August 30, 2008

Baisden Entertains at the DNC

How does a former transit worker, book hustler and self-admitted cheater become a compelling radio host? Thinking outside the box is the answer. Michael Baisden continues to bring interesting and entertaining content to his show each and everyday.

I applaud him for his innovation during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Before Sen. Barack Obama's historic speech, Baisden was determined to bring some of the flavor of the day to the airwaves across the nation. So Baisden boarded the shuttle from the radio broadcast center over to INVESCO Field at Mile High stadium. (He told us this was not planned. Who knows?) Without a microphone, what would he use? He used his cellphone to interview folks on the bus. Great move! He captured the moment for those of us not there in Denver or in front of our TVs and driving in our cars just listening to the radio. Some may say syndication is bad, although I'm not a big fan of it, Baisden has studied the craft of radio and continues to bring it each day to the radio.

Part One of Barack Obama acceptance speech at the DNC

Michael Baisden has been added to the line up of 97.7 WRBJ in Jackson, Mississippi beginning September 2, from 2pm-6pm.

August 29, 2008

Rickey Smiley to replace the A-Team

Radio One has brought in "The Rickey Smiley Morning Show" at Hot 107.9, one day after massive cuts at their stations across the country.

In Cleveland, production talent, part-time air talent and producers were let go and some fulltime vacancies were not filled. Cincinnati PD Phillip March is out at urban AC MOJO 100.3 (WMOJ), along with a host at talker The Buzz 1230 WDBZ. In Columbus, OH, afternoon driver B. Slim at urban Power 107 (WCKX) and production director Ed Dozier are out. Many Radio One stations had a staff meeting yesterday to share the bad news of the cuts which include terminations at Philadelphia and Washington, DC stations.

August 28, 2008

Radio One Atlanta - You're Fired, and You're Fired and so on, and so on...

Industry sites are reporting: Almost 20 employees were relieved of their duties at Radio One Atlanta including the end of the A-Team Morning Show on Hot 107.9 (WHTA). Co-host Rashan Ali will move to middays, replacing Maria More, and Emperor Searcy is headed back to afternoon drive, his previous shift, to replace E4Real. Morning show personalities Griff and Akini have exited, as well as late-night host Pezo in the Crib.
While it has not been confirmed, reports have surfaced that “The Rickey Smiley Show” will replace “The A-Team” in morning drive. The cuts also include Praise 97.5 (WPZE) personality Sonia Hamm and Renee Miller of Smooth Jazz 107.5 WJZZ.

Solange In Charge

What a poorly written intro! She didn't even mention the "Ashley and Jessica Simpson" intro.

Mo'Nique Calls Media Takeout web publisher

What would happen if Fred was more positive? No one would come to his site.

Anji replaces Kiki at WAMO

106.7 WAMO in Pittsburgh announces the return of Anji. She will move into middays, replacing Kiki, who was released earlier this year. Anji had been part of the morning show at the station when she was teamed with Pittsburgh radio veteran Sly Jock. The new show will air from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and be called “The Midday Experience with Anji" begins September 2nd. Meanwhile Kiki, the daughter of Sly Jock, has been doing fill-in work at 92Q WERQ in Baltimore.

Clear Channel begins MLK Memorial Radiothon

In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the March on Washington and the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, 38 Clear Channel stations nationwide and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation will collaborate in the Clear Channel "Build the Dream" Radiothon on Thursday August 28.

All stations will solicit donations on-air and online. Listeners will be directed to the Memorial Foundation’s website and to (800) MLK-1386 to make a donation. All funds raised from the campaign will go towards the Memorial, which will be erected on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

August 27, 2008

More Democratic National Convention Coverage

ABC Radio Networks' "The Ride With Doug and DeDe" will have co-host DeDe McGuire broadcasting live interviews from Denver beginning this afternoon (Aug. 27) through August 29, while Doug Banks will be back in the Dallas based studio. More at

Michael Eric Dyson admires Michelle's booty at the After Party

" And there was all this BOOTY ... just Booty everywhere! "

Media critic and pundit, Paul Porter says TV One's coverage of the DNC convention can be summed up in two words -- Gluteus Maximus.

In a statement to EUR, Porter goes on to say:
TV One's "After Party" analysis of Michelle Obama rear end by Michael Eric Dyson, lacked class while lowering the low standard for television news. Dyson's admiration for Michelle Obama's figure was off base and deserves an apology from TV One and the Georgetown University professor. It's tough enough trudging through opinion based biases on a daily level with pundits and analyst, Dyson has officially added sexism to mainstream media's divorce of discussing real issues. Michael Eric Dyson's referenced a recent trip to Europe, by labeling European women with flat rear ends and was proud to see Michelle Obama's, "gluteus maximus" as a symbol of the beauty of African American women. Education and common sense are obviously two distinct values and Dyson's comments are living proof.

File Under: How to take your weak AM signal to a FM translator

Cumulus Radio uses the FCC rules to rename "The Touch" and bring R&B and Classic Soul to Central Pennsylvania. Meanwhile they change formats on their AM station. Can they do that?

In Harrisburg, PA, Cumulus Radio received permission to simulcast the urban AC “The Touch” (1400 AM WTCY) on a FM translator at 95.3. The twist is that Cumulus has also put The Touch on the HD-2 channel on another station they owned WINK 104.1 and began marketing it as “The Touch 95.3.”

Next they have changed formats on 1400 AM to sports. It is now known as ESPN 1400 WHGB. The FM translator is NOW getting it's signal from the 104.1 HD-2 signal. Is that legal in the eyes of the FCC? Does an HD-2 station qualify as a "broadcast station"? They are allowing it informally.

Many lowly-populated/spread-out areas in the U.S., like Durham, NC's Foxy107/104 for example, uses a FM translator to broadcast their station on two frequencies. The FCC translator rules require translators to re-broadcast another FM or AM station.

Morning show sidekick at Charlotte radio station sidekick faces arrest after on-air school bus prank

Some things are dumb. Some things are stupid. Then some things are just plain old stupid and dumb.

The morning sidekick for Charlotte's 96.1 The Beat (WIBT-FM) is potentially facing criminal action after boarding a school bus and talking to students and the driver via his cellphone. The prank began with "AM Mayhem" sidekick Cubby boarding a bus carrying elementary school children. They wanted to see if baby faced sidekick could pass himself off as a student. While the 26-year old Cubby interacted with students on the bus, his antics were broadcast live while chatting with the show's morning team for about 14 minutes. Cubby (aka: Jase Edwards Squires) is expected to turn himself into police and face possible charges yet to be determined. The driver of the school bus was suspended by the school district. It's not known if the morning show staff will face any disciplinary action. Listen to the entire prank by clicking here.

See ya Cubby, you'll never work in radio again.

August 26, 2008

Michelle Obama Keynote Address at Democratic National Convention

"No, I'm not crying, something got caught in my eye"

Michelle "HOVA" Obama


Commercial Radio Lacks Local Voice

The popularity of National Public Radio Fills the Void

From FMQB: Speaking as a lecturer at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory recently, National Public Radio (NPR) President Kevin Klose told the audience that commercial radio lacks authenticity and has lost its local voice.
"What we have seen in the mass media is a consolidation followed by reconsolidation and reconsolidation," said Klose, according to Maine's Mount Desert Islander. "You end up with these hidden conglomerates that own the local voices. Then they do away with those local voices."
He noted that in 1998, NPR’s national audience was estimated at 13 million. By the fall of 2001 it had grown to about 16 million, and in the months after 9/11 it soared to 20 million. "Today it’s almost 30 million," Klose said. He attributed the rise in NPR's popularity to the fact that Americans are searching for impartial and factual information in a sea of opinions and biased news outlets. "Our growth in audience is because of our standards," Klose said. "NPR is like a refuge from the perfection of our ability to sell things." He added that everything, it seems, in modern society is for sale. "In public radio, nothing is for sale. What we do allows us to touch the human reality in a different way."He also said that commercial radio's rapid fire style may turn people off because it doesn't allow listeners time to absorb what they are hearing. "It interferes with our ability to take things in," said Klose. "What they do is a mass media assault on who we are."

Chrysler's "UConnect" Allows you to Surf the Web while Driving

The New York Times takes a look at this new technology and rips it.

"...front-seat occupants will be able to stay online, too. Bad idea. As drivers, we have done poorly resisting the temptation to move our eyes away from the road to check e-mail or send text messages with our cellphones." Read more in the NYTimes>>

Radio One: Extra Coverage of Democratic National Convention

Radio One's talk network Syndication One will provide extended coverage of the Democratic National Convention this week live in Denver. The coverage will extend from August 25 through August 28. Three shows will be broadcast in their entirety including the Warren Ballentine Show (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (EDT), the Al Sharpton Show (1:00 – 4:00 PM (EDT), and Clovia Lawrence and Andre Eggelletion (8:00 -11:00 PM (EDT).

“Syndication One's radio coverage of this historical event will be like no other network,” said network President of Programming Gary Bernstein. “We have confirmed unique access and a plethora of magnificent content lined up to educate, inform and entertain."

Radio One's television network, TV One will provide convention coverage through out the week also.

August 25, 2008

The Wacky TV Anchors in Philadelphia

How much trouble can one woman cause? It all starts with Alycia Lane of CBS 3.

This is some drama.

Last year Lane emailed vacation bikini photos of herself to Rich Eisen of NFL Network. (They're old friends.) His wife Suzy Shuster, a sideline reporter for ESPN, found the email. Her reply: "Boy, do you look amazing in a bikini . . . congrats! Whatever you're doing, (Pilates? yoga?) keep doing it - it's working for you. Anyway, sorry but those seven e-mails you sent to my husband, Rich, well, oops, they came to the e-mail address we both use from time to time, but no worries, I'll forward the beach shots as well as the ones of you dancing with your friends on to his main address. Do you have it?" This information was leaked to the newspapers in Philly. Lane couldn't figure out how that happened(?). Meanwhile on a weekend trip to NYC to hang out with Howard Stern and her boyfriend Booker, a DJ at Q102 (He's been since fired), she gets in a fight with a NYC police woman and calls the cop a 'dyke'. She's arrested and calls the Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell for legal counsel. (The governor?) After the incident in December CBS 3 fires her. Two months ago the FBI investigates her co-anchor Larry Mendte for hacking into Lane's personal email account. CBS fired him. Friday he pleaded guilty to the felony charges and says he's seeking psychological help. He also admitted in a statement that he had a "flirtatious, unprofessional, and improper relationship" with Alycia Lane — a relationship he said turned into a feud after it was exposed. Mendte's wife, Dawn Stensland, an anchor at FOX 29, found out about the relationship when she read her husband's email. He said he had been wrong to access her e-mails and then pass along information to reporters. Mendte said their once-close relationship "turned into a personal feud" - and that Lane started "undermining" him with station management. That, he said, was when he began to check her e-mail. Who gave him her password? (She did.) How many times did he access her email? Only about 500 times.

Now over at NBC 10, Vince DeMentri was fired this week after having been off air since July 3, when he met with station management over an alleged incident in the station's parking lot involving the car of morning anchor Lori Delgado. Delgado's car was keyed Ghetto-style. The two used to be particularly close friends. Of course both are married, not to each other.

Did Alycia Lane have anything to do with that also?

And you thought Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was bad
at least he still has his job...

CBS Radio takes the lead in Internet Streaming

We love CBS Radio's new beta streaming player. The sound is great and the functions are amazing for an internet radio player.

CBS Radio is making big moves with their player and claims to be the Number 1 online radio player since partnering with AOL Radio, which has added CBS's stations to its own stable of more than 200 channels, including many Internet-only stations. CBS has also unveiled, new software that lets visitors tune into any CBS radio station in the country with a button click and visitors can create their own stations. This app is available on iPhone. On the net you can access their regular broadcast stations and HD stations. The online player performs and functions very much like a mobile phone app. Try it out on V-103's Listen Live button.

We also love the fact that CBS Radio continues to keep their stations local. At stations like V-103 in Atlanta; 95.5 WPGC in Washington, DC; Power 98 WPEG in Charlotte; Hot 93.7 in Hartford and others. No syndication here with great on air personalties as Donnie Simpson, Michel Wright, Big Tigger, Frank Ski, Wanda Smith, Ryan Cameron, Porsche Foxx, and Greg (Skreet) Street.

Now Clear Channel keeps pushing its online streaming player – now in beta with “” There you can access over 700 stations and their "Stripped" concerts. At this time we find the CBS Radio player to be superior to Clear Channel's online player.

Tasha Smith and Keke Palmer on Porsche's show

Tasha Smith and Keke Palmer visits the Porsche Foxx show on V-103 Atlanta to talk about their new movie, "The Longshots" which opened this past weekend. More pictures>>

Keke Palmer continues to do great work as an actress. The star of the movie "Akeelah and the Bee" was approached by Atlantic Records to a become a singer on the label. Her mother became angry that the record label wanted to market her daughter as a sexpot and have her sing Adina Howard's Freak Like Me. Read more>>

Three Years for Da Brat

The rapper Da Brat was sentenced to three years in prison for hitting a hostess in the head with a rum bottle during an altercation at a suburban Atlanta nightclub last fall.
The 34-year-old, whose given name is Shawntae Harris, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in
DeKalb County. Superior Court Judge Gail Flake
sentenced her to three years behind bars and seven on probation, plus 200 hours of community service and completion of substance-abuse treatment, mental evaluation and anger-management classes.
Harris was at a private Halloween party at Studio 72, a club in Tucker, when she struck then-
Atlanta Falcons cheerleader Shayla Stevens
, who was working as a hostess. A police report indicated Harris and Stevens got into a squabble after they bumped into each other.

OH NO Sanjaya is back!

Columnist David Hinckley writes: So when I turned on Power-105 to the Ed Lover show the other morning and heard him introduce "Sanjaya," I just assumed this was one of those odd skips, that some stray television signal from 2007 had gotten lost in space and was roaming around, trying to get home, when it happened to land on my radio dial.

Imagine my shock, then, when I found this was not a lost moment from the past, but the real Sanjaya Malakar talking to the real Ed Lover in the real 2008. Read more in the New York Daily News>>

K104's "Hollywood" Arrested on Drug Charges

Juan "Hollywood" Morato, a DJ at the Dallas radio station K104.5 FM, was arrested last Friday on drug charges. Police said the 26-year-old was found with cocaine and marijuana. K104 station manager Gary Saunders said Morato is a new, part-time employee. The station is gathering information on his arrest. (...see ya later Hollywood)

August 23, 2008

Obama Reveals His Choice for VP: Joe Biden

Sen. Barack Obama has selected Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate, according to his official Web site and a text message the campaign sent to supporters at 3:09 am Saturday.

August 22, 2008

Angie Martinez interviews Cassie on On Hot 97

Clears Up Rumors about engagement to Diddy and more

WDAS FM Celebrates 30 years of Unity

WDAS FM in Philadelphia will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of "Unity Day". The event this year has now become a Unity Weekend on the Delaware River waterfront in the city. Unity Weekend will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2008 and Sunday, August 24, 2008. The event now is more of a concert over two days rather than a community gathering that took place on a Sunday afternoon on the Parkway near the steps of the famous Art Museum.

An estimated 1 million people show up for Unity Day each year

The spirit of the event now controlled by Clear Channel has definitely changed. As noted on their website: This is a smaller concert venue. This is not a facility to plan to have a family BBQ and or picnic at.

The first 'Unity Day' picnic on July 16, 1978 was not held on city property as the city wouldn't grant the station a permit. The station held the event at parks in West Philly where 10,000 people showed up. Read more and see a photo of a softball game from WDAS Unity Day. >> The original AM station WDAS is now a Spanish language station.

Miss Info Scans Pages of Faith Evans' new 'Tell All' book

Faith Evans is releasing her memoirs at the end of the month and Miss Info of Hot 97 has some scans of a few pages. The first excerpt is about the time Faith went to ‘Pac’s hotel room to pick up a check for a song they did together. The second describes what happened when Biggie heard rumors that her and Tupac were fooling around.

Miss Info writes on her site (

so, someone (not all the people) at the publisher of the book in question doesn’t see the value in you getting a sneak peek at a juicy autobiography. Despite the fact that the sneak peek has peaked the interest of thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of folks who may be then moved to buy a copy of the book, the publisher feels that its better to have a book due out in less than two weeks that nobody knows about.

The book must not be that good... yawn

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Has it really been 10 years since this album dropped and Lauryn won all those Grammys? We've been waiting for Lauryn to make another album and get herself together.

Hip Hop hasn't been the same.

Read more on the 10th anniversary of the album>>

Waiting for How It Use to Be

It has been about 10 years since the South has taken over the Hip Hop game. Maybe a little less time when radio started getting rid of local radio personalities in favor of syndication. A lot of folks are sitting around like ML and Sweet Dick Willie from 'Do the Right Thing' waiting for things to go back to the way they were. ...well it's not happening.

Don't T-Pain look like he could be Robin Harris' son?

Young Jeezy "Put On" Remix with Jay-Z is actually hot. Everyone is hearing and playing it except for radio. Listen: Jay-Z don't need T-Pain. He's going to do it himself.

Why does T-Pain, Lil Wayne and others act like they invented the singing synthesizer style? Give RESPECT to Roger Troutman and the R&B group Zapp!

For the First Time in History

Federal investigators said they have solved a mystery of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: the collapse of World Trade Center building 7, a source of long-running conspiracy theories. What do you think? Read more and vote>>

August 21, 2008

The Malikha Mallette Movement on Power 105.1

Malikha Mallette is named the new afternoon host on Power 105.1 (WWPR) New York replacing Steph Lova. Mallette joined Power 105.1 five years ago as a part-timer and previous stops include weekends on CBS Radio urban stations WVEE (V-103)/Atlanta, middays on the now-defunct WXYV (X-105.7)/Baltimore and weekends on WPGC-FM/Washington. She has voiced national spots for companies like McDonald’s, Pantene, Cover Girl, Hot Pockets, Downy, Jergens, Verizon and Burger King and has worked as an actress on ABC’s “One Life to Live” and in Sony BMG’s forthcoming feature film, “Cadillac Records.”

HBO Premieres Black List Volume One

"The Black List: Volume One" premieres Monday, August 25 at 9PM/8C on HBO.

In a new kind of living portraiture, a remarkable group of African-American notables share candid stories and revealing insights into the struggles, triumphs and joys of black life in the U.S. when The Black List: Volume One debuts Monday, August 25 (9p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The film is a collaboration between celebrated portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who directs, and award-winning journalist Elvis Mitchell who interviews Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Sean Combs; Lou Gossett, Jr.; Toni Morrison; Colin Powell; Chris Rock; Al Sharpton; basketball star Dawn Staley; Keenen Ivory Wayans; and Serena Williams, among others.

Hopefully this will be much better that CNN's Black in America

Stevie Wonder Takes On Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams, Mo'Nique, Michael Baisden and Keith Sweat

Are locals betting on Stevie Wonder's Radio Free 102.3 KJLH over 93.5 The Beat FM?

Every Thursday Stevie sits behind the mic for 'Stevie Wonder Morning Thunder Thousand Dollar Thursday'. Actor Isaiah Washington will be a guest on the show this week to discuss the launch of his 'Reach One Million' campaign.

Meanwhile the mostly syndicated station '93.5 The Beat FM' (KDAY) is going up against KJLH in a radio war between local radio and syndicated radio. It will be interesting to find out which station will be the ratings winner. Now if we can only figure out the new KDAY's music format. They play everything urban. Local host Theo plays tracks typically found on urban formats, while the syndicated host play Urban A/C songs.

However it seems Los Angeles is only able to support one Urban A/C station. The station with the best ratings is Clear Channel's Old School and R&B station Hot 92.3 (KHHT) appealing to an African American and mostly Latino audience.

Method Man says 'Movement' missing from Hip-Hop

Method Man expresses his dissatisfaction with the state of Hip Hop today, but he doesn't tell young rappers to eat a d***. In an interview with The Press Association, he says that Hip Hop was better in the '90s.

"The music was way more grounded than it is today. Today, you don't feel the movement. Back then, you felt the movement," he says.

"I mean, the whole Hip Hop movement. Like when Wu-Tang Clan came in, it was like regardless of where we went, people knew who we were. Or if we were in a new city, there was one person who knew who we was, and that would spread to 10 more people, and so on and so forth, up until it was, 'Oh, you ain't up on that Wu-Tang stuff? Oh you ain't down homie!'"

"Same thing with Cash Money, No Limit, Death Row - it goes on and on, all these movements. You don't have that any more."

Stand Me Up!

Funeral Service in the Living Room, "Stand me UP!!! "Don't lay me in a coffin when I die." What's worst? His family did what he told them to do. HE'S DEAD!

Y'all better do what I said or I'll come back and haunt yo' ass

August 20, 2008

Dave Matthews Band saxophonist LeRoi Moore dies

LeRoi Moore, the saxophonist for popular jam-rockers the Dave Matthews Band, died Tuesday of complications from injuries he sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident. He was 46.

Moore was born Sept. 7, 1961, in Durham, N.C.; but he was raised in Virginia. He went to James Madison University, where he studied tenor saxophone. The Grammy-winning Dave Matthews Band got its start in 1991 when Matthews — then a bartender — gave his demo to the already-accomplished Moore, who then recruited other musicians for the group.

What a year for JD

Let's see what has happened to Jermaine Dupri so far this year: Janet's album he produced didn't sell, He said that radio DJ's were dead (because they don't play his wack records), Celebrities (including Nia Long, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan) had to scramble after a shooting at his White Affair, Now his restaurant closes, and only his mom makes a statement.

Sounds like So So Dead... who opens a restaurant in Buckhead anymore anyway?

Watch video from his former employees at the restaurant, notice who talks on camera. Are the brother's really camera shy?

106 & Park 2,000 Congratulations!

BET’s 106 & PARK celebrates its 2,000th episode on August 20, at 6 p.m. (ET/PT). The show made its debut on September 11, 2000. The 106 & PARK show has become an urban music video/studio show that has forever changed the perspective of hip hop/R&B to its fans. The show broadcast live from New York City. It was also the show that changed the perspective and the production of the BET network from Washington, DC to New York City. The current host are Terrence and Rosci.

Charles Barkley Exposed from the Inside for a Great Cause

Would you want an inside look of Charles Barkley? Inside his behind! The former NBA superstar and TNT analyst has been asked to undergo a televised colonoscopy as part of the "Stand Up to Cancer" special being aired Sept. 5 by NBC, CBS and ABC.

Barkley says he was surprised that the show approached him, but was happy to participate in promoting awareness for colonoscopies, which screen for prostate and other cancers. Barkley said that when he told a friend about being asked to undergo the procedure on television, their response was they were "probably just looking for the celebrity with the biggest ass."

Maybe Magic Johnson and Larry Bird should be next

A Commentary on the XM/Sirius Merger

So, what's the excitement about satellite radio? Why do people talk about it? The answer: It gives listeners the variety that they don't find with terrestrial radio.

But how long can a company that loses millions of dollars each month in this economy continue to survive. Satellite radio is not a threat to terrestrial radio despite the rants of this guy (Jim Cramer Mad Money) on CNBC. Now that we have the merger, you can't buy a radio that receives both services and why pay for something you can get for free.

The bigger threat to terrestrial radio is: stale programming, internet leaks, file sharing and illegal downloads, ipods. Listening to the radio is not a habit that kids are into. Back in the day, kids/teens woke up in the morning and listened to the radio, but now they grab their ipod and everything's cool in their world. What's the hottest format in the industry? Oldies radio. Classic Rock. Who are these formats appealing to? People who grew up listening to the radio.

August 19, 2008

Thank You Omarosa

This is what Wendy must be saying. Wendy Williams' daytime TV gets picked up for the 2009 television season. “The Wendy Williams Show” will air on in mid-2009 on FOX stations in all 18 of its markets.

The Wendy Williams Show was only shown in four cities during its test run, yet the buzz generated by Omarosa's appearance no doubt convinced the network that she can deliver the ratings advertisers are will look for.

August 18, 2008

Mami Chula heads over to 95.5 The Beat

DJ Mami Chula leaves Hot 107.9 (WHTA) Atlanta for crosstown rival rhythmic station 95.5 the Beat (WBTS). She joins the Cox station for the 6 to 11 p.m. night slot.