Cathy Hughes Issues Official Statement on ‘The Fam In The Morning’ Radio Fiasco, Updates on Status of The Show

Posted March 10, 2018

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Following the events that took place on D.C.’s WKYS this week with ‘The Fam In The Morning‘ show hosts, Danni Starr, DJ Quicksilva, and DJ 5’9, Radio One’s Cathy Hughes has released an official statement on the matter.

The statement comes a day after Quicksilva and 5’9 were reportedly suspended, and Friday’s episode of the show was hosted by Danni who returned to her seat, alongside several other female DJ’s/Hosts from the station. Ms. Hughes herself also called into the show on Friday, but now she has released an official statement on the matter and updated on the status of the show.

Yesterday I co-hosted The Fam on WKYS 93.9 FM in Washington D.C. with the female talent of this station as an act of solidarity to support the show’s co-host Danni Starr who was placed in an embarrassing situation on live radio Thursday – International Women’s Day. The aftermath of this emotionally charged interaction became national news and has played out on social media for the past 48 hours.

After a full investigation, I’ve learned this incident was a radio prank ‘gone bad.’ None of our talent were adequately informed or prepped to have effectively executed this prank on Danni Starr. We have taken the necessary steps to resolve this matter. I agreed with Danni Starr’s expressed public sentiments that QuickSilva and DJ 5’9 are good guys who would never deliberately harm her or intentionally cause her embarrassment.

I stand firmly behind The Fam and will be providing the team a time of healing and refocus so they can continue to entertain, inspire and inform our listeners in the morning. To that end, next week’s show will be hosted by KYS DC’s afternoon drive personality Angie Ange and Baltimore Q92’s Konan, who himself is DC homegrown.

Once again, I apologize to our listeners who had to experience this most unfortunate incident. I appreciate your continued support of WKYS, but more importantly our talent, Danni Starr, QuickSilva and DJ 5’9. I’m prayerful we all will emerge a stronger family.

I stand firmly behind @thefamitm. View the link in my bio for more.

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Quicksilva also took to Instagram following the statement release just minutes ago.

From desk of @urbanmediamaven Ms Hughes I want to sincerely say thanks for looking in to what truly happened & putting out this statement to clear my name of any wrong doings or malicious intent towards @iamdannistarr which completely was never the case.I know even with the facts out some who don’t know me will continue to think whatever they please & I’m ok with that.But for those who know me and have reached out to check on me & to say we got your back I just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.Amazing you can work your entire life as a award winning DJ,community servant,philanthropist,motivational speaker ,Husband,Dad and all around good person & in 1 day people who don’t know you #InRealLife form an opinion based of a radio bit.This truly showed me that no matter how much good you do in the blink of an eye due to social media people will change on you.Once again I say thanks to Ms Hughes & my apologies to my family & friends who were affected by all this .Truly a life lesson learned.Now I pray in time we can all move on from this & promise I’ll be back on the air in a few but for the next week I truly need this mental break .PS I pray the blogs keep the same energy putting out this statement as they did the story

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