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Tom Joyner's radio show will rotate five comics each week to replace J. Anthony Brown: (T-L clockwise) Arsenio Hall, Sherri Shepherd, Lavell Crawford, Kym Whitley and Bill Bellamy. CREDIT: Getty Images

Tom Joyner to rotate five comics to replace J. Anthony Brown including Arsenio Hall, Sherri Shepherd

1:00 pm Dec. 9, 2016

This is posted on Friday, December 9, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his  AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Tom Joyner’s morning show is replacing former Atlantan J. Anthony Brown with a rotating cast of five well-known comics: Bill Bellamy, Sherri Shepherd, Arsenio Hall, Kym Whitley and Lavell Crawford.

Each celebrity will fill in one day a week, the veteran radio host announced this morning.

Joyner works out of Dallas and is syndicated

THE VOICE -- "Live Semi Finals"  Episode: 1117A -- Pictured: (l-r) We McDonald, Aaron Gibson -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Exit interview: Atlanta’s Aaron Gibson grateful for ‘Voice’ experience

5:22 pm Dec. 8, 2016

This is posted Thursday, December 8, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Atlanta singer songwriter Aaron Gibson realized relatively quickly once the live shows began that he had no chance of actually winning “The Voice.”

“I’m a realist,” he said.

Being in the bottom two three weeks in a row is a pretty harsh signal.

But that didn’t mean he gave up by an stretch. He kept grinding and performing.

Amanda Davis talked about her treatment and recovery earlier this year on CBS46.  CREDIT: CBS46

Amanda Davis taking morning anchor spot at CBS46 replacing Gloria Neal

7:01 pm Dec. 7, 2016

This was posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Amanda Davis, the long-time Fox 5 anchor, has found a new home at CBS46 as a new morning show anchor, replacing recently departed Gloria Neal.

Davis’ first day is January 2, 2017. She’ll join co-anchor Bobby Kaple; meteorologists Paul Ossmann and Jennifer Valdez; and traffic reporter Julie Smith. (Ossmann used to work with Davis at WAGA-TV.)

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Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J at the "Growing Up Hip Hop" party. They had their own security guard to keep the flim flam away. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

TMZ: Stevie J keeps calling cops on pregnant Joseline Hernandez

5:13 pm Dec. 7, 2016

This is posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 by Rodney Ho on AJC’s Radio & TV Talk blog

The relationship between “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” couple Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez seemed to be over for good a few months back.

Then for a brief second on social media, they appeared to be on the mend. Earlier this month, he posted an Instagram video (since deleted) of a very pregnant Joseline

DeWayne Walker, an employee at CNN, is part of a class-action lawsuit against his employer. CREDIT: Walker

Black employees file class-action lawsuit against CNN, Turner

8:34 am Dec. 7, 2016

This was posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Former and current black employees on Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit against Atlanta-based CNN, Turner Broadcasting and New York based parent company Time Warner for racial discrimination.

MORE: Our interview with CNN president Jeff Zucker 

CNN falls sharply in ratings after election; Fox News grows

Former CNN employee Omar Butcher sues,

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 16:  DJ Scream attends the African Pride Haircare Relaunch and My Pride. My Way Campaign - hosted by Toccara Jones and Lance Gross presented by Strength of Nature at King Plow Arts Center on March 16, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Strength of Nature)

92.3/96.7 The Beat adds DJ Scream at nights starting December 12

7:00 am Dec. 7, 2016

This is posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The new 92.3/96.7 The Beat is adding its first local show with DJ Scream starting Monday, December 12 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

According to a press release:

The DJ Scream and Hoodrich Radio show will kick off with special celebrity appearances, custom mixes, and the daily music countdown show, The 8 o’clock

THE VOICE -- "Live Semi Finals"  Episode: 1117A -- Pictured: Aaron Gibson -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Did Atlanta’s Aaron Gibson make it to ‘The Voice’ final?

9:37 pm Dec. 6, 2016

This is posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Atlantans have never made it to the finals of “The Voice.” And that is the case again for the 11th round.

Local singer Aaron Gibson, who escaped three Instant Saves three weeks in a row before the semi-finals, was cut partway through the results show.

He didn’t even make the Instant Save run-off.

On Monday, Gibson inexplicably

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Weather Channel to Breitbart: Earth is not cooling, climate change is real and stop using our video to mislead Americans

4:33 pm Dec. 6, 2016

This was posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Last week, Breitbart posted a story with this enticing red meat headline for climate change deniers: “Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists.”

It even used video from Atlanta-based Weather.com to prove its point. (IBM now owns the website and it’s technically separate from the Weather Channel cable network. But IBM licenses