Born on May 9, 1964, Frank Rodriguez, who also goes by Frank Ski, is an American DJ, journalist, philanthropist, radio host, and public forum moderator.
In the 1990s, he performed club and house music in Baltimore. He also made solo albums and was a member of the ensemble 2 Hyped Brothers & a Dog.
He co-hosted the Frank and Wanda Morning Show on Atlanta’s urban contemporary radio station WVEE with co-host Wanda Smith from 1998 to 2012 and again from 2017 to January 2019. Together with J.R. Jackson and Jade Novah, he currently co-hosts.
What happened to Frank Ski?
Frank Ski has departed from Kiss 104.1 WALR. A seasoned Atlanta radio personality who had been the morning drive DJ of Kiss 104.1 WALR, an adult R&B station owned by Cox Media Group, for the previous three years, had to leave the company.
The station declined to extend his contract, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Frank Ski shared a statement confirming this, saying,
“Though it will be difficult parting ways with all my friends at CMG, I’m excited about starting a new chapter in Atlanta. I’m equally excited about expanding my syndication to even greater heights and super-serving all our affiliates. Radio continues to motivate me daily as I feel a responsibility to help educate and entertain our communities while also giving back and making a difference.”
Who was Frank Ski hosting the popular radio show with?
His resignation from the R&B station coincided with co-host Ski’s six-month absence from the WALR morning program with Nina Brown.
Since August 2020, Howard University’s WHUR-FM in Washington has carried Brown’s co-hosting of The Frank Ski Show with Nina Brown, despite the changes at Kiss 104.1.
Why did Frank Ski leave WALR?
Frank Ski intends to focus on his book and launch new projects. The reason behind Ski’s departure from R&B station Kiss 104.1 WALR isn’t known. He did, however, mention that he intends to launch new businesses.
Among his next endeavors are two full-length albums, The Climate Change and the 25th Anniversary of His Daily Radio Benchmark, and a book titled Inspirational Vitamin.
For the uninitiated, Frank Ski was born in New York City on May 9, 1964. His father reared him in Miami. Ski’s early exposure to New York’s hip-hop scene stoked his desire to work as a local DJ.
Ski went to Baltimore, Maryland, to pursue a legal career after graduating from high school, but radio proved to be his true calling. He joined V-103 (WEBB) in 1985 as a part-time DJ before becoming a co-host of The Frank and Jean Morning Show, a well-regarded morning program.
Ski had important interviews over his radio career, one of which was the final one with Coretta Scott King. He was honored by the Rainbow Push Coalition with the Journalist of the Year award in 2002.