Kendra G and Mo Ivory have been on air with V-103's six-month-old Ryan Cameron morning show for several weeks now.
This week, V-103 boss Rick Caffey finally made the obvious official to me: the two women are now a permanent part of Cameron's morning show.
Ivory, who had a show on sister talk radio station WAOK, provides gravitas for the show given her background in politics and the law. She has been director of community outreach for CBS Radio Atlanta and appeared this week on "HLN After Dark" to talk about the George Zimmerman trial, a topic she is blogging about in detail.
Earlier in her career, she has worked as chief of staff to the executive vice president at Warner Music Group and was active in major political campaigns such as Obama For America 2008, Jim Martin for Senate and Kasim Reed for Mayor of Atlanta, according to her bio.
A Spelman grad, she owned a boutique real estate construction and development firm and practiced entertainment and technology law from 1994 to 2002. She also hosted a radio show in Philadelphia.
Kendra G (I have no clue what her real name is) has her own website and first noted her arrival for a week-long tryout with V in late April. She has more or less stuck around ever since. She also made her first appearance on E! a month ago, according to her site.
She appears to be on the show to appeal to the younger demographic, a little sister for Cameron to tease.
She helps out with a campaign called "Abstinence is Kool."
According to her bio, she grew up in Connecticut, graduated Hampton University and DJed on radio stations in Buffalo, N.Y., Chicago and Philadelphia.
In February, Kendra posted a reel of her TV/radio appearances on YouTube:
Cameron has a history of helping women break into radio. Rashan Ali started with him at Hot 107.9 a decade ago and is now a morning host at rival Streetz 94.5. Elle Duncan officially began her radio career with the 2 Live Stews but built up her reputation at V-103 while with Cameron on his afternoon show. She now does traffic at 11 Alive. CJ Simpson also worked on Cameron's Hot morning show more than a decade ago, landed a gig as a morning host at 95.5/The Beat, did a syndicated version for a couple more years after the Beat died and helped out briefly as a sports talk host on 92.9/The Game. She now works as in-game host for the L.A. Sparks.
Ratings for Cameron's show, which also features Jean Ross on news and Chris "Crash" Clark for traffic and comic relief, has been comparable to what Frank Ski and Wanda Smith were pulling in before they left. He is both No. 1 among 18 to 34 year olds and the advertiser-friendly 25-54 demo as well.
Ski is still trying to put together a syndicated show, a sticking point that led to his departure from V-103 after 14 years in December.