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Michael Eric Dyson leaves NPR show made at WEAA, Ken Weinman out at 105.7 The Fan

Michael Eric Dyson

Some radio changes over the weekend...

Michael Eric Dyson has left his NPR show that's produced at Morgan State University, and the production will go off the air altogether at the end of the month.

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For the next three weeks, guest hosts will fill in on "The Michael Eric Dyson Show," according to Richard Prince's "Journal-isms" blog. Read it here.

Dyson, a prominent social critic and Georgetown University professor, has been hosting the interview and talk show produced for NPR by Morgan State University's radio station on a grant of $505,000 from the Corporation for Public broadcasting.

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That's a substantial grant, and the program was part of public radio's widely-publicized African-American Programming Consortium. But the show was only carried on about a dozen public radio stations nationally, according to Prince's report.

You can get more background on the up-and-down history of the show here.

Meanwhile, in other local radio news, Ken Weinman, a show host on WJZ-FM, was dropped by the station, Weinman confirmed Sunday. His last day at 105.7 The Fan was Friday.

Weinman spoke of his release from the station this weekend on Twitter.

"Any truth to you being let go by 105.7," one tweet to Weinman said.

"Sad but true," he tweeted back.

In answer to a tweet seeking an explanation, he wrote, "The old wanted to go in a different direction."

Weinman said he will continue to "have opinions" and to share them in social media.

Calls to the CBS Radio executives in Baltimore who run 105.7 were not returned.

Read about Weinman two days later agreeing to a "part-time" role at the station here.

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