Hughley.jpg" alt=" width="296" height="280" /> This week has been monumental for 2 people that have had humble beginnings in urban radio. DL and Wendy. In the early 90s when DL was on KJLH in Los Angeles doing the morning show as a sidekick the morning host did everything he could to make sure DL did not outshine him (typical urban radio trait) DL kept it moving, left and continued to hone his craft doing stand up. Congrats DL and Wendy. 98.7 KISS FM Announces Celebrity Film Star, Comedian and Television Personality D.L. Hughley to Host Mornings on 98.7 KISS FM “The D.L. Hughley Morning Show” to Launch Monday July 20th on 98.7 Kiss FM. 98.7
Kiss FM, New York’s Best Variety of Old School and Today’s R&B, announced today that celebrity film star, comedian and television personality D.L. Hughley will begin hosting mornings with “The D.L. Hughley Morning Show” on 98.7 Kiss FM. “We are ecstatic to welcome D.L. Hughley to the KISS-FM family!” says Jill Strada, WRKS Program Director. “Get ready New York because your mornings will never be the same!”
D.L. Hughley will be joined by an electric cast to discuss, debate and deliver to the New York audience with former B.E.T journalist and established radio and television personality Jacque Reid, America’s hottest rising comic Steve Wilson, 98.7 Kiss FM New York radio veteran Raqiyah Mays, and New York’s voice of the black community for over 40 years Bob Slade will round out the cast. The show begins on Monday, July 20th and will offer New Yorkers a unique combination of comedy, entertainment, news and music live weekdays 6a.m. to 10a.m. on 98.7 Kiss FM. Alexand ra Cameron, Senior VP/GM of Emmis NY explains, “D.L. Hughley will be a fresh, provocative and intelligent voice to Urban radio and furthermore to radio period. We are very pleased with the collaboration in crafting this new Morning Show choice which includes some of the current cast of KISS FM’s Wake Up Club. We anticipate this being a welcome addition to Morning’s in New York!”
A true king of comedy, D.L. Hughley has earned the reputation. D.L. was mostly recently seen hosting his own talk show on CNN “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News,” and is now a contributor to the network. He is well known as the star of the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys, and as one of the four comedians featured in the Spike Lee film The Original Kings of Comedy. He served as the inaugural host of BET’s “Comic View”, staying with the show from 1992 through 1994 and reached even more viewers with the highly-rated special “HBO Comedy Half-Hour: D L Hughley” (1994). D.L. also enjoyed success in film, co-starring in the African American ensemble of the drama “The Brothers” (2001) and voicing the Gadgetmobile in the big screen adaptation of the cartoon detective “Inspector Gadget” (1999), along with supporting roles in “Chasing Papi” (2003), “Scary Movie 3” (2003) and “Soul Plane” (2004).