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Rickey Smiley Morning Show Cancelled From 97.9 The Beat DFW


It has been alleged that the Rickey Smiley Morning Show has been cancelled due to “loss of syndication” in Dallas.

We are not sure what else took place but we do know that he will not be on the Morning Show anymore and will be replaced by Veda Loca in the Morning.

Rickey Smiley does have his own radio app that’s running successfully so maybe it was a power move.

We are still looking into the situation and will update you with the latest info as the situation evolves.



  1. I will be listening to your morning show via youtube. 97.9 has lost me as a listener. I didn’t listen to them in the afternoon because of Veda. Sorry but all she does is yell.

  2. There is Only 1 Rickey Smiley…Rickey brought me through some rough times in life….just being honest…Rickey Smiley is the reason I started tuning in…before Rickey k104 got this on Lock Now sorry yall..just being honest. Worst decision ever. #TheresOnly1RickeySmileyMorningShow..i follow the laughs.

    You never know How important it is to smile…till it’s Gone

  3. You never know How important it is to smile..till it’s Gone. Rickey kept me through some rough times in my life. Effortlessly because the Value of a Comedian….that.
    U can’t put a price on. Love you Rickey – can’t wait 2 see more from you. #People Need you #YourValue is more than you’ll ever know.

  4. No one wants to listen to a loud, lewd, perverse woman in the morning or at any time. Rickey Smiley’s show had substance and purpose. 97.9 will truly suffer for this decision, smh.

  5. Oh hell naw! She’s good for the afternoon not the morning! Rickey and the crew were the only ones that had me crying laughing on the way to work.

  6. Vida Loca seems to be very ghetto and Manish….her topics are at times disgusting. I can’t imagine any man viewing her as sexy

  7. Veda is so annoying. I literally have to tune her out during the afternoon and switch to K104. She so perverted and definitely not what i want my kids to hear on my rides dropping them off to school in the morning. Bad move 97.9. I looked forward to the Rickey Smiley show in the mornings. Guess K104 is about to gain another morning listener.

  8. When i first heard it was cancelled i was si disappointed…thats was my morn shiw on way to wrk and at wrk we loved this show and i miss it it was my wake up, my news,my morn info i needed ..we really miss u guys come back guys we miss u..we love u

  9. Ricky Smiley hasa app that i have already downloaded.. Veda is oo on the way home from work when im alone but early in the morning my son isin the car and she can be offensive. Michael Shawn on 104.5 is annoying af so i def will not switch to k104..

  10. I’m very mad I feel the same way when they took skip Murphy and the morning te am away back to CDs, Sid and Berney all this in a week this this really is disappointing, if not broke why fix it y’all always doing the most, just like now you wishing u didn’t vote for Trump. I’m happy for vida but man that was my wake up. Man y’all make me sick.

  11. I’m very mad I feel the same way when they took skip Murphy and the morning te am away back to CDs, Sid and Berney all this in a week this this really is disappointing, if not broke why fix it y’all always doing the most, just like now you wishing u didn’t vote for Trump. I’m happy for vida but man that was my wake up. Man y’all make me sick.

  12. Wow! Rickey and his team were the only reason I started listening to the radio again. Well, back to Spotify it is!

  13. He stood for human rights, especially the NFL dilemma recently…targeting Jerry Jones. I am certain that is why he lost his position. KKK

  14. I guess this is the year for bad decisions,#whoever made this one! Well heaven 97 hear I come ! Lol not downloading Ricky app now

  15. My point exactly! I’ll miss all of them and especially Gary’s Tea lol. I’m a Vida Loca fan too. I wish you all well with your new endeavors. Not interested in K104 though

  16. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show meant more than you know to DFW area. I get so sick of these know it all Executives that sit in their office all day looking at numbers, thinking that is the answer to everything. This show should have never been cancelled. I’m happy for Vida’s promotion and all, but this was a big mistake. Perhaps that should have just added Vida to Rickey’s team or something. Somebody is not thinking right at 97.9 the beat!!!! The have lost me as a morning listener. Steve Harvey will be getting my ears in the morning. This is truly sad.

  17. I was working nights when the changed happened. I come back to mornings and now turn on my radio on my way to work and no Rickey. What the…? Longest ride to work in years. I use to say that I wanted Vida to replace Gary because he is annoying to me. Little did I know that she would replace the whole dog on show. Oh well, I like Vida, but The Rickey Smiley Morning Show was the total package. Still can’t listen to K104’s ghetto morning show.

  18. Vida Loca voice is annoying as hell. Who is there right mind wants to listen to her obnoxious voice in the morning on your way to work. Not interested! Bad move! Reconsider!

  19. I wish her the best, but Veda Loca is not for me. I’ll definitely miss Rickey and the crew doing live interviews, prank calls, praise break, and talking to the celebrities in the “upper room.” Shoot, I was never fond of paternity test Tuesday but I’d listen to that segment all week if we could get Rickey back on the air. If he was indeed cancelled the execs may have made a bad decision; I don’t have the facts to have a say. BUT I know that replacing him with Veda Loca was definitely a mistake.

  20. It’s been months since I’ve listened to the radio, and I tried to this morning… Lord… I CAN’T!!! Veda’s voice is deafening just like the other chicks on K104!! which lost me as a listener when they got rid of Skip Murphy and Co. and now 97.9 has done this foolishness!! I spent 30 min flipping back and forth between the two stations to see which one was worst and I’ve come to the sad conclusion that they are both ghetto doo doo!! The worst types of female voices and the topics, games, and contests are even stupid or just plain boring! Not only that, but Veda is dumb as hell. Today I think she made up 3 new words in a matter of minutes. I’m 99% certain that Rickey Smiley’s admonishment of Jerry Jones is what did him in. His ratings had to have been better than k104! Pandora it is!!

  21. I really love the Rickey Smiley Morning show. I’m a native of Dallas and went through all this radio transitions from the Tom Joyner morning show, Skip Murphy & Co, The Oasis and others but this ONE really hurt, but you can’t stop him, though….I downloaded the RICKET SMILEY app and haven’t lost a beat!!! Once you start listening you can’t stop til the end of the show…The whole team brings variety to the listens…Let Rickey be himself. SO WHAT He’s controversial, it’s his opinion….you can’t keep a God fearing man down….God has open doors for this guy….Hats off to you Man!!!

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