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WPPZ (Classix 107.9)/Philadelphia Adds Russ Parr to Mornings


Russ Parr
Russ Parr

Veteran air personality Russ Parr will host a new morning show on WPPZ-FM (Classix 107.9 FM)/Philadelphia, weekdays from 6-9am. Parr's career has evolved from stand-up comedian and recording artist to filmmaker and host of syndicated "The Russ Parr Show." He first landed his own morning show on KDAY/Los Angeles, the first 24-hour all Hip Hop station.

While at KDAY, Parr launched Rapsur Records, an independent record label and recorded several parody songs. In 1995, Parr was offered the position as morning host at WKYS-FM/Washington, DC. Two years later, the "Russ Parr Morning Show" debuted and has been in syndication for nearly two decades.

"This guy is fun, funny and all about winning. I've heard about Russ Parr for years. He lives up to his reputation as a first-class broadcaster and content King," stated Program Director Jay Dixon. "He'll be the icing on the cake to make Classix 107.9 one of the greatest Classic R&B brands in history. We are too happy to have him on board."

In addition to his music and radio credits, Parr has written, produced and directed films and television movies including TV One's "The Bobby Debarge Story" (2019), Bounce TV's "Saints and Sinners" (2017 - present), "Ringside" (2016), "Definitely Divorcing" (2016) and TV One's hit series "Born Again Virgin" (2015).

"I have worked with Russ Parr in the past, and he is incredibly entertaining while being the ultimate, sales-friendly businessman," said Radio One Philadelphia Station Manager Ezio Torres. "Listeners can now start their day with Russ, get through their workday with Lady B, and drive home with Dyana Williams. This completes our prime day parts."

"As a Sixer fan, I'm excited to return to the airwaves in Philadelphia and look forward to sitting in the stands," said Parr. "Teaming with Philadelphia legends, Dyana and Lady B, is truly an honor. Our morning show isn't just about fun and games. Hopefully, it will give a voice to everything happening in the city and the world. More importantly, our listeners will love the music they grew up with. Get ready for the most interactive morning show in America, Philly."

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