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 before being syndicated across the country. 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”
The accomplished award-winning veteran, Kandi Eastman joined the Majic family in 1994 after having renowned success as a station manager and music director at WRBB, Boston’s top-rated college station and on-air positions at Boston’s WILD, Raleigh NC’s WQOK and Norfolk, VA’s WOWI.
To date, Kandi has received considerable recognition and has earned numerous honors and awards for her contributions in the radio industry and for her efforts in improving and inspiring the Houston community. She has received such recognition form the likes of the City of Houston’s Mayor, the U.S. Congresswoman Representative of Texas and through features in such magazines as Essence and Today’s Black Woman.
Never short of selfless sacrificial giving of her time, talents and community service, Kandi manages to maintain a balance between her career, marriage and motherhood. She attributes her success to a strong faith in God and family.
Sending a special shout-out of her own, she acknowledges her loving and supportive husband, Reginald, and the gems of her heart, their three sons, Amir-20 yrs, Tahj- 18 yrs and Jakevius-14yrs.
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Inspirational Wednesday: Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm
“2009 Who’s Who in Black Houston”
“Citizen of the Year” courtesy of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity/ Rho Beta Chapter
2009 Live Endorsements include: McDonald’s, Hasbro, Avon, Dannon, Stewart Cadillac, Rx for Brown Skin, TNT’s Hawthorne and HEB.
Hosted over one thousand concerts, community and social events.
Funky Larry Jones is a 49-year Radio Legend with 30+ years in the Houston Market and is currently the Host of the Top Rated Afternoon Drive Program on KMJQ/MAJIC 102.1 alongside longtime comedian Ali Siddiq!
A graduate of Alabama State University, Larry also served as a Drum Major for the Mighty Marching Hornets Band and also played French and Baritone Horns for the University Symphonic Band.
The voice of Funky Larry Jones has been associated with the Star of Hope, Lieutenant House, Houston Astros, City of Houston, Houston Livestock Show &amp; Rodeo, Sheriffs’ Association of Texas, Joe Myers Ford, Direct Energy, Xfinity Comcast, Specs, Honey Bake Hams, Boston Scientific, Community Of Faith and the Greater PureLight Church.
Larry’s voice can also be heard nationally in Detroit, St. Louis, Raleigh Durham and Columbus, Ohio, plus the Oprah Winfrey Network, St. Jude Children Research Hospital and the American Kidney Fund.
In 2021, he was awarded the Humanitarian Music Award for 2021 by Sugar Babee and was honored by SME as one of the Top 20 Influential Professionals & Entrepreneurs. He’s also has received the Billboard Magazine Personality of the Year Award and became a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
Siddiq, a native Houstonian has appeared on Comedy Central, BET and more throughout his career.
Majic 102.1 welcomes on-air personality SKY HOUSTON back to the airwaves! First joining the KMJQ-FM family in 2002, and hosting “Majic after Midnight” in 2005, SKY is no stranger to bringing her sassy energy on-air.
KG Smooth was born and raised in Dayton, OH, the birthplace of funk music. The voice of “The Quiet Storm,” KG is a very multi-talented man. He can sing, dance, write, produce, vocal arrange, host and entertain. KG got his start in radio in the year 2000 in Cincinnati, OH at WIZF, 100.9 The Wiz, now 101.1 The Wiz, where he learned all he could and did the best at everything he did. He then moved on to Cleveland, OH, where he served as afternoon and midday host on heritage station 93.1 WZAK, where he was dubbed “a breath of fresh air” with his smooth delivery. After this time in Cleveland, KG then moved to Columbus, GA to do mid-days on WKZJ, K92.7, where he became a staple in the community. KG is now shaking up the airwaves in Houston! His mellifluous voice, charm, charisma and humility has already been recognized here in the city of Houston.