Grammy-award winning artist Dante Bowe discusses his transition to r&b from gospel in this exclusive RSMS interview, and performs live at the station!  Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions). With a plethora of accomplishments under his belt and the belief that even […]

The tragic news was confirmed Saturday (Sept 16), by Lemisha Grinstead, her sister and fellow 702 group mate. 

Comedian Cedric The Entertainer, a close friend of the show, joins the Rickey Smiley Morning Show to to discuss his new novel ‘Flipping Boxcars’, new barbecue line ‘AC Barbeque’ (in partnership with actor Anthony Anderson), and to share the inside scoop on his upcoming career plans. Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley […]

In honor of "The Maestro" on what would've been his 79th birthday, we reflect on some of his greatest work.

Mo’ money, less problems? Sean “Diddy” Combs strikes again—putting his money where his mouth is in support of a worthy cause. Just ahead of the 30th anniversary of his iconic record label, Bad Boys Entertainment, he has returned publishing rights to the artists and songwriters that helped build the musical empire. TMZ reported that Diddy […]

Not only did Aretha Franklin’s childhood Detroit home sell, but the buyers—not industry folks…a “normal” family—landed a major deal at just $355K! Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions). The three-story house in the La Salle Gardens neighborhood on the Westside of Detroit, […]

Big Congrats to the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight being honored by President Biden, Tuesday night with receiving The National Medal Of Arts. This is the highest American award given to artists. During the ceremony, President Biden said, “Gladys, as I said before, you’re truly one of the best things ever to happen, in terms […]

The “Queen of Rock’ n Roll,” Tina Turner, officially has her own Barbie. It was released last week on Oct. 13. The Grammy-winner’s doll “commemorates her smash hit ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It,’” according to Mattel. The Barbie slays a look “inspired by the iconic outfit” Turner wore in the ’84 smash hit’s […]

Bobby Brown talks with D.L. Hughley about this incarnation, Doc, and the new reality show. 

Join Niecey Shaw and Classix 102.9 for our latest edition of "The Beat Goes On Virtual Meet and Greet" This week we will be joined by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Join us on our facebook page!