Friday, January 29, 2010

J.D. Will Be O.K. After Power 98

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 1/29/2010 2 comments
Radio personality Janine "J.D." Davis announced on Power 98's No Limit Larry and the Morning Maddhouse show this morning that today was her last day at the station, after parent company CBS Radio decided not to renew her contract. Davis had served as producer and co-host of the morning show for the past decade, but now has succumbed to another unfortunate result of this recessed economy, which is hitting media outlets particularly hard.

J.D. with 50 Cent when the rap star stopped through Charlotte.

Comedian Tone-X, who was the third member of the morning show crew for several years, left in October and moved to Atlanta to work as a writer on BET’s The Mo’Nique Show, where he also now makes on-air appearances. This leaves No Limit Larry as the sole host. It'll be interesting to see how things develop since this was the only morning show in Charlotte's urban radio market that featured a local cast. The others--My92.7 and V101.9--feature Tom Joyner and Steve Harvey's syndicated morning shows.

But one thing that's for certain, Davis will do just fine in her post-radio career. She said she plans to devote more time to Girl Talk Foundation, the nonprofit organization she founded and is executive director of. And I'm sure some media outlet, whether it be radio or some other medium, will pick her up eventually, even if it's not in Charlotte, which would be our loss. I've admired Davis for not only her wit and sense of humor, but also for the fact that she's one of a small number of radio personalities today who actually have a journalism background.

While I've come to know her over the last few years (and actually talked to her last weekend), I also interviewed her for a profile in Who's Who In Black Charlotte in 2008, where she talked about her 20-year broadcasting career and Girl Talk.

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Good luck J.D.! You can keep up with what she's doing by visiting


  1. I was so sad when I heard that JD was leaving Power98. No Limit misses too many days of work! She brought a positive woman's perspective to the show every day and she will truly be missed.


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