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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Jennifer Leslie leaves 11Alive 
 Jennifer Leslie Boettcher, a veteran 11Alive reporter, is leaving the station to become the communications director for the City of Dunwoody. In a press release, the city cited her “extensive media experience and strong community connections.” “She is well-known around the community, and strengthening this connection is...

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Jennifer Leslie Boettcher, a veteran 11Alive reporter, is leaving the station to become the communications director for the City of Dunwoody. In a press release, the city cited her “extensive media experience and strong community connections.” “She is well-known around the community, and strengthening this connection is...
Jarard J of V-103 takes over evening slot on Majic 107.5/97.5
 Majic 107.5/97.5, just a month after hiring former V-103 host Ryan Cameron, has hired from the V-103 staff again. This time, they are giving Jarard J the evening time slot. It’s the first time in three years Majic has had an evening host since Rene Miller. (Miller is now at Smooth Jazz 101.1.) Jarard J, who had been doing weekend work...

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Majic 107.5/97.5, just a month after hiring former V-103 host Ryan Cameron, has hired from the V-103 staff again. This time, they are giving Jarard J the evening time slot. It’s the first time in three years Majic has had an evening host since Rene Miller. (Miller is now at Smooth Jazz 101.1.) Jarard J, who had been doing weekend work...
CNN sues White House to regain Jim Acosta’s press credentials
 Atlanta-based CNN Tuesday sued the Trump administration to reinstate Jim Acosta’s press credentials to the White House. Read the lawsuit here.  The White House suspended Acosta, the chief White House correspondent for CNN since January, after a contentious exchange last week between him and Trump. When an unnamed presidential aide...

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Atlanta-based CNN Tuesday sued the Trump administration to reinstate Jim Acosta’s press credentials to the White House. Read the lawsuit here.  The White House suspended Acosta, the chief White House correspondent for CNN since January, after a contentious exchange last week between him and Trump. When an unnamed presidential aide...
Amy Schumer (Fox Theatre, Nov. 14) wears her politics on her sleeve now and is okay with it
 Amy Schumer is puking a lot nowadays. Maybe a decade ago, that might have been from drinking too much. But the actress and stand-up comedienne is now 37, married and in her second trimester pregnant.  “I’m grateful to be pregnant,” Schumer said in an interview today to promote her Atlanta show at the Fox Theatre Wednesday...

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Amy Schumer is puking a lot nowadays. Maybe a decade ago, that might have been from drinking too much. But the actress and stand-up comedienne is now 37, married and in her second trimester pregnant.  “I’m grateful to be pregnant,” Schumer said in an interview today to promote her Atlanta show at the Fox Theatre Wednesday...
Six years after Rick: how is ‘The Walking Dead’ doing? 
 Six years is a long time to jump forward on any show but “The Walking Dead” decided to go there. On the show, the zombie apocalypse happened in 2010. By the time Rick was ferried away in a helicopter last week, it was around 2014. Now we jump forward six years so instead of being “behind,” the show is now...

Posted: a day ago

Six years is a long time to jump forward on any show but “The Walking Dead” decided to go there. On the show, the zombie apocalypse happened in 2010. By the time Rick was ferried away in a helicopter last week, it was around 2014. Now we jump forward six years so instead of being “behind,” the show is now...
‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap: season 11, episode 2
 There is a pecking order on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and it tends to shift over time. For most of her run on the show, Porsha Williams has been near the bottom. One season, the producers even reduced her to a recurring status. Two years ago, her only real friend was Phaedra Parks, now cast off the show. Last year...

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There is a pecking order on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and it tends to shift over time. For most of her run on the show, Porsha Williams has been near the bottom. One season, the producers even reduced her to a recurring status. Two years ago, her only real friend was Phaedra Parks, now cast off the show. Last year...
TV best bets with CMA Awards, ‘Narcos,’ Catherine Zeta-Jones, the Clinton affair
 Catherine Zeta-Jones stars in the biggest streaming scripted series yet on Facebook Watch called “Queen America,” debuting Sunday and shot in Atlanta. On the same night, Ben Stiller executive produces a Showtime series “Escape from Dannemora,” based on a true story about two escaped convicts in a New York...

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Catherine Zeta-Jones stars in the biggest streaming scripted series yet on Facebook Watch called “Queen America,” debuting Sunday and shot in Atlanta. On the same night, Ben Stiller executive produces a Showtime series “Escape from Dannemora,” based on a true story about two escaped convicts in a New York...
TV/radio briefs: WABE fundraising drive, RHOA ratings, Jean Smart, Giovanna Drpic
 90.1/WABE-FM’s fall drive fell just short of goal. But there were some extenuating circumstances. For one, the NPR station cut back its drive a day to just seven days, the shortest in recent history. And on the first day of the drive, it had to deal with Hurricane Michael last month, which forced them to cut back on donation pleas that...

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90.1/WABE-FM’s fall drive fell just short of goal. But there were some extenuating circumstances. For one, the NPR station cut back its drive a day to just seven days, the shortest in recent history. And on the first day of the drive, it had to deal with Hurricane Michael last month, which forced them to cut back on donation pleas that...