Born and raised in Motown, Cortney “BabyGirl” Hicks knew early on in life that her love of music would lead to a career in the entertainment industry. While attending Michigan State University she took an internship at a local radio station in 1994. Cortney’s natural delivery and ability to connect with listeners quickly provided an opportunity for her to join the full-time on air staff. Upon graduation in 1995, she relocated to Chicago and joined the WEJM staff as the new Midday Host. After a very successful three year run in Chicago, she was invited to return home to Detroit and serve as a part of the Morning Show team on WJLB from 1997-2000. Cortney’s love for Chicago took her back in 2001 to serve as Midday Host and to assist in launching WPWX. Through hard work and dedication, Cortney was soon promoted to the coveted Morning Show Host position in 2005 making her the first female in Chicago radio history to headline a Morning Show.
As the radio industry continued to change, Cortney identified the need to be in radio management as a means to further her career. In 2007 she relocated to Mobile, AL and joined the WBLX team as Assistant Program Director and Midday Host. Recently, Cortney expanded her media career to include TV as the entertainment reporter for the NBC affiliate in Mobile, AL.
Throughout the years Cortney has and continues to mentor many who have gone on to attain major success in the media industry. Known for her great celebrity interviews, community involvement and youth advocacy efforts, she is excited about serving as Midday Host on Kiss 105.9 in Detroit.