Radio One in Washington, DC, has announced the reunion of Tony Perkins and Donnie Simpson. Effective January 16, The Donnie Simpson Show featuring Simpson and Perkins, can be heard on MAJIC 102.3 and 92.7 FM Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Simpson and Perkins worked together on WKYS-FM from 1985 to 1992. Perkins was Simpson’s producer and on-air co-host. Perkins spent the past 20 years with Fox 5 in D.C.
Perkins said, “Getting back together with Donnie is literally a dream come true. We’ve talked about the possibility many times over the years, but the timing was just never right. But every time I’ve joined Donnie on the air during these recent years, we’ve always had a blast. Even more importantly, my son is growing up fast and as it stands now, I don’t get home before midnight. I missed a lot of dinners, homework, and ball games. This move allows me to continue to anchor at Fox, join Donnie on the radio, and be part of my son’s school and activities. I couldn’t be more blessed.”
Jeffrey Wilson, Senior Regional Vice President and General Manager, Radio One D.C. said, “We are honored to deliver “The Real Sound of the DMV,” and that’s not better defined than the historic pairing of Donnie Simpson and Tony Perkins. So for the great people of this region, we made it happen. Donnie and Tony are back together for the New Year. And with that new partnership, comes new opportunities to serve our communities with Donnie, Tony, and our friends at Fox 5 in the months and years to come.”
Perkins will continue his current shift on Fox until January 12, 2018 and will change his schedule on January 19 to hosting Friday and Saturday mornings.