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Elle Duncan is out at V-103

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Elle Duncan at the Doggies on the Catwalk fundraiser at Grady High School in January, 2011. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Elle Duncan being off V-103

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Two sources affiliated with V-103 have told me that Elle Duncan’s contract was not renewed and as of last week, she is no longer employed at the R&B/hip-hop station.

She has been wiped off the V-103 website. And on her personal Facebook page, she has placed her employment at the station in the past tense.

I am awaiting word on whether she will be replaced or not as a sidekick to Ryan Cameron, who is now on vacation.

Duncan’s history at the station has been a bit checkered.

She started at age 20 with the 2 Live Stews, then joined Cameron in 2004 as a sidekick. In early 2009, she took over for Porsche Foxx as mid-day jock. Eighteen months later, she grabbed Miss Sophia’s slot in mornings and became a sports/entertainment person with Frank & Wanda.

That arrangement lasted only about nine months. She was moved back to Cameron’s show in late March of 2011, spelling Rashan Ali.

(Foxx, Miss Sophia and Ali are no longer in radio to my knowledge.)

The craziest moment for Duncan happened when she got into a row with then afternoon producer Nina Brown over some sweet potato pie. Brown left the live button on and listeners heard Duncan cursing at her. Duncan was suspended but returned on air. Brown left V-103 and ended up working at 11 Alive.

Duncan is also a sideline reporter for the Hawks.

I left messages with Duncan via text and Facebook seeking comment. I’ll update this if I get anything. I also emailed her boss Rick Caffey for any comment though in these situations, he typically does not.

Cameron’s contract is up early next year, but he is a well established name in the community, arguably one of the most popular radio personalities in Atlanta. Given the stagnancy of radio market revenues, even at a station as big as V-103, how his stature (and high ratings) will impact negotiations is a big question.

For now, Crash Clark, who worked with Cameron in the 1990s, has taken a greater role on Cameron’s show as both traffic guy and a sidekick.

Cameron Monday morning posted this quote on his public Facebook page:

We often judge people without knowing theirs stories. Take a breath today and be joyful and not judgmental.

Join my Facebook fan page and Twitter.

By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

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Addie Smith

December 18th, 2011
6:40 pm

They need to fire Wanda!! She’s not funny, ignorant and makes the already tired show in the mornings classless…

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finally

December 18th, 2011
8:23 pm

Pootytang

December 18th, 2011
9:25 pm

This is not taco bell Rodney her contract wasn’t renewed she wasn’t let go.these are professionals not assembly line workers at the candy factory.

Rodney Ho

December 18th, 2011
10:02 pm

When your contract is not renewed, it’s the equivalent of being let go. And believe me, saying someone is “let go” is a lot nicer than, say, “fired” or “cut” or “axed’ or 40 other ways you could term the ending of an employment relationship that was not voluntary on the part of the employee.

Dusty Rhodes

December 18th, 2011
10:21 pm

Man I am going to miss that fine woman. She and I used to get dinner at the Landmark Diner two or three times a month. I don’t know what I am going to do now when I get that craving for jungle fever.

TheBigCat

December 18th, 2011
10:23 pm

Wow. I don’t know which is more important. This news or the fact that our young Black males are killing each other like flies everyday. I guess that this is. It is all that people seem to care about.

Just Groovy

December 18th, 2011
10:28 pm

Well said Rodney!! That is exactly the way it is.

Leslie from ATL

December 18th, 2011
10:29 pm

I am a huge fan of Elle Duncan! I hope she lands another career opportunity in Atlanta. She is bright and witty and deserves a solid shot at success! Perhaps a television spot…she has a marketable look. I wish you well @ElleDuncan. Luv Ya! @Lescambro

kay

December 18th, 2011
10:29 pm

It is about time. Elle was a let down to Ryan show. I stop tuning in to Ryan show due to her.

Just Askin'

December 18th, 2011
10:31 pm

Rodney,

What happened to Warren Ballentine on WAOK?

Long Time Falcon Fan

December 18th, 2011
10:33 pm

She was so lame on the Falcon’s Broadcast last year, it made Beau Bock look like Walter Cronkite!

ItzMe

December 18th, 2011
10:38 pm

I’m sad to here this… if this is true. I LOVE Ryan and his show, and I enjoy the chemistry between these two. He’s great to listen to, but it’s always fun to hear him feed off someone else… whether it’s Elle, Crash D, anyone. I wish her nothing but the best, and I can’t wait to hear what she will do next.

Sidenote: I wanted to hear her and Ryan talk their trash after the Falcons clobber the Saints on the 26th.

Gracie

December 18th, 2011
10:52 pm

next …………..

mike

December 18th, 2011
10:52 pm

i think elle is cute and i wanna wife her..i heard she only dates athletes like reggie ball and michael turner though so I’m prob outta luck

dared1

December 18th, 2011
10:53 pm

Wanda should be next. The sound of her voice makes me turn the station. She is ignorant and I am sure Frank cant stand her either!

Amy

December 18th, 2011
10:53 pm

I like Elle and wish her all the best. Truly hope she stays in radio.

Impy

December 18th, 2011
11:02 pm

wanda and frank suck they both need to be parceled off to a retirement village to host bingo and v103 needs to bring in better talent. wanda’s voice sets my teeth on edge.

Good move V103

December 18th, 2011
11:06 pm

The chemistry is between Ryan and Crash, natural talents; Elle brings/brought no value to Ryan’s show. I do not wish for anyone to be unemployed, so I wish her the best, but please don’t bring her back to V103 from 2p-6p.

Now, when is Frank and Wanda’s contract up. They went from local to syndicated back to local, that speaks volumes. If they were to replace those two, V103’s real-estate will increase in value 100 times!

bloggirl

December 18th, 2011
11:15 pm

I agree with “good movev 103″—-when will we read an article about frank and wanda off the air. don’t get me wrong, they should have jobs somewhere else-just not Atlanta radio. they just do not represent well! and they think their audience is ignorant!!

Miss Melanie

December 18th, 2011
11:15 pm

That closet case Frank Ski needs to go. He has a huge ego and he is TOO OLD to be playing the type of music he plays in the morning.

W.A.Mozart

December 18th, 2011
11:18 pm

Who really cares. I never listen to V-103. It’s called V-103 so the cretins that listen can find it on the dial. It took some of them a while to figure that out.

Tired of Hearing the Same

December 18th, 2011
11:20 pm

Thank God!! I wish all of the radio stations would revamp their hosts line-ups. I.e. out with Ryan Cameron, Frank Ski, Wanda, Miss Shanieka.. all of them.. I am so tired of hearing the same ole, same ole.. it’s time to spruce the radio back up!! Please V-103 and 107.9?????

Joesnopy

December 18th, 2011
11:41 pm

Man, you people are a bunch of haters.

pebblebeach

December 18th, 2011
11:43 pm

Ryan is so silly and Elle is worse…never ever listen to them….on her own Elle is much better…

TK

December 18th, 2011
11:50 pm

Not trying to be mean, but… Wanda has the WORST radio voice ever! Do the execs at V103 know this?? I mean her voice is horrible, she is rude, loud, hard and NOT funny! oh, and did I mention SILLY, just silly not funny, the worst representative of a black woman. Please put someone else in her spot. How much longer do we have to endure the sound of her voice. I feel bad for saying all of this about her, but really she is not radio talent. sorry

Strohm Thurmond

December 18th, 2011
11:54 pm

I she available to bring me my coffee n the morning?

gagirl

December 19th, 2011
12:11 am

^^Agreed. It’s more than her voice; the woman is an idiot. And so is Frank Ski. They’re just ignorant. I stopped listening to V-103 a long time ago because of the them (and Miss Sophia).

GovDeal Eats Worms

December 19th, 2011
12:21 am

They should keep her for eye-candy (ear-candy) alone. She is beautiful.

S Co

December 19th, 2011
12:30 am

She’s no longer listed on their website so I can only imagine this to be true.

Michael Turner

December 19th, 2011
12:32 am

I love you Elle. I will hire you to talk to me.

shannon

December 19th, 2011
12:45 am

Elle is a biracial wanna be Black woman she is wack and so is Wanda Frank and Ryan all they bring to V103 is foolery Lol who wants to hear about strip shows and then be given a spiritual morning vitamin by cheating ass Frank Ski

Mr. Riley

December 19th, 2011
12:50 am

They need to scrap everyone at the station except for greg street and ryan cameron. Just bring in a new crew for the morning.

Keep Living

December 19th, 2011
1:03 am

This is unfortunate. I hate to see anyone lose a gig. I think Elle Duncan is a very good talent for many reasons. First, She’s smart and always appears to have done her show prep and articulates her thoughts better that anyone @ that station for real. Elle will be fine. Losing in radio only hurts until you land your next gig. Ellen Duncan, Be all you know you will be Lil Sis,you have a bright future ahead of you, trust!

Derrick

December 19th, 2011
1:07 am

Rick,
I am a young white male and I occassionally tune in to V-103 while switching channels. I do not understand why V-103 does not fire Frank, Wanda, and Ryan. They are all terrible radio personalities. Secondly, Elle Duncan is laughable. Failure to renew her and Ms. Sophia were brillient moves. Both lacked talent and relevancy. Unfortunately, Porchia Foxx was one of the best talents that V-103 has ever had. I wish she could get it together! Best bet is to look for local talent to replace the 3 stooges. You could cut your budget in half and raise the profile of a very boring and mediocre station!

Gwinnetian

December 19th, 2011
1:27 am

Lol @ how this turned into a Frank and Wanda debacle. V103 bring The Breakfast Club from NYC into syndication on your morning slot. Problem solved.

Best of luck to Elle

Evander Holyfield's Last Remaning Brain Cell

December 19th, 2011
1:38 am

Wow. what is going in over there? So much turnover at the biggest station in town. Who will be next? I hope Elle finds work. She was not good, but I hate to see someone lose their job before Christmas.

Dana

December 19th, 2011
1:44 am

Shannon, I’m sorry you don’t like yourself… And you probably are extremely intimidated by attractive women… because Elle’s ethnicity has nothing to do with anything. It’s obvious that she has talent, she’s in her early 20’s and she will continue to grow professionally.. Elle, from one very attractive black woman to another… As usual the hate continues..walk tall because God made you beautiful! This is the beginning, god closes one door to open another! Good Luck!

Nonia

December 19th, 2011
1:50 am

Who cares…. I deleted V-103 from my preset stations in both of my cars years ago when they hired that drag queen Ms. Sophia.
Really the entire station needs replacing with another genere of music like Jazz.
Way overpaid Frank, a closeted gay dude that thinks he knows everything about everything and everyone.
Loud, infeminite, ghetto and appauling Wanda follows Frank because in reality, who would hire her outside of the Atlanta market and overpay for her?

Carrie, Charlotte & Samantha

December 19th, 2011
1:57 am

Who is Elle Duncan?

We’ve never heard of her before….. or perhaps she just never left an impression with us.

ant banks

December 19th, 2011
2:17 am

man, that ignorant ghetto shows like frank and wanda is what appeals to the listeners. as long as they have been on the show…someone is listening. if there was back lash from the clientele then they would be off the air. the meer fact that they are STILL there indicates that Y’ALL like them. lol.

i don’t listen to the ish. lol.

jay

December 19th, 2011
3:08 am

I dont like to sound like a hater but she was truly annoying. I’m so tired of hearing that hair removal commercial of hers 20 rtimes a day where she makes dumb juvenile noises letting people know that she’s had hair removal done “down there.”

Huh?

December 19th, 2011
3:29 am

But you dobsound like a hater

redan01

December 19th, 2011
4:19 am

Enter your comments here

redan01

December 19th, 2011
4:27 am

wanda should be gone , she is not a good roll model for teenage girls to be listening to early in the morning & why Frank doesnt realize her words & actions directly refelct on him is beyond me, the Wanda’s playhouse the advertise so highly is absurd, she is not articulate cant interview well & is the worse promo DJ on the air , & her excuse is always I’m a comedian, get real you are a women from the hood , who cant get the hood out of you for a few hour every morning,I am a native of Atlanta i remember when V started in 1976, & all blacks were lisening to rock on WQXI beacuse there were no balck FM stations, we had black AM station but they didnt pick up well, soemting has to change on the moerning show & soon,

GUNGA DIN

December 19th, 2011
4:57 am

they should hire Rhubarb Jones as her replacement. after all , everyone work place needs racial diversity! oh, I forgot it’s all right if blacks discriminate against whitey.

Ron Karpinski

December 19th, 2011
5:59 am

What ever happened to Gary McKee with Yetta Levit and Red Neckerson? Now, THAT was radio!

Ron

December 19th, 2011
6:19 am

Yea Gunga Din,

Those blacks sure do discriminate! They dont have any whites on their station!

I mean Kicks 101.5 and 94.9 are just crawling with African Americans! WSB and WGST have tons of them there!

"Vote for Obama cause he's black"

December 19th, 2011
6:38 am

Why would anyone,and I mean anyone listen to commercial radio ?
With Sirius XM and Pandora you can listen to commercial free music.
What are you people thinking ?

Cutty

December 19th, 2011
6:39 am

I don’t listen to any of the drivel on v103. But from what I have heard Frank ski and Wanda are just more buffoons that dance to the beat of the man. They are very ignorant and say ignorant things. Always playing the race card and talking about community issues then play gangsta rap music and songs about sex and drugs. You can’t serve two masters people. You cant. They were the main ones pushing anyone who was ignorant enough to listen to get a sub prime mortgage. You see how that turned out. They are the kind of blacks that we can’t afford anymore.