Comedian. Television host. Movie Star. Top-rated syndicated Radio Personality. Father of 6. For over 20 years. Rickey Smiley is one of the most beloved performers in American media, earning a reputation for delivering boundless laughter on-air, on-stage, and on-screen.
Every morning, millions of Americans in nearly 60 cities listen to Rickey Smiley and his 6 outrageous cast members on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” His interviews with major celebrities, social political awareness and trademark prank phone calls have made Smiley one of the most listened to radio personalities in history.
Rickey Smiley’s down home southern humor, opting to use insight rather than vulgarity to get laughs, is at the core of his success. His audiences are treated to such original characters as “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins”, “Lil’ Darrl,” “Joe Willie” and “Beauford.” Smiley is known for his clean comedic style and his reputation to sell out venues across the country.
To movie audiences, Smiley is best known for “All About The Benjamins” and “Friday After Next”. He’s recorded 8 best-selling CDs including iTunes #1 Best Selling Comedy Album, “Rickey Smiley- Prank Calls Number 6”. On television he’s hosted BET’s “Open Casket Sharp” and “Comic View”, appeared on “Showtime At The Apollo,” “Uptown Comedy Club”, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and “Snaps”.
Smiley graduated from Alabama State University, became KBFB’s (Dallas) morning show personality in 2004, and soon moved his show to WHTA Atlanta. When not performing, Smiley is the ultimate devoted father, single handedly raising 6 kids, the subject of a soon to be released parenting book. QUOTE: “Success is when preparation meets opportunity.”
Wake up with the Rickey Smiley Morning Show with Rickey Smiley, Headkrack, Da Brat, Gary With Da Tea, Rock T, Juicy, and Jeff Johnson starting at 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. Plus, the Hot Sheet with Bria Fachon on Hot 96.3 .
Ashmac is a radio personality and host with a background in marketing, promotions and production. Ashley first explored her passion for the music industry as an intern for Universal Motown Records in New York City. She graduated from Norfolk State University with a BA in Music Media emphasis in Communications. Her radio career began on Norfolk State University’s WNSB Hot91 as an intern in 2011. She then worked her way up to iHeart Media rising from Production Assistant to Promotions Coordinator for 103 JAMZ and on-air talent for KISS92 from 2012-2014. In 2015, she became the Assistant Program Director and on-air talent for WNSB HOT91, where she won awards such as Most Supportive Radio Station in Hampton Roads, Employee of the month consecutively, amongst others. Ashmac currently resides in Cincinnati, OH as on-air midday personality, from 10-3p, and is currently Cincinnati’s #1 Urban midday show on 101.1 The Wiz. She can also be heard in Columbus, OH on Power 1075/106 and Indianapolis, IN’s #1 Station for Hip-Hop and R&B, Hot963. She’s been featured as a host on BET’s College Tour, the Hampton’s Jazz Festival, the Nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show and as a media correspondent for Cincinnati’s FOX19.
Aside from her radio and media career, Ashley is passionate about giving back to the community. She supports many charitable programs and campaigns such as, but not limited to: Saving the Music, Feed The City Campaign, 1K Shoes for 1K Smiles, Toys for Tots, Stomp Out Hazing, Worth the Wait Campaign, Teens with a Purpose, The Urban League, and Susan G. Komen Tidewater. As an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority Inc., Ashley continues to use her leadership and talent to make marks throughout the city as well as pursuing her career with nothing but passion.
“I’ve always followed my love for music. Music is a universal language that everyone can understand without using one word. Music can bring out emotion from someone, make you reminisce, make you dance, make you cry, or make you turn up. I turn up everyday and celebrate the fact I do something I love. Talk about music, your favorite artists, interview them, national news, local news, politics, entertainment, and more. That is a blessing.”
B-Swift born and raised on the west side of “the 317”, the “Voice Box of Indiana” began his radio career as an intern (with Big Swole) here at Hot 963. His work in the studios and the streets gave him the opportunity to becoming the host of the weekend Mix-show called “the Chop Shop”. B-Swift’s tireless work and experience as the Russ Parr morning show producer and swing-shift personality, helped earned his spot as Hot963’s night time personality, rockin out 7pm to 12am weeknights.
His family experience also benefited Swift as he began his career in radio. His father is a member of a national band where no doubt where Swift got his love for music and being on stage.
“My father played for The Deele in the early 80’s with Baby face and L.A. Reid, then in the 90’s he performed with After 7. I also have an uncle who traveled with LL Cool J and Monica. My family really had a huge impact in my love for music and performances. Music has always been apart of me and my family.”
B-Swift has been doin’ it for his city by “livin in these streets”, speaking with and to young people in schools and hosting social events and concerts all around Indiana. You can always find him in every club in Indianapolis on the microphone.
“My best moment in radio is everyday, when I get to rock the microphone and reach the city that I love. I feel like the city looks at me like [Andrew Luck] or the quarterback for the city and they always show me love everyday.”