Comedian. Television host. Movie Star. Top-rated syndicated Radio Personality. Father of 6. For over 20 years. Rickey Smiley is one of the most beloved performers in American media, earning a reputation for delivering boundless laughter on-air, on-stage, and on-screen. Every morning, millions of Americans in nearly 60 cities listen to Rickey Smiley and his 6 outrageous cast members on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” His interviews with major celebrities, social political awareness and trademark prank phone calls have made Smiley one of the most listened to radio personalities in history. Rickey Smiley’s down home southern humor, opting to use insight rather than vulgarity to get laughs, is at the core of his success. His audiences are treated to such original characters as “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins”, “Lil’ Darrl,” “Joe Willie” and “Beauford.” Smiley is known for his clean comedic style and his reputation to sell out venues across the country. To movie audiences, Smiley is best known for “All About The Benjamins” and “Friday After Next”. He’s recorded 8 best selling CDs including iTunes #1 Best Selling Comedy Album, “Rickey Smiley- Prank Calls Number 6”. On television he”s hosted BET’s “Open Casket Sharp” and “Comic View”, appeared on “Showtime At The Apollo,” “Uptown Comedy Club”, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”and “Snaps”. Smiley graduated from Alabama State University, became KBFB’s (Dallas) morning show personality in 2004, and soon moved his show to WHTA Atlanta. When not performing, Smiley is the ultimate devoted father, single handedly raising 6 kids, the subject of a soon to be released parenting book. QUOTE: “Success is when preparation meets opportunity”
Ambitious. Unstoppable. Undeniably Talented. Mr. Who U Wit? Reec, has an entertaining style of hosting that reflects the many characteristics he embodies.
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Never being the one to play one position, Reec has progressed from Billboard Charting hip hop artist and writer to the voice of Middays (10am -2pm Monday – Saturday) on Radio One’s hip hop based station, Hot 107.9 FM. Reec also travels with Redbull as the MC for various campaigns including the Soap Box Race!
REEC’s work with Positive American Youth (www.PayUsa.org) spearheaded his nomination and reception of the coveted NAACP “Unsung Hero Award.” REEC works within the organization to perform weekly community giveback evetnts including free grocery distributions, turkey give away events, charitable celebrity basketball games, reading at children’s hospitals and more!
REEC has recently authored a children’s book series based on Positive American Youth’s anti bullying mascot (www.IceTheBully.com) “Ice The Bully.” Through a free literacy tour, Reec and “Ice” push that include fitness, nutrition, saving money & more.
It’s no surprise why when he ask crowds “Who U With? They gladly respond REEC. Follow him on social media @GotReec and see what the buzz is all about!
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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.
ET is originally from Los Angeles and has been in radio for 7+ years with Radio One. J-NICKS comes to us from St. Louis and has been in radio for 9 years.
Together they are the Durtty Boyz, capturing the attention of young people in Atlanta with a focus on empowering young men.
Born & Raised In Harlem, NY and with early influences of DJ S&S, DJ Clue, & Funkmaster Flex, J1began DJing when he was 13 years old. Upon graduating at Morehouse College with a degree in Marketing, he began DJing part time.
Determined to be one of the hottest young DJs in Atlanta, it was often difficult as he was known more for promoting parties and events. J1 took that to his advantage and began co-promoting all events he was hired for.
He soon began spinning for some of the top promoters and venues in the city. In The Spring of 2007 he appeared as a guest DJ on BET’s Rap City. During the summer of that same year J1 made his radio debut mixing on the Hot 107.9 Mega Mix. He then became an intern for the Assistant Program Director Bill Black, and was later promoted to an air mixer.
J1 is currently the mix show coordinator as well as a programming assistant. Your can catch him on the air Tuesday & Thursday at 5pm for the 5 o’clock traffic jam as well as Monday 2am – 6am. He is also the DJ/Host at all Hot 107.9 live broadcast from Opera, Cream Ultra Lounge, Mansion Elan & The Velvet Room.