Shows/Program Schedule

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The Rickey Smiley Show

On Air: Monday – Friday, 3:00 AM – 7:00 AM PST – NEW SHOW!!!

The show airs weekdays from 3a-7a PST. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is quick-paced and anchored by one of the nation’s most popular comedians. Easily entertaining a wide variety of listeners, the “can’t miss a minute” morning show perfectly blends music, exclusive comedy and spiritual entertainment with today’s hottest topics in news, entertainment and sports. Rickey Smiley was recognized by the National Association of Broadcasters in 2017 as recipient of the Marconi award for “Top National/Syndicated Talent.”

Rickey uses personality, humor, conviction and relevant information to deliver a high-energy morning show engaging his listening community in unexpected ways. His show has distinguished itself with its innovative mix of entertainment and an unfiltered view on contemporary black life and parenthood, focusing on family, community and mentorship.

Rounding out the show is a cast of personalities known to spark engagement and laughs:

Eva Marcille – Mom, model and entrepreneur who contributes a relatable woman’s point of view with a sharp wit and sometimes challenging position
Gary Wit Da Tea – Listeners count on Gary for the hottest entertainment gossip and a colorful opinion on just about everything
Da Brat – The same in-your-face candor that made her a hip hop star makes her a listener favorite, bringing wit, humor and a fresh outlook every morning
Rock T – A sports analyst with a hip hop flair, he not only reports the sports news…he predicts it as well
Special K – A master at finding the funny in the headlines, Special K takes the role of news correspondent to hilarious new levels

The show will be enhanced with fresh and energetic soundtracks of R&B hits that adults want to hear, expanded social and digital opportunities to grow tune-in and extend audience engagement beyond the airwaves, as well as a connection and commitment to community – on and off air – from family and parenting initiatives to supporting education and HBCUs.

About Rickey Smiley

Having attended Alabama State University and participated in numerous HBCU tours, Smiley is an ardent supporter of education – especially Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Listeners will be comforted by the components they already know such as a diverse and opinionated cast of co-hosts guaranteed to incite conversation, reaction and laughs, interactive features that entertain, encourage and engage the listening audience and live on-air interviews that connect listeners with the personalities they want to hear from.


Community Potpourri

On Air: Monday – Thursday, 7:05 AM – 8:00 AM PST

A provocative local talk show where listeners weigh-in on hot topics and share opinions on community issues. Hosted by Frank P. Barrow.


Keeping It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton

On Air: Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Tune in to “Keepin’ it Real” with Rev. Al Sharpton, right here on KYIZ – Seattle’s exclusive home for the Al Sharpton radio show. During this program, the Reverend brings his powerful voice to radio and gets answers to real questions with his entertaining daily talk program.

Wherever you go and whatever you do, remember to Keep it Real…


GameTime Sports

On Air: Monday – Friday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST

GameTime Sports Talk is the realest and by far the most entertaining sports talk program in the Northwest. GameTime airs weekdays from 1:00PM to 3:00PM PST. Listen live and join the conversation as JBKB  and GameTimers across the Northwest take sports talk to the next level.

Seattle Call In: (206) 325-1420


The DL Hughley show

On Air: Monday – Friday, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST

KYIZ is Seattle’s home for the D.L. Hughley Show!  Fast, Funny and Bringin’ it Home…that’s the D.L. Hughley style!

Tune in to D.L. Hughley Show weekdays from 3PM – 7PM (PST) right here on KYIZ 1620AM!


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