Radio personality Porsche Foxx, who made history as the first woman to become No. 1 in Atlanta’s coveted “Afternoon Drive Show” time slot with WVEE-V103, is back. This time, Foxx has a new gig with Old School 87.7 FM. She’s doing “The Porsche Foxx Show” during the afternoon drive, weekdays, 3 to 7 p.m., “rocking the box with Foxx” as only she can.
“It feels good to be back. I love Old School and I feel especially blessed to be reconnected with my dedicated following of listeners. I have missed them,“ said Foxx, who came aboard 87.7 FM on July 11 after a long hiatus. She was with V-103 in the afternoon slot from 1998 to 2004 and did some online radio stints after that.
“It was important for me to get back to my passion and I’m doing what I love—connecting to people—all colors, all creeds,” said Foxx regarding her new show.
Foxx is set to host On Common Ground News’ Peabo Bryson concert at the Lithonia Amphitheater on Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Foxx says although she hosts special events two or three times a week, along with doing the Porsche Foxx Show at 87.7, she has been taking extra care to balance her busy schedule with “me” time.
She spends her mornings meditating or walking and then she’s on her laptop, tapping into social media, listening to the radio and reading so that she can share her distinctive perspectives about the people, places and issues that make Atlanta and the world go round.
“I keep it real. To me, that’s what it’s all about,” said Foxx.
A native of Kansas City, MO., Foxx is proud of her hometown.
“Make sure you put the MO on the end of Kansas City. I’m from Kansas City, MO,” she says.
Foxx said that that she got the name Porsche Foxx from a producer with whom she had worked in Little Rock, Arkansas.
“He was kidding me that I was a fox and I said I didn’t mind being one so long as I could have two “xes” on my name,” said Foxx.
So what else might surprise fans about the drive time queen? She plays saxophone. Well, she once did.
“I played alto saxophone in high school and while I was a student at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. I don’t know about playing now. I’m not sure if I still know where the keys are, “ Foxx quipped. “ I was able to take a hobby and turn that into paying for my education because my parents couldn’t afford to send me to college.”
Foxx said she plans to share her story of making her comeback some day but for now, she’s glad—thankful—to be able to do what she does: serve the community and keep folks entertained and informed as they drive home in the evenings.