Donnie Simpson has been called a trailblazer and a media legend. Over his career, which has spanned more than 40 years, he has entertained listeners from WJLB in Detroit to WKYS and WPCG in Washington, and on television as host of BET’s Video Soul, where he was considered one of the nation’s first video jockeys. In January 2010, after 30 years as DC's morning coffee, Donnie left radio. But on Aug. 17, 2015, he returned to host the afternoon drive at Majic 102.3, a Radio One station. While adored by millions, perhaps Simpson’s biggest fan is President Barack Obama. On the presidential campaign trail in 2008, Mr. Obama stopped to record and send a congratulatory video message to Simpson, citing the media giant for his great tenure in radio. Donnie Simpson’s consistent No. 1 ratings success and reputation have earned him “Icon” status among his peers, The White House, and his millions of fans worldwide. On Oct. 4, 2015, Donnie was inducted into the R&B Music Hall of Fame. He was the only non-musician to be inducted.