Porsche Foxx breaks ground as new Mix 87.7 morning show host

Porsche Foxx at her 2016 welcome party for what was then Old School 87.7 and what is now Mix 87.7. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Posted Thursday, December 7, 2017 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Porsche Foxx starting Monday, December 11 will take over mornings on R&B station Mix 87.7, replacing syndicated host Russ Parr, who had been there briefly when the station was called Old School 87.7.

She is the first locally based black female solo host of a morning show in Atlanta radio history.  Her show will air from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.. (First solo female host was Kaedy Kiely on 97.1/The River, now on in afternoons.)

Foxx joined 87.7 in the summer of 2016 not long after its debut as the afternoon host and face of the station following an eight-year absence from the airwaves.

“I always love a challenge,” Foxx said today. “This is a progressive city full of women like myself whoa re spontaneous and active and love lifestyle things. Some have families. It’s just a great opportunity to speak to more people like myself in Atlanta.”

And she emphasized the fact the show will be local. “I’ve said this going back to 1998, this is black Hollywood,” she said. While she enjoys talking to celebrities, “the real stars are the people who listen to me. I love to talk to them. My listeners are my real stars.”

Foxx was a hugely popular afternoon host on V-103 for many years but drinking issues plagued her. A DUI led to her first departure in 2005. The station hired her again in 2007 but let her go without explanation in 2008.

Old School became Mix this week, skewing younger and sounding more like Kiss and Majic in an effort to chase the 35-54 demographic more effectively. 


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