The Rickey Smiley Morning Show
Funnyman Rickey Smiley is known for making millions laugh. As a much loved comedian, television host, and top rated nationally syndicated radio personality, Smiley has earned a reputation for delivering audience pleasing performances onstage or off. With the distinct ability to take everyday observations and skillfully create comedic gold, Smiley is a standout in the entertainment world.
Rickey Smiley is one of the few “clean” comics that is amongst the upper echelon of contemporary great comedians. The multi-talented comedian, is however, much, much more. His audiences are treated to such original characters as “Bernice Jenkins” (AKA Granny Swims, Ms. Johnson or Mrs. Francis), “Lil’ Daryl,” “Rusty Dale” and “Beauford.” Bernice Jenkins has a Grandson named Rufus, who’s a stereotype modern day “Gangsta”. In addition, his show often includes a band which he accompanies, playing several instruments and singing.
In 2007, Rickey Smiley became the host of the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show”, one of the funniest, and most compelling morning shows in the country. Smiley has taken the world by storm with his unique blend of comedy and irreverent commentary. Every morning, Smiley brings to life his many beloved characters and bits, such as, his famous prank phone calls, “Paternity Test Tuesday”, “Wake Up Wednesday” (political talk), “Gary’s Tea”, “News You Can’t Use”, or “The Joke of the Day”. The “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” is a blend of laughter, serious discussion of social issues, political awareness, and community outreach.
Smiley is the only comedian who has had the honor of hosting BET’s “Comic View” for two seasons. He has made numerous television and movie appearances over the years and has produced six comedy cd’s (see credits below). He also has released several humorous songs based on his bits, such as “Roll Tide” featuring his redneck character Beauford, and “We Miss Robert” based on a routine in which a friend of a deceased drug dealer performs a rap song at the funeral.
Rickey Smiley latest cd “Prank Calls: Volume VI” released on January 25, and debut as #1 on ITunes. Rickey Smiley is currently the host of “The Daily Dish” that aires everynight at midnight on Fox, reporting his perspective of the Breaking Celeberty News, Breaking National News, and Breaking Pop News. A proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Smiley spends most of his free time in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama with his children.
Kenyada “Kiki” Williams
Kenyada “Kiki” Williams is the newest member of the Power94 family. As a native of Chattanooga’s “Southside” community, Kiki’s mother wanted to make sure she wasn’t going to become another statistic coming from a single parent home not making it out the “ghetto.” Her mother kept her in programs and extracurricular activities to keep her grounded and out of trouble.
Kiki always made music her outlet from singing in choir, performing in school functions, and listening to her mother’s old school Motown records she always knew her love for music and speech would be her calling. She’s an alumni of the former 21st Century Academy & a graduate of Chattanooga State Technical College with a degree in Media Technology. In the spring of 2008 she interned for Power 94 and never left or looked back. The internship was the beginning of something new, from working various shows, engineering, spending hours in production/promotion and reading voiceovers for commercial spots, Kiki knew she had made the right career choice.
Known mostly for her keen sense of style and various hair endeavors this fun, energetic, p.y.t (pretty young thing) keeps the weekend moving right along with the hottest new school mixed with a little old school hip hop and R & B. Ke is still a work in progress and is learning the ropes but with the help of her peers and new found family she’s determined to make a mark in her city! Get to know Kiki a little more by tuning into her weekend show from 6-9pm!