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REEC is the newest addition to a powerful line up of on air talent of Hot 107.9FM in Atlanta! He is also the captain of The Hot 107.9 Hotshots Celebrity basketball team that travels the state doing benefit and charity celebrity games, and has his hands and voice in community and charity efforts throughout the greater Atlanta area.
Who You Wit Radio is officially here!!!!
Funnyman Rickey Smiley is known for making millions laugh. As a much loved comedian, television
host, and top rated nationally syndicated radio personality, Smiley has earned a reputation for delivering
audience pleasing performances onstage or off. With the distinct ability to take everyday observations
and skillfully create comedic gold, Smiley is a standout in the entertainment world.
Rickey Smiley is one of the few “clean” comics that is amongst the upper echelon of contemporary great
comedians. The multi-talented comedian, is however, much, much more. His audiences are treated to
such original characters as “Bernice Jenkins” (AKA Granny Swims, Ms. Johnson or Mrs. Francis), “Lil’
Daryl,” “Rusty Dale” and “Beauford.” Bernice Jenkins has a Grandson named Rufus, who’s a stereotype
modern day “Gangsta”. In addition, his show often includes a band which he accompanies, playing
several instruments and singing.
In 2007, Rickey Smiley became the host of the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show”, one of the funniest, and
most compelling morning shows in the country. Broadcasting live from our Atlanta studios, Smiley has taken the world by storm with his unique blend of comedy and irreverent commentary. Every morning, Smiley brings to life his many beloved characters and bits, such as, his famous prank phone calls, “Paternity Test Tuesday”, “Wake Up Wednesday (political talk), “Gary’s Tea”, “News You Can’t Use”, or “The Joke of the Day”. The “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” is a blend of laughter, serious discussion of social issues, political awareness, and community outreach.
Dewayne Searcy, a.k.a. Emperor Searcy, hails from Atlanta, GA, is a graduate of B.E. Mays H.S. and is an On-Air Personality / Mixer on Atlanta’s WHTA-FM – HOT 107.9 from 2-6PM.
As a Record Producer, Emperor Searcy has created cutting edge Production & Beats for successful projects that include: Ginuwine’s “Pony” Bass Remix, “Swing My Way” by KP & Envy, “Holiday” by Witchdoctor, So So Def Bass Allstars Compilation, and Nationwide Compilation with Too Short. And most recently Searcy signed a deal with Warner Brothers Records for his new artists: Trillville and Lil’ Scrappy.
On the Music Business side, you’ll find Emperor “The Entrepreneur” Searcy handling his business at the headquarters of BME Recordings in Atlanta. This is where ‘Mr.’ Searcy is an Executive and Co-founding Partner of Black Market Entertainment – along with his other savvy business partners; Robert McDowell, Jonathan ‘Lil’ Jon’ Smith and Vince Phillips.
Billboard Magazine has recognized BME Recordings as: “The #1 Indie Label of The Year for 2003″. …This was after many weeks of holding down the #1 Chart Position – on Billboard’s Independent Album Charts.
With his many Gold & Multi-Platinum Awards , a highly successful Record Company – BME, and one of the Hottest Radio shows in the Atlanta Market, it’s no wonder that Emperor Searcy is constantly featured in numerous Music Industry and Entertainment Publications such as “Holla!” and “Rollin’ Out”.
Emperor Searcy’s further overwhelming achievements include: “The AIR Radio Award for 2000 and 2001″, “Atlanta’s Best DJ Award” – from Cox Communication’s Atlanta Journal & Constitution Newspaper, and “Best DJ of 2003″ – by Atlanta Magazine. And recently, “Source Magazine named Emperor Searcy: “One of Hip Hop’s Most Influential DJ’s”.
Mz Shyneka is a fast rising star taking the airwaves by storm. Shyneka’s crazy, sassy, cool and up to date entertainment news makes her an industry favorite. After high school, Shyneka began her career as an intern, in 1999, for WHTA-FM (Hot 107.9). In 2001, she joined forces with Emperor Searcy to host the afternoon drive show “In the Kingdom with Emperor Searcy and Mz. Shyneka”. It was during this time the duo was known to keep the listening audience captured with their playful banter.
As a radio host, she is obsessed with delivering breaking and up to date entertainment news with her daily segment “Word on the Street”. Although entertainment news is her niche, she is widely known for cultivating personal relationships with both international and local celebrities making for informative and memorable interviews. This funky fashionista is known to network with executives and celebrities from every facet of the entertainment industry as well as host some of the most well-known clubs and major events in Atlanta.
She has received many accolades and praises as a radio host in the Atlanta market from receiving Southern Entertainment Award for Radio Female Personality of the Year to being named Best On Air Co-Host Talent in the Southern Region, her hard work and dedication to her craft has allowed her to accelerate up the entertainment ladder.
Never leaving behind her desire to branch off into television, Mz. Shyneka has been featured as a writer/reporter on several online blogs, websites, and television shows.
Not “Shy” to use her celebrity to help others, Shyneka gives back to the community by making appearances at local schools, recreational centers and the like speaking to the youth about her career, peer-pressure, education and self-esteem.
This fresh faced twenty something is currently co-hosting the afternoon show from 2pm – 6pm and hosting the late night radio show from the 10pm to 2am weekdays on Radio One’s WHTA HOT 107.9, www.hotspotatl.com in Atlanta, GA.