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Posted at 7:47 PM ET, 01/15/2010

DJ Simpson in talks to end contract

By Terri Rupar

Iconic morning radio personality Donnie Simpson has begun negotiations to terminate his contract with WPGC-FM, a move that could bring Simpson’s 32-year career on Washington’s airwaves to an end.

Simpson has more than a year left on his current two-year contract with the CBS-owned station but appears likely to leave before March 11, the anniversary of his hiring by CBS-owned WPGC, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Simpson has been one of the most popular deejays in the Washington region for decades, with a golden-throated voice and an easygoing personality. His weekday program has been a morning wake-up call for local listeners for more than a generation; he has also been instrumental in introducing a long list of R&B and soul artists via his radio program and “Video Soul,” the interview and performance program he hosted on Black Entertainment Television for years.

--Paul Farhi

By Terri Rupar  | January 15, 2010; 7:47 PM ET
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Why is he leaving? There was no mention as to why he would want to terminate his contract.

Posted by: praze4hym | January 15, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

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