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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 6, 2022

Hot 104.1 Drops The Morning Hustle for the New “The Home Team” Morning Show

Last week lead host of the new The Home Team Morning Show and St. Louis native Shorty Da Prince began dropping videos on social media for the new A.M. drive show on Hot 104.1 (WHHL-FM). The station formerly owned by Radio One featured co-owned Reach Media syndicated shows The Morning Hustle and The Rickey Smiley Morning Show over the last 15 years. The Audacy owned station will now go local next week with Shorty Da Prince, and St. Louis born social media influencers Brittish Williams and Andrew Caldwell.
Audacy once known as Entercom, took over and bought the radio properties formerly owned by CBS Radio. Hot 104.1 ownership came about with a sale and frequency swap with Radio One stations in Charlotte. Following in the CBS Radio tradition, Audacy rarely does syndication. So it was a matter of time before The Morning Hustle was going to be replaced. Audacy's mantra is-- mornings are held down by live and local in-studio hosts even with their Urban stations. (i.e. V-103 Atlanta, 104.3 Jams Chicago, 94.7 The Wave Los Angeles, WPGC 95.5 Washington, D.C., and eventually 94.7 The Block New York City.) 

Shorty Da Prince, once known as On Air Jordan, was one the original members of The Morning Hustle when it launched in syndication in January 2020. He seems to have achieved a real sense of satisfaction by replacing a show he was fired from more than a year ago.




 


Audacy announced a new morning show on HOT 104.1 (WHHL-FM) in St. Louis. The station will debut “The Home Team,” starring St. Louis natives Shorty Da Prince, Brittish Williams and Andrew Caldwell, weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CT beginning July 11. A “best hits” version of the show will air Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CT.


“We’re proud to bring together three immensely talented individuals to create a new morning show catered to the St. Louis community,” said Becky Domyan, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy St. Louis. “This cast brings a combination of experience, entertainment, content and celebrity status to St. Louis. This is going to re-energize the market and reinvigorate St. Louis radio.”


Shorty is a celebrated St. Louis radio personality and recording artist who started his radio career at KATZ-FM in St. Louis when he was only twelve years old. Other No. 1-rated stops include WGPR-FM in Detroit, WKYS-FM in Washington D.C. and WENZ-FM in Cleveland. Shorty is also well known for his years of hosting BET’s “106 and Park.” He is also a successful recording artist signed previously to Atlantic Records and is the creator of the “STL Fest” musical festival.


Williams is a radio and television personality, influencer, host and entrepreneur currently starring in the hit television show Basketball Wives on VH1. Williams has also collaborated with numerous brands to enhance their businesses and visibility and is the CEO of two brands – Shop Gossip Girl and The House of Hair.


Caldwell, also known as Mr. Delivert, is a social media influencer who gained national fame in 2018 when his church video went viral.










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