For the six years Porsche Foxx was Atlanta's queen of drive-time radio, her trademark slogan was, "Let your haters be your motivators."
It was repeated so often by the V-103 on-air personality every weekday during her four-hour show that it became a rallying cry and definer for both Foxx and her urban listenership – which consistently ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in the city during her reign.
But when Foxx was pulled over and arrested in December 2004 for driving under the influence and having marijuana in her possession, her descent was lightning quick. She was immediately replaced on-air, and by early February 2005, V-103 fired her. Near the end of the same month, her Atlanta home burned down.
Today, tears of resilience well up in her eyes as she relives the pain she endured over the last two years. "I went through more tragic things in 30 days than I think I have in 30 years," she says.
On July 9, Foxx makes her triumphant return to radio in the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. slot on WVEE-FM (103.3). During her time away, Foxx says her faith was renewed, even during the month she spent at a rehabilitation center as part of a sentence that also included 36 months of probation and 240 hours of community service. Ironically, it was her prior commitment to community service that had helped her create such a dedicated, familylike fan base.
But this time, Foxx needed help herself. And she got it from her own family's spiritual reserve, and also from within. "Not only did I rebuild my house, I rebuilt me."
When she appeared on the "Frank & Wanda Morning Show" recently to announce her return, an outpouring of love and support came in via calls to the station. "Thank you for those who supported me and for those who sat on the fence saying 'Eh, I don't know,'" Foxx says. "I've gotten some motivation from both sides of that. And not all of them are haters."
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