Atlanta media briefs: Frank Ski, Matt Belanger, Kiss Flashback Festival

Frank Ski

By RODNEY HO, originally filed Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Frank Ski has joined CBS Atlanta’s “Just a Minute” team of commentators.

His first commentary has not been scheduled but he is familiar with the format. He did some 11 Alive commentaries a few years back dubbed “I’m Just Sayin’ “

He’s scooping up jobs. He recently joined Bounce TV as a contributor. And the former V-103 morning host made a big splash last month re-joining his old radio station, now on weekends.

Ski will join an existing team such as former 11 Alive journalist Mark Pettit, commentator and humorist Hollis Gillespie, former Channel 2 Action News reporter Sally Sears (now also an investigative reporter), former Fox 5 and 11 Alive anchor Ken Watts, GPB’s Bill Nigut and former columnist and civil rights leader Tom Houck. (The entire list is here.)

Former Fox 5 anchor Amanda Davis remains on the “Just a Minute” team but has yet to air one after a DUI last year scuttled her introduction. CBS Atlanta has left the door open for her to return whenever she is ready and I hear she is now ready to be back on air.

“Just a Minute” was the brainchild of GM Mark Pimental. He debuted the segment last year, which airs right before 6 p.m. Archives are available online.

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Matt Belanger

Channel 2 Action News weekend anchor Matt Belanger has left the station after about a year. WSB spokesman Steve Riley confirmed his departure but had no further comment.  Belanger started a new Twitter page on April 28.

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Flashback festival 2016
Kiss 104.1’s Flashback Festival is in its 21st year, having brought a raft of classic R&B artists from the Whispers to Chaka Khan.

This year is no exception: acts include Parliament Funkadelic and George Clinton, The Original Lakeside and A Taste of Honey.

It will again be at Lakewood Amphitheatre on August 6. Tickets are available here for as little as $17 apiece.

My colleague Melissa Ruggieri reported while I was on vacation about the acts for Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash at Philips Arena June 18 including T.I., Young Jeezy, Kevin Gates and Rich Homie Quan.

Tickets ranges from $10.97 to $189.

Kiss and WSB are both part of Cox Media Group, which also includes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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