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

Radio

A trailblazer and industry leader, DJ Ekin has been entertaining radio audiences for more than a decade. He’s widely known as “Tampa’s Most Connected DJ” 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 influential voice of the community. His influence extends beyond the Tampa Bay area and includes affiliations with brands like the NFL, NHL, the NCAA, Anheuser Busch / Bud Light, Disney, 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 podcast, Southern Hospitalitywith co-host Brittany Gonzalez. When asked “Why the name Southern Hospitality?” Ekin sums it up in one sentence: “… Because the south’s got something to say.”

TV

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, ESPN, and the FOX Network. In addition, DJ Ekin actively creates his own content for DJEkinTV, taking people behind the scenes of the industry, highlighting the local community, and showcasing one-on-one interviews with today’s most popular entertainers.

Philantropy

Ekin is the creator of i Care About Me (iCAM,) 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. iCAM 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. The newly launched Hip Hop Study Hall outreach program is an example of Ekin in action. The program utilizes the exploration of careers in the Hip Hop industry to inspire middle and high school youth to achieve their own personal, educational and career goals. 

Interested in bringing Hip Hop Study Hall to your youth group? Email DJ Ekin.

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