Rickey Smiley Calls Out Publication Over ‘Messy’ Article About His Radio Show Switching Stations: Don’t Make It Seem Like We Lost Anything
Rickey Smiley isn’t too happy with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and one of their entertainment journalists. The radio personality took to his Instagram to call out the news publication for an article they ran about his morning show switching stations. Rickey Smiley is the host of The Rickey Smiley’s Morning Show at Hot 107.9. Starting in January, for his Atlanta listeners, his morning show will be moved to Classix 102.9 for a better fitting age demographic. Radio personality Headkrack will take over the morning show slot at 107.9.
According to Rickey Smiley, the author of The AJC article, Rodney Ho, purposely worded it in a way that makes it seem as if Rickey Smiley was fired from his show. He said,
“So I was reading The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A statement written by Rodney Ho, who is actually a friend of The Morning Show, very nice guy. But it just always seems like sometimes in his editorials, if that’s what you call it, can come off a little bit negative and messy.”
“Where it says…the topic is ‘Headkrack’s Morning Show replaces Rickey Smiley’s Morning Show at Hot 107.9’ which is true. Headkrack’s Morning Show is replacing Rickey Smiley’s Morning Show on Hot 107.9 but what you didn’t put in the headline is that [my] morning show will be moved to Classix. That’s the other station, the property that Urban One radio owns. So basically I’m just being moved over to another station and Headkrack is going to be on Hot 107.9.”
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Rickey Smiley also said that The AJC shouldn’t try and make it seem that his morning show is failing.
“Don’t try and write sh*t like that and make it seem like our morning show failing but then at the bottom in very small print you put that Rickey Smiley’s Morning Show is being moved to Classix.”
He continued and said that The AJC’s wording was messy and will bring negative comments his way.
“When you do stuff like that you open up a can of worms and people come on there with all their opinions and everybody that hate yo a** here they come. And you got to read that sh*t and it can get negative really quick.”
“Don’t make it seem like we lost anything. Because we’re still on the radio in Atlanta.”
“The way you worded it will confuse people and make people think that they’re kicking me off the air in Atlanta because you put in very small print that I’m going to be on Classix.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Rodney Ho have yet to respond to Rickey Smiley’s comments.
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