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"Hurricane" Dave Smith was fired as VP of programming and operations at Urban One Atlanta amid #MeToo allegations, according to an inside source. Smith's duties at Urban One Atlanta included overseeing syndication operations for Rickey Smiley and others as well as radio stations in Raleigh, Charlotte and Richmond, according to AJC's TV & Radio Talk.

Urban One Atlanta's stations includes Hot 107.9, Classix 102.9, Praise 102.5 and Majic 107.5/97.5.

According to Kevin Ross at Radio Facts, there was an "unspecified misunderstanding" that led to Smith's dismissal.

Smith was operations manager for the stations and PD of Hot from 2009 to 2016 before he was promoted to vice president. He stayed as program director of Hot even after the promotion, Rodney Ho reports.

Jamon "Jay Tek" Perry will serve as interim Hot 107.9 Program Director. "We’ll make some decisions soon," Davies said.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Bye bruh??

  • KLo

    That's one ugly #BAN with a country nose

  • Dr. P

    I wonder what the misunderstanding was...

  • Vegas1989


  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Whatever it was he did it

  • Scromes1212

    Dudes better be very careful in the workplace smh in today's world a disagreement with the wrong female and it's a wrap. Some females can be manipulative and vindictive, I hope this wasn't the case for him.

  • JustLookn

    he stayed with the "main" chic

  • angrysolo

    misunderstand this PANK SLIP

  • Renee26

    He thought someone wanted the peen and they didn't

  • Renee26

    Some women don't want to come to work and be treated like sexual objects. Some men feel entitled to hook up with women and will holler at women and make unwanted advances towards women because they simply want to and they think there won't be any consequences or repercussions behind it.

    Just grab em by the pussay... Cause you're in a position of power

  • MsSapphire9800

    And people got mad when Steve Harvey announced he did not want any females in his dressing room or alone with him. This Me Too is getting crazy...and before anyone bounce on me...I am not saying who's lying and who's telling the truth...but I bet this shyt happen before he was promoted.

  • Renee26

    Nobody got mad... Auntie was the only one who thought his actions were wrong

  • Ni Ni


  • Alextra Ballard

    Ah misunderstanding....nah bruh yew did it!!?

  • MrsHBC

    According to Kevin Ross at Radio Facts, there was an "unspecified misunderstanding" that led to Smith's dismissal. Hurricane didn’t make that statement. I’m not going to crucify anyone, let him have his day in court. If he did what he’s accused of (which nothing has been specified) then he got what he deserves, if not I hope he sues the mess out of them and the accuser.

  • MrsHBC

    As a mother of sons, this whole #MeToo movement is scary, people are no longer innocent until proven guilty. All it takes is someone accusing you and chances are you’ve lost your job. Now, I’m not saying Hurricane is guilty or innocent, I think these cases should be investigated before people’s reputations & jobs are lost.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • tintin

    these men need to realize they cant even tell a woman she looks nice today. just keep it moving

  • Carla B

    Its funny how females are always the 1st ones defending men that abuse their power. Especially Black females, until it happens to them ? I have had the displeasure to be involved in a #metoo moment and I had witnesses but since I was new to the job they sided with him and fired me. Well 1 year later they found out he was a sex offender and another female sued and won compensation.

  • CookieMobster

    He got that bell pepper nose ? you say?? ?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Never did I ever think a day like this would come! Tavis Smiley (loved his interviews) no longer on PBS or Charlie Rose, so many have fallen.

    Thanks to expeditiously nailing (by any means necessary, unfairly) Bill Cosby, a blueprint was set, and the fall of the mighty (WP/BP) will continue.

    I pray and hope false accusers be brought down and prosecuted!

  • MrsHBC

    Everything you said is on point! Sadly some are to blind & sleepy to see it.

  • Look@m3

    Nope. Some women abusing that term....I feel bad for real victims!

  • Large Pro

    Another intricate plot the b--- said I raped her...nothing new here, Biggie been spoke on these lying scheming azz broads looking for a come up.

  • Large Pro

    let me guess...some man in power tried to abuse you and your Sally's wig huh?

  • Large Pro

    but most of you women are not even attractive so no man is interested in treating you like a "sexual object".

  • Carla B

    LMAO this is the hair that grows out of my scalp and I have never worn a wig in my life. Thanks for liking my pic so much that you had to drop a personal comment ???

  • Angela

    Thank you. People think every woman is lying. Hmmm. Goes to show how they feel about wome .

  • Angela

    How will the 4 women come up? Investigation has been pending for months.

  • Angela

    There was not one complaint. There were 4. Investigation has been pending for months. He's been fired for this before. Years before #metoo. I have son's. I teach them that work is work. Never sh*t where you it.

  • Angela

    But some are telling the truth. There are 4 people who have brought allegations. There is audio. So stop dragging women who are telling the truth.

  • Angela

    It's not about sex. It's about power. Some people love the power of the fact they can force you to do something or it's your JOB and your livelihood. Also how would you know what's attractive to the next man??

  • Bodak89

    Honestly, based on an encounter I had with him a few years back (working as an intern at a high profile event), this isn’t a surprise. In short, he mentioned he was interested in me, though married, and would’ve took it further had I not declined out of respect for his wife and family. Those lies come back to bite eventually.... ??

  • Bodak89

    Where is this audio? OMG

  • Bodak89

    Exactly. This man is very flirtatious with other women outside of his marriage (tried me a few years back as a new to Atlanta intern) although he has his family plastered all over his IG. It’s sad cause he’s so respected and very connected but knew this would eventually happen.

  • Bodak89

    The wife always stays the main tho ?????

  • Renee26

    I had a coworker actually grab a meat chunk of my ass at an outside of work event. We were sitting down somewhere hot and I was saying how I was sticking to the chair. When I got up he reached out and grabbed my ass then said I see.

    I was so shocked and taken back. I checked his ass right there and others acted like I was trippin.

    I suppose cause I'm built nice that I deserve to be treated like a piece of meat. ?

  • Bodak89

    Men can be such pricks. Either way, I hope he learns from this. His wife is a sweetheart so she definitely deserves better.

  • Angela

    The word is one person gave audio to HR.

  • Angela

    Taped his ass!! No longer your word against hers Sir!!

  • Bodak89

    Ok. That was bold of him to try those things in a corporate setting. Sure this is a big wake up call. He’s set money wise either way so probably never worried about the consequences I bet.