Did Bain Capital Kill Hip Hop in St. Louis?

Did Bain Capital Kill Hip Hop in St. Louis?

Did Bain Capital Kill Hip Hop in St. Louis?

More: http://www.westendword.com/Articles-Columnists-c-2012-10-23-183314.114137-Did-Bain-Capital-Kill-Hip-Hop-in-St-Louis.html#ixzz2ASA4fzEA

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. ...
More: http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/rftmusic/2009/10/beat_1003_done_formats_halloween_music_change_halloween_clear_channel_katz_st_louis.php

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