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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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August 25, 2014

Check Out New Music from Bay Area Artist Goapele

Rolling Stone magazine called the Bay Area native Goapele the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo,” her searing voice can be both sensuous and serious, often on the same song. She is back with a new song on her forth coming album 'Strong as Glass.'


The first single from the album is 'Hey Boy.'  She talks her recent career moves on the interview below.






Goapele's first hit song "Closer" was released back in 2001 at the height of the Neo-Soul era. But like many artists from the late 90's/early 00's that brought forth a new style of R&B music; none of them then and now want to be categorized as "Neo-Soul." You can simply call her a very talented singer. The song Closer was featured in the soundtrack for the movie 'Honey' with Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, and Missy Elliott.

Watch it below.



An acappella performance on the Etta James classic 'At Last'


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