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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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September 3, 2020

Angelique Alston Named Brand Manager at WPGC 95.5 The DNA of the DMV


Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., announced the promotion of Angelique Alston to Brand Manager of WPGC 95.5 FM (WPGC-FM), Washington D.C.’s heritage rhythmic urban hits station, effective immediately.

“Angelique has done a tremendous job elevating our team and I am excited to see her expand her career as Brand Manager,” said Ivy Savoy-Smith, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Washington D.C. “Her unique way of providing entertainment for our listeners, educating the community with viable content and her engagement with the sales management team tells me she will thrive in this new role. Her ability to multi-task, implore creative thinking, work hard and commit to excellence has led to great success and we are delighted to have her lead WPGC 95.5 FM.”

“I am honored to officially lead WPGC during this pivotal moment in our history,” said Alston. “As the first woman in the history of the station to oversee programming, I look forward to educating, elevating and empowering our current and future stars, leveling the playing field for woman and African-Americans in our industry, and creating opportunities to showcase the excellence and leadership that is the WPGC brand legacy.”

Alston is a seasoned radio industry executive with nearly 30 years of experience. Since 2013, she has served as Assistant Program Director, Morning Show Producer and Events Producer. She also served as morning show producer for “The Donnie Simpson Show” and “Big Tigger in the Morning” on WPGC 95.5 FM, and executive produced annual station events, including “For Sisters Only,” “Coat Drive 95,” and the “Back to School” and “Birthday Bash” concerts. She will report to Savoy-Smith.


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