If you’re a lover of hip hop, you’ve probably heard him on Radio One’s Hot 107.9 in Atlanta middays Monday through Saturday, or perhaps seen him flexing his comedic muscle on TVOne as part of the cast of “Rickey Smiley For Real.” Or maybe you know him as a community advocate; Reec is also the founder of Positive American Youth, a nonprofit that strives to fill the needs of underprivileged youths and families in need. He’s a man of many talents and he’s letting none of them go to waste.
1. Why radio? And why your show (i.e. why should we listen)?
As a student athlete, I always thought that if I did not go “pro” with basketball then I would like to stay close to sports through broadcasting or coaching; this led to a minor in technical communications. I also had a passion for music which eventually led me to releasing two songs that charted within the Top 10 on Billboard. The recognition from my music gave me opportunities to meet, mingle, and interview with radio stations and I became interested in becoming a personality. However, my main goal with radio was to use the platform to showcase positive and compelling content and urge others to give back, through consistent examples.
Since becoming a full time on-air talent, I’ve been No. 1 in my day spot. I believe people listen because I connect with them on a grass roots level, and provide them with quality content and programming.
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