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Frankie Beverly On The Road In The Carolinas

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Maze concert featuring Frankie Beverly and Mikki Howard. Pictured: WMGU: APD midday talent Alysse Stewart with the man Frankie Beverly.

Happy Videos Brings Pharrell To Tears On Oprah Prime

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Watch Pharrell with Oprah.

PPM 6+ New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Atlanta

Monday, April 14th, 2014

New York | Los Angeles | Chicago | San Francisco | Dallas | Houston | Philadelphia | Atlanta

Ernie Fears Appointed GSM of WRQX-FM in Washington, D.C.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Cumulus Media announces that Ernie Fears has been named General Sales Manager of WRQX-FM in Washington, D.C. Fears is a radio veteran with 25 years experience in the Washington, D.C. market. He was previously Director of Agency Sales for CBS Radio in Washington, D.C., and has held General Sales Manager positions with CBS Radio in Washington, D.C., and with 630 WMAL, also in D.C. Prior to that, Fears was Local Sales Manager of WMAL. He holds a B.S. degree from Hampton Institute and an MBA from Howard University.

Gary Lewis, Cumulus Senior Vice President, said: “It’s exciting when the perfect combination of experience, reputation and ability comes together in a single candidate, as it does with Ernie Fears. We are thrilled to welcome Ernie to the team.”

Fears said: “It is truly my honor to work with some of the smartest and most talented people in our industry. WRQX is a heritage station in the Washington, D.C. market. Cumulus realizes this fact and will do what it takes to keep this property vibrant, pertinent and relevant in the community. For me, it’s coming home again to a cluster of stations that I sold and managed. I ran up and down these hallways as a youngster when my father was GM of WRQX. I am proud to be back!”

Brooke Taylor’s Farewell To Ft. Wayne

Monday, April 14th, 2014

A sincere goodbye from Brooke Taylor to Ft. Wayne as she heads to Los Angeles and a new opportunity.

ESPYs Host Drake Goes Undercover to Ask People About His Performance

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Watch Drake On Jimmy Kimmel out in the street.

Atlanta’s WSB Radio & TV Capt. Herb Emory Passes Away

Monday, April 14th, 2014

It is a sad day at Cox Radio and TV. Long time in the air traffic Capt. Herb Emory has passed away. The AJC has the story.

MISSING! - Los Angeles Music and Television Executive, Debra Hughes

Monday, April 14th, 2014

A Los Angeles music and television executive, Debra Hughes has gone missing. Ms. Hughes has worked with the likes of Tyler Perry, Stevie Wonder and SnoopDogg and has worked for Lionsgate Films/Television and Twentieth Century Fox.

Ms. Hughes lived in Orange County, CA and had recently told friends she was moving to the Central California city of Lancaster. Ms. Hughes, sources say, had recently experience a fight with Cancer and a relationship break up and was seeking a new start. She told friends she was moving to Lancaster, CA and had actually already started working on projects in that area via her Los Angeles based company, CB Music Group, Inc.

It seems the last known communication with Ms. Hughes was around January 18th, even though there have been other unconfirmed reports of friends being in contact with her as late as February 10th. Family members have been hard to find and those with which contact has been made are distant relatives and cannot confirm contact with Ms. Hughes in the recent months. Ms. Hughes social media sites, company website, cell phone, office line and emails are all either disconnected at this point or have given no response to repeated attempts by friends to contact her.

At this point there are hundreds of Ms. Hughes friends across the country and even some in the UK, Germany, and Japan, seeking her whereabouts. Close friend and confidant, Adrienne Lawson says, “I have known Debra for 6 years and she has always remained consistent with her business and a full time friend. No matter what was going on in her life, good or bad Debra is a talker and is never one that likes to be alone. This is the major point in the puzzling disappearance of Debra and why I and the hundreds of other friends will not stop looking for her until she is found.”

A Facebook page has been set up to collect leads and information on the disappearance of Ms. Hughes (www.facebook.com/whereisdebrahughes). Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed the filing of a Missing Persons Report and Detectives are now working the case.

If anyone has any information please call Detective Carnes, LASD at 323.890.5500

President Obama Keynotes NAN Convention

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Watch President Obama address the 16th annual National Action Network convention. The President addresses many current issues facing Black America. He spends  many minutes on the equal rights to vote.

The “Bad Boy” JoJo McToy Recieves ABA Honor

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The “Bad Boy”JoJo McToy has been recognized by the Alabama Broadcasters Association at their annual Awards dinner. The award presentation took place at the Cahana Center in Birmingham Alabama this past Saturday. JoJo , a native of the Bronx , NY  received “Radio Personality of the Year” from work doing afternoons on Clear channel’s Hot 105.7 ,  Montgomery the past 6 years of being involved in ASU sports and the past 2 years as being the voice of the Marching Hornets.

“I was very proud during my acceptance speech to acknowledge Clear Channel Communications and Alabama State University in which I studied under early in my career , as well as the instruction I received at WVAS FM 90.7 in which I got my broadcast start. I am proud alumni and hope to continue to bring a new and great positive light with my talents to Clear Channel Montgomery  in Afternoons and my alma mater as the voice of Alabama State University  YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAHHHH STATE !!!”

DJ Moonbay & Zeola Gaye Celebrates Marvin Gaye On “UnRestricted” on AcceleratedRadio.net

Friday, April 11th, 2014

This April is the 30th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s tragic passing and your girl DJ Moonbaby (my musical soulmate for many years as evidenced by thisthis, and this blog post) will be doing a special tribute this coming Thursday, April 10th, on her radio show  “Unrestricted” on Acceleratedradio.net which airs on Thursdays 8-10 p.m. PST, and can be accessed via the internet or via the TuneIn, iHeartRadio, or iTunes apps (search Accelerated radio). Moonbaby will be interviewing both Zeola Gaye about her new book “My Brother Marvin” and producer Amerigo Gazaway on his Yasiin Gaye project (with Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def). Moonbaby will be playing some tracks from the Yasiin Gaye project, and some classic Marvin and Marvin-esque tracks.

For all you classic soul and Marvin Gaye fans out there, make sure to tune in this Thursday at 8 p.m. PST on either acceleratedradio.net or download the TuneIn, iHeartRadio, or iTunes apps (search Accelerated radio) and listen to it on your phone or tablet. It will be worth the effort!

Follow DJ Moonbaby at @DJMoonbaby and @accelradio for upcoming interviews and new music.

President Obama To Keynote LBJ Civil Rights Summit

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at a Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, today.  First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the Summit with the President.

The three-day Civil Rights Summit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Act, along with the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act in 1968, helped establish the legal foundation in fulfilling the long elusive promise of equality among all Americans.  The Summit will not only celebrate those pivotal laws, but, just as LBJ would have wanted, will address the civil rights issues we face today in America and around the world.

Gerod Stevens Faces Theft And Forgery Charges

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Long-time New Orleans radio personality Gerod Stevens has had a loyal following on the radio in the African-American community. Right now he is accused of theft and forgery. Click here for more insite.

Y98 St. Louis Hires Brion O’Brion for Nights

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

CBS RADIO’s Hot AC/Y98 (KYKY-FM) in St. Louis has hired Brion O’Brion. He will take over the night air-talent position, effective Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The Brion O’Brion show will be heard weeknights from 7p-Midnight, and will feature a great variety of music, along with Brion’s unique perspective on entertainment, current events and local happenings. He will be heard on-air, online at www.y98.com and through a variety of mobile devices including the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android.

“Brion will bring great energy to the night show,” said Marty Linck, Program Director for CBS RADIO’s Y98 and Fresh 102.5. “He will provide an up-tempo vibe we’ve never had in that time period, so I’m really excited for our listeners to hear him. After an extensive search of St. Louis and the surrounding area, Brion really stood out, and we connected immediately. Within a few weeks, he was hired!”

Brion O’Brion said, “I’m VERY excited to join CBS RADIO St. Louis, and I’m proud to be with such a great company. It’s a perfect opportunity to work with some true radio vets in a great city.”

O’Brion has worked in Orlando, FL, Baltimore, MD and handful of other stations up and down the East and Gulf Coasts over the years, and was previously the Night talent for Top 40 WGMI in Terre Haute, IN.

Y98 plays “Today’s Best Music” including Katy Perry, Maroon 5, P!nk, Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Bruno Mars and more.

KYKY-FM is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 126 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates KMOX-AM and KEZK-FM in St. Louis.

Shay Star Of OC-104 Gets Promotion

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Shay Star morning co-host, midday personality at OC-104 has been promoted to music director. Shay Star has an incredible back ground in the music/radio industry and has proven herself worthy in the short time at Q104. Reach out to Shay at shay@shaystar.com.

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