Free, who is best known as one of the original and former hosts of BET’s 106 and Park television waves, and most recently a jock on the WPGC radio waves, is no in the position of the latter as well. Although Free has been on other radio stations thru out the United States, many thought her stay in the DMV would last a little bit longer. Free posted a couple of tweets about the job loss, but only said her good-byes to just a couple of people from the station (see below). The still stunning and beautiful 45 year old … Continue reading Free No Longer at WPGC
In a surprise move, CBS radio’s WPGC Washington, D.C., has fired morning man Big Tigger. He wrote on his Twitter page, saying: “FYI @WPGC & I have agreed 2 part ways. The BigTiggerMorningShow W/ Free is no more! Thanx 4 ya support & stay tuned! Now Back 2 my Bday:) RT,” noting that the event took place on his birthday. It looks like side-kick Free is also on the outs. Tigger took over the morning show in 2010, after longtime morning man Donnie Simpson was forced into retirement. Tigger previously handled afternoon drive on the station. Tigger is also a … Continue reading Big Tigger & WPGC Agree To Part Ways. Free On The Outs As Well
Longtime WPGC host DJ Rane vanished from the airwaves three months ago without a farewell — but a pair of lawsuits shed light on her messy falling-out with the radio station. In May, the perky voice known in real life as Ranelle Sykes filed a gender-discrimination suit against her bosses claiming that her on-air partner of a decade, Keith “DJ Flexx” Clagon, was earning “significantly more” than her. (Twice as much, she told City Paper last month; station execs denied it.) Several weeks later, she was off the air. Why? In a second suit filed in Prince George’s County Circuit Court last week, Sykes … Continue reading Rane’s Departure from WPGC Outlined in Second Lawsuit
What appeared to be rough beginning of 2010 for DeeJay Dirty Rico has actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise for 2011 year, as the party jock will be continuing to make his noise on Majic 102.3. Shortly after Donnie Simpson’s departure from WPGC 95.5 back in February of 2010, Rico was also immediately let go from the station — to put it in a nutshell, for basically doing his job. Despite the short controversy, Rico has been able continue displaying his love for music (especially Go-Go) and the people through the power of the internet. I remember … Continue reading DeeJay Dirty Rico’s Back On The Air – Noisemaker Nation Invades Majic 102.3
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
STREET SENATORS — After 32 years on DC radio, Donnie Simpson is leaving the airwaves…for now. Hundreds of friends and fans came out to wish him well at his appreciation party at Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street in DC. The Street Senators (Lorenzo & Lamont) were on hand for this historic occasion. WATCH VIDEO CLIP BELOW: TMOTTMedia Network: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Message Board Continue reading Ben’s Chili Bowl Hosts Donnie Simpson’s Farewell Block Party [Street Senators]
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
by Justin Moyer When George Washington University music professor Kip Lornell teamed up with former Experience Unlimited (EU) manager Charles C. Stephenson to introduce academia to D.C.’s primary musical export in 2001’s The Beat, go-go blasted through boomboxes held by guys selling mixtapes out of cars near the intersection of East Capitol St. and Benning Road NE more often than it was heard on WPGC. Eight years later, white frat boys are lining up to watch Chuck Brown headline the 9:30 Club. We asked Lornell and Stephenson about what has changed. City Paper: Why does go-go face such a struggle … Continue reading The Beat, Reissued
By Kato It started out this morning as intense and antagonizing moments for many listeners who had tuned in to find out the winner of WPGC’s America’s Next Top Jock for the Donnie Simpson Morning Show. Just hours prior, those same listeners were loging online and voting for their favorites out of the top 5 finalist picked. These 5 had gotten their own day to showcase what they had to offer not only Donnie Simpson, but the entire DMV as well. Among those top 5 was DC’s own Bootsy Vegas, better known to the Go-Go community as E of OP … Continue reading Donnie Simpson’s Got a Brand New Bag – Mike, Anji and Bootsy!
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?
DJ Flexx and D. Floyd at The Classics Washington, DC Continue reading Ride Out (DJ Flexx Feat. D. Floyd)
Go Go Band of the year turns da party out @ WPGC 95.5 birthday!! Continue reading What Band @ WPGC Birthday Bash 2009 DC Star