Frank Ski, Jade Novah, JR

Entercom announced two new co-hosts to replace Wanda Smith and Miss Sophia on the V-103 (WVEE) morning show. Wanda and Sophia, born Joe Taylor, were let go from the Frank Ski In the Morning Show on Thursday. Their one-year contracts reportedly expired and were not renewed.

Beyonce look-a-like Jade Novah and sports blogger JR will co-host V-103's morning show alongside current host Frank Ski. Novah is a singer, songwriter, actress, and internet sensation with over 330,000 followers on Instagram. Her song covers, skits, and original music have garnered over 55 million views.

Novah has performed background vocals for several artists including Rihanna, Eminem, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga.

"I look forward to joining the team at V-103 and kicking off 2019 by hitting the ground running," said Novah. "Atlanta is where I started my career as a solo artist and content creator and I’m excited to come back to the city to represent the voice of a free thinking generation."

JR joins V-103 after most recently serving as on-air personality for sister station WFAN (WFAN-FM/AM) in New York. He built a respectable following on his JRSportBrief YouTube channel.

According to a press release, the move to cut Wanda and Sophia is part of the station’s strategic shift to revamp the morning show with younger on air personalities in order to attract the younger demographic in Atlanta. The morning show features music, lifestyle, comedy, entertainment, politics, sports and community information.

Frank Ski, Jade Novah and JR will be on air weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET, beginning January 22. In addition to their roles as co-hosts, Jade Novah and JR will create content for V-103's digital platforms.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Why are the women always replaced first with a younger woman?

  • ShelbyMoore

    Why are the women always replaced first with a younger woman?

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/YXNpZADpBWEZAJWUh0SHpCcnM4THZA5QjVOVGZAvb1dwdmFJandlOFdhaUMtQ3FaQVpQZA2h6bnQwd01wbUtyb1h1T0FYUVRKMUREZAmN3UWtQRkhGc2pYUnd0WFExdW9HbEwxX3VLc1NXRGJQ/ Michele Williams

    Frank needs to go also.

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    Frank needs to go also.

  • MsPam

    Frank looks like he could be the new co hosts old daddy.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Just glad I want hear Wanda's voice ... Frank he alright I guess ... but Wanda Bye bytch !

  • SpiceGirl

    Well all right.......

  • ~~eb

    Frank will be gone shortly. He doesn't fit.

  • Peppermint Patty

    I cant believe his great uncle lookin ass gonna be a new father....like dude...just like they tell big girls just cuz it's in your size doesnt mean it for u to wear...just cuz ya geriatric sperm work dont mean u use it!!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Frank Ski your days are numbered, next up "The Quiet Storm."

  • FukkFolks2019

    Media as a whole is still very much a male dominated industry. So men are VISUAL. Even though you cant SEE anyone through the radio the powers that be can see you are aging behind the scenes. It happens on reg for television. Only small percent of female anchors are over 50-55 years old. So imagine how many are black women are in that percent. Its sad and the schit needs to cease.

  • davine puddin

    I love her skits congratulations

  • JENNYJONES1

    NAH FRANK WILL KISS ASS, MORPH TO BECOME WHATEVER HE NEEDS TO BE AND TAKE WHATEVER PAY CUTS ENTERCOM THROWS AT HIM B/C HE GOT A REAL AWAKENING OF HIS VALUE IN RADIO WHEN HE PULLED HIS LAST TEMP TANTRUM AND LOST HIS MILLION $$$ JOB OVER GOING SYNDICATED AND ENDED UP AS A DJ AT THE GOLDROOM. FRANK FOUND OUT IT'S COLD OUT HERE IN THESE RADIO SKREETS. LOL!!!!..........JENNY JONES!!!

  • A D N

    Well...like they say...when one door closes another opens. I hope they used the platform to their advantage so they can expound on it. I suppose the station received geographic numbers on listeners' ages before making this change. The old magic just wasn't magical. Out with the old in with the new.

  • davine puddin

    After a while the female vjays end up bougie and star like to their listeners and messy mean spirited to their guests. I like cynthia young interviews when she used to come on after tom joyner

  • Renee Bee

    Well...no moss growing under their feet. Moving on!

  • Erin

    all facts no cap I work in media and its a cold, cold world. They are not checking for anyone over 35. A18-34 is where its at. They figure after a certain age you can't be swayed - the advertisers want young dollars which equal lifetime purchasers. If its not Denture Creme, end of life insurance, reverse mortgages or Probiotics they not thinking about nobody over 40 period.

  • Bashi22

    I am super happy for Jada Nova hope this new platform open many well aligned opportunities for you.

  • Renee26

    ? Beyonce look alike where???

  • KLo

    Why wasn't Ski left go, he looks like he's on his last leg. #seniorcitizen

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Business can be brutal at times, you hate to see anyone lose their job.

  • FukkFolks2019

    Im former newspaper and it happens there too. Nobody knows that XYZ over there has been here writing since she was fresh outta J school. I think instances like those are ESPECIALLY ridiculous.

  • Music

    He has a baby on the way. Lol. They probably felt bad, and decided to not fire him.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    SO, if they are NOW trying to appeal more to the YOUNGER listeners, WHY is Ski still on board?...just curious.

  • KLo

    #LOL

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  • missmiami305

    None of the young folks I know, listen to morning radio. They don’t like commercials lol.

  • Vonn

    Ma'am, I just came in here & asked the same thing.

  • Dowoop

    And the morning shows I do like have a podcast that I listen to commercial free after.

  • Bri

    Never! Joyce Lattell is here to stay!

  • Rayne

    I done put on four pairs of Fred sandfords eyeglasses ? and can not see the resemblance ? ? ? ?

  • BingBangBoom

    What about a summertime Keri Hilson?

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  • CookieMobster

    Giff = STOLEN

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ????

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ????

  • speakinmymind

    QTNA

  • speakinmymind

    QTNA

  • speakinmymind

    Yes! No one and I mean no one can ever replace or imitate Joyce Littel on the Quiet Storm. Frank Ski would be an absolute disaster in that spot. I don't like his sheisty ass anyway.

  • missmiami305

    ?????
    IKR! A lot of these stations play garbage and pollute the mind. I don’t want to hear that when starting my day.

  • IAmLegend

    Jade Novah is hilarious! I love her Beyonce skits. Happy for her success.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc48e2e67259d01cb405f279da2feadae4226943bd1e0465e88d544813909958.jpg

  • Carrington

    If the station is trying to recruit a younger demographic as their target pop, wouldn't you get rid of the fifty something year old man and keep the drag queen since younger people relate to a drag queen more than they'll ever relate to a damn near senior citizen. Changing the people AROUND the old person doesn't change the old person's relatability. That's like putting air freshener in a raglass car and adding 10,000 to the price.

  • Carrington

    This is my question!

  • Carrington

    She looks more like Keri HIlson.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Jade Novah is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!

  • Rashida Collins

    I think he will be training the young role as the male seems to be the lead chair ..and once FrankSki has trained him then they will prob get rid of him 2

  • Mellsvoice

    Yeah the picture above does not do her justice. I follow her on IG and I like her a lot.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    SMR: Beyonce look-a-like Jade Novah

    Sandy, you need some new glasses.

  • FukkFolks2019

    Get out my life. Right now.

  • PlayerP

    Love me some Jade Novah! Go head girl!!!

  • puppylove

    Hopefully they know how to be respectful to guests. And can cook more than broccoli.

  • XoXo

    Or like spraying febreeze on some stanky tennis shoes!

  • Renee26

    Closer resemblance than Bey

  • speakinmymind

    Ignant???

  • T Willis

    Yep

  • Yoni7

    Why do I keep reading that girls name (Jade Novah) as Jehovah. LOL

  • Yoni7

    The Harlem Night pair? LMAOOOO

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Fo' REAL!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????

  • Rayne

    Yes girlll?????

  • Allihave2say

    Is she a a former man? She has a strong neck and skrong face. IJS.

  • missmiami305

    Never heard of her. I’m dated tho. Is she the chick who did the skit between Bey and Kum? That phone call was hilarious.

  • Deetruth

    She’s looking nothing like Beyoncé who lied to her lol

  • Deetruth

    ageism Is a real thing people can sue for this

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    *tears*

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Well hopefully they will get rid of Frank ass...still wont listen though. I try to listen to the radio and my ears get irritated

  • Slickone

    ?

  • indano

    Jade Novah! Awesome choice

  • Itzgoingdown2

    The only people who "relate" to a drag queen are other homo's. No one wants to hear and be around that mess.

  • IAmLegend

    I don't know if I've seen that one but it probably was her. Here's a newer one that I like from her:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAJ-G3xu1CI

  • IAmLegend

    Not at all. She's a beautiful girl.

  • IAmLegend

    She's known for her parodies of Beyonce as her twin sister, Keyonce.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    She's more of a sound-alike than a look-alike. She often does Beyonce skits on her social media and she has Beyonce's speech down to a science.

  • TwitterFingerz

    Damn. Wanda's been on there forever. They clipped her wit no turning back huh.

  • Vonn

    Uh, where's the New Year love? Lol

  • Vonn

    I love this owl.

  • dontgetblocked

    The largest demographic is Baby Boomers. They listen to morning shows. Young ones are listening to Spotify or ITunes.

  • gail jones

    Is that Lil Mama?

  • gail jones

    U got that right

  • Vonn

    Ahhh, that's where I know her from. She does sound like B.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And????

    She still looks nothing like Bey.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Right!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Frank's only being kept on to show them the ropes and get them going. In a year, no more than two, he's out of there too. V103 are feverishly trying to get a big name to host that morning show. My money is on Mz Shyneka
    or Da Brat if they go with local talent. Emperor Searcy is already there.

    Both these women are already on the airwaves and a familiar voice to all of Atlanta. We'll see. But yeah, Frank's on borrowed time too.

  • Quagsire!

    WANDA IS GONE?!?! HURRAY!!!

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  • Alana Sims

    Wow! Go head Jade! I’ma have to tune in on the 22nd

  • ?ee?? ? ?

    Jade Novah’s recently released album is AMAZING!! Her song Zombie should get a Grammy ? ?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/11135b6f13da707a1b1d182b2cd998141b67a21e136e3f1e665081f8ffc75875.png

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  • consioussista

    I'm over 50 we matter too you will get here one day lol we not dead yet I'm still living my best life..

  • Lola

    Congrats to Jade!! Love her

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    CityGirl81 yes

  • supastar

    crazy, how Wanda been loyal to V-103 for at 20 years. Frank left did his own thing, just got back and now Wanda is gone.

    congratulations to the two new co-host.

  • EasyBreezy

    No shade, but why not get rid of Frank, too?

  • Lovely1

    I used to follow Jade. Great addition. Welcome!