Briefs: Braves/Hawks off YouTube TV, Mo Quick has left Streetz 94.5, Weather Channel Quibi show, Jared Yamamoto Athens show

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Credit: AJC file photo of Trae Young

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Originally posted Thursday, February 27, 2020 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

On Saturday, YouTube TV live streaming subscribers will lose access to Fox Regional Sports channels, which means they won’t be able to live stream Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta United and Atlanta Braves games.

YouTube sent a note to subscribers.

"Please know that we do not take this decision lightly," YouTube wrote. "We value your membership and will continue to strive to build the best streaming experience possible."
I'm awaiting a comment from Fox Sports.

UPDATE: A deal was struck to keep the channels on YouTube TV on March 5.

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Mo Quick has departed hip-hop station Streetz 94.5 and its Morning Takeover show after three years.

Yung Joc remains.

Steve Hegwood, Streetz owner, said there were "philosophical differences" that led him to decide to go in a different direction. He is seeking a replacement for her.

The show has done very well for Hegwood, often finishing in the top 5 among 18 to 34 year olds.

Quick did not respond to a text seeking comment.

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Atlanta-based Weather Channel is starting a special show for new streaming service Quibi starting April 6.

The new streaming service will focus on curated content that will run no more than ten minutes.

Meteorologist Jordan Steele will host a three-to-five minute show airing seven days a week featuring the most important weather news stories of the day as well as a national forecast.

Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Jordan was chief meteorologist for KING-TV in Seattle.

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Von Haessler Doctrine producer Jared Yamamoto has branched out with his own podcast called The Power Pod and good news: it will become a radio show in Athens on weekends.

Starting Saturday, Feb. 29, Yamamoto’s show will be heard on 98.7/AM1340 WGAU in Athens from 11 to noon Saturday and 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays.

“It’s my first slot as a pro radio host,” said Yamamoto.

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