About Ekin

With nonstop days on-air, on-screen, behind the camera and on the club scene, it is no wonder DJ Ekin’s star power is skyrocketing. The acclaimed Tampa-based DJ is well-known as one of the most connected, hardworking, and reliable on-air talents in the industry.
I had the pleasure of working with DJ Ekin for 5 years. He is a true professional and continually looks to better himself. He shows a true interest in the digital space, he’s great with Social Media and is masterful behind a mic and in front of crowds. His work ethic would make him valuable to any organization. Rusch Young

Digital Content Manager, Cox Media Group


A trailblazer and industry leader, DJ Ekin has been entertaining radio audiences for more than a decade. He’s well known as “The Most Connected DJ” around and maintains a contact list of the who’s who in hip hop to prove it. Beginning in Tampa as an on-air personality for iHeartMedia (WBTP 95.7 The Beat) and Cox Media Group (WPOI HOT 101.5 FM), Ekin’s ability to connect with audiences over the air waves established him as an influencer voice of the community. His influence extends beyond the Tampa Bay area and includes affiliations with brands like Budweiser, the NCAA, the NHL, Def Jam, Adidas, Heineken Light, Puma, and Live Nation.

Ekin recently shelved his Top 40 radio gig to refocus his attention to his first loves—hip hop, sports, and technology. You can hear him exploring all of those things and more on his recently launched podcast, Southern Hospitality. When asked “Why the name Southern Hospitality?” Ekin sums it up in one sentence; “…Because the south got something to say.”


Ekin is not just any other DJ; he is an all-around entertainment professional.  He parlays his influence and infectious energy to dominate every endeavor he touches, including the small screen. 

He is a much sought-after host and has appeared on BET, and the FOX Network.  Fresh off of the success of his MyPlace series that featured his witty and informative interviews with entertainers like Ice Cube, The Chainsmokers, DJ Khaled, T.I., 50 Cent and the rising Disney star Zendaya, you can be sure that there is so much more to come. Keep up with all the action on Youtube at DJEkinTV.


Ekin makes philanthropy a priority too.  He is the creator of i Care About Me, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond. As the Founder and Chairman of the Board Ekin acts as the driving force behind the nonprofit realizing that progress starts with the community; and his job is not only entertainment but a much greater responsibility which consists of giving back and showing the youth that they matter on every level. i Care About Me was created to inspire and motivate youth to care about themselves as individuals including: believing in themselves and their potential, expanding goal setting capacity, and increasing overall personal self-esteem and self-worth. You can find Ekin in local schools across the globe using his influence with celebrity friends in tow inspiring kids to make a positive impact on our world and encouraging them to take the i Care About Me Pledge.


Ekin says that the vision of his docuseries ASK (Absolute Street Knowledge) is “To create informative, engaging content that will make you want to learn more, hear more and keep coming back to seek inside knowledge of many industries and often the hidden secrets that fall within them. The plan is to go beyond the surface to find the interviews and stories from those who know their industries best.” More info on ASK is coming soon. Stay tuned!

What do you say about an individual that is passionate about his craft and is constantly striving to learn, get that edge, strive for excellence, and challenges himself and you to be the best, continuously raising the bar for both of you? You say that person is amazing. I’ve had the honor of working with Ekin across two companies and stations across 14 years. Tremendous team player and consummate professional with a personality and vibe that charges the room. He has a knack for having that ever-present finger on the pulse of his audience and his profession and he just doesn’t stop at success, he keeps pushing and going, His sky has no limits.Mike Oliviero

Director of Marketing & Promotions, Cox Media Group