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Rodney Ho covers TV and radio, from Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.
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CNN, Cartoon Network, TruTV off Dish TV over carriage dispute

  • 11:25 am Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Anderson Cooper and other CNN faces are not available now to Dish Network customers thanks to a carriage dispute. CREDIT: CNN

Atlanta-based Turner Broadcasting has had a tough few weeks, with layoffs and cutbacks.  Now several of its networks are off Dish Network, covering 14 million households. There is a dispute over how much Dish pays Turner for airing its programming, including digital distribution rights, according to a CNN Money story.

The channels affected: CNN, HLN, CNN en Espanol, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM and Boomerang. Turner’s most popular networks TNT [More]

‘Chrisley Knows Best’ recap: season 2, eps 3 and 4

  • 10:54 am Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by Rodney Ho
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Richard Ducree/USA Network)

For the second week in a row, we get a double dose of “Chrisley Knows Best” on USA. (It goes to once a week next week at 10 p.m. Tuesday.)

First up, Todd claims his ideal Father’s Day would be “peace and quiet.” “On Father’s Day, it should be against the law to be in any contact with the father,” he says.

Instead, the kids take him to Funopolis in Commerce. He’s skeptical. “Who wants to be spun around in a circle til you puke?” he says.

“Mama looks like Shamu over there,” Todd says while watching Faye on the water-based bumper [More]

‘American Idol’ bits: Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Phillip Phillips

  • 5:30 pm Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Rodney Ho
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Tv personality Ryan Seacrest attends the 2014 Variety Power of Women presented by Lifetime at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Variety)

Ryan Seacrest called his alma mater’s principal this week after the school named two special needs kids as Homecoming King and Queen.

Seacrest, Dunwoody High School Class of 1993, called Tom McFerrin about a story on NBC’s Nightly News about Gus and Hannah during his radio show.

“If you saw the clip, and I know you did,” McFerrin said.

“Oh my gosh,” Seacrest said. “My mom is in town, so we watched it together.”

“It was an unbelievable moment for me,” McFerrin said. “I’ll never forget that moment.”

“In a world where there are so many stories about bullying, this is a story [More]

Catching up with ‘Top Chef’ winner Kristen Kish, coming to Taste of Atlanta Oct. 26

  • 4:29 pm Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Kristen Kish, "Top Chef" winner last year, will be demonstrated a dish for fans at Taste of Atlanta at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. CREDIT: Getty Images

Bostonian Kristen Kish brought a natural likability, a competitive fire and amazing technique to “Top Chef” season 10.

She will bring her sweet personality and cooking chops (minus the need to win a quickfire challenge) to Atlanta Sunday for Taste of Atlanta. Before 40 lucky participants, she will make a vegetable bolognese sauce at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Technology Square. Pasta, a specialty of hers, would have been too difficult to do in this type of setting, she said.

This will be Kish’s first trip to Atlanta. (Treat her well, Atlantans!)

She said on the show, she has always just tried to be [More]

Pres. Obama talks to V-103’s Ryan Cameron to drum up the vote

  • 3:02 pm Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Ryan Cameron

Pres. Barack Obama may be a pariah on the election trail for many political candidates given his low approval ratings. (Senatorial hopeful Michelle Nunn isn’t avoiding Obama compared to a lot of her Democratic brethren, but Republican opponent David Perdue is running copious ads trying to besmirch her by airing ads showing a photo of her with Obama.)

But African Americans still overwhelmingly support him. So Obama is making the rounds of radio shows that target blacks in an effort to drum up the vote.

He recently did  interviews with syndicated shows Rickey Smiley (heard locally on Hot 107.9), Yolanda Adams [More]

Who is out fifth on ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

  • 8:00 am Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Rodney Ho
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Episode 1905" - America's votes are in and the nine remaining celebrities switched professional dance partners on MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on "Dancing with the Stars." International pop superstar Jessie J was the guest judge alongside Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, in addition to kicking-off the night with a medley of her hit songs "Bang Bang" and "Burnin' Up" featuring the Pros. For the first time this season couples danced to new styles of dance including Hip-Hop, Burlesque, and Flamenco among others. (ABC/Adam Taylor)

Jonathan who?

The man who was ousted Monday night from “Dancing With the Stars” was in “Mean Girls” a decade ago but otherwise Jonathan Bennett could hardly be called a “star.” So he should be proud he lasted as long as he did.

Now that the show is eliminating people on the same day as the show, tonight’s dance does not play into their scores. So Bennett left on a high note.

Last week, unfortunately, he had his weakest dance with a new partner during “switch up” week, a jitterbug with Peta Murgatroyd that featured disastrous lifts and clumsy steps. His fate was [More]

Video: Talking ‘Walking Dead,’ CNN cuts, ‘Chrisley Knows Best’

  • 11:28 pm Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Rodney Ho

CineStars’ Brittany Umar and I discuss “Walking Dead” fans rubbing elbows with the cast at Walker Stalker Con, CNN cutting 300 jobs and “Chrisley Knows Best” on USA.

USA renews ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ for third season; Chrisley sells mansion

  • 4:37 pm Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
USA's 'Chrisley Knows Best" gets a third season. CREDIT: USA

A sign that USA is thrilled with Atlanta’s Todd Chrisley & Co., the network has renewed “Chrisley Knows Best” for a third season less than a week after the second season debut.

“Viewers have embraced the Chrisleys for their witty one-liners, laugh-out-loud moments and heartfelt everyday situations,” said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network in a press announcement.  “This family has made an indelible imprint on pop culture, and we’re excited to continue the entertaining journey with them in season three.”

The opener last week drew series best ratings of 1.6 million overnight viewers for each of the two new episodes. With [More]

92.9/The Game approaching two-year anniversary with momentum

  • 2:54 pm Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Jamie Dukes is one of the handful of on-air personalities that has been at 92.9/The Game since the beginning. CREDIT: NFL Network

This Friday marks the two-year anniversary of 92.9/The Game. It was the first full-signal Atlanta FM sports talk station and proudly proclaimed from day one that it would be 24/7 live and local.

But the station struggled out of the gate. It lacked big name local personalities or any local team affiliations. Ratings were anemic. On-air hosts came and went. Money flew out the window.

Program director Terry Foxx from day one said this was going to be a marathon, not a sprint, that everyone just needed patience. CBS, the owner, was committing  to this format in multiple markets, seeing potential [More]

Atlanta Walker Stalker convention tour photos and review

  • 10:46 pm Sunday, October 19th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Steve Yeun

More than 35,000 “Walking Dead” fans from all over the country converged to meet virtually the entire current cast of “The Walking Dead” at panels, in person and at parties in downtown Atlanta. On top of that, many former cast members were there as well.

The two Nashville-based “Walking Dead” podcasters and convention organizers James Frazier and Eric Nordhoff were a steady presence, moderating several of the panels and keeping the actors happy. They also managed to more than triple the size of the convention over last year’s inaugural one.

Attendees who wanted to be up close and personal to the actors [More]

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