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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 23, 2021

On the Heels of the PBS Documentary on Muhammad Ali 96.3 WHUR Airs Special Edition of The Daily Drum Titled “Ali.. Bigger Than Boxing”




His life went well beyond the boxing ring. Muhammad Ali was a champion who used his skills to press the nation forward on an array of issues ranging from race, religion, politics, entertainment, and so much more. Join 96.3 WHUR and WHUT-TV Wednesday, September 22nd that 7pm for a special edition of the Daily Drum entitled “Ali.. Bigger Than Boxing.” We’ll take a look at the man known at “The Greatest” and why his legacy still resonates today with so many in the DMV.






The program features host Harold Fisher and guest Howard University professor Dr. Greg Carr, boxing promoter Jeff Gatling, and historian/filmmaker Abdur-Rahman Muhammad.





This week the PBS News Hour took an inside look at the Ken Burns' documentary 'Muhammad Ali.' The story segment takes a look at PBS' past history and Burn's history as a white man telling Black stories.






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