December 11, 2017

WKYS 93.9 Welcomes 'Little Bacon Bear' to the DMV Airwaves


WKYS 93.9 FM recently announced that Khalia “Little Bacon Bear” Canty will be the new night show host atthe station. Little Bacon Bear will bring a new fresh sound and style to 93.9 WKYS Weeknights from 7:00 p.m. to midnight and weekends from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with features that include her Bacon Challenge, KYS Verses, Man Crush Monday and Woman Crush Wednesday.

Originally hailing from Topeka, Kansas, Little Bacon Bear, as she’s known to her tens of thousands of fans and listeners online, began her DJ career after moving to Maryland in 2012. Since then, she’s become one of the DMV’s most coveted young DJs. Having spun for brands like Essence and BET, she’s known for being at the forefront of music, nightlife, and culture. As one of radio’s freshest faces, she wants to use her platform to promote the continued significance of terrestrial radio in the eyes of artists, DJs, and listeners, while being an example of a successful woman in media.

Little Bacon Bear said, “I’m really excited to be a breath of fresh air to not only the radio but to the entire DMV. There’s so much talent in the city and this is just the platform to shine some light on that. I can’t wait to tell the stories of everyday people. I can’t wait to bring listeners more of the best content from the artists they love. I can’t wait to turn up with them every night!” She continues, “A special thank you to the entire Radio One family that has been so inviting and helpful during this transition. Of course I must thank God and my parents Phil and Teresa for all the talent and ability.

Thank you for every smile, laugh and piece of encouragement. I can’t wait to continue to make the DMV proud!”

J1, Program Director of WKYS adds, “I wanted to step out of the box and do something different with the night position at WKYS. I wanted someone who could relate to millennials and make radio appealing to them. From the first time I met Bacon Bear I knew there was something special about her. She possesses some critical skills that aren’t easily taught like passion, creativity, humor, charisma, hard work and heart. Bacon Bear represents the next generation of radio and the future of our industry.”


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