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March 13, 2012

Michael Eric Dyson Quits Radio Show

This is not a first for the Georgetown University Professor

(RICHARD PRINCE JOURNAL-ISM) Social critic and self-proclaim Hip Hop authority Michael Eric Dyson has left "The Michael Eric Dyson Show" on public radio, but the show will continue with guest hosts until its finale at the end of the month, its creators told Journal-isms on Friday. The show will continue in repeats until April 20 on WEAA.

"There's something else potentially in the works, but the show as it exists now is about to end," Carla Wills, senior producer, told Journal-isms. "The contract was over. We didn't do another round of funding."

The Michael Eric Dyson Show is produced by the African American Radio Consortium from Morgan State University's WEAA, 88.9 FM in Baltimore. However this is not the first time Dyson has quit a radio show. He hosted the midday talk show slot on Radio One's syndicated network until a contract dispute (money) forced him to leave the airwaves in 2007. The time slot is now hosted by attorney Warren Ballentine. In 2009 after just four months on the air, he left the program again over money. He returned to the airwaves in 2010 after the consortium secured a $505,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Dyson is likely to increase his appearances on MSNBC in hopes of garnering his own show on the cable news network. Read more on this story

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