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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 10, 2021

Billy Sorrells Exits The Morning Hustle

Billy Sorrells has exited the Urban One/Reach Media syndicated morning show "The Morning Hustle." The show will continue with lead host HeadKrack along with Angie Ange and Lore'l.

Radio One D.C. originally launched The Morning Hustle as a local morning show on 93.9 WKYS-FM in Washington, D.C. with Angie Ange as lead host in 2019. With the impending retirement of Tom Joyner, Rickey Smiley transitioned to the Urban AC format and The Morning Hustle was launched nationally in January 2020 on Urban One Hip Hop stations with the addition of Headkrack from the RSMS and Sorrells. Radio and media personality On-Air Jordan (also known as Shorty Da Prince) an original member of the show at WKYS remained with the syndicated version of the show until August of 2020.

Radio veteran Yonni Rude joined the program as executive producer in March. No word yet if The Morning Hustle will replace Sorrells. 





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