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Radio Moves and Media Quick Takes


Howard Stern told “Morning Joe” hosts in an interview with the network that MSNBC is his "Go-To" place for cable news and gave a shout out to relatively new weekend host Symone Sanders, the former press secretary for Bernie Sanders...

Elon Musk says Apple is threatening to remove Twitter from its app store. In the first quarter of 2022, Apple was Twitter's top advertiser, accounting for nearly $50M in revenue...

Director Tyler Perry sets deal with Amazon, to write, direct and produce four movies that will be released on Prime Video...

Urban One announces the return of the annual URBAN ONE HONORS. The show will tape this Friday in Atlanta, December 2, 2022. The two-hour telecast will air on Monday, January 16, 2023 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) on TV One and Cleo TV. Tank will host the show and one of the honorees will be LL Cool J.

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December 13, 2010

Duncan Hines Pulls 'Hip Hop Cupcakes' in Blackface Ad from YouTube


The company has pulled their promotional ads for their new Amazing Glazes product. Although this ad wasn't intended for commercial TV (we think they just wanted to encourage people to go to their YouTube page for recipe ideas), it is damaging none the less. Cupcakes in BLACKFACE!!! Really? Can you imagine an ad campaign on radio for this stuff?

There are still places on the Internet where you can watch the video outside of the YouTube site. Duncan Hines pulled the ad after receiving negative reaction to the ad from various blogs over the weekend.


Now we're sure there are people out there that won't find anything offensive with the Duncan Hines marketing campaign. Probably Kool-Aid drinkers...

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