Join Hot 107.9 and Emperor Searcy for our live broadcast at Barnacle’s every Thursday from 12am to 2am!
Beyonce Alowishus is the producer for the Rickey Smiley Morning Show every morning Monday – Friday. Born and raised in Atlanta makes her the voice of the community and the heart of our listeners.
You can see her on the red carpet of MTV, BET, and other major events and you can catch her in the streets checking in live from the local hot spots!
Listen to Beyonce Alowishus every Sunday afternoon as she helps our listeners wind down their weekend.
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”
BME Executive and Co-founder, Dwayne Searcy, also known as Emperor Searcy is no stranger to the Who’s Who of Atlanta platform. (Honored in 2010 and 2011) Emperor Searcy hails from Atlanta and has been a staple in the music industry for over 15 years here in Atlanta.
Currently an On-Air Personality and DJ, he also serves as a humanitarian within the community. Two years ago Emperor Searcy founded the Searcy Foundation to promote health and wellness amongst children. He also created the “I am a Father Day Event”, annual event Searcy Santa and is also a part All Pro Dads where he encourages fathers to take part in their children’s lives. Emperor Searcy’s further achievements include: Jump in the Summer Events (2011), Celebrity Chef for Men Who Cook (2011), Simon Korbon Community Service Winner of the Year (2010), Zion Hill Baptist Church Community Day Host (2010), Presenter for Ambassador Andrew Young’s 75th Birthday Celebration (2007), Source Magazine “One of Hip Hops Most Influential DJ’s” (2001-2008), Marshall for MLK Parade (2008) as well as served as the National Mix Show Coordinator for Radio One 1995 – 2005.
Step into the Kingdom every weekday afternoon from 2pm until 6pm on WHTA-FM Hot 107.9 for the latest entertainment news and hottest music.
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.
“Who Got Your Nights On Lock, Yo DURRTY!”
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.