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”
How many years of experience do you have in radio?
I’ve been in radio since 2007.
What are three of your hobbies?
Graphic design, arts and crafts, and writing poetry.
Where is your hometown?
What makes your personality unique?
I’ve always been told I have good energy / positive vibes /positive spirit. People are drawn to me, especially other Cancerians. And I can feel other’s energy.
If you attended college, where did you attend?
Florida A&M University.
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An acclaimed singer and performer, Al B. Sure! brings the same passion and delivery to radio, extending a relationship that started almost 20 years ago. Love and R&B with Al B. Sure! delivers his feeling for the music, the moment and a personal connection every Sunday through Friday 7PM to Midnight. Al B’s vision for the new format is to take the listener on a journey, supplying romantic current and classic hit soulful music, including weekly visits from celebrity guests and intriguing personalities from every genre of the entertainment industry.
Al B. Sure! The Performer
Al B. Sure!’s history in the entertainment industry spans three decades. From Mt. Vernon, NY, Albert Brown found his love for singing in the church choir. Assisting his pastor in building a recording booth, he captured a four-track recording of Sunday’s sermon and choir, later delivering the track to the local station. From there Al B. launched his career with the 1988 debut Warner Bros album “In Effect Mode” which has been RIAA certified triple platinum and climbed to the #1 position on Billboard’s R&B chart for an astounding seven straight weeks. Since then, his career has thrived, receiving recognition with 4 Grammy’s, numerous awards including an American Music Award for Best New R&B Artist, and more than 75 ASCAP Awards for writing and composition performance.
Al B. Sure! The Radio Talent
His radio career happened naturally starting in the early 2000s during a visit to the Bay Area for a charity event. Al B. did an interview with radio legend Renel on 98.1 KISS FM. Hearing the interview, the Program Director asked if Al B. Sure! would consider doing a weekend radio show featuring the soundtrack of our generation. Next came syndication with ABC Radio Networks with the launch of his ‘Secret Garden Radio’ format of intense romantic classic hit music, adding celebrity interviews focused on relationship-driven topics syndicated to over 60 stations on The Touch R&B format as well as The Armed Forces Network.