December 2, 2016

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November 28, 2016

J. Anthony Brown Exits The Tom Joyner Morning Show

After a more than 20-year run on the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS), funnyman J. Anthony Brown is leaving the show. His comedic take on social issues and pop culture has been a staple for radio listeners in more than 100 markets across the country.

“I want to thank all the listeners and fans for embracing me for more than 20 years on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. You were a captive audience, and your support and feedback encouraged me to be a better comic and a better social commentator, reflecting the world around us,” said Brown. “I am eternally grateful to Tom Joyner and the morning crew for the years of friendship and laughs, in sickness and in health. I thank you for the opportunity to showcase my talents, and allowing me to have a voice on morning radio.”

November 11, 2016

The Breakfast Club Returns to Atlanta on the New 92.3 and 96.7 "The Beat"

The Beat now gives the ATL four hip hop stations. The three other stations playing current and recurrent hip hop are V-103, Hot 107.9 and Streetz 94.5. Two other stations, OG 97.9 and Boom 102.9 play classic hip hop songs from the '80s to the '00s.

The Los Angles based morning show Big Boy's Neighborhood will be heard on the station also.

November 9, 2016

"Chicago Radio Town Hall Meeting" To Air "Live" November 14th

30-Minute Commercial-free Radio Broadcast to air simultaneously on over 40 Stations

In a show of unprecedented collaboration, more than 40 Chicagoland radio stations will simultaneously air a 30-minute broadcast conversation with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a "Chicago Radio Town Hall Meeting." These member stations of the Illinois Broadcasters Association will interrupt regular programming at 6pm on Monday, November 14, 2016, to highlight the strength of Chicago, and host a conversation about pressing issues facing the city.

Award winning and IBA Hall of Fame broadcast journalist Bill Kurtis will moderate the Chicago Radio Town Hall Meeting, scheduled to air on a diverse group of stations involving all formats including music, spoken word and Chicago's Spanish language stations. Programmers from a number of the participating stations are collaborating to produce the program while General Managers have cleared the time to air the program commercial free.

November 7, 2016

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Adds Performance Venue, Hotel, and Retail Space to Design Concept

After two decades of development, the Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame ("HHHOF") is poised to become "the Hip-Hop institution of record for the 21st century," as reported in Billboard Magazine. The organization kicks off November 2016 'Hip Hop History Month' by unveiling its long awaited 'State of the Art' Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum & Hotel Entertainment Complex design concept for its Manhattan location in New York City. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame was Established in 1992 by Founder J.T. Thompson, who created and executive produced the first Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony & Concert on the BET Cable Network in the 1990's to be the annual fundraising catalyst for the establishment of a Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum in New York City; modeled after the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Museum which produced 20 years of awards shows before eventually opening their Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

November 3, 2016

The Breakfast Club Gone from Streetz 94.5, Yung Joc Takes Over Mornings

Word on the street is iHeartRadio bounced The Breakfast Club from Streetz and will re-launch it on a new station in the Atlanta market on frequencies 92.3 and 96.7 FM. When this move happens Atlanta would have six current or classic hip-hop urban stations geared towards listeners 18-34+. Some may think there are one too many Urban stations in the ATL. They may be right. In order of market popularity, the other five are: V-103, Hot 107.9, Streetz 94.5, OG 97.9 and Boom 102.9. Also in the mix are Urban Adult Contemporary stations Kiss 104.1 and Majic 107.5/97.5.

With the lost of  The Breakfast Club, Streetz has paired afternoon host Mo Quick with rapper Yung Joc for their new morning show. However the Streetz website continues to promote The Breakfast Club as it's morning show??? Jazzy McBee takes over middays at the station.

Radio One Set to Rename the Company as Urban One, Inc. in January 2017

In a statement released today Alfred C. Liggins, III, Radio One's CEO and President stated:

"In order to better reflect the diversified media platform that we have built, effective January 2017, we will be renaming the company Urban One, Inc. Each entity will retain their current brands and names, so the radio stations will continue to roll-up under the Radio One brand, and the same applies to TV One, Interactive One and Reach Media."

The statement on the renaming of Radio One came on the heels of the release of the company's third quarter revenue results. The Company reported operating income of approximately $24.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared to operating income of $7.1 million for the same period in 2015. Liggins is the son of founder Cathy Hughes.