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CBC Drops Star Radio Host as Dark Allegations Emerge

'Toronto Star' talks to 3 women who say Jian Ghomeshi took rough sex too far

(Newser) - Early yesterday, the CBC announced that it was terminating the employment of Q radio host Jian Ghomeshi, explaining somewhat vaguely that "information came to our attention recently that ... precludes us from continuing our relationship with Jian." The details didn't remain vague for long. The 47-year-old took to... More »

Radio Hosts Fired Over Transgender Jokes

Rochester deejays slammed city's new health policy

(Newser) - The city of Rochester, NY, has a new policy that extends health benefits to transgender employees and, not coincidentally, two job openings for morning radio deejays. The latter is because station 98.9 FM fired Kimberly Rae and Barry Beck after a series of jokes and criticisms about the new... More »

Radio Station Plays 'Hot in Herre'—for Entire Day

San Francisco station first put it on yesterday afternoon

(Newser) - If you've listened to San Francisco's KVVF 105.7 in the past 24 hours or so, you've been treated to exactly one song: Nelly's "Hot in Herre." It's been playing on loop since 3 pm yesterday, Rolling Stone reports. At first, no one... More »

FCC's Lone Republican Fights for Life of AM Radio

Just 15% of radio listeners tune in

(Newser) - AM radio doesn't have it easy these days. It's not just that FM, satellite radio, and online listening services keep eating away at its audience: AM also faces interference from all kinds of consumer electronics. But the New York Times reports that the radio format has found a... More »

Radio Show Canned After Host Claims Pujols was a 'Juicer'

Former Cardinal Jack Clark says Pujols' trainer told him so

(Newser) - A St. Louis radio station has dropped a show co-hosted by former Cardinals player Jack Clark after Clark claimed on-air that Angels player Albert Pujols had used steroids. Clark was only in his first week as a radio host on WGNU when he said Pujols' former trainer Chris Mihlfeld told... More »

Radio Host to Trayvon Pal: College Is on Me

Tom Joyner wants to send Zimmerman trial witness to college

(Newser) - Rachel Jeantel has faced criticism for her manner of speaking and trouble reading cursive, and radio host Tom Joyner wants to do something about it. The much-discussed witness in the George Zimmerman trial should finish high school and get a college education—and he's willing to pay for it,... More »

Get Ready for Online Radio From Apple

Plus: New iOS likely unveiled this week

(Newser) - After a decade of iTunes, Apple looks poised to delve into another form of online music distribution: Internet radio. The service, likely to be unveiled today as the company's annual developers conference begins, could shepherd new consumers into the online-radio world, experts tell the New York Times . As it... More »

Teary Aussie DJs 'Gutted' Over Nurse's Death

Radio station says it tried to contact hospital 5 times before airing recording

(Newser) - Australian DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig have broken their silence on their royal prank call gone horribly wrong , reports the Guardian , tearfully telling an interviewer that they're "shattered, gutted, heartbroken" over the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha. "No one could've imagined this to happen,"... More »

SEC: National Radio Host Misleads Investors

Ray Lucia's plan won't provide seniors 'income for life': regulators

(Newser) - Popular radio host Ray Lucia says his investment plan can "generate inflation-adjusted income for life"—but the SEC says that claim is misleading, and wants to stop him from using it, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to the SEC, the nationally syndicated Lucia "performed scant, if... More »

Limbaugh Out on Philly Radio

He's replaced by more moderate conservative

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh has been bounced off the biggest conservative talk radio station in Philadelphia in another blow to the conservative icon, reports the New York Times . WPHT said it will replace Limbaugh with Michael Smerconish, a moderate alternative who originally hails from Philadelphia. The move is apparently not directly related... More »

Clear Channel Boss Hails 'King' Limbaugh

'We're delighted to have radio leader,' says CEO

(Newser) - Some women might be considered "sluts" by Rush Limbaugh, but his boss thinks of him as a "king." Despite the ad exodus and female fury after Limbaugh branded law school student Sandra Fluke a slut last month for speaking out for contraceptive health insurance coverage, Clear Channel... More »

DJs Suspended for Whitney Diss

LA's John & Ken called her a 'crack ho'

(Newser) - Dissing Whitney Houston has earned Los Angeles radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou a week-and-a-half in the penalty box. KFI suspended the popular duo after they poked fun at Houston's drug problems. "At some point you're just sick of it all, and so is everybody else... More »

NPR's Wait Wait ... Heading to Television

It's getting a one-hour special next month that could lead to more

(Newser) - NPR's popular Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me is heading for the bright lights of television. The quiz show will get a one-hour special that will air Dec. 23 on the cable channel BBC America, reports AP . The New York Times sees it as a "try-out of sorts"... More »

Your TV, Radio Will Be Interrupted Tomorrow

Emergency Alert System gets first national test at 2pm Eastern

(Newser) - Turn on the tube or radio tomorrow at 2pm Eastern time, and you’ll be witness to the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. It's expected to last about 30 seconds. Though the system has been used locally for concerns like weather alerts, this is the first... More »

Ted Williams on Spat With Kid: 'Fists Got to Flying'

Daughter claims golden voice 'drinks a bottle of vodka a night'

(Newser) - How quickly golden-voiced homeless man Ted Williams went from celebrated comeback story … to scandalous Entertainment Tonight headline. Williams and his daughter went on the show last night to talk about Monday night’s run-in with the LAPD, which resulted in Williams being detained . Williams was in California for an... More »

Next Up for Ted Williams: Co-Starring With Nicholson?

The homeless man with the radio voice says he may go Hollywood

(Newser) - Ted Williams got quite a few job offers after his "golden radio voice" was discovered —but this could be the most exciting. The homeless man says one of his family members got a call from none other than Jack Nicholson. "They're supposed to be making a movie... More »

Bristol Offered Arizona Radio Show

Co-hosting gig no joke, says station

(Newser) - Bristol Palin has conquered television ... now on to radio? Phoenix radio station Mix 96.9 has asked Bristol to co-host a morning show, KPHO reports. "Bristol's outlook on life is probably different from mine, and that contrast could be interesting to listen to," said her potential co-host. It’... More »

Airport Won't Let Man With 'Golden Voice' Go Home

Newly famous for his radio voice, Ted Williams still stuck in Ohio

(Newser) - Ted Williams, the homeless man with the incredible radio voice, may have job offers pouring in—but he can’t make it home to see his mom. Williams, 53, has been living in Ohio; after finding fame on the Internet , he planned to fly back to his childhood home in... More »

NYC Radio Station Dumps Glenn Beck

Beck, meanwhile, Beck unplugs 'hotline to White House'

(Newser) - Glenn Beck's radio show is currently without a home in New York after having been dropped by WOR, one of the city's biggest talk radio stations. "The reason is ratings," WOR's program director tells the New York Daily News. "Somewhat to our surprise, the show wasn't getting... More »

'Iconic' King Leaves Throne: Final Show Tonight

Critics bid farewell to softballs, suspenders

(Newser) - Tonight is Larry King’s final show on CNN—Bill Maher and Ryan Seacrest will be in the studio with him, and word has it he’ll be receiving a taped sendoff from President Obama and chat with more than a dozen other mystery guests via satellite. Some 50,000... More »

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