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Follow @gossipingheifers @blackownersmedia @donniesimpsonsr is the son of a record store owner so he developed his love for music and radio early. By age 15, he was on Detroit’s WJLB, staying there for the next eight years. In 1977, he moved to Washington, D.C. to host the morning show at WKYS which he did for the next 15 years. In 1993, he moved to Washington’s D.C’s WPGC radio, staying there for 17 years. In 2003, Simpson signed an eight-figure, six-year deal with WPGC Radio making him the highest paid and first millionaire radio broadcaster without a nationally syndicated show. However most know Simpson as the host of Video Soul. Simpson was an instant hit for the network ultimately hosting “Video Soul” for 14 years. Just about every hit maker of the era came through to talk to Simpson. In 2004, Simpson was inducted into the BET Hall of Fame and in 2015, he was inducted into the R&B Music Hall of Fame, the only non-musicians to be so honored. Simpson has also won two Billboard awards. In 2017, Simpson celebrated 40 years on D.C. radio with a gala at Washington, D.C’s Warner Theater. Although he “retired” in 2010, Simpson returned to radio and TV in 2017. He is currently the host of “The Donnie Simpson Show” on Washington’s WMMJ-FM. #blackexcellence #melanin #blackhistory #blackhistory365 #blackhistoryeveryday #blackradio #blackwealth #firstblack #ourstory #blackstories #positivevibes #positiveblackimages

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