After 14 years of being the number 1 morning show in Atlanta, Frank and Wanda told their listeners this morning that they are leaving V-103. Frank Ski has been the morning man at V-103 since 1998 when he came to Atlanta from Baltimore. In his farewell statement which had been promoted as the biggest announcement of his life, Frank thanked Atlanta for embracing him and supporting his community efforts. The Frank Ski Kids Foundation has raised thousands of dollars to help neighborhood football programs and to provide life changing experiences for children through art, science and travel.
Wanda Smith has been with V-103 a year longer than Frank. She was barely able to read her prepared statement through tears that were shared by everyone in the studio and those listening to the station. After thanking her family for sacrificing their time with her while she pursued her radio career, Wanda said she was looking forward to spending much needed time with her number one fans, husband LaMorris, sons Tavares and Giovanni and a host of close friends who were at the station to show their support.
Neither personality announced their next career move, however, Frank Ski said he will continue to run his lounge and restaurant and Wanda said she wants to return to her first love-standup comedy.
Frank and Wanda will end their time on V-103 with their annual Christmas Wish week by granting the Christmas wishes of listeners as only they can do. Their final day on the air will be Thursday, December 20.
Whether its packing the clubs, paying for groceries, sending others children to school or opening the eyes of students to cultures around the world, Atlanta mornings will never be the same now that Frank and Wanda have decided to say goodbye. One text that was repeated to several hundred people this morning said it best “Atlanta is crying today.”
With the new year a new era begins on V-103. Beginning on January 2 current afternoon host Ryan Cameron takes over the morning show and Big Tigger who has worked for CBS Radio in Washington D.C. and BET Television will host afternoons.