Smiley Signs New Contract With Radio One
The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is now heard in about 55 markets and the Smiley team has just signed a brand new deal with Radio One. CEO Alfred Liggins said, "Rickey Smiley represents a significant multi-media talent and our enhanced backing and long-term investment in his brand represents a commitment we believe is core to our companies’ future strategy. Rickey Smiley is not only a current star, but he is one of the fastest growing entertainment brands in any media today."
Smiley and his team were simultaneously picked up by FOX TV’s Dish Nation and Smiley partnered with TV One to develop a new sitcom for the network. Smiley and veteran TV producer/director Roger Bobb have teamed up to create, The Rickey Smiley Show, currently in production in Atlanta GA, and will debut this fall on TV One as a weekly sitcom. The show will feature Smiley as himself as he manages the challenges of being a national radio host and comedian along with the joys and pain of being a single parent to three children.