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Morning Show adds four markets including Atlanta, Detroit
(September 26, 2008) Syndication One announced today that the Rickey
Smiley Morning Show will be heard starting Monday, October 6, on Radio
One's WHTA-Atlanta and WHTD-Detroit, Monday through Friday 6a.m.
to10a.m. In addition, the fastest growing urban morning show in the
country has just been added to Clear Channel's WIBB in Macon and
Macdonald Broadcasting's WQHH in Lansing. Also, just recently the
morning show began broadcasting on Cox's powerhouse WEDR in Miami.
“The show has never been hotter and the ratings tell the story,” says
Gary Bernstein President of Programming, Syndication One. “He's number
one in his target demos of 18-34 and 18-49 in virtually every market.
His depth and range from comedian to humanitarian truly enables him to
form a strong and lasting emotional bond with his listeners and the
numbers everywhere spell that out quite loudly.”
The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is now heard in over 20 markets including
Dallas, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, and Toledo.
"I am very excited that Rickey will be heard in our key markets of
Atlanta and Detroit,” says Jay Stevens, Senior Vice President of
Programming Content for Radio One. “He is a star, one of those rare
individuals that can fill an arena of 5,000 one day and be on the radio
in that same market the next day. Rickey is very creative and genuinely
cares about his listeners, which translates to a strong community
presence. He is also joined by a team of incredibly talented
personalities that create an entertainment package which just can't be
Rickey Smiley continues to be featured in top comedy shows across the
country as well as recently appearing in a break-out acting role in the
movie "First Sunday". Next for Smiley is a reality television show
featuring the whole morning show crew which is in production now. Also,
look for a national touring stage play, featuring his signature
character Bernice Jenkins, called ”Ain't Nobody Called Me and Told Me
NOTHING" in 2009.
Syndication One is a joint venture between Radio One, Inc. and REACH
Media, Inc. and is designed to develop African American targeted
programming. The existing programming currently features the biggest
stars in the entertainment and faith-based community as well as the
hottest talkmasters right at the center of the nation's hottest issues
engaging all viewpoints.
Syndication One currently features the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the
CoCo Brother Show, Bishop T.D. Jakes "Empowering Moments, the Rickey
Smiley Morning Show, the Monique Show, the Reverend Al Sharpton Show,
and the Warren Ballentine Show.
For more information on Syndication One programming contact
Melody Talkington at (972) 789-1058.
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