For a few days, you might have heard a hip-hop station called Streetz 102.9, which disappeared on April 8 as mysteriously as it arrived. (The Web site is gone, too.)
Here’s a possible reason why: litigation and accusations of employee misconduct, breach of contract and stealing of proprietary computer data.
Radio One, which owns Hot 107.9, sued the purported operators of Streetz, first on March 20, but amended last week on April 16 to include more details. Kevin Ross over at radiofacts.com broke the news of the lawsuit, which is also on his site.
The defendants include two former Radio One execs Steve Hegwood and Wayne Brown. (Except for his quick comment to me April 8 denying his involvement with Streetz, neither he nor Brown have returned calls to me or anybody else I know of in the press. I’ve also left messages with the respective attorneys on both sides.)
The lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court alleges that Hegwood, while employed with Radio One as operations