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In 2012 President Barack Obama announced his “Student Loan Reduction” legislation in a live presentation at the University of
Michigan, The White House made one telephone call to conduct the interview with the President in Detroit, that call was made to Frankie
Darcell. Her ability to ask the tough questions, thought provoking commentary, and depth of knowledge of subject matter has made her
the foremost media personality in the City. From the President of the United States, to music giants Aretha Franklin and KEM, to Reality
Stars NeNe Leakes they all want to be interviewed by Frankie and the audience expects, and has enjoyed her for her candor, quick wit, and sense of humor. She is the girlfriend you’ve never met!
Frankie started her career as an undergraduate at Morgan State University's WEAA FM station in Baltimore, where she was a station engineer for then talk show host Kweisi Mfume. After working her way up through the ranks; she moved on to become Music Director and Assistant Program Director in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina; before moving to Detroit in 1993. Frankie is the host of the award winning show, "the Mid-day Mix" and the public affairs show "Sunday Talk of the Town". Frankie is an author of two successful books, a lecturer, and a business woman.She has appeared on four magazine covers, featured in more than five hundred articles and publications, and can be found frequently appearing on both local and national television and radio programs discussing topics that matter to the community, especially issues that relate to the quality of life for women and children. Frankie is a major contributor of the YWCA Interim House a shelter for women of domestic violence. She has found a unique way to both inspire and empower her listeners and readers often with great humor. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters presented Frankie with an award and honorable mention for story of the year in 2009. Frankie has an established career with over 25 years of Radio Broadcasting experience.
Most recently, Frankie’s responsibilities included Clear Channel Premium Choice
Radio Broadcasting Network syndicated weekend radio show in 22 markets including:
Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, Memphis and Norfolk Virginia. Frankie Darcell’s
Executive Producer accomplishments include: Eve Enslers Vagina Monologues“;
produced and Directed Ntosake Shanges Off Broadway Play “For Colored Girls
Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf”; as well as “Miss
Metro Teen Pageant” which gifted $25,000 in scholarships to young women.
Frankie is a proud graduate of Morgan State University with a
Bachelors of Arts Degree in Telecommunications. She is also a member
of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Additionally she is the recipient of
several major industry awards, and recognitions from such dignitaries
as the Governor, Mayor, City Council, United States Congress and
the community. With all of those achievements her greatest joy and
reward is being a Mom to her teen-age daughter Phallon of which she
is also the Vice-President of the Parent Teachers Association.