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Radio Moves and Media Quick Takes


Angela Yee is set to broadcast her last show on The Breakfast Club on Friday. Cardi B called in to the show on Thursday and suggested that she might like to sit in as guest host. It appears that the replacement plans for Yee are still up in the air. The Breakfast Club will move into new studios in January.


98.7 ESPN Radio New York shakes up their lineup with more local programming. The Michael Kay Show with Hot 97's Rosenberg of Ebro in the Morning remains in place. Bart & Hahn will leave the national ESPN Radio lineup. In January they will be heard exclusively on 98.7 FM discussing New York sports from 12-3pm. ESPN New York trails Sport Radio WFAN in ratings across the board as these programming changes were expected. >Read more...


Amy Robach and TJ Holmes of GMA3 hosted the show today as usual. The anchors on Good Morning America's 3rd Hour that airs in the afternoon on ABC are involved in an extramarital affair as reported by the London based tabloid The Daily Mail. ABC execs have been holding “emergency meetings” to address the mayhem since news broke of the affair. Disciplinary actions could be forthcoming...


CNN boss Chris Licht cut all live programming and has laid-off long time host Robin Meade at its sister network HLN, once known as Headline News. A number of reporters on CNN have lost their jobs as well.


Radio One's R&B station Magic 95.9 lands in second place in Baltimore's radio ratings with a 7.4 share of the audience 6+...


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July 5, 2022

107.5 WBLS Launches “JusNik in the Afternoon” Deja Vu Moves to Middays


Nicole ‘JusNik’ Prempeh joins 107.5 WBLS New York City as host of “JusNik In The Afternoon.” Her previous stop was as PD and host at 95.7 Jamz in Birmingham, AL where she used the on-air moniker ‘Nu York.’ With this addition to the weekday schedule, WBLS will move Deja Vu from afternoons to middays to fill the exit of Shaila Scott.

“We’re pleased to have JusNik join the WBLS family, her down-to-earth nature makes us all feel right at home,” said PD Cynthia Smith. Senior VP of Programming Pio Ferro, added, “JusNik brings a proven and exciting skillset to WBLS. Her vibrant and exhilarating personality is going to shine in the afternoons.”


“I’m humbled and elated to return home to New York,” she remarked. “I have always dreamed of coming back home. But, to work with a heritage station is the ultimate dream. And now that dream has become a reality.”


Bio from WBLS--
Jus Nik, Brooklyn-born, Queens-raised was adopted at six months old and grew up in the foster care system, moving with her family to Huntsville, Alabama, at the age of 15. She learned to use and hone her voice early and her drive helped her win a student internship at WEUP-FM, a 100,000-watt urban heritage station in Huntsville. She continued learning and volunteering while earning a degree from Alabama A&M University, and was offered her first on-air shift at Adult Contemporary station WHRP-FM, working weeknights from 7 p.m. to midnight. Shortly after graduating, she landed a position as a morning show co-host for Cox Radio’s “BuckWilde Morning Show” at WBHJ, 95.7 JAMZ in Birmingham.


She remained with the station through multiple changes, continuing as co-host for two later editions of the popular morning show; The Magic City Morning Show with Dwight Stone and Comedian Funnymaine, and The Roy Wood Jr Show featuring Comedy Central “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah Comedian, Roy Wood Jr.


When SummitMedia purchased WBHJ, 95.7 Jamz in 2013, she became the host of a new program, “Midday Kickback with NuYork,” as well as hosting middays on CHR WHZT-FM, Hot 98.1, in Greenville, South Carolina where she dominated the market with a #1 show, 18-34. In 2014 she became program director of WBHJ, where she took the station to unparalleled ratings success. Even during Covid, as stations across the country saw constriction, she continued to build and gain share. Upon her departure, her show, the newly named, Midday Kickback had a 20.7 share in her targeted 18-34 demo while also winning the hearts of the more mature crowd of 25-54!

Was the plan at WBLS to make Jusnik the midday host???






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