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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.' The duo have been 'indefinitely' suspended from the show. Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos have anchored the show since Monday...


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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September 6, 2021

Rickie Ricardo Rescues Fellow Yankees Announcer John Sterling During Tropical Storm Ida Flooding in New York City Area



Rickie Ricardo the New York Yankees announcer on Spanish language station WADO 1260 was working the game last week when he received a call after the game to locate and eventually rescue legendary announcer John Sterling. Ricardo recants the story on WFAN, the flagship station for Yankees baseball. Sterling became trapped in his car after flooding occurred in an area near Yankee Stadium from Tropical Storm Ida.

Ricardo is not only the Spanish language broadcaster for the Yankees, he announces NFL games as the Spanish language broadcaster for the Philadelphia Eagles. You can also catch him hosting sports talk on Audacy owned 101.9 FM/660 AM WFAN in New York and 94.1 FM WIP in Philadelphia on the weekends and weekday fill-in host. 

Ricardo has had a storied radio career which began in Orlando and landed him very early in his career as midday host at 107.5 WBLS working along side Frankie Crocker. He helped launched “Mega 97.9” radio format in NYC and toured with singer Rick James.

Here's a cool article on his career. ‘Other’ Rickie Ricardo Making Own Name As Yankees And Eagles Spanish Voice




Rickie Ricardo aircheck at WBLS 






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