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Radio Moves and Media Quick Takes


GMA3 (Good Morning America) co-anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes both shut down their Instagrams amid rumors of an intimate, off-camera affair. Both are married to other people. We wouldn't be surprised if the ABC program will be looking for new hosts in the near future...


Stephen A. Smith doubles down on his defense of the Jerry Jones 1957 photo and responds to being called a "coon" and a “sellout” on his Know Mercy podcast. “Because I don’t agree with y’all position on a still photo from 66 years ago. Really? We better wake up y’all.” Smith says he is only talking to Black people. White people should just turn off the podcast. >Listen to his podcast if you have nothing else better to do...


Motown Records Chairperson and CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam is stepping down from her position to pursue new endeavors. The label and parent company Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced a successor will be named at a later date.


107.5 WBLS is the TOP RATED radio station in New York City with a 7.0 share of listeners 6+....


Radio One's “Majic 107.5/97.5” is the number two rated station in Atlanta (7.1 share) and just ahead of News/Talk station WSB (7.0). Kiss 104.1 is trending down from 6.6 to 5.7, while V-103 is trending up from 3.4 to 3.9...


iHeartMedia has announced a new lineup of comedy podcasts featuring Rosie O’Donnell, Jason Alexander, Eric Andre, Amber Ruffin and others set to launch in early 2023...


Diamond Tyleir is named night host at “95.7 Jamz” WBHJ Birmingham. Read more...

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May 29, 2012

VIBE Magazine Cover "Meet Your New Role Models"

We take a look at a popular topic in urban pop culture in light of last night's premiere of VH1's 'Single Ladies.' Undoubtedly a hot topic of discussion today on the syndicated morning and the local midday shows across the country on Urban and Urban AC radio.






































Shows like Single Ladies, Basketball Wives, Real Housewives, and Love and Hip Hop have definitely found its niche within the television world. In the case of Basketball Wives, the show has garnered  backlash on facebook, where many feel the show should be taken off the air.

Recently Vibe Magazine sparked its own controversy with its latest issue cover. Demetria L. Lucas who blogs as 'The Belle of Brooklyn' says its really much ado about nothing.  "I laughed when I saw the VIBE cover featuring Tamar Braxton, Kandi Buress, Evelyn Lozada, and Chrissy Lampkin all sporting f***-me heels and boobs pushed to gravity defying heights." Read more 'Vibe Throws Shade, Few See Light'

Agree or disagree with Lucas' opinion; these are topics that attract listeners, drives magazine sales, and has become a ratings bonanza for cable TV.

The Belle in Brooklyn @abelleinbk spoke about her book of the same name with V-103 Atlanta's midday radio personality Egypt, then at WBLS in New York.



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