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SHOWTIME ANNOUNCES CAST FOR NEW PILOT HOMBRE FROM JONAS CUARÓN AND STARRING GAEL GARCÍA...

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Radio Facts: SHOWTIME ANNOUNCES CAST FOR NEW PILOT HOMBRE FROM JONAS CUARÓN AND STARRING GAEL GARCÍA BERNALMarisé Alvarez, Greg Grunberg, Pepi Sonuga, Adriana Santos...

JOYNER LUCAS AND CHRIS BROWN RELEASE “I DON’T DIE” Plus Tour Dates

Radio Facts: JOYNER LUCAS AND CHRIS BROWN RELEASE “I DON’T DIE” OFF OF ANTICIPATED JOINT PROJECT ANGELS AND DEMONS DIRECTED BY BEN PROULX AND JOYNER...
Family of Samuel DeBose, Man Shot and Killed by University Police Officer Reaches Settlement

Family of Samuel DeBose, Man Shot and Killed by University Police Officer Reaches Settlement

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Radio Facts: AP_Samuel_DuBose_bc_150730_4x3_992The family of Samuel DuBose has settled its claims with the University of Cincinnati. Mr. DuBose was shot and killed during a traffic stop by University of Cincinnati Police Department (UCPD) Officer Ray Tensing on July 19, 2015. After his death, the family and University of Cincinnati officials have met regularly to address areas of concern and work cooperatively toward rebuilding trust between the UCPD and the local Black community. The settlement provides that:Compensation. The University will pay $4,850,000. The University will also provide an undergraduate education free of tuition and fees for the twelve children of Samuel DuBose, which is estimated to be valued at approximately $500,000. The total monetary value of the settlement is approximately $5,300,000.Memorial. UC will work with the family to establish an appropriate memorial commemorating Samuel DuBose on campus.Statement by UC President. UC President Santa J. Ono will issue an apology to the family for the loss of Samuel DuBose.Community Advisory Committee. UC will invite the Dubose family to attend and participate in the Community Advisory Committee meetings. The CAC is the focal point for community input on comprehensive police reform and will review the results of the external audit of the UCPD.The case was mediated in closed door sessions over a two day period by nationally renowned attorney Billy Martin who stated, "I commend UC and the DuBose family for working together in a positive manner to help the community and the University work positively on their shared goal of reducing crime while preserving rights going forward. The example here demonstrates to communities hurting all over the country that positive results can be achieved through this type of cooperation."University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono said, "I want to again express on behalf of the University of Cincinnati community our deepest sadness and regrets at the heartbreaking loss of the life of Samuel DuBose. This agreement is also part of the healing process not only for the family but also for our university and Cincinnati communities."The family was represented by civil rights attorneys Michael Wright (The Cochran Firm Ohio), Mark O'Mara (O'Mara Law Group), and Al Gerhardstein (Gerhardstein & Branch Co. LPA). The university was represented by Kenya Faulkner, General Counsel of the University of Cincinnati and Nathaniel Lampley, Jr., of Vorys, Sater Seymour and Pease. The mediated agreement must be approved by the Hamilton County Probate Court.
Are You Ready for Smart Headphones?

Are You Ready for Smart Headphones?

Radio Facts: vinci-smart-hearable-in-ces-2016-5-HRVINCI Smart Hearable is a wireless and hands-free smart music player that can react to user body and consciousness dynamics with different kinds of music. With a built-in proximity sensor, the device automatically plays the music when user puts it on. It has a touch panel that responds to gestures like tapping and sliding, and a voice interaction system that allows users to guide the device with simple commands.ME is able to respond with a song that best suits the moment by analyzing data collected from user including heart rate, current location and scenarios through intelligent algorithms, so that user can not only tell ME songs, albums or singers they desire to enjoy the music, but also share their mood and feelings with it.Max Wu, co-founder of VINCI, described VINCI Smart Hearable as an example of how artificial intelligence is changing the modern lifestyle.“VINCI Smart Hearable is the first music player with artificial intelligence feature that will learn and grow by collecting and processing all the information and data to better understand the users over time, leading the music device industry to a new stage,” said Wu, “ces is the global stage where next generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. It’s an opportunity for VINCI to showcase our groundbreaking hearable device to the world.”In addition to the 32 GB local storage and fast access to music on the cloud via Wi-Fi and 3G, the device can also stream music via API enabled Spotify or Pandora. The social and communication features allow users to share music with up to 16 friends within Wi-Fi range.Followed by the debut at CES, VINCI Smart Hearable will be available for purchase on Amazon.com or VINCI’s official site https://www.vinci.im from US$300.

DeDe McGuire Re-signs with KKDA for Mornings with Expanded Deal

Congrats to DeDe as she continues to break old Black industry myths about women doing morning radio. She continues to win with her great presence and comedic skills at one (if not THE) most sought after radio outlets for Radio DJs and programmers (Service Broadcasting) in the industry. Keep up the great work!  

dede-brianDeDe McGuire Does Dallas Again

service broadcasting Director of Operations and K104 Brand Manager and Program Director George “Geo” Cook announced today that DeDe McGuire will continue to wake up Dallas-Fort Worth listeners and make them laugh every day on the highly-rated “DeDe in the Morning” show. Under a new, expanded three-year deal, McGuire will work exclusively for Service and launch new initiatives to grow the show and her brand. Cook commented, “DeDe is an innovative and influential personality with an inventive approach to content creation. She continues to evolve as an entertainer who possesses an uncanny connection with her listeners and fans, along with the dynamic ability to drive superior results for our clients and partners. Nobody does it in Dallas, or anywhere on the planet, like ‘DeDe in the Morning!” McGuire said, “All I know is that I am thankful Owner Hymen Childs, Director of Operations George “Geo” Cook, and the late Michael Erickson believed in me and took a chance on giving me my own morning show. It’s an honor and dream position. I’m so blessed and grateful for the opportunity to strengthen and expand my relationship with the Dallas-Fort Worth communities and the service broadcasting family.” DeDe McGuire’s career includes stops in Chicago and Philadelphia, and most recently she served as co-host of the syndicated Doug Banks Show. DeDe McGuire “DeDe
Ryan Leslie to Address World Summit on Innovation

Ryan Leslie to Address World Summit on Innovation

Radio Facts: Ryan-LeslieDisruptive Multimedia founder and serial entrepreneur Ryan Leslie will address the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) in an exclusive talk on "Re-shaping the Artist-Fan Experience" on September 29, 2014 at the famous Copacabana in New York.Held in partnership with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), the Summit experience redefines connections between industry leaders to empower collaborative ingenuity and create unlikely intersections between business, science, art, and technology that spark enterprise and social transformations.The purpose of the two-day Summit, themed "The Innovation Trilemma," is to use creativity as a catalyst for business growth, mobility as a transformation tool, and livability as a driver for sustainable products, spaces, and experiences.The 2014 all-star lineup of over 70 speakers also features Coca-Cola's Chief Innovation Officer, 3M's Head of International R&D, CERN's Higgs boson discoverer, Nest's Co-Founder and Chief Engineer, Baidu's Chief Scientist, NASA's Innovation and Integration Lead, Nanobiosym's XPRIZE winner, Blackstone's Head of Innovations, and Indiegogo's Co-Founder.
Radio Disney Selling All Stations Except One

Radio Disney Selling All Stations Except One

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Radio Disney To Sell All Stations

Bye Bye Mickey!  The Walt Disney Co. plans to sell all of it's terrestrial radio stations except one and ultimately move all of Radio Disney programming to exclusive digital distribution.  Of the 23 Radio Disney stations up for sale, are the big stations in major markets like Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, New York, Atlanta and Houston.   The sell is being initiated primarily due to the new listening habits of young viewers, in which many have adopted a preference for satellite radio and online platforms.  A Radio Disney spokesperson states, "Radio Disney will increase its investment in both digital distribution platforms and music-centric programming to optimize the network for long-term growth and to better reflect the habits of its listeners, a national audience of kids and families".  Radio Disney's KDIS-AM station in Los Angeles will be the one remaining station from where it will originate national network programming. An inside source reports that Disney intends to sell the other 23 stations by September 26th.Disney still operates ESPN Radio, which owns stations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago and has 500 terrestrial affiliates.

Jennifer Hudson Visits K104

Listen Now: https://soundcloud.com/k104/jennifer-hudsons-interview-with-dede-in-the-morningSinger Jennifer Husband stopped by K104's "DeDe in the Morning" in Dallas, TX to talk to radio host DeDe McGuire about her relationship, her new album, and more. In the photo from left to right are co-host Lady Jade, Jennifer Hudson and host DeDe McGuire.jennifer
Tamar Braxton Talks Reality with DeDe In the Morning

Tamar Braxton Talks Reality with DeDe In the Morning

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Radio Facts: [caption id="attachment_137845" align="aligncenter" width="600"]dedeandtamar n the photo from left to right are co-host Lady Jade, co-host/comedian Michael Shawn, Tamar Braxton, and host DeDe McGuire.[/caption]Singer Tamar Braxton and her husband/manager Vincent stopped by K104's "DeDe in the Morning" in Dallas, TX to talk to radio host DeDe McGuire about her marriage, her TV talk show, her reality show, and more.
Aisha Tyler Expresses Concern for more Diversity in Gaming

Aisha Tyler Expresses Concern for more Diversity in Gaming

Aisha+Tyler+Leading+Video+Game+Companies+Open+ayP_H1RHiu8lActress and gamer Aisha Tyler had to clarify her position after a quick interview with NPR that was not clear on her FB page. She stated:Okay this is the last I'll say on diversity in gaming for this round of slavering frothy machination. This is what I said in the long form version of my interview with NPR on the floor at E3, which unfortunately, because of time, was greatly truncated.There is not enough diversity in gaming, both onscreen and in game development. I do not dispute that. HOWEVER. It is changing. And the fact that TWD was the 2012 VGA Game of the Year, with a strong, complex black lead and an asian co-lead; that The Last of Us has a female co-lead who is revealed in the DLC to be a lesbian; that the co-lead in Gears of War was Latino; that there were multiple strong female characters in Bioshock: Infinite, a game that focused in an elegant way on issues of race and racism; that the last three AC games had leads who were, in order, black and female, Trinidadian, and Native American; that Tomb Raider, with a female lead, is one of the biggest-selling games of all time (despite the massive rack); that there are dozens of other examples I don't have time to Google — means we are making progress.We are nowhere near where we need to be. The dearth of gaming execs who are female or of color belies a bigger problem with our educational system. We need to do a better job of training kids in math and science. And for sure, game developers need to do a better job of recruiting and developing diverse talent. Gamers of every gender and ethnicity are demanding it, both inside games and out. As widely reported, half of all gamers are women. And black and Latino teens spend far more time gaming than their white counterparts. So gamers already have the numbers. They already mean something. But to sit on the sidelines and whine changes nothing.Gamers have to DEMAND change, both with their voices and their pocketbooks. There are plenty of games in which you can create your avatar, and I know hundreds of straight white guys who play as hot badass mohawked Asian lesbians when they are able to design their own characters (Skyrim, Fallout, Mass Effect, etc.). We are creating our own diversity. We ARE our own diversity. Gamers are not a monolith. And we are not perfect. But we know where our issues lie. One person's opinion does not define an industry. Not mine, not Anita Sarkeesian's, not any single game developer. We are not a monolith.The only thing we truly and fully share, is our love of games.Let's focus on what unites us instead of what divides us.Our love of gaming.Game on

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