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Porsche Foxx has left Mix 87.7 after two-plus years

She promises she’ll be back on air elsewhere soon

Originally posted Thursday, December 13, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Porsche Foxx, veteran radio host, has left R&B station Mix 87.7 after two-plus years.

In 2016, Steve Hegwood, owner of Mix and Streetz 94.5, took a chance on Foxx, who had been off the air for nearly eight years since she left V-103. He started her in afternoons, then moved her to mornings a year ago. 

“It was time to move on,” she said in an exclusive interview. “I had an amazing journey and did some great work and helped bring awareness to the station.”

Hegwood didn’t respond to a text for comment but Foxx said she will be back on air soon. She said she couldn’t say where.

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“This is my passion,” she said. “Atlanta is my home. I’d be a fool to walk away from the support I have.”

The station was called Old School 87.7 when she joined in 2016 but it became Mix a year ago, with a more modern mix of R&B classics

The most likely new home for Foxx would be R&B station Kiss 104.1, which recently lost its afternoon host Sasha the Diva, who left to join a syndicated show.

Foxx - whose real name is Stephanie Calhoun - said she will continue her philanthropic work. She just gave away 250 bikes at Vine Station and will provide food and coats to homeless children at Southside High School. “I’m going to step up and show up and deliver,” she said. “That’s my thing.”
She made her mark in this town at V-103 for several years in the late 1990s and 2000s. 

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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