Russ Parr’s career has evolved from stand-up comedian, to recording artist, to filmmaker, to top-rated, nationally syndicated radio host, heard across America. Russ landed his own morning show on 1580 KDAY, the first 24-hour, all hip hop station in the country. He used his platform on the airwaves to address gang violence and used the station studios and airwaves to provide gang intervention. He realized that urban radio not only needed to be funny and uplifting, but it also had a responsibility to the black community to be informative. Russ was later offered the position as morning show host at 93.9 WKYS in Washington, DC. Two years later, the nationally syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show was born and has been syndicated for nearly two decades.