V-103 briefs: V-103 Live concert postponed; JR sticking with Big Tigger; V-103’s new International HD-2 station

Originally posted Friday, March 13, 2020 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Concerts are being postponed or canceled by the dozens so no surprise V-103 has postponed its V-103 Live concert March 28 at State Farm Arena.

The concert was to feature Lil Baby, Da Baby, Wale, Kayla Nicole and Trouble, among others . Refunds are available at point of purchase. 

V-103 hosts dozens of events a year. 

“The safety and well-being of our listeners has/will always be our number one priority,” V-103 wrote on its Facebook page. “We apologize for the inconvenience but what must be done, must be done. Stay blessed and safe.”

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Since January, JR Sportsbrief has spent a bulk of his time with V-103 afternoon host Big Tigger instead of his original home, the Morning Culture headed by Frank Ski.

When I saw Tigger in late January at a press junket and asked him about JR, he said they were just “playing around,” implying it was not permanent.

JR has not responded to a Facebook messenger requests for comment. I sent texts and emails to Ski, program director Reggie Rouse or general manager Rick Caffey. I have not gotten any responses. 

Big Tigger and JR manned the Morning Culture while Ski was away on his Caribbean cruise late last month. JR did not go. 

JR was on with Tigger in the afternoon yesterday.

JR, who has a sports broadcasting background, joined the Morning Culture a year ago, along with musician Jade Novah. Jade left last summer, deciding radio wasn’t really for her. 

Ebony Steele, formerly part of Rickey Smiley’s morning show, has come by to join Ski on the Morning Culture. 

Photo: Cocoa Brown (second to right) joined the Morning Culture Feb. 21. CR: Facebook public page

JR remains on the Morning Culture website page

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V-103 has decided to invest in a new HD channel called V-103 International focused on the growing international music scene. 

The types of music heard include Afro Beats, reggae, dance hall, socal, big tune, hip hop and top 40. 

Osei the Dark Secret, a former V-103 host, and Mix Master David are part of the station. 

The station is sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Before all the coronavirus concerns, the station hosted a sold-ou tconcert earlier this month to introduce the station featuring Rotimi, Koffee and HoodCelebrity.

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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