Saturday, July 25, 2009
D.L. Hughley to compete with Steve Harvey as KISS morning man
On New York radio waves, Comedian D.L. Hughley is the new morning host at WRKS (98.7 FM), where he will go up against longtime colleague Steve Harvey at WBLS (107.5 FM).
Hughley starts Monday at Kiss, where his team will include Jacque Reid (who is probably still getting paid by BLS after how Steve treated her), the former BET anchor who was also a Harvey sidekick.
Most recently Hughley was a host and correspondent for CNN. He has no radio experience, but said in a statement that "I always wanted to do radio. The audience of New York may not always like what I say, but I promise to never play down to them and I promise to always work hard to keep them entertained."
Hughley and Harvey, along with Cedric the Entertainer and the late Bernie Mac, were the stars in Spike Lee's 2000 movie "The Original Kings of Comedy."