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Tee-Roy, iHeartMedia's on-air personality at 93.3 The Beat in Jacksonville, Power 99 in Philadelphia, and in other markets; tells local Jacksonville TV station News 4 that his listeners say play Kanye West in light of Ye's recent anti-Semitic posts on Twitter that have resulted in him being banned by Elon Musk. “I thought more people would be like, ‘Hey, don’t play Kanye. I don’t want to hear him.’ But the response has been the total opposite So, to me, it’s shocking,” Tee-Roy said. “The biggest thing that came up has been race. Everybody’s said, ‘He’s a Black man and we need to support him as a Black man.’”

ABC News president Kim Godwin has decided to take Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes off the air, saying they’ve become too much of an internal and external distraction. Look for the hosts to return rather quickly as the ratings for 'GMA3' from last week saw a significant boost from the prior two weeks before the news of their affair surfaced. Godwin said that the relationship is not a violation of company policy.

Samantha Chatman has been promoted to weekend morning anchor at Chicago's WLS-TV ABC 7 Eyewitness News.

Watch and listen to Angela Yee's last broadcast on The Breakfast Club. Charlamagne and DJ Envy will continue on without a third member as no replacement for Angela has been named as of yet. >Read more...



March 16, 2011

A Top 20 Black Radio Disc Jockey of All Time List from NewsOne

The news website NewsOne list their Top 20 Radio Disc Jockeys of all time. The list is not a comprehensive one. But they are entitled to their opinion.

Despite regional favorites around the country, for our money the most influential DJ's in the history of Black Radio are Frankie Crocker and Doug "Jocko" Henderson. Both made their mark in radio in New York City radio. No doubt Frankie's on air delivery nurtured in Buffalo, NY; along with his programming style, influenced generations of radio broadcasters for over three decades.

Jocko's on-air rhyming style on Philadelphia and New York radio in the 1950's and 60's arguably was the forerunner to rap music/Hip Hop that emerged from the streets of NYC in the early 1970's. He is featured in the video below.

The NewsOne website is owned by Radio One and the mention of some of their current on-air personalties is expected, but there are some oversights...and quite frankly the list is a little suspect when there's not a mention of Herb Kent or Donnie Simpson in their top 20. Here's their list. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. It's a very suspicious list, indeed. Radio One does seem to omit the likes of Donnie Simpson, but he "left them" for WPGC when he was hot. I guess that is their way of getting him back for betrayal.


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