Tag: New York

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Stevie Wonder Performing Free Pop-Up Concerts

If you live in New York, Washington D.C., or Philly you were in for a surprise treat. The man, the myth, the legendary stevie wonder performed free pop-up concerts in Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Stevie Wonder, who is using the…

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SCOTT SHANNON and WCBS-FM are in Agreement

 CBS RADIO station WCBS-FM 101.1 today announced it has signed acclaimed broadcaster Scott Shannon to a new multi-year contract, extending the popular host’s run as the anchor of morning drive. Launched March 2014, “Scott Shannon in the Morning” is broadcast…

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Melanie Fiona Says There Are No Rules in the Industry

Q-Tip once said, “Industry rule number 4080, record company people are shady.” It’s a classic line and some people take it to heart. MELANIE FIONA is not one to take that route but she is now on the road to…

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The Layoffs for CBS Radio Chicago Have Commenced

Monday morning it all began for the mass nationwide layoff of CBS Radio employees. Reportedly approximately 200 CBS Radio employees across the country are now updating their LinkedIn pages if you know what I mean. As the third largest market…

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Which Progressive Politician Did Russell Simmons Call a B*tch?

Russell Simmons sat down with the Ebro in the Morning crew at Hot 97. The entertainment mogul addressed the pending South Carolina tragedy, police brutality, and much more. He also addressed the early days of Def Jam and the racism…

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Shawn Wayans Talks Family, Real Friends, and the Industry

Shawn Wayans, who grew up in New York, stopped by Hot 97 to talk about his comedy tour. The actor/comedian sat down with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez and discussed his famous family, the nature of the business, and…

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BLACKBIRD Film Announces Theaters

The BLACKBIRD film starring Academy Award Winner Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington has been getting quite the buzz and now the wait is over. Fans can see the film at the theaters listed below. NEW YORK CITY AMC Empire 25 –…

Sony/ATV Takes New Approach in Nashville

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has adopted a pioneering approach among major music publishers by installing an A&R executive to work in Nashville and specialize in non-country music. Mark Abramowitz, who was previously A&R Coordinator in Sony/ATV’s New York office, has relocated…

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103.9 Changes in New York/Terri Avery

The industry is talking about 103.9 in New York. Many are trying to figure out what’s next for the station now that PD Ken Johnson has exited for another Cumulus property in Birmingham. Many PDs and I have had discussions about…