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4/9: Morning Mash with lights out for Streetz 102.9? “Bad Girls Club” casting in Atlanta

Just as curiously as it arrived on the scene, hip-hop station Streetz 102.9 seems to be off the air. Neither its live stream at www.streetz1029.com or the FM signal is working this morning.

The whole ownership issue with Streetz is murky and I have yet to reach anybody who has taken responsibility for the hip-hop station. Rumors online had former Radio One exec Steve Hegwood attached to the station so I went over to what I thought was his office yesterday in downtown Atlanta and he denied any involvement. Curiously, within a few hours of that encounter, the station disappeared.

I’ll update if I learn anything new.

-Here’s a press release I got about the casting call for Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club.”

Bad Girls Club is looking for seven women to star in season four of the hit Oxygen reality show. From Bunim-Murray, the groundbreaking producers of The Real World, Bad Girls Club is Oxygen’s highest-rated original series ever.

Season four will bring together an all-new cast of self-proclaimed ‘bad girls’ in a beautiful mansion. These women recognize that their outrageous behavior has hindered their relationships, careers and lives. They have issues with trust and claim they want to change. Will living together help them move forward and turn their lives around – or will chaos rule?

Bunim-Murray Productions will be holding open casting calls in Atlanta on April 15th at:

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3242 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 264-0253).

Those wishing to participate should email bgcasting@bunim-murray.com and submit their name, phone number, snail mail and a brief description of why they consider themselves a ‘bad girl.’ Emails must also include several recent photos – submissions without photos will not be accepted.

-If you’re getting spam email saying that Oprah is giving away $1 million, it’s false. The FBI actually sent out a warning!

-Again, MTV has skipped over Atlanta for the “Real World” for the 23rd time. The next city: Washington D.C., according to the New York Post.

Top 6 TV shows in Atlanta during primetime the week of March 30

1- “American Idol” (results) 4/1 Fox 687,000
2. “American Idol” (performance) 3/31 Fox 662,000
3. “Dancing With the Stars” (performance) 3/30 ABC 416,000
4. “24″ 3/30 Fox 410,000
5. “NCAA Championship playoffs” 4/4 CBS 376,000
6. “House” 3/30 Fox 366,000
SOURCE: Nielsen Media

Top 5 songs on Star 94, week of April 3 (source: yes.com)

1. “My Life Would Suck Without You” Kelly Clarkson
2. “Gives You Hell” All American Rejects
3. “You Found Me” The Fray
4. “I’m Yours” Jason Mraz
5. “Gotta Be Somebody” Nickelback

Top 5 songs on Q100

1. “Circus” Britney Spears
2. “Poker Face” Lady Gaga
3. “Gives You Hell” All-American Rejects
4. “Sober” Pink
5. “Love Story” Taylor Swift

Top 5 on 95.5/The Beat

1. “Just Dance” Lady Gaga
2. “Right Round” Flo-Rida
3. “Turn Off” Keri Hilson
4. “Dead and Gone” T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake
5. “Poker Face” Lady Gaga

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[...] all the Disciples. Was the media pressure too much, did Radio One attorney’s win out already? Streetz 102.9 is gone… that quick. The website is down and several sources in say the station is off the [...]

Engineer Brains

April 9th, 2009
4:42 pm

This could be a simple technical problem. Streetz 102.9 is fully dependent upon the HD (Digital) portion of WWVA-FM/105.7’s signal; that’s the ONLY legal way to broadcast this signal over the 102.9 translator, located near Grant Park. Tune to 105.9: do you hear the “buzzsaw” sound tell-taling a Hybrid-Digital carrier over the 105.7 FM-analog signal? If you do not, then their HD is down! So, I have to tell you people everything?? (Shout out to DR. MORGAS !!)

Jim

April 9th, 2009
4:51 pm

ummm…maybe lack of interest, lack of listeners , lack of advertising…

Curly Murdock

April 9th, 2009
5:02 pm

The hell with MTV!

Patrick

April 9th, 2009
5:06 pm

Does ATL really need another rap/hip hop station? We’ve already got 3.

e.a.p.

April 9th, 2009
5:06 pm

Jim, do you think all the things you mentioned happened in one day?

Voice of Reason #1

April 9th, 2009
5:12 pm

Can someone PLEASE bring Smooth Jazz [107.5] back!!? Atlanta radio is downright pathetic now without it. And the last thing Atlanta needs more of is “hip’hop” and (c)rap “music.”

Hhhmmmm

April 9th, 2009
5:24 pm

Hey “Patrick” three stations is three to many . . .

Concerned

April 9th, 2009
5:33 pm

Voice of Reason I concur with you on this. What happened to our beloved Smooth Jazz station 107.5?????

Often Disappointed/Never Surprised!

April 9th, 2009
5:39 pm

Voice,

Thanks for your comments concerning Jazz, or the lack thereof here in Atlanta. I was just discusssing this with a co-worker today at lunch. However, there does not seem to be enough appreciation for this art form. Man do I mis The A-Train. Unergroud Atlanta was really happening. Other than Dante’s, where can a jazz enthusiast go? Help!!!!!

lee Martin

April 9th, 2009
5:57 pm

They were talking about it over on the F’sho Show online

David

April 9th, 2009
7:46 pm

Why are y’all lamenting the (perceived) lack of jazz on the air? It is simply untrue. There is jazz programming on 91.9 FM (WCLK-Clark Atlanta), jazz programming on 91.1 FM (WREK-Georgia Tech) and on 89.3 FM (WRFG-Radio Free Georgia).

Besides great jazz programming, you get the added benefit of no commericals!

BravesFan79

April 9th, 2009
8:07 pm

Its a shame that the people who run these stations DONT CARE about the walefare of their own people! Do you not have any shame? Do you not care about the walefare of your own daughters and sons with this brainwashing bs??
Its time for people to be honest and stop being politically correct!

Its a shame that when blacks stand up against degrading music there “uncle toms”, and when its whites there “racist”

Im white, and i have NO problem saying theres something SERIOUSLY wrong with the morals in black culture. No not all blacks, just about 50% of the males age 15-35ish.

Did you know that 70% of the black women with HIV get it from a black man they didnt even know was BI ?? If black men could stay out of jail and stop banging anything in sight (including other dudes obviously) AIDS wouldnt be near the problem it is today.
Of course im a racist for speaking the truth. I guess BET and the CDC are also racist huh?
http://www.bet.com/Lifestyle/bodysoul/HIV_AIDS_South_Silent_Enemy_Lifestyle_BAS_article.htm

Mic

April 9th, 2009
8:15 pm

BravesFan79- at least you know you’re a racist!

Mic

April 9th, 2009
8:20 pm

plus, black folks make the music, but it’s the young white kids in the suburbs that make it pop culture & fuel the rap industry. to be honest, i’m a 34 year old hip-hop fan and I can’t stomach much of the crap they play on the radio. also, what does HIV have to do with this subject? play nice people!

Jed Clampat

April 9th, 2009
11:28 pm

Terrestial radio is a vast wasteland. Satellite Sirius-XM is the way to go until widespread internet on the fly. I like the Watercolors (Smooth Jazz) and Real Jazz channels, not to mention The Roadhouse (yes, I’m an old redneck) Between satellite and MLB-TV, I’m set! Yippy Yi Yay O Yay! Keep your crappy programming and static on terrestial!

BeReal

April 9th, 2009
11:56 pm

More whites in America have AIDS than blacks do. So get your facts straight,JACK(ass)! I get so sick of you whiney ass white boys… especially those of the Republican kind. Republicans suck! Unless you’re black, you have no freakin idea what goes on in a black persons mind. It’s your snotty nosed white brats that buy most of the rap music. You’re just too busy praying for your pedophile priest to realize it. Get a freakin life you ass-whipes!

Aruh J.

April 10th, 2009
12:47 am

“ass-whipes”? Do you know any words in English?

Kevin

April 10th, 2009
7:44 am

Braves fan, 95.5, 100.5, 103.3 and 107.9 do not all play the same music. 95.5 is mainly hip-hop, 100.5 is all rock, and 103.3 and 107.9 are similar.

party pooper

April 10th, 2009
7:57 am

bereal, do you have any concept of percetages?

RobC

April 10th, 2009
8:10 am

Maybe the FCC jumped in because the signal was bleeding in to a relatively close 102.9 station in gainesville.

SB

April 10th, 2009
8:13 am

Hey Bravesfan79. There is something SERIOUSLY wrong with the lack of literacy among racist redneck whites. “Walefare?” I could have marked this up to a simple typo had you not spelled it that way twice. And you are looking for the contractions “it’s” for “it is” and “they’re,” which means “they are.” For example, in your sentence, “Its a shame that when blacks stand up against degrading music there ‘uncle toms’, and when its whites there ‘racist’,” you should replace “its” with “it’s” and “there” with “they’re.” Again, these are easy mistakes to make, but you make them multiple times, so I figured that I’d point it out to you as a service. You should enroll in a writing and grammar class, so that when you spout your racist stereotypes and figures that you made up, at least you can be more credible doing so.
And by the way, kudos for being willing to go out on a limb and generously give 50% of black people your approval. Coming from you, that means a lot.

Greg

April 10th, 2009
8:31 am

Look…even though BravesFan79 sounds racist, he is right. His stats may be wrong, but there is a serious problem in the black commmunity.

I understand that there is pressure and stress that goes along with being a young black male, however, these same black males watch tv. What I mean by that is…there are many black males (black people in general) portrayed on TV and News that prove that there is no need to “Thug Out”. The kids can live their lives right, however, there will be struggle involved. The problem: They all want the easy way out!! This is not only a problem in the black commununity. It is a problem with Americans overall.

As for music, there is no doubt a correlation between the garbage Stanky leg, thugged out, and bling music that is corrupting today’s 12-35 year old. Parents need to be involved, however, when you don’t care about yourself (fathers who leave/moms with 7 kids by 5 different dads) then how are you going to care about anything.

As I said the other day, there IS alot of pretty good uplifting, inspiring, and CORRECT ENGLISH speaking rap music. Unfortunately, record labels choose to promote garbage for the people, and its turning our youths into mush brains!! And WE do not need another radio station in the ATL or in the USA promoting anymore of this mindless music. I just wish that these Clearchannels would have enough NUTS to allow station programmers to go back to the old way of breaking in good music again!

-Greg

Marc

April 10th, 2009
8:55 am

If you don’t like rap or hip hop, then don’t listen to it. There’s no need to bash it just because you don’t find it suitable, and the fact that it is popular is not an indictment on anyone’s (or group’s) character. It’s simply dance music primarily for teens.

Can it be vulgar and offensive? Absolutely. Is it anything more than mindlessly entertaining songs? Absolutely Not. The problem is that you think that rap is a representation of an average African American’s lifestyle.

I don’t indict an entire race of people because I hear a Marilyn Manson song, and you shouldn’t do so when you hear “Stanky Leg” by whoever performs it. You can’t know many African Americans personally, and it’s simply your lack of information and life experience that allows you to make such grossly irrational judgements from teenage entertainers.

Savvy

April 10th, 2009
9:30 am

BravesFan79, It amazing that you are very familiar with (1) all the ‘black’ radio stations, (2) the Stanky Leg and (3) you actually think blacks need a President to uplift themselves. With that being said, I understand why you cannnot spell welfare.

BravesFan79

April 10th, 2009
9:32 am

I think the new station would be great if they played all old school stuff like Outcast, Anthony Hamilton, and other older, more chill hip hop. Seems to me all the stations now play nothing but the same ol played out soldja boy, little wayne, and 49 cent…….

And the AIDS rates have ALOT to do with it, because it speaks to a persons lack of morals and dignity when they can rape another dude in prison, yet not consider themselves gay!
And none of my stats are wrong! Did you not bother reading the BET article?

Greg

April 10th, 2009
9:41 am

Marc..I agree with some of your views. However, when you look out into the world and you see the thug types committing crimes on the street and they look like the same people in the rap videos you have to agree that there is a correlation between the two. It is not an indictment of the race, however, it sure does make the whole look bad. People (races) are judged by the worse of their kind. (That goes for blacks, whites, latinos..etc.)

Look, this issue in rap music did not happen yesterday. Its been going on for a long time. People have had it. Now, I agree teens should be allowed to express themselves but we must draw the line at some point.

The sex, bling, guns and money being dropped in these videos does not come close to the lifestyle of any average American. However, in the mind of a malleable teen who may want to escape the reality of the ghetto streets, he/she may think that this is the life to lead.  

The black community should not be embracing this nonsense. There should be more outcry to stop it. The problem today is the we have become so ignorant that the truth means nothing. We find ways to minimize by saying, “It’s simply dance music primarily for teens.” These are the same people committing the majority of the crimes and creating babies that they cannot take care of without help from the state.

We need to rid ourselves of this music and the images that come along with the it. Stop kidding yourself! Again I love hip hop and REAL RAP music, but this nonsense on commercial radio has to go!!

-Greg

john

April 10th, 2009
9:48 am

I agree with Patrick. Why in the hell do we need another Hip-Hop station? We need something that appeals to the slightly more mature generation. Hip-Hop these days is just crap anyway. Now if they would create a station thats dedicated to the old hip-hop stars like LL, Queen Latifah, Salt & Pepa, Run DMC, NWA, MC Lyte, and anyone else I didn’t mention, then we would have something.

BravesFan79

April 10th, 2009
10:33 am

I guess i kept it “to real” for the ajc. Funny i dont remember saying anything racist, i dont need to be racist. There’s enough true facts to go around!

Toine St. John

April 10th, 2009
11:02 am

To be honest with you, I think this is the first time that I’ve witness a blog where dialogue is healthy, thought provoking and fair in cross examining one another’s point of view. In other words, no one -thus far- seems to be going off in the deep end from an asinine point of view.

Keep it going ya’ll! That’s why we love America!

Toine

Greg

April 10th, 2009
11:11 am

BravesFan..I noticed that too. I was getting what you were saying.

However, it may have been too visual for a post about radio and rap.

Greg

April 10th, 2009
11:51 am

This pretty much sums up alot of what we’ve have discussed..

These are lyrics from the artist Supastition…from his Deadline Album

The soung Fountain of Youth:

You ever get the feeling you’re getting to old for your surroundings
Before you liked loud music and now you can’t stand it in your eardrums pounding
Things no longer seem so astounding

I recall the countless days when the sound just blazed and the music was beautiful
Classic record sales didn’t have to go thru the roof

The bottom line was you had to be talented honestly
I played the music 24-7 nonstop constantly

I don’t know nowadays there’s no motivation
I find myself mostly listening to the oldies station

Like damn I’m getting old when it plays I blurt the words
I start drifting off thinking bout when the song first emerged

I feel like my uncles when they used to come thru
They told me music a’int what it used to be

I thought it was untrue far fetched and far from reality
But every song is get crunked, I’m the best, and battle me

Ah I can’t take it man I’m growing so impatient
So irritated with the commercial and college stations

Your tastes begin to change and shift when your metabolism slows down
Man I don’t know now….damn I’m getting old now…

Chorus:

I’m searching for the Fountain of Youth so I can slow down this aging process
There’s days that I’m Just feel so old witin my mind everything seems like its 20 something years behind…..

No this is REAL RAP… with focus and subject.

-Greg

Christopher Cook

April 10th, 2009
12:38 pm

I’d love to not listen to rap. But the morons who blare it out of their car stereos think since they like it then everybody in a five-mile radius has to hear it.

Yeah Right

April 10th, 2009
12:58 pm

You all are idiots if you really believe BravesFan is white. Lololol

Yeah Right

April 10th, 2009
1:00 pm

“I’d love to not listen to rap. But the morons who blare it out of their car stereos think since they like it then everybody in a five-mile radius has to hear it.”

LOL, I agree. Tell those moronic ass, rich white kids to turn that mess down or roll their windows up.

Aaron

April 10th, 2009
1:01 pm

Ha ha ha. Good job thugs. More great black leadership. Can’t even get a radio station started.

Ray Goff

April 10th, 2009
1:03 pm

Brilliant statement! Of course more white people in the USA have AIDS than other races. Why do you think that is? Hmmmmmmmmm? Just sheer brilliance!

How about this fact? 50% of ALL new AIDS cases are in black people, even though they only comprise 13% of the population!

Not to be outdone, it’s a long way to catch up with the 77% share of the prison population.

John

April 10th, 2009
1:04 pm

Well with the kind of (C)Rap music it was going to be playing I am EXSTATIC that it has sunken before it could sail. If you want to start a music station, begin with one whose content will uplift family and life without the vulger language, “gangsta” lifestyle and lack of REAL musical talent these losers seem to propagate.

Kevin

April 10th, 2009
1:07 pm

I have never understood the shun from MTV regarding The Real World. There have now been three in New York. Even Austin and New Orleans have had their shows.

Anyone who has lived in Atlanta for any period of time knows that it has a crazy scene for young singles. I think it would make great television. MTV’s loss, I guess.

Marc

April 10th, 2009
1:23 pm

I was a teen in the nineties when rap was at it’s absolute worst in terms of misogony and violence, and I had my parents there to explain to me that it was entertainment. It is not real. It is like television. It came from someone’s imagination.

The music is just that, music. The problem lies with the parent. If you allow the radio, TV or internet to raise your child, then you’ve been a failure as a parent. Maybe rap music gave the child some bad ideas, but the parent failed in not educating the child to start with. If their parents haven’t instilled the common sense to not believe/imitate rap music, then they were eventually going to do something stupid anyway.

I know there are a lot of issues in the Black community but rap music is just a symptom. If you fix the other issues, then the bad parts of rap music go away because there will be no market. To be frank, much of the gangster rap has gone away already. Now the primary rap genres are dance music and male braggadocio. The mainstream stuff is nowhere near as bad as it was in the nineties.

Jazz

April 10th, 2009
1:26 pm

Sean

April 10th, 2009
1:52 pm

I can appreciate everyone’s opinion, i agree with Greg who said that people are judged by the worst of their kind. However, to generalize a whole group of people based off music and TV is just stupid. There are more whites with Aids/HIV and in prison than any other race in America. The average hip hop fan in US are teenage suburban white kids. EVERY culture has crime, violence, things they are disgusted by. No doubt, most whites are disgusted by people in there race such as Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy. I’m sure the same thing goes for Latinos who see the mass murders and drug violence going on in Mexico and Columbia. Bravesfan79, i’m in no way calling you a racist, as a black male, i respect your opinion. However, to generalize a whole race of people based off MOSTLY stereotypes is wrong. Rather than focus on the negatives of our culture or any culture why not try to reflect on the positive. No race is beyond crime, violence, and oppression.

Ray Goff

April 10th, 2009
8:58 pm

Sean, you are wrong.

Yes, more white people have AIDS now, but they are still the majority. Out of new cases, blacks make up HALF. That means 13% of the population is making up serious ground.

Google DOJ Prison Population statistics and take a look… guess who has the most by percentage! I wonder?!!??!

3 out of every 4 black adult males in the country have spent at least one night in jail. What does that say? 8 out of 10 births are illegitimate. What a screwed up race.

David

April 10th, 2009
10:54 pm

Jazz,

Why do you point jazz lovers to a non-jazz website? Are you seeking out converts?

Greg

April 13th, 2009
9:08 am

What Ray Goff says sounds terrible…however…You have to agree. Sadly..

He Said

“3 out of every 4 black adult males in the country have spent at least one night in jail. What does that say? 8 out of 10 births are illegitimate. What a screwed up race.”

As black male, you cannot ignore the fact that it appears that SOME members of my race are just not getting it. Is there some prerequisite memo that I missed gowing up that says we have to go to jail, commit crimes, blame everyone else for our problems? Or for the females, get pregnant and have kids out of wedlock by multiple father and never get married? I mean come on lets be real. We all know right from wrong as an adult. We also see the outcome of living life like this but in the black community..it does not seem to ever stop. It sad really.

This also falls in line with the music. There used to be a time when black people were proud of the music that we put out. It had meaning and promoted pride or at least having fun. Now its talking about I have money, lets get crunk, commit crimes and have sex. Sad thing is…young black kids eat this up and labels keep pushing this crap like drugs.

WAKE UP PEOPLE!!

-GREG

Courtney

April 13th, 2009
1:09 pm

Greg,
I could not agree with you more. I am Black and sometimes embrassed by what I see happening to young people today. History sometimes has a way of repeating itself. Ignorance is the new modern day slavery and if these parents do not take control of their children now, we will continue to see young Black males in court, jail and in graves. Very sad!