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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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April 1, 2014

'Godfather of House Music' Frankie Knuckles Dies at 59

Legendary DJ and music producer Frankie Knuckles has passed away at age 59. Born in the Bronx in 1955, Knuckles first played disco in New York before moving to Chicago in the late 1970s.

It was there he started spinning at The Warehouse, the club credited with giving birth to the house music genre.

The official cause of death is currently unknown, but some reports suggest it was from complications related to Type II Diabetes.

Here's a sample of Frankie Knuckles mix on the former WBMX 103 FM (now WVAZ V103) in Chicago.








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