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April 8, 2019

Joyce Littel is the New Program Director at 1380 WAOK Atlanta

It's now official, V-103 Quiet Storm Host Joyce Littel has been named PD at sister station Urban News-Talk WAOK. Littel has been the interim PD since the departure of Jean Ross last fall. 

Joyce will continue to host The Quiet Storm on V-103 Atlanta and her WAOK weekend show, "Love and Relationships with Joyce Littel," Sundays at 4.

“Joyce has been a radio veteran for well over twenty plus years and has been an outstanding V-103 talent hosting the Quiet Storm for a generation of fans,” said senior VP/market manager Rick Caffey station. “In Joyce's new position, she will oversee the programming of WAOK and will continue to do on-air work on WVEE, including the Quiet Storm and other times as needed.”

Last fall Joyce celebrated 35 years in radio with more than 25 of them at V-103. She talked about her longevity in radio with the AJC's Rodney Ho. However she was taken off air in 2010 by V-103 for budgetary reasons by then owners CBS Radio. She never cut ties with management at V-103 and the station never filled her slot while she was gone, opting instead to air the show jockless.

Littel said she came into radio accidentally. While at Morris Brown College, she ran into the WCLK program director who liked her voice and asked her to do public service announcements. Dekalb County GA CEO Michael Thurmond in 1983 hired her out of college to work at a small R&B station in Athens. In 1988, Silas “SiMan Baby” Alexander helped her land a gig in Atlanta at WIGO-AM. In 1990, Mike Roberts at V-103 then nabbed her to work overnights but she soon began hosting Quiet Storm. [Source Rodney Ho AJC]

Here's an archive interview with Kenny Lattimore. 

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