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Radio One has agreed to sell 15kW News/Talk WCHB-AM (1200) Detroit to Crawford Broadcasting for $2 million, with plans to shift the station’s anchor talent to new frequencies. The deal is expected to close within the next 90 days. “The Mildred Gaddis Show,” which has been a staple in Detroit on WCHB, will move to co-owned Gospel WPZR-FM from 10am to noon following closing. Syndicated Tom Joyner, which is simulcast on WCHB will continue on 99.9 FM, weekdays from 6-10am.

Gaddis, who is commemorating 40 years in radio, will also join the unique hometown show, “Mason and COCO in the Morning” handling daily personality news cut-ins on WDMK-FM (Kiss 105.9 FM).

“To get what you’ve never had, you have to do what you’ve never done,” said Radio One Detroit VP/General Manager Kathy Stinehour. “We have sold our AM talk radio facility and are proud of the heritage role the station has held in Detroit. We view this as an opportunity to move the WCHB voice to a larger FM platform and intend to super-serve our listeners with urban music, community engagement and inspiration-what we do best.”

Following the completion of the sale of WCHB, Radio One Detroit will become a three cluster market of FM Urban stations consisting of KISS 105.9, Hot 107.5 and Praise 102.7. Michael J. Bergner of Bergner & Co. brokered the transaction.

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Baegod and Sbvce (pronounced Space) are the creators of the unusually soothing sound they call Bedroomtrap. Both originally hail from Sacramento and have been releasing music independently for many years. I first became aware of Baegod when I stumbled upon her jams on SoundCloud. Since then I’ve been curious to find out who she is, how she connected with her partner/producer Sbvce, and what the music scene is like in our state’s capital. I caught up with the couple to answer all this and more!

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In the wake of Jimmy Iovine detailing Apple Music’s ongoing efforts to become “an overall movement in popular culture,” today Sean Combs — aka Puff Daddy — announced that his new documentary Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story is coming exclusively to Apple Music on June 25 (via Billboard). The announcement comes after the documentary’s premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival.

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop documents the rise of Combs and his record label throughout the 1990s, and extends to the process Combs went through when he put together the 20th anniversary Bad Boy reunion show tour in 2016. The partnership with Apple Music began when Iovine attended one of those shows.

“I went to the [Bad Boy Reuion] concert and thought it was incredible,” Jimmy Iovine, Apple Music chairman and CEO, tells Billboard. “I think Puff and Bad Boy’s story is incredible and one that a lot of people can relate to in any genre or in any business. His story is powerful. He really overcame a lot to get to where he’s at today and the documentary shows that.”

Apple Music is said to have exclusive rights to the documentary for at least one year. According to Combs himself, he feels “blessed” to be working with Apple to show the impact that the Bad Boys have had on fans throughout the years, including the death of Notorious B.I.G.
“I knew this was a story that should be shared with the world,” Diddy said in a statement “Heather Parry and Live Nation Productions, and Director Daniel Kaufman, helped create this very special documentary. Now I’m blessed to also be working with Apple to showcase the film and share Bad Boy’s history and impact with fans. The support Live Nation, Apple and everyone on the team has given to this project is a true testament to the Bad Boy legacy.”
In his interview with Billboard, Iovine detailed near-term plans for Apple Music that would focus on original video content with music-related themes, a category that Combs’ Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop fits right into. Brad Paisley also just announced a “visual album” coming as a timed exclusive to Apple Music tomorrow, April 28. Further down the line, Apple Music subscribers will have access to a much wider variety of shows, which might even include content from J.J. Abrams.

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2-time EMMY® and NAACP Image Award-winning television, film, and radio producer Rushion McDonald launches his show “Money Making Conversations”, a multi-platform radio and online social experience, beginning on Monday, May 1st, 2017 live from 12-2 pm ET, with a blowout kick-off featuring interviews with Patti LaBelle, Charlie Wilson, Cedric The Entertainer, Anthony Hamilton, David and Tamela Mann, and more.

An acclaimed producer, writer, entrepreneur, and branding architect whose work producing on top television and movie hits has garnered global success and a high level of industry recognition (“Steve Harvey Show”, “The Jamie Foxx Show”, “Sister, Sister”, “Family Feud”, Think Like A Man, Think Like A Man Too) – Rushion McDonald hosts and produces “Money Making Conversations”, airing weekly every Monday, from 12 noon-2 pm ET – featuring celebrity interviews illuminating business planning, career insights to success, lifestyle entertainment, and advice to empower people on their path to success in everyday life.  Tune in to McDonald’s multi-platform show, available on KYND 1520 out of Houston, TX, as well as watching on live stream or on-the-go via his Facebook Fan page (visit https://www.facebook.com/rushionmcdonald/), and KYND Radio’s interactive broadcasting stream or mobile app (visit https://kyndradio.com/).

An expansion of the business mogul’s hugely successful “Money Making Conversations” series, the weekly Q&A where Rushion McDonald answers questions posted by fans across the world – dispensing his industry expertise, offering multi-faceted advice ranging from business startups to personal branding to over 500,000 followers on Facebook – the new show expands “Money Making Conversations” to two hours and you can interact with him live over the radio and live streams, as well as hearing insights from a range of celebrity interviews.  Fans can still submit questions to McDonald on his Facebook page.

 

Rushion McDonald says, “I started Money Making Conversations to empower everyday people with the steps to win in business startups, education, career makeovers, branding and marketing your business and opportunities in the entertainment industry.  Adding the celebrity interview component will allow people to hear and see that success is not a magic trick, but based on consistency, hard work and relationships.”

“KYND Radio is absolutely thrilled to have Rushion McDonald coming on the air live with his Money Making Conversations Series.  Rushion is unquestionably one of the entertainment industries’ most brilliant strategists, and his willingness to engage KYND listeners and share his wisdom in a direct conversation, speaks to his love and commitment to improve our communities,” says Oscar Hines, Managing Partner of Synergy Broadcasting.

 

To connect with Rushion McDonald, please visit:

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The 102.9 KBLX/SF, Morning Dream Team, featuring Kimmie Tee alongside comedians Tony Roberts and Tony Sco. have released a new (parody) song and music Video. They turned Charlie Wilson’s #1 urban contemporary hit record, “I’m Blessed” into a song we can all relate to, “I’m Stressed.” The video features KBLX Morning Show Super Producer, J Martin Reyes, and KBLX Program Director, Elroy Smith.

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Summer Jam 2017

WQHT-New York’s Hot 97 announced the electrifying Stadium Stage line-up for the upcoming Hot 97 Summer Jam on Sunday, June 11th at MetLife Stadium — we’re talking Chris Brown, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Migos, Desiigner, DJ Khaled & Friends, Trey Songz, French Montana & Friends, Tory Lanez, Joey Bada$$, Funk Flex & Friends, Konshens, Charly Black and Jidenna! Plus, Faith Evans presents 20 Years of B.I.G.!

And, as previously announced, emerging artists Young M.A., A Boogie, Don Q, Dave East, Lil Yachty, D.R.A.M., PnB Rock, Casanova and PHresher will grace the show’s Festival Stage before the Stadium show.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28 at noon ET at Ticketmaster.com. Score tickets in the special Ebro in the Morning Section for the best deal at Summer Jam; or purchase Club 97 packages, which include premium seats, access to the VIP Patio on the 50-yard line, an unobstructed view of all Stadium Stage performances and a full-service cash bar. Tickets will be available at the MetLife Stadium Box Office starting Monday, May 1 at 11am ET.

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NBA Awards

Drake will host the first NBA Awards June 6th at Pier 36’s Basketball City in New York. The event will air on TNT at 9 p.m. ET.

The show marks the first time the NBA will hand out its coveted individual performance awards during a single ceremony. Along with Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and other top awards, the NBA will add additional categories for the show, including fan-voted awards. Categories and finalists will be announced April 27th during Inside the NBA on TNT.

Along with Drake serving as the night’s MC, the NBA Awards will feature members of the Inside the NBA team including Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith. Additional NBA stars will also be in attendance along with celebrity presenters and musical performers, who will be announced at a later date.

For Drake, the NBA Awards gig follows his turn hosting ESPN’s ESPY Awards in 2014. The rapper has also helmed Saturday Night Live twice, most recently in May 2016. The rapper is also a devout NBA fan. He frequently pops up in the front row during play-off games or high-profile regular season games, especially for his hometown Toronto Raptors (he was named the team’s “global ambassador” in 2013 and is honored with an annual Drake Night). In 2016, Drake coached Team Canada during the All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game.

Drake released his most recent project, More Life – a self-described “playlist” – in March.

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THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW -- Pictured: Steve Harvey -- (Photo by: Chuck Hodes/NBC)Steve Harvey’s new talk show, titled ‘Steve’ will air September 5th. The nationally syndicated show has reportedly been cleared in over 95% of the U.S. and will air on NBC Owned Television Stations along with leading station groups across the country. Shane Farley will executive produce. As previously reported, the comedian’s talk show, The Steve Harvey Show, ended after five seasons. His new show, will film in Los Angeles and will be more celebrity-driven. Harvey shared in a statement,

As I embark on this new adventure, I’m excited to explore everything Los Angeles has to offer for this new show. Steve is going to be different than my current daytime show. The new location will allow me to welcome more celebrity guests and more importantly let me do what I enjoy doing best, being funny!

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