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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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September 8, 2017

KYW Announces Sunday Morning Show "Flashpoint" with Cherri Gregg

KYW Newsradio Philadelphia introduces "Flashpoint," a new 30-minute program designed to provide a forum for local and national influencers, as well as listeners, to share their points of view on the most relevant Philadelphia news stories of the week. The show airs every Sunday morning at 8:30am. Hosted by KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg, "Flashpoint" offers context on the week's headlines with a particular focus on community affairs, political news, civil rights and grassroots issues impacting the Philadelphia area.

"I am very excited to be a part of this effort to provide a platform to flesh out issues affecting our community," said Gregg. "With so much happening in the news, it is imperative that we create a forum where we can dig deeper and more fully explore multiple points of view."

"We're excited about this new KYW venture, and in particular, Cherri's proven ability to stay connected to our community and get the right players to the table for these spirited and meaningful discussions," said CBS Radio VP/News and KYW Director of Programming Steve Butler.

Listeners can engage with the new program via social media using #Flashpoint, and by emailing communityaffairs@kyw.com.

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