TV & Radio Personality

Me at WBLS

RADIO PERSONALITY

Before joining New York’s top R&B station, 107.5 WBLS, Raqiyah’s radio experience goes back 20 years to her days at Hampton University on WHOV FM hosting the late night hip hop show “The Underground Review.” Her move to New York to pursue a journalism career with Vibe Magazine, led to the weekly show, “High Vision” on City College’s WHCR FM, where Raqiyah brought her passion for combining social issues with hip hop music to the airwaves over five years. She left WHCR for Sirius Satellite Radio, where as a feature content producer creating content and writing for Rock, pop, hip hop, reggae, and alternative channels, she also hosted shows on Top 40 Channel US 1, and R&B channel Hot Jamz. In a few short months, Raqiyah was hired as a weekend host on NY’s Power 105. And after a year, she joined NY’s Hot 97, where over five years she held a #1 weekly Sunday afternoon show before transitioning to become morning show entertainment reporter on 98.7 Kiss FM’s the “Wake Up Club.” Featuring radio veterans Jeff Foxx, Shaila, Bob Slade, and comedian Talent, The Wake Up Club drew top NYC ratings before being replaced by “The DL Hughley Morning Show.” Raqiyah moved on to also join Hughley, handpicked by DL to provide entertainment and colorful peanut crew commentary during her run on the now syndicated show.

TV PERSONALITY

In 2009, named one of VH1’s “Future Leaders of Black History,” Raqiyah was featured in their black history month TV commercial campaign. A trained actress, she performed off-Broadway for five years, touring the country and appearing on stages nationwide as a cast member with the hit play “Platanos & Collard Greens.” Her numerous TV appearances include correspondent work on Black Enterprise’s TVOne/ABC news show “Our World,” being a regular guest co-host on Arise TV’s film review show “On Screen.” And MTV, BET, VH1, the Fuse Network, and Fox News have all had Raqiyah as a guest.

me on on screen

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