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I was born and raised in Dallas Tx, where I developed a love for music at a very young age.
I use to always pretend that I had my own radio talk show as a kid. I would use my G.I Joe action figures as my audience. I started my radio career working for ABC Radio Group in the DFW area.
I moved to Tyler in October of 2003 and began at The Blaze in June of 2004.
I am a big Dallas Cowboy fan as well as a fan of the Mavericks. “I’m a fan of good music, If it’s hot, and the people are feeling it, I’m with it,”. My goal is to become a premier personality in the radio community.
Rickey Smiley has taken the world by storm with his unique blend of comedy and originality. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is a mix of laughter, community outreach, social political awareness and celebrity news.
Funnyman Rickey Smiley is known for making millions laugh for over 20 years. Smiley has earned a reputation for delivering for audiences on and off stage. With the distinct ability to take everyday observations and turn them into comedic gold, Smiley is a standout in the entertainment world and one of the few "clean" comics amongst the upper echelon of contemporary great comedians.
Rickey Smiley is the only comedian who has had the honor of hosting BET's Comic View for two seasons. Over the years, he has made numerous television and movie appearances including "The Rickey Smiley Show" - a sitcom, starring Rickey as a comedian, nationally syndicated radio personality, and single father of three; a character a loosely based on his own life. The show's stories are derived from Rickey's attempt to raise his children by himself and still have a personal life.
Rickey Smiley is a graduate of Alabama State University and proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. His free time is spent with his loving children.
Wake up and go to work with Rickey every weekday. Listen from 5am - 9am only on The Blaze.
Marcus Love - #1 Virgo In East Texas
I came to East Texas In January 2000 and have been working for The Blaze ever since. I started as the nighttime jock, and now can be heard middays from 10am to 3pm.
Earlier in my broadcasting career I was back-up DJ for the legendary "Geto Boys" and was a Studio Engineer for most of the South's biggest hits in the 90's.
Some of My Favorite Things:
Cooking. I love it! (especially Brown Stew Chicken)
Cars. Bentley Flying Spur (Oh, Man!!!!!)
Traveling. It's a must! (England, Spain, Germany, Virgin Islands, Mexico, Jamaica, Belize, Honduras, Bahamas...y'all get the picture...been there)
What's up East Texas!? I really don't know any other way to put it besides, I eat, sleep & breathe everything Hip Hop and R&B. I've been DJing since I was l6!
I was born Jacksonville, FL but raised in the ATL (Decatur where it's Greater!). Talladega College is where I have the pleasure of saying I was reborn after pledging into the life-long brotherhood of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. "RQQ to the Bruhz"
Shortly after college in 2007, I had the pleasure of joining The Blaze family where I serve as not only a DJ but an on-air personality, digital and social media director, and internship coordinator. Call me the "Jock of all trades!".
With my time here at The Blaze I've had the ability to execute one of my biggest dreams of making a difference in the lives of our youth. Hence, creating "Juice 4 Kids" (Join Us In Creating Excellence 4 Kids), a non-profit organization for youth, dedicated to educational development and community outreach.
Stop what you're doing and go follow me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram .. .I follow Back!
"East Texas Born and Raised"
The chance to be able to represent for your hometown on the radio is a dream come true for any music lover. Growing up, I listened to all types of music from gospel, blues, R&B, country, and hip-hop. Music became a way of keeping up with the world and how things where changing around us.
In 1998, The Blaze signed-on and one of the broadcast towers was located in Winona. I remember always wanting to be a part of The Blaze since they were a part of my own hometown.
I started my radio career at The Blaze in 2010 and received my associate in radio, television, and broadcasting at Tyler Junior College. From being on-air during the weekdays and to now working the weekend shift, The Blaze has given me the opportunity to showcase my talent to an area of Texas that I am proud to say, "I am East Texas Born and Raised."
I graduated from Palestine High School in 1992 and Tyler Jr. College in 2007 with an Associate Degree in Computer Science
My love for DJing dates back to 1988 when DJing high school and local events was just a hobby for me. I started to take it more seriously when I moved to Tyler and got involved with the local colleges - UT Tyler, TJC, and Texas College. My interest in radio grew after hearing many jocks on-air on different station such 97.9 The Box in Houston, KMJJ in Shreveport, K104 in Dallas and 102.7/106.9 The Blaze right here in Tyler.
Getting a chance to be on The Blaze Street Team gave me the inside track to work in and learn radio. With that hard work and showing interest in wanting to be a part of the team I got my shot as an On-Air jock. Check me out Sundays 6PM - 10PM on 102.7/106.9 FM The Blaze.