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WPGC 95.5 HOSTS 17TH ANNUAL “FOR SISTERS ONLY” EXPO

WPGC 95.5 HOSTS 17TH ANNUAL “FOR SISTERS ONLY” EXPO

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Washington, DC, October 31, 2016 – CBS RADIO’s WPGC 95.5 is proud to announce the 17th annual “For Sisters Only” (FSO) expo, Saturday, November 5th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. FSO is one of the largest expo’s for women of color in the Washington, DC area reaching thousands.  Produced and hosted by WPGC 95.5, the annual FSO expo is a consortium of seminars, healthcare screenings, panel discussions, inspirational forums, and LIVE entertainment.  Over 100 vendors and small businesses promote their services and engage listeners throughout the day. This year’s performers include: Tank, Ro James, Mario, Lloyd, Jidena, BJ Chicago Kid, and actor/recording artist Rotimi from the hit show Power (Starz).

 The expo hours are 11am to 7pm.  The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place in Northwest, Washington, DC.

The expo was launched to focus on the needs, issues and lifestyle of women of color. WPGC 95.5 reaches nearly 1 million listeners each week and 60% are women of color. WPGC 95.5 prides itself on creating a personal identity among its listeners.  FSO is one of the ways WPGC 95.5 connects with its listeners and the local community.

“We are very excited for this year’s FSO,” said Steve Davis, Vice President Programming, CBS Radio Washington, D.C. and Program Director of WPGC 95.5. “This is an iconic DC event that has become a showcase for some of the most incredible talent and performers in the business.”

Past musical artists include: T.I., Miguel, Blackstreet, August Alsina, Jay Sean, Joe, Raheem De’Vaughn, Tank, Wale, Bell-Biv-Devoe, Johnny Gill, Eric Benet, Estelle, Bobby Valentino, Tye Tribbett, Ciara,  Mary Mary, Faith Evans, Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Jazmine Sullivan, Vivian Green, Dru Hill, Diggy Simmons, Keisha Cole, Syleena Johnson, and the local Go-Go sounds of Rare Essence, Lissen Band, The Chuck Brown Band, Go-Go All Stars and many more.

Past panelists include network and reality television stars: Richard Roundtree, Tami Roman, NeNe Leakes, Omarosa, Paul Wharton, Kandi Buruss, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari-Parker, Torrei Hart, Drea Kelly, Monifah, Larenz Tate, Shamicka Lawrence, Tashera Simmons, Ian Smith, Stevie J, Benzino, Rasheeda, Ke Ke Wyatt, Hosea Chanchez and many more.

For more information, visit www.wpgc.com.

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Press Contact:  Ivy Savoy-Smith   202-971-8003,  Ivy.savoy-smith@cbsdc.com