If you listen to radio station WKYS in the morning, you probably heard at least some of what when down on International Women’s Day.

Here’s how it all breaks down: Danni Starr is one of three hosts on The Fam in the Morning along with her co-hosts QuickSilva and DJ 5’9. On a recent broadcast, Danni spoke about not hiring a woman who offered her nanny services (the woman was also a model and a singer) because she was attractive and she wasn’t going to expose her man to temptation if she didn’t have to.

That is pretty much where this all should have ended but that is not what happened. Her co-hosts apparently got it in their heads that it would be funny to have the model/aspiring-nanny on the show, live in studio. Needless to say, the conversation didn’t go well.


The woman who wasn’t hired because of her looks was claiming that Danni Starr was just a hater while Starr said she can do what she wants and hire or not hire whomever. It all led to Starr feeling like she was under attack. She explained that her father had cheated on her mom with a babysitter and she was cheated on by her ex-husband as well.

Danni Starr went after her co-hosts too, claiming that they ambushed her on live radio.

It should be noted that during this fiasco, Danni Starr seemed to quit live on air with a hearty “F**k this show, I’m out.” She even doubled down later by letting Twitter know she was looking for a job.

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Cathy Hughes’ Statement

Urban One founder Cathy Hughes has put out a statement about what will happen next. We will post her whole statement because it is important for people to see women standing up for the ones they consider family and all that they do to keep family together.
“Yesterday I co-hosted The Fam on WKYS 93.9 FM in Washington D.C. with the female talent of this station as an act of solidarity to support the show’s co-host Danni Starr who was placed in an embarrassing situation on live radio Thursday – International Women’s Day. The aftermath of this emotionally charged interaction became national news and has played out on social media for the past 48 hours.”

Hughes’ statement continues:
“After a full investigation, I’ve learned this incident was a radio prank ‘gone bad.’ None of our talent were adequately informed or prepped to have effectively executed this prank on Danni Starr. We have taken the necessary steps to resolve this matter. I agreed with Danni Starr’s expressed public sentiments that QuickSilva and DJ 5’9 are good guys who would never deliberately harm her or intentionally cause her embarrassment.

“I stand firmly behind The Fam and will be providing the team a time of healing and refocus so they can continue to entertain, inspire and inform our listeners in the morning. To that end, next week’s show will be hosted by KYS DC’s afternoon drive personality Angie Ange and Baltimore Q92’s Konan, who himself is DC homegrown.

“Once again, I apologize to our listeners who had to experience this most unfortunate incident. I appreciate your continued support of WKYS, but more importantly our talent, Danni Starr, QuickSilva and DJ 5’9. I’m prayerful we all will emerge a stronger family.”