Hot 97 Fires Rap Radio Veteran for Ties to Yusuf Hawkins Killing

To those at Hot 97, the beloved and influential hip-hop radio station in New York, the man known as Paddy Duke was an upbeat and positive presence, working largely behind the scenes but earning frequent on-air shout-outs for more than 25 years.

It was only in recent days, veterans of the station said, that they learned about a disturbing chapter in their co-worker’s past.

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To those at Hot 97, the beloved and influential hip-hop radio station in New York, the man known as Paddy Duke was an upbeat and positive presence, working largely behind the scenes but earning frequent on-air shout-outs for more than 25 years. It was only in recent days, veterans […]

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