Best Of 2013

Best Radio Resurrection

Erica Lee, WLOQ 102.5 FM

There’s only minor irony in the fact that one of Orlando’s harshest broadcast cackles would require the mannered Al Jarreau-isms of smooth jazz to bring her back to morning drive-time prominence. Erica Lee, who spent 19 years as the funnier half of Mix 105’s “Scott and Erica Show,” was unceremoniously given the boot in early 2010, allegedly for not reading an endorsement for Bright House (she loves Bright House now, she says, but at the time they were making her miss some of her beloved sports programming). Since early June, Lee has been creeping her way back into public consciousness on WLOQ 102.5 FM, filtering some of her signature girl-next-door bombast through old broadcast friends and guest hosts on “Wake Up With Erica.” Hilarity sometimes ensues when the smooth jazz passes.