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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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February 3, 2019

Tony Brown Will Not Return to WDAS Radio


Sunshine Brown, the wife of WDAS Philadelphia radio host Tony Brown and a former producer on the program, went to social media and penned her own statement regarding the status of her husband.--

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, closeup"We regret to inform you that Tony Brown - WDAS FM Quiet Storm Host will not be returning to radio, due to health reasons. Please join us in saluting him for 45 years of dedicated service in broadcasting, and to the community. Thank you to all of his listeners over the years. He was so dedicated to bringing you the best! He did what he loved, and he loved what he did! We ask for your continued prayers and support, and we are so appreciative! Much love, Sunshine Brown"

There has been no official statement from the management of WDAS or iHeartMedia, the corporate owner of WDAS. As of last week Tony's voice is still a part of the intro segment of The Quiet Storm, heard each evening at 7:00 PM. It's been over a year since Tony has been behind the microphone. Veteran WDAS FM personality Mi Mi Brown has been hosting The Quiet Storm, in wake of Tony's absence.



Tony began his professional radio career at WDAS FM in the mid 1970's with a program called "The Extra Sensory Connection," a forerunner to The Quiet Storm. He went over to rival at the time, Power 99 FM WUSL and hosted late nights. When the two stations became owned by the same company, Tony returned to WDAS FM, to host the early evening slow jams program. 

You can support Tony rising medical cost via the Go Fund Me link below.

https://www.gofundme.com/tony-brown039s-medical-fund



Here are links to our previous posts on Tony Brown:

105.3 WDAS FM Celebrates Tony Brown's 45 Years in Radio

WDAS FM's Quiet Storm Host Tony Brown Recovering

Wife of WDAS' Quiet Storm Host Tony Brown Post Go Fund Me Page for His Medical Expenses

WDAS FM's Quiet Storm Host Tony Brown is on Medical Leave, Hopes to Return Soon



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