Urban One Urban AC 100.3 WRNB Media/Philadelphia PA is starting 2018 with major changes in both drive time dayparts.
WRNB has dropped the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and local afternoon host Wendy ‘Lady B’ Clark and will replace them with a new local show hosted by Qunicy Harris in mornings and D.L. Hughley’s syndicated show in afternoons. Harris, formerly known as ‘Q-Deezy’, previously hosted nights at iHeartMedia Urban “Power 99” 98.9 WUSL and afternoons at Urban One’s “Hot 107.9” WPHI in the market. He also co-hosted the syndicated Big Boy’s Neighborhood and currently hosts a daytime talk show “The Q” at Fox’s WTXF Philadelphia.
WRNB becomes the second major Tom Joyner affiliate to drop his show since he announced his intent to retire in 2019. Cox Media Group’s “Kiss 104.1” WALR Atlanta has also replaced Joyner with a local show.
Lady B made the following statement about her exit.
Radio One Philadelphia is excited to announce two new shows on 100.3 FM WRNB: The Quincy Harris Morning Show with K Foxx and The DL Hughley Show in the afternoon drive. On Monday, January 4, 2018 Quincy and DL Hugley’s shows will officially air from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, respectively. The dynamic hosts are ready to ignite the Philly airwaves, bringing a balance of entertainment, laughs, music and talk on local and national topics. Harris and Hughley will deliver the information and perspectives important to our Philadelphia listeners that will keep them entertained, informed and laughing daily.
Jeff Wilson, Senior Regional Vice President, Radio One Philadelphia said, “We’re proud to be uniquely Philadelphia, blending Philly’s own live and local talent with nationally known powerhouses. This station will have you talking and dancing like no other with Quincy Harris and K Foxx waking you up in the mornings; and DL Hughley and DJ Touchtone taking you home in afternoon drive.”
Quincy Harris is a host, media personality, brand influencer and public speaker. He’s returning to radio, after blazing trails from coast to coast for 15 years. Quincy’s quick wit and authenticity made him a favorite on the radio waves and opened the door to place him in front of the camera at WTXF Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia. After two seasons on the show, Quincy proved to be a breakout star and now hosts his own WTXF Fox television show, The Q, at noon, Monday through Friday. In 2018, Quincy will serve Philadelphia with the latest in local and national headlines, lifestyle trends, music and pop culture from his radio morning show to his afternoon television program. Quincy is a Temple University graduate and member of The National Association of Black Journalist.
D.L. Hughley is one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today that has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio industries. D.L. created and starred in the satirical documentary special for Comedy Central, “D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List.” which was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award and by the Television Academy. Known for being astute and politically savvy in his true comedic style, D.L. served as host of his own late night talk show on CNN, “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News.” In addition to hosting his own nationally syndicated show, The D.L. Hughley Show, that is now coming to Philadelphia, he’s also a weekly contributor to the nationally syndicated, “Tom Joyner Morning Show.”