Did Bain Capital Kill Hip Hop in St. Louis?
By Keegan Hamilton
Big news brewing on the local airwaves: The Clear Channel-owned hip-hop/R&B station KATZ 100.3 The Beat has fired all of its on-air talent and changed formats, as of 12 p.m. today.
As the station's already re-designed websiteindicates, they will now play seasonal music. It's currently "stunting" (in industry parlance) as "Halloween 100.3 Scary Music for St. Louis." ... Expect non-stop Christmas music (perhaps the only thing more obnoxious than Soulja Boy) after this weekend.
Our sympathies go out to some of the better hip-hop DJ's in the area who are now unemployed, including DJ AJ (just named the RFT's best hip-hop DJ of 2009), Dwight Stone and KiKi the First Lady. ...