When The Checks Stop Coming In: Donnie Simpson and His Light Eyes Are Out of a Job

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Blast From the Past, News, When The Checks Stop Coming In

Donnie Simpson was recently fired from his Washington Radio Show because of low numbers and lack of appeal to a younger audience.  More info under the hood.

Simpson’s departure follows months of declining ratings for his show and internal friction between Simpson and WPGC’s management. The station has sought to boost Simpson’s ratings and attract younger listeners by updating his playlist and playing hit songs more often. Simpson and his producer-son, Donnie Jr., have maintained that the station was meddling, compromising his long-running program and alienating loyal listeners.

CBS had wanted to ease Simpson out with a celebratory retirement party in mid-March, but Simpson declined, according to people familiar with the negotiations between him and the station. Late last week he began telling listeners on the air that his departure was imminent but didn’t specify when he’d be leaving.

Lucky for Donnie his checks will be coming in until his contract runs out…even though he won’t be on the air.  On a sidenote remember when Donnie used to hold BET down:



  • Des

    WHAT!! I live right here and had no idea…Well it’s true shows how much too since he is boring as heck lately.

  • Nique


    I must admit I havent been listening to him since Huggie Low Down left but damn. And Im not feeling Angie somebody they hired.


  • Des


    Yeah I know right HUGGIE was on with J ‘nem and I still have no clue what happen with that situation


    BOUT TIME! what a lame show, and while theyre add it please take Russ Par, Ricky Smiley and Tom Joyner’s azz off in one felt swoop!

  • http:chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    I don’t think his showing is boring becuz Donnie doesn’t do what all the other stations are doing I will sad to see him leave but oddly this morning I was listening 95.5 and i was WTF is Donnie playing LOL

  • thatlady

    Whoa….this is very surprisely. I listen hear and there…but didn’t hear him leaving supposely to getting fired.

  • http:chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    I would have to agree Russ Parr’s show has taken a dive as well they be on to much clown time in the AM and all that hard laughter make me switch my station to 95.5

  • Des

    Well I will say I don’t mess with Russ ignorant butt either..Alfredas is the only one with a little sense on that show…

    @Choco Donnie is boring at times, it doesn’t matter if he isn’t doing what the other stations are doing dude can be boring at times..


    When Donnie left BET, he took the c.l.a.s.s. with him.

  • Des


    Now I will second that, but for real Donnie living over in Potomac, MD, he good, dude is rich and he should be in front of the TV not behind the radio…He has more personality than Radio

    @choco I do get that he is for an older crowd, I’m older, so if they fired him cause he wasn’t appealing to the younger crowd then what was the point of hiring Tiger? Makes no sense right?

  • KeepNit2Real

    The real issue was Donnie was in the streets of DC with REAL stories! Not this syndicated bullsheez all the new radio dj’s are on these days.

    The corporation wanted him to change his format up and that’s not what made Donnie Donnie.

    you have sellouts like Steve Harvey, big country bumpkin asz…tryna tell everyone how to live their lives on radio when his is messed up…and they booted Tom Joyner for him for syndication..which means big money for Steve…so obviously the relationship is amicable…

    Donnie. No sellout there. And THAT’S why he didn’t want a retirement shindig. Who would when management won’t let you go out the way you came in?

    Get yours Donnie….DC still loves you bro!

  • thatlady

    well i guess no more
    IIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit’s Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. Donnie had the Tiger in him! ahahahahahaaaaa

  • http:chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    I know he can be boring but dayum Im just so used to him being around so I excuse it : ) I will miss hearing his voice grew up on him : (

  • Horse.Head.Nebula

    wow .. i’m surprised .. He’ll get another gig. TV One? Perhaps??

  • frankbarbie

    i saw this coming…donnie’s morning show is a little dry (he’s trying but still). i’m a russ parr in the morning kinda girl…however there is someone who’s laughter is like nails on the chalk board, i think its the intern chick that does the gramma voice. its like a pinching cackle.

    once that happens i turn to rickey smiley :)

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