Some of you know Shelley Wynter and MalaniKai Massey as co-hosts of WSB Radio's "Word On the Street."
WSB Radio is giving the team a 90-day test run in Clark Howard's time slot now that he is ending his syndicated radio show at the end of the year.
"Word On the Street," which was heard on weekends, will air Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. to midnight. The 90-day test run starts on Jan. 4, 2021.
In addition to their weekend slot, Wynter and Massey also became the primary fill-in show for Von Haessler Doctrine mid-morning show and Mark Arum's evening show.
Wynter and Massey made the official announcement subbing in for Arum Wednesday, according to Radio & TV Talk. "Shelley and I are both overthinkers," said Massey, a New York native who has been doing radio for 2 decades including 92.9/Dave FM, 640/WGST-AM and Kiss 104.1. "We had to be told to just do what we do."
"We are so different but the same," Wynter said of his co-host, Massey. He hosted a show in the mid-2000s at news/talk 1380/WAOK-AM and more recently on the now-defunct Talk 106.7. He has only hosted solo before inviting Massey to be his co-host on "Word On the Street."
"I never thought I was funny," he said. But his humorous banter with Massey and the show's executive producers Scotty B and DJ Crystal is a large part of Word On the Street's appeal.
"It's a lot of fun. The hardest part is subjugating your ego, pushing your ego down to let someone into your world. Once we did that, that's when the magic really started," he said.
Wynter says he wants the show to be a bit like friends hanging out at a bar, which is similar to the way Arum approaches his show.
"We are just sharing beers and a pizza," Wynter said.
"A vegan pizza," Massey said.
"Listeners are at another table and chime in when they want to," Wynter added.