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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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June 1, 2021

Urban One Celebrates Black Music Month with the Release of Podcast Series



Six Music Genres will be highlighted within a Podcast in Recognition of Black Music Month

In celebration of Black Music Month, Urban One announced today the release of its new podcast series, For the Culture, A History of Black Music.  The podcast features six episodes focused on the impact of several Black music genres on popular music today.  Every Wednesday during the month of June, the podcast will focus on various sounds, including Gospel, Funk, Philly Soul, Trap and Hip Hop, Go Go, and Chopped and Screwed and present interviews with music makers from each genre.

Colby Tyner, Vice President of Programming said, “We are excited to share these interesting stories that have roots in several of our markets through podcasts as we celebrate Black Music Month”

Reach Media syndicated radio host Angie Ange will host For the Culture, A History of Black Music.  Ange is a rising talent nationwide and will present content designed to entertain and enlighten Reach Media's national audience with real discussions and insights from pioneers and celebrities who have contributed to the national/global rise of locally originated sounds in hotbed music markets (e.g. Trap music originated in Atlanta; Go-Go music out of Washington D.C.; Chopped and Screwed music out of Houston; and Soul music from Philadelphia).  Each genre has a unique story, and these customized podcasts have been curated to reflect their impact while providing an interesting take and background on the genre. 

"For the Culture, A History of Black Music is a testament to the commitment, hard work, and dedication of the team that worked tirelessly to make this our most robust Black Music Month ever!  This podcast stands as an example of our growing commitment to our listeners and audience,” said David Motta, Radio One's Vice President of Digital Sales.


The schedule of podcast episodes are as follows:

Episode 1                The History of Gospel Music                                  Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Episode 2                The History of Trap/Hip Hop                                  Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Episode 3                The History of Funk Music                                     Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Episode 4                The History of Soul Music                                      Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Episode 5                The History of Chopped and Screwed Music           Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Episode 6                The History of Go-Go Music                                   Wednesday, July 7, 2021

For the Culture, A History of Black Music can be heard wherever you listen to podcasts and BlackAmericaWeb.com.





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