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1/29/10

Farewell Donnie Simpson

Everyone hit the studio and the phone lines today to wish Donnie Simpson a farewell as he departs WPGC 95.5. After dedicating 32 years of his life as the worlds most renown radio/TV personality, Donnie Simpson leaves behind a legacy of extraordinary excellence.

He has paved the way for many African American media broadcasters. From hosting Black Entertainment Television's (BET) "Video Soul," serving as a sports anchor for WRC-TV and paying your bills on Washington D.C's Donnie Simpson Morning Show.

During his career, Donnnie has picked up many awards including Billboards "Program Director of the Year," Billboards" 1998 Air Personality of the Year," Black Radio Exclusives "Drummer Award" and is nominated for the National Radio Hall of Fame this year.

Donnie's authentic and genuine love for people, music and his community makes him an irreplaceable icon that will forever be missed. We LOVE Donnie and all that he has done. While there are no details about his upcoming venture, we wish him the best, and will continue to support his movement.

Donnie will be holding a farewell luncheon today at Ben's Chilly Bowl in Washington D.C. from 12-2p.m. Come down and enjoy lunch on Donnie, and wish him the best in his future endeavors. If you can't make it out today, you can contact Donnie by sending an email to: donnieonair@gmail.com.

2 comments:

Dorothy said...

You will be missed Donnie, I've cried so hard today. You truly made us feel like family. Your smile and laugh lit up the airway! We look forward to seeing or hearing you next year, somewhere! Until then, we'll shoot for the moon and even if we miss, we'll be among the stars! God Bless!

keitha shepherdcook said...

Hi Donnie, Thank you for always being there for us. You were our #1 Radio Personality fan during our years of performing. We tried to get through to speak with you on Friday morning but our efforts failed.
We wish you well in whatever new endeavor you plan to embark upon. We love and miss you, Keitha Shepherd and Shawn Allen of R &B female group PURE SOUL.