The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Extends Its Reach to a New Audience


Rickey Smiley’s Urban AC morning show set to debut January 1, 2020

WSRB 106.3 Chicago announced that it will debut  The Rickey Smiley in the Morning Show at the start of the new year, airing weekdays from 5a-9a CST. The Rickey Smiley in the Morning Show is quick-paced and anchored by one of the nation’s most popular comedians. Easily entertaining a wide variety of listeners, the “can’t miss a minute” morning show perfectly blends music, exclusive comedy and spiritual entertainment with today’s hottest topics in news, entertainment, and sports. Rickey Smiley was recognized by the National Association of Broadcasters in 2017 as the recipient of the Marconi Award for “Top National/Syndicated Talent.”

Rickey Smiley has been entertaining ourChicago listerners for the past 10 years or more. We look forward to continuelaughling with him on the UAC format.” -Jay Alan, Program Director

Rickey uses personality, humor, conviction andrelevant information to deliver a high-energy morning show engaging hislistening community in unexpected ways. His show has distinguished itself withits innovative mix of entertainment and an unfiltered view on contemporaryblack life and parenthood, focusing on family, community and mentorship. 

Rounding out the show is a cast of personalitiesknown to spark engagement and laughs:

Eva Marcille – Mom, model and entrepreneur who contributes arelatable woman’s point of view with a sharp wit and sometimes challengingposition

Gary Wit Da Tea – Listeners count on Garyfor the hottest entertainment gossip and a colorful opinion on just about everything

Da Brat – The same in-your-face candor that made her ahip-hop star makes her a listener favorite, bringing wit, humor and a freshoutlook every morning

Rock T – A sports analyst with a hip-hop flair, he notonly reports the sports news…he predicts it as well

Special K – A master at finding the funny in the headlines,Special K takes the role of news correspondent to hilarious new levels

The show will be enhanced with fresh andenergetic soundtracks of R&B hits that adults want to hear, expanded socialand digital opportunities to grow tune-in and extend audience engagement beyondthe airwaves, as well as a connection and commitment to community – on and offair – from family and parenting initiatives to supporting education and HBCUs.


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