Published on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 15:14
As of Monday of this week, WSRB-FM/Soul 106.3 has brought back a Chicago radio veteran who has not been heard on the air locally in over 3.5 years and added a top new syndicated talk show. It is a welcome return for Alexx Dupri and a welcome to Chicago for D.L. Hughley.
Chicago radio veteran Alexx Dupri is back on the air. She can now be heard working the 10:00am-2:00pm midday shift on Crawford Broadcasting's Soul 106.3.
It is a return to Crawford for Dupri who was last working for the company at WPWX-FM/Power 92 as morning show co-host, alongside Trey Da Choklit Jok. At the start of January 2010, the station decided to eliminate much of the talk in the morning show and do "More Music in the Mornings!" She, along with most of the morning show were then released. That was the last time she worked in Chicago radio.
Since then, Dupri spent a year at Richmond, VA's WKJM-FM/WKJS-FM, known locally in Richmond as "99.3 and 105.7, Kiss FM." (Richmond's Kiss-FM is not a CHR station like Chicago's Kiss FM, but closer in format to Chicago's V103.) A year ago, Dupri quietly left her Richmond job and moved back to Chicago to be closer to her family in Chicago.
Alexx Dupri, a Chicago native and Columbia College Chicago graduate, has also previously worked for WGCI-FM and WKSC-FM. In addition to Chicago and Richmond, Alexx Dupri has worked at radio stations in Detroit and Orlando in her long career.
Along with its new midday host in Alex Dupri, WSRB-FM has picked up a new afternoon show in the brand new syndicated talk and music program "The D.L. Hughley Show," which made its debut on Monday. The show airs locally from 2:00pm-6:00pm.
"The D.L. Hughley Show" stars stand-up comedian/actor Hughley, along with co-hosts Jasmine Sanders and Steve Wilson. The show is being produced by veteran radio programmer Skip Cheatham. "Hughley" is being distributed nationally by Reach Media, in association with Cumulus Media, and has already been picked up in 39 markets.
Jay Alan, WSRB-FM Program Director, said in a statement: "We believe D.L. is the sound that Chicago afternoon drive has been missing. We are excited about the music and the vibe that he is bringing to Soul 106.3 that will have you both thinking and laughing all at the same time. Whether in your car or at work the station will surely keep you moving!"
The syndicated "Tom Joyner Morning Show" remains in the AM drive.
WSRB-FM transmits at 4,100 watts from the Illinois/Indiana border. It can be heard clearly from northwest IN, through the south suburbs of Chicago, to the very near west and north suburbs. For those out of the broadcast range, WSRB-FM streams online at Soul1063Radio.com