July 23, 2014

Marc Clarke's Great Interview with Marsha Ambrosius on Radio 103.9, New On-Air Staff Debuts

Marsha Ambrosius dropped by Radio 103.9 to talk with Marc Clarke about her recently released album, Friends and Lovers!  In the interview, Marsha reflects on the influence behind the songs on her second studio album. Marc, the night host of Hangin' Downtown, conducted an insightful and steamy interview that's very much fun to hear. In the interview, Marc tells Marsha that she is his first!

Media Personality Paigion Named Night Host at Z107.9

Kimberly "Paigion" Walker has been named the host of the 7-midnight show at Z107.9 (WENZ) Cleveland. She begins July 28. She also recently picked up the midday host position at 101.1 The Wiz in Cincinnati.

Paigion and her former BET 106 & Park co-host Shorty Da Prince have both recently been added to evening shifts at Radio One stations. Shorty recently took over night duties at 93.9 WKYS in Washington, D.C.

Both worked previously at Hot (102.7) 107.5 in Detroit and like his former TV co-host will do double duties for Radio One. Shorty holds down afternoons at Z107.9 followed by Paigion.

July 22, 2014

Clear Channel’s ‘On the Verge’ Program Made Iggy Azalea a Star

Iggy Azalea and T.I. at BET Awards
Black Artists for the most part are not On the Verge 

Iggy Azalea’s Fancy was one of the songs targeted for Clear Channel Radio’s “On the Verge” program, according to an article in The Washington Post. Once a song is chosen, it is required that each of Clear Channel’s 840 stations play the song at least 150 times. (We are sure that means if the song fits a particular format. That was not mentioned in The Post.) 

In the article, Tom Poleman, Clear Channel Radio’s president for national programming platforms explains how the program works. 

He says, “Everyone wants to lobby for it, but it’s purely [decided by] programmers. There’s no strategic formula for choosing the artist...

July 21, 2014

Power 99 FM Announces Peace on the Street Jam with Diggy Simmons


Winners of the Power 99 FM Peace on the Street Scholarship to be Announced at Event

Clear Channel Communities, the community engagement brand of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, and Power 99 FM, Philadelphia’s Hip Hop and R&B radio station, continue the 11th annual Peace on the Street Jam, a series of three events that feature anti-violence activities designed to promote peace and provide communities with the necessary resources to prevent violence. The second Peace on the Street Jam will be held Wednesday, July 23rd from 4 – 8 p.m. at The Dell Music Center in Philadelphia and will feature artists Diggy Simmons, Tinashe and Trevor Jackson along with DJ RL and Diamond Kutz hosted by Power’s Rise and Grind Morning Show.

July 18, 2014

Wendy Williams Turns 50

She will also produce the new Aaliyah Lifetime Bio Film

Wendy Williams talks about life at age 50. The 2009 Radio Hall of Famer says life for her sucked until age 21 when, in her words, the radio career took off. Since then life has gotten better each year. Landing in the number one media market of New York, not too far from her Ocean Township, New Jersey hometown was a major accomplishment for Wendy Williams. She was hired by 98.7 Kiss FM in 1989. She became a power house and a controversial figure in the industry when she held down afternoons on Hot 97 until 1998.  She journeyed to Philly's Power 99 for a brief stint and then landed back in New York City in 2001 at 107.5 WBLS for 'The Wendy Williams Experience,' a show that eventually became a nationally syndicated radio show and helped developed her brand. The work she put into the WBLS show became the framework for the TV talk show she hosts today.

July 17, 2014

Angie Martinez 'The Voice of New York' Back on the Mic on Power 105.1

Today marks the return of Angie Martinez to the New York City and the Tri-State radio airwaves on Clear Channel Media + Entertainment's Power 105.1. An overwhelming number of listeners also tuned in around the country to hear Angie's upbeat and exuberant return via the iHeart Radio app as witnessed by the tweets using the hashtag #AngieOnPower on Twitter.
Check out the tweets below:

Drake hosted The Espys and was Very Funny

Drake hosted the ESPY Awards Wednesday night, July 16, and here are some clips from the show which includes his opening monologue along with skits featuring the LA Clipper player Blake Griffin, WNBA player Skylar Diggins, R&B singer Brian McKnight, and Drake's apparently new friend Chris Brown. However Drake's Donald Sterling rap provided The ESPYs' most awkward moment for sure. [See it all below.] #SterlingNeverLovedUs

July 15, 2014

Claudia Jordan Joins The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Media maven and celebrity host Claudia Jordan is bringing her insights and wit to one of the fastest growing urban contemporary morning radio shows

Claudia Jordan joins the cast of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show. The daily syndicated weekday morning drive radio show delivers engaging entertainment and empowerment. Claudia joins the cast of characters including Rickey Smiley, Gary with da Tea, Headcrack, Juicy, Special K and Rock T. The Rickey Smiley Morning airs weekdays from 6am – 10am ET.

Claudia is excited to be a part of the The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, “Words can't describe my excitement to join such a fun and beloved show. We are going to have a blast entertaining and informing! I'm grateful for the opportunity to do radio with a show that speaks to everyone. Becoming part of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show Family is truly a blessing!”

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