended on it.
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Chicago's Go-To Event: Small Business Advocacy Council Happy Hour

On Wednesday, October 30th from 6:00pm-9:00pm, the SBAC and BSN, Business Spotlight Network teams up for a networking happy hour for aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs. Hosted at Castle Chicago, 632 North Dearborn Street, this talk show format event will feature heavy hitters and top executives in various fields, such as Jeff Gordon, Managing Director of Duff and Phelps Investment Bank and emerging hair care giant Mikal Clay. Registration is $11.00 pre-sale, $15.00 at the door. Come with your business cards handy and mingle with some of Chicago's finest. To RSVP: https://sbac.recurly.com/subscribe/happyhouroctober30  
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