March 5, 2013

WDAS FM Welcomes Frankie Darcell as NEW "Local" Afternoon Host

PHOTO/ABDUL R. SULAYMAN TRIBUNE CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER
Darcell Takes Over for the Departed Michael Baisden, Will Also Hold Down Afternoons in Detroit

FROM THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE- "The Frankie Darcell Show," chosen to replace the 3-7 p.m. drive time slot previously occupied by "The Michael Baisden Show," makes its' debut on Monday, March 4 on 105.3 WDAS-FM radio.  Frankie Darcell, a popular air personality who has spent the last 18 years working in Detroit, will be broadcasting live from the WDAS-FM studio on Presidential Boulevard, while also maintaining broadcast ties with Motown.


"She will be heard simultaneously in Philadelphia and Detroit, but it will not be the same show," said Derrick Corbett, director of urban programming, Clear Channel Philadelphia. "She will be live in Philadelphia and she will be voice-tracked to Detroit. She will have a presentation on WDAS which will be live and local every day, and she will also have a presentation on WMXD (Mix 92.3) in Detroit, but they will be different presentations."

Darcell, a sassy and stylish Brooklyn native, recently arrived at Clear Channel Philadelphia headquarters to meet her new broadcast family and capture a little Philly flavor as she began to develop and hone the concept of her new show.

"We're still in the process of working out what that's going to look like, but I'm over 21 and I get an opportunity to be me - what happens in the city, what's happening in the lives of the men and women in the community," said Darcell, a graduate of Morgan State University. "All of us share a lot of the same life experiences, so we're going to do that right on the air. I've been listening to 'DAS forever, quite frankly. Patty (Jackson) and I have known each other a long time. I've had great respect for WDAS, and who would think that I would be here having this conversation today? So in the midst of all the great music, and all the commitments that the station already has to the community, I will be just a huge asset to them. So I'm excited!"

This story continues at the Philadelphia Tribune...

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