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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

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 08:  Comedian J. Anthony Brown arrives at the Loreal Style Stage at the Soul Train Awards 2012 at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images)

J. Anthony Brown on his Tom Joyner departure: ‘It was not a salary dispute’

8:04 pm Dec. 1, 2016

This was posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Rodney Ho on the AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Comic and radio host J. Anthony Brown, in an exclusive interview today, said he left the Tom Joyner Morning Show over his desire to have his own weekend show.

“It was not a salary dispute,” Brown said, addressing speculation along those lines. “It was based on me wanting to venture out and have my

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 15:  Comedian J. Anthony Brown (L) and radio personality Tom Joyner perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace at The Comedy Festival on November 15, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

J. Anthony Brown leaving Tom Joyner after 20 years

9:07 am Dec. 1, 2016

This was posted by Rodney Ho on AJC’s Radio & TV Talk blog on Thursday, December 1, 2016

Former Atlantan J. Anthony Brown is leaving the Tom Joyner Morning Show after 20 years with the popular syndicated program.

His final show was Tuesday. “I was informed not to come on the show,” he said on Twitter. “People are not allowed to say goodbye… When it’s done, it’s done… I’ve seen people come


The enduring popularity of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ despite lyrical content

2:47 pm Nov. 29, 2016

This was posted by Rodney Ho on AJC’s Radio & TV Talk blog on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Despite the fact people have frequently pointed out the rather creepy qualities of the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” artists continue to remake it and versions of this song still get plenty of airplay on radio stations nationwide.

The song was written by Frank Loesser in 1944. It has remained a holiday music staple for

July 30, 2015 Atlanta - Erick Erickson, host of The Erick Erickson Show and organizer of at News 95.5 and AM750 WSB on Thursday, July 30, 2015. This is for Political Insider. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

WSB dominant again in radio ratings October; Hot 107.9 is Hot

12:53 pm Nov. 25, 2016

This was posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Rodney Ho on AJC’s Radio & TV Talk blog

October was another big month for news 95.5 and AM 750 WSB while R&B/hip-hop station Hot 107.9 had one of its strongest months in its 21-year history.

WSB pulled in a 9.9 rating, just shy of its best-ever 10.1 a month earlier, riding high on interest in the presidential election. The ratings covered October 6

Herman Cain at a 2015 WSB Careathon for AFLAC Cancer Center. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/

Herman Cain dropping syndication in 2017, staying on WSB, four other Cox Media Group stations

4:28 pm Nov. 23, 2016

This is posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Radio host Herman Cain announced Tuesday that he will no longer be syndicated on about 120 stations nationwide starting January 1, 2017.

He will remain on air on five Cox Media Group news/talk radio stations: Atlanta’s flagship News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB, WDBO-FM 96.5 in Orlando; KRMG-AM/FM (102.3/740) in Tulsa, Okl.; WHIO AM/FM (95.7/1290)