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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.' Robach will reportedly return to the show next week, but Holmes has been suspended 'indefinitely' from the show as ABC management launches an investigation into his affairs with other staff members...


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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June 29, 2020

The Real Story of Cathy Hughes, Melvin Lindsey, and 'The Original Quiet Storm'


Essence Magazine online features an amazingly entertaining article that details the ins and outs of The Quiet Storm format launched by Cathy Hughes on Howard University's WHUR in 1975. The article details the ascension of it's first host Melvin Lindsey and how his popularity rose throughout the Nation's Capital and landed him on BET as one of it's first on-air host and a move to its competitor 93.9 WKYS. Lindsey died in 1992.

The article details many things people outside of those who were closely associated with Lindsey never knew:

Lindsey was a reluctant part-timer who had to be convinced to become the first host of The Quiet Storm. He left the station early on to join another station. Cathy Hughes was furious. She wouldn't speak to him. But circumstances caused them to come back together rather quickly.

The current host of The Quiet Storm on 96.3 WHUR is Angela Stribling. He and Angela had a very imitate friendship that lasted for many years until his death.

Based on the ratings success of WHUR, many stations copied their format. One of the first to copy the format and the name 'The Quiet Storm' was program director Frankie Crocker and on-air personality Vaughn Harper of New York City's WBLS.

Cathy Hughes' father was the CPA for Hon. Elijah Muhammad. On her visits to Chicago she met and knew both Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan.


Here's the article written by Ericka Blount Danois from Essence magazine. A great read...

Play Another Slow Jam: An Oral History of The Quiet Storm
A LOOK BACK AT THE RADIO FORMAT ITS CREATOR CATHY HUGHES AND LEGENDARY HOST MELVIN LINDSEY REVOLUTIONIZED 40 YEARS AGO

A psychologist told me that The Quiet Storm brought peace in Black households. I started crying. I never thought of it like that. -CATHY HUGHES



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