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BJ living off the air in Cincinnati

Published Sep. 10, 2005

BJ Harris, the co-host of the old MJ & BJ Morning Show on WFLZ-FM 93.3, has resurfaced.

Harris, who left the show in February, is on temporary assignment, helping program two stations in Cincinnati, WKFS-FM and WVMX-FM. Those stations, as well as WFLZ, are owned by Clear Channel Communications. While working in Tampa, Harris also was operations manager of WFLZ and WSSR-FM 95.7 (Star).

BUH BYE: WMTX-FM 100.7 (Mix) music director and afternoon drive host Larry London will leave the station next month. London, 41, is taking a job with Voice of America, the government's international broadcasting service based in Washington, D.C. His last day is Aug. 10.

During the 15 months London worked at WMTX, he took the afternoon drive-time slot (3 to 7 p.m.) from seventh place to first with the station's target audience, women 25 to 54.

RADIO WRITER: Greg Smith, host of the Tampa-based syndicated show On a Roll, which focuses on disability issues, wrote a column for the July issue of Essence magazine.

"The Brother in the Wheelchair" details his frustration with the "devaluation and disregard of people with disabilities." Smith's radio program airs on WHNZ-AM 1250 at 6 p.m. Sundays.

WORTH A LISTEN: Community radio station WMNF-FM 88.5 will broadcast Jazzplay, a collection of original half-hour radio plays by contemporary playwrights centered around jazz composers and musicians, at 9 p.m. Wednesdays starting Wednesday. The series is hosted by Gregory Hines.