Urban Radio Legend Donnie Simpson Explores Return To Airwaves
June 3, 2013 at 6:31 AM (PT)
Ready to explore various radio opportunities, longtime Urban Radio personality DONNIE SIMPSON taps ED PEARSON, owner of talent and program development company ESOME MEDIA GROUP and President of DOUG BANKS MEDIA, to lead that charge.
SIMPSON said, "I consulted with my management team, looked at the landscape and after careful deliberation, decided ED was the right person to partner with. He knows radio and he’s a friend. I’m confident that ED will deliver something really kool."
"DONNIE brings tremendous value to the radio and entertainment industries because he’s a proven ratings winner with a timeless brand," said PEARSON. "I look forward to planning his return to radio and finding the right partners to do that with."
SIMPSON started his radio career at WJLB/DETROIT when he was 15 years old. After eight years on DETROIT airwaves, he moved to WASHINGTON, D.C. to host the morning show and serve as PD at WKYS. In 1993, he accepted a disc jockey position at WPGC. Simultaneously, SIMPSON’s television took off in the early 80s when he was the backup sports anchor for GEORGE MICHAEL on NBC’s WRC-TV in D.C. This led to his 14 years at BET, where he started as one of the nation’s first video jockeys hosting the hit show Video Soul.