New Year, New Show

New Year, New Show

Rickey uses personality, humor, conviction and relevant information to deliver a high-energy morning show engaging his listening community in unexpected ways. His show has distinguished itself with its innovative mix of entertainment and an unfiltered view on contemporary black life and parenthood, focusing on family, community and mentorship. 

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

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

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

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

Rock T – A sports analyst with a hip hop flair, he not only 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 is enhanced with fresh and energetic soundtracks of R&B hits that adults want to hear, expanded social and digital opportunities to grow tune-in and extend audience engagement beyond the airwaves, as well as a connection and commitment to community – on and off air – from family and parenting initiatives to supporting education and HBCUs.



Photographed by Rance Elgin


For more than 20 years, the inimitable style of Gary Hayes has made him one of radio’s standout personalities. His ever-popular “Colour of the Day,” fashion reports, flawless entertainment news and celebrity gossip – known as “Da Tea” – are can’t-miss features for Rickey Smiley Morning Show listeners and DISH NATION viewers. Gary began his…read more »

Photographed by Rance Elgin


K Douglas joined the Rickey Smiley Morning Show in February 2007 as a guest contributor and quickly became a comedic highlight on the show. Officially he’s the show’s comedy writer/content creator, creating original segments and call-in characters that are staples of the show to this day.  His edgy comedy bits and spot-on political commentary showcase…read more »

Photographed by Rance Elgin


Professional baseball player turned DJ and radio personality, Rock-T aka Rocky Turner, has a heart to motivate people to stop making excuses and get it done. 
After his career as a baseball player ended, Rock-T set his eyes on becoming a radio DJ. After being rejected 5 times, he made the station an offer they…read more »



Comedy legend and entertainment mogul Rickey Smiley is a television host, actor and top-rated nationally syndicated radio personality, and has become one of the entertainment industry’s most celebrated performers. Most recently, his memoir Stand by Your Truth And Then Run for Your Life was released by Gallery Books, he joined the Martin Lawrence 2018 LIT…read more »

Eva Marcille


As an outspoken fixture on the award-winning Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Eva Marcille contributes a relatable woman’s point-of-view, with a sharp wit…and sometimes a challenging position. The fashion model, actress, TV host, and entrepreneur broke onto the scene and into pop culture’s heart as “Eva The Diva,” winner of the third season of America’s Next Top Model (ANTM).…read more »


Da Brat

Hip hop trailblazer Da Brat made her radio debut in 2015 when she joined the cast of the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show, and the same in-your-face candor that made her a musical mainstay makes her a listener favorite, bringing wit, humor and a fresh outlook every morning. Da Brat’s life in the spotlight…read more »