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Ramona DeBreaux officially named mid-day jock at V-103

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Ramona DeBreaux has been doing mid-days for V-103 continuously for weeks so this announcement should come as no surprise: she is now the official mid-day jock, replacing Elle Duncan.

The spot has been open since last summer when Duncan was moved to the Frank & Wanda morning show. V-103 tried out a few different people, including former mid-day host Osei the Dark Secret and even Al B Sure, the R&B singer. But DeBreaux, who had been doing traffic for Frank & Wanda since 2008, kept rising to the top of the list. She had already been the mid-day host at Hot 107.9 for several years before being let go in 2007.

“Ramona’s a veteran,” said V-103 Program Director Reggie Rouse. “She does great community appearances. She knows the market. She’s a great-sounding jock.”

In recent weeks, with DeBreaux exclusively handling mid-day duties, this announcement was nothing more than a formality.

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Real Talk

March 16th, 2011
2:54 pm

Congrats Ramona..Thank you Mr Rouse good choice. Long over due!!!

Shack

March 16th, 2011
2:55 pm

Now I will start back listening to V-103 from 10 to 2…..one of the best moves you guys have made in years…Now it’s time to put Ryan in the morning slot and keep it moving.

Shaka

March 16th, 2011
2:58 pm

Congrats to Ramona, she deserves it! She was great at HOT and will be even greater there at V..I will be tuning in via internet!

CMBLESSED1

March 16th, 2011
3:00 pm

When this spot was left vacant after Porsche Foxx, I was surprised they gave it to Elle Duncan. Ramona DeBreaux should have had this position.

TinaC

March 16th, 2011
3:03 pm

Big Up Ramona. You have deserved this for a long time now girl. Represent!

gapeach

March 16th, 2011
3:03 pm

Now, Mr. Rouse – please get Elle the “elle” out of here! I stopped listening because of her arrogant, no it all, annoying, loud talking self! ooooh! I cant stand the sound of her voice. Tell Frank to tell her to shut up more often!

Michelle

March 16th, 2011
3:05 pm

And here come the haters. Elle was great in middays – she was #1 in that slot. Need to put Elle and ryan back together again!

Big Boy

March 16th, 2011
3:08 pm

Congratulations Ramona! Good choice to follow Elle in that show. I listened to Elle every day and loved her and I know Ramona will hold it down too.

V-103 listner

March 16th, 2011
3:08 pm

Congrats to Romona! She will be an excellent fit for this spot.

@ gapeach

I too grew tired of Elle very quickly. She reminds me of a female Frank Ski. Very opinionated and arrogant.

Dee

March 16th, 2011
3:09 pm

I agree with Shack… Ryan deserves the morning slot. When he sits in, there is a completely different (positive) vibe! Ryan is down to earth, has close ties to the community, and has an excellent rapport with listeners. He is never rude or condescending… V-103… I hope you’re reading this. The “people” want Ryan in the morning… It is the “People’s Station” right?

Congrats Ramona! I have always enjoyed you as well!

Blue

March 16th, 2011
3:11 pm

Sound choice this is …. congrats Ramona!

count_schemula

March 16th, 2011
3:12 pm

They should have gotten Jenn Hobby for the 10-2 slot.

Chelle

March 16th, 2011
3:12 pm

CONGRATULATIONS RAMONA! I’VE ENJOYED YOU SINCE YOU STARTED IN THAT SPOT..MAY OUR GOD CONTINUE TO RICHLY BLESS YOU!!!!!!!

V-103 listner

March 16th, 2011
3:13 pm

@ Dee

So true! The whole atmosphere on the show is different when Ryan is there with Wanda.

former listener

March 16th, 2011
3:14 pm

I used to listen to V-103 in the morning when it was Robyn and Mike…I promptly stopped when Frank Ski started…I LOVE Ryan in the morning and listened everyday when he was on HOT…Please put Ryan in the morning…I also have started listening again to the radio during the day to Romona! Good choice!

Chelle

March 16th, 2011
3:15 pm

Now that would be another GREAT MOVE TO PUT THE ‘RYAN KING’ IN THE MORNING SLOT!!! Then i would listen to V-103 from 6am-10am but I just can’t take the those other 3 in the morning…I JUST WAIT FOR MY GIRL ‘RAMONA D’ TO COME :)

Dee

March 16th, 2011
3:17 pm

@ V-103 listener… exactly!

Dclark

March 16th, 2011
3:17 pm

Good for you Ramona. Now put Ryan on in the morning with Wanda and Elle and you got it in the morning

agreed

March 16th, 2011
3:17 pm

I agree…I can only stomach the morning show when Ryan sits in for Frank. It’s an entirely different show.

Elle: “The Bus’ It” Report? Really?

Butterfly

March 16th, 2011
3:19 pm

Now if they could just replace Frank and Wanda with Ryan and Rashan, they would have a great team! Congrat’s Ramona!!! You know they should have given you the job well before Elle Duncan…

Michelle

March 16th, 2011
3:24 pm

Some of these comments are why Atl is called Haterville. Crabs in a barrell baby, crabs in a barrell

karetha gray

March 16th, 2011
3:24 pm

great choice I like ramonda, I had stop listen to after porsche left!

AmazonRed™

March 16th, 2011
3:26 pm

Congrats to Ramona. Good choice.

I don’t even think Ryan Cameron WANTS mornings. With all the late Hawks games, it would kill him getting up that early in the morning 5 days a week. Filling in for Frank is probably hard enough.

Rodney Ho

March 16th, 2011
3:27 pm

Ryan gets the best of both worlds: morning show money, normal working hours that don’t involve having to wake up at 3:30 a.m.!

Lala

March 16th, 2011
3:28 pm

So sick of Elle!!!! Why does she get to sit in the studio. Ms. Sophia had to do her/his report and dip!

Divadiya

March 16th, 2011
3:28 pm

Great Move! Congrats Ramona. I agree with most of the comments above… Elle does get annoying, but somehow her with Ryan works! I really liked listening to them and that Friday song … PRICELESS! I like Rashaun:)….. but with two GOOF balls together it made the afternoon at work go a little faster!

SugaLump

March 16th, 2011
3:30 pm

The ENTIRE morning show crew is ANNOYING! Wanda laughs at her own jokes, Frank is supa LAME, and Elle….OMG…she is just too much for her own good. Someone please get RYAN on in the morning and let these others RETIRE!!! Osei…the CHOCOLATE THUNDER….can wake me up PERSONALLY e’ry morning! LOL

N

March 16th, 2011
3:31 pm

Ramona, girl you have been working like a crazy person for the last what, three years? Girl, everytime I turned on the radio you were there, holidays, weekdays, weekends, no ends, EVERYDAY!! You so deserve this!!!!

Ms. KP

March 16th, 2011
3:33 pm

If they put the Ryan King in the morning slot, I may start back listening. Frank must have an iron clad contract because people have been calling for Ryan in the am for years,unless he does not want it.

Ms. KP

March 16th, 2011
3:34 pm

Why is it when people voice their OPINION they are called haters? I never understood that.

Divadiya

March 16th, 2011
3:35 pm

Oh yeah… I stopped listening to the morning show. Franks long drawn out pauses drove me nuts! I would always be say “Please say what you have to say”… I have to go to work! So Frustrating!!! “The RYAN KING” should host the morning show!

Curious

March 16th, 2011
3:37 pm

@@Rodney, I now Ryan, Frank Ski, and Greg Street make big bucks…But what is the average or range for a radio personality for Morning, Middays, and Evenings?

Rodney Ho

March 16th, 2011
3:42 pm

V-103 is the No. 1 station in town so it pays the highest salaries. It can actually afford to pay Ryan morning-level salaries. Most radio stations pay big bucks for the mornings (say, Q100 or Star 94) but the pay drops off significantly for mid-days or afternoons. There is no ‘average” salary in town. Smaller stations may pay morning hosts $50 to $80K while larger ones will pay $300K plus. Mid-day hosts may get $40K to $80K. Afternoon hosts will get paid a bit more (and if, say, they’re also the program director like at Project 9-6-1, significantly more). Oddly, mid-days tend to be populated by women while afternoons by guys.

MiMi

March 16th, 2011
3:44 pm

There is no Haterville here, just Bloggers expressing thier opionions, we can do that here right?! Why does someone always press the “Hater” button if they disagree with something or someone. Elle Duncun sucks and that is just real talk. Her voice and comments are extremely annoying and she does nothing for that Morning Show but make is worse then it already is! Steve Harvey until 10am then back to V-103. Congrats Ramona, well deserved! Bring on Ryan & Rashan, real folk!

stilldefiant

March 16th, 2011
3:49 pm

Congrats to Ramona, she’s been doing a great job for years.

Mia

March 16th, 2011
3:55 pm

WTG Ramonia, finally they have done a good thang by you. I do not know if Ryan wants mornings, but that would be a GREAT Move if he would accept. RYAN n Wanda in the morning. I must agree, why is it that we aqre haters for voicing our opinions. Atlanta do not stand by the RIGHT people nor their teams. ELLE is so ANNOYING that I completely stopped listening to the show. She needs to go have a baby or something, she always trying to fuss at GROWN FOLK when she still so wet behind the ear. She is not as ahot as some claim she is. Why and how she made it on this show is beyond me. I can say that Frank Ski is a rude man and has always been. He and Elle should get their own show and see how the ratings will be. They act as though they can say it and it is the GOSSIP and we suppose to ride or die with them. Again as it goes for ELLE, this is what I feel, ‘EL NAW SHE DON’T KNOW SHYT”. PLEASE GET HER LOUD OBNOXIOUS, Rude behnd off the air…. It is sad that we cannot VOTE to get Elle Duncan the ‘EL out. lol

1baddman

March 16th, 2011
3:58 pm

Congrats to Ramona; now if only they get someone to fill the vacant host slot of the Quiet Storm spot since they let Joyce Littel go over a year and some change ago.

She-She

March 16th, 2011
4:02 pm

Yippee Ramona!!

DW

March 16th, 2011
4:03 pm

My question is, what took so long??? Ramona did middays at Hot. It should’ve been a no-brainer.

Its's the real deal!!

March 16th, 2011
4:10 pm

Ryan, Ryan, Ryan, In THE MORNINGS YEAH!!!! CONGRATS Ramona,…now get rid of Elle!!! when she starts squeaking I turn the station!!

SAS

March 16th, 2011
4:11 pm

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….great choice….Now I will start back listening to V-103 during the hours Ramona is on the air of V-103.

Shawn H.

March 16th, 2011
4:11 pm

I’m with you Shack!

TK Real

March 16th, 2011
4:16 pm

I liked Elle, I like Ramona as well. I want to see Ryan in the morning spot, Frank is lame, Wanda is NOT FUNNY, and Elle tries too hard in the morning slot.

ATLien

March 16th, 2011
4:16 pm

Congrats Ramona!! I wish you could get a spot on TV ! I love your beauty !

CourtneyLuv.com

March 16th, 2011
4:19 pm

Congrats Ramona! You deserve and it you are so beautiful

Jesusistheway

March 16th, 2011
4:25 pm

Let’s move Ryan to the morning slot PLSEASE. Frank and Wanda are dated.

OONEAL

March 16th, 2011
4:42 pm

Man, I haven’t listened to V-103 in years; I don’t like Frank Ski is why I quit listening; I didn’t even know they were still around; Congrats to the young lady; I might listen to you to see what’s happening with ya; Hey, its that tarded Greg Street still around????

steve

March 16th, 2011
4:45 pm

Now if you would replace Frank and Wanda, the morning show would be the best in Atlanta! I don’t understand why you don’t respect the wishes of your audience??? Hopefully, when their contract is up you will not renew it!

jackq

March 16th, 2011
4:45 pm

Cosign, I can’t wait for V-103 to put Ryan on the morning show, and get rid of Wanda, she’s too Ghetto, replace her with R. Ali, and get rid of Elle, stat.

J-Dub

March 16th, 2011
4:56 pm

Congrats and best wishes to Ramona! She has a great voice and attiude for radio. I think Ryan Cameron will be the obvious #1 contender to replace Frank Ski one day. I’m not going to hate on Frank. While he is arrogant on the radio at times, and comes across as a father figure in his language, he does a lot for the community and tries to maintain interest and harmony on the morning show. It was hard for me to warm up to his personality–he is nerdish, but overall he has not done a bad job. We all should wish him well when his time is up. That being said, Ryan Cameron is more of what the people of Atlanta need going forward. I say this because he is naturally engaging, has a great sense of humor, and has the right perspective when it comes to our community. He grew up on Bankhead/Center Hill area as I did, and he knows how to bring the culture of not only his old neighborhood to the people, but the culture of the entire city to a city of ATLiens and many transplants. The famous and not so famous like bing around him. He’s consistently down to earth with everyone. Basically, he’s a natural for the morning show, and I beleive will make V-103 an even bigger station for a long time to come. On another note, I do agree that Elle D. is annoying at times, overly opinionated, and somewhat of a bully in how she carries herself on the radio. It’s almost like she makes noise to be noticed. She looks out of place on the TV show. I think that’s just her being herself, and she has not really endeared herself to V-103 listners–sort of like Tara Thomas, but in a different way. As for Wanda, I like her. She is just fun to be around. At times I think she caves in too much to Frank’s perspective, but I feel deep down she is just a sweet and sensitive person. Most people with strong personalities at work are different away from work. Rashuan Ali is still interesting to me. It’s like she is still trying to break out into a big radio star. She’s cool, quick with her humor, and very inteligent. She makes me want to sit down and have conversations at many levels with her–I love to hear her perspectives because you know it’s from her heart. I think Atlanta finds her fun to be a fun and caring personality.