Syndication One announces that the Rickey Smiley Morning Show will be heard on iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)â„¢s WJIZ in Albany , Georgia and WFBA in Columbus , Georgia beginning today April 27th.Ã‚ Both stations are replacing Big Boyâ„¢s Neighborhood with the Smiley program.Ã‚ Also recently added was Pittman Broadcastingâ„¢s KYMK in Lafayette , Louisiana bringing the fastest growing program in Urban radio up to almost 30 stations. Å“Iâ„¢ve followed the show for over a year and Iâ„¢m VERY excited to finally get it on my station , says Elvin Fluellen, PD WJIZ.
Å“Rickey is one of the most charismatic, funny voices on the stage that is now on radio , says Derrick Greene, PD/Operations Manager, WBFA Columbus, Georgia, According to the February 09 PPM Monthly reports, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show achieved a number 1 ranking on KBFB Dallas with an 8.2 Share amongst Adults 18-34. Furthermore, the program jumped from 12th place to 4th place with Adults 18-34 in Atlanta over the same period of time vaulting to a 5.4 share on WHTA.
Å“ Outstand ing PPM and diary results from a rapidly growing affiliate base have made Smileyâ„¢s program the obvious syndication option for reaching young adults , says Gary Bernstein, President of Programming, Syndication One.