By RODNEY HO/ email@example.com, originally filed Thursday, July 14, 2016
Porsche Foxx, the popular V-103 host in the late 1990s and early 2000s, has returned to “jam the box” on Old School 87.7 today starting at 3 p.m. as afternoon host.
She is the first on-air personality for Old School and she was rewarded a theme song to introduce herself back to the FM airwaves. Her shift will weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m.
But Foxx is certainly approaching this in a low-key style. She didn’t actually speak until 3:22 p.m. after playing several songs.
“I am so happy right now,” she said on air as an introduction. “You just don’t know! You see the smile on my face, Atlanta? Old School 87.7. Porsche Foxx is back rockin’ your box Atlanta! Man, I’m excited. Thank you for showing so much love. You blew up Facebook. Twitter, Instagram is off the chain! I am so happy, Atlanta… It seems like yesterday. It’s actually been eight years. Can you believe that? What have you been doing for eight years? I can’t wait to tell you what I’ve been doing for eight years. I gotta talk to you. 1-888-824-0877. Tell everybody you know. Your girl is back on the radio! Atlanta’s home for old school 87.7. I’ll be back with more jams. I have tickets to give away… Porsche Foxx, rockin’ the box!”
If you want to meet her, she’ll be at Harold’s Chicken Friday, July 15 (349 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta) with Jerry Smokin’ B from 6 to 8 p.m.
Old School 87.7 – whose call letters are WTBS-FM – pulled in a 1.3 rating last month, ranking 22nd. Considering it’s on the end of the dial most people rarely venture unless by accident, that’s an impressive rating. In fact, it’s really a TV station simulcast but had been used for Latin dance music for a couple of years before Steve Hegwood nabbed it for his older-skewing R&B station.
Foxx lost her job at V-103 in 2004 after a DUI case. In 2007, V-103 gave her a second shot but she reportedly failed a drug test in late 2008 and was dropped again.
Hegwood said he is counting on her fans to check her out, especially among those who like Old School R&B and remember her time on V-103. In the past, she was very active at community and radio-sponsored events.