Donnie Simpson ending retirement, returning to DC radio and TV airwaves

After a five-year hiatus, radio legend Donnie Simpson is returning to the airwaves in D.C.

Simpson is coming out of retirement and has signed a multi-year radio and television deal to host "The Donnie Simpson Show" on WMMJ MAJIC 102.3 and as the newest talent on the cable network TV One.

Simpson's radio show will be on the air from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting on August 17.

"Donnie is iconic. The D.C. market woke up to his voice for 30 years and we are thrilled to bring him out of retirement and behind a microphone again," said Jeff Wilson, senior regional vice president and general manager of Radio One-DC, in a statement. "MAJIC 102.3, The Real Sound of the DMV, will certainly be impacted by Donnie being reunited with his loyal listeners. His passion for music, industry relationships, interview style and charisma are a winning combination and we are glad to have him as a member of the Radio One family."

Simpson hosted "The Donnie Simpson Morning Show" on WPGC-FM for 17 years before retiring in 2010. He also worked as a disc jockey and program director at WRC-FM, now known as WKYS-FM.

"So here I am and I'm bubbling over with excitement to get back on radio after five years and thrilled that I'll be back on TV after more than 15," said Simpson. "It's been a great vacation, but it's time to go back to work and have some fun."