Jeff Foxx Celebrates 20 Years At WRKS/New York
September 13, 2007 at 5:40 AM (PT)
DAVID HINKLEY in THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS features EMMIS Urban AC WRKS (KISS 98.7)/NEW YORK's morning stallworth JEFF FOXX in today's edition. Twenty years ago today, JEFF FOXX did his first show on WRKS. A steady presence on city radio ever since, he's currently running a top-10 morning show on KISS with SHAILA, TALENT and BOB SLADE.
"Getting to NEW YORK, to the No. 1 city, was a dream come true for a kid from CLEVELAND," said FOXX, who's never been afraid of sounding a little corny. "It still is. I get the same feeling every single morning -- I'm on the radio in NEW YORK. You never get over it."
"When I got here, it was the start of new jack swing," said FOXX, who also fronts his own band. "You had KEITH SWEAT and BOBBY BROWN. PUBLIC ENEMY's 'Bring the Noise' was big. There were just a lot of great NEW YORK records."
"I've been lucky," he says. "I've had great chemistry every time. With SHAILA, TALENT and SLADE, we had it from day one."
Looking back, FOXX says NEW YORK has been and remains a learning process in which he's had a lot of help. Among others, he cites BARRY MAYO, CAROL FORD, VINNY BROWN, TONY GRAY, TOYA BEASLEY and the late CHUCK LEONARD. He recalls how, when he arrived, "RED ALERT and CHUCK CHILLOUT took me out to meet people. I never could have done that without their help.
"This city is so big, you could never know everything. But I figure in another 20 years, I'll be an official NEW YORKER."
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