Jade Novah & JR Join Frank Ski In Mornings At WVEE As Wanda Smith & Miss Sophia Exit
Entercom Urban “V103” 103.3 WVEE Atlanta is shaking up its morning show.
Departing are Wanda Smith and Joe ‘Miss Sophia’ Taylor as Jade Novah and JR join the show on Tuesday, January 22.
Jade Novah is a newcomer to radio. The social media personality also served as a mentor on Fox’s musical competition show “The Four: Battle For Stardom” and released a solo album last year. JR joins from Entercom Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM New York where he served as a fill-in host and update anchor and also has hosted video content for multiple outlets including his own JRSportBrief.
Wanda Smith was the lone holdover at WVEE when Ski returned to the station in February 2018. Smith exited the station along with Ski in December 2012, but then returned to the morning show in 2014. Joe ‘Miss Sophia’ Taylor had last worked at WVEE in 2010 spent a few months ar Core Communicators Urban “Streetz 94.5” W233BF in 2014 before returning with Ski.
Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, welcomes Jade Novah and JR to V-103 (WVEE-FM) in Atlanta as co-hosts of the station’s morning show alongside current host Frank Ski. The move is part of the station’s strategic shift to a revamped morning show featuring music, lifestyle, comedy, entertainment, politics, sports and community information. Frank Ski, Jade Novah and JR will be on air weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET, effective January 22. In addition to their roles as co-hosts, Jade Novah and JR will create content for V-103’s digital platforms.
“With Frank Ski, an accomplished radio pro with an established presence in Atlanta, and the addition of Jade Novah and JR to the morning lineup, V-103 is set to expand its influence as Atlanta’s Urban Leader,” said Rick Caffey, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Atlanta. “In addition to mornings on-air, the show will be an integral part of V-103’s digital content initiative. We look forward to celebrating the city’s urban culture and to providing our listeners with fresh, engaging content on all the platforms we know they love.”
“I look forward to joining the team at V-103 and kicking off 2019 by hitting the ground running,” said Novah. “Atlanta is where I started my career as a solo artist and content creator and I’m excited to come back to the city to represent the voice of a free thinking generation.”
Novah is a singer, songwriter, actress, and internet sensation having garnered over 55 million views for her covers, skits, and original music. Novah has performed background vocals for several artists including Rihanna, Eminem, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga. In 2018, Novah served as vocal producer and mentor on Fox’s music competition show, “The Four: Battle for Stardom,” and released her highly anticipated debut album, “All Blue,” which debuted at #2 on the iTunes R&B charts and has already amassed over 6 million streams.
“I’m honored for the opportunity to continue working with Entercom and to get to know the Atlanta community,” said JR. “I look forward to getting to know the city’s unique culture – from the arts to sports and everything in between.”
JR joins V-103 after most recently serving as on-air personality for sister station WFAN (WFAN-FM/AM) in New York. JR built “JRSportBrief” into the most popular sports blog on YouTube before transitioning to mainstream broadcast roles. He has held roles with NBC Nonstop TV, CNN Headline News and Bleacher Report.