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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.


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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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October 5, 2020

Elvis Duran Will Host 2020 Radio Hall Of Fame Ceremony

Elvis Duran of Z100New York and nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, will host the 2020 Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on October 29 from 7-9 p.m. 7Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, this year’s ceremony will be live from multiple locations and broadcast on radio stations across the country, streamed via iHeart Radio, and on the SiriusXM Triumph Channel.

The evening features an impressive lineup of presenters, including: Grammy Award-winning Smokey Robinson - Donnie Simpson TV star and singer Donny Osmond – Mark & Brian DJ, VJ, and B-Boy King Tech - Sway Calloway-Radio programmer Dom Theodore - Glenn Beck Recording artist Ray J - The Breakfast Club Music Producer Salaam Remi - And Angie Martinez.



Kraig Kitchin, chair of the Radio Hall of Fame, noted, “Elvis Duran is one of the most popular radio hosts in the country, and I’m delighted that he will lead us through an exciting live broadcast across multiple audio channels. We’re thrilled to have Smokey Robinson and such notable presenters join us. We’re looking forward to a very special evening.”



7The previously announced 2020 Class of Radio Hall of Fame Inductees are: Mark & Brian - KLOS-FM Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more) Cokie Roberts - Political Reporter, NPR Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more) Angie Martinez - WWPR-FM New York City Active Local/Regional (10 years or more) The Breakfast Club - Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, DJ Envy, Premiere Networks WWPR -FM, Active Network/Syndication (10 years or more) Sway Calloway -SiriusXM Shade 45 Channel Public Vote Music Format On-Air Personality Glenn Beck - The Glenn Beck Show, Premiere Networks Public Vote Spoken Word On-Air Personality Donnie Simpson - WMMJ-FM Washington D.C. Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee inductee



Sponsors of the 2020 Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony include Premiere Networks and The Weiss Agency.


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