WANDA P began her radio career at AM 1360 WCGL,
Jacksonville, Florida, in February 1999 as a weekend announcer.
Over the years her radio and entertainment experiences have included being an assistant program director, co-owner of a digital R&B station (POD-FM), vice president of Gospel record label PEINC (pronounced ‘pink’) Gospel and much more! In addition, she’s had the opportunity to be heard in the Caribbean and in South Africa with a show she hosted ‘The Independent Showcase’.
Wanda P joined the staff of Hot 99.5 FM in October 2017 and produces THE RICKEY SMILEY MORNING SHOW. She simultaneously produces the DEDE IN THE MORNING show on Hot’s sister station, Power 106.1. Wanda P is the personality for Hot’s ‘Glory of Gospel’ show airing Monday-Friday, 5:00-6:00 am; and Sunday’s 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
In 2022, Wanda P was appointed as Hot 99.5 FM’s Music Director. Having a love of community and civic engagement, Wanda counts her participation in a few of the year’s events as some of her most important. She hosted the station’s first ‘Domestic Violence Discussion’, held in October 2022, and moderated two political forums ‘Your Voice-Your Vote: A Community, Safety and Civility Forum’ that featured candidates for Sheriff, City Council, State, and local representatives, ahead of the 2022 elections.
Wanda P received a 2021 EDDY AWARD for outstanding Radio, Media, and Digital Content Creators. In November 2022, she was honored with a Dr. Peppi Hendrix Award of Excellence by the Tampa Bay Gospel Awards.