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  1. Emmis, Owner of NYC's Hot 97, Buys WBLS, WLIB For $130 Mil, Increases Urban Market Share

    February 13, 2014 10:57 AM EST Emmis Communications, a radio and publishing company which owns WQHT (Hot 97) in New York along with a host of other stations across the country, has announced a deal with YMF Media to purchase two New York radio stations for $131 million in ca ...

  2. Kiss FM Celebrates Last Night On Air in New York City

    April 30, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Sad New Yorkers and longtime listeners called into 98.7 Kiss FM for the last time Sunday night, as the iconic station switched off its transmission at midnight to make way for sports talk radio. KISS-FM/WBLS Merger Makes Way For FM Sports In New Y ...

  3. KISS-FM/WBLS Merger Makes Way For FM Sports In New York

    April 27, 2012 9:10 AM EDT The urban radio landscape in New York had a major shakeup Thursday (April 26) when Emmis Communications announced that Urban AC WRKS (98.7 Kiss FM) was going to become the FM home for ESPN all-sports WEPN-AM (ESPN New York) as part of a long-term ...

  4. Urban Power List: Magic Johnson

    January 11, 2012 4:48 PM EST Magic Johnson Owner, Magic Johnson Enterprises Website: MagicJohnson.com Twitter: @MagicJohnson Business Baller The Los Angeles Lakers and NBA legend is still playing ball: He's part of the Guggenheim Partners-backed group that purchased the ...

  5. Urban Power List: Reggie Rouse

    January 04, 2012 6:08 PM EST Reggie Rouse VP of Urban Programming, CBS Radio PD, WVEE Atlanta Website: CBSRadio.com Twitter: @CBSRadio Tuned In Reggie Rouse's small-market days are a thing of the past. A native of Hopkinsville, Ky., Rouse paid his dues at a series of sta ...

  6. New Michael Jackson Song Embraced By Radio

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST "Breaking News," a preview track from Michael Jackson's forthcoming album "Michael," received instant airplay on more than 150 radio stations yesterday (Nov. 8), following its premiere on Jackson's website . The song ...

  7. Percy Sutton, Harlem Political Pioneer, Dies

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who revitalized the famed Apollo Theater when the Harlem landmark's demise appeared imminent, has died. He was 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed that S ...

  8. Hollander Promoted To Infinity Chairman/CEO

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Infinity Broadcasting has promoted president/COO Joel Hollander to chairman/CEO, effective immediately. In his new position, Hollander will have overall responsibility for Infinity's 183 radio station NEW YORK (Billboard Radio Monitor) -- Inf ...

  9. R&B Star Doris Troy Dead At 67

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," died Monday (Feb. 16) in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R ...

  10. WMG: Sylvia Rhone Still In Place

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Contrary to a report yesterday on radio station WBLS New York, Sylvia Rhone is not leaving her post as chairman of Elektra Entertainment Group, according to a Warner Music Group representative. Contrary to a report yesterday on radio station WBLS ...