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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...


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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...


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June 10, 2019

Radio One Makes Major Announcement About 105.9 Kiss FM in Detroit


Urban One, Inc. today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Detroit, Michigan radio station, WDMK-FM and three translators W228CJ, W252BX, and W260CB for $13.5 million to Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. Urban One has had a presence in the Detroit market since 1998.

Related imageUrban One CEO Alfred Liggins stated, “We want to thank the incredibly talented and dedicated staff for their contribution to a remarkable era in Detroit for Urban One. We are thrilled that Beasley has agreed to continue airing our syndicated programming, including The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The D.L. Hughley Afternoon Show, Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell and The Willie Moore, Jr. Afternoon Show, allowing Urban One to continue serving the Detroit community of listeners.”

Hot 1075 wgprUrban One will continue to operate WGPR-FM under its current Local Marketing Agreement until the end of 2019. The station is owned by Owned by the International Free and Accepted Modern Masons. Urban One's agreement began in 2011.




Last year Urban One sold WPZR-FM (102.7 FM), to Educational Media Foundation which became a Christian Pop Music station. As a result of that sale, Radio One launched The Detroit Praise Network and moved the Inspirational programming to the three translators that many Detroit area Gospel Music listeners were dissatisfied with due to the static filled FM signals. Now Urban One/Radio One has effectively moved out of Detroit radio market with their announcement today.  We would expect afternoon host John Mason and weekend host Mildred Gaddis to continue with their shows on WDMK.

105.9 Kiss FM WDMK now joins the Beasley Detroit cluster of stations that includes Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX, Rock 101.1 WRIF, and Classic Hip-Hop “105.1 The Bounce” WMGC.



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