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Eight days after news of the affair between GMA3 hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes broke, Robach gave (UK's) DailyMail.com an update on their relationship: 'It's kind of over now.' The duo have been 'indefinitely' suspended from the show. Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos have anchored the show since Monday...


Jim Stewart, co-founder of Stax Records in Memphis, dies at age 92. During an era of racial strife, white musicians and producers worked alongside Black singers, songwriters and instrumentalists to create the “Memphis sound” embodied by Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. and the M.G.s, Carla and Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, The Bar-Kays and many others...


They're on STRIKE for at least one day! The New York Times Guild, the union that represents more than 1,000 members at The New York Times is asking readers to not engage in any of the paper's online platforms and stand with them on the digital picket line on Thursday, December 8, 2022. The union and newspaper management were not able to reach agreement on a new contract after 20 months of negotiations...


Bomani Jones who appeared on the 'CNN This Morning' show this week now says, "Nothing I’ve said has spread like my Deion Sanders comments on CNN." He adds, “The only thing in my career that I can think of that has gone as viral as this Deion thing has, is the Donald Sterling thing in 2014.” "Coach Prime" Deion Sanders has announced he is leaving Jackson State for Colorado. He will coach JSU in the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta on December 17, 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.>Read more...


Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy announce The Breakfast Club will add rotating guest hosts until a permanent one is named to replace Angela Yee. >Read more...


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January 3, 2019

V-103 Atlanta Drops Wanda Smith and Miss Sophia from The Frank Ski Morning Show


Co-hosts Wanda Smith and Miss Sophia exited the Morning Show at V-103 (WVEE) Atlanta. The news is so fresh that the V-103 website still list the morning show as "Frank and Wanda in the Morning." Wanda Smith has been a part of the station for close to two decades while working with both Frank Ski and Ryan Cameron. "Miss Sophia" aka comedian Joe Taylor was brought on board in 2006 to do a controversial celebrity gossip segment that unexpectedly took off. Miss Sophia dressed up in drag behind the microphone to do "The Girl Talk" segment. There was no in between regarding the audience's feelings towards Miss Sophia. Listeners either love it or hated it.

Taylor left the station in 2010, while Smith left at the end of 2012, when Frank Ski left V-103 to seek a syndicated radio deal. Taylor resurfaced on Atlanta's 88.7 for a bit. Wanda rejoined the station as co-host with Ryan Cameron in the mornings in 2014. Taylor was brought back with Ryan just before Frank Ski took over the reigns of the morning show of the then CBS Radio owned station once again in early 2018.

CBS 46 News in Atlanta reached Wanda Smith by phone, but she declined to make a comment.

Here's this morning's interview with Faison Love.


The trio seemed to have brought back the chemistry that was missing from mornings at V-103 while Frank Ski was off the air. Good ratings followed and the show re-established V-103 as the most listened to urban radio morning show in the ATL. However Entercom, the new ownership group, is seeking to pair Frank Ski with co-hosts that have a larger social media presence.


The Breaking News: Frank Ski and his wife Dr. Patrice Basanta-Henry are having a baby.



Wanda Smith made headlines earlier this year with a segment that went viral with comedian Katt Williams.




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