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Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, is getting into the marijuana business.

Page Six has exclusively learned that he has signed on as chief marketing officer of Bangi Inc., a company that buys and leases real estate for weed farms and dispensaries.

Knowles — who famously managed Bey, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams as Destiny’s Child, plus launched their solo careers and that of younger daughter Solange — told us he’ll be “leveraging my extensive network” to boost the company.

He told us that while he does partake in marijuana himself for “medicinal reasons,” Bangi doesn’t actually handle the drug.

“We are buying land . . . We’ll lease it back to the growers, the dispensaries, the extraction companies.” Read more from Page Six.


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Eddie Murphy is gearing up to get raw again.

The reclusive comedy legend, 58, hasn’t been on the stand up stage in years, but he’s reportedly in talks with Netflix for a series of comedy specials, sources close to Murphy tell TMZ.

The streaming giant’s big lure: a whopping $70 million paycheck.

TMZ admits they’ve been “unable to firmly confirm the exact figure” at this point, but that dollar amount is certainly in line with what headliners of the “Beverly Hills Cop” legend’s caliber can demand from the streaming giant.

Dave Chappelle raked in $20 million for each of his three award-winning specials, Chris Rock banked $40 million for his two-show package and Amy Schumer reportedly asked for — and received — more than $11 million for her last Netflix showcase.

Let us not forget that the former “Saturday Night Live” star — and Oscar nominee for “Dreamgirls” — actually helped pioneer this game. His popular — albeit ultra-raunchy and possibly homophobic — live specials “Eddie Murphy: Delirious” and “Eddie Murphy: Raw” paved the way for this format back when Chappelle and Rock were doing bit parts in B movies.

The prolific baby-maker has been teasing a return to the live stage for some time, and even stoked the flames of fandom during his recent surprise appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

“You know that you not doing stand-up drives people crazy — you know that, right?” Seinfeld, 65, asked “The Nutty Professor” star.

Murphy admitted that standup icon Don Rickles also asked him to step back up to the mic before his death in 2017.

“I’m going to do it again,” Murphy told Seinfeld. “Everything just has to be right. You have to get up there and start working out. Still gotta go to the comedy club.”


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Cox Media Group Urban AC WALR (Kiss 104.1)/Atlanta welcomes a new addition to The Morning Groove — market vet Sytonnia “Toni” Moore will join Art Terrell and Corey “Zooman” Miller, weekdays from 5-9am starting next Monday, July 22.
Ms. Moore most recently worked across the street on Entercom Urban WVEE (V-103) and as a sports reporter for the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Falcons. She has also worked at WZGC (92.9 The Game)Fox 5 Atlanta, CIAA, ESPN and many other media outlets throughout her career.
Terri Avery, Director of Branding & Programming for Kiss 104.1, said, “Toni Moore is the real deal. We are excited to have her join The Morning Groove as the co-host/news anchor. Her experience and passion for radio is beyond compare and will take KISS 104.1 to new levels!” Moore remarked, “This is an incredible opportunity and I am both thrilled and honored to be joining the powerhouse that is Cox Media Group and Kiss 104.1. It’s a dream I’ve had for a few years and to see it come to fruition is beyond exciting. Big thanks to Terri Avery and [OM] Chris Eagan for putting me on the team.”


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Beasley Media Group Detroit welcomes Nikki Vaughn into the family as the new midday personality on Rhythmic WMGC (105.1 The Bounce). Ms. Vaughn is a longtime Motor City radio pro who most recently did mid-days across the street on Urban AC WDMK (105.9 Kiss FM).
“We are most excited to bring Nikki’s talents over to 105.1 The Bounce,” said Mac Edwards, VP/Market Manager of Beasley Media Group Detroit. “Her respect for all things Detroit and appreciation for the great music that drives The Bounce were exactly what we needed to complete our winning midday recipe.” John Candelaria, PD of 105.1 The Bounce, commented, “I’m very excited to reconnect with Fawn Conley, who will go by ‘Nikki Vaughn’ on air. After an extensive search we are fortunate to add Nikki to The Bounce family. She is the ideal fit, bringing a solid understanding of the market, having grown up here in the ‘D.’ Her dynamic personality, combined with 11 years of radio experience (all in Detroit), makes her the perfect person for 1051 The Bounce.”


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We salute Faith Daniels, afternoon personality and Community Affairs Content Director with Alpha Media Urban AC WROU/Dayton, who was recently honored for her efforts to generate major public support in the wake of a devastating tornado that struck the region on Memorial Day. The area of Trotwood, OH, a suburb of Dayton, was particularly hard-hit.
Daniels was personally singled out by Ohio Auditor Keith Faber and Trotwood Mayor Mary McDonald last Thursday during a ceremony held at the Trotwood Community Center. As the release reads, “In the aftermath of the tornadoes, Daniels moved into the Trotwood Fire Station to better be able to help the community access the food and supplies they needed. Daniels was the only non-first responder and non-government official recognized on Thursday. Keith Faber said that she was a role model; not only for the Trotwood Community, but also for the state of Ohio.”
Mayor McDonald remarked, “We are extremely proud of the immediate, front-line recovery our well trained, committed first responders provided for our citizens during the Memorial Day tornado that devastated our community. Their response was exemplary and they carried out their duties as expected.” McDonald also personally thanked Ms. Daniels, who has consistently used her platform of public service to rally support for Trotwood residents who have been affected by the tornado that caused hundreds of Trotwood families to lose their homes and disrupt their lives.” The ceremony was covered by local NBC affiliate WDTN-TV.


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Kelly Mac is looking for a PM Drive Personality at KTCX-Beaumont. “Hey Kevin, we’re looking for an Afternoon Talent and assistant PD here in Beaumont. Applicants should apply on the company website by clicking the following link:
After applying online, send a follow up email along with your resume & air-check to: radiogigapplicant@gmail.com.”
He’s a job description:

Cumulus Media | Beaumont is looking for a dynamic Afternoon On-Air Host /Programming Assistant/Digital Ambassador for Magic 102.5 KTCX The Golden Triangle’s Hip Hop and R&B!

We’re seeking a passionate, positive and goal-oriented individual who’s proactive and understands the importance of generating excellent content to distribute on-air and on-line.

Job Duties:

  • Produce and execute an on air radio show that is entertaining and informative to the listening audience. The On Air Shift will be LIVE Monday-Saturday
  • Assist with day to day programming duties (update liners, write promos, music maintenance, assisting with on air promotions & station events, ect…)
  • Connect and be active in the community
  • Be available for a minimum of two promotional & non-revenue appearances monthly.
  • Serve as a digital brand ambassador and assist with managing the station’s Facebook, IG & Twitter accounts
  • Assist with commercial production & imaging
  • Responsible for downloading special programs and broadcast materials per the Program Director’s request.
  • Operate control console.
  • Ensure logged commercials, promotions, sweepers and any other programming elements air as schedule.

Who We Are: Cumulus | Beaumont currently features 4 stations in the Beaumont area. Our stations include: Magic 102.5 KTCX (Urban), NASH 101.7 KAYD (Country), 1450 AM KBED (SPORTS) and Q94 KQXY

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of On Air experience in an Urban or Rhythmic format
  • Social Media Management
  • Clear & concise communication skills with the ability to connect and relate with urban adults 18-49
  • Proficient Adobe Audition skills

Writing scripts, contests, social posts and interviews questions.

Good Luck!


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R. Kelly was arrested on federal sex charges Thursday night nearly five months after he was released on bail for additional sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

The 52-year-old was arrested in Chicago by Homeland Security Investigations agents and NYPD Public Safety Task Force, officials told News 4. R. Kelly had stepped out for a smoke and to walk his dog when he was taken into custody around 7 p.m. local time, a law enforcement source familiar with the case said.

He was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, according to the Federal Prisons Bureau website.

Steve Greenberg, an attorney for Kelly confirmed Thursday’s arrest, adding “the agents were courteous and professional, as was Mr. Kelly.”


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Bay Area bred/L.A. based singer/songwriter E L A R A just dropped her debut single and music video “BTE” (Big Titty Energy). This feminism charged banger is produced by Koji Kali with visuals by R S Creative. After making a guest appearance in the video, I caught up with E L A R A about how the track and video came together, Lady Gaga and Céline Dion as influences, and more.

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