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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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April 30, 2021

Radio One Charlotte Rebrands WLNK as Mix 107.9 and Announces New Morning and Afternoon Lineup

 Marsha Landess, Regional Vice President at Radio One, announced today the launch of WLNK MIX 107.9 at Radio One Charlotte. The first official broadcast begins at 3:00 p.m. The new format will be anchored by Matt & Ramona In the Morning (6 a.m.-10 a.m.) followed by Drew Parham (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), Madison James (3 p.m.-7 p.m.), and Holly Haze (7 p.m.- Midnight)! The line-up demonstrates Radio One’s commitment to bring the best talent to the Charlotte community.


“As people head back to work and our lives return to some normalization, now is the perfect time to launch MIX 107.9,” said Terry Foxx, Brand Manager for WLNK. “People will relate to the music, and we’ve put together some of the best talent in the industry. We will be live and local in Charlotte every day!”


“We asked the Charlotte listeners what they wanted from a radio station, and Mix 107.9 is a direct result of what those listeners told us,” said Marsha Landess. “We’re excited to bring engaging and entertaining on-air talent combined with the best upbeat MIX of music from the ’90s 2000s and today to the airwaves of Charlotte. Our listeners are going to love listening to the music. Our clients are going to love the results it brings to their businesses. The station will continue to have a large commitment to community service and making a difference in the lives of those living in our community. It truly is the best MIX Charlotte has told us they wanted.”


MIX 107.9 has lots of great programming perks planned for listeners. Among them, each weekday, the station will host three 24 song sweeps throughout the day! The station will also maintain a strong community presence and continue to exemplify Radio One’s stellar commitment of service to its local communities.


Read More: At look back at Radio One's Charlotte Station Swap with Audacy Previously Known as Entercom




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