Radio and TV Talk

Rodney Ho covers TV and radio, from Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.

Radio briefs: Jason Goff, Pete Combs, Jimmy Baron, Rashad Richey, Bill Nigut, Radio Disney

Rashad Richey is heard locally from 10 to 1 p.m. weekdays on WAOK-AM

Mid-day WAOK-AM host Rashad Richey, who is based in Atlanta, recently signed a syndication deal with the same company that syndicates Roland Martin. He is heard on WAOK from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

He can now also be heard on stations in Buffalo, N.Y., Baltimore and Henderson, N.C., to name a few.

Richey has been with WAOK for 14 months and took over Sidney Wood's slot last spring.

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Jason Goff left 92.9/The Game in 2014 after 18 months. CREDIT: 92.9/The Game

Jason Goff, who was let go from 92.9/The Game last June as an evening host, has nabbed a new job in Chicago as mid-day host of the Score, according to Robert Feder.

It's Goff's hometown. “Feels good to go back to where I started,” Goff said in a statement. “There are steps in life and this is the next one. The Score was more than a radio station for me, it was family.”

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Jimmy Baron is now a Keller Williams realtor and two of his clients have been Steve Barnes and Larry Wachs. CREDIT: publicity photo

Atlanta Magazine has a nostalgic 90s issue out and my former AJC colleague and Peach Buzz maven Richard Eldredge wrote a nice piece on the Morning X. Jimmy Baron gave him a great anecdote about his most surreal 99X moment: "I was on the golf course and my phone rang. It was a listener who wanted to get in touch with this kid songwriter we'd put on the air at 5:30 after he won a station contest. So I ended up giving John Mayer's phone number to Elton John."

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Bill Nigut returned to media last year after a decade long break and now hosts a GPB TV program "On the Story" and two shows on WRAS-FM. CREDIT: GPB

Shameless plug alert: I'm a board member of the Atlanta Press Club. We are holding a free morning panel discussion about Atlanta radio news on Tuesday morning on March 3.and I'm the moderator. (More details here.) Come one, come all!

PANELISTS

Chris Chandler , Anchor, “Atlanta’s Evening News,” NewsTalk WSB Radio

Bill Nigut , Senior Executive Producer and Host, Georgia Public Broadcasting and GPB Radio

Denis O’Hayer, Host, “A Closer Look,”  WABE 90.1

Adam Ragusea, Journalist in Residence and Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Collaborative Journalism, Mercer University

Ninette Sosa Reporter and Anchor WYAY, NewsRadio 106.7

WHEN

Tuesday, March 3

7:30-8:00 a.m. Networking Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:15 a.m. Program and Q&A

Business Attire

WHERE

The Commerce Club

191 Peachtree Street NE, 49th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30303

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Radio Disney AM 590 logo

Most of Radio Disney's radio properties are being sold off. Atlanta AM 590 signal WDWD has gone to Salem for $2.75 million. They already own contemporary Christian station Fish 104.7, Faith Talk 970/1400 WNIV-AM, AM 920 The Answer and business talk WAFS-FM 1190.

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

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