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"It makes us feel good that we can represent our people in a positive way."


Pete and Kim Rhodes

Pete and Kimberly Bedell Rhodes are producers of diversity media and arts programming, providing communications, entertainment, outreach and education to urban markets since 1980. The team founded The Minnesota Black Music Awards in 1982 to recognize local and national black music artist in the midwest.  In 1984 the couple launched CBLS (Cable's Best Looking Sound) to 25k cable homes as Minnesota’s only African American owned cable-programming channel. 

Today as Black Music America the network broadcast to over 500,000 cable subscribers throughout Minnesota, western Wisconsin and most social media platforms. The channel mission is to spotlight black culture, business,
music artist, exclusive shows and provide industry training, education and careers. Together Pictured here in their Rhodes & Bedell Music collection of 30,000 black music titles, they've created a lasting platform to provide diversity in programming content and quality features for audience and clients connections locally and worldwide. Launching 2022, BMA II On Roku “Music+.”

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