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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.

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September 13, 2017

ESPN Issues Statement on Firestorm Tweets from Jemele Hill on President Trump

ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill called President Donald Trump a white supremacist and a bigot on Twitter Monday evening. ESPN responded with the following statement. ESPN's actions earned the Donkey of the Day from Charlamagne tha god on syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club and an uproar throughout the media over her opinion.

This is what Hill said on Twitter.  These tweets were inappropriate according to her employer ESPN.

Was there anything here that was inaccurate? After off it's her giving her opinion and ESPN has obviously re-invented themselves over the last year or so by featuring their personalities. Given the fact that Jemele Hill and Michael Smith were pulled from their afternoon show "His & Her' and given a prominent SportsCenter anchor spot at 6 p.m.slot. ESPN wants to gain viewers by encouraging their sports anchors to be more personality driven. (i.e. Stephen A. Smith, Scott Van Pelt, etc.)

Look for Bomani Jones to have his own show on ESPN in January. And if you know Bomani, then you know he will give his opinion whether it's popular or not.


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