It’s a new multi-year deal between the Marconi winner and Reach Media. Smiley, who’s heard on more than 65 stations, said, “You know we keep it real every morning. So, get ready everybody, I’m going to continue keeping it live with the rest of my crew. Thanks to Reach Media, Radio One, and to all my listeners and followers for letting me be a part of your morning routine.”
Urban One’s CEO of Radio One Stations and Reach Media, David Kantor, added, “We are delighted to extend our relationship with Rickey Smiley. He has established himself as a leader and entertaining communicator in his 10 years of syndication. He continues to grow in audience, followers, affiliates, but most importantly, with an affinity with his listeners that’s unparalleled.”
The National Association of Broadcasters recognized Smiley’s broadcast excellence and awarded him the 2017 Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year.