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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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April 18, 2020

Hot 107.9 Moves Erin Rae to Middays & J-Nicks to Afternoons, Adds Incognito for Nights


Radio One's Hot 107.9 (WHTA) announces line up changes that will begin on Monday, April 20.

The changes come after Mz Shyneka and Reec were let go this past week by Radio One Atlanta. Rickey Smiley remains as morning host with overnight host Erin Rae moving to middays from and  former ‘Durrty Boyz” night co-host J Nicks moving to afternoons from 2-7 P.M.

Radio One brings in Z107.9 (WENZ) Cleveland night host Incognito. He will head up a new nationally syndicated night show initially based in Cleveland called "Posted On The Corner." Incognito, a former host on Streetz 94.5, will relocate the show to Atlanta. Radio One stations also adding the show on Monday are 94.5 The Beat in Dallas, Hot 107.5 Detroit, and K97.5 in Raleigh.

The show will continue on Z107.9 and is already heard on Power 107.5 in Columbus, 101.1 The WIZ in Cincinnati, and Hot 96.3 Indianapolis.


He sounds like he's leaving the station??? No, J-Nicks is going to afternoons.

Here's more on the recent cuts by Radio One hosts Mz Shyneka, Jarad J, K Foxx, and Rees.

Here's an interesting piece on Incognito





Urban One Atlanta announced their new on-air line up for the most important Hip Hop station in the country. Starting Monday, April 20th , Erin Rae who has been with the station for two years will now takeover middays, bringing a fresh new perspective and her social media swag to the airwaves. J Nicks who has been responsible for the tremendous ratings success at night as part of the Durrty Boyz Show will now entertain and bring his high energy to afternoon drive with interactive features, entertaining interviews and more. Following in J Nicks footsteps, Incognito returns to Atlanta to bring his “Posted On The Corner” show with the best mixes, entertainment news and contest, every night from 7pm-12m.

Incognito fresh sound with his national show produced by Radio One will be based in Atlanta clearing in many markets including Dallas, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus, OH.

“This year as we celebrate our 25th year of the station,” said Tim Davies Regional VP and GM, “we have refreshed the line up with names you know and new talent as we go into the next 25 years.”

Program Director, Tap Money said, “We here at Radio One Atlanta are elated to see these amazing talents lead HOT 107.9 into the new decade. Erin Rae and J Nicks have worked very hard for these new opportunities and we are all very proud of them. Incognito is no stranger to Atlanta and I have no doubt he will charter nights to new and greater heights.”

The HOT 107.9 lineup starting as of April 20, 2020 will be as following:

Rickey Smiley Morning Show: Monday – Friday 6am-10am

Erin Rae: Monday – Friday 10am-3pm

J Nicks: Monday – Friday 3pm-7pm

Incognito: Monday-Friday 7pm-12m








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