MY BROADCASTING LIFE:
I began my broadcast career at Memphis State University on their jazz station WSMS in 1987. From there she worked in television news at WMC Channel 5 as a vidifont (graphics) operator. By the time I left, 2 1/2 years later, my duties had expanded including writing, editing, and even shooting video for news stories. I took a break from broadcasting and worked in Human Resources for 4 years. In 1994 I became "Eileen The Love Queen" an on-air personality at WDIA, then moved to KJMS (Smooth 101) as "Eileen The Diva". While holding down an air shift, I was promoted to Programming Assistant for WDIA & WHRK (K97). When Clear Channel acquired 2 other urban stations in the market, I was promoted to Assistant Program Director for WDIA, WHRK (K97) and KJMS (Smooth 101). Clear Channel debuted its 1st FM gospel station in December 2002, WHAL 95.7 Hallelujah FM. I was instrumental in launching this station and was given added responsibility when upper management named me Program Director and now I consult the other Hallelujah formats in other cities. Before joining the morning team on Hallelujah, I was heard on the Fun Morning Show with Bobby O'Jay on WDIA.
I grew up in Mt. Pisgah on Weaver Rd, under Rev. A.C. Jackson and Rev. Frank Harris (19 years). Then I matured at Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church under Dr. Alvin O. Jackson (16 years). Now, I am continuing to grow at Greater New Liberty on Webb under Rev. Darrel K. Shack...TGAND 4 Life!
Indiana Paceers center Roy Hibbert apologized for his “no homo” comment, but it’ll still cost him $75,000.
Hibbert used the phrase that some consider to be a gay slur as well as a profanity while answering questions following Saturday night’s game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. In the that contest, the Pacers defeated the Miami Heat 99-77 to advance to game 7 Monday night for the right to meet the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals.
As far as the words “no homo,” Hibbert ssaid them at the end of a response about his defense of LeBron James during the game.
Hibbert said he knew he’d probably be find and didn’t care.
He was absolutely right because the league announced Sunday that Hibbert would be fined for “using inappropriate and vulgar language.” Ironically, or in spite of, the fine came down after Hibbert issued an apology Sunday morning. He said in a statement that he sincerely has “deep regret over my choice of words last night.”
“I am apologizing for insensitive remarks made during the postgame press conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night,” Hibbert said in the statement released by the Pacers. “They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views. I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television. I apologize to those who I have offended, to our fans and to the Pacers’ organization.”
NBA commissioner David Stern acknowledged Hibbert’s apology, but said it was “necessary” to penalize the Pacers’ star center.
“While Roy has issued an apology, which is no doubt sincere, a fine is necessary to reinforce that such offensive comments will not be tolerated by the NBA,” Stern said.
OK, with that bit of drama as backdrop, who do you think will win game 7 tonight? The Indiana Pacers or the Miami Heat? Remember the game is in Miami.