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Radio Moves and Media Quick Takes


GMA3 (Good Morning America) co-anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes both shut down their Instagrams amid rumors of an intimate, off-camera affair. Both are married to other people. We wouldn't be surprised if the ABC program will be looking for new hosts in the near future...


Stephen A. Smith doubles down on his defense of the Jerry Jones 1957 photo and responds to being called a "coon" and a “sellout” on his Know Mercy podcast. “Because I don’t agree with y’all position on a still photo from 66 years ago. Really? We better wake up y’all.” Smith says he is only talking to Black people. White people should just turn off the podcast. >Listen to his podcast if you have nothing else better to do...


Motown Records Chairperson and CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam is stepping down from her position to pursue new endeavors. The label and parent company Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced a successor will be named at a later date.


107.5 WBLS is the TOP RATED radio station in New York City with a 7.0 share of listeners 6+....


Radio One's “Majic 107.5/97.5” is the number two rated station in Atlanta (7.1 share) and just ahead of News/Talk station WSB (7.0). Kiss 104.1 is trending down from 6.6 to 5.7, while V-103 is trending up from 3.4 to 3.9...


iHeartMedia has announced a new lineup of comedy podcasts featuring Rosie O’Donnell, Jason Alexander, Eric Andre, Amber Ruffin and others set to launch in early 2023...


Diamond Tyleir is named night host at “95.7 Jamz” WBHJ Birmingham. Read more...

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February 27, 2020

WURD Radio Honors Katherine Johnson a True Pioneer in Black History


Katherine Johnson passed away, Monday, February 24, 2020 at the age of 101. Johnson was one of several trailblazing black women whose work at NASA was integral during the Space Race and was a key subject in the hit film Hidden Figures.

She was also the first woman in the NASA Flight Research Division to receive credit as an author of a research report for her work on detailing the equations describing an orbital spaceflight.

Check out this exclusive 2017 interview with Katherine Johnson with WURD President and CEO, Sara Lomax-Reese done shortly after the film Hidden Figures was released.








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WURD celebrates Black History Month at Uncle Bobbies Coffee & Books, starting this Friday February 28, 2020, 7am-10am. This is the start of an event series with WURD and Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books that will continue every last Friday of the month. Join us this Friday with Wake Up with WURD Host, Solomon Jones.



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