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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...


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June 13, 2012

Radio veteran Troy Johnson Anchors the News in DC

Troy Johnson signs on with CBS' new Washington, D.C. all-news station WNEW, 99.1 FM, as a news anchor. Johnson will also continue hosting "The Hang Suite" with Marc Clarke on 96.3 WHUR on Saturday evenings. The show also airs each night on H.U.R. Voices on Sirius XM Channel 141 Monday through Friday. Johnson, a former talk show host in Baltimore, was also a popular host with Clarke on  92Q's Big Phat Morning Show.

Johnson updated his status by saying this to his friends on facebook: Thanks for the love! Adding the title 'News Anchor' to my lengthy resume...ready for the new challenge! Everybody needs some news, so lock 99.1 on your radio preset, you just might hear me! We have traffic on the 1's, by the way! And, of course, Marc and I will still be doing our thing on 'HUR!

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