DC’s Own Donnie Simpson Named #2 in the Top 10 Urban DJ’s of All Time

via RadioFacts.com “I had never heard of Donnie until I watched Video Soul many years ago. He was certainly the best host the show ever had and I certainly believe part of his demise on the show was BETs foolish decisions to pair him with co-hosts. I have met Donnie once or twice and he is the very person that was on Video Soul. I’ve just learned that there is a very good chance he will re-emerge on DC radio after his non compete is up in the next year from WPGC. Donnie, compared to most on the list (besides … Continue reading DC’s Own Donnie Simpson Named #2 in the Top 10 Urban DJ’s of All Time

What Must You Do To Be A DJ: DeeJay Rico

What must you do to be a deejay?  There used to be a time when the answer to that question was simply grabbing two turntables and a microphone.  However, add corporates into this mix and you’re going find that’s a bit more than just putting the needle to the groove. Just ask DeeJay Rico.  In the midst of the shock of hearing that Donnie Simpson would be leaving the airwaves of radio station WPGC, ending a total of 32 years of service to the Washington DC metropolitan area, we also find out that those same airwaves will now also be … Continue reading What Must You Do To Be A DJ: DeeJay Rico

Donnie Simpson Signing Off WPGC

Donnie Simpson’s 32-year run on Washington’s airwaves will end this week, with the longtime morning host expected to sign off after a falling out with his longtime station, WPGC-FM (95.5). Simpson’s last show likely will be Friday, people on both sides said, barring any last-minute changes to an exit agreement that was still being finalized over the weekend. The Washington Post reports Simpson’s contract does not expire until March 2011. But his exit deal allows him to leave on Friday. The agreement also says the radio host will not be allowed to work at another station for the next 13 … Continue reading Donnie Simpson Signing Off WPGC

Bootsy Vegas Audition Tape for the Donnie Simpson Morning Show

Bootsy Vegas, known in the DMV as Salih “E” Williams the pride of D.C. Public Schools. Bootsy is a graduate of McKinley Tech and AAMA Broadcasting School. By day Mr. Vegas is a teacher educating young people at High Road Middle School in Southwest Washington, D.C. where his motto is “Saving the Youth one young person at a time.” By night he is known as “E” lead talker, gogo legend and party starter for O.P. Tribe, gogo band based in Washington,D.C. In his travels Bootsy has had the privilege to work for Earth Wind and Fire as a marketing promotions … Continue reading Bootsy Vegas Audition Tape for the Donnie Simpson Morning Show

Radio One Gets Heat from the Hill

Recent reports from the National Journal’s Congress Daily is stating that the Lanham based urban radio giant Radio One had come under the House Judiciary Committee’s fire for their refusal to testify at a hearing billed as a forum for the purpose of examining plummeting advertising revenues, increasing media consolidation, and a pending legislation that would put an end to long standing copyright royalty exemption for over the air radio.  Something that broadcasters are opposed to. On Thursday, July 9, 2009, Chairman John Conyers and other members of the Judiciary scolded Radio One found Cathy Hughes and her son, Alfred … Continue reading Radio One Gets Heat from the Hill

Chris Paul Quits WPGC’s Donnie Simpson, Jumping To Radio One?

On Wednesday, June 10, DCRTV broke the news that comedian Chris Paul (right) quit WPGC’s morning Donnie Simpson show without any notice, while Donnie is on vacation.  Paul’s been yanked from CBS-owned PGC’s website and there are rumors that he’s jumping to Radio One, which runs PGC’s urban rival, WKYS. We’re also now hearing about a lot of turmoil at PGC, a longtime urban-formatted station. The ratings have slumped, since the Portable People Meters got unveiled in the DC market last fall. PGC is no longer a reliable “top 5” performer like it had been for many years. More likely, … Continue reading Chris Paul Quits WPGC’s Donnie Simpson, Jumping To Radio One?