Archive for April, 2012
WRKS Intellectual Property To Be Merged Into WBLS
In addition to leasing the 98.7 frequency in New York to ESPN, Emmis has sold the “Kiss-FM” intellectual property to YMF Media which will merge it into its 107.5 WBLS. WRKS and WBLS began a delayed simulcast at 10am this morning as the stations begin to transition 98.7?s audience over to 107.5.
WRKS middayer Shalia and night host Lenny Greene will move to WBLS in the same timeslots. WBLS will retain Steve Harvey in the mornings and Jeff Foxx in afternoons. Tom Joyner, Michael Baisden, and Keith Sweat lose their syndicated slots. WBLS’s midday shift had been vacant since Egypt departed the station in February.
Prior to the sign-off of “98.7 Kiss-FM” this weekend the stations will pay tribute to the history of Kiss. (more…)
Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations. Recently banned from Poland with one of the primary reasons being that the company’s genetically modified corn may be devastating the dying bee population, it is evident that Monsanto is under serious fire for their role in the downfall of the vital insects. It is therefore quite apparent why Monsanto bought one of the largest bee research firms on the planet. (more…)
A New York Long Island woman said she was fired after she donated a kidney to help save the life of her boss.
Debbie Stevens, a 47-year-old divorced mother of two, filed a formal complaint with the New York State Human Rights Commission last Friday, claiming her boss used her for her organ then fired her “after the woman got what she wanted.” Stevens’ boss, 61-year-old Jackie Brucia, is one of the West Islip controllers for Atlantic Automotive Group, a billion-dollar dealership operator. Brucia hired Stevens in January 2009 as an assistant.
“Dog Whisperer” host Cesar Millan might need some consolation from man’s best friend after his divorce was finalized. TMZ is reporting that the self-taught expert dog trainer must pay his ex-wife, Ilusión, a one-time amount of $400,000, a monthly spousal payment of $23,000, and another $10,000 for monthly child support.
That may seem like a huge sum for a basic cable reality TV personality, but Millan can afford it.
The recently filed divorce documents, which were obtained by TMZ, show that Millan makes $170,000 a month — which is over $2 million a year. Though he is best known for hosting the National Geographic Channel’s “Dog Whisperer” for eight seasons — it has millions of viewers and is broadcast to over 80 countries — the 42-year-old has also authored several best-selling books and runs a Dog Psychology Center. The latter, according to the New York Times, is a 43-acre mecca he calls “Disneyland for dogs.” (more…)
According to sources the Minister of Culture was invited to initiate the party by doing a ”clitoridectomy” on the cake, which is visible on the above image.A macabre scene with racist undertone took place on Saturday when Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth attended a tax funded party for the powerful Stockholm cultural elite. The self proclamed “anti-racist” Liljeroth, who is currently in the process of removing press subsidy for the only nationalist newspaper in Sweden, officially declared the party started by slicing a piece of a cake depicting a stereotypical African woman.
This was his full-time job’: Man known as a ‘professional shoplifter’ stole from Safeway more than a HUNDRED times – and got $43,000 in the process.A man was sent to prison for being known as a ‘professional shoplifter’ after he stole merchandise from retail stores more than 100 times.
John Patrick Weismiller, 41, took items from Safeway stores 105 times and also stole goods from retailers like Target and Best Buy for seven months last year. (more…)
The U.S. Secret Service is looking into a violent rant by “Catch Scratch Fever” rocker Ted Nugent in which he denounced President Barack Obama and his top advisers as “evil” and urged National Rifle Association members to help “chop their heads off in November.”
“I’ll tell you this right now: If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said. “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?” Nugent, speaking at the organization’s annual gathering over the weekend, praised NRA members but warned that if they did not “get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don’t even know what you’re made out of.” (more…)
Bill Cosby, the latest in a string of celebrities asked to publicly weigh in on the Trayvon Martin case, said the biggest issue in the 17-year-old’s killing at the hands of 28-year-old neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman is not race–it’s guns.
“I believe that when you tell me that you’re going to protect the neighborhood that I live in, I don’t want you to have a gun,” Cosby, 74, said in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” broadcast on Sunday. “I want you to be able to see something, report it, and get out of the way, because you happen to be a part of the neighborhood. I don’t want you to get hurt. And I don’t want you to hurt anyone.”
Via CNN’s transcript: (more…)
Bill Maher took to his “Real Time” pulpit on Friday to make a bold defense against those who condemned Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen for saying “I love Fidel Castro” in an interview. Maher encouraged his viewers to take a harder look at whether Guillen was truly out of line for proclaiming admiration for the longtime Communist dictator of Cuba, who handed power to his brother in 2008 but remains a powerful figure in Cuban and international politics.
Guillen made the comments to TIME Magazine last week, but later claimed that they were mistranslated and apologized profusely after he was suspended for five games. But Maher felt that the apology and suspension were completely unnecessary. “If you say something Communists don’t like, they take away your job and send you to a re-education camp until you come out with the one approved opinion,” Maher said sarcastically. “We wouldn’t want that here in America.” (more…)