In 1995, she accepted an opportunity to join the WEJM staff as the new Midday host in Chicago, the 3rd largest radio market in the country. After a very successful three year run she returned home to Detroit and serve as Co-host for the legendary Mason & Company Morning Show on WJLB from 1997-2000.
Hicks then returned to Chicago in 2001 for Middays and assist in launching WPWX Power 92.1 FM. She was promoted to the coveted Morning Show host position in 2005 making her the first female jock in Chicago radio history to headline a morning show.
In 2007, Cortney relocated to Mobile, AL to join WBLX as Program Director and Midday Host. She was also picked up as the weekly entertainment and community affairs reporter for NBC 15. After a few years in these positions, Cortney made another career building move when she became the syndicated Midday Host at Radio One, Inc. for WMMJ in D.C. and WDMK in Detroit from 2010-2014.
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