Rickey Smiley has hired two ladies to replace the exiting Ebony Steele.
It was announced earlier this summer that Steele would be leaving the show that she has co-hosted with Smiley, HeadKrack and Gary With Da Tea after seven years. Apparently, the radio personality did not choose to leave the show on her own.
Smiley has tapped model/host Claudia Jordan to replace Steele on his syndicated radio show, “Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
The radio show, syndicated by Reach Media, airs in more than 50 radio markets including Dallas, Chicago, Baltimore, Miami and Pittsburgh.
Jordan, former “The Price is Right” and “Deal or No Deal” model, is no stranger to radio, having previously co-hosted a program for four years on SiriusXM’s The Foxxhole channel run by Jamie Foxx.
Jordan won’t be appearing with the morning crew on their syndicated news magazine show, “Dish Nation.”
The comic has hired “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams to co-host the 30 minute TV show with the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” hosts.
Williams has been guest hosting “Dish Nation” with the radio crew over the last several months and apparently the audience responded very well to her.
“Dish Nation” is distributed by Twentieth Television and airs in more than 60-percent of the country. The show also airs on cable network TV One.