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Nick Cannon Ends Countdown Show

May 24, 2013



Nick Cannon has announced he is ending his nationally syndicated CBS Radio countdown show, "Cannon's Countdown." The show debuted in April 2011, and the final episode will air June 8.

In a statement, Cannon said, "I am extremely grateful to have had a broadcast home with CBS Radio. It has been an amazing experience working with the team these past few years. I've made the difficult decision to step away from my on-air duties in radio in order to have the time to dedicate to NCredible Entertainment and the various projects that I have on my plate in film, TV, retail and a new album. It is my plan to return to radio and my listeners very soon through my music."

Cannon will revive his MTV series "Wild N' Out" this summer, starting July 9 on MTV2. He will also remain the host of NBC's "America's Got Talent."


WFMU-FM (91.1) is returning to Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival today and Saturday.

The artist schedule is still to be announced, but confirmed performers include Swans, Nurse With Wound, Hot Snakes, Orchestre Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou, Four Tet and Omar Souleyman.

This year's broadcasts are scheduled from 3 p.m. to midnight both days.



The nationally syndicated "Peter Schiff Show" can now be heard locally from 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays on WVNJ-AM (1160).

On his show Schiff interviews a variety of guests and takes calls from listeners on politics, finances and the economy.

To find out more about the show, visit


Just in the nick of summer time.

Greater Media's WJRZ-FM (100.1) in Manahawkin recently switched to a "greatest hits of the '60s, '70s and '80s" format.

"WJRZ-FM is now playing the heritage soundtrack of the Jersey Shore," said Daniel A. Finn, senior vice president and regional general manager of Greater Media-New Jersey, in a statement. "We're returning to the legacy of WJRZ's roots."

The new weekday on-air lineup includes: 5:30 to 10 a.m., Matt Knight; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., TJ Bryan; 2 to 7 p.m., Glen Kalina; 7 p.m. to midnight, Barbara Farragher; midnight to 5:30 a.m., Ricky A.


WBLS-FM (107.5) has added rap legend Douglas E. Davis, aka Doug E. Fresh, to its on-air lineup.

The Barbados native will host a classic hip-hop show called "The Show" from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday mornings.

Fresh is best known as a rapper, record producer and beat boxer - - in which he is able to imitate drum machines and various special effects using only his mouth, lips, gums, throat and a microphone.


STATION BREAKS: WFUV-FM (90.7) will be "Bringing It All Back Home" today as it features the music of Bob Dylan all day -- in honor of the American music icon's 72nd birthday. ... SiriusXM's motor racing coverage on Sunday will showcase three marquee races. That morning at 8, the renowned Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco will air on Sirius channel 92 and XM channel 208. Live coverage of the Indianapolis 500 will start at 11 a.m. on channel 211 on XM and Sirius Premier. And at 6 p.m., listeners can hear the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race live from Charlotte Motor Speedway on channel 90 on Sirius and XM Premier. ... WBLS-FM (107.5) and WLIB- AM (1190) will bring crossover gospel duo Mary Mary (California natives Erica and Trecina Atkins-Campbell) to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson June 22. The concert is free with paid park admission. Information:

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