WBLS - Notable Personalities

Notable Personalities

WBLS is currently the flagship station of Steve Harvey's syndicated morning show. Other current WBLS personalities include Jeff Foxx, Shalia, Lenny Green, Felix Hernandez, Imhotep Gary Byrd, and Dahved Levy.

During its heyday in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Frankie Crocker was WBLS' program director and afternoon disc jockey, and is credited with defining what became the station's signature Urban Contemporary sound. Crocker served three stints at WBLS during his career. WBLS was also the longtime home of Hal Jackson, a pioneering Black radio personality and co-founder of parent company Inner City Broadcasting. Jackson's Sunday Classics program aired weekly from the station's inception until just before his death on May 23, 2012.

Other notable personalities who have appeared on WBLS include: Original WBLS Founding Crew members included; Frankie Crocker, Jim Weiner, Lee Gillead, Vy Higgensen, Ken "The Spider Man" Webb, G.Keith Alexander, La Marr Renee Howard who replaced Al Roberts, including several other FCC Licensed Radio Engineer-Operators. Others who followed include;Chuck Leonard, Wendy Williams, Vaughan Harper, Champagne, Yvonne Mobley, Carlos DeJesus, Doug Banks, Paul Mooney, Egypt, Loni Love and MC Lyte, amongst many.

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