Z1059 is the new home of “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show”. Monday – Saturday from 5am – 10am. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is the country’s #1 UAC morning show, and it’s spearheaded by nationally renowned standup comedian Rickey Smiley. His Southern appeal along with his blend of raw humor and personal authenticity as a community activist, makes this the most compelling show on the radio.
Da Brat, Special K, Rock-T, Gary Wit Da Tea and Juicy round out the most entertaining ensemble you’ll ever hear. “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show”…REAL. FUNNY. RADIO on Z105.9 The Soul of Southwest Louisiana.
A comedian for more than 30 years, Rickey is constantly performing across the country on his own theater tour. Some of Rickey’s fan favorite characters include “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins,” “Lil’ Daryl,” “Joe Willie,” and “Beauford.”
On November 10, 2021, Rickey won his second National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Person of the Year for The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, which is syndicated to more than 60 cities across the country including, most recently Lafayette, Louisiana, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, Portland, OR, Seattle and St Louis. In 2017, Rickey won his first Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Person of the Year and he was nominated again in 2019, when he also served as host of the show.
His memoir, Stand By Your Truth Then Run For Your Life, was released to critical acclaim by Gallery Books in 2018.