Rodney Ho

I cover local radio and TV as well as comedy and some film for both the print and online editions. I write a blog on the same topics. I have been covering radio since 2001 and TV since 2005. I have been in journalism since 1991. Other subjects I have covered over the years: education, transportation, banking, entrepreneurship, country music, nightlife, youth culture. Rodney Ho's Radio & TV Talk blog (new) Sports on TV Atlanta radio station list (with call letters and radio dial) TV shows in production in Atlanta Atlanta TV listings

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Did Kennesaw’s Flau’jae survive ‘AGT’ quarters?
 Well, I called this one wrong Tuesday night. After gauging the competition, I figured Kennesaw rapper Flau’jae - with full-throated support from Simon Cowell and a solid performance - was a shoo-in for the semifinals on “America’s Got Talent.” But she didn’t make the cut.  The “AGT&rdquo...

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Well, I called this one wrong Tuesday night. After gauging the competition, I figured Kennesaw rapper Flau’jae - with full-throated support from Simon Cowell and a solid performance - was a shoo-in for the semifinals on “America’s Got Talent.” But she didn’t make the cut.  The “AGT&rdquo...
Reboot of ‘Designing Women’ in the works
 A popular sitcom fictionally set in Atlanta “Designing Women” is being revived by its original creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Sony Pictures, according to TV Line.  The CBS show aired from 1986 to 1993 for seven seasons and featured social commentary and a feminist sensibility. It was never quite as beloved as...

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A popular sitcom fictionally set in Atlanta “Designing Women” is being revived by its original creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Sony Pictures, according to TV Line.  The CBS show aired from 1986 to 1993 for seven seasons and featured social commentary and a feminist sensibility. It was never quite as beloved as...
Did Kennesaw’s Flau’jae do enough to make it to ‘AGT’ semifinals?
 During this season’s first live “America’s Got Talent” performances Tuesday night, Kennesaw rapper Flau’jae added back-up dancers and moved around the stage for her original, inspiring rap song “Let Downs.”  She is part of the top 36 acts this year, which will be cut to 21 over the...

Posted: a day ago

During this season’s first live “America’s Got Talent” performances Tuesday night, Kennesaw rapper Flau’jae added back-up dancers and moved around the stage for her original, inspiring rap song “Let Downs.”  She is part of the top 36 acts this year, which will be cut to 21 over the...
Former Kicks host Wylie Rose has passed away at age 44
 Wylie Rose, a former mid-day host at Kicks 101.5 from 2002 to 2008, passed away from cancer  August 9. She was 44. Her real name was Melissa Meadows Hart.  Her mom Shelby Melton said her daughter was diagnosed with a tumor in her kidney this past May. She had been feeling sick since December but Melton said her daughter downplayed...

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Wylie Rose, a former mid-day host at Kicks 101.5 from 2002 to 2008, passed away from cancer August 9. She was 44. Her real name was Melissa Meadows Hart.  Her mom Shelby Melton said her daughter was diagnosed with a tumor in her kidney this past May. She had been feeling sick since December but Melton said her daughter downplayed...
Why ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is such a big deal for Asian Americans
 A rom-com movie rarely gets the level of scrutiny and attention that the upcoming film “Crazy Rich Asians” is pulling in. Why? It’s the first major American studio movie set in the present day featuring a largely Asian cast since 1993’s “Joy Luck Club.” And it features a reported budget of...

Posted: 2 days ago

A rom-com movie rarely gets the level of scrutiny and attention that the upcoming film “Crazy Rich Asians” is pulling in. Why? It’s the first major American studio movie set in the present day featuring a largely Asian cast since 1993’s “Joy Luck Club.” And it features a reported budget of...
Anchor Kim Passoth leaving CBS46
 Weekend anchor Kim Passoth signed off from CBS46 Sunday night after three-plus years with the station. She will be returning to her hometown of Los Angeles to work for Spectrum News, according to CBS46 news director Steve Doerr. Charter cable is launching a new 24/7 news operation in Los Angeles.  Passoth was hired in 2015...

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Weekend anchor Kim Passoth signed off from CBS46 Sunday night after three-plus years with the station. She will be returning to her hometown of Los Angeles to work for Spectrum News, according to CBS46 news director Steve Doerr. Charter cable is launching a new 24/7 news operation in Los Angeles.  Passoth was hired in 2015...
Did Bayleigh take an egress on ‘Big Brother 20’?
 Bayleigh Dayton, the Atlanta-based flight attendant, was eliminated on “Big Brother 20” tonight just past the halfway point of the season. Six of the seven eligible voters opted to oust her over Rockstar. Even some of Bayleigh’s allies voted against her, aware they didn’t have the votes to keep her and didn&rsquo...

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Bayleigh Dayton, the Atlanta-based flight attendant, was eliminated on “Big Brother 20” tonight just past the halfway point of the season. Six of the seven eligible voters opted to oust her over Rockstar. Even some of Bayleigh’s allies voted against her, aware they didn’t have the votes to keep her and didn&rsquo...