Radio One DC Makes Big Moves To Grow Listenership
WKYS, MAJIC and WOL Get Face Lifts in 2016
(Silver Spring, MD…December 16, 2015) – On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Radio One DC, the powerhouse urban music cluster, won’t quite sound the same. It is expanding its airwaves and streams by shifting anchor morning shows to new frequencies to make room for new talent (and listeners) in Washington, DC. The following announcements were made today:
The FAM with Lil Mo and DJ QuickSilva moves from afternoons on Radio One Baltimore’s WERQ 92.3 FM to mornings on DC’s WKYS 93.9 FM from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.
The Russ Parr Morning Show, a long time mainstay in the DC community, will move from WKYS and now broadcast on WMMJ MAJIC 102.3 FM at the same time, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Russ’s weekend show, On the Air will continue on WKYS on Saturdays, 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
The Tom Joyner Morning Show, that continues to be the top syndicated show in urban radio, moves from MAJIC to heritage station WOL 1450 AM, in addition to WPRS 104.1 HD2, WKYS 93.9 HD2 and WMMJ 102.3 HD2. The show will maintain its timeslot, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. WOL’s acclaimed Carl Nelson will move to the afternoon drive show from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tom’s weekend show, Right Back Atcha, will continue to air on MAJIC Saturdays, 6 a.m. – 8 a.m.
“To get what you’ve never had, you have to do what you’ve never done,” said Jeff Wilson, Senior Regional Vice President and General Manager of Radio One DC. “We are excited for the unique opportunity to expand our audience and promote fresh new talent on WKYS with The FAM with Lil Mo and DJ QuickSilva while serving our loyal listeners and keeping the momentum we have with Russ Parr, Tom Joyner and Carl Nelson in the market.”
The FAM with Lil Mo and DJ QuickSilva has a proven track record of success in Baltimore, but their relationship dates back to 2002 before they both became radio personalities. Lil Mo is a well-known R&B singer and co-star of TV One’s R & B Divas of Hollywood. DJ QuickSilva is an internationally known celebrity DJ known as “The Party Kingpin” who started his career at 14 years old. Their authentic relationship and chemistry are evident as they captivate their audience with the music they love and entertainment news they know firsthand from their connections with the biggest artists and athletes in the industry.
Their commitment to family and community resonate over the airwaves and will now be available to the mainstream morning listeners of WKYS 93.9 FM. Vernon Kelson, Program Director Radio One Baltimore will now also host the new afternoon show on WERQ 92.3 FM from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Radio One DC Makes Big Moves, 2
The Russ Parr Morning Show will be heard on WMMJ, MAJIC 102.3 FM. Though a top syndicated program, Russ provides a strong local relationship with the DC audience that is unmatched. Russ Parr and cohosts – Alfredas, Albert and Vic Jagger, provide a fast-moving show with edgy adult conversation coupled with the music that people want to hear. From the best films, to music, fashion and news impacting the African-American community, Russ always delivers with a style and format like no other. Now the MAJIC listener will know what it means to Get UP to Parr!
The Tom Joyner Morning Show that has been on the air for over 20 years in DC will continue to empower listeners with information and entertainment. Broadcasting on nearly 100 stations nationally and reaching 7.4M listeners, Tom Joyner remains the top urban radio personality. The Tom Joyner Morning Show will continue to be the morning show DC listeners awaken to, but now on the heritage station WOL1450 AM in addition to a number of HD2 stations. Celebrated radio host and Peabody award-winning journalist, Carl Nelson, will continue on WOL during the afternoon drive from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Show Today January 19th The Fam’ with Lil Mo and QuickSilva M-F: 2p – 6p on Baltimore’s Q92.3FM M-F: 6a-10a on DC’s WKYS 93.9 FM The Russ Parr Show M-F: 6a-10a on WKYS 93.9 FM M-F: 6a-10a on MAJIC 102.3 FM Sat: 6a -9a on WKYS 93.9 FM The Tom Joyner Morning Show M-F: 6a-9a on MAJIC 102.3 FM M-F: 6a-10a on WOL 1450 AM, HD2 Channels of 104.1, 93.9 and 102.3 Sat: 6a-8a on MAJIC 102.3 FM The Carl Nelson Show M-F: 6a-10a on WOL 1450 AM M-F: 4p-7p on WOL 1450 AM